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.    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!

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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Note on coronavirus (COVID-19): All staff have been vaccinated and boosted.    For your safety and ours we require all guests to be fully vaccinated and with booster. Proof of such may be required at check in. Unvaccinated guests over 12 years old with a valid medical restriction will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before check in and will provide printed proof of negative result at check in.    Also for your safety we offer express contactless check in.

We have a second lakefront property you may be interested in:

  The Governor’s Mansion Inn.

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