(IN OCTOBER 2015) New Owners: John & Amy Stalter desire The Timber Inn to be a comfortable place to relax and enjoy some great food.  Our bar and restaurant is well known for our sirloin for two special.  We also offer a bar for socializing with friends and family.  If your looking for some great food and a comfortable atmosphere, stop by The Timber Inn today.

There are many ways to get here:

  • Snowmobile (trail is here)
  • Motorcycle
  • Bicycle (Red Cedar Trail)
  • after fishing or canoeing on the Red Cedar
  • 4-wheeler

About Downsville, (Dunn County) Wisconsin,

1897 and this building

Knapp, Stout, & Company mill (pictured above). On June 22, 1855, Ebenezer Thompson began a mill here, cutting a short ditch across a bend in the Red Cedar River to form a mill race. In a short time high water enlarged the ditch until it became a main channel. On February 24, 1858, Mr. Thompson deeded the interest to Capt. B. B. Downs who made such improvements as the dam, and enlarging the operation. The town grew up almost solely around the sawmill and was consequently named after Captain Downs. At sometime between 1858 and 1883 the mill was sold to Knapp, Stout, & Company, the date of sale not being recorded, but the Dunn County history does mention that after a big flood of 1883, Knapp, Stout, & Company asked Capt. Downs to return to town and see if he could rebuild the dam for them, which he did.

The Timber Inn: The Knapp, Stout, & Company built a boarding house (The Timber Inn building) and company store for the mill workers. This building housed a barber shop, common dining room and kitchen, along with bedrooms for the workers upstairs.  The mill was closed in 1900 and then torn down soon after.  It is said that The Timber Inn is the oldest standing wood structure in Dunn County. 

Downsville, Wisconsin

Open 7 days/week


  • Lunch: Mon-Sun 11am - 4pm
  • Dinner: Fri & Sat 4pm -10 pm; Winter hours: Sun 4pm-6pm; Mon-Thur 4pm - 8pm

Bar: 11am to Close

Call for reservations 715.664.8350