We love staying at B & B's and that's why we chose Southern Cross ( found it on BandB.com ) for a visit with family in the area.First of all, the category 5 room was beautiful. King bed, fireplace,huge bathroom with jacuzzi for 2 and large shower as well as double sinks. But lousy water pressure in the shower ! Breakfast is certainly not what you usually find at a B and B. It's served buffet style ( think motel breakfast) We were not riding but we still had to be in the dining area before 8:45 to get breakfast and then the coffee ran out and the food that was being kept warm under lights wasn't warm anymore. We didn't eat any other meals but the breakfast was certainly not what we expected for the cost of the B and B plan.
We brought family to visit the ranch one afternoon and my 8 year old granddaughter had a wonderful riding experience. I was impressed that it was a lot more than just getting on a horse for a ride. It provided a memorable afternoon for her interacting with "her" horse Lucy .
I would not stay here again for $210.00 a night and a lousy breakfast but I would certainly bring my granddaughter back again to ride the next time we visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Southern Cross Ranch is a new breed of dude-ranch experience that combines a working ranch with the comfort of a cozy bed-and-breakfast inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Southern Cross Ranch Hotel Madison