Honeybee Inn Bed & Breakfast

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

About

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. Massages.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

great

4.8 on April 23, 2017

My wife and I have stayed at several B&Bs and this is one of the best in every way that we've ever stayed at. We highly recommend it.


Fall getaway in Horicon

5 on January 27, 2017

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at the Honeybee. Fred & Barb were fantastic hosts and served great breakfasts. Gave us suggestions for places to eat,and were just fun to talk with. Beautiful,clean home. Just a fun time


Cosy getaway for nature lovers

4.4 on November 03, 2016

We felt very welcome in this cosy house. Rooms are nice, clean and beautifully arranged. Very cosy atmosphere in the whole house. The style is not modern but traditional with beautiful old wood panelling (kind of Britsih Commonwealth style), cosy fire places, matching furniture, paintings and photographs fitting the history of this guest house. Still, the amenities are modern (TV, cable, DVD, coffee/tea making facilities, microwave and fridge in the hall, little extras like nice showergels, shampoos, chocolate and fresh cookie treats, massages). Barb, the landlady, is very friendly - and a great cook. Be prepared to put on some weight during your stay... The house is quiet, yet close to town center. Ideal location for nature lovers to visit Horicon Marsh and go hiking.


A glorious three days

5 on October 25, 2016

This B&B fulfilled all expectations. Tastefully decorated in 1900s style but modern amenities including jacuzzi and 10 head shower as well as electronics charging and Wi-Fi as well as digital TV were successfully integrated. Breakfasts are fantastic and you can chose your dining time. Barb is a gracious hostess and always asking how she can make your stay even better. We hope to get here again.


Gourmet breakfasts

5 on October 24, 2016

Our stay at the Honeybee was more than we could have asked for. This couple run a great B&B. The place was extremely clean and wel kept and they were both very welcoming and friendly. I would recommend there place to anyone for a great getaway weekend for any occasion. The breakfasts that we were served each morning were some of the best I have ever had. The Honeybee has more than likely become our go to anniversary vacation spot! Thank you guys!!


Relax and enjoy yourself

5 on September 26, 2016

We had an amazing time at this gorgeous and very well kept Victorian dream. The surrounding area was peaceful and relaxing. We took the sunset cruise and highly recommend it. The breakfast was tasteful and the hosts were warm and welcoming. A great place to go to just get away from it all.


Fabulous

5 on September 17, 2016

Hosts are gracious, welcoming and made the stay perfect. It is delightfully decorated and has original gorgeous woodwork Everything was immaculate 5 star all the way for a B&B Inn. Provided Cookies, water, tea, coffee, and loads of movies to choose from and watch in your room. The eye for detail in carrying the bee theme throughout the inn and the pristine upkeep and décor was noticed throughout. Secured entry with code to re-enter. AC window unit in the room Small docking station with multiple USB and electric connections. Walk in shower was heavenly with nice shower heads and the bathroom had a wall mounted magnified makeup mirror and all the toiletries you need. In our room the TV was hidden in a lovely cabinet. There is a microwave and small refrigerator in landing for use. When we went down to breakfast we were given the choice of sitting inside or out on the small screened porch. The tables were set with lovely vintage table wear and again the bee them with bee napkin holder and little bees on the glassware. To begin breakfast we were served fresh pineapple chunks with toasted coconut and drizzled with maple dressing. You have a choice of beverage as well. After this we were served scrumptious Belgian waffles topped with fresh strawberries, lots of whipped cream and warm maple syrup. Two words come to mind to describe this breakfast~~decadent and delicious! I wish I’d taken a picture before we devoured it to post how perfect the presentation was. We enjoyed looking out at the manicured lawn and lovely landscaping. It is evident that the proprietors are meticulous in making every effort you have a 5 star experience in this wonderful B&B inn. The only little thing I can say that was not “spot on” was the cute little tray at the beside that had a note about chocolates but there were no chocolates on the tray¿ An insignificant oversight for this place that is meticulous in covering all the details and top notch all the way. Highly recommend


A grand place!

