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

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

They thought of everything

4.8 on October 07, 2017

The Honeybee Inn is a dream Bed & Breakfast. As soon as we arrived we were offered freshly baked chocolate chips cookies, and a generous basket of snack food welcomed us when we got to our beautiful Honeypot Cottage room. Quiet beautiful piano music plays all day in the background at Honeybee Inn. Barb makes delicious 3-course breakfast and the portions are very generous: we had to skip lunch every day because we were still full from the yummy breakfasts. We had quiche, stuffed French crepes, strawberries, freshly squeezed orange juice, pineapple dessert, thick cut bacon strips, sausages, blueberry turnovers etc. Everything was incredibly clean and neat. The toiletries were great and verbena scented. The bathrobes were immaculate and comfy, and so were the numerous towels of all sizes. The room felt fresh and clean like it had been aired all day. It was equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, CD player, and several CDs of soothing piano music. Right outside the room was the complimentary movie library with 100’s of movies to choose from, and a Flavia coffee maker with coffee and teas of various flavors for us to try. My husband loved the unlimited free coffee all day, and having complimentary homemade chocolate chip cookies every afternoon. There’s many things to see in the area. During our stay, my husband and I visited Holy Hill Basilica, shopped at art and craft fairs, ate at the ice cream parlor a block away from the Bed & Breakfast, went on a pontoon boat tour to see the Marsh, visited the Columbus Antique Mall and Museum etc. Barb had all the information about local attractions handy. Barb and Fred are wonderfully hospitable hosts and made our stay amazing.


We LOVE the Honey Bee Inn

5 on October 02, 2017

We love the Honey Bee Inn! Barb and Fred are gracious and welcoming hosts who treat their guests like family. The Inn is a beautiful, historic home with a rich history. The rooms are lovely, comfortable, spacious and well equipped--the hosts have thought of everything! Breakfasts are beyond compare! We never need to eat lunch after one of Barb's amazing breakfasts! It's just a few minutes away from the Horicon Marsh. We love hiking the many trails and viewing the many different species of migrating birds that travel through the area on their way south. Apple orchards, pumpkin farms, changing leaves and all things autumn fill the days with plenty of fresh air and relaxation. The Inn provides a peaceful, romantic retreat! We HIGHLY recommend it!


Weekend Getaway

4.6 on September 11, 2017

The Honeybee Inn BB in Horicon, WI is a very comfortable and inviting place to stay for a weekend getaway. The food served for breakfast was excellent, and Barb, our hostess, was very friendly, accommodating, and a great conversationalist. Our room was very comfortable, and we enjoyed our 2-night stay; our first at a Bed and Breakfast.


Awesome

5 on June 12, 2017

Barb and Fred are awesome hosts. The inn is beautiful. Our room was very clean and charming. Breakfast was awesome. We will definitely be going back. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the porch and sitting on there in the evening with a glass of wine.


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.


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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

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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

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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

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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.
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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.

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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


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