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. 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.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

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.


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!!


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Location

Location Type

National Wildlife area, Downtown, 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, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area

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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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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 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.
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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 new grandchildren.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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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