Bowman's Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast

4169 State Hwy 13 , Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 USA (Show map)


This peaceful park like setting with a 60's Ranch Style Cottage , 2 cottage rooms, and a totally unique accommodation, a restored 1973 Argosy Travel Trailer, is a welcomed retreat from all of your fun filled days in the Dells. Quiet nights, stars and wildlife are some of the "Attractions" at Bowman's Oak Hill. Some reasons we are rated #1 on, bed and breakfast listings in Wisconsin Dells................. Full breakfasts, comfortable romantic rooms, great beds, some whirlpool rooms with fireplaces, free wifi and other amazing guests to visit with, are some of the amenities to experiance here. We are located a short 1 and 1/2 mile drive form the center of town on 30 acres of peaceful lawns, organic gardens, and woods to wander. Couples, singles, business travelers, girls get aways, golfers, staff retreats, fishermen, all welcome here!! We look forward to meeting you and having you as our special guests.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Another GREAT visit

5 on September 28, 2016

Our second stay for the second year. Our event runs from very early to very late. We have yet to be able to experience the highly touted breakfast. However, the treats and snacks left behind for us were AMAZING. Dave and Nancy remembered us from last year making our stay even more inviting. Truly amazing hosts. They make you feel warm and welcome. Try finding that at a Dells resort.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for this special review! It is always a pleasure to welcome returning guests!!! You make what we do here very easy. It was wonderful to see the two of you again and see you were doing so well!! So happy you could come again this year!

Excellent stay at a great B&B

4.8 on September 25, 2016

Dave and Nancy were wonderful hosts. They wanted to ensure our stay was perfect. Our cabin was a great place to relax with a very short walk to the house for a tasty breakfast. On our last day, we needed to get on the road early so Nancy made us fresh, hot breakfast sandwiches to take with us. What a nice touch!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review! It was nice to get to know you! We enjoy being able to send our early check outs on the road with something that can easily be managed in the car. Hope to have you stay again when you are in the dells area.

Bowman's Outstanding Service

5 on September 11, 2016

Flawlessly presented, great food and even better fellowship. The best stay we have ever had, anywhere!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your outstanding review! Know that we will be looking forward to having you return for another visit! You are right about the fellowship, visiting with you and other guests is one of our favorite parts about living our dream to own a B&B. We were blessed to have you with us!

Lovely getaway

4.8 on August 25, 2016

The room was charming, food phenomenal, and our hosts were gracious and helpful with lots of useful advice about the area for dining and travelling. Not really a place for kids, but would highly recommend it for travelling adults.

Innkeeper Response
We are happy to know your experience with us was a pleasant one, especially since we noticed you almost never stay at B&B's! We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review!! Even though we welcome children in the cottages we are not really set up for meeting children's needs at large. We have no pool or play ground. Also to preserve the adult experience for guests who have come away from their children for a romantic getaway we serve breakfast to families in their space or on the covered dining deck, weather permitting.

Best getaway I've ever experienced

5 on August 21, 2016

It was my first stay at a bed and breakfast. I felt welcomed, the room was outstanding, the breakfast was as good as any I've had in some time, and the decor reminded me of my youth which was very pleasing for me. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a respite from the world as we know it....

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to review your first B&B experience! It pleases us to know you enjoyed your stay enough to recommend us to other potential guests!! It is always our goal to spoil our guests so as they will want to continue to use B&B's as their first choice when they travel!

Anniversary get-away

4.2 on August 12, 2016

Our stay was wonderful. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we felt welcome and valued as customers and friends. David was knowledgeable about all the Dells has to offer. Nancy's meals were exquisite. The grounds were well-kept and beautiful. We stayed in the Argosy for two nights. We had everything we needed to make a yummy "dinner-in" one night, and we enjoyed soaking in the antique claw-foot tubs. We definitely felt that we were on vacation, and we will be sure to stay at Bowman's Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for reviewing your stay in the Argosy Adventure! We are pleased to know you took full advantage of all this totally unique and fun accommodation has to offer! We will certainly be looking forward to having you return for another stay!

Best getaway I've ever experienced

5 on August 10, 2016

“After the stress of work all week, all I was looking for was someplace to get away and relax. The Bowman's tgraciously accepted Rochelle and me into their bed and breakfast and we had a wonderful experience from check in to the homemade breakfast each morning, the coffee on the front porch, the deck out back overlooking some beautiful woods, the extremely comfortable bed and pillows, and the fellow guests sharing breakfast, it was worth it and we plan on returning in the future...”

