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Mendota Lake House B&B

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704 E. Gorham St., Madison, WI 53703 (Formerly Collins House Inn)
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Mendota Lake House B&B
Ranked #5 of 8 Madison B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Onset, MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Historic Collins House turned into a B&B. Stayed in the Walt Whitman room which had a queen sleigh bed, a desk overlooking the Lake, a sitting area, private bathroom w/ jacuzzi tub. Hosts were helpful and non-obtrusive. Location is about a mile from the University of Wisconsin. Saw a loon and a tundra swan from my room.

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this great review. And glad you were able to see some of the migratory birds that visit us here on the lake. I've been enjoying a bald eagle that has visited almost daily for weeks. The lake will soon freeze and they will be off. Hope to see you again. More 

Montclair, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights in mid-October in the Oscar Wilde room. Very spacious & comfortable, with lots of windows and views of the lake. Nice bathroom with spa tub and great shower. The location is central, although the construction on Johnson Ave (the paired one-way street) complicates travel a little at the moment. The breakfast could be better- mostly... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Great having you stay with us and thanks for this very nice review. I would like to add to some of what you bring up. We are slow to take on the whole house remodel as we are waiting on investing in geothermal, which will mean a many month shutdown. Our focus is providing lodging that is clean and unique... More 

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautiful view of lake Mendota! Clean room! I love the bed and breakfast atmosphere without the fuss of the formal breakfast. The inn was very comfortable and in a great location. I would definitely stay again.

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and thanks for this nice review! Guests enjoy our light breakfast (especially our delicious scones from local favorite Batch Backhouse!) but they also enjoy the many great breakfast places nearby. And we like that our guests are supporting our local businesses. Hope to see you again on your next visit! More 

Columbia South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I were only in town for one night, and unfortunately did not get in till very late. The hosts were great and left us the key and instructions on where we can find late night eats! the grounds were beautiful and very peaceful. We stayed in the James Baldwin room and we were very comfortable. Looking forward... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for this review and looking forward to seeing you again. Love the photos, thanks for posting. I have been meaning to get some photos of those brugmansia blossoms. More 

iowa city iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My friends and I absolutely loved this B & B. The house is architecturally fantastic with close proximity to downtown Madison. The beds were comfy, rooms were spacious and it was peaceful. The owners are attentive and make great coffee. I really felt happy and at home in this lovely Bed & Breakfast. What a great addition to Madison, Wisconsn... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for this very nice review! I really enjoyed having you gals -- what a wonderful group! It is a great joy to be able to provide a space for people to either make new connections, or reconnect with dear friends and family. Hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

Beaverton, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I stayed in James Baldwin room on top floor. Beautiful view of lake and spacious, well appointed room with kitchen. Dave and Bob are excellent hosts. I especially appreciated the chance to stay in a Craftsman house that was in great condition, but that had not been "renovated" out of its soul. Excellent location to explore from or just walk... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks so much for leaving us such a nice review. Great job on the photos too! Looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip to our lovely city! More 

P'burgh, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We recently stayed at the Mendota Lake House for three nights when in Madison for a combination of work and vacation. We stayed in the Oscar Wilde room which is the largest room in the house. The room was quite spacious and comfortable. There were great views of the lake and and for most of our stay we had fresh... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for this review. The customer is always right, except, some things puzzle me here. We are within a 15 minute walk of probably over 30 restaurants and loads of things to do. We are in the heart of it I would say. Also, the garden. We have people constantly stopping to take pictures and come up to us and... More 

Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Liz and I stayed in the Walt Whitman room. We spent time sunning cozily on the couch on the deck overlooking Lake Mendota. I am an early riser and went to the main floor to do yoga, sat in the sun room and meditated before anyone else was up. I need to eat a good breakfast and was so happy... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and thanks for this review! I really enjoyed getting to meet you both! Good luck on your new adventures and hope you visit us again soon. More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A great place to stay, walking distance to the capital square and the entire isthmus. We stayed in the Oscar Wilde room which had big airy windows and a view of the lake. Close to great eateries and cute shops The wife and I got to spend a long time chatting with many of the other guests while watching the... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for this review! It was great meeting you folks. I hope you come back for more of these gorgeous sunsets. More 

Cape Canaveral, Florida
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
13 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have never been in Madison but heard wonderful things about it. So we decided to stay for a few days. We found this lovely B&B on the lake with a wonderful view. Our room ...called the Oscar Wilde room was quite large with a king size bed...with a very comfy mattress, a living room in suite, a bathroom with... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this review and it was so nice meeting you folks. And thanks for sending us some warm weather as it is finally feeling like summer! Hope to see you again! More 

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Address: 704 E. Gorham St., Madison, WI 53703 (Formerly Collins House Inn)
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5

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