Old Oak Inn
Bed and Breakfast Acorn Lounge & Reception Hall

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About Us

Experience the timeless charm and warm hospitality of the Old Oak Inn Bed & Breakfast and Acorn Lounge, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Driftless Area of Southwestern Wisconsin.

Our historic Victorian home has been meticulously restored to seamlessly blend the elegance of the past with modern-day comforts, providing you with an unforgettable retreat. Whether you're seeking a cozy bed and breakfast, a delightful dining experience, or the perfect venue for your special event, we have it all.

Our dedication to preserving this rich heritage while seamlessly integrating modern luxuries is the essence of our identity. Our historic Victorian residence transcends being merely a structure; it is a living embodiment of the past, where the allure of yesteryears effortlessly harmonizes with the conveniences of today.

The Old Oak Inn beckons as more than just a place to rest; it's an immersive experience—an opportunity to detach from the ordinary and immerse yourself in a realm of tranquility and refinement. Each of our guest rooms is a sanctuary meticulously curated to offer you solace, renewal, and a sense of belonging.

However, we aspire to be more than a bed and breakfast; we are a destination where exceptional dining and entertainment intersect. Our Acorn Lounge transforms into a stage where culinary artistry and music blend in perfect symphony. From the magnetic "Wingin' Wednesday" to our beloved Friday fish fry tradition and the global gastronomic journeys of Saturdays, every visit promises a culinary odyssey.

Planning a momentous occasion? Look no further. Our reception hall is a canvas primed to realize your dreams, whether it's a wedding, a milestone celebration, or a corporate gathering. Entrust us with the intricate details, and savor every precious moment of your special day.

Nestled within the Driftless Area's heart, we invite you to explore the natural splendor that envelops us. Our outdoor experiences offer an avenue to rekindle your connection with nature through guided nature walks, birdwatching, and picturesque picnics. Here, time slows, the fresh air invigorates, and the extraordinary landscapes unique to this region reveal their majesty.

The Old Oak Inn transcends the notion of a mere accommodation; it is a destination where memories are forged, where time seems to pause. Whether you're a traveler seeking sanctuary, a gastronome in pursuit of culinary marvels, or a couple envisioning an unforgettable celebration, we've crafted a haven where your desires find fulfillment, and your expectations are surpassed.

Come, be our esteemed guest, and allow us to share our passion for history, hospitality, and the exquisite wonders of the Driftless Area with you. Your journey embarks here, at the Old Oak Inn & Acorn Lounge.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Debbie Arndt


Debbie Arndt, one of our dedicated owners, warmly welcomes every guest into the Old Oak Inn & Acorn Lounge. She has a keen eye for detail, ensuring the inn's charming ambiance and delicious cuisine at the Acorn Lounge. Debbie's passion for preserving history and creating a memorable experience for visitors shines through in every aspect of our establishment.

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Homer Arndt


Homer Arndt, our co-owner, infuses his culinary expertise and love for entertainment into the Old Oak Inn & Acorn Lounge. He crafts delectable menus and curates an inviting atmosphere for live music events, making the Acorn Lounge a coveted destination. Homer's passion for connecting with guests and sharing his culinary creations adds a flavorful touch to every visit. Together with Debbie, they form a dynamic team that defines the essence of our historic inn and lounge.



Originally known as the O.K. Himley mansion built in 1890!



The property spans a generous 2+ acres, providing ample space for guests to relax and explore.


Square Feet

The total interior livable area of our establishment encompasses a spacious 10,910 square feet, ensuring a comfortable and inviting environment for all.



With six elegantly appointed bedrooms, our establishment offers a variety of accommodations to cater to your comfort and needs.

Step Back in Time at the O.K. Himley Mansion: A Historic Gem in Soldiers Grove

Originally known as the O.K. Himley mansion, built in 1890 by a lumber baron with a penchant for craftsmanship, each bedroom in this magnificent estate was lovingly constructed using a different type of wood. Previously owned and operated by Hollis Carol Roth (current owners of the Roth House bed and breakfast in Soldiers Grove), this historic mansion continues to be a must-see destination while in town.

