And whenever we think about candy, we can’t help but think about bounding off to the great Wisconsin wilderness, having drinks on a rooftop and sleeping in an old factory.
At least in this case.
That’s because The Charmant Hotel recently transformed an old candy factory into a prime reason to visit La Crosse, Wisconsin. As if you needed another reason.
But seriously, folks. La Crosse. Nice place. Especially when fall color tours are beckoning. It’s just been kind of lacking in the hospitality that only a 67-room boutique hotel with a French-tinged restaurant and a rooftop terrace with its own wood-fired pizza oven can provide. So take one 1898 building that once housed the Joseph B. Funke Candy Company—and voilà. You’re in business.
When you arrive, pooped from looking at autumn foliage, you’ll be proffered a bit of luxury chocolate. Nice. You’ll be escorted to your room, which we can only hope will be the Grand Salle. That’s the one with all the bells and whistles: rain forest shower, 48-inch television and 300-square-foot wraparound balcony.
You now know how a candy magnate lives.