Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast

1876 Shalom Drive , West Bend, WI 53090 USA (Show map)
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Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast is a spacious two-story home nestled in the woods on the edge of the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Guests can look forward to luxury rooms, gourmet breakfasts and gracious hosts in a peaceful setting convenient to both nature at its best and the offerings of city life with historic Cedarburg just 15 miles away. We offer 24 acres of on site trails for hiking/snowshoeing and wildlife viewing, lighted tennis court, billiards, a front porch and back deck with a relaxing view of the forest and wildlife. Built in 1997 as a private residence, the owners used some of the trees from their forest for most of the finishing wood in the house –floors, molding, etc. The home features four luxury guest rooms each with its own private custom bathroom, as well as two story windows in the great room-great for wildlife viewing. Some special features of the home include reclaimed fireplace mantles in each guest room, energy-efficient LED lighting throughout, tastefully hidden TVs, reclaimed chandeliers, and free Wi-Fi. Close your eyes and imagine the contentment of a warm scrumptious breakfast, the awe of the production of nature, the sensuousness of getting to know each other better, the invigorating feeling of a brisk hike, the relaxation of peaceful and quiet surroundings. Book now and experience Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

A Great Getaway!

5 on November 25, 2017

This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast, and we really enjoyed it! Sally and Chris made us feel right at home. The accommodations were very comfortable and breakfast was delicious. Our room had a beautiful view of the woods and the surrounding area was very peaceful. We enjoyed a hike right on the property too.

Hidden serenity get-away!

5 on September 21, 2017

Our stay at Hidden Serenity was a wonderful experience. Upon arriving on the property it was clear why it is called Hidden Serenity, and during our stay it lived up to its name. The accommodations were beautiful and everything was nicely done. The owners are great and prepared a fabulous breakfast to enjoy outside on the deck. The trails on the property are an extra bonus! Everything was wonderful, it was truly a Hidden Serenity experience!

Exceptional rooms, pricing and service, beautiful area to explore

5 on August 31, 2017

Beautiful B & B in a very quiet, beautiful woods setting. Sally is a very friendly hostess. Breakfast was exceptional on outside deck, too! Our only regret is that we wish we'd have stayed 2 nights so we could have enjoyed more of what the B & B offers (Pickleball, walking trail), nearby zoo was amazing too. Lots to do in West Bend, fun pubs to enjoy. Highly recommend. Room was beautiful. Relaxing stay!

Best B&B We've Stayed At Yet!

5 on February 22, 2016

We came from Chicago for a nice long weekend away from life, and this place did not disappoint. Sally and Chris were amazing hosts. The room was clean, the mood was amazing, and the views were great. If you like eating great food, their breakfast was incredible. We had three mornings worth of breakfast, and it was easily the best breakfasts we've had while on the road. If only I could cook like that at home! It was centrally located to a few towns to peruse, plenty of hiking around the state parks, and to also get some peace and quiet in the woods. The shops of Cedarburg, hiking in Kettle Moraine and the Shalom Sanctuary were all very close. The room itself was nice and cozy and was great for a lazy day inside. We will definitely be back again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you took advantage of the many local things to do. The Northern Kettle Moraine is breathtaking when the snow comes and thousands of trees look like they have a layer of sweet frosting spread about them. Other fun things to do are snow shoeing, fat tire biking, cross country skiing, down hill skiing and much more.

- Chris Ccohran (innkeeper)

Truly a place of hidden serenity!

5 on March 11, 2015

A wonderful first B&B experience as we celebrated our 25th anniversary during a 2 night stay! Chris and Sally made us feel like family with just the right amount of care and attention. We loved being out in the woods on a late winter hike on the property. And we really enjoyed the breakfasts with specialty foods such as carrot cake oatmeal w/maple syrup (made onsite!) Also, the spacious common areas made just "hanging out" a real treat! Great job Chris and Sally!

We'll definitely be back!

5 on January 23, 2015

We had such a great time! Chris and Sally were such gracious hosts. They were fun to get to know and made a terrific, hearty breakfast for us to start our day. We loved the attention to detail in our room...from the mini fridge of bottled water to the lights under the bed. Very cool! They offer tons of things to do; we wish we had more time to enjoy exploring outdoors. We had a blast at the Wildlife Sanctuary across the street. Great recommendation to visit! My husband wanted to try other B&B's when we go back to the area; but, since our stay, he is convinced we need to get a group together to rent out the house! We'll definitely be back!!! Kari and Ben

Very nice B&B

4.6 on January 21, 2015

Super nice property,very nice hiking on property,great breakfast,very quiet.Super nice owners, really wish fire places in room had heat of some kind, or be able to control HVAC sepretly as our room was a little cold. Otherwise everything was good.

What a way to start the New Year!

