Crystal River Inn is an 1853 farmstead turned Bed & Breakfast 30 years ago.  We are located in the quaint and historic village of Rural just minutes from Waupaca and the Chain of Lakes. The Inn sits on the banks of the Crystal River with the river peacefully flowing and winding throughout the village.

All six of the Inn’s guest rooms have antique furnishings, a view of the river and/or woods, and a nook for reading or visiting. Guest rooms include private baths and most rooms include a fireplace. Two first floor rooms each have a private entrance and a double whirlpool tub.  We welcome children and dogs in any of our three cottages: Little House on the Prairie (Sleeps 6), The Granary (Sleeps 6) or The Coop (Sleeps 2).

Guests are invited to wander the 11.5 acres of the property which is a certified Wildlife Habitat.  You’ll see an abundance of wildlife, short and tall grass prairies, walking paths through native plant gardens and woods, a mowed Labyrinth, historic barns and an Artisan well.

We are Travel Green Wisconsin certified and brew only organic, fair traded coffee and teas.  We serve fresh vegetables and fruit from our garden and organic farm fresh eggs, bacon and maple syrup.   You’ll find surprisingly flavorful wild berry jams and jellies on our homemade breads.  We’re pleased to cater to special diets, i.e. gluten free and vegetarian. The multi-course breakfast is served in our dining room which overlooks the Crystal River.

Paul and Shayna Cappelle, along with their children Riley and Vivian, are the innkeepers of the Crystal River Inn.  Our beloved dog, Sophie, will surely greet you upon arrival.  The Cappelle family became the Innkeepers in February of 2018; however, they have a long history with the Crystal River Inn.  Learn more about our story! Click Here

This is a delightful destination! There are so many ways to enjoy nature: Hartman Creek State Park and Rustic roads for biking and hiking and the Chain O’Lakes for boating, kayaking/canoeing and swimming. The Waupaca area has many shops and excellent restaurants. In the Inn and grounds you’ll find cozy places to sit and read or just be.

You may purchase gift certificates online – see “Reservations” or give us a call.

Crystal River Inn Brochure

We welcome you to feel at home and create memories of an unforgettable experience!

~ Paul, Shayna, Riley, Vivian and Sophie ~

~ inspected ~ licensed ~ insured ~