Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn

1090 Severson Rd 7 miles South of Madison, Belleville, WI 53508-9728 USA (Show map)


What a difference a night makes at a genuine Madison Wisconsin bed and breakfast getaway on 120 scenic acres 15-20 minutes to Madison, New Glarus – “America's Little Switzerland” and Mount Horeb – “Little Norway”. Enjoy immense peace and quiet, no street lights or traffic noise, the "best beds" (guests), "Best breakfast in the Midwest" and #11 Country Inn / B&B in North America" (Arringtons). Winner TripAdvisor's Prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award. Experience affordable luxury, serenity pond, waterfalls, woodlands, miles of private trails, flower gardens and starlit and moonlit nights. Centrally located to 101 area things to do.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Romantic Getaway

4.8 on February 04, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here just three months ago, but decided to visit again for a quick mid-winter retreat. So many places to relax and explore without even having to leave the Inn. Very comfortable and thoroughly relaxing. Immaculate attention to every detail. Every breakfast is over the top and a treasure to look forward to each morning. Gary and Dawn are genuinely interested in their guests and go the extra mile to make the occasion memorable.Hot cider and afternoon treats added to the fun. Highly recommended for a memorable stay!

Gem close to home

5 on December 08, 2016

Dawn and Gary made us feel at home with a vacation in our backyard (we're from McFarland). We were so happy with the lovely accommodations and hospitality. The breakfasts were picture worthy and delicious. The property is lovely and well maintained. Do yourselves a favor if you need a getaway in the Madison area. Go and enjoy the Cameo Rose and all it has to offer.

15th wedding anniversary celebration

5 on November 19, 2016

It was the first time in 15 years that I remember my husband finding a new place for us to visit. It was well worth the wait! The Cameo Rose Inn was/is great. He booked us the Victorian Cottage Whirlpool Suite. Pictures cant do it justice. It was spacious, yet cozy, homey yet romantic. Dawn is a wealth of information concerning area events. We will definitely return. jcw

Great Anniversary getaway

4.8 on October 29, 2016

Absolutely charming in every way. Fabulous breakfasts artistically presented. Dawn and Gary were so gracious and made us feel very welcome. So much Victorian detail and lots of antiques. Every time we turned around we saw something we hadn't noticed before. Beautiful gardens and lots of groomed hiking trails through a very remote and wooded setting.

Excellent place for a getaway

5 on October 29, 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed here for our one-year anniversary weekend, and the whole experience was fantastic from top to bottom. - We stayed in the Battenberg Lace Whirlpool Room. The bed was great, as was the whirlpool and the bathroom. - Breakfast was top-notch. My girlfriend is a vegetarian, and we both can be pretty picky eaters, but the food was both interesting and accessible for both of us. Every dish was superb. - The house is beautiful and is in a really pretty area. They have very nice and well-kept trails to walk around, as well as lovely places to sit outside. - They had extremely delicious hot cider available in the living room for most of the afternoon and evening, as well as fresh-baked desserts for all guests every day. - WiFi service was great - no complaints, and we were streaming TV shows on Netflix for some of the weekend. - Extensive DVD and VHS collection. (I operated a VCR for the first time in over 10 years!) - Dawn is wonderful at what she does. She was very welcoming and hospitable throughout the whole weekend, was always available to help out (or provide VHSs), had extensive knowledge of the area (and by the area, I mean as far out as downtown Madison and Monroe, as well as everything in between), made great recommendations for meals and other activities, and always made sure that everyone had what they wanted and needed. She took an interest in us as people and was really a key part of making the weekend as great as it was. We didn't see Gary as much, but he was also very nice and helpful whenever we did see him. Overall, while I paid more for this than I probably would have for other B&Bs, the experience was totally worth it, and I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Awesome getaway for a Mother-Daughter weekend

5 on October 22, 2016

From the scrumptious gourmet breakfast to the cozy bathrobes at night, Dawn and Gary provide warm and welcoming hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed the groomed walking paths through the trees and relaxing swing benches! The recommendations for bike paths, sights and dining were "spot on" and made for fond memories we will enjoy for many years.

