The village of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin has seen a lot of changes throughout its history, but nothing is quite as remarkable as the story of a hotel that managed to completely change its appearance and function over the decades. This hotel began as Balsam Lake Motel, which served guests and visitors of the area for some time. Eventually, the Balsam Lake Motel was converted into a rooming house, in which locals and travelers alike could rent rooms nightly or on a weekly basis.
In 2022, two real estate investors decided to bring the building back to its former glory and turn it into a hotel once again. This ambitious project was undertaken in the hopes that it could bring more revenue to the village of Balsam Lake and help to revitalize the economy of the area.
The renovation project was a success and the former rooming house is now a restored and modernized hotel. This process included meticulously restoring the building’s original interior, while also updating its features and amenities to provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay for guests. Now, the once-neglected Balsam Lake Motel is a fully operating hotel and visitors from near and far are able to pay a visit and stay the night in the hotel’s newly refurbished rooms.