Cross Plains Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast, WI accommodations, Enchanted Valley Bed and Breakfast, Madison, Lodging

5554 Enchanted Valley Road Cross Plains, WI   53528
Email: Phone: 608-798-4554


Two guest rooms each with
private entrance & bath
$90 - $125
Rates vary by season and length of stay

"Your home is truly a fairy tale setting and named appropriately"

- Martha and Jeff

"I came here looking for some much needed peace and quiet and I am leaving with so much more."

- Jan and Phil

"Thanks so much for the wonderful pampering, great conversation and scrumptious food! The apple bread pudding is stamped forever on my gastric memory, Mmmm."

- Rebecca and Angel

"Was awakened by lovely music of the birds outside our window. Ventured out to enjoy the incredible views and smells of the vast array of flowers"

- Marjorie and Julius

"Looking over the powder dusted fields and through the stark winter forest one can honestly say this is an Enchanted Valley. It is also an enchanting home with enchanting hosts."

- Tammy and Barry

"An unexpected adventure, being here, receiving your open hearted gifts, opened my heart to possibilities!"

- TZiPi

We wanted to thank you again for helping so much with our wedding. You both were so kind and thoughtful throughout the whole process. We couldn't have been more pleased. Your house and garden were so perfect. It could not have been a more beautiful day. And all of our pictures were so "beautiful" because of it! Thank you again. We hope we can continue to remain in touch and visit more in the future.

- Love, Alison and Paul

Enchanted Valley Bed and Breakfast

Welcome to our Cross Plains Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast.

It was meant to be.
As we approached our new country home which later became the Enchanted Valley Bed and Breakfast, we shed the whirl of noisy traffic from our ears. We had bought our piece of heaven and discovered at the closing that three generations earlier, Marcia's great, great, great grandfather Peter Kessenich lived in this very spot.

It feels “Wright”.
The Enchanted Valley Bed and Breakfast nestles in five acres of wooded land with flower gardens and open fields with panoramic views of the rolling hills and valleys of rural Cross Plains. Because Enchanted Valley is minutes from Madison or Spring Green, you enjoy the best of both worlds--a quiet country setting between one of the most beautiful cities in the United States and the home of world renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, also Marcia's hometown. During her childhood, Marcia saw Mr. Wright in downtown Spring Green and she believes that her friend from whom they bought Enchanted Valley had built the house to incorporate his concepts of arranging space to harmonize with the natural environment.

Structure/Nature and Body/Soul
Window walls and cathedral ceilings incorporate structure with nature and body with soul. Enjoy the sauna and immerse yourself into the bubbling air-jet whirlpool with soothing and healing water infusions, such as Young Living Essential Oils before falling asleep and again the next morning as you contemplate last evening's dreams while you slept in your queen-sized soft down, yet supportive bed. When you open the patio door of your bedroom, breath fresh country air and hear the night sounds of birds and other wildlife.

Step into the adjoining window-walled library and entertainment room and write about your dreams to better understand and remember them. The crackling fire of the open wood-burning fireplace warms your soul as well as your body. Browse our collection of books emphasizing our special interests such as mindfulness and spirituality with Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Salzberg, Ekhart Tolle and Marianne Williamson (A Course in Miracles); counseling, naturopathy, gardening, history, birding and writing. Ken and Marcia have just published a civil war story entitled Men of Iron: Stories of the Civil War in Their Own Words.

Anticipate Breakfast
Drink specially brewed coffee, tempting tea or hot chocolate as you await our gourmet family-style breakfast. Vegetarian and vegan entrees are served too. We cater to your taste buds and dietary needs. In Wisconsin's frigid winter weather, we serve breakfast in the dining room adjoining the cathedral ceiling living room. In milder weather, enjoy being outside on the deck feeling sunshine and gentle breezes. Both sites overlook enchanting flower gardens and panoramic vistas.

