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Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn

1090 Severson Rd 7 miles South of Madison, Belleville, WI 53508-9728 USA (Show map)
93 Reviews
$159 - $269
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What a difference a night makes at a genuine Madison Wisconsin bed and breakfast getaway on 120 scenic acres 15-20 minutes to Madison, New Glarus – “America's Little Switzerland” and Mount Horeb – “Little Norway”. Enjoy immense peace and quiet, no street lights or traffic noise, the "best beds" (guests), "Best breakfast in the Midwest" and #11 Country Inn / B&B in North America" (Arringtons). Winner TripAdvisor's Prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award. Experience affordable luxury, serenity pond, waterfalls, woodlands, miles of private trails, flower gardens and starlit and moonlit nights. Centrally located to 101 area things to do.



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

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Excellent getaway

5 on June 18, 2014

In May my wife and I went to Cameo Rose for our birthdays (66 & 70) and had a wonderful time. The room was beautiful and the view out the windows was good as was the grounds where we walked, especially the well kept up pine woods (thanks Gary). Any chef could not improve on Dawn’s breakfasts. They were beautiful and well explained as to each part and delicious. Dawn also takes into consideration individual needs (eg. diabetics) in preparing them. Dawn and Gary are wonderful hosts and obviously enjoy what they are doing (for over 23 years) and work together as a good team. We highly recommend Cameo Rose to anyone wanting to get away for a weekend or longer. We have already recommended it to friends and plan to go back for our 45th anniversary in August.

Winter Girl Friend Get-Away

5 on February 24, 2014

Cameo Rose was the perfect place for myself and my 3 girl friends to get away and be pampered. I loved that it was in the country, the views of snow covered hills, lots of trees and wild life walking about was fun to see. The place was immaculate inside and out. Dawn, I felt very special when I walked in and found you had taken care of all my special requests. Every detail in your home was carefully planned out. The 2 bedroom suite was much larger than expected, definitely plenty of room if you had 6. We all thought the beds were very comfortable and wanted to take them home. Words cannot even describe how much I enjoyed the breakfast. The presentation was elegant, the food tasted amazing and it was still healthy. We all walked away plenty full. You are charming and I enjoyed our conversations. You knew when to stop and chat and when to let us just sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet. All of us look forward to coming back again to experience the other seasons. I cannot wait to give my son and daughter-in-law a gift certificate to your inn as a Christmas gift this year. Thank you for making my weekend and my friends weekend something we will always remember. Thanks again Mary L.

Our first Bed & Breakfast experience

5 on February 03, 2014

My husband and I stayed for our anniversary. We really were not sure what to expect since we had never stay in a B&B before. Dawn went out of her way to make the trip special for us. She called and made reservations for us after recommending places to eat. And the next morning the four course breakfast was one of the best we had ever had. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back. We look forward to visiting with Dawn and Gary the next time we are in the area.

This is our favorite B&B of all time!

5 on August 13, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed in the Whirlpool Suite at the Cameo Rose. We have stayed there seven times over the past several years and have enjoyed several of the different rooms, but this is our favorite. It has a beautiful bedroom, sitting room, bathroom, and separate whirlpool room. Dawn and Gary are the perfect host; they make us feel like family. Dawn's breakfasts are to-die-for: always 4 courses and always finished with a dessert course just to feel really decadant. The grounds are beautiful with lots of flowers and walking paths. I find that my cares absolutely melt away when I am at the Cameo Rose. We have stayed at many B&Bs, but this is by far our favorite!

Top Of The Charts

5 on June 01, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at B & B’s all over the country and we’ve got to rate the Cameo Rose right at the top. We like to recall certain things about places we’ve stayed and rate them according to such things as best breakfasts, cleanliness, inn keepers, interesting fellow guests, and such. Well, Dawn’s breakfasts are absolutely to die for. Couldn’t be better! After breakfast she and her hubby Gary joined us at the table, along with the other guests, for some great conversation. The spotlessly clean inn, quiet country setting, beautiful flower gardens, nearby wonderful restaurants and art galleries, altogether made this the best. It was a perfect place to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Don’t overlook this great destination!

