Honeybee Inn Bed & Breakfast

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


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. WE ARE NOW OFFERING MASSAGES IN OUR PRIVATE MASSAGE ROOM. OUR THERAPIST SPECIALIZES IN DEEP TISSUE OR TOTAL RELAXATION. SEE OUR WEB SITE FOR PRICES AND DETAILS.



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

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.


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.

Wonderful Stay!

4.6 on June 13, 2016

The Honeybee is everything you would expect from a B & B. Our favorites were the balcony off our room, popcorn and the breakfast was delicious!!

Beautiful rooms and a fabulous breakfast!

5 on June 04, 2016

We have been to the HoneyBee Inn 3 times now and stayed in three different rooms. All three rooms were beautifully appointed, clean and comfy. Every single breakfast we've had (6 in total) have been different and all have been fabulous. Barb is a wonderful cook and both Barb and Fred are wonderful hosts. We've already booked another trip in October!


5 on May 23, 2016

The best Bed & breakfast ever! The food was outstanding, the hosts were the best! They go out of their way to make your stay one that you will remember for a life time.

Beautiful Home

4.6 on February 03, 2016

My wife has become increasingly less likely to stay at hotels because of a few bad experiences, and was skeptical about a bed and breakfast. From the moment she walk in the door, she was sold. Because of a gracious host and beautifully kept place we will be back. It is amazing all the little details that Barb has instilled in her bed and breakfast. Thank You, Doug and Nina

First Time visit to a Bed and Breakfast Inn

5 on September 13, 2015

Our first visit could not have been better. Rooms immaculate, food was spectacular, and service was perfect. Barb gave us our space and check with us while we were eating and made sure we knew that there was a buzzer if we ever needed anything. We have no complaints and Ron suggest we plan another visit maybe in the spring to Honeybee Inn along with the wonderful pantoon boat tours of the marsh. Their website photos of our room represented the room.

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Location Type

National Wildlife area, Downtown, Small town


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, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Massages

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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



Barbara Ruka

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About the innkeepers

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

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  • 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