The GOOD - Home was wonderfully refurbished and decorated. Room was charming and bath area was sumptious.
The AVERAGE - Breakfast was nicely plated, but food was only average.
The POOR - The owners only greet guests between the hours of 3 and 5 PM. STRANGE for a B&B. We arrived around 6:00 PM on a Friday. A note and key were waiting inside the front hallway near a small desk lamp. The ONLY light on in the whole place. After we stumbled around for 5 minutes we finally found some lights and found our room. When we finally found the advertised in-room TV it was a tiny 9 inch set that could be viewed by only one individual from the bed. I had to sit on the floor leaned against the bed to see the set.
Only by speaking to other guests the next day did we learn the B&B had a book and DVD library on the 3rd floor. They also informed us there was a private sauna for use of guests.
The hostess was nice enough when she served breakfast, but never offered any update to us about the property or provided suggestions for dining, things to see and do that only a local would know.
CONCLUSION - We like B&Bs and have been to over 50 different establishments. Only time we have never been given a tour, told of amenities, or not asked if we would like recommendations for restaurants/things to do. The home is quite nice, but it is more like the impersonal experience you get at a hotel than the fun of a B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast is an historic 1865 brick Victorian Italianate home located in Mazomanie, WI- Voted by Forbes' Budget Travel Magazine as one of America's top 10 coolest small towns! Nestled among the scenic bluffs and rolling farmland of beautiful southwestern Wisconsin, and just 25 minutes from the state capital city of Madison, Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located to many area attractions. Spring Green, American Player's Theater, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, the House on the Rock, and the Wisconsin River, are just a few of the unique places to visit. ... more less