Welcome to our beautiful 1898 Victorian inn, locally known as the Joseph Fugina House

This home has been lovingly restored to its former beauty for you to enjoy as a relaxing stay in historic Fountain City. All the original woodwork and hardwood floors remain. One of the best features of the Joseph Fugina House would have to be the amazing views of the mighty Mississippi River!

Our main floor features a grand entryway and a large living room that is open to all of our guests.  On the second floor you’ll find a full kitchen, dining area, laundry, attached deck, and the three suites available for rent (each with private bathroom). Flat screen TV’s in each living room and all suites!  Scenic views from nearly every room in the house!

All suites offer luxurious bed linens and down comforters atop of the most comfortable Therapeutic semi-firm mattresses. Each suite is also supplied with bath linens, sample size shampoo/conditioners, soap and make-up wipes. Coffee cart with Keurig coffee maker and coffee cups supplied in each suite.

Additional Perks:

  • Outdoor patio & gas grill
  • Laundry (washer/dryer)
  • Full kitchen stocked with dinner & cookware
  • Free wi-fi
  • HD TVs – Streaming Ready

This home can be rented in its entirety too! Enjoy the run of the whole house! This home is an excellent choice for couple retreats, ladies or men groups, hosting events and special occasions, birthdays, holiday get-togethers, bridal showers, work events and more. This home is also wonderful for companies to rent for their out of town business associates/executives and extended stay needs. Please contact us for rates and availability.

Please Note:

  • If there are any special requests that will help make your stay more enjoyable, please ask! We are happy to try to accommodate all requests if they are within reason.
  • We generally cannot accommodate walk-in guests without reservations. Please book in advance, and call or text if you need anything.
  • This property is not handicapped accessible. Guests must walk up stairs from the road, and all bedrooms are located on the upper level of the home.

Historical Landmark Victorian Home with Panoramic Mississippi River Views!

Situated at the end of downtown Fountain City, Wisconsin on Great River Road, the 1898 Joseph Fugina House is a charming destination completely (and beautifully) restored with modern conveniences. As you enter the home, the grand entryway will escort you back in time.

The look and feel of this elegantly updated home brings you a sense of tranquil serenity. The living room has comfortable seating with natural light…a perfect spot to read, converse, and play games with family while enjoying panoramic Mississippi River views!

Each second-floor bedroom has its own private bathroom, in-room Keurig coffee maker, fast Wi-Fi, and streaming ready TV. The front King Suite features a king bed, seating area, bay windows with cozy window seat, yet more grand views of the Mississippi River, and a tranquil blue (private access) bathroom with shower/tub combination is just down the hall. A second King Suite boasts a king bed framed by windows, with an in-room shower, en-suite bathroom, and sitting area. The last suite features an elegant with four-poster queen bed, en-suite bathroom, full sized closet, and a cozy sitting area which also overlooks the river.

The curved front porch and patios make for easy evening conversation and even more enjoyment of the views of the Mississippi, bluffs, and surrounding area. Two suites upstairs also have access to a charming river-facing second story balcony. Such serenity, you’ll never want to leave!

The kitchen is completely updated with modern appliances and a dining area. The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary cooking basics (pots, pans, etc.) as well as table service for six. With all the windows, you’ll love how comfortable you’ll feel. A stackable washer/dryer and super-fast Wifi for multiple streaming/video calls is available for your convenience, just in case you need to check in with the office.

You will want to fully immerse yourself in the local culture at the Joseph Fugina House. When staying, you will also have access to the backyard deck and propane grill so you’ll really feel at home!

Railroad enthusiasts will love this historic railway town, and guests should note that there may be periodic track noise. Watercraft (small and large) are often seen from the home. Look out the window at fishing boats, jet-ski’s, and even large cargo barges – such a cool sight! Small town charm and a host of coffee shops, galleries and tasty eateries are just a few of the gems you’ll find downtown.

This historic home offers limited street parking on Great River Road. While there is no driveway or “parking-lot”, parking is always abundant for our guests. Fountain City has a great “small town” feel, where it’s possible to walk to bars, restaurants, coffee, and our convenience store; although venturing into Winona, Minnesota (6 miles south) or beyond does require a car.

Distances: La Crosse, WI (45 min); Wabasha, MN (45 min); Rochester, MN (1 hr); Eau Claire, Tomah, Black River Falls, WI (1 hr); Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN (2 hr); Madison, WI (2.5 hr); Milwaukee, WI, Rockford, IL (4 hr); Chicago, IL (5.5 hr).

While Fountain City is walkable and has some great food options, Winona is the nearest location for shopping, groceries (Target, Walmart, Hy-Vee, Aldi, etc.) and is only 10 minutes away.

Bluffs and other hiking/biking options abound! Watch overhead for soaring/nesting eagles! Merrick State Park is only 5 miles north for amazing opportunities to explore the river, canoe/kayak, picnic, experience wildlife, etc.

Fountain City has a great “small town” feel, where it’s possible to walk to bars, restaurants, coffee, and our convenience store. We are located right on the Great River Road. Surrounding homes are residential, with small businesses located right up the road in the Downtown area. Trains are frequently seen right in front of the house, as well as watercraft on the river – everything from boats and jet-skis, to large barges and old-time riverboat cruises!

Fountain City does have a large boat launch area if you’d like to explore the river, as well as a nice city park just down the road.

Located on the Great River Road, noise from the street and the rattle of passing trains may be heard in the home. Noise levels are generally low, but extremely light sleepers should consider the noise potential before booking. (Also, white noise machines are available in each suite for your comfort!)