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
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Good breakfast

5 on August 02, 2017

We stayed just for one night on our way to Duluth. The owner was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was great.

3rd time

4.2 on July 14, 2017

This was our third stay here for our third anniversary. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We've stayed in three of the five rooms. All have been great! The garden and gazebo in the back were beautiful. The breakfast in the morning was delicious! Love the pecan crusted French toast! The owner has always been enjoyable and courteous. Definitely planning to go there for our fourth anniversary!

Weekend Away

4.6 on July 07, 2017

My husband and I have never stayed at a B&B before. We had no idea what to expect. We drove up to a beautiful home, and were greeted by a wonderful caretaker (Randy). We were shown all around the B&B then to our room. It was more than either of us expected it to be. Very beautiful, quiet, nicely decorated, and just enough space for the two of us. We loved having the opportunity to watch television when we wanted to, as well as a wide variety of VHS movies (loved that they still had these). The breakfast choices and option to have it in our room was beyond fabulous. Excellent breakfasts. Very beautiful, peaceful, and we cannot wait to go again.

Absolutely perfect!

5 on May 11, 2017

We wanted to find a memorable getaway location to celebrate a special event. This was it, hands down. We could not have asked for a more perfect room on this beautiful property. As musicians, we were tickled to be able to say that we slept under the piano in the dining room. The jetted tub was so inviting that we were in it 3-4 time a day! The food was consistently delicious and our host was delightful. Would return in a heartbeat if the opportunity presented.


4.8 on February 26, 2017

Cozy and delicious breakfast


5 on January 31, 2017

We loved the jacuzzi and the breakfast even though we didn't eat the breakfast! We went down to checkout and he was still offering us our food! The people are really friendly and the room was exquisite!

Great place in Eau Claire

4.6 on October 24, 2016

We had a really good experience at Otter Creek by Eau Claire and will definitely go there again. We generally prefer to stay at interesting places and there aren't really a lot in the EC area. Fanny Hill was a nice place with great food and theater options but closed a couple years ago. I'm from the area and go back often to visit relativess....I don't like the big motel chains and prefer the smaller family run things like Otter Creek....we had a great experience there.....the owners were friendly locals (well maybe not as local as my family) and we had a few of the usual Wisconsin talks.....folks in Wisconsin all play together Minnesota friends have also noticed that....a decent wave here and there.....a few of the normal polite things go a long ways some folks we're probably a bunch of hicks but to those that understand.....this is how normal people need to meet and greet....

A Good Time Was Had By All!!!

5 on October 12, 2016

Okay, in our case "all" was just the two of us but we found everything very nice. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, the house and furnishings were amazing, and the meals were outstanding (probably some of the best ever). The peacon crusted french bread totally blew us both away and the egg dishes were eexcellent as well. We'll definitely be returning..........

Palm room is awesome!

5 on September 29, 2016

Stayed in the Palm room and was very impressed. Overall building had a great atmosphere with its classic look. The hosts are very kind and attentive and do their best to make your stay an enjoyable one.

Great experience!!!

4.4 on September 15, 2016

Otter Creek is an amazing bed and breakfast. The breakfast options were great and the food was wonderful. The house is beautiful and Randy and Shelley were great hosts!! Would go again!!

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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

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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

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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

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  • 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.
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Shelley & Randy Hansen

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

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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

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