Bowman's Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast

4169 State Hwy 13 , Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 USA (Show map)


This peaceful park like setting with a 60's Ranch Style Cottage , 2 cottage rooms, and a totally unique accommodation, a restored 1973 Argosy Travel Trailer, is a welcomed retreat from all of your fun filled days in the Dells. Quiet nights, stars and wildlife are some of the "Attractions" at Bowman's Oak Hill. Some reasons we are rated #1 on, bed and breakfast listings in Wisconsin Dells................. Full breakfasts, comfortable romantic rooms, great beds, some whirlpool rooms with fireplaces, free wifi and other amazing guests to visit with, are some of the amenities to experiance here. We are located a short 1 and 1/2 mile drive form the center of town on 30 acres of peaceful lawns, organic gardens, and woods to wander. Couples, singles, business travelers, girls get aways, golfers, staff retreats, fishermen, all welcome here!! We look forward to meeting you and having you as our special guests.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Cozy Get-away Cabin

5 on May 20, 2016

After the hustle and bustle of the city, we enjoyed the solitude of our private cabin located just minutes away from The Dells attractions. The owners were friendly and helpful, and breakfast was great. If we find ourselves in the area again, we know who to call!

A hidden gem

4.8 on October 24, 2015

We stayed in the garden cottage. A warm, relaxing, quiet get away hidden on the edge of town. David and Nancy were very friendly and helpful with our stay. Even though our schedule did not allow us to try any of the breakfasts, we were surprised and delighted with the treats they left for us. They both went out of their way to make us feel comfortable during our stay. Definately booking again for next year!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us! We appreciate your kind words and are happy your stay was comfortable! We will be looking forward to seeing you again on your return visit next year! Have a blessed and safe winter.

Great place to stay!

4.8 on September 01, 2015

David and Nancy are very gracious hosts! We felt very welcome and comfortable. The food was fabulous! They make you feel like family, and we didn't want to leave.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review of our B&B! We really appreciate the time you took to do this for us. It is always an honor to share our home and lives with the guests who come through our door. Hope to see you again!

One Of the Best!

5 on August 12, 2015

We have visited about 20 Bed and breakfasts in the Midwest and this is one of the best.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to write a review! We are honored to be on your "best" in the Mid West list!

Our Stay Was PERFECT!

5 on June 03, 2015

This was our first time at a Bed & Breakfast, and WOW David & Nancy really set the bar high! We were blown away by the service, the AMAZING cabin we stayed in, the DELICIOUS food, and most of all, the great company and conversations with them in the morning! We couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate our first anniversary! We will DEFINITELY be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your very nice review! We are so pleased they you had a great 1st anniversary celebration here and we will be looking forward to your return visit!

Perfect Getaway

5 on February 05, 2015

We stayed here in the Garden Cottage back in the summer of 2011 while my husband was on R&R. It was the perfect little weekend getaway to relax and enjoy our time together! The cottage was cozy and cute and breakfast in the morning was delicious! Nancy and David Bowman are friendly, wonderful hosts and they make you feel like you're right at home! Now that we finally moved back to WI we are already making plans to come back this summer for another weekend away!

Innkeeper Response
What a delight to receive your review today from your 2011 stay with us! We will be looking forward to your return visit in the summer. We are not available for phone reservations right now however you may book your stay anytime you have decided on your preferred dates, through our web site at

Very enjoyable stay

5 on November 07, 2014

The cottage was very cozy and romantic.

Great for a girls weekend

4.8 on October 30, 2014

The three of us had a wonderful stay in Geraldine's room. Food was excellent.

Our First B&B

5 on October 27, 2014

We were very pleased with our stay and would recommend this place to anyone! Having never stayed at a B&B before we were a little nervous about what our role would be. But our hosts were so welcoming and friendly, it was easy to relax. Thank you so much for making our stay so nice!

Innkeeper Response
You are so welcome! It was our pleasure to have you with us as first time B&B guests. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are pleased you felt relaxed. Looking forward to seeing you another time! We are running a special in May of two paid nights and a third consecutive night FREE ! (Excluding Memorial Day weekend) be sure to enter Free night" in the special needs section of your reservation.


