Historic Mansion Downtown on Lake Mendota

Madison, Wisconsin

This home will be undergoing major renovations in 2018. The home will reopend in early 2019. At that time this historic mansion will become a hotel and event rental facility, the Governor's Mansion Inn. Looking to host a large group, or to host a wedding? This will be the perfect location. After renovations, there will be 8 guest rooms each with ensuite private bath. There will be a limited hours cafe (6:30AM-2PM) on the ground floor. Groups looking to rent this house must understand that a portion of the first floor will be public when the café is open. Afternoons and evenings will be completely private. In addition, any events held in the house incur additional fees. The owners currently operate the Mendota Lake House Bed and Breakfast, just 4 blocks away.

The mansion was once the executive residence for 17 of Wisconsin's governors. This is a very stately mansion built on the shore of Lake Mendota, and 4 blocks from the state Capitol building. We are also just 4 blocks to the State Street shopping and entertainment district, and just 1/2 mile to the UW Madison campus (15 minutes walk.)



  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 14


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

2 Reviews

    Amazing location- great for a big group!

    4/5 Stayed Sep 29, 2017
    Submitted Oct 4, 2017

    Clear instructions, plenty of room, and easy-going owners! Would love to stay here every year!!!

    Great House for Family or Large group!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 29, 2017
    Submitted Aug 18, 2017

    The house was GREAT and David was so easy to communicate with and make arrangements. Highly recommend. The house is also so close to everything.


      Madison, Wisconsin

      Rates & Availability

      2 Reviews
      Minimum Stay 31 Nights

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