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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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Los Osos, California
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful and historic B and B in Madison. The rooms were tastefully decorated with period antiques and wallpaper. The beds were comfortable and it was quite clean. Our room had a large bathroom which with a tub-sized shower. Breakfast was quite good with fresh fruit, yogurt, an egg dish, bacon, and muffins. Beverages, including beer and wine,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit Madison at least once a year for a getaway. The Livingston Inn is a new find for us and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. Peggy warmly greeted us upon our arrival, offered us a glass of wine and familiarized us with the house. We stayed in the Mendota Room and enjoyed the large room with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our hosts, Peggy and Dave were wonderful provided good attraction and restaurant recommendations. A glass of wine and chocolates were always available. Friendly, breakfast conversation. just a treasure..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great experience from start to finish - beautiful historic house with modern touches, quiet rooms with the most comfortable sheets, gracious hosts, delicious food and a private pier over the lake. Loved it!

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Boston, MA
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like B&Bs, you can't do better than the Livingston Inn. The house is absolutely lovely, with beautiful grounds and lake access in a central, yet quiet location. No parking, but we had no problem finding on-street spaces. The owners, Peggy and Dave, are simply charming. They make running the place seem effortless to their guests and are always... More 

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

We had such a wonderful time hosting your family at our B&B! Truly a fun, interesting, smart, and engaging group of people. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and all our best to everyone. Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

Bloomington, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great B&B. The hosts were super friendly and very helpful about providing suggestions on restaurants and activities. We enjoyed a chance meeting with the Mustard Girl (of Madison WI) on the dock by the lake while watching the sunset. Super breakfasts and enjoyed the hosts and other guests. We were there for a 20th anniversary, while the room across from... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We had such a wonderful time getting to know you and sharing anniversary stories! The Mustard Girl encounter was a great story, too. We wish you many happy years ahead. Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

Menomonie, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the Livingston Inn! Arriving after a day at the State Fair, Peggy graciously made us feel comfortable and settled in. The house is beautifully renovated and still has the feel of the past yet has modern comforts; bathrooms, outlets in handy spots, television wi fi and air conditioning. The bed was heavenly, (the pillows were... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your time in Madison. It's so great when we hear about guests enjoying the garden and pier! Thanks for taking time to write a review and enjoy these last few days of summer. Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't have a had a more enjoyable stay at The Livingston Inn. The inn was beautiful, the location was picturesque and the hospitality was unmatched. Peggy and Dave were excellent hosts, providing everything from great restaurant and activity recommendations to finer details such as complimentary wine and nightly chocolates. We can't wait until we have the opportunity to go... More 

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

What a fun, smart, and wonderful couple you were! We very much enjoyed conversations around the breakfast table, and it was so nice to see you take in all that Madison offers. Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came to Madison to visit his mother and step father for a short weekend trip and were fortunate enough to stay at The Livingstone Inn. It is a beautiful Inn with SO much history and character. The Inn is right next to the lake- which is relaxing and peaceful in all ways. We will be sure... More 

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

Many thanks for your review and for being such kind and engaging people. We wish you and your family all the best in health and happiness! Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

Mountain View, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Lake Mendota Room which was beautifully decorated, as was the entire house. We ate breakfast in the conservatory which seemed brand new. The entire house was so well cared for. Breakfast was so exceptional we asked for and got recipes for the egg dish and the delicious lemon poppy seed cake (made it and got rave... More 

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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 your review and share your comments. We're so thrilled to learn you already made the lemon poppy seed bread with success! We often don't hear about things like that, so it made our day. Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

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