My husband and I just returned from our latest trip to Madison and overnight at Cameo Rose. We have stayed in many bed and breakfast inns across the country and Cameo Rose has set the standard for us and gets our votes for The Best. We began visiting Cameo Rose quite a few years ago after hearing about it from a family member. We enjoyed it so much that we have returned not once, but 14 times, for birthdays and anniversaries, or just a short get-away. We have been there at different seasons: summer, fall and winter. It is beautiful scenery no matter what time of year you go. It’s especially beautiful at Christmas time when it is so artistically decorated, both inside and out. Over the years it has just gotten better and better with updates and new additions inside, and the addition of the pond with waterfalls, along with a large screened-in gazebo where you can enjoy the beautiful landscaping and watch the birds and wild turkeys. Gary does a wonderful job maintaining the grounds and continually improving on them.
The attention to detail, and the cleanliness are impeccable. The beds are the most comfortable I have ever had away from home and the spa robes that are placed in each room are luxurious. We have stayed in every room at Cameo Rose and each one is beautifully decorated, unique and immaculate.
The breakfasts are truly incredible. Not only is everything very flavorful, but is beautifully presented on china dishes. Dawn often uses locally made products in her gourmet meals, many made by her from things growing on their property. I just think I’ve found a favorite breakfast and then Dawn serves something we haven’t had before, and then I’ve found a new favorite. More than once she has graciously shared recipes with me. We have found Dawn and Gary to be wonderful hosts: warm and friendly, always accommodating any request. They are both easy to talk to and listen to, and we so enjoy the times that we've had to just sit and visit. There is much to do in the area and Dawn is a great tour guide and knowledgeable about events that are happening during each visit . We have been to many restaurants that she has recommended (and made reservations for us). We have never been disappointed and have fond memories of the fine dining we have experienced.
Thank you Dawn and Gary for creating a wonderful home away from home. We always leave there feeling very relaxed and truly pampered. We feel very much at home there and look forward to our next visit. Thank you, Dawn, for the wonderful cake for Paul's birthday. He felt very special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- What a difference a night makes at a genuine Wisconsin getaway retreat on 120 scenic acres just 15 minutes from Madison - the University of Wisconsin, New Glarus - "America's Little Switzerland and Mount Horeb - "Little Norway". Voted "Best breakfast in the Midwest" and "#11 B&B / Country Inn in North America" (includes U.S., Canada & Mexico)! ~ Arrington's ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Belleville
- Belleville Country Inn