Mendota Lake House Inn


Welcome to the Mendota Lake House Inn and Bed and Breakfast, a beautiful 1911 arts and crafts Inn located on the lakeshore in downtown Madison Wisconsin. We are a short walk to the  state Capitol and a short hike to the University of Wisconsin campus (1 mile.) Rooms have great views of the lake and include a healthy continental style breakfast. We are in a vibrant, walkable neighborhood with great restaurants nearby. Languages spoken here include French, Italian and Spanish.

At the Mendota Lake House, we believe in all natural products, from hair care and hand soap to the cleaning products we use. We shop farmers markets and the local health food store because locally sourced fresh and organic products are important to us.

And we  may not be your typical Inn or bed and breakfast because we don’t hover and we have no doilies. Instead, we provide the space for you to feel at home. Because the owners 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.   At our Inn you will find a clean room, a comfy bed, a great location and a good price. From the spacious Oscar Wilde to the smaller, but comfortable Gore Vidal, we have a room for you. Plus, fabulous sunsets! Ask us about renting the entire house for a family or friends reunion.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Note on coronavirus (COVID-19):  At the Mendota Lake House Inn, we are doubling down on our cleaning practices and taking extra time in wiping all surfaces in our establishment with a restaurant grade disinfectant approved by the CDC.  We have plenty of space for social distancing and we wear masks at all time.  Please bring yours too and wear it when in the presence of other guests.  We do only express code based check in — no staff present.

We have 2 other downtown Inns!

If you prefer to be right on State St, check out our sister Inn:   Canterbury Inn

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And  The Governor’s Mansion Inn.

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