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Doll's Lakeside Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 2 Florence B&B and Inns
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

This was a disappointment for us, since we do frequent B&B frequently.
The positives are the location and the staff were excellent. The quiet lake, with the paddleboats and canoes which we paddled around. The sheets were soft and clean and the bed was comfortable.
Now the negatives:
They advertise a Jacuzzi, hot tub, but it has not worked for 2 years.
The room was not so special and the maid had not dusted the draping around the bed in a long time. the bed cover was torn and ratty.
Décor was simple and a little on the cheesy side.
The breakfast was advertised as a five course breakfast. I am not sure how they counted it, because to my count it was 3, a fruit cup, a main course and a dessert. The fruit cup was not the freshest I have had, The main course was a rather bland stuffed French toast with fruit and sausage links and the dessert was a simple vanilla pudding on a graham cracker crust. I would not have ordered this in a restaurant and the quality of the food was less than great.
This house is right next to the highway and Logging trucks are noisy.
We will not return to this B&B.

Room Tip: Not sure if any room is better than the others because this is right next to the main road in Floren...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Great staff. Great room. Beautiful view of lake. Wonderful candlelight breakfast. Only negative was the occasional traffic noise from tractor trailers because we slept with windows open. We had stayed here before and will stay again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Well done B&B on Fisher Lake at the edge of town in Florence Wisconsin. Great views of the lake and town from our room. Deck off the room to sit and look at the lake and watch the activities in town. Rooms tastefully furnished with antiques, cable, wifi. Delicious breakfasts to get you going each morning. A number of common rooms including a large screened in porch. Friendly hosts. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

We stayed here during a wedding. I have never felt more comfortable at a bed and breakfast, motel, or hotel. This place is amazing and so is the staff. The breakfast was wonderful with a choice of 3 times. We can hardly wait to stay again!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Iron Mountain, Michigan
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2011

I have stayed here a number of times with the last two years, as a reunion destination for my college friends. Lakeside is the perfect place for friends to reconnect. The rooms are very comfortable and inviting with their Amish furniture and antiques. Fisher Lake views are relaxing from the balcony off the rooms to the shoreline area. One can walk to one of the best pizza restaurants in the area and also walk next door to a more gourmet experience at Maxsell's Restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2010

This nine room bed and breakfast is located on a quiet no-wake lake in Northern Wisconsin.
We have stayed many times and love it more as time goes on. Since we stay several days we often rent two rooms in the lower level so my husband can work and be on the phone while he is there. One of these two lower level rooms has a walk out to the lake with a little table and four chairs. We like to get a sub and eat there for lunch, or dinner.
The rooms are comfy, clean, and with solid good quality furniture. The bedding is
hung out to dry, after being washed, in the clean Northern Wisconsin air, and it's like sleeping in clouds. The staff is like family to everyone, and the breakfasts are out of this world. Save room for dessert! Yes, they offer dessert after breakfast! Homemade cakes
and bars!
One can make use of the paddle boat, canoe, or rowboat kept down by the lake and there is plenty of places to sit and just look out at the lake as well.
Swimming is also allowed. You can swim to a raft which is a short distance out in the water.
One can walk to the cute little town of Florence where there are several good restaurants,
gym, bakery, and coffee shops. Next door at Maxsell's Restaurant you can rent bikes or kayaks and take those out on the lake. I want to go back ASAP!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Wisconsin, USA
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Reviewed 25 August 2010

My husband & I recently stayed at the Lakeside B&B in Florence, WI. It's a lovely, large home on the shores of Fisher Lake. Rita, the owner, is warm and inviting. The home is tastefully decorated and interesting to explore. A veranda circles the house and there are wonderful views of the grounds and lake from the porch and the upstairs veranda. The yard is large with a number of lounge chairs, a double swing, and other furniture. A kayak and canoe are available to explore the lake. Breakfast (which includes dessert) was delicious! The rooms are well appointed and the bed was very comfortable. The surroundings are so beautiful that it's hard to stay in the room, however! We had a wonderful time and will return.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Doll's Lakeside Bed and Breakfast

Property: Doll's Lakeside Bed and Breakfast
Address: 509 Furnace Street, Florence, WI 54121-9496 (Formerly Lakeside Bed and Breakfast)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Florence
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Doll's Lakeside Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming Bed & Breakfast located on Fisher Lake in beautiful Florence County, WI. All bedrooms have private full bath and fireplace. All of our second floor bedrooms have sliding glass doors which lead to our large wrap around deck. We are located in downtown Florence, WI. Doll's Lakeside Bed & Breakfast is a fisherman's' paradise. Neighboring streams, rivers, lakes and backwaters harbor an amazing array of fresh water fish. There are a multitude of activities to choose from in the Summer months including mountain biking, golf, water sports and hiking. There is also plenty to do during the winter months. The area's cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing are unsurpassed in the Midwest. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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