Welcome to the Brisbane House

Top rated vacation home in Arena, WI

Celebrate friends, family, and your story.
Beautifully restored for you to fully experience.

The Brisbane House is a rare treat! It’s a charming place listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, noteworthy for two reasons. First, it was built in 1868, in a distinctively tall and skinny form, its stone carved from the nearby bluff. Second, the man who built it was William Henry Brisbane, an ardent abolitionist from the deep south. Our award-winning restoration incorporates modern comforts and sensitive contemporary design so you can experience Brisbane House for yourself—it can accommodate up to ten of you. The home is also a warm, beautiful showcase for art by internationally-known Black artists. Come and stay in any season. Let Dr. Brisbane’s vision and courage inspire you!

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Restful comfort, historic details, extraordinary style.

Nestled in the picturesque Wisconsin River Valley, surrounded by lush greenery and serene surroundings, this sprawling 18-acre property boasts a beautifully restored historic house, complete with a relaxing screen porch and five cozy bedrooms. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful winter retreat or a fun-filled summer getaway, this delightful property offers the perfect escape for any time of year.