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“More than Circus City” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gollmar Guest House

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Gollmar Guest House
422 Third Street, Baraboo, WI 53913   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Baraboo B&B and Inns
appleton, wi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“More than Circus City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Jon & Sharon, Innkeepers of the Gollmar House B&B, have preserved and kept this historical home which they share with everyone fortunate enough to discover it. The rooms are lovely and genuine, comfortable and elegant. Breakfast is delicious, but we found ourselves more engaged in the conversation with these wonderful hosts. The Gollmar House has its own stories, but be sure to visit the other historical treasures within walking distance, as the Gollmar House is just a couple blocks walk to "The Square" in Baraboo, which hosts the Al Ringling Theatre and plenty of wonderful shops & restaurants. Please visit our review of our favorite restaurant in Baraboo on the Square! If you're in the Baraboo area or just want a wonderful place to stay while discovering Baraboo, Devils Lake & Wisconsin Dells, we wholeheartedly recommend the Gollmar House Bed & Breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed at the Gollmar Guest House so we could participate in the Baraboo Wine Walk (which is held twice per year). Their home is walking distance from the downtown square so the location is excellent. Sharon & Jon were amazing hosts and exceeded our expectations for our stay. Their house has a lot of character, including the cherub painting on the ceiling by the staircase and the Newel Post Light in the foyer. Sharon and Jon have a lot of interesting stories and we really enjoyed our conversations with them. Sharon's breakfast is incredible and you will not go away hungry. We will definitely stay with them again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Bend, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We used this as home base before joining the extended family for a reunion at nearby Devil's Lake State Park, and were very happy with our accommodations in Isabelle's room. The bed was comfortable, and featured one of Sharon's handmade quilts. It also has a double whirlpool, but we didn't allow enough free time in our schedule to enjoy it. Maybe next time! I'm pretty sure we'll be back for the stuffed French toast again. We enjoyed a huge breakfast both days of our stay, and both were memorable.

Hosts Sharon and John were very helpful, giving us tips on everything from the best route to the park to area restaurants. We arrived in Baraboo a day before the reunion to meet friends for dinner, and their recommendation of the Log Cabin Restaurant on Hwy. 33 met our needs. The food was quite good, the portions were large, and our friend who has difficulty walking had no trouble navigating the aisles. The menu was basic, typical American fare, perfect for my fussy hubby. After checking out Sunday, we enjoyed an hour-long tour of the Al Ringling Theater which was recommended by Sharon. Tours are $5, and are offered at 11 a.m. daily through the summer. It is a beautiful facility, and we'd like to return to catch a film or live performance on a return visit.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

My husband and I wanted a quick trip for Labor Day weekend so chose Baraboo - 90 minutes from Milwaukee. We stayed at the Gollmar Guest House for three nights in the Isabelle Room. Sharon and Jon, the proprietors, were extremely friendly and accomodating-they were great. Sharon's gorgeous quilts were all over the house, including on the beds. They had a shared area for the guests with a small refrigerator and micorowave as well as tea, coffee, popcorn. There is a shared parlor upstairs where all guests can read, listen to music, watch TV , play chess, etc. There is a deck to the outside. The house was very clean and user friendly but not a hotel. (That was the idea). There is no hair dryer, shampoo, or big parking lot on a busy thoroughfare. There are, however, windows that open and birds that sing. You can smell the breakfast as it wafts up the stairs. Sharon knocks herself out for breakfast - we never needed lunch! Sharon and Jon say they don't, but I think they wait up for their guests. If you do not care for a whirlpool, I suggest the Meadow Room - more bathroom floor space and an easier to use closet. Isabelle Room, does however, has a great view of their yard. We did not see the Viola Room as it was occupied. (They do have air conditioning but we did not need it this weekend).

We met wonderful Russian guests during our stay. They have guests from all over the world in this quiet neighborhood a couple blocks from the square. Activities: We really enjoyed the Aldo Leopold Center, International Crane Center, Ringling Theater on the square, the Coffee Bean just off the square. Monks on the square is a bar/grill that is NUTS for the Badgers. The Grainery is a great whole food store. It is a great, intelligent little town an hour form Madison. Gollmar was a great stay. We look forward to returning-my husband wants to go fly fishing with enthusiast, Jon-proprietor.

Pamm & Phil
Brookfield, WI







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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

We always stay at a B&B when we travel. The Gollmar house was THE BEST B&B we have EVER been to! It was clean, excellent decorated, charming, gorgeous and the innkeepers (Jon and Sharon) were EXCELLENT! It was the best breakfast we have ever eaten - and so much food! Sharon met us at the curb when we arrived - showed us around the house - and asked if we had dietary concerns for breakfast. We slept well - the accomodations in our room were fabulous - even a little stocked kitchen in the hallway! Sharon prepared magnificent breakfasts all three mornings we were there! ABSOLUTELY OUT OF THIS WORLD! Jon and Sharon helped us with our planning for the day - and even let us borrow their phone book and internet. There are not enough words to describe these special innkeepers and their committment to guest satisfaction! They are warm and inviting! Would stay there again and again! ENJOY your stay! And please give Jon and Sharon our best! :)

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenosha, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

The host of this quaint BnB in Baraboo bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. We called to let them know when we could be expected and she was waiting for us on the porch. She greeted us warmly gave us a quick tour of the property and asked us if we had a breakfast preference. We were the only guests on this particular weekend and she asked if the usual 9 am breakfast was okay or if we wanted it at a different time due to us having an event to attend at 11. She served breakfast promptly at 9. The table was set elegantly, water, coffee and juice available. Fresh fruit salad....warm bread and muffins awaited us...followed by a cheese omelet and sausages and that was followed by a fantastic stuffed french toast. The room was wonderful, the fireplace and 2 person whirlpool made what should have been a depressing weekend due to the death of a friend into a relaxing getaway. We highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast. This history and warmth of this home will be remembered always.

  • Liked — The fireplace and the whilrpool
  • Disliked — no answer it was all very nice
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2003

We stayed at the Gollmar Guest House in July'03 and had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful. We had the attic room which really wasn't any higher up than the other rooms but did have sloped ceilings like an attic would. This room had a fireplace and also a whirlpool tub although we didn't use either.

The breakfast was amazingly delicious and the hosts very friendly and accomodating. I'd definitely stay here on my next trip to Baraboo.

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Address: 422 Third Street, Baraboo, WI 53913
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Baraboo
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Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Baraboo
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