Welcome to the new Norman General Store. Currently, we are making the cottage – also known as the summer kitchen – available for rentals, either short-term or extended stay.

The Cottage built in 1888, updated in 1995 and 2017, is a cozy building in the garden area of the General Store property. Furnished with antique charm, it features a sitting area, 2 bedrooms – 1 King and 1 Full sized beds, full kitchen and pantry, full bath with a claw foot tub-shower, and air conditioner. Beautiful wood antique radio, that works, with Direct HD TV with over 200 channels. We plan to open store spring 2018.


History of the Norman General Store
Norman was settled by immigrants from Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. Like millions of europeans in the 19th century, most of the Czechs that came here hoped to own more farmland and make a better life for their families than they could in crowded Bohemia.

The first Czechs arrived here in the 1850s and one named Simon Pelnar bought a large farm in 1856. In 1869 his son Joseph and his wife Mary inherited the 40 acres where the Norman General Store sits today. . By 1876 Joseph had a “hotel and saloon” on this spot. Joseph and his brothers owned so much of the land around Norman that it was informally called “Pelnarsville” as late as 1905. The summer kitchen guest house behind the Norman General Store was built by the Pelnars in the 1880’s.

In 1890, Mary sold the property to John Riha, whose family owned several farms near Norman. In 1904 the Rihas built a new house adjascent to the 1870s General Store. These are the buildings that make up the Norman General Store and Bed & Breakfast today. the store building came from another location west of Norman, and it is 20 years older than the house. The summer kitchen was relocated to another community in the 1950s, and the General Store closed in 1968.

In 1988 Jerry and Ann Sinkula bought the property. In 1992 they moved the summer kitchen back to Norman and began to restore all of the buildings. The Bed & Breakfast opened in 1996, and the General Store in 1998.

In the Fall of 2016, Gary and Denene Eagleton purchased the property. We moved here from Florida because we fell in love this place and were tired of the heat and humidity. The current plan is to rent cottage and open the store spring 2018. There is not any immediate  plan to open the B & B.

Area Attractions

Whether you’re seeking an escape from the city, a romantic getaway, a home base for exploring, or a chance to discover Wisconsin’s heritage, we hope you will make the Norman General Store and Bed and Breakfast the center of your experience.

You’ll find as much (or as little) to do as you like in and around Norman! For example, you can:

  • Fish Lake Michigan trout and salmon, or drop a line in the nearby East Twin River. Sit on our beautiful sand beaches and watch the waves or swim.
  • Bike or hike through the country-side on the Ice Age and Ahnapee Trails.
  • Golf at one of three nearby courses.
  • Visit agricultural festivals and ethnic events – throughout northeastern Wisconsin – Norman is an ideal place to base yourself if you plan to explore multiple sites throught the region.
  • Winter Fun – Bring your snowmobile. Access to the state snowmobile trails is located adjacent to us.
  • Just Explore – Green Bay, the Fox Cities, Door County, and Manitowoc are all less than one hour from Norman. Of course, we can’t list everything; if your favorite activity isn’t on this list, just let us know and we’ll find it for you.
  • Get more info at VisitKewauneeCounty.com


Summer Kitchen Cottage Nightly Rates with 1 – 2 persons

Please Note:  There is a 2 night minimum.

$125.00          Week days

$155.00         Weekends

$185               Per night on Packers home games

$ 160.00      Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year

$15.00          Each, Additional Person

$15.00         Cleaning fee

Discounts available for stays over 6 nights.

To make reservations with credit card go to www.airbnb.com

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Norman General Store
E3296 Hwy G
Kewaunee, WI 54216


Phone (920) 234-5594

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