I struck up a conversation about my dog’s limping with the very helpful person behind the counter, and walked away with a bevy of good information. The collection of adorable collars, mats, and an awe-inspiring display of canine cookies (or “ruffins” instead of muffins!) will surely serve up something to take home to Fido.
It’s not in the center of town–the historic mansion sits like a secret find in the western part of town over by Marquette University–but I found the friendly service and comfortable rooms well worth going out of my way. Playing fetch with the resident pooch, a wonderful breakfast, high tea, and a delightfully deep bathtub made my stay just about perfect.