Otter Creek Inn

2536 Highway 12 , Eau Claire, WI 54701 USA (Show map)


On a wooded hillside high above, but adjacent to, the Otter Creek is this spacious three-story English Tudor Inn. Inside is an inviting, romantic, antique-filled Country-Victorian decor. The Inn is known for it's unique decor and attention to detail. Each guestroom has a private restroom with shower, a double whirlpool, TV, VCR, CD player, radio and alarm, fluffy robes,and coffeemaker. Many guestrooms also have a gas fireplace and mini-frig. Breakfast-in-bed is a specialty and the breakfast menu allows a choice of entrees and serving times. The Inn is popular for a getaway for an anniversary or birthday, and also a unique respite for business travelers. The one acre wooded setting is located within the city limits, close to numerous restaurants and shops, just two miles form UWEC and CVTC, and just 1 1/2 hours southeast of the St. Paul/Minneapolis area. A bike trail crosses the property.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great way to celebrate a birthday!

4.6 on May 09, 2018

We were looking for a night away to celebrate a special birthday. This Inn is incredible - in its setting as well as its decor and the friendliness of the owners. We stayed in the King bed suite and had a wonderful time. Randy was kind enough to show us around and also point out the unique decor. And then have breakfast dropped off at our door was very special. Thanks so much!

Great B&B!

5 on April 12, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay at Otter Creek B&B. The home is beautiful. We were given a tour of the home, including those rooms that were unoccupied, upon our arrival. Our room was very cozy and decorated very nicely. The breakfast, which was served at our door and which we ate at a charming table by a window in our room, was delicious. We would not hesitate to stay here again or to recommend it to others.

Great B&B

5 on April 01, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Otter Creek B&B. We were given a tour of the amazingly beautiful home when we arrived. Randy provided great information on a restaurant nearby about which we had questions. Our room was very cozy and comfortable. It is clear that Shelly and Randy pay attention to the little details as well as the main things. Our breakfast served to us in our room was absolutely delicious. We would gladly stay here again.

Otter Creek Inn was beautiful!

4.6 on March 06, 2018

Our host, Randy, was fantastic, the breakfast was phenomenal, and we loved the privacy the home provided.

Just amazing

4.8 on February 23, 2018

This beautiful bed and breakfast was so cool. We loved the antiques ,the history, the classy decor. The work that went into this place is unbelievable. Our room was warm and comfortable. The breakfast was great! We would stay again anytime.

Very relaxing

5 on February 20, 2018

It was very relaxing and enjoyable. The owners are very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be staying again. The house is gorgeous!

Wonderful Get Away

5 on February 14, 2018

My husband and I just wanted a night away from home. This was our first time staying here and it was lovely. Friendly, clean, inviting, quiet, beautifully decorated bed & breakfast. It was just what we were looking for.

Wonderful stay

4.6 on January 03, 2018

Stayed here for the first night of our honeymoon. Beautiful, quiet place, tucked away, but it was easy to find. Aside from some dust, the room was very clean. Excellent food and service. We were very pleased with our stay. Thank you!

Great B and B experience

4.6 on January 01, 2018

The owners were welcoming and gracious hosts. They gave us a tour of the house and explained the history behind the family heirlooms displayed throughout. Gave us great food recommendations for our night out, too. The rooms are beautiful with personal bathrooms, fireplaces, and jacuzzis. Very comfortable stay and GREAT breakfast brought to your room.

Hidden Treasure

5 on December 05, 2017

I am blown away by this place. It is full of beautiful antique treasure handpicked by the owners over time. Tastefully done up rooms, scrumptious breakfast and to top it all the most humble hosts ever. Randy & Shelly, kudos to you for doing such an awesome job. Highly recommend this if you are in the Eau Claire area. I can’t wait to be back.

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Rooms & Rates

Palm Room

Our largest suite, the Palm Room, is decorated in deep greens with touches of gold and cream colors. The room contains two bay windows - one in front of the sunken cloverleaf-shaped whirlpool. The Palm Room is located on the first floor of the building, on the back northeast side of the building, and contains 610 square feet of living space.

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $220

Violet Room

Decorated in a rich burgundy and ecru color scheme, the Violet Room contains a four poster mahogany canopy bed. The Violet Room is located on the second floor of the building, on the front southeast side of the building, and contains 326 square feet of living space.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $180

Rose Room

Our second-largest room,the Rose Room,is decorated in blues & caramel.A cloverleaf-shaped whirlpool sits near a window overlooking the courtyard.It is located on the second floor of the building,on the back northeast side,with 435 sq.feet of living space.

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

$160 - $200

Gardenia Room

With large windows on two walls, the Gardenia Room is a bright and sunny room. Decorated in sage greens and cream colors, it is located on the first floor of the building, on the front southeast side of the building, with 339 square feet of living space.

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

$140 - $180

Jasmine Room

A sunken oval-shaped whirlpool sits in front of a bay window in the Jasmine Room. The room is decorated in navy blue and gold,and is located on the first floor of the building, on the front southwest side of the building,with 235 sq.feet of living space.

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

$130 - $160

Magnolia Room

This tiny room, the Magnolia Room, is decorated in navy blue and beige colors, and is nestled under the eaves. It is located on the second floor of the building, on the front southwest side of the building, and contains 173 square feet of living space.

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

$120 - $140

Check Dates



La Crosse, WI (WSE-La Crosse County) 90 miles

Directions to property:

{Please do not use your GPS to find us as there are problems with street names and numbers in our area.) From Interstate 94, take the exit for Highway 53 to the north (Exit #70). Proceed north on Highway 53 (not Business 53) approximately 2.5 miles. Take Exit #87 for Clairemont Avenue (also known as Highway 12) and turn east (right) onto Clairemont Avenue. Almost immediately move into the left-hand lane and then into the left-hand turn lane. This is the turn in to the Otter Creek Inn, which is on the north side of the road. (You are turning left onto Hansen Lane - which is also the driveway to the Inn.) If you are on Clairemont Avenue and reach the stoplight at 10th Street, you have gone too far and just missed us.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Amish Community 18 miles away., Red Cedar State Biking Trail, Chippewa River State Biking Trail, Old Abe State Biking Trail, Carson Park, Fanny Hill Dinner Theatre, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card required to guarantee reservation.
  • Cancellations: No charges will be assigned if cancellations are received a minimum of eight days (per room reserved) prior to your reservation date. For cancellations received with less than eight days notice (per room reserved), you will be charged for the entire evening(s) plus tax unless we are able to rebook the room to someone else for the same time period.



Shelley & Randy Hansen

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  • Time Served: 7:00 - 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast-in-bed, In-room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Gluten free