Innkeeper Response
We are so pleased that you found our Bed and Breakfast relaxing! Sounds like it was just what the Doctor ordered, so to speak! This property seems to have that calming effect on people. We are happy to be able to share it with you!!! Looking forward to having you return for another visit!!

Very pleasant stay

5 on August 10, 2016

We just stayed last weekend and had a wonderful time. The hospitality was far and above. A great location and so relaxing. This is truly a down home B & B would recommend it to anyone. David and Nancy are wonderful host and a Godly couple.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We do truly love what we do here. It is a wonderful new adventure every day! We feel blessed to have been able to live our dream of innkeeping on this beautiful property.

The best B&B experience ever!!!!

5 on August 02, 2016

It was my 2nd experience to stay at this lovely place, Everyone was perfect. Nancy and David are the best owners, and their house is extremely clean and comfortable. The breakfast was awesome!!!! Love it so much. Strongly recommend it to everyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! I'm thinking you are some of the best guests ever! We love having our guests return for another stay!


5 on July 26, 2016

Wonderful place! Wonderful owners! Best B&B breakfasts ever!

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Rooms & Rates

Gracie's Garden Room (Main House)

A charmingly romantic Corner hideaway room is decorated in soft greens with White Iron Queen Bed, whirlpool tub, Separate shower, reporduction victorian pedistal sink, 2 whicker chairs

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

Aunt Geraldine's Room (Main house)

This comfortable room is decorated in soft yellows and blues this room has a brass Queen Bed and a twin bed. Well suited for groups of three and guests who need 2 beds. The detached Bath has a tub/shower and 2 sinks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

The Argosy Adventure

This Vintage 26 foot Argosy built by Air Stream has been completely restored inside and out. It includes a large deck housing a grill, table, 2 vintage claw foot tubs with a cabana and privatcy drapes. If you are looking for unique you just found it!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Bowman's Garden Cottage Room

Romantic seclution best discribes this wonderful King Bed Room with covered porch, Whirlpool tub, separate shower, TV, leather love seat, coffee maker,mimi frig and microwave.

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

Elmer's Oak View Room (Main House)

This handsome yet Romantic Corner Room was the original Master Bedroom in the house. It has a dark Iron Queen Bed and 2 chairs,dresser and fireplace. It is decorated in burgandy and white. The bath has original colorful fixtures w/2 sinks.

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

Aunt Geri's Cottage Room

This knotty pine interior Cottage will make you feel like you are far away from everything stressful in your life. Kitchenette, King Bed, Queen Sleeper sofa, whirlpool tub with rain shower over, fireplace, direct TV, covered porch with wicker chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

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Location Type

Resort Town, Countryside, Small town


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 90/94 Take exit #87 on to State Hwy 13 North. Continue through town on 13 for 7 stop lights. At the 7th stop light 13 north will turn left (north). Continue for aprox. 1.4 miles. Just past the Adams county Line sign you will see our sign on the left side of the road. Go straight up the driveway, stay to the left following the arrows to the front door. You can not see the house from the road.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Noahs Ark Water Park, Vertical Illusions Zip Line Adventures, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Water Parks, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only In smoking area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Younger children allowed in Cottages
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small dogs who are crated at all times in the room
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Half of the amount of your stay when you book two nights or more. The total amount for a one night stay.
  • Cancellations: We have a 10 day cancellation policy. If you have to cancel with in 10 days prior to your arrival date you will recieve a gift card in the full amount of your stay IF we are able to rebook your room.



David and Nancy Bowman

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About the innkeepers

After 15 years of dreaming, in 2003 we had the opportunity of opening our business in Nancy's Aunt Geri's Home.The joy of having guests from all over the world and many walks of life in our home has been very enriching.

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  • Time Served: 9:00
  • Serving Location: in cottage rooms on request, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free

Signature Dish

Wild Rice Cranapple Bake
This dish was created to compleat in a Bed and Breakfast cook off. Wild rice was the required ingredient and I had to include as many Wisconsin items as possible. It has oats, wild rice, apples, dried cranberries, raisins, pecans, milk and brown sugar, topped with yogurt and maple syrup. It won the grand prize.