GERONIMO HOSPITALITY GROUP ACQUIRES RED CIRCLE INN, WISCONSIN’S OLDEST RESTAURANT

Iconic Pabst family supper club will join Geronimo’s growing collection of award-winning brands

BELOIT, WI (September 20, 2022) – Geronimo Hospitality Group, owner and operator of upscale boutique hotels, eateries, clubs and entertainment facilities, has announced the addition of the historic Red Circle Inn (Nashota, WI) to its collection of award-winning, original brands. Founded in 1848, Red Circle Inn is Wisconsin’s oldest restaurant.



Formerly owned by Frederick Pabst of brewery fame and later by Aat Groenevelt the owner and founder of Provimi Veal, Red Circle Inn has long been known for its high-quality menu items, like hand cut steaks, fresh seafood and delectable desserts, along with an award-winning wine list. Guests can even belly up to the original Pabst bar, built in 1889.


The restaurant boasts several private event spaces for groups with up to 240 guests, making it a popular Lake Country venue for celebratory events, corporate gatherings and weddings.


Geronimo will continue to operate Red Circle Inn as a restaurant and event venue, with plans to make interior and exterior improvements throughout. Updated décor and furnishings will pay tribute to Red Circle Inn’s storied past, infused with modern amenities and Geronimo’s signature twist on hospitality.


“We couldn’t be more excited to add Red Circle Inn to our collection of hospitality brands. It’s a special place with a great story and incredible staff,” said Jeff Whiteman, chief operating officer at Geronimo Hospitality Group, “We’re proud to usher in a new era for Red Circle Inn, honoring its history and paving the way for all that’s to come.”


“We’re proud to usher in a new era for Red Circle Inn, honoring its history and paving the way for all that’s to come.”

Norm Eckstaedt, Red Circle Inn’s most recent owner adds, “Martha and I have been very blessed to be the caretakers of The Inn for the past 29 years. The events, the guests and the staff are all most memorable but the relationships and friendships that have been built over these many years are priceless and will endure forever. We are both looking forward to the next exciting chapter that Geronimo Hospitality will write. One that will embrace the history while providing an excellent product with gracious Lake Country Hospitality.”


Geronimo Hospitality Group will close the dining room at Red Circle Inn temporarily for improvements, reopening later this fall. The event venue will remain open for private events during the refresh.


Geronimo Hospitality Group owns and operates The Delafield Hotel, I.d., Blue Collar Coffee and be FITNESS in nearby Delafield, Wisconsin, along with hospitality brands in Beloit, Wisconsin, Indianapolis and Boise, Idaho.


To learn more about Red Circle Inn, visit www.redcircleinn.com. For more information about Geronimo Hospitality Group, check out www.geronimohospitalitygroup.com.


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About Geronimo Hospitality Group

Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, Geronimo Hospitality Group owns and operates a growing collection of award-winning, upscale boutique hotels, eateries, clubs and co-working spaces. Committed to providing memorable experiences through its genuine service and original brands, Geronimo properties are distinguished as destinations of choice for locals and travelers in the cities they operate. For more information, visit: www.geronimohospitalitygroup.com.