Best Memory

5 on April 20, 2013

As we review our four nights at the Cameo Rose, we are warmed by the memory of a pleasant getaway in a lovely setting. The Inn is evocative of a Victorian retreat and the surrounding woods and path provided a cozy walk in a winter wonderland. The warmth of our hosts was charming and breakfast was a new adventure every morning. We had never before had dessert after breakfast. We are enthusiastic in our recommendation to any who might be looking for a refuge in southern Wisconsin.

beautiful get-away

4.8 on April 15, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this B&B. The breakfasts were over-the-top. The service was excellent. The whirlpool was comfy and the room relaxing. Although we came in April 2013 when it was a bit snowy yet, we hiked on the trails and loved it. We'd very much like to come in summer or fall when the gardens are in bloom.

My favorite place!

5 on October 17, 2012

My trip was a gift from my parents. I stayed for three nights, and I was delighted to be treated like a guest of friends. PEACEFUL HOME is the phrase that emcompasses my experience. The rooms (two) that I called my own were pretty, well-stocked and oodles of comfortable. The delicious breakfast (four-course Bon Apetit-cover yummy) and evening snack were wonderfully created by Dawn. Gary maintains several miles of wide, clear, circling trails that offer beautiful views in many directions - you can't get lost and you don't have to stop walking until you wish to. He is a wonderful steward, controlling invasive species and planting what belongs in that area of Wisconsin. WIldlife was plentiful and fun to walk with and watch.The location is convenient to a good list of places to visit and guests are provided with all information to do so, yet I felt as though I was in the middle of nowhere when on the grounds. Lastly, when all is done, the Bahrs provide numerous sitting areas for rest and contemplation or chatting near their large, serene koi pond. I even slept in the hammock one evening. I wish for you the visit that I experienced.

Cameo Rose (Nirvana)

5 on August 27, 2012

My wife and I have visited many B&B's in Wisconsin over the years, mainly Door County. We had to find a place for a night after a trip to Madison and chose Cameo Rose from their outstanding web site. We both needed to relax and the site looked like just what we needed. We were greeted by Dawn who was very friendly, providing a tour, suggestions for diner, places to visit, etc. The views on this property were outstanding upon arrival. The house was incredible, the room was simply beautiful. Many things in the home reminded me of my grandmothers home as a child. After a whirl pool bath, glass of wine, lemmonade to die for, my wife and hiked on trails through woods. It felt as though we were the only people left on Earth. Amazing silence, with beauty everywhere we walked. Growing up in the country, living my entire adult life in cities, this is what we needed. We both felt as though we hadn't been so at peace in many years. We had to leave early and had to skip Dawn's famous breakfast. We will absolutely return several times without a doubt as we have found utopia and need to look no further. We need an extended stay, I love fall, my wife loves spring. We've agreed to go back for each. Gary and Ramona Kenosha, WI

B & B Weekend Getaway

5 on August 17, 2012

My girlfriend and I spent a weekend at the Cameo Rose because we were visiting small, artsy towns in the Belleville area. What a great choice we made! Our suite was spacious and quiet and we all the amenities we needed. Dawn made incredibly delicious and healthy 5 star breakfasts that were served in her elegantly decorated dining room decorated. She and Gary were very gracious hosts and they work very hard to maintain their beautiful surroundings. It was very peaceful and relaxing to watch the birds and the wild turkeys come to the window. If our travels bring us back to this area again, we will definitely stay at the Cameo Rose again. Sincerely, Robin & Barbara

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Rooms & Rates

Victorian Whirlpool Suite

The ultimate in romantic Madison WI getaways, the jewel of luxury whirlpool suites with unequalled privacy, space and relaxation for a couple that deserves everything. Our very spacious whirlpool suite offers English cottage charm, an oak hill view, a large living area complete with couch, loveseat, chair, coffee table, corner Victorian-style fireplace, TV/VCR, pillow-top-of-the-line Verlo Mattress King bed and private attached Kohler bath. Slip into something comfortable … an entire room for a super-sized double Bain Ultra whirlpool and luxurious spa robes.