The stories exchanged over breakfast fill our hearts with enlightenment, humor, encouragement and peace. Guests come from England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, Iran or just down the road. Savor the wonderment of Enchanted Valley in a Feng Shui environment.

In Memoriam
My husband Ken loved our cherished guests; he passed to his New Life last summer July 20, 2011. He loved the Enchanted Valley Bed & Breakfast from the top of his head to the tips of his toes and that's 6'4" of love.

A tranquil and secluded setting with panoramic views of the rolling hills and valleys of rural Cross Plains only minutes from magnificent Madison or world renowned Spring Green.

Evocative original creations


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • TV/DVD/VCR in Common Area
  • Library
  • Antiques
  • Down Comforters
  • Sauna, Air-jet Whirlpool
  • Gourmet Breakfast with Vegetarian/Vegan Options
  • Private Entrances to each Room from Patio
  • Smoking Outside
  • Children--Please Inquire
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Weddings
  • In-room and On-deck Beverages
  • Homemade delicacies/Fresh-squeezed Orange Juice
  • In Room Wake-up Tray Available
Area Attractions:
  • American Players Theatre--Classical Theatre in a natural outdoor
    setting. Spring Green.
  • Taliesin--600 acres of rolling farmland and structures from seven decades of Frank Lloyd Wright's career. Tour his home, school and other sights inspired by him.
  • House on the Rock--Wisconsin's #1 tourist attraction.
  • Global View International--Artifacts from Asian cultures. Hand selected, tribal and ritual treasures. Rural setting in restored barn. Spring Green
  • Botham Vineyards--Since 1989 this 15-acre vineyard is rich in Iowa County history and Wisconsin culture--Barneveld.
  • Wollersheim Winery--Wine tasting tours on southern slopes overlooking the Wisconsin River. Wisconsin's oldest winery--15 minutes to Prairie du Sac.
  • Cedar Grove Cheese Factory--Organic cheddar cheese--60 minutes to Plain.
  • Mustard Museum--World's largest collection of mustards (over 4,000) and mustard memorabilia as seen on Oprah--10 minutes to Middleton.
  • Saving Cranes--Endangered Whooping Cranes wading through a tranquil wetland.
  • Hike through a restored Wisconsin landscape--Baraboo.
  • Cave of the Mounds--Registered National Landmark--Blue Mounds.
  • Little Norway--1856 Norwegian farmstead.
  • Circus Museum--World's largest collection of antique circus wagons, big tent show and small parade--Baraboo.
  • Pendarvis State Historical Site--Miners' homes from 1840's-- Mineral Point.
All-Season Activities:
  • Indian Lake--Dane County's largest cross-country ski trails; Blessed Virgin chapel at top of a trail--eight minutes.
  • Tyrol Basin--Downhill skiing, Mount Horeb--one-half hour.
  • Ice Age Trail--Ten minutes.
  • Governor Dodge State Park--Second largest Wisconsin park.
  • Tower Hill State Park--Spring Green.
Water Sports:
  • Black Earth Creek--Trout Stream--15 minutes.
  • Bob's Riverside--Canoe rental on Wisconsin River--Spring Green.
Summer Sports:
  • Swing Valley--Miniature golf, driving range and batting cages-- Spring Green.
  • Springs Golf Club--A 27-hole championship course--Spring Green.
  • Nine-hole Public Golf Course--Spring Green.
  • Dolby Stables--Horseback riding at Governor Dodge State Park--One-
    half hour south of Spring Green.

Madison Attractions:
Majestic State Capitol Building, University of Wisconsin Campus, Monona Terrace and Convention Center (Frank Lloyd Wright), Overture Center for the Arts, Henry Vilas Zoo (free), Olbrich Botanical Gardens (free) and whimsical State Street.


The Enchanted Valley Bed and Breakfast
5554 Enchanted Valley Road Cross Plains, WI 53528
Innkeeper Marcia Helgerson


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