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A Romantic Getaway at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast

For those looking for a quick reset before the holiday madness sets in, you’ll want to join us at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast in Baraboo for a relaxing and romantic getaway. The historic house was once home to the famed circus Ringling Family, and it still represents the feeling and atmosphere of that time. Step back to the days when life was a little quieter, but you’ll still have access to today’s modern conveniences—it’s the best of both worlds.

Our cozy Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast offers six glamourous guest rooms with historical furniture reproductions and antique furnishings, beautifully designed and comfortable; all the rooms offer private en suite baths, wi-fi, and pleasant seating areas. The rooms each tell the love story of an important couple from the Ringling Family—adding to the romance factor for those here with your special someone. We can’t wait to host you in Baraboo; book your next winter getaway today! Continue reading

Your Guide to Mirror Lake State Park this Fall

One of the best Wisconsin State Parks is just 15-minutes from Baraboo. With a stunning reflective lake at the center. Mirror Lake State Park offers some of the most beautiful scenery for hiking, canoeing, or birdwatching. The slim reservoir covers 137 acres within the 2,179-acre state park in the Wisconsin Dells region. This unique area is known for its fascinating geology, with rock formations and gorges dating back to the last glacial period of the ice age. It’s the perfect place to take in the bright Wisconsin fall foliage!

A visit to Mirror Lake State Park is listed in the top five things to do in Baraboo on TripAdvisor—most reviews point out that this lake follows a strict no wake rule, so only person-powered boats are allowed, creating a serene and peaceful atmosphere, which you’ll experience throughout the park. Whether you’re paddling along the glassy water, sitting atop the sandstone bluffs under red pines, or exploring the deep wooded acreage, you’ll feel at one with nature at Mirror Lake State Park.

Before you start filling your itinerary with hikes and kayaking adventures at Mirror Lake State Park, you’ll want to book your lodging. Our Baraboo Bed and Breakfast is a one-of-a-kind historic space with elegant guest suites, a bountiful breakfast service each morning, and the warmest hospitality. The house, originally designed and built by the Ringling Family of circus fame, has been meticulously maintained and modernized for a comfortable stay.

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Explore the Driftless Glen Distillery in Baraboo WI

If you’re in the Baraboo area, you must check out the Driftless Glen Distillery—a one hundred percent grain-to-glass distillery most known for producing bourbon and rye whiskey, but with a portfolio that also includes brandy, vodka, and gin. You’ll find a few experiences at Driftless Glen Distillery: tours, tastings, cocktails, and a full lunch and dinner restaurant serving flavorful and creative dishes. They offer indoor seating in the airy, modern space or an outdoor patio area overlooking the Baraboo River.

The Driftless Glen Distillery first broke ground in 2012, with its first barrels in 2014. Owned by husband and wife team Brian and Renee Bemis, who are passionate about creating locally made and smooth spirits. Since the inception of the Driftless Glen Distillery, its products have received top accolades, including “Wisconsin Distillery of the Year” by the New York International Spirits Competition. The restaurant on site also holds the number two spot as the best restaurant in Baraboo, WI.

Before you make your reservation for dinner and tour at the Driftless Glen Distillery, you’ll want to secure your lodging in Baraboo. Our historic and charming bed and breakfast is just the place! Not only will you be within walking distance to the distillery, but your lovely guest room will be the most welcome addition to your getaway. You’ll love the architecture and stories that make our space unique and memorable. Check out our upcoming availability at Ringling House Bed and Breakfast and book today!  Continue reading

The Best Things to do in Baraboo WI this Summer

Summer is one of the best times to visit the midwest, and there are so many fantastic things to do in Baraboo WI. Our charming, small, historic town is perfect for a weekend getaway or leisurely vacation during the warmer months. Located only 10 minutes from Devil’s Lake State Park—one of the most visited parks in Wisconsin—outdoor lovers will have their pick of adventures to explore in the wilderness. For those who enjoy beer and wine, you’ll find a host of local breweries and wineries serving some of the best adult beverages around. We also love to eat in Wisconsin, so the restaurant choices are decadent and delicious.

And those are just a few of the fantastic things to do in Baraboo WI, this year! Before you start packing your itinerary with activities, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and our Baraboo Bed and Breakfast is the ideal space to stay. The Ringling House is not just a place to keep your bags and rest at night; our historical Inn becomes a big part of your adventure. The beautiful mansion has been meticulously restored; the guest rooms are divine and still represent the charm of the original space, but with added modern amenities for the ultimate getaway to the midwest.

Head over to our booking calendar and reserve your room today! Continue reading

Dine Out at Tumbled Rock Brewery and Kitchen

Located just outside the north entrance of the incredible Devil’s Lake State Park, Tumbled Rock Brewery and Kitchen is the ideal place to grab a much-deserved drink and delicious meal after a day of enjoying the outdoors. This Baraboo restaurant and brewery has an open-kitchen concept while maintaining an intimate experience. There’s leather chair seating near a large, cozy fireplace, lots of space at the bar top, and a giant outdoor patio on a beautiful two-acre property in the Baraboo Bluffs.

