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“A very pleasant stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arbor House, An Environmental Inn

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3402 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Madison B&B and Inns
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“A very pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

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.

Room Tip: The rooms are located in two separate buildings - the Annexe a modern house and the Historic House...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We just got home from a 10 day visit in Madison. We were visiting family and friends and chose the Arbor House as home for the 10 days. What a great place to stay! We really felt at home and well taken care of! Breakfast each morning was superb, we couldn't ask for more, great food, coffee, staff, and conversation with guests. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Madison. Thanks to Cathy and the whole crew!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Beautifully appointed, peaceful inn with outstanding hospitality and delicious breakfast. The perfect mix of the services of an inn or hotel and the hospitality of a small bed and breakfast. The hosts met my needs for gluten free food on less than a day's notice. The location across from the arboretum can't be beat.

Room Tip: I don't think you can go wrong here, but I personally loved the John Muir room.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Galesburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The Arbor House is an incredibly special place. The hosts are gracious, kind, and hospitable, but don't hover -- you can savor your morning coffee and afternoon wine in as much peace and quiet as you'd like. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the amenities fabulous, and the location perfect for negotiating Madison. I cannot recommend the place highly enough.

Room Tip: I had the Eco room - gorgeous!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

My husband and I needed a quick getaway for the weekend. Arbor house was the natural choice. Located across the street from the arboretum, it provided a great area for walking and biking. The Studio room is our favorite with great views of the courtyard and arboretum. Quiet and relaxing with good food, we will be back.

Room Tip: We like the Studio and John Muir rooms
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I recently stayed at Arbor House for a low-key bachelorette weekend. Everything about my stay was fantastic, and I would love to stay there again should I ever find myself back in Madison. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, but what really made my stay special were the extra little touches. Breakfast here really exceeded any expectations that I had. Both of the hot meals that I had were delicious and nutritious. The baked goods were especially impressive! I also loved the complementary wine/cocktail hour before dinner and the "sweet treat" (of cupcakes our first night) that was waiting for us when we returned from dinner. A really special find!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

A fabulous stay at a fabulous Bed and Breakfast! Bikes, Canoes, a Sauna, organic eats and treats, and the warmest of hosts! Quiet and yet near all of the happenings! We will be back again soon an allow even more time to just relax and really take in the scene and all of their well thought out accommodations.

Thanks Cathie and John!

Room Tip: Tap room has a fabulous claw foot tub for that long needed soak!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3402 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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