A Southwestern Wisconsin Tradition where the Wisconsin River joins the mighty Mississippi in a majestic meeting. Where towering bluffs, beautiful waterways and fascinating history all converge in an area as breathtaking in natural beauty as it is diverse in recreational activities. The Brisbois Motor Inn is named after the famous fur trader, Michel Brisbois, a French-Canadian voyageur who came to Prairie du Chien in 1781 to attend the fur-trading rendezvous held in the spring and fall of each year. Originally Brisbois came to trade furs for the Hudson Bay Trading Company, but ended up making his home in Prairie du Chien where he became a baker. Because of the instability of government currency, Brisbois seized upon an opportunity and his bread soon became a primary currency of exchange within the community. The beaver in the Brisbois Motor Inn logo symbolizes the primary fur trapped during this era. The Brisbois Motor Inn is an established lodging tradition, offering comfort and service in the great Mississippi River Valley. As second generation family innkeepers, the Frydenlunds have been serving vacationers and modern-day voyagers for over 50 years.