5 on January 10, 2015

This is the first time we have ever stayed at a Bed & Breakfast and we chose the right one! You couldn't ask for better hosts, food and location! The house is very unique & homey and the rooms are very comfortable. Chris and Sally make you feel like long lost friends the instant you get there! We will definitely be coming back!

Wonderful Stay!

5 on August 19, 2014

Sally and Chris were very accommodating, friendly, and attentive. We were impressed. Property is absolutely wonderful and the atmosphere and room were extremely relaxing and comfortable. It was the perfect stay during the races at Road America for us!

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Rooms & Rates

Quiet Oaks

You will lose yourself in comfort and luxury in this spacious room. Enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in your king-size pillow-top floating bed after a day carousing around the Kettle Moraine. Sit back and read a book or a magazine on one of the two comfy chairs in front of the antique fireplace and hidden LED-LCD TV screen. The bathroom features a gorgeous hand-made sink, heated floors, light fixture and tiling by local artisans. The raw-edge headboard and other fixtures in the room create a warm atmosphere in which you will wish you could stay longer. Special amenities unique to this room only include a record player and selection of albums

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

Timber Trails

Romance abounds in this room featuring a king-sized Ralph Lauren bed. Enjoy the hidden LED-LCD TV screen and the warm glow of your century-old fireplace. South facing windows offer natural light and views of the surrounding wildflower area. Two comfy chairs In the room offer a great place to sit back and refresh after a day in the Kettle Moraine. A generous two-person shower with various jets and showerheads awaits you in this custom-tiled bathroom that touts a heated floor and Kohler Pheasant sink.

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

Shalom Forest

This room touts a romantic two-person Jacuzzi tub and a separate large tiled glass-block shower in a spacious bathroom sporting a breathtaking 18-foot ceiling. The romance continues with a floating bed and a beautifully stained glass headboard. An antique mantle graces the wall next to the archway to your private bath. You may choose to enjoy sensuousness mood lighting or abundant natural light. Top your evening off with a romantic movie on your hidden TV screen. This luxury room is conveniently located on the first floor.

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

Bird's-eye View

Enjoy peaceful woodland and wildlife views from this room. Treat yourself to luxuries such as heated bathroom floor, flickering century-old fireplace and hidden LCD-LED TV screen. Take a relaxing shower or experience the artisan Kohler sink and toilet with detailed pheasant prints. Feel like royalty and enjoy a restoring night’s sleep in the Armani designer queen-sized bed.

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

Kettle Moraine Suite

ndulge yourself with a stay in our premier suite. After a day on the trails, you may want to soak in the double slipper tub in your private bathroom. Enjoy the ambiance of the flicker in the antique fireplace from your pillow-top king-sized bed. Watch a movie on the hidden LED-LCD TV screen. Wake up in the morning to a full hot breakfast in the dining room. Special amenities unique to this room only include a record player and selection of albums, a personal Keurig machine and a high powered monocular situated on a tripod. Located on ground level, this suite is spacious, and the view out to the woods from the wall of windows is breathtaking.

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

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Location Type

Nestled in 24 acres of virgin forest & hiking trails, Secluded


Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Hwy 41/45 North to Hwy 45 North West Bend. Stay on 45 past West Bend then turn Right on Hwy H. Go 4 miles to Hwy 144 turn Right. Go 1 Mile turn Left on Shalom. Go 1/2 Mile to Driveway on the left. Watch for the sign. Driveway is 1/4 mile long.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Snow Tubing, Native American Burial Mounds, Shalom Wildlife Zoo, Kettle Moraine Ice Age Center, Lake Michigan, Hiking/Biking Trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Electric vehicle charging, Library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Videos , On-site Massage, Decks, Ice Machine, Hiking Trails, Indoor Motorcycle Parking, Lighted Tennis Court, Pickleball court

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Pickleball Court, Couples Massage., Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit is required at the time of the reservation.
  • Cancellations: With at least a 14 day notice, we will gladly refund your deposit less a $30 per room processing fee. For cancellations with less than 14 days notice, deposit will be refunded less fee provided we are able to rebook the room. Guests arriving after or departing before dates reserved, or those who fail to show are responsible for the entire stay.



Chris and Sally Cochran

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About the innkeepers

Spending time with our family is a priority but we love to travel to see and experience new things and meet many interesting people. We enjoy hiking on the nearby trails and taking in the beauty of our area among many other interests.

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  • Time Served: 8-8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Made to order omelet
Each omelet is custom ordered with ingredients available such as bacon, ham, black olives, mushrooms, onions, tomato and cheese. Each ingredient is seperately prepared and cooked and retaining the juices. The omelet is cooked to a slightly golden brown edge giving the cheese a special texture. Served with delicious garnishes and fruit yogurt drizzles with our own home made maple syrup.