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Built in 1994, innkeepers Jean and Michael Langer opened the inn on April 1st, 1995. The inn is located in a quiet country setting on their 340 acre farm in Spring Green, Wisconsin. This sophisticated yet rustic Log Inn offers 10 guest rooms with private baths, a large double sided fieldstone fireplace dividing the dining room and sitting room, a private special events room, and a wrap around porch/deck for added dining and lounging pleasure. There are also trails and beautiful scenic locations on the land.
The "silver" in the name Silver Star represents silver halide - the chemical compound of silver with a halogen (for example, silver iodide, silver bromide or silver chloride). These compounds are responsible for recording a visual image on a photographic emulsion as a result of exposure to light.
The Silver Star B&B Inn can be described as elegant but casual and is without a doubt interesting and out of the ordinary. Located on a bucolic 340 acre estate, it is perfect for a quiet getaway, intimate wedding, reunions, retreats, or to simply connect with the great outdoors.
Fine art and photography are exhibited throughout and eclectic interiors artfully blend antique, vintage, and contemporary furnishings resulting in an unusually interesting and wonderfully comfortable casual environment.
This area of southwestern Wisconsin somehow escaped the great "Ice Age" (called the Wisconsin glaciations). It also mysteriously escaped the previous ice age (the Illinoisan). Nowhere else that we know of on the planet has any such ice-surrounded "island" occurred during any of the Ice Ages. Today we call it the drift less area --unique in the entire world. Take a stroll, hike the trails, deep breathe our fresh air, lots of birds to watch and listen to, gaze at the stars, hunt for morel mushrooms, spy the deer and wild turkey, and undoubtedly, the Silver Star estate, is the perfect place to get in touch with your spirit and nature.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jean for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
They are visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, or American Players Theatre or wine cheese touring, House on The Rock attraction and other area attractions. Sometimes for biking and WI river canoeing.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Quiet country getaway near to everything, great breakfasts, original contemporary artwork and dozens of entertaining hummingbirds
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
American Players Theatre
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
How unique and attractive it is.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The area was missed by both Ice Ages which is why we have beautiful rolling hills and great rock climbing while the surrounding area is flat.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
American Players Theatre, Taliesin tour, wine tours, cheese tours, Pendarvis Historical site and dining at Freddy Valentines & MP Dining Company.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
A bucolic country road.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Freddy Valentines, MP Dining Company, The Riverview Café
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
We have one pet room. There is a pet hotel in Spring Green at the Spring Green Animal Hospital.
About our Guest Rooms
Guest rooms are named in honor of important individuals or organizations whose contributions played an important role in the history of photography. (All rooms have private baths). Room rates include full breakfast and is typically served between 8-9 a.m. If necessary, other time arrangements may be made in advance. Please inform us of any special diet restrictions at check-in time. If weather permits, enjoy your breakfast outside on the porch or deck. We also have no mosquitos, thankfully.
Room & Inn Amenities
All Rooms Include
- Air conditioning
- Private baths
- Personal soaps, shampoo, & body lotion
- Clock radio
- Reading materials
- Full breakfast
Available on the Premises
- Wireless internet access
- Fax machine
- Air conditioning
- Board games
- Ceiling fans
- Conference Rooms
- DVD Player
- TV, Satellite/Cable, VCR/DVD
We take great care with everything we prepare. And it's just for you, our special guests.
Breakfast is different each morning and may include traditional favorites as orange cinnamon French toast, banana pecan buttermilk waffles, Parmesan chive scrambled cream eggs, rosemary roasted potatoes, ham, bacon or sausage patties. Fresh baked muffins, scones or Danish are usually available with savory dishes.
Consumption of alcohol is permitted (Bring your own). The Inn is a private facility for registered guests only. Desserts are a real treat at the inn! Jean is a gifted and talented baker.
Every morning we serve fresh fruit, orange juice and coffee brewed from gourmet roasted coffee beans. Evening offerings are light, delicious and satisfying.
The menu may include Greek salad, char-grilled chicken breast as a sandwich or with a vegetable pasta sauté, and ground Angus burger with apple salad.
Weddings & Events
We prove that a small wedding can be grand in personality. For the past decade The Silver Star B&B Inn has hosted dozens of beautiful intimate weddings. Our unique inn and gorgeous secluded surroundings make a perfect setting for the ceremony, the reception and romantic retreat.
We offer complete planning consultation, high quality food service, custom wedding cake, comfortable lodging, ceremony plans, gorgeous flowers, and recommendations or arrangements for any and all your needs. Our goal is to make your dream wedding a reality! We also host events of all types for business, tradition and fun.
We host all sorts of Gatherings
- Business Meetings
Clients We Have
- Fiskars Brands, Inc.
- Jockey International, Inc.
- Marshall Erdman & Associates
- Lands' End
- And many more
Contact Jean for information about how we can make your event and celebration an outstanding success.
"What a beautiful place. Thanks for making our honeymoon so nice!" -Mag & Jeff
"Thanks so much for the great time at the Silver Star. Cindy and I enjoyed everything very much. It was good to get to know you too. We wish the best to you and your family and hope you have a wonderful year." -Yours truly, T. Legg
"Thank you for nice stay. You have a beautiful place and we enjoyed it a lot! P.S. We really liked the show too!" -Sincerely, Jerry & Pam
"Thank you for a fabulous weekend. Everything was enjoyable, delicious and relaxing. We've enjoyed our B&B experience." -Sincerely, The Conways
"Thank you for your hospitality. What a neat idea! Glad the motel was full and your friend at the Best Western gave us directions. We started out not knowing where we would end up but the Lord did a good job!!! May the Lord continue to bless your business. We saw 20 deer without recounts on some seen previously and ate red & black raspberries, too!" -Thanks, The Lorensburys
"Thank you for being wonderful hosts. Just a little token of our appreciation. We will be back!" -M&A Gratz
"Just a note to say thanks for the wonderful respite from the everyday (though it is your everyday!). Your hospitality and food was wonderful and the inn and rooms were gorgeous! We felt like we’d been away a week." -Sincerely, A.& D. Conlin
"We certainly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful inn. Our rooms were beautiful, breakfast was delicious. Our little Nicholas had a great time playing w/your daughter & riding her car. We hope to have another opportunity to enjoy the countryside in such a relaxed atmosphere." -The M. Straight family
Minutes to many Area Attractions
- American Players Theatre, 8.5 miles
- Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, 7 miles
- House on the Rock, 5 miles
- Wisconsin River, 7 miles
- Governor Dodge State Park, 6.5 miles
- Tower Hill State Park, 7.5 milers
- Dolby Stables and Rock Museum, 6.5 miles
Check out the area chamber websites for other attractions an events:
- Take Hwy 14 West to Spring Green or 18/151 South to Hwy 23 in Dodgeville
- We recommend the Dodgeville route if it's dark and late because it's simpler and faster
From Spring Green
- Go south on Hwy 23 cross river and continue 3.5 miles
- Take right onto Percussion Rock Rd.
- Next left (2 mi), keep right then take next right
- Short cut from Hwy 14 East: Do not go to Spring Green; rather, turn left onto Hwy C, go straight to Hwy 23 stop sign and turn left
- Go north on Hwy 23
- Then left onto Hwy 130 (just a little past Governor Dodge State Park)
- Go exactly 5 miles and take right onto Limmex Hill Rd.
From West of Spring Green
- Go East on Hwy 14
- Then right on Hwy 130, at Lone Rock
- Cross River then turn left
- Continue about 7 miles then take left onto Limmex Hill Rd.