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

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!!!

A Great Getaway

5 on March 22, 2016

This was an ideal B & B for two busy women to have a relaxing getaway. The location in the country made it more relaxing. Dawn greeted us warmly when we arrived and served a picture perfect and delicious breakfast. We were also entertained by the birds at the feeder outside the dining room window plus a turkey . We loved the country atmosphere but also the fact that we didn't have to drive far for dining, sight seeing and shopping. We would love to return to Cameo Rose In the summer when the grounds will be even more beautiful with flowers blooming.

Will definitely return

5 on December 17, 2015

We travel extensively and have stayed in countless B & B's throughout the world. I must stay, Cameo Rose is one of the few that we would definitely return to again and again. Memorable in every way from the amazing setting in the country with the gorgeous views and beautiful grounds, to Dawn, a fabulous host and cook. The rooms had every amenity you could want; the location is ideal for exploring the small towns or going into Madison and Dawn;s suggestions for dinner and places to go was spot on. Give yourself the gift of staying at Cameo Rose. You won't regret it.

Highly recommend

5 on October 02, 2015

It was a pleasure for the four of us to stay at Cameo Rose Bed & Breakfast for 4 nights. The surrounding landscape is spectacular and the grounds of the B&B are immaculately maintained by the proprietors, Gary and Dawn. Dawn makes her guests feel special and goes the extra mile to ensure a stay is comfortable, quiet and enjoyable. We met a great couple from northern Wisconsin who stay at Cameo Rose one weekend every year for many years to celebrate their anniversary. Some of us stayed in the suite and others in the rose arbor room. The suite was spacious, comfortable and functional and the rose arbor room was expectedly smaller but still comfortable and functional. Dawn is a wonderful chef and the gourmet breakfasts were amazing and delicious. It was fun to watch her go out into her garden to pick fresh herbs and flowers in preparation for the next course. If guests need suggestions on what to do and see she has a wealth of information and experience. Our conversations were always peppered with her delightful sense of humor. Highly, highly recommend.

Beautiful and Relaxing

5 on February 22, 2015

This was our first B&B experience, and everything was wonderful. The early January weather was harsh, but the inn was very cozy and comfortable, and with everything still decorated for Christmas it was absolutely beautiful. We felt a bit pampered since we had the whole place to ourselves 3 out of our 4 nights, and it proved to be the perfect relaxing getaway. And the food was incredible, as well. We will definitely want to return again in "nice" weather to enjoy more of the outdoor experience.

How to avoid stress: get yourself pampered!

5 on February 12, 2015

The stress melts away when we come here. My wife and I have been repeat visitors for years. Dawn and Gary always make us feel welcome. We are always greeted by Dawn with something to drink that is perfect after our car ride. The rooms each have their own personality. We have picked a favorite which we always pick if it’s available, but the others are of equal quality, just for different tastes. Look at the descriptions online. Dawn is the consummate hostess and is great for dinner recommendations; I think she knows every restaurant in southern Wisconsin. After a night of peace and quiet, there is always a fantastic breakfast personally prepared and served by Dawn herself. We never have to worry about needing lunch on the way home. If we don’t feel like going anywhere, there are wonderful walking trails with beautiful views, as well as a variety of quiet sitting areas. We’re already looking forward to our next trip.

Excellent getaway

5 on June 18, 2014

In May my wife and I went to Cameo Rose for our birthdays (66 & 70) and had a wonderful time. The room was beautiful and the view out the windows was good as was the grounds where we walked, especially the well kept up pine woods (thanks Gary). Any chef could not improve on Dawn’s breakfasts. They were beautiful and well explained as to each part and delicious. Dawn also takes into consideration individual needs (eg. diabetics) in preparing them. Dawn and Gary are wonderful hosts and obviously enjoy what they are doing (for over 23 years) and work together as a good team. We highly recommend Cameo Rose to anyone wanting to get away for a weekend or longer. We have already recommended it to friends and plan to go back for our 45th anniversary in August.

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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

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.



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

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Signature Dish

Raspberry Stuffed French Toast