5 on August 20, 2016

On par with all the finest European B and B's I have been to - top of the line - Being a Wisconsinite I am pleased to find such a grand B and B in our State. The proprietress is friendly and a fine cook.


Romantic Weekend Getaway

5 on July 29, 2016

Stayed in the Queen Bee Victorian room and had a wonderful weekend! Barb and Fred Ruka are the perfect hosts! They are full of information and always willing to chat with you, but they also allow their guests to feel as if they are in their own home and provide privacy to their guests. Every detail in the Honeybee Inn comes together to provide the perfect Victorian ambiance! Will definitely be back!


Fabulous rooms (so comfy) and outstanding breakfast

5 on July 11, 2016

We had a great experience! The rooms were very very comfortable, Barb was a great host and her breakfast was outstanding. The Horiicon Marsh was a great place to explore and Barb has all sorts of resources on the Marsh and places to enjoy for lunch and dinner. Only have praise for this wonderful experience.


View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

Honey Pot Cottage

All the cottage charm in this romantic, bright, sunny room. Features a white iron queen feather bed with down duvet, 28″ flat screen HDTV/DVD player, clock radio/cd player, charging stations, wall hung magnifying mirror and hair dryer, Dimplex electric fireplace, luxurious high thread count sheets, and private bathroom with two body jet sprays in the shower. No bathtub in this room. Very quiet room, perfect for a fun birding weekend or canoeing the marsh!

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Country Nectar

Enjoy romantic pleasures in this gorgeous country retreat. Our quietest and largest room features a two-person corner Bain air jet tub, beautiful tiled wood burning fireplace (seasonal), 28″ flat screen HD Smart TV/DVD player, Cd clock radio with IPod port, charging stations, wall hung magnifying mirror and hair dryer, Birds Eye Maple King feather bed with down duvet, luxurious high thread count sheets, large cushioned window seat, and private bathroom with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $219

Honeydew Haven

An enchanting Northwood’s look with lots of detail! Featuring a Dimplex electric fireplace stove! Room has a cedar log queen feather bed with down duvet, semi-private large (200 sq. ft.) balcony with seating, flat screen TV/DVD player, radio/cd player with Ipod port, charging stations, wall hung magnifying mirror and hair dryer, luxurious high thread count sheets, and private bathroom. There are four wall mounted jet sprays to soothe sore, achy muscles in the shower. No bathtub in this room. A great choice for your nature weekend adventure! (Please be aware that this room will be remodeled April 23rd – May 2nd. The new room will be an elegant, transitional look with dark woods, light steel blue walls and bedspread and two princess style chairs. Absolutely beautiful. Queen bed. Pictures to follow upon completion.)

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

Queen Bee Victorian

This elegant, beautiful romantic room, is unrivaled in all of Dodge County. Features a large two-person Jacuzzi air jet tub, 32″ flat screen HDTV/DVD player, blue tooth sound bar for smart phone music or TV sound, Cd clock radio with Ipod port, charging stations, wall hung magnifying mirror and hair dryer, tiled hand painted fireplace (seasonal), semi-private (200 sq. ft.) balcony with seating, carved mahogany king memory foam bed with down duvet and luxurious high thread count sheets. Private bathroom with blue tooth speaker in the rain shower, and nine body jet spray heads. This is the perfect room to relax in luxury, comfort and romance!

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

Nightly Rate: $239 - $239

Visit Website

Location

Location Type

National Wildlife area, Small town

Airport

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 Wildlife Refuge, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Visit Website

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Copier, Desk, Fridge, Microwave , Massages

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Snow shoe rental

Visit Website

Policies

  • 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 min. Oct. and May weekends. Do not accept bedandbreakfast gift cer.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Require a deposit equal to your first night's stay.
  • Cancellations: Seven days or more before arrival; full refund. Less than seven days before arrival, full charge if room is not rebooked. We DO NOT accept Bedandbreakfast gift certificates.
Visit Website

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Barbara Ruka

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

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

Visit Website

Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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


Visit Website