Our Calendar

The Banquet Hall and our beautiful Victorian house is available for booking year round for your event.
Call 608-624-5217 for availability or to schedule a viewing.

Wednesday - Open Mic

5:30 pm to closing; serving 6-8 pm.

Friday - Fish Fry

serving 5-8 pm.

First Friday Players

in the Acorn Lounge every first Friday at 7 pm until 9 pm September through April

Second Saturday Square Dance

in the banquet hall at 7 pm until 9 pm September through April.

Music Venue "On The Veranda"

Every Second Saturday May through September at 4-6 pm. Relax under the shade of our ancient oaks and enjoy local musicians working their musical magic.

Driftless Tours

Custom tours of the Driftess Region within one hour of our inn. Rates vary with your bespoke itinerary.

Live On The Verdana

A free summer concert series.

May 8th 2024
June 8th 2024
July 13th 2024
August 10th 2024
September 14th 2024

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Gourmet Breakfasts to Start Your Day Right

Delight in the Morning Flavors at Old Oak Inn & Acorn Lounge

Breakfast hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8-11am. Check Facebook for closures.
Chef's Table Breakfast by reservation only and pending availability, up to 10 guests.

A Culinary Morning Symphony

Indulge in the artistry of breakfast at Old Oak Inn & Acorn Lounge. Our chefs are dedicated to crafting morning delights that awaken your taste buds and set a delicious tone for the day ahead. From fluffy, made-to-order omelets to mouthwatering pastries, every breakfast at our establishment is a culinary symphony of flavors and textures. Join us for a morning experience that's as delightful as it is flavorful.

Two Breakfast Wonders You Can't Miss

Discover breakfast perfection with our fluffy and golden pancakes that are a true delight for your senses. Topped with seasonal fruits, drizzled with pure maple syrup, and dusted with powdered sugar, these pancakes are a sweet morning indulgence that will have you coming back for more. It's the kind of breakfast magic that makes mornings extraordinary.

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Dining at the Acorn Lounge: A Culinary Journey

At the heart of the Old Oak Inn experience lies the Acorn Lounge, a culinary haven where flavors come to life and memories are made. Our restaurant promises an exceptional dining adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

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Culinary Excellence

From innovative creations to classic favorites, our menu is a delightful blend of the old and the new, paying homage to the rich history of our inn while offering contemporary culinary delights. Homer's commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients ensures that every bite is a celebration of the region's flavors.

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Bar & Entertainment: Soldiers Grove's best kept secret.

Step into the Acorn Lounge, and you'll discover a vibrant world of entertainment and camaraderie. As the sun sets and the stars emerge, our lounge transforms into a hub of activity, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and lively entertainment.

Event Booking

Where dreams become unforgettable moments. Whether you're planning a wedding, corporate gathering, or a special celebration, our banquet hall offers a stunning backdrop for your event. From elegant decor to exceptional catering services, our dedicated team is here to transform your vision into reality. Explore the possibilities and let us bring your special occasion to life, ensuring every detail is meticulously tailored to meet your desires. Book your event with us, and let the journey to a memorable celebration begin.

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Dance the Night Away: Unforgettable Events with a Sprawling Dance Floor

At Old Oak Inn & Acorn Lounge, we set the stage for memorable events that are truly worth celebrating. Our spacious reception hall boasts a sprawling dance floor, perfect for those who love to groove to the rhythm of the night. Whether it's a wedding reception, a milestone birthday, or any special occasion, our venue provides the ideal setting to dance, laugh, and create lasting memories.

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Special Events

With elegant decor, customizable layouts, and a dance floor that beckons, your event will be a joyous occasion where every step is a celebration. Let us transform your special day into a dance-filled extravaganza that you and your guests will cherish forever.

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Links to local destinations

The Driftless Area, also known as Bluff Country and the Paleozoic Plateau, is a topographical and cultural region in the Midwestern United States that comprises southwestern Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa, and the extreme northwestern corner of Illinois.