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Bear Valley Outdoor Inn is an 'Oasis for Wildlife.'

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Central location for the many popular tourist attractions of Southwest Wisconsin

Spend Christmas in the country! If the calendar is marked "booked", call Bill at 608-583-3243 for additional information.

Private, air-conditioned, fully furnished, clean and unique accommodations. Enjoy the comfortable, away-from-it-all atmosphere.

Please contact us by email through the HomeAway website to see if we have opening.

If your party is larger than seven, contact us at 608-583-3243.

In order to provide peace and serenity for our wildlife, we are a DRONE FREE zone.

Check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 unless different times are prearranged.

More Details

Bill Hetzel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


Plain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No underage drinking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
To provide peace & serenity to our guests and our wildlife, we are a DRONE FREE zone. Smoking allowed outside only. Check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 unless different times are prearranged.


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Bear Valley Outdoor Inn is an 'Oasis for Wildlife.'
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
Urbandale, Iowa

Immaculately kept. Up to date facilities tucked away from the bustle of the city.

  • 5 of 5

Owners/operators were terrific hosts who accommodated everything we asked for. Plenty of space, slept four adult males and had plenty of room for all our hunting gear. We tried to think of anything to suggest for changes, and most pressing issue was a lack of ESPN in the cable package. In other words, we had a complete condo that provided the perfect get away for our annual hunting trip. I would highly recommend a stay to anyone I know.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Bear Valley Inn is a Top Notch Facility

  • 5 of 5

Bill is a great host! The facilities are great and it feels like home. If you are a sportsman, stop scrolling, this is your place! Nothing but value here! The best part is no cell service!! The ofice never got ahold of me once!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sauk City, WI

Peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

The setting was quiet and calming. We were central to some interesting locations: art, wineries and parks. We had a very comfortable stay at the cabin. We all got restful nights of sleep.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute property with lots of character. Great spot for a weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great weekend away. We loved the property and would definitely come again. They even brought us fresh tomatoes from their garden!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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116 E Cornelia St. Hicksville, OH 43526

A beautiful inn set in a wonderful outdoor setting.

  • 5 of 5

A family of 7 (adults, all over 40) and we totally enjoyed this country setting. The inn had everything needed for anyone on vacation. If you love city life this is not the place to stay. But if you like to get up early to walk under thousands of stars, this is the place. Yes, you will have to drive a ways to get to a restaurant but the drive is easy with very little traffic and wonderful hills, valleys, farms, livestock, and wildlife. Or you can stay in (bring food) all the pots, pans, place settings, coffee pots, and microwave are there to use. We spent 8 days and enjoyed every minute. Visited lots of tourist sites in Wisconsin, totally enjoying the whole stay and trip. (Ohio resident)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Drummond, Wi USA

Girl's trip

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time. Bear Valley was everything we hoped it would be. Bill, Beverly, and Darcy were so nice----couldn't have asked for better hosts. The unit was wonderful, quiet, and very relaxing. Wonderful views of the valleys----only wish we had been here a couple of weeks later when the fall colors were out----must be absolutely beautiful. Lots to do in the area also. Oh, and the dogs were great!! Thank you for letting us share your great property. We will be back!

Kathi, Mary and Faye----Sept. 2017

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Noah's Ark Water Park
Original Wisconsin Ducks
House on the Rock
Dells Boat Tours
Mt Olympus Theme Park & Water Park
Downtown Wisconsin Dells
Walmart Supercenter
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin
Spring Green Preserve
Wisconsin Riverside Resort, Inc.
Cave of the Mounds
House on the Rock
Schnitzelbank Restaurant
"Good place to dine and have a cocktail with friends and family."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
M and N's in Bear Valley
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Merrimac on Lake Wisconsin
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Plain or Spring Green
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Wisconsin Dells
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Close to the intersection of Cty Rd N and Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Schnitzelbank, WI Riverside Resort or Arthur's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Devil's Head Baraboo
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
White Mound Park
Car: necessary

Spend Christmas in the country! We are located in the heart of beautiful Bear Valley and the confluence of five scenic drainage's. 750 acres of public land lay to the south. The remaining boundaries are surrounded by a privately owned wildlife refuge.

We are centrally located within a half hour of some of the most popular attractions of Southwest WI as well as some unique and tranquil settings within minutes.

Some of the activities that can be enjoyed from our front door are hunting, fishing, biking, motorcycling, snowmobiling, bird and wildlife watching, or just relaxing around one of our camp fires.

Also popular is the quality trout fishing available within walking distance. Trout fishing continues to get better as Bear Creek is currently under a stream bank improvement and trout habitat project.

The Outdoor Inn is popular with deer and turkey hunters as we offer a game cleaning facility including a hoist and walk in cooler.

Bill is a lifetime resident of the area, and as a bird and wildlife enthusiast, he can acquaint you with the numerous activities you might wish to enjoy.

To provide peace and serenity to our wildlife, we are a DRONE FREE ZONE.

We are a short drive from American Players Theatre, Governor Dodge State Park, Oakwood Fruit Farm, Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor’s Center, The Springs Golf Resort, Natural Bridge State Park, Our Lady of the Fields Chapel, Taliesin, Plain Westbrook Hills Golf Course, White Mound Park, Rockbridge, Hillside School, Tower Hill State Park, Hyde Mill, Unity Chapel, House on the Rock, Cedar Grove Cheese Co, Wisconsin Dells, and many other interesting tourist attractions.

For more information about the Outdoor Inn and the area, feel free to call Bill at 608-583-3243.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$99 a night per couple per unit, $25 per extra person.

Check in time is at 4:00 pm and check out time is at 11:00 unless a different time is prearranged.

In order to provide the peace and serenity of the area to our guests, we are a DRONE FREE zone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.