Otter Creek Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

Hidden Treasure

4.8 on October 11, 2017

The Otter Creek Inn was not what I expected. It was so much better! From the outside, it is a beautiful home set on a large wooded property. There are gardens surrounding the home with statuary and a gazebo. When you step inside, it’s like going back in time. There are furnishings, photos, instruments, collectibles, and so many items that have been gathered by the Hansen’s over the years. Each one holds a story whether it’s from 1865 or 1995. Randy and Shelley have also created numerous custom pieces throughout the B&B that reflect both their talent and their passion for creating something wonderful to be enjoyed by others. Oh, and the breakfast was fabulous!


Fantastic relaxing getaway!

4.8 on October 10, 2017

The room was cozy and the tub was very relaxing. Awesome breakfast. Loved the history about the house. Great find in Eau Claire.


Great visit

4.6 on October 04, 2017

Lovely small room. We chose the smallest. Very clean and cozy. Hosts were super accommodating. Breakfast choices were many, and the breakfast was wonderful. The house was full of Victorian items. Could have spent lots of time exploring the library. Nice outdoor garden. Very convenient location.


Breakfast in room suits many. Not all

3.4 on September 13, 2017

Stuck in a time warp. For example the owner said “it's all about the antiques...so we have a VHS player in every room and a selection of 200 videos to watch.“ Making a feature of that! Very nice host. I chose the Bed and Breakfast for the interaction with owners and guests. After my guided tour I had to choose my breakfast. The paperwork made it clear delivery to the room was the norm and if eating in the dining room one may be alone. Very nice breakfast delivered to my room bang on the time I selected. Jacuzzi in room but firm notes saying not to add any products at all to it. So I poached in some hot water for a while! Convenient location beside a busy highway. Rooms quiet. Fantastic Italian restaurant 5 minutes walk away. Not a peaceful walk but safe. Over the highway.


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.


Cozy

4.8 on February 26, 2017

Cozy and delicious breakfast


Wonderful!

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!


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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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Location

Airport

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

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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Shelley & Randy Hansen

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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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