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The Livingston Inn

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752 E. Gorham Street, Madison, WI 53703
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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new york city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very glad to have opted for the Livingston Inn as opposed to a hotel. It was a very personal experience. Peggy helped us with great recommendations of places to eat and to see. We enjoyed lingering over breakfast conversing with her and other guests. The capitol is a short walk, but campus a bit of a trek. Beautiful... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the Livingston Inn for it's combination of ambience and convenience (walkable to so much). Then we learned what a great hostess Peggy is. She takes time to get to know all guests and then connects them. For instance we were heading to Chicago. She signed up other guests to advise us on activities and dining there. We chose... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Livingston Inn a year ago in the Harman Hideaway room which we found very comfortable. This year we tried a different room, the Lake Mendota Room and fell in love with it. It is a very comfortable room with a view of the front yard and Lake Mendota. Both my husband and I feel as if... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

It was so great to welcome you back for a very fun weekend in Madison. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and thank you posting a review for the second time! :) Peggy and Dave More 

Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped at the Livingston B&B on our way home after our wedding. It was the perfect oasis from the wedding mayhem! The minute we got there Peggy, one of the owners, sat down with us and asked us what our needs and wants were right off the bat. Besides the fact that the house is stunning... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

We are very glad you appreciated our home and hospitality as a little getaway. We are honored with many wonderful guests who happen upon our B&B such as yourselves. Thank you for taking the time to post a review! Peggy and Dave More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was our second visit to Madison to see our daughter who is in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. The best things about this B and B are its proximity to everything (restaurants, the capitol, the waterfront park), its homey atmosphere and Peggy who is a wonderful hostess. We were celebrating our daughter's brthday and we had bought... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

It it such a pleasure for Dave and I to welcome back guests for a return visit! We're so glad you had a nice time. We very much enjoy when guests invite family or friends over for a special celebration or gathering. It makes it feel that much more like home! Many thanks for your review, Peggy More 

Milwaukee
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I spent a whole week at the Livingston while at a course at UW Madison. I am so glad I opted to do this rather than to stay at one of the local hotels. The Inn was a perfect home away from home. Peggy was a lovely hostess and made me feel like I had a friends in Madison from... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

It was a such a nice week together and thank you for your review and appreciation of the extra little effort we put into everything. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime soon, but regardless, Dave and I wish you all the best in health and happiness! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at The Livingston Inn over Memorial Day weekend. We live in NYC and came to Madison to celebrate an anniversary and visit the city where my husband lived through college and where his parents lived for many years. Peggy was most helpful suggesting places to see, dine and stroll. She is knowledgeable about... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

We always enjoy sharing stories of Madison past and present, and we appreciate you being part of that experience. The time together was so interesting, and we are very glad you enjoyed your visit to the area. More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I only stayed one night but left wishing I could stay the entire week. My room was gorgeous and very comfortable. Peggy is a wonderful host. The house is gorgeous and feels very authentic. The conservatory and access to their pier is a nice plus. Peggy gave us a fantastic restaurant recommendation just down the street for dinner, and I'm... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you here even for one night! We are so glad you had an opportunity to get down to the lake and enjoy the pier. It just gets better as the summer goes on, so hopefully we will see you again soon! More 

Okatie, South Carolina
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Peggy and Dave have always made our stay at their B&B a great pleasure. We count them among our small circle of close friends. The breakfast is great, the surrounding yard beautiful. The Inn provides a peaceful get away. The location is within walking distant to the Capitol building downtown. Don't miss the Saturday Farmer's Market which is set up... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

When we started our B&B nearly fours year ago, we had in mind to provide a special place and meet wonderful people just like you. We feel so fortunate to have guests like you as part of the history of this special home. Thank you for your return visit. We enjoyed every minute of it! More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Peggy & Dave were incredibly generous, accommodating hosts. Staying with them was the highlight of our visit. They put out an amazing organic breakfast every morning with good, strong coffee. Their beds were so comfortable. Their conversation was riveting. Their restaurant recommendations were fantastic. The Inn is right by the lake, a short drive to the capital, and close to... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to welcome your group to our B&B. You are all welcome back anytime, of course! We wish you many years of success. More 

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