The Rochester Inn, A Historic Hotel

504 Water Street , Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085-1455 USA (Show map)

About

Welcome to The Rochester Inn, a historic hotel located in downtown Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. We invite you to experience the thoughtful appointments of a bed and breakfast inn, with the privacy and amenities of a hotel. Located just one mile from Kohler, five miles from Sheboygan, and fifteen miles from Elkhart Lake, our inn is the ideal place to enjoy all that Sheboygan County has to offer. The Rochester Inn features private baths, Kohler whirlpools, and in-room breakfast service. For those seeking a romantic getaway, you will find The Rochester Inn to be the perfect place to relax and reconnect. Our six guest rooms have a classic and timeless style, and our signature two-story suites are both spacious and cozy. We are located within the Cole Historic District of Sheboygan Falls. You'll love discovering our "Main Street" community with meticulously renovated city blocks, quaint shops, and a selection of restaurants within walking distance from the inn. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming Village of Kohler, indulge in an incredible array of fine dining options, book an appointment at the Kohler Waters Spa, or golf one of the championship courses. For more information please visit rochesterinn.com or call 866.467.3122. We look forward to your visit!

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Long time satisfied guest

4.8 on July 29, 2017

Found the Rochester Inn almost 20 years ago on a business trip. It has remained my favorite B&B of all time. The original owner was wonderful, and the new owners have kept up the service level. The breakfast I had the last visit was fantastic. The hostess, Audrey, did an outstanding job for my short stay. The only drawback is that, during the summer & being so close to the Kohler golf courses, it may difficult to book a reservation!


Gem of a place

4.4 on July 23, 2017

This historic inn has new, attentive owners and great hospitality!


Great overnight stay

5 on July 21, 2017

I stayed in the Garden Room for one night for business at Kohler. Exceptional communication and welcome by the owner. The room was larger than expected, actually a suite. Clean, comfortable bed with great linens. Only a few minutes drive to Kohler and 10 minutes to Sheboygan. Wish I could have stayed longer.


Exceptional, Romantic Getaway

5 on July 16, 2017

We stayed at The Rochester Inn while celebrating our 15th anniversary. The weekend was special to us and we could not have chosen a better location to celebrate this special occasion! The owners treated us with extreme kindness and respect, our suite was not only romantic, but extremely clean (in fact, the cleanest we have ever experienced away from home), and our delicious hot breakfast was delivered to our suite on a beautiful breakfast tray right on time. I also want to mention our bed was extremely comfortable with butter soft sheets, we loved the elegant two story suite, and the suite offered a romantic two-person tub. We are grateful to The Rochester Inn for the memories we have of our stay. We highly recommend staying at The Rochester Inn!!


Advertising got us here; service will keep us coming back

5 on July 06, 2017

We stayed several nights and found the comfort and friendliness of our visit very pleasant. Although advertising brought us to this Inn, the outstanding service will bring us back and has caused us to recommend it to other regular Kohler visitors.


Relaxing getaway

5 on June 01, 2017

Had a wonderful weekend escape from Chicago. Breakfast was the absolute highlight, and dining on the patio was such a nice way to start the day. Also loved that our pup was allowed to stay. Will definitely return soon.


An Unexpected Delight

5 on March 20, 2017

I made a reservation at this bed and breakfast after an internet search for B&B's near Koehler, WI. Being from Illinois, we were looking for a little weekend getaway in a quaint town in Wisconsin a few hours away for a birthday celebration. We had no pre-conceived notions going up to this property except for a Victorian vibe with a breakfast and private bathroom and cleanliness. The Rochester Inn delivered big! They hit it out of the park. The two-story suite we had was quaint with nice touches: keurig coffee maker, basket of assorted k-cup selections to choose from, wet bar, televisions upstairs and downstairs, a bookshelf with lots of books to peruse, DVDs in a glass cabinet in the hallway, large jetted tub that comfortably fit my almost 6 ft. frame, and my partner's 6'5" frame, aromatic bath salts, lots of towels, and a comfortable four poster queen bed. The service was exceptional. The proprietor delivered our breakfast to our room and it was phenomenal. There was a crock of herbed eggs with Canadian bacon on the bottom, fresh fruit assortment, a flaky croissant with a yummy apple cinnamon jam, and orange juice. I think something else was included, but I can't remember. We were extremely pleased with this unexpected B&B choice and highly recommend it for any couple's getaway or a treat yourself weekend! Enjoy!


Quaint and quiet

5 on March 17, 2017

We had such a wonderful stay!! The innkeepers were so accommodating to our needs!! The breakfast was amazing and the rooms were clean and relaxing!!! Highly highly recommend!!!