A true Shangri-la!!

5 on June 15, 2016

A friend and I had not seen each other in 10 years and wanted to meet halfway to reconnect. Madison WI was the midpoint and we decided to try a B&B, a first for both of us. In looking on the internet, Cameo Rose came up several times. After viewing the site and talking to Dawn herself about details, I just felt this was the place.. we were not disappointed!! The Victorian home is beautiful, with antiques and décor honoring the Victorian era. The rooms are stunningly decorated, very quiet and clean beyond compare! And the grounds are breathtaking. Walking around the property we saw deer, wild turkeys and birds all around. Gary has done on incredible job with the landscape and Dawn's gardens are stunning! Roses everywhere, as well as hostas, climatis, and water lilies, just to name a few. Sitting on a porch swing watching the sunset while delighting in Dawn's homemade fresh lemonade and warm cookies, to her lavish 4 course breakfast with organic meats, jams and jellies!! Well, I don't know how this can compare to any other B&B. Dawn and Gary have spoiled me to any they say...why go anywhere else when you have already had the best!!?? Many things to do around the towns there, great shopping, restaurants and artisan shops. Nothing disappoints!! Cathy S

Step back in time

5 on June 10, 2016

A friend and I had never stayed in a Band B until this past week. Can you say soon as we arrived at the gorgeous Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn, all apprehension disappeared. The owners were so welcoming and warm I felt as though I was visiting my family. The food was beyond description, both in presentation and flavor. The decor lived up to it's name and was so lovely that my friend and I kept saying "oh, how beautiful" about every two seconds! The rooms were stunning, spotless and quiet. The grounds were so beautiful that I have no words......waterfalls, birds, trees, walking get the picture......This was absolutely a winner, and We will be back. Thank you Dawn and Gary for providing a breath of fresh air in a crazy world.

Quiet country B&B

5 on June 03, 2016

A hidden gem - breakfast is outstanding & very close 5-10 minute drives provide exceptional spots for lunch, dinner & a variety of activities. B&B grounds are relaxing & customer service is a priority!

Perfect birthday weekend retreat

5 on April 19, 2016

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time at the Cameo Rose. Beautiful home, location, and grounds. The owner/proprietors really aim to please and do so with flying colors. Highly recommended!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Victorian Whirlpool Suite

The ultimate in romantic Madison WI getaways, the jewel of luxury whirlpool suites with unequalled privacy, space and relaxation for a couple that deserves everything. Our very spacious whirlpool suite offers English cottage charm, an oak hill view, a large living area complete with couch, loveseat, chair, coffee table, corner Victorian-style fireplace, TV/VCR, pillow-top-of-the-line Verlo Mattress King bed and private attached Kohler bath. Slip into something comfortable … an entire room for a super-sized double Bain Ultra whirlpool and luxurious spa robes.

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $269

Victorian Cottage Suite

Few bed and breakfast getaways in WI offer a spacious suite suitable for a small group of 3, 4, 5 or 6 adults in 3 beds (children age 12 or older welcome). Our spacious lower level suite offers English cottage charm, an oak hill view, large living area with couch, loveseat, chair, coffee table, corner Victorian-style fireplace, TV/VCR, pillow-top King bed and private attached Kohler bath. Includes a separate extra large bedroom with two Queen beds. 750 sq ft total area. Ideal for weekend getaways, area exploration or a week of relaxation. *$239/$219 plus additional guests over 3 are $45 each

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $249 - $269

Battenburg Lace WP Room

Indulge yourself in our elegant "special occasion whirlpool room for two" featuring panoramic and peaceful valley views, pillow-top King brass bed, Victorian-style fireplace, ceiling fan, TV/VCR, double whirlpool, private attached color Kohler bath, large shower and luxurious spa robes - the ultimate room getaway in WI. Ideal for romantic honeymoon getaways, anniversaries, weekend getaways and gift certificates.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Country Garden Room