5 on October 11, 2014

Nancy and David go Above and Beyond for their guests. The grounds are breathtaking, the rooms are sublime, the breakfasts are "To Die For," and when there are other guests, they make everyone feel so comfortable that meal turns into a joyful party. With their knowledge of the area, they make excellent suggestions on places to eat, entertainment, and sights not to miss. And after an eventful and sometimes tiring day, in the dells, what a pleasure to return to this quiet secluded oasis of peace and tranquility.

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Rooms & Rates

Bowman's Garden Cottage

This is a secluded romantic hideaway with King Bed, whirlpool tub, fireplace, leather love seat, bentwood rocker, TV w/ DVD, High quality linens, pvt.deck with a view of the woods and garden, microwave oven, small fridg and coffee pot. We include a complimentery turndown service. Ideal for honeymoons and anniversarys.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195

The Berndt Cottage

This charmingly romantic cabin style cottage room has a wrap around deck with rockers and offers a direct view of our garden. It is all knotty pine inside including the floor. There is a king Bed and queen sofa sleeper, Kitchenette with dishes and gateleg table, Fireplace with TV/DVR over it. This space has been enjoyed by honeymooners, anniversary couples as well as for girls getaways. The bathroom has a leg tub with shower over it. As of May 2010 the tub will have been replaced with a whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195

Gracie's Garden Room

This Romantic Corner Room has a lovely light green garden decor.The corner whirlpool tub is very inviting. To add to the romance there is a small electric stove type fireplace. There are 2 wicker chairs and a Queen size white iron bed with high quality bedding and linens. The views are of the woods and lawns. You may see deer from your windows in the morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Elmer's Oak View Room

As the original master bedroom of the house, this Corner Room has a view of the 200 year old Oak that the property was named for. It features a dark iron Qeen Bed, two antique dressers, electric fireplace, and two wing back chairs. The bathroom has a traditional tub with Spa type shower over it and two sinks. The quality bedding and linens add to the pleasure of this spacious room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120 - $130

Aunt Geraldine's Room

The light yellow and blues in this room with the same colors in the detached private bath make a very cheerful room for a couple or people traveling together who need two beds. Morning sun will greet you as it streams through the red maple tree outside. This is a great room for a girlfriend retreat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $115 - $125

Argosy Adventure

Are you looking for a romantic adventure that is totally unique? I believe you have found it!! This accommodation features a compleatly refurbished 26 foot 1973 Argosy Travel Trailer built by AIRSTREAM. It has its own private deck with a cabana over 2 refurbished antique claw foot soaking tubs. The tubs and trailer bathroom has its own on demand hot water, a weber gas grill, table and two rockers on the deck. Refrigerator and microwave. All dish ware you will need for cooking if you want to do that. Bedding and bath towels. Please bring your own beach towels if you plan on going to the water parks in town.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $165 - $175

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Location Type

Resort Town, Countryside, Small town


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 90/94 Take exit #87 on to State Hwy 13 North. Continue through town on 13 for 7 stop lights. At the 7th stop light 13 north will turn left (north). Continue for aprox. 1.4 miles. Just past the Adams county Line sign you will see our sign on the left side of the road. Go straight up the driveway, stay to the left following the arrows to the front door. You can not see the house from the road.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Noahs Ark Water Park, Vertical Illusions Zip Line Adventures, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Water Parks, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only In smoking area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Younger children allowed in Cottages
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small dogs who are crated at all times in the room
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Half of the amount of your stay when you book two nights or more. The total amount for a one night stay.
  • Cancellations: We have a 10 day cancellation policy. If you have to cancel with in 10 days prior to your arrival date you will recieve a gift card in the full amount of your stay IF we are able to rebook your room.



David and Nancy Bowman

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About the innkeepers

After 15 years of dreaming, in 2003 we had the opportunity of opening our business in Nancy's Aunt Geri's Home.The joy of having guests from all over the world and many walks of life in our home has been very enriching.

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  • Time Served: 9:00
  • Serving Location: in cottage rooms on request, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-free

Signature Dish

Wild Rice Cranapple Bake
This dish was created to compleat in a Bed and Breakfast cook off. Wild rice was the required ingredient and I had to include as many Wisconsin items as possible. It has oats, wild rice, apples, dried cranberries, raisins, pecans, milk and brown sugar, topped with yogurt and maple syrup. It won the grand prize.