Very nice place, but some details to work on

4.0 on February 03, 2017

We were a couple celebrating an anniversary. We had Room 4 - a two-level suite. The room was beautifully-decorated and spotless. The bed was comfortable. The hot tub fit two very nicely. We brought along a couple of classic romantic movies to watch to help us relax and cuddle, but there was no remote for the DVD player, Further, the universal remote for the TV generally didn't respond. I will award goodwill points for the owners who came from off-site to solve this issue. But the irritation and lost time put a damper on our getaway. Later, we found that we were not able to turn on the hot water knob for the hot tub (apparently last turned off by a person with a vise-like grip), thus we had to fill it by running the shower. We couldn't replenish the water except by running the shower. We weren't going to bother the owners again, but this was a disappointment. The breakfast of almond-encrusted french toast, sausage, much fresh fruit, and O.J. was outstanding! It would be nice if there was a table that sat two in the suite. But this isn't practical given the lay-out and space limitations. We mentioned all of the above (good and needs improvement) to the male owner, who mentioned that he and his wife bought the Inn recently and were still learning about the maintenance and other aspects. I'm confident that our experience was an aberration and that the new owners will address these details. I'll give this Inn another stay in the future.


cozy and inviting

4.0 on January 19, 2017

The staff was beyond helpful, the room was great with awesome Keurig selections. the only "complaint" I would say is wishing the breakfast was hot, I did have to warm up parts of it but that could be a personal preference

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review! We take great pride in the quality of our breakfast service, and I very much appreciate your note about the breakfast temperature. We will absolutely address. We hope to see you back at the Rochester Inn soon!

- Kelly York, Owner/Innkeeper (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Signature Two-Story Suites

Our elegant two-story suites are located upstairs. The first-floor sitting room is appointed with wool bordered carpets, fine and antique wood furnishings, flat-screen TV, and a wet bar. You’ll find a private staircase leading to the bedroom with attached bathroom. Relax in the queen-sized four-poster bed, enjoy a second flat-screen TV, and indulge in the Kohler whirlpool bath that’s designed for two…truly a luxurious experience!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $185

Garden Suite

Our two-room garden suite is located on the first floor of the inn. Linger over breakfast delivered to your room at the table for two located in the sitting room, overlooking the lovely courtyard garden. Fine heirloom furniture and Waverly fabrics complete the experience. This suite features a queen-sized four-poster bed and attached bathroom with hand-held shower and standard bathtub. Enjoy the privacy of a separate entrance through our courtyard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $145

Standard Guest Room

This guest room is located on the first floor and is perfect for those desiring the same amenities of our larger suites in a smaller space. This guest room features a queen-sized four-poster bed and attached bathroom with Kohler single whirlpool bath and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $80 - $135

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Location

Location Type

The Rochester Inn is located just 10 minutes away from the shores of Lake Michigan in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, just one hour from Milwaukee and Green Bay, and less than three hours from Chicago., Downtown, Small town

Airport

Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) 62 miles

Directions to property:

I-43 to Exit 123, Turn on to WI-28 West. Drive 2 miles and turn right onto Broadway Street. Drive .9 mile and turn right, at stop sign, onto Monroe Street. Drive .1 mile, over Sheboygan River bridge, and Inn will be on right side. Drive past Inn and parking lot is located on back side of Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Kohler (Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run Golf), The Bull Golf Course, Road America, Biking and Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Snow shoeing, Boutique Shopping, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Movie library, Parking , Herbal Soaps and Bath Grains, Fine Linens and Towels, In-room Full Breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Boutique Shopping, Championship Golfing, Antique Shopping, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: There is a two night minimum surrounding Saturday evenings June 1 - October 31st
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: The Rochester Inn does not normally require an advance deposit upon making a reservation. However, at the discretion of the innkeeper, deposits may be required for special events or multiple room bookings. A major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) is required to secure your reservation. Your balance will be due at check-out.
  • Cancellations: Each guest reservation is important to us at The Rochester Inn. We are a small inn, and cancellations affect us greatly. In the event that your travel plans change, a $30 fee will be assessed if cancelled at least 14 days prior to the date of your reservation. If less than 14 days notice is provided, you will be charged for one evening’s stay if we are unable to rebook your room. If we are able to re-book your room, only the $30 fee will be assessed. In the event that an advance deposit was required at the time of reservation and a cancellation is requested, all deposits are non-refundable unless we are able to rebook your room. If we are able to rebook your room, only the $30 fee will be assessed. We understand that cancellations may be beyond your control. For this reason we recommend purchasing travel insurance for your peace of mind. You can purchase travel insurance here through iTravelInsured.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ray and Kelly York

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30 - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Garden - weather permitting, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian gluten-free, vegan


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