Otter Creek Inn

2536 Highway 12 , Eau Claire, WI 54701 USA (Show map)


On a wooded hillside high above, but adjacent to, the Otter Creek is this spacious three-story English Tudor Inn. Inside is an inviting, romantic, antique-filled Country-Victorian decor. The Inn is known for it's unique decor and attention to detail. Each guestroom has a private restroom with shower, a double whirlpool, TV, VCR, CD player, radio and alarm, fluffy robes,and coffeemaker. Many guestrooms also have a gas fireplace and mini-frig. Breakfast-in-bed is a specialty and the breakfast menu allows a choice of entrees and serving times. The Inn is popular for a getaway for an anniversary or birthday, and also a unique respite for business travelers. The one acre wooded setting is located within the city limits, close to numerous restaurants and shops, just two miles form UWEC and CVTC, and just 1 1/2 hours southeast of the St. Paul/Minneapolis area. A bike trail crosses the property.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Otter Creek Inn Review

4.6 on April 26, 2016

Great Place to stay in Eau Claire!

Otter Creek B&B Eau Claire WI

5 on April 13, 2016

Awesome B&B! We have been there for at least 10 years for our annual Viennese Ball at UofW

Valentine's Day Suprise

4.0 on March 01, 2016

I wanted to do something special for my girlfriend this year for Valentine's Day and the Otter Creek Inn was the perfect surprise. The house had a very warm cozy feeling and the history was beautifully displayed all around. The Rose Room was very spacious and the whirlpool and fire place were worth the price. I would highly recommend this venue to first time B&B goers and would return myself.

My wife and I have been here twice and loved each time.

5 on January 21, 2016

My wife and I especially love that we can have breakfast in the room, very good and hot.


2.0 on January 21, 2016

The room was lovely and comfortable. The inn keeper was grumpy and complained about all the woes of inn keeping including the recent replacement of a $7,000 water heater. When we told him about the tub draining at about half the rate it took to fill his response was that the extra water was cheaper than the guests who stripped the expensive drain plugs by tightening them too hard. He told us with their water problems he had to limit the guests to two but accepted another guest anyway. We tried for four hours, once every 15 minutes to fill the tub on our second night and the water never reached a temperature warm enough for a bath. The inn keeper shrugged, took our money without apologies or a discount for only getting half of what we paid for. The breakfast was the second problem. I indicated I needed gluten free yet the breakfast was served with a big slice of wheat bread. When I asked if the bread was gluten free, the snarky response was "what did you order". When I told him gluten free he finally went to check and came back to say it was not gluten free. and said your husband can eat it. The second morning, after again I wrote and circled gluten free, they served my breakfast with a big chunk of wheat bread!

Otter Creek Inn

5 on November 25, 2015

Everything about this B&B is outstanding.

Wonderfully Comfortable

4.4 on May 29, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Otter Creek Inn for my birthday recently, and were greeted with warmth and hospitality. Dennis greeted us as we drove in, and after a short tour of the accommodation and explanation of the policies, we were made to feel right at home. We spent the evening drinking tea among antiques in the living room after a walk around the city. The in-room Jacuzzi was a welcome refuge from the rainy weather, and the morning breakfast, brought to our room at our specified time, was delicious and catered to my gluten intolerance with ease. The rooms were cozy, comfortable, and clean. No complaints, and we will visit there again.

Wonderful Stay!!

3.8 on May 20, 2015

This was our first experience with a bed and breakfast, but definitely not our last! We were pleasantly surprised with the room, the staff and the service we received. The most relaxing stay we've ever had! Breakfast was TERRIFIC as well. We would highly recommend Otter Creek to our friends and family.

We'll Be Back!

5 on April 29, 2015

Awesome food, great service, very comfortable and innkeepers were very friendly.

Great place!

5 on April 22, 2015

The Otter Creek Inn is a great place for a getaway in Eau Claire area. It is close to many great dining options for dinner and the breakfast menu was superb. The rooms were nicely decorated and the bed was comfortable! Will be returning soon!

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Rooms & Rates

Palm Room

Our largest suite, the Palm Room, is decorated in deep greens with touches of gold and cream colors. The room contains two bay windows - one in front of the sunken cloverleaf-shaped whirlpool. The Palm Room is located on the first floor of the building, on the back northeast side of the building, and contains 610 square feet of living space.

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $220

Violet Room

Decorated in a rich burgundy and ecru color scheme, the Violet Room contains a four poster mahogany canopy bed. The Violet Room is located on the second floor of the building, on the front southeast side of the building, and contains 326 square feet of living space.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $180

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La Crosse, WI (WSE-La Crosse County) 90 miles

Directions to property:

{Please do not use your GPS to find us as there are problems with street names and numbers in our area.) From Interstate 94, take the exit for Highway 53 to the north (Exit #70). Proceed north on Highway 53 (not Business 53) approximately 2.5 miles. Take Exit #87 for Clairemont Avenue (also known as Highway 12) and turn east (right) onto Clairemont Avenue. Almost immediately move into the left-hand lane and then into the left-hand turn lane. This is the turn in to the Otter Creek Inn, which is on the north side of the road. (You are turning left onto Hansen Lane - which is also the driveway to the Inn.) If you are on Clairemont Avenue and reach the stoplight at 10th Street, you have gone too far and just missed us.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Amish Community 18 miles away., Red Cedar State Biking Trail, Chippewa River State Biking Trail, Old Abe State Biking Trail, Carson Park, Fanny Hill Dinner Theatre, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching

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  • Check In:: 4-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card required to guarantee reservation.
  • Cancellations: No charges will be assigned if cancellations are received a minimum of eight days (per room reserved) prior to your reservation date. For cancellations received with less than eight days notice (per room reserved), you will be charged for the entire evening(s) plus tax unless we are able to rebook the room to someone else for the same time period.



Shelley & Randy Hansen

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  • Time Served: 7:00 - 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast-in-bed, In-room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

, Gluten free