Downtown Gothic revival-Mendota Rm

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703, United States
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The Space

Experience the history of a 160-year old Gothic revival mansion in one of the most eclectic cities in North America. Feel at home on your next getaway or business trip with the warmth and charm of Midwestern hospitality. Discover The Livingston Inn -- a Madison bed & breakfast as unique and special as the city itself.

Lake Mendota Room
Year-round, guests in the Lake Mendota Room can look west and enjoy a scene of the Lake Mendota shoreline toward the UW-Madison campus. A second large window offers a pillowed window seat overlooking the front garden. The privacy of this room is accentuated by its own staircase off the back parlor. Guests will enjoy a queen-size bed, gas fireplace, and private bath featuring a shower with body sprays.

Guests coming for an extended stay may have access to kitchen and laundry. Please inquire with your reservation.

The House
Built in 1854, The Livingston Inn is an important landmark in the history of Madison. On the National Register of Historic Places as the William T. Leitch House, the home is constructed of local buff-colored sandstone which was quarried in nearby Westport, barged across Lake Mendota, and cut on the building site. In addition to being a prominent landmark in the City of Madison, The Livingston Inn is an important piece of local history. Two of Madison’s first mayors (William T. Leitch, 1862-65 and Moses R. Doyon, 1888-90) lived in the house between the years (phone number hidden) and (phone number hidden), respectively. In addition, a prominent member of the Progressive movement and a close friend of “Fighting Bob” LaFollette lived in the home in the early twentieth century.

The Livingston Inn is a breathtaking home featuring nine fireplaces, eleven-foot first floor ceilings, lake access, and stunning architectural details inside and out. The house features spacious, beautifully appointed guest rooms on the second floor with private baths, working fireplaces, and daily maid service.

The Livingston Inn Bed & Breakfast combines the relaxing comfort of a majestic historic home while subtly providing many modern day conveniences. All guests are served full breakfast daily and may enjoy Wi-Fi, cable TV, online movies, and daily delivery of local and national newspapers. Close to the airport, downtown, the State Capitol, State Street, and the UW-Madison campus, The Livingston Inn is an ideal location for the business or leisure traveler.

The City
Set between lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison is one of only two major American cities built on an isthmus. The Livingston Inn has access to the largest lake, Lake Mendota, where guests may spend a day, or an evening, on the water. An adjacent park offers a bike trail and walking path along the lakeshore, and patrons may wish to continue along the shore, through the downtown area, or to the UW-Madison campus and the iconic Memorial Union – for the Dairy State’s very own Babcock Ice Cream.

For dining and nightlife, The Livingston Inn is conveniently situated. From brew pubs, comedy clubs, one of a kind shops, and a fabulous array of dining options on Madison’s beloved State Street, to the hip dining spots on the wonderfully eclectic Willy Street, guests will find a variety of options for day and night.

Your Hosts

Owners Peggy and Dave Furlan will warmly welcome you to their family and home. Peggy and Dave have extensive experience in professional hospitality, having worked in the hotel and travel industries in the upscale tourist town of Breckenridge, Colorado, where they met, married, and opened a restaurant which was awarded Best of Summit County. Peggy has extensive knowledge of wine and food, including locally produced organics, and Dave began working in his family’s restaurants in Denver at the age of eleven. Residents of Madison for over a decade, Peggy and Dave are familiar with the people and places of this wonderful, accessible city and will happily offer suggestions for dining, entertainment, or leisure activities.

Other Things to Note

We are a fully licensed and inspected B&B with a record of zero violations every year. We take pride in the high quality of cleanliness of our beds, guest rooms, and bathrooms. Please note the City of Madison requires proprietors of any guest lodging through online booking sites to collect room tax. The Livingston Inn will collect room tax upon arrival.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Monthly Price: $2500 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
  • I arrived late (a little before 9pm) and was warmly greeted by Peggy and her dog Ella who both treated me to a wonderful glass of wine. My room was just perfect and Peggy cheerfully accommodated my request for an early breakfast.
    What a great place!

    November 2013
  • First, Peggy is a charming, engaging and responsive host. Second, the breakfast is too good to be true: omelet, bacon, granola, OJ, coffee, apple crisp and biscotti (delicious home made). I stayed in the Willow room which was spacious and immaculately cleaned. Far larger than a standard hotel room, and with a comfy bed. Location is very convenient to the Lake, the University, State Street and the Capitol. If you are looking for a gym, Capitol Fitness is 4 blocks away on Butler & Washington. There is a cute commercial district just a block away on Johnson Street.

    June 2013
  • Dream house we lived in! Very professional hostel reception! The host is very friendly and suggestive,he gave very good instructions on our city tour. The breakfast is very delicious,we did enjoy it. Nothing we can say but good words!

    September 2012
  • awesome b'n'b, hospitality, and hosts. Very convenient location and easy logistics.

    March 2012
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