“The Kohlbeck Home”
At the time this home was built, the wage at Algoma Paneling Company (now Algoma Hardwoods) was
$6 per week. The year was 1910, and Joseph and Helene “Schulte” Kohlbeck were the builders of this
unique Victorian that would be the home to many throughout the years.
Joe was a local clothier who helped develop Kolhbeck Clothing Store and Helene had been a world-
traveler, dandelion wine maker and woman beyond her day. Helene married Joe when she was 43 years
When Joe passed, to help make ends meet, Helene took in women boarders from the Door-Kewaunee
Teacher’s College which is now the Algoma Library.
“Tia and Scott Bellisle”
Scott and I were lured to Algoma by this beautiful home with a career change in mind. I grew up in Door
County, became a hairdresser and public speaker, but then a debilitating ankle injury forced a new path to
Shortly after opening the Inn in 2008 I underwent ankle replacement surgery and the Inn was closed
during the 8 month rehabilitation. After 5 surgeries in 3 1/2 years, and with tremendous help and support
from Scott, I was finally able to return to my passion, working with people, and Scott was able to continue
as a mail carrier with his walking route in Green Bay.
“The Belle Isle Inn”
Sharing our home with guests has become an amazing way of life for us, one we hope to continue far into
the future. As Innkeepers, creating an incredible and unique B&B experience for all our guests is the key
to our wonderful guest reviews. We want you to enjoy our “Belle Isle Inn” as much as we do!