CoVid-19 and Bluebird Orchards Vacation Rentals Policy:

We are currently accepting or declining reservations on a day to day basis and per customer basis. Any licensed lodging facility such as Bluebird Orchards is required by the Health Department to sterilize bedding, cookware and utensils in between guest visits as regular business practice regardless of the Covid Pandemic. Therefore, our hotel hygiene has always been as safe as it can possibly be due to government regulations. With the recent Covid-19 crisis, we are taking extra measures just to be on the safe side. We are not accepting bookings from anyone outside the United States at this time or from any one who has traveled outside the U.S within the last 2 months. Anyone showing potential signs of any virus during our check-in process will be denied lodging.

You don’t have to endure the drive all the way “up North’ to enjoy trees and lakes. Bluebird Orchards Vacation Rentals has everything the Northwoods has to offer AND… it’s only 45 minutes north of Madison. And…close enough to Wisconsin Dells entertainment for those we are looking for duck boat rides, kayaking along the sandstone cliffs of the Baraboo River, miniature golf, dining, and unique shopping.

HOWEVER…if relaxation, rejuvenation and a stress-free retreat from a hectic lifestyle are what you are looking for, we have that in abundance!

“Visualize strolling through the apple orchard in the morning with your cup of tea, coffee or fresh-made juice. You are being serenaded by the many colorful songbirds that make their nesting grounds in our orchard. Orioles, Cardinals, Goldfinches, and yes, Bluebirds. You stop, close your eyes, take a deep breath of blossoms and fresh country air. You let it out, sigh, and your mind gradually shifts to focus on the soothing cascade of the rippling creek that runs through the middle of it all. This is what we experienced the first time we looked at this property, and we knew, it was what we wanted to escape to. It took some TLC to reveal all this unique property and location has to offer, and we hope to share it with others who will also appreciate what we see and enjoy about it.”

Barnhouse Loft Suite Rental

What’s Included in the Vacation Rental Room Price?

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Movies
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace (No wood to bring in)
  • 1100 Acre Park with No-Wake Lake
  • Private Spring-Fed Pond
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Farm-Fresh Produce
  • Organic Apple Orchard


The 1100 Acre White Mound County Park and Lake is directly across the road from Bluebird Orchards and the Barnhouse Rental. The park offers well-groomed walking and cross country ski trails, ATV/snowmobile trails, kayaking and kayak rentals, a nice swimming beach and boat landing for fishing. This is a No-Wake lake, which means you will be able to enjoy the surrounding nature sounds rather than listening to loud motorboats and jet skis all day.



There are 6 acres surrounding the Bluebird Orchards Vacation Rentals, and that 6 acres is packed with tons of neat stuff! A stay with us isn’t just renting a room, it’s an adventure in country and orchard living.

  • Private spring-fed pond for mineral soaks and cooling off on hot summer days.
  • Organic apple orchard. No need to worry about us spraying pesticides around, our property is 100% organic and sustainably maintained.
  • Berry patches and farm-fresh produce. The kids (and some adults) may love spending an afternoon picking mulberries, cherries, black raspberries, red raspberries, walnuts, hazelnuts, vegetables and any of the flowers and other goodies we have planted around the property.
  • Amish Community handmade and homemade goods. We are very close to a large Amish community that has several stores, a produce stand where they pick the produce right out of their fields while you stand in line, and the best homemade chocolate and local honey you can possibly find.
  • Cider Social. Join us for fall harvest (usually the last week of September, 1st week of October) for our Cider Social in which all of our past and present guests are invited to pick apples and make their own bottle of homemade apple cider (real apple cider) to take home with them.
  • Partially-fenced area. The property is not completely fenced in, so you will have to watch your dogs and children.



Well as we already mentioned on our Home Page, there are the local Amish shops to visit and take home some one-of-a-kind homemade crafts and treats. There are many local attractions in this area that the average traveler will not find on a map and that only the locals know about, which we are more than happy to share with our guests if they ask, such as the Big Cat Rescue that allows tours, the train ride on an antique passenger train with dining car, and the best places to eat, drink and be merry.

Ester’s Chocolates:

You must try Ester’s Candies. She makes the best chocolate treats including chocolate-covered cherries made with cream cheese filling instead of that sugary stuff in the store versions. Some of our faves are her chocolate-covered peanut clusters, toffee, and she will have homemade pies with the fruit that is in season at the time.

Close to Wisconsin Dells:

We are only 30 minutes from the famous Wisconsin Dells, where you will find unique shops and eateries, miniature golf, games, duck boat rides, go-karts and the largest water slides in the U.S, among other things. You can also kayak the beautiful waterways that meander through the sandstone bluffs of the area or take a trip on an authentic duck boat – which you are sure to never forget. There’s also the famous Baraboo Circus World which kids love to visit.

Farm-Fresh, Picked-From-The-Field Produce:

You cannot get any fresher produce anywhere.  The produce at Graber’s produce stand is picked each morning, and for certain items that may wilt during the day, they will go out to the field and pick it while you wait in line. It doesn’t get any fresher than that!


If you enjoy shopping for antiques or going “thrifting”, the Baraboo area has some of the best antique and thrift shops. Are you looking for that unique piece you won’t see anywhere else? Because we are located in a very old farm community, many relics from old farm families end up in the local antique and thrift stores. You can find some true gems that are definitely antiques but without the high price tag.

Some of the Best Kayaking:

There are so many lakes and rivers in Wisconsin, you could never kayak them all in your lifetime. The Baraboo River and Wisconsin River have many access points for kayakers that are very close to Bluebird Orchards, and we are willing to drop you off or pick you up at your entry or pick up point. We also have kayaks to rent at the Orchard. 

Eagle-Watching and Other Wildlife:

If you enjoy eagle-watching, we have a bald eagle nest just down the road from the Barnhouse and close enough to the road that you can get great photos of them sitting on their nest, in their tree or flying around the area. There are a large number of bald eagles in our area and we also boast the largest population of white (albino) deer. Our private pond is home to many wild animals that come to it’s edge to drink, nest and fish. A couple of local regulars to our pond are a blue heron and a kingfisher who fish it regularly. Who also get deer, turkey, hawks and eagles, fox, mink, coyotes, and a large number of colorful songbirds who love the orchard and the gardens.

Close to Madison Eclectic Shopping and Ethnic Dining.

Madison has some of the best ethnic restaurants in all of Wisconsin and beyond. If you have a hankering for Italian, Korean, Mexican, Thai, vegetarian cuisine or pretty much anything you crave for, Madison has it, and all within a few blocks of each other. Madison also has a beautiful botanical garden right on one of the 3 big lakes within the city limits, a zoo and museum if that is more your style for a day trip. It’s best to “Google it” before you plan a day trip to Madison or ask us  about places to see if you are not familiar with the city and what it has to offer.

More local attractions, maps and recommendations.