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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well this one was easy. We were here two years ago for my cousin's wedding, and this year we came back to celebrate the birth of the new baby! So naturally we had to come back to see Peggy and Dave and stay at the Livingston Inn. Honestly, I don't think we would stay anywhere else in Madison. It is... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

When we heard your voice calling to make a reservation, we were so glad to hear you were coming back to Madison! You are truly special people that are the reason we do what we do. Congrats to your family and thank you for your review and for choosing our B&B when you come into town to celebrate these special... More 

Okatie, South Carolina
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65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

Once a year we go back to our home state to visit brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. We alway stay at the Livingston Inn to "centralize" our visits in the area. Peggy and Dave, the owners, have always been exceptional hosts. The morning breakfast table is a great start to your day with a variety of eggs, bacon, fruit, muffins,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I travelled to Madison from NJ to visit my daughter at UW. I'm a huge fan of Madison as a UW grad myself. After 30 plus years, I had never stayed on the East side of the city and I was incredibly pleased and had an awesome time. Peggy was a terrific host, embraced us and gave... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing our B&B for your visit to Madison. Many of our guests really enjoy our location on the east side but still on the isthmus and close to UW and downtown. We're very glad it was a great experience for you as well. We hope to see you sometime soon! Warm regards, Peggy... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Livingston Inn as a base for visiting Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin house and studio at nearby Spring Green. The inn is well situated for downtown Madison with good on street parking availability. Our host Peggy was extremely welcoming and we enjoyed learning about the history of the building. She was also able to give recommendations as... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

We're very glad you enjoyed your stay at our B&B and included Taliesin among your itinerary while in Madison. It's an amazing place and one of the top attractions for our guests. Fall is also such a beautiful time here, so we are very happy we could welcome here during this time of year. Thank you for taking the time... More 

Livingston, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a real find. After finding Hertz closed a few minutes after our plane landed and only heading out of the airport finally by midnight, we easily found the Livingston Inn on Gorham and settled right in. No need to go out for a nightcap as beer, wine and soda as well as a few sweet and savory treats... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad we could welcome you on a late evening in Madison. It's nice to hear all those little extras we provide can make an enjoyable experience even for a short stay at our inn. We appreciate your patronage of B&Bs and The Livingston Inn! Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is a really pretty house and garden, very comfortable. Peggy is one of the best b and b hosts I've encountered and goes the extra mile for her guests. Breakfast was delicious, gourmet, and healthy. Breakfast is definitely a cut above what's often served at b and b's: stuffed french toast bombs.

Thank Mungadoo
Peggy and Dave F, Manager at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and appreciating all we do to make breakfast and everything else special for each guest that stays with us. And we love your name for our ebelskivers! We hope you enjoy the rest of the fall season and the upcoming holidays! Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Thank you for making our weekend visit in Madison so lovely. Staying at the Livingston is a treat. Fall is the time to experience the city. The warm hospitality, delicious breakfasts, and cozy rooms make the stay worth every penny.

Thank nweigley
Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

We're so glad you stayed with us and agree fall is perfect in many ways around here. There's such a perfect balance of cooler weather and indoor and outdoor activities for every interest! Thank you so much for writing a review -- it means very much to us. Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

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103 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We had a great time at Livingston Inn. We were visiting the University of Wisconsin and the Inn is a nice walk from the campus. Peggy and Dave, the hosts, are very nice and welcoming people and the breakfast was sensational and different every day. The rooms in the Inn are a bit fussy (not to say fusty) so be... More 

Thank DMilo46
Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and very apt description of a stay at our B&B. We definitely strive to find the balance between lace doilies everywhere and decor that looks like another sterile hotel room. We hope people find it unique and something unlike any other place they've stayed yet still comfortable and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Dublin, Ohio
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195 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We stayed here this past weekend and had a very good stay. Peggy was a delightful host. Upon arrival she gave us the tour of the place and explained where to find the complimentary pinot noir, white wine, beer and sparkling water. After serving breakfast each morning, she stayed around to chat with the guests and offer suggestions for sightseeing... More 

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and all we offer at our B&B. We enjoyed getting to know you on another fun, fall weekend in Madison. We appreciate your feedback on the mattress. We take pride in finding and using only top quality mattresses and bedding. We get many compliments from guests on the quality of sleep,... More 

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62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

For once we had a bit more time passing through Madison. This delightful house has been thoughtfully decorated throughout. Over the years the house was modernized leading to creative solutions for bathroom space. These were well done. While located on a busy street, noise was not an issue. The room was comfortable and clean. The owner took the time to... More 

Thank Linda M
Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The history of this house is so important to us, and we are so glad you appreciated our efforts and our time sharing it with you. We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit! Warm regards, Peggy and Dave More 

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Experience the history of a 160-year old Gothic revival mansion in one of the most eclectic cities in North America. Feel at home on your next getaway or business trip with the warmth and charm of Midwestern hospitality. Discover The Livingston Inn -- a Madison bed & breakfast as unique and friendly as the city itself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Livingston Inn

Address: 752 E. Gorham Street, Madison, WI 53703
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $222 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Livingston Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Pickering is a sort of suite with an extra room for relaxing. Nice.”
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“Any, there are only four - just make sure you get one of them!”
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“Visit their website and make reservations early!”
 of 5 bubbles rossm562, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
“rooms away from the street with Lake view are great”
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“All the rooms are fine!”
 of 5 bubbles JaxAmerican, Oct 21, 2015 | Read review
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