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The Livingston Inn

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752 E. Gorham Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Livingston Inn. We had a choice to stay in the Harman Hideaway or the Lake Mendota rooms and choose the Harman Hideaway because the bathroom was really nice with a rainfall shower. We also enjoyed having a fireplace and tv in our room. When we stayed, the weather was nice... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will notice a common theme in the numerous preceding reviews: The Livingston Inn will exceed whatever expectations you might have. What sets it apart from the moment you arrive is the hospitality of Peggy and Dave. Instead of “checking in”, you sit and visit and become acquainted. A tour of the home and your accommodations follows, and by the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very kind words and for writing a review. We read each one and take in what we are doing right while seeing how we can make the experience all the better for future guests. We do believe there is something very special about a B&B stay, and we're glad you enjoyed your time with... More 

Cornell, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time here spending the night on New Year's Eve. The experience was everything I hoped for and more. A gorgeous, spacious home--yet very charming and intimate. Peggy made us feel very welcome and she provided excellent recommendations on local attractions and restaurants--but one of the best meals we got was the meal Peggy and her staff provided... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking a time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We really enjoy New Year's Eve each year with our guests, and we are so glad you were part of it this year. We certainly enjoyed our time with you, and we wish you all the best for 2016. Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

Warrenville, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We spent 2 nights in the Lake Mendota room. The room is pleasantly decorated, comfortably furnished, spacious, and clean. The breakfasts were very good and accommodated vegetarian and dairy-free requests. The owners, Peggy and Dave, are friendly, helpful, and gracious. The experience exceeded our expectations for a relaxing weekend getaway.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and we really strive to take care of all the details to provide those great weekend getaways so important in a busy lifestyle. Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I heard about the Livingston Inn from a friend who has stayed there several times, and after visiting for a night in October, I can understand the appeal. The house is gorgeous inside and out, and it was an easy walk to the farmers' market, wonderful restaurants and other attractions near campus and the State Capitol. Peggy and Dave were... More 

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

We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your anniversary getaway at our B&B and the various little special items we offer to our guests. Breakfast conversations are always interesting here, so we're glad you had that experience as well. Many thanks for your review! Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I went to the UW 20-some years ago, but never much explored the Livingston's neighborhood, and what a gorgeous, delightful area it is! Can't say enough about the beautiful house and Peggy and Dave's super-friendly, super-helpful hospitality. Our room--the former maid's quarters--was a lovely, spacious, quiet suite. Breakfast was hearty and delicious. The night before we thoroughly enjoyed a newer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Two nights in October during Homecoming, but we were in town for a wedding. Our room was quirky and charming, with a gas fired stove that made it toasty and delightful (the temperature was in the 40s during our visit - yikes). We enjoyed breakfast (fritatta, freshly made breakfast-type bread, fresh fruit, biscotti, etc.) with the other guests. Another couple... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had an wonderful experience staying at the Livingston Inn. It is an amazingly beautiful place wonderfully restored by Peggy and Dave. An awesome location for anyone that is familiar with Madison, situated on the isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Menona, just walking distance to the Capitol and many top rate restaurants, as well as hip and trendy places... More 

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

What a wonderful time we had getting to know both of you! Thank you for you review. Yes, we strive for first class, but it's such a privilege to also host classy people like yourselves...plus very hip, too! We wish you all the best in health and happiness and look forward to your next visit to Madison! Warm regards, Peggy... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The Livingstone Inn is a reminder of why it is so more enjoyable to stay overnight in a B&B compared to a hotel. Peggy is a welcoming host and offers complimentary wine, beer, and evening chocolates. The rooms are spacious, clean and very quiet. The location is perfect for getting around town and onto the campus. There is a bike... More 

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

It's so wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay. Dave and I really appreciate that you wrote a review as well, and I'm glad you enjoyed time at the breakfast table. As the years go by, that time together has become such as welcoming part of the day for us because every guest has something interesting to contribute. Warm regards,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We only stayed one night on our way from St Paul to Chicago but Peggy was extremely generous with her hospitality and her time. (We didn’t meet Dave.) The extra treats, such as the availability of wine and beer, and chocolates in the hall later, made us feel very pampered. Peggy’s suggested restaurant for a light meal (Forequarter in the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. It means so much to me and Dave. I'm so glad you stopped here during your travels and you got to enjoy our city and neighborhood even for a short stay. Warm regards, Peggy More 

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