We very much enjoyed our three nights at the Arbor House. Although a little out of the city we enjoyed cycling the very handy bike path in and out of town which only took 10 minutes (the use of the Inn's bikes free of charge was a real bonus). The location is lovely in itself being so close to the Arboretum and lake Wingra.
The accommodation was good and spacious - we were staying in the Studio - and the staff warm and pleasant. We particularly liked the opportunity to meet other guests at breakfast served family style and for a pre dinner drinks provided for us each evening.
The local bar/restaurant, Jacs was a really good find, serving a wide range of food in a lively atmosphere and only a short walk from the Arbor House. Well worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- National award-winning inn/model for urban ecology. Fireplaces, whirlpools, free canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, golfing, hiking, cross country skiing. Complimentary special beverage, appetizer and dessert. Travel & Leisure's Inn of the Month, Fine Living Network's Top Ten EcoHotels in the World. Great for retreats and reunions. Just over a mile from Camp Randall stadium and the University of Wisconsin and 3 miles from the Capitol. Walking distance to popular shops and restaurants, urban but just across from UW-Arboretum. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arbor House, An Environmental Hotel Madison