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Reviewed September 20, 2012

I had stayed years ago at the Collins House when it was an active B&B, and was pleased to find this option just down the street. I only stayed one night, and everything was fine.
Peggy was a gracious hostess, chatting with my colleague and I in the parlor.
I stayed in the General Pickering Room.
The bed and bath were fine, clean and comfortable.
Air quality and temperature fine. Sufficient outlets, etc.
No noise from the street.
Breakfast next morning was good quality and variety.
Location is great, right "on" Lake Mendota (a short walk through the back yard).
Also convenient to downtown.
One issue was that the wifi signal was weak in spots. Old house has thick walls, I guess.
I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Dan O
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Livingston! Peggy and Dave create a special feeling in their home that is very warm and welcoming! Their knowledge of the area of things to see and do is impressive and we were entertained by the stories of the history of the house they now care for. The room room accommodations were exquisite! The bed was heavenly and we LOVED the multi head shower system. We can highly recommend staying at the Livingston!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cathy R
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Peggy and Dave (owners) were great! They were so accommodating to our whole group, including guests with severe allergies and dietary restrictions. The beds were wonderful, rooms were beautifully decorated and comfortable, food was delicious, and location was ideal for Ironman racers and spectators (or any business/pleasure guests who want to be close to downtown Madison). We felt like we were in our second home and Peggy and Dave made us all feel so welcomed, they were also great with making food recommendations at local eateries and even made reservations for us. We highly recommend staying at the Livingston Inn if you have the chance -- if we return to Madison, WI, for any reason, we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Albert1380
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Our stay at the Livingston Inn has cemented our love of B&B's. Peggy and Dave were so friendly and accommodating it was like we were staying with friends! The decor of the Inn is warm and welcoming and the rooms comfortable and cozy. Even the bed was comfortable and my husband and I have an extremely hard time finding something that suits both of us. We hope to return to Madison some day and will definately stay the the Livingston Inn. If you're looking for something that isn't run of the mill this is your answer!!
Also, if you're in Madison on a Saturday the Farmers Market isn't to be missed!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Stacey K
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Once upon a time, there was, and there still is, a beautiful and welcoming B&B on the shore of the Mendota Lake in the east part of Madison. The name of the B&B is Livingstone Inn. The wonderful and elegant house was built in 1854, one of the oldest in Madison, and is efficiently run by a very kind couple, Peggy and Dave. The place is quite, very well located; our room was comfortable and nice. Every morning, after an excellent breakfast, Peggy gave us suggestions on where to go and where to eat. And every time she was right! We think that such an experience is unique for those who want to stay in Madison.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Enrico S
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