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Oscar H. Hanson House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 4 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 December 2009

What a lovely inn! We were amazed at the attention given to every detail. Our room and bathroom were spotless. We loved the heated mattress pad, electric fireplace, and the small Christmas tree in our room. It was so nice to have hot water for tea available for us at any time of the day or night, and we liked having the snacks and small refrigerator in our room. Although our bathroom was across the hall, robes were provided for our use. If you prefer, you may have breakfast served in your room, but we liked coming down to the beautifully set dining room table to visit with the other guests. The food was plentiful and good--no excuse for walking away from the table still hungry. Mary Jane and Duke were so kind and friendly and ready with tourist suggestions. Don't miss having dinner at the Mill on Main and the Velvet Lips Supper Club--delicious!

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2009

Each visit whether your first or your fifth affords new, enjoyable experiences while having the benefits of feeling like you’ve just come home. MJ and Duke offer fine attention to detail from the subtle touches of their warm friendly greetings at the door to the elegant breakfasts of delicious pastries and delectable main courses that they provide each morning . There are comfy throws on the beds, and snacks by your bedside. They are up on all the local happenings to insure that your stay is as restful, and quiet or fun filled and action packed as you desire.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2009

We are just back from a night at the Oscar H. Hanson House where we had our best B&B experience to date. The hosts were friendly and welcoming and made us feel at home immediately. The inn was pretty and comfortable and our room was incredible in every way.
Attractive, meticulously clean, bright with window light. We stayed in the Cambridge Room which has an adjoining bath with 2 person jacuzzi, 2 person shower and a calming color scheme. There was a hidden refrigerator in the bathroom with complimentary beverages including wine and glasses were provided. Soft, thick towels with a light fresh scent. So much better than the bleach-reeking hotel towels.
The bed was beautiful and very comfortable; firm with quality sheets and heated mattress pad.
The breakfast was outstanding; fresh fruit, vegetable fritata (sp) breakfast sausage and freshly baked scones that were amazingly light, and tasty.
I can't say enough good things abouosts.t the inn, the accommodations and the gracious hosts. If you are looking for a perfect B&B experience then choose this inn.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2008

We stayed at the Oscar H. Hanson House B&B for Valentine's Day this year. We had a lovely time. This was our first stay at a B&B and we really didn't know what to expect. Since then we've stayed at one more and are already pretty certain that we won't be able to surpass the experience at the Oscar H. Hanson House. The B&B is very elegant and tastefully decorated. While it is historic there aren't knick-knaks and antiques on every surface, which is one thing we were afraid of when considering a B&B over a hotel. Also, Duke and Mary went out of their way to accomodate our dietary needs. I am a vegetarian and my fiancee has to eat gluten free. In fact, we didn't even sign up for breakfast because we didn't want to risk it. We asked for a recommendation when we were checking out and discovered that Mary also has to eat gluten free. They insisted that we stay for breakfast and it was wonderful.

Our room was amazing. There was a private bathroom with a hot tub and a two person shower. There was also a DVD player and a large selection of movies. Our only complaint is that we didn't stay one more night!

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2007

This is the third visit my husband and I have made to Oscar H. Hanson Bed and Breakfast in Cambridge, WI. We are just as charmed by the lovely Victorian accommodations as well as the hospitality provided by the hosts Duke and Mary Jane.

Their attention to detail in decor and service is unsurpassed by any other B&B that we've stayed in! Their breakfast is far more than anyone can ask for and they do cater to special food requirements/restrictions. Each room has a private bath, TV, DVD player, Wireless Internet, small refrigerator stocked with Soda, and water. They provide a large section of DVD's for your viewing pleasure as well as microwave popcorn. There are so many amenities that I'm sure I've left something out.

The town of Cambridge is a small bedroom community just 20 minutes east of Madison and 2 hours northwest of Chicago making it a great getaway for city dwellers. The town has a couple of lovely and reasonably priced restaurants as well as boutiques and antique stores. There are also a couple of lakes nearby where we've taken our kayaks for a day of paddling and a bike trail for a days worth of physical activity.

We highly recommend Oscar H. Hanson Bed and Breakfast for anyone looking for a romantic weekend or just get away from the hectic pace of the city!

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Oscar H. Hanson House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 303 E North St, Cambridge, WI 53523-8709
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range: £68 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oscar H. Hanson House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hanson House Weddings, a destination wedding venu is located in Cambridge, WI, a bedroom community of Madison. The home was built in 1883 as part of a dowry for James and Janet Townsend. After remodeling and restoring, we opened as a Bed & Breakfast 2005. Now after almost 10,000 reservations and 12 years in hospitality, we have retired as innkeepers to spend time to grow Hanson House Weddings. On Saturday's why not honeymoon with us after the ceremony? Two bridal suites are available. When you marry at Hanson House Weddings, you experience the best of both of us: my delight in seeing couples in love and Duke who believes life is better when you’re laughing. We have set a high bar for service so we hope you will let us know what we can do to make your wedding a day to remember Hanson House Weddings continues the long tradition of romance in this house. ... more   less 
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