Tumbled Rock Brewery and Kitchen is just a quick, scenic drive from our Baraboo Bed and Breakfast. Just about five minutes by car, and you’ll be there! The location of our charming historic Inn is truly one of the best reasons to stay with us; we’re close to everything but set back on a quiet corner for complete relaxation. Our six guest rooms, each named for a couple within the famed circus family, will immerse you in the Ringling history with antique appointments and touches paired with today’s modern conveniences.

Start planning your next getaway to Wisconsin and book your stay today! Continue reading

Head to Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area

Spring is the perfect time to find some gorgeous wildflower hikes, and Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area is a beautiful spot in the Wisconsin wilderness for these strolls. Located in the Northeastern end of Devil’s Lake State Park, Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area is known for its glen cut in a deep sandstone gorge. These ancient stone walls are made of quartzite, pebbles, and boulders, creating magical walls lining this hike. They actually generate protection for some endangered flora and fauna species of the area.

As a guest at our Baraboo Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be a scenic 15-minute drive from Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area. It’s a lovely day trip out to stretch your legs, view some stunning scenery, and get into the fresh Wisconsin air. You’ll want to join us in the dining room before you set out for hot coffee and a home-cooked meal with seasonal ingredients—included every morning of your stay! We’ll be ready to welcome you back in the afternoon as well for a treat before you head out for dinner at one of the nearby Baraboo restaurants. Head on over to our availability calendar and book your next stay today! Continue reading

Get Your Tickets to Circus World Museum this Year

The Ringling Brothers put Baraboo on the map, so it’s no surprise that the Circus World Museum is a big attraction here. It’s so big that it encompasses a collection of buildings, including the remaining structures of the original wintering grounds of the Ringling Brothers Circus, a big top where they host live performances, and an entire library dedicated to circus-centric history books, archives, and photographs. You’ll also find outdoor areas with circus wagons and other significant memorabilia.

The Circus World Museum is owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, a group dedicated to preserving interesting locations and historical places all around the state. A trip through the exhibits, the big top, and the circus wagon display is a nostalgic experience for many. Some may say it harkens back to a simpler time when entertainment wasn’t directly available to us at every minute of the day.

There’s no better Baraboo lodging option than the Ringling House Bed and Breakfast for those planning a trip to the Circus World Museum. Built by Charles Ringling in 1901, the Georgian Revival home near the downtown Baraboo, WI, remained in the Ringling family until 2015 when Innkeepers Julie Hearley and Stuart Koehler bought the property. They are dedicated to maintaining the intricate architecture and history of the home while making it a comfortable and welcoming place to stay for the ultimate getaway to Baraboo.

Get ready to get your tickets to the 2022 season at the Circus World Museum, and be sure to get your lodging on the books today! Continue reading

Scenic Drives to Enjoy Fall Colors Near Baraboo WI

One of the best ways to enjoy fall colors near Baraboo WI is from the warmth and comfort of your own car on scenic drives through the area. There are miles of winding highways and backroads cutting through the gorgeous forested landscape of Wisconsin. The diverse mix of trees brings some of the most vibrant oranges, golds, and red hues to our area. The maples, oaks, dogwoods, and poplars are in abundance putting on a show for scenic drives through the countryside.

Baraboo WI is a particularly colorful area in autumn and our location to Devil’s Lake State Park is a huge boon for scenic drives. Devil’s Lake State Park is the most popular park in Wisconsin. The park is 10,000 acres of untouched wilderness with lush, dense forests and unique rock formations surrounding the mile long lake as the centerpiece. There are specific scenic drives that include parts of Devil’s Lake State Park, that are great routes for fall foliage.

Our Baraboo Bed and Breakfast is in the ideal location for these stunning scenic drives. We’re only ten minutes from Devil’s Lake State Park making the Ringling House Bed and Breakfast the best place to start and end your adventure. We’re also right near downtown Baraboo for dining, historical tours, and nightlife. Our elegant guests rooms serve as lovely spaces for a special getaway in Wisconsin. Check out fall availability and book your stay today!  Continue reading

Great Wildflower Hikes in Wisconsin Near Us

Discovering a big field of bright wildflowers or a wooded path lined with trillium are small joys, but memories that stay with you for a long time. Thankfully, there are some really great wildflower hikes in Wisconsin right near our Baraboo Bed and Breakfast. The Southern part of the state is particularly beautiful this time of year, and planning to take the best hikes in Wisconsin for wildflower viewing is a great addition to any vacation or weekend getaway to our neck of the woods.

Our location in Baraboo is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Luckily, we’re surrounded by State Parks and designated Natural Areas. Devil’s Lake State Park and Mirror Lake State Park are two of the most popular spots for hikes in Wisconsin, and they’re both within 15 minutes from our Baraboo Bed and Breakfast. Both of these parks offer a diverse landscape within the park itself, from lakefront recreation and plant life to mountainous, rugged rock formations and wooded areas.

The Ringling House Bed and Breakfast is a bit of a hidden gem in Wisconsin. As a guest here, you’ll not only be able to explore and enjoy the gorgeous countryside, but take in the lovely architecture and history of our Colonial Revival home that once belonged to the renowned Ringling Family. Each guest room tells a story, the antique appointments are timely, and you’ll feel fully immersed in the days of yore. Check our availability and book your next getaway to Baraboo today! Continue reading

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