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Stunning 5-room arts and crafts B&B on lake Mendota in downtown Madison. Numerous quality restaurants nearby. Enjoy free parking, wifi and a healthy continental breakfast to start your day.
"Whoever you are: I have always depended on the kindness of strangers," (Blanche Dubois.) I named this room after my favorite playwright, Tennessee Williams. And you can count on us to be kind! This 1911 arts and crafts house recently opened as a bed and breakfast known as The Mendota Lake House B&B. You simply cannot beat the location - inside a park, on the lake, in downtown Madison. Walk to the farmer's market on the Capitol square, or take a hike to campus just 1 mile away -- closer if you are a good swimmer!
The Tennessee Williams room is very cozy with a queen bed and your own private balcony with views to the front and the lake out back. The large tiled bath features a whirlpool tub and plush towels. I have a two night minimum requirement for weekend bookings.
The house has 5 guest rooms each with en suite bath. Each room has it's own lock and key. Bob and I have our own private apartment in the lower level so guests enjoy the full use of the first floor of this stunning 1911 prairie style home. This includes a full kitchen and 2400 sq. feet of area to lounge.
If you prefer to eat out, we have excellent restaurants very nearby.
We live with 3 Labrador retrievers: Coco, Ada and Arnie. We all live in the private lower level of the house. They love visitors so you are always welcome to take them for a walk in the park.
If you will be taking the bus while in town, the bus stops right out front. If you prefer to bike, there is a B-Cycle kiosk located down the street in the park. If you are bringing a car, you can park in the small lot behind our house.
If you are looking for cheap eats, we can point you in the right direction. If you are looking for restaurants that cater to vegetarians (like Bob) we know where to go. Want to know more about Madison -- we've been here for 30 years!
We are looking forward to meeting you.
Note, short stays include a continental breakfast. For longer stays, we invite you to use the first floor kitchen.
Other things to note
Note, because we are a bed and breakfast with a separate reservation system, our calendar on this site may be out of date. Also, the house is not child proofed. Please enquire if you wish to bring young children.
Unfortunately we cannot accept pets. We have 3 Labrador retrievers living with us in our private quarters. I have a 2 night minimum on weekends.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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Hi there, my husband and I have lived in Madison for 30 years. We are historic preservation buffs and love historic buildings. We currently operate the Mendota Lake House Inn, which is available for individual room rentals or whole house rentals. We also own the historic Governor's mansion just 4 blocks up the shore in the Mansion Hill district. We hope to open the new mansion in the spring of 2018. I also have a full time job at the UW Madison, and Bob runs a plant nursery on land we own west of Madison. We are both avid gardeners.