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“A delightful experience! Beautiful cozy inn, relaxing atmosphere, gracious hosts, and amazing food” 5 of 5 stars
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Token Creek Eco-Inn
3919 Gray Road, 4 miles North of Madison, DeForest, WI 53532   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 DeForest B&B and Inns
Evanston, Illinois
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“A delightful experience! Beautiful cozy inn, relaxing atmosphere, gracious hosts, and amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

My husband and I spent two nights at Token Creek Eco Inn during a long weekend getaway and loved every minute of our stay. The house and rooms are so beautifully and tastefully decorated. We loved the comfortable, huge bed and lush organic sheets and towels. The hosts, Jean and Jason are such nice people! They gave us recommendations of where to go in Madison and the surrounding area and were so helpful whenever we had questions. We were treated to the most delicious homemade peanut butter cookies right out of the oven when we arrived. They also provide complimentary healthy snacks and homemade wine for guests to enjoy.

The breakfasts are amazing and so huge! Jean explained that most of the ingredients are locally sourced – either from the Madison farmer’s market, area farms, or from their own garden. The eggs for breakfast come from their own hens. One of our favorite parts of our stay at Token Creek was getting to see the chickens who live on the property. They get to roam free on the grounds for part of the day, and they’re so cute and look so happy.

The inn is literally only about a 15 minute drive from Madison, so we were able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the country while at the inn, but pop into Madison whenever we wanted to without any hassle at all.

We are so glad we chose to stay at Token Creek and hope to return. We wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful inn!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Finding the Token Creek Eco-Inn was a terrific surprise for us, and now we want everyone to know about it. Hosts Jean and Jason Schneider are gracious, charming and a wealth of information about permaculture and sustainability - their property has a rainwater collection system, laying hens, an orchard, bees, and more. They source their food and other resources locally, supporting neighboring businesses and farms, and offer workshops on all sorts of interesting subjects - building a firepit, canning, winemaking, and more. Jean is a fabulous cook - breakfast was outstanding. You can enjoy a glass of Jason's wine on the deck while watching the chickens amble around the backyard and listening to the birds. All this is literally a 15 minute drive from downtown Madison. Check out their excellent website. The rooms do look just like the pictures. And no, we were not paid to write this review! Jean and Jason should be commended for their homesteading efforts and the great example that they are setting for everyone that stays with them!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Capitol suite. It was spacious and comfortable and we loved the arts and crafts fu...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

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.

Room Tip: The garden room is PERFECT if you're on a budget. It’s lower cost point sacrifices NOTHING exce...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We just stayed at Token Creek Eco-Inn last weekend and it was wonderful. Jean was very welcoming, she made us coconut chocolate cookies to kick off the stay (nothing like a warm cookie after a long car ride, such a treat) and spoiled us rotten the rest of our day there. I couldn't believe that they've only been running this b and b since May, they have thought of such great little luxuries to make the stay special. Sometimes cute b and b's have the worst beds with springs that you can't move away from...there bed was amazingly comfortable and I would like to buy the organic cotton sheets for my own home. We had our own robes, there were bath salts, 2 boxes of movies to choose from, a library of books that I wanted to read all weekend and the best breakfast ever to send us off with. They gave us great local advice about the area, we will definitely stay there again and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

Stayed 5 days in this lovely inn with the kindest, smartest innkeepers anywhere. Attention is paid here to everything: the tranquil rooms, the gorgeous food, the sensitivity and intelligence toward our environment. Jean and Jason live the kind of life that many of us aspire to but don't find because, in my case, of laziness/bus-i-ness. These are thoughtful people who have created a wonderful place to stay. I'll be back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

My wife and I spent two nights at Token Creek and could not have been happier. The Inn has a great setting "in the country" but just 15 minutes from downtown Madison. Outside there are hammocks, a gazebo, and a deck for you to enjoy with plenty of open space. Inside the decor is calm. contemporary, and classy. The breakfast was delicious both days and you will find that your hosts Jean and Jason are two of the nicest, most helpful people you will ever meet. I truly look forward to my next opportunity to spend some time here.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

The Schneiders have a great B&B just 6 miles from downtown, but it's far enough away to escape the noise and bustle. Very relaxing! We loved the prairie-style furnishings and architecture, which were a nice change from the usual Victorian-style B&B. Lovely, well-tended grounds. Delicious, hearty breakfast made with their own eggs and locally grown fruit. We would highly recommend Token Creek Inn to all visiting the Madison area.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Token Creek Eco-Inn

Address: 3919 Gray Road, 4 miles North of Madison, DeForest, WI 53532
Location: United States > Wisconsin > DeForest
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in DeForest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 

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