"Czech Blahnik's new world" Algoma by beanie777

Algoma Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 20 photos

The little town where they began

The Blahnik's settled here in Algoma , WI after immigrating from the Czech Republic. While here we stayed at a small hotel called the Algoma Beach Hotel. A very small hotel located on Lake Michigan. Beautiful views of the lake from our room. Great service. While here, we visited various areas and spent time with the Dorothy. It was wonderful to get to know her and perhaps, one day, Mum can see all the genealogy information her husband had collected over the years. It was nice to hear about the land set aside for Blahnik Park. Great little town with small town shopping.

The Flying Pig

You've got to go here! Great little shoppe.. garden sculptures, garden centre, eclectic gifts, and THE BEST COFFEE!!!

vonStiehl Winery

We made a point to stop at the local winery. the Von Stiehl Winery has been around for 40 years. It is the only winery that I know of that wraps their bottles of Cherry wine in a cast. "von Stiehl still "wraps" some bottles in their distinctive white casts, a brainstorm of Dr. Stiehl who wanted to protect his newly made wines from heat and light while it aged. Wrapping the bottles in white casts, much like he would wrap a broken limb in his medical practice, gave von Stiehl wines a very unique look." (von Stiehl winery website http://www.tourworx.com/vrtours/vonStiehl/slide.html)
Gives the bottles quite a unique look!
Loved the winery and definitely will go again... left a little lighter in the wallet from there :)

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  • Pros:Wonderful small town
  • In a nutshell:Great town where the Blahnik's started their new world life. :)
  • Last visit to Algoma: Aug 2007
  • Intro Written Dec 12, 2010
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