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

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Central location for the many popular tourist attractions of Southwest Wisconsin

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

There are two units that can be rented separately, or can be combined as one unit, with a small entryway between them, for sleeping a total of nine. Because we sometimes rent one of the two units separately, we do not post our rentals on the calendar unless both are rented. Please inquire by email or phone to see if we have an opening.

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:
April 21, 2017


Plain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Loft
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Single bed located in an alcove near the bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 2 units that can be joined to sleep 9. The Cedar Unit has maximum sleeping for 3. The Pine Unit has maximum sleeping for 6.
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Bear Valley Outdoor Inn is an 'Oasis for Wildlife.'
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
Glenview, IL

Sweet and cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Bill for letting us enjoy your beautiful, clean and well-maintained cabin. It was short stay, but we visited White Mound County Park, Natural Bridge State Park and Devil's Lake State Park. So, it was an amazingly nice stay.

Your little dogies, Trixie and Rowdy, became our friends. We miss them.

It was a pleasure to have a deal with you and Darcy. Thank you, so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed staying here as we prepared for our daughter’s wedding in Spring Green.

We felt like it was a home away from home and we were all very comfortable with the rustic décor and beautiful wood work.

Nestled right in the heart of some of Wisconsin’s most amazing scenic views.

Bill and Darcy were very accommodating and made us feel welcome and at home.

Great folks!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Ridge, NJ

Spectacular experience with nature!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a spectacular experience with nature. The grounds have been designed to provide a haven for wildlife. The wide variety of flowers displayed in numerous gardens drew butterflies, dragonflies, and many many birds. We watched two hummingbirds fly back and forth each evening to one feeder and numerous other birds feed at another. There was also a beautiful Lilly pond and a trail leading to a small stream.

The accommodations were spacious and comfortable with everything you need. Bill was generous to leave a dozen fresh eggs for us as well. We would definitely return to this sanctuary.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to relax, and loved this place from moment one! Bill is friendly and we loved the farm fresh eggs he provided. My husband and I don't get a chance to eat breakfast together very often so it was a real treat to enjoy the tasty eggs together!

The cabin was clean, and was well equipped. We typically go out to eat when on vacation, but throughly enjoyed grilling and cooking at the site. The rooms are nicely decorated with many pretty wildlife art pieces to be enjoyed. We loved the bird feeder right outside our living room window. We had cardinals, finches, woodpeckers, ect to entertain us each morning.

Loved not having cell / internet service on site because it really allowed us to unplug and just enjoy God's beauty.

Definitely have The Outdoor Inn marked as a favorite! Thanks Bill!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family spring vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were so grateful as a family to have found this gem!!! Beautiful scenery and exceptional service and help from bill...just an overall amazing place for couples or families.....our kids adored the two dogs....they are still talking about them...beautiful cabin style suite with plenty of room...we WILL b coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great relaxing get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Bear Valley Outdoor Inn. Upon our arrival, Bill introduced himself and offered us a dozen farm fresh eggs. Inside everything was extremely clean and very well maintained. All the amenities are there for your convenience, as well as towels and plenty of blankets. The decor is fantastic, the views outside are inspiring (even in the winter time), and there is no cell phone reception whatsoever....I couldn't have asked for anything more.

I would definitely like to stay at the Bear Valley Outdoor Inn again as am extremely curious to see the views in the summertime. Plus, I need to test the fishing around there.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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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
Wisconsin Riverside Resort or Arthur's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Devil's Head Baraboo
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
White Mound Park
Car: necessary

The wetlands at Bear Valley Outdoor Inn are alive with the mating calls of the Sand-hill Cranes in the spring! 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

Plain Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

$89 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.

Bill does not accept credit cards, so you would be paying in check or cash and he requires a deposit of $89 be sent to Bill Hetzel, E2772 Hwy N, Hillpoint, WI 53937 to confirm the reservation. Remainder of payment can be made directly to Bill during the time of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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