Comments from our recent Wedding Party:
“Eric Durkee and I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate our wedding day on Saturday. We had a great time and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did. The weather was perfect and the setting of the Ringling House Bed & Breakfast was stunning.
Oh and when we said no gifts people we actually meant it!! We had so many presents and kind words we are lost for words. Thank you all xxx”
The Ringling House Bed & Breakfast is an ideal venue for an executive retreat, club meeting or strategic planning session. The Library or Dining Room can comfortably accommodate up to 16 people. Secure WI-FI Internet access, projector w/ 100 inch double sided viewing screen available, as well as wireless printer/ scanner, copier and shredder. Adjacent rooms can be utilized as a break station to help keep you alert and refreshed. Accommodations at the Ringling House Bed & Brea…kfast include off-street parking and a total of six guest rooms. We offer reduced rates for attendees who choose to stay on during or after the conference or meeting. This applies to single occupancy, Sunday through Thursday evenings. We work with area caterers who can provide any food needs for your event, in addition to the farm to table breakfast made fresh daily. For more information, please visit www.ringlinghousebnb.com
We were recently interviewed by the Baraboo News Republics own Ben Bromley regarding our new Baraboo business. The link below will take you to the article. Thank you Ben for such a nice writeup!
The Charles Ringling Estate was pretty high tech in it’s time, it was made to be a self sustaining estate. It had a barn with a chicken coop, carriage house for carriages and horses, an underground cistern system that collected water from the gutters of all the buildings, and a green house. Now this cistern system fed water to the fire suppression system in the house, the outdoor fountain, the horses in the barn, and the plants in the greenhouse. Yesterday, as we were cleaning out the greenhouse, we found out how high tech this estate was for its time. The greenhouse was heated by a radiator system. Not only was the greenhouse heated, but the tables that held the plants were heated from below so the plants would survive the cold wisconsin winters! As history buffs, these things just amaze us! Hope you enjoy us sharing this with you!
Thursday night in a small town in Wisconsin with your spouse, no kids in site, what would you think of to do?
My fiance and I are finding out that the small town of Baraboo is about a bit more than stopping by the local watering hole. Since we are new in town, we have been exploring everything Baraboo has to offer. In this way, we can give our customers at the Bed & Breakfast, a first hand experience of the best of Baraboo.
This past Thursday, August 13th, 2015, there were a few things that Stuart and I wanted to check out. One was the packer pre-season game, and the other was the Baraboo concerts on the square. So, we went to Monk’s Bar on Baraboo’s square to watch the game, and when the concert started, we went out to check out the band playing on the square.
Madisalsa was playing on the square, people were dancing, and having a grand ol’ time! Madisalsa has some wonderful musicians, and this latino beat that you can’t help but shake your booty to.
What a wonderful night in smalltown wisconsin: Baraboo, I love you!
The great Circus Parade was this weekend in Baraboo, and what a great parade it was! The Ringling House Bed & Breakfast sponsored a circus wagon from Circus World Museum for that parade. To our delight, and my nieces, Sophia & Trinity Ikner who were carrying our sponsorship banner, they were carrying the banner for the white tiger! I took some shots while they were coaxing the tiger to go from it’s cage to the circus wagon before the parade started:
Finally he made it in and they closed the gate behind him. It is amazing how the mannerisims are similar to that of a domestic cat. Because of that relationship, I can see how some people mistakenly assume a tiger is “tame”. Here is the tiger after it was safely loaded into the circus wagon cage:
My nieces, and their cousing Tiffany with our banner:
I can’t forget about the giraffe and the camels, who where unashamedly helping themselves to the local trees:
While waiting around in the line-up, my niece Sophia spotted an unusual site; two elephants walking down the middle of birch street, getting ready for the parade line-up. Where else can you witness two elephants, walking down a city street, in glittering head gear? Yes, our own, Baraboo, WI!
Check out this new video, done by the Grand Marshals of the coming Circus Parade this Saturday in Baraboo: Baraboo’s own folk music group PHOX! All video work was done in the Ringling House Bed & Breakfast!
We LOVE the video, very creative! Thank you PHOX, Jordan Jensen, Zach Johnston, Michael Doyle Olson & Nanci Caflish!
Welcome to Baraboo Tours
Baraboo Tours offers unique walking tours, each telling a different story about Baraboo’s past and present history. Tours are scheduled from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day tours are available by appointment.
We offer the following tours:
Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Baraboo: Come and follow in the footsteps of the Ringling Brothers and see the legacy they left behind. Easy walking tour with three rest stops. Tour starts at the Al. Ringling Mansion , 623 Broadway. Baraboo. Tours are Thursday , Friday and Saturday. 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Cost is $8.00
Churches of Baraboo: Stroll through Baraboo’s history and see the churches of the downtown. We will visit the inside of four churches and hear about the history of the building. Great tour for those who love old churches. Tours by appointment.
Haunted Downtown Walk: Does Baraboo have ghosts ? Yes it does. Hear the stories about the ghosts that have ( and still do ) roam the downtown area. Bring your camera , you may capture the ghost that put the boo in Baraboo. One hour tour by flashlight. . Tour starts at the Al. Ringling Mansion. Cost $8.00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:15 pm and 8:30 pm..
Haunted Al. Ringling Mansion Tour – Fill your evening with a haunting experience like no other. The
spirits of Baraboo come alive in this tour. First you’ll view pictures of the spirits captured on previous tours. Then we will hand out ghost hunting equipment and tour the mansion. Tour is held at the Al. Ringling Mansion 623 Broadway Street, Baraboo. Cost : $20 adults, $15 children. Maximum of 20 people per tour. Call ahead to book your spot. Friday and Saturday night 8:30 pm.
NEW for 2015 – Spirit Walk : This tour starts at Con Amici Wine Bar 126 3rd Street. Sample two wines while you listen to tales of the spirit that haunt the bar. Then take a stroll though Baraboo’s most haunted section. Tour ends at Driftless Glen Distillery 300 Water Street. Here you will sample 6 locally distilled spirits. This tour is only for people over 21. $25 per person. Tour limited to 10 people per tour. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday’s 7:00 pm. Call ahead to reserve your spot.
These times and date don’t work for you? All tours are available by appointment. Call or e-mail to schedule your tour. or email@example.com