My daughter & I spent three nights at Arbor House in Madison and we didn't want to leave! Our room (Parkside) was beautiful, comfortable, charming - we didn't want to leave the room, let alone the Inn!! The common room is also amazing - couch, fireplace (we came to Madison during a blizzard - 13 inches of snow), books, computer, TV, movies, popcorn(!!), games, tea and cocoa, cups, evening treats...a kitchen to make tea, the entry porch has bikes to borrow and loads of information about Madison. The Inn is across the street from the Madison arboretum (x-country skiing after the storm). So much attention to details - it is truly an environmental inn - Burt's Bee's products, recycled paper, fresh fruit or whole-grain salads for breakfast, reminders to turn off lights...
And oh! The breakfasts were just incredible - made and served by Cathie, the innkeeper - heavenly food, good coffee, fruit smoothies, it was all delicious and fresh, and Cathie is an amazing host.
- 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