Imagine a country garden in full bloom and a riot of summer colors accented by cool blues and crisp white eyelet. This room is bright and sunny with great window views. A Verlo comfort-top Queen sized white iron bed, wicker chair and rocker, Victorian-style fireplace, decorative ceiling fan, roomy sink and private attached Kohler shower-tub bath await you. Our luxurious spa robes add to your comfort during your stay and are available for sale.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Rose Arbor Room

Lavish roses and creamy lace capture the elegance and romance of the Victorian era. Wooded hillside views invite a hand-in-hand stroll, while an inviting Verlo comfort-top King-sized bed, an antique fainting couch, a Victorian-style vanity, roomy sink, decorative ceiling fan, private attached color Kohler shower-tub bath and our luxurious spa robes await you. The plush spa robes are available to buy in all sizes and 18 colors.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

White Eyelet Room

Our first floor room has soft blue colors with roses and white lace eyelet accents, a large turreted window seat with sunset views, a full wall mirror that complements the room and Verlo comfort-top Queen-sized bed, a Victorian-style fireplace at the foot of the bed, a decorative ceiling fan and a private attached Kohler bath with shower-tub and our luxurious spa robes. This room provides easy access for guests wishing to avoid stairs.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

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Location Type

On New Badger State Bike Trail, Golf Courses, Military Ridge Bike Trail, Miles Of Hiking Trails On Site, Sugar River State Bike Trail, Countryside, Wine country


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 25 miles

Directions to property:

6 miles South of Verona or 3 1/2 miles North of Belleville on Hwy 69. Turn East at Basco on Henry Road for 7/10ths mile to our sign and drive.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Telephone , 120 Scenic Acres, Pond, Waterfalls, Miles of Private Trails, Numerous Gardens, Onsite Views Every Window, Garden Gazebos, Pergolas, Panoramic Views

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Overture Theater & Arts Center, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoke near or in car only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 years old or older. Parents responsible.
  • Childcare Provided: No Parents are responsible for their children.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Kennel in nearby Oregon
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Phone toll free 866-424-6340 for availability - 2 day minimum on some weekends.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total reservation -min 1-night. Balance due at end of reservation.
  • Cancellations: All reservations are guaranteed by Visa or MasterCard. 50% (minimum 1 night charge) is due and payable when your reservation is made and the balance at the end of your reservation. Payments are refundable if you cancel 14 or more days prior to your scheduled arrival; or if your reservation is re-rented. A $30/room fee applies to all cancellations. Goups with 2 or more rooms must give 30 day notice.
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Dawn and Gary Bahr

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About the innkeepers

Dawn and Gary Bahr started Cameo Roe in 1991 on 120 acres of land. They offer warm hospitality and one of the most beautiful bed and breakfasts in the country.

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

Special meal options

Dietary Needs

Signature Dish

Raspberry Stuffed French Toast


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Special Package

4 Or More Nights Of Luxury

4 or More Nights of Luxury in a room - Save $20 per night. Stay longer and enjoy 101 plus things to do in the area... Check our "The Area" web page. Cameo Rose - an experience beyond your expectations! Only one special applies based on a stay in one room.

Special Occasion Package

LOVE IS ALWAYS IN SEASON AT CAMEO ROSE - Add a dozen large roses, a beautifully gift-wrapped box of chocolates, and complimentary bubbly to your special occasion! Every day you stay at Cameo Rose is special. $89.

Gift Certificates

A CAMEO ROSE GIFT CERTIFICATE - Is always available to make any special occassion special! It will be remembered and appreciated when given and provide many take home memories when used. Purchase in dollar amounts of for a room stay. Good for everyone for any occasion.

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