Honeybee Inn Bed & Breakfast

611 E. Walnut Street , Horicon, WI 53032 USA (Show map)


Immerse yourself in our beautiful 110 year old, historic inn. We are the perfect location for romantic getaways, birding adventures, wedding nights, anniversaries, or business stays. Old world charm with modern amenities, located 9 blocks from the famous Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy a sumptuous, three course breakfast. Relax at one of our six roaring fireplaces. Pamper yourself in a whirlpool tub for two. Personal attention no hotel can offer. Modern, private bathrooms, luxury linens, hair dryers, spa robes, TV/VCR/CD players, high speed internet, afternoon refreshments. WE ARE NOW OFFERING MASSAGES IN OUR PRIVATE MASSAGE ROOM. OUR THERAPIST SPECIALIZES IN DEEP TISSUE OR TOTAL RELAXATION. SEE OUR WEB SITE FOR PRICES AND DETAILS.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Beautiful Home

4.6 on February 03, 2016

My wife has become increasingly less likely to stay at hotels because of a few bad experiences, and was skeptical about a bed and breakfast. From the moment she walk in the door, she was sold. Because of a gracious host and beautifully kept place we will be back. It is amazing all the little details that Barb has instilled in her bed and breakfast. Thank You, Doug and Nina

First Time visit to a Bed and Breakfast Inn

5 on September 13, 2015

Our first visit could not have been better. Rooms immaculate, food was spectacular, and service was perfect. Barb gave us our space and check with us while we were eating and made sure we knew that there was a buzzer if we ever needed anything. We have no complaints and Ron suggest we plan another visit maybe in the spring to Honeybee Inn along with the wonderful pantoon boat tours of the marsh. Their website photos of our room represented the room.

The HoneyBee Inn has all the datails covered!

5 on September 11, 2015

Loved everything from the handmade chocolate covered strawberries that we specially ordered to the luxurious bed! Horizon Marsh has much to explore and discover and this is the perfect home base for that.

We will be back! Super experience!

5 on July 21, 2015

Loved every minute of our stay. The rooms were comfortable, very clean and the breakfast was great! Had a massage (the best ever!). We will be back!

Wonderful Stay at the Honeybee Inn B&B

5 on July 09, 2015

The Honeybee Inn B&B is a charming, well-maintained, and tastefully decorated home. Barb, one of the innkeepers, greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour, along with an offer to assist in suggestions for dinner. She had baked chocolate chip cookies for us to enjoy that evening, as well, and two delicious chocolates were on our bedside table at check-in. The common rooms consisted of a comfortably furnished parlor, a dining room with 2 tables for 4, and 2 screened-in porches. A second parlor was used for massages and had a heavy velvet curtain that could be drawn across the entrance for privacy. The guestrooms were located on the second floor along with a large selection of DVD movies and a coffeemaker with a nice choice of coffee/tea - which was available for use at any time. Our room (the Honeydew Lodge) was spotless, and had a semi-private veranda. The shower was cleverly placed in what had been a larger closet and the toilet was in the "closet" just opposite. Our sink was located in the main bedroom and had a side table, and hanging shelving for personal items. A blow dryer and 2 spa bathrobes were also in the room. A small horizontal clothing rack was located on one wall. Breakfast the next morning was outstanding! Strawberry parfaits with homemade granola, pecan stuffed French toast, Nueske sausages, hash browns and excellent coffee. My husband and I were visiting Horicon Marsh, and we hope to stay at the Honeybee Inn B&B on our next birding trip to the area.

Quaint and romantic!

5 on July 08, 2015

We stayed in Country Nectar and it was completely wonderful. Very quaint, cozy, and romantic. Barb was very friendly and breakfast was amazing. We mentioned we loved bacon in our reservation, and Barb got us some exquisite smoked bacon to go with our delicious four course breakfast. Go for a hike in Horicon Marsh while you're there. We saw plenty of Red-Winged Blackbirds and deer.

It Was a Wonderful Experience at the Honeybee Inn B & B

5 on July 01, 2015

I am pleased to give a very positive reference for the Honeybee Inn B & B in Horicon, WI. My husband and I stayed there for two days in mid-June and loved our experience. The innkeepers Barbara & Fred Ruka were extremely welcoming & friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had all our needs met. Their 1902 Victorian home is amazing and they did a fantastic job of restoring its original beauty. We stayed in the Honey Pot Cottage room and it was lovely. The bed was quite comfortable; the décor was charming, the shower was excellent, there was complimentary flavored coffee, a wide assortment of DVD movies, games and good ideas of fun things to do. The grounds around Honeybee Inn are beautiful and we sat outside at night on the patio enjoying the evening. One of the best features of our stay was the absolutely delicious breakfast on both mornings. We enjoyed a fresh strawberry parfait, tasty quiche, potatoes, bacon & juice one day and a pineapple parfait, delicious homemade waffle with whipped cream, hot syrup, special sausage and great coffee the next day. The Honeybee Inn B & B far surpassed our expectations and my husband said: “I believe this is the best B & B we have stayed at so far!”


5 on April 13, 2015

The Honeybee Inn is a delight. We have stayed there twice in the spring and had excellent experinced both times. The Inn is clean and well appointed, Barb pays attention to the small details that make your stay extra special. The house is beautiful, Barb is warm and friendly and serves amazing breakfasts, and is available with advise and direction for places to visit and eat. Horicon Marsh is a must visit, beautiful and peaceful!

Sweet time at the Honeybee Inn Bed and Breakfast

5 on April 07, 2015

Our Inn keeper was so kind and helpful, she made us feel right at home. The inn was beautifully decorated/restored and neat and clean. Many little touches like many current DVD's available, robes and slippers, a coffee/tea bar, homemade cookies, cold bottled water and popcorn .... just a wonderful time. Our breakfast was just delicious! I would recommend this inn to anyone looking for a lovely, relaxing getaway.

Highly recommended

4.8 on March 17, 2015

The Honeybee Inn is a beautiful home and is meticulously maintained. The attention to every little detail to add to the comfort of guests is impressive. The breakfasts were wonderful and artfully served. We would be delighted to be able to go back someday.

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Location Type

National Wildlife area, Downtown, Small town


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Located in Horicon on State Highway 33 (Lake Street). We are on the corners of Walnut, Finch and Lake Streets on an entire city block. 15 miles west of U.S. 41 and 10 miles east of U.S. 151 on Hwy. 33.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Horicon Marsh, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Massages

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 - 10 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On side patio only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Over 12
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Service dogs only.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum October weekends. Do not accept bedandbreakfast gift cer.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Require a deposit equal to your first night's stay.
  • Cancellations: Ten days or more before arrival; full refund. Less than ten days before arrival, full charge if room is not rebooked. We DO NOT accept Bedandbreakfast gift certificates.



Barbara Ruka

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About the innkeepers

Love going to Disney World. Also love cooking, decorating, walking, reading and playing with my new grandchildren.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: side porch veranda, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free, lactose free

Signature Dish

Stuffed Pecan French Toast