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $269

Victorian Cottage Suite

Few bed and breakfast getaways in WI offer a spacious suite suitable for a small group of 3, 4, 5 or 6 adults in 3 beds (children age 12 or older welcome). Our spacious lower level suite offers English cottage charm, an oak hill view, large living area with couch, loveseat, chair, coffee table, corner Victorian-style fireplace, TV/VCR, pillow-top King bed and private attached Kohler bath. Includes a separate extra large bedroom with two Queen beds. 750 sq ft total area. Ideal for weekend getaways, area exploration or a week of relaxation. *$239/$219 plus additional guests over 3 are $45 each

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $249 - $269

Battenburg Lace WP Room

Indulge yourself in our elegant "special occasion whirlpool room for two" featuring panoramic and peaceful valley views, pillow-top King brass bed, Victorian-style fireplace, ceiling fan, TV/VCR, double whirlpool, private attached color Kohler bath, large shower and luxurious spa robes - the ultimate room getaway in WI. Ideal for romantic honeymoon getaways, anniversaries, weekend getaways and gift certificates.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Country Garden Room

Imagine a country garden in full bloom and a riot of summer colors accented by cool blues and crisp white eyelet. This room is bright and sunny with great window views. A Verlo comfort-top Queen sized white iron bed, wicker chair and rocker, Victorian-style fireplace, decorative ceiling fan, roomy sink and private attached Kohler shower-tub bath await you. Our luxurious spa robes add to your comfort during your stay and are available for sale.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Rose Arbor Room

Lavish roses and creamy lace capture the elegance and romance of the Victorian era. Wooded hillside views invite a hand-in-hand stroll, while an inviting Verlo comfort-top King-sized bed, an antique fainting couch, a Victorian-style vanity, roomy sink, decorative ceiling fan, private attached color Kohler shower-tub bath and our luxurious spa robes await you. The plush spa robes are available to buy in all sizes and 18 colors.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

White Eyelet Room

Our first floor room has soft blue colors with roses and white lace eyelet accents, a large turreted window seat with sunset views, a full wall mirror that complements the room and Verlo comfort-top Queen-sized bed, a Victorian-style fireplace at the foot of the bed, a decorative ceiling fan and a private attached Kohler bath with shower-tub and our luxurious spa robes. This room provides easy access for guests wishing to avoid stairs.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

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Location Type

On New Badger State Bike Trail, Golf Courses, Military Ridge Bike Trail, Miles Of Hiking Trails On Site, Sugar River State Bike Trail, Countryside, Wine country


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 25 miles

Directions to property:

6 miles South of Verona or 3 1/2 miles North of Belleville on Hwy 69. Turn East at Basco on Henry Road for 7/10ths mile to our sign and drive.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Telephone , 120 Scenic Acres, Pond, Waterfalls, Miles of Private Trails, Numerous Gardens, Onsite Views Every Window, Garden Gazebos, Pergolas, Panoramic Views

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Overture Theater & Arts Center, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoke near or in car only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 years old or older. Parents responsible.
  • Childcare Provided: No Parents are responsible for their children.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Kennel in nearby Oregon
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Phone toll free 866-424-6340 for availability - 2 day minimum on some weekends.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total reservation -min 1-night. Balance due at end of reservation.
  • Cancellations: All reservations are guaranteed by Visa or MasterCard. 50% (minimum 1 night charge) is due and payable when your reservation is made and the balance at the end of your reservation. Payments are refundable if you cancel 14 or more days prior to your scheduled arrival; or if your reservation is re-rented. A $30/room fee applies to all cancellations. Goups with 2 or more rooms must give 30 day notice.



Dawn and Gary Bahr

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

, Dietary Needs

Signature Dish

Raspberry Stuffed French Toast



Special Package

Special Occasion Package

LOVE IS ALWAYS IN SEASON AT CAMEO ROSE - Add a dozen large roses, a beautifully gift-wrapped box of chocolates, and complimentary bubbly to your special occasion! Every day you stay at Cameo Rose is special. $89.

2 Or More Nights Of Luxury

2 or More Weeknights of Luxury - SAVE $15 per night for a two or three weeknight (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs) stay. Stay long and enjoy more savings and over 101 things to do in our area to keep you busy and relaxed. Sorry, only one special applies.

Gift Certificates

A CAMEO ROSE GIFT CERTIFICATE - Is always available to make any special occassion special! It will be remembered and appreciated when given and provide many take home memories when used. Purchase in dollar amounts of for a room stay. Good for everyone for any occasion. Sorry, only one special applies.

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1090 Severson Rd , 7 miles South of Madison, Belleville, WI 53508-9728 USA (Show map)

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Free $50 gift card!