The Stagecoach Pub is located on the first floor of the Inn and serves as a
welcoming area for guests as well as the breakfast room in the morning. During
the evenings, the Pub is a pleasant gathering place where guests can enjoy wine
from the Cedar Creek Winery and other house specialty drinks.
Beerntsen's is now a third generation business in scenic, historic downtown Manitowoc. Through Joseph Beerntsen's dream, determination,
and his family's backing, came the birth of Beerntsen's Candies and many family traditions, which are still being used today to conduct
business in the grand Beerntsen style. Prior to moving to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in 1932 Joe Beerntsen had been involved in candy making
in Green Bay, Chicago, and Milwaukee. He served a four year apprenticeship with the Brenner Candy Company in Green Bay from 1905-1909,
and then moved to Chicago. In Chicago he worked with the Brach and Bunte candy companies prior to buying his own store,
called "The Sweet Shop." In 1922 he moved to Milwaukee and opened "Joe Beerntsen's Candies." Five years later in 1927, he went
on to become the first manager at the Boston Store's candy department in Milwaukee, WI.
In 1932, Joe Beerntsen settled in Manitowoc and opened "Beerntsen's Candies" at its present location. He operated the store until
his retirement in 1958, when he sold the store to his son Richard, (Dick) Beerntsen. Richard and his wife, Ione, operated the
store until late 1983, when their son, Tom, returned to Manitowoc to continue the Beerntsen candy tradition with his wife Penny.
In June of 1984, a second Beerntsen's store was opened in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The Cedarburg store is managed by
Diane Beerntsen Roidt, Tom's sister. The Cedarburg store handles nearly all the candy items available in our Manitowoc
location but does not serve or sell ice cream.
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