Bowman's Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast

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

About

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 Tripadvisor.com, 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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

One night stay

5 on July 20, 2016

Our hosts were very kind and informative. Our room was nice and clean, had working AC and a whirlpool. The breakfast the next day was excellent.


2 lovely nights in the Airstream Argosy

5 on July 14, 2016

I surprised my husband with a birthday getaway to the WI Dells and I wanted a different style of accommodation and was happy to find this B&B had a renovated Airstream Argosy. Besides the cool, vintage Airstream (which is wonderful), they have built a private deck around the vehicle and there are 2 outdoor claw foot tubs in a cabana where you can relax. My husband loved the surprise and it was fun staying in the Airstream. Nice that it had air conditioning because there were some hot summer nights in July. Breakfast in the main house was delicious and our fellow guests were very nice to chat with. This place is a short 5 minute drive to the Dells so you get the quiet of the outdoors with the convenience of being close to the Dells. Thanks for a great stay!


Excellent place; ridiculously nice owners

4.4 on July 08, 2016

Excellent place; ridiculously nice owners. Didn't know the breakfast schedule in advance and some of the foods were a little out there. Everything else was wonderful.


Wonderful hosts.

4.2 on July 07, 2016

We enjoyed our Argosy experience!


great place to stay

4.8 on July 06, 2016

My husband and I had a very nice weekend at the Bowman's Oak Hill B&B. our room was just right and comfortable seating as well as a comfortable bed. The breakfasts were excellent... For the same price as a hotel room, we had great breakfasts and a nice shaded deck to enjoy some time outside. We will definite stay there again if we are in the area.


First Time's a Charm

4.6 on June 30, 2016

Stayed in Gracie's Garden Room in the Main House with my husband for a "babymoon". It was our first time staying at a B&B so we didn't know exactly what to expect other than from all of the other positive reviews for this place, that it was going to be great. It was. Nancy greeted us on our arrival -- so pleasant and friendly. The room was very clean and spacious enough for a few nights' stay. Whirlpool was relaxing and the bed was comfy! We enjoyed playing cards in the sun room after returning at night. Just wish the time didn't go so quickly while we were there. Would have loved to explore the property a little more.


Excellent, Excellent, Excellent

5 on June 16, 2016

This was my 4th visit at this B&B and everytime is better than the previous one. The owners Nancy & David make you feel right at home and are the greatest hosts. If you have a chance to visit do so as it's terrific!

Innkeeper Response
We were so pleased to have you return for your 4th visit! It is like having a loving family member coming to visit. You absolutely light up the house with your joyful spirit! Thank you for giving us the ultimate compliment by returning and bringing your friends with you!


The Bowmans are wonderful.

4.8 on June 15, 2016

We stayed for three nights on our honeymoon and couldn't be more pleased. We enjoyed our experience in the Argosy. We also enjoyed all our conversations with the Bowmans they were great to talk with, full of wisdom and experiences. It will be at the top of our list next stay in the Dells! Jackson & Becca

Innkeeper Response
It was an absolute pleasure to have the two of you with us. We will be looking forward to seeing you again your next trip to the dells! We are so happy you enjoyed the Argosy Adventure!


Birthday weekend

3.6 on June 13, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed for 2 nights. It was a cute little B&B. Nancy and David were very nice and accommodating. Breakfast was AMAZING! Wish there would have been more to do at the B&B, but overall a wonderful experience!

Innkeeper Response
We are so pleased that you chose our property for your first B&B stay! And that you enjoyed your experience. The peaceful setting with time on the covered swing, board games, TV, movies or a rowdy game of horse shoes, star filled sky's, occasional wild life watching and spending time together are our big attractions here! We loved having you with us for your birthdays! Hoping to see you again sometime.


Perfect first B&B stay

4.6 on May 25, 2016

This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and we will absolutely return! David and Nancy were so great. The rooms were so cute and the out door space is so peaceful. Nancy's breakfast can't be beat. Only minutes from downtown as well!

Innkeeper Response
It ia always a pleasure to have first time B&B Guests! We are pleased that you enjoyed the experience here! We will be looking forward to your next visit!! Thank you for pointing out how close to town our quiet retreat is.


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Rooms & Rates

Gracie's Garden Room (Main House)

A charmingly romantic Corner hideaway room is decorated in soft greens with White Iron Queen Bed, whirlpool tub, Separate shower, reporduction victorian pedistal sink, 2 whicker chairs

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

Aunt Geraldine's Room (Main house)

This comfortable room is decorated in soft yellows and blues this room has a brass Queen Bed and a twin bed. Well suited for groups of three and guests who need 2 beds. The detached Bath has a tub/shower and 2 sinks.

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

The Argosy Adventure

This Vintage 26 foot Argosy built by Air Stream has been completely restored inside and out. It includes a large deck housing a grill, table, 2 vintage claw foot tubs with a cabana and privatcy drapes. If you are looking for unique you just found it!

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

Bowman's Garden Cottage Room

Romantic seclution best discribes this wonderful King Bed Room with covered porch, Whirlpool tub, separate shower, TV, leather love seat, coffee maker,mimi frig and microwave.

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

Elmer's Oak View Room (Main House)

This handsome yet Romantic Corner Room was the original Master Bedroom in the house. It has a dark Iron Queen Bed and 2 chairs,dresser and fireplace. It is decorated in burgandy and white. The bath has original colorful fixtures w/2 sinks.

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

Aunt Geri's Cottage Room

This knotty pine interior Cottage will make you feel like you are far away from everything stressful in your life. Kitchenette, King Bed, Queen Sleeper sofa, whirlpool tub with rain shower over, fireplace, direct TV, covered porch with wicker chairs.

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

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Location

Location Type

Resort Town, Countryside, Small town

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David and Nancy Bowman

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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.