Jean and Jason have a really incredible business plan--sustainable, responsible, local, eco-friendly, etc--and its what originally brought me to their website. But if this doesn't convince you, then know that the landscape/area and the customer service will!
My friend and I were in the area to look at the local university as a potential graduate school. When we arrived, however, we were feeling a bit lost because the professors we had tried to contact were all otherwise engaged. When Jean and Jason heard this, they immediately got us in touch with some university contacts they knew personally to get contact information and meetings scheduled. This little bit of extra effort and concern was the difference between only getting to see the buildings of the university and actually getting a feel for the programs inside of them. So, I'll repeat -- they called a personal friend and pulled some strings just to make our brief stay in Madison that much better. We already loved Madison as a town, but this was really incredible.
They're both familiar with the town/area and are happy to give advice for entertainment or dining (and good advice at that!). The grounds around the house are just what you'd hope for and the kitty cats are pretty awesome, too (speaking of, if you're allergic to cats, dont be scared away -- they're very careful about the cats not getting into the guest rooms).
Last, but far, far from least -- the breakfast. We ate at multiple restaurants while in Madison, most of which are considered among the very best. But which meal do I remember best and most fondly? Jean's breakfast. All I can say is that it was perfect. Both mornings. Perfect.
If the need for lodging in Wisconsin ever arises again, without question I will be booking a room at Token Creek Eco-Inn. Not only do you get to soak up the serenity of the property, but you're supporting local business owners who are making responsible decisions regarding the environment AND their guests' health (ask them about the beds you sleep on!). AND pricing is comparable to many of the Madison hotels, so there really is no reason not to choose Token Creek.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Token Creek Eco-Inn is a tranquil, relaxing retreat situated on 4 acres near the headwaters of Token Creek. Located just 15 minutes from the downtown Madison, we offer all the convenience of being near Madison without all the hustle, bustle and noise of the city. At Token Creek Eco-Inn, we are focused on sustainability and decorated in the arts and crafts style while featuring 3 bedrooms, each with its own private bath. Our creative breakfasts feature local organic produce and we cater to omnivores, vegetarians, vegans and people with food allergies. ... more less