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Mendota Lake House B&B

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Mendota Lake House. The location is ideal-overlooking Lake Mendota and within walking distance to the Capital as well as to campus. We hardly drove our car while we were there. The house is beautiful as are the gardens. The public rooms are a wonderful place to hang out and have breakfast or just sit... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in the Walt Whitman room. This was our first B&B experience, and it did not disappoint! The room was very quaint and full of character. The weekend we stayed was very cold but the room was adequately heated. The breakfast was nice as well, and Bob and David were very helpful if we had any... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Mendota Lake House is a 5-room B&B located on the edge of Lake Mendota, within walking distance of the Capitol building and about a one-mile walk to the University of Wisconsin campus. The home is a large 1911 "grand home" that speaks to the history of this part of Madison. The friendly owners, Dave and Bob, are lovingly restoring the... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for this very thoughtful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. And we will definitely check the radiator in the James Baldwin room to see if we can tweak it to make less sound. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay. Location is so convenient. Hosts were kind and friendly. The Lake view was beautiful and I only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy it more. The accommodations were comfortable and very well priced for new years eve. As other reviewers have stated breakfast is not huge but I think the owners did a great job... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks Emily, I am glad you stayed with us. Hope to see you again soon! More 

New Hope, Pennsylvania
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

You can't beat the location. Minutes to the square by car, walking distance to some very good restaurants. The house itself is charming and authentically Arts and Crafts. Lots of space to hang out downstairs and watch the sun go down with a glass of wine. David is an excellent host. I would have given this an excellent rating if... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for commenting and thanks for staying. We enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again! More 

Schaumburg, IL
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a B&B that is very interesting. It is one of Madison's grand homes. The owners are in the process of making it a true gem. We stayed here for three night in October. We were able to walk to Capital Square, find great places to eat and enjoy a lovely city. The house is right on Lake Mendota... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for staying and thank you for sharing! Great photos too! More 

Chicago, United States
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Had a wonderful stay at Mendota Lake B&B, Lake Mendota is directly behind the B&B with paved walkways. Walked to the Capitol and restaurant and bars. Hosts were very nice and helpful. Room was large and well furnished. The grounds of the B&B are full of amazing plants. Would definitely return.

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Phoenix
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54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This historic B&B has some good things going for it. The back of the home overlooks beautiful Mendota Lake. It is located a little less than a mile from shopping and restaurants and in downtown Madison. The front garden is lovely. But honestly the whole house could use a little TLC, e.g., the walkway from the parking pad to the... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Hi, I am sorry did not receive what you were expecting. We are trying very hard to make a place for people to come and feel at home. We do ask people to overlook things that we are working on. In exchange, you get to be on the lake and close to downtown for as little as $85 per night.... More 

Brisbane, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This house, even without its absolutely perfect location on Lake Mendota, even without its gorgeous gardens, would rate five stars because it is so amazingly beautiful inside. I've been in many places in many states and more than a few countries, and this house is memorable. The entire main floor is available to guests, to sit and read or chat,... More 

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Wirral
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54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Spent 3 days here and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed in the Walt Whitman room which had an outdoor deck area overlooking the lake which was perfect for watching the sunsets. David and Bob are excellent hosts with great knowledge of the area and happy to sit and talk to guests too. Yes its not a fancy hotel but its... More 

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dpwaugh, Owner at Mendota Lake House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for this lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! Best David More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Want to be on the lake and downtown? We are on a hill overlooking Lake Mendota, Madison's largest lake. And we are a 15 minutes walk to the State Capitol building. Sunsets are breathtaking. We are on a busy street in a funky neighborhood with eclectic shops and award winning restaurants, and we are one mile from the University of Wisconsin campus. In our back yard is lake Mendota and complete tranquility where you can take a stroll along the lakeshore path, or sit back and watch the boats while the sun is setting. While we don't serve a hot breakfast, guests enjoy a hearty continental breakfast with fresh and organic products. We will provide you with what we look for in our own travels -- a clean room with a comfy bed at a reasonable price in a great location. Because Bob and David have their own private apartment in the lower level, the entire house is for our guests -- including the kitchen should you want to save money and eat in. Languages spoken include French, Italian and Spanish. We are always making updates as time and money permits. And while we do have some fancy upgrades happening, our goal is to keep things simple which translates to keeping it affordable. Hope to see you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mendota Lake House B&B

Address: 704 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703-1522 (Formerly Collins House Inn)
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $100 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mendota Lake House B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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