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The Livingston Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 Madison B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 September 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Livingston! Peggy and Dave create a special feeling in their home that is very warm and welcoming! Their knowledge of the area of things to see and do is impressive and we were entertained by the stories of the history of the house they now care for. The room room accommodations were exquisite! The bed was heavenly and we LOVED the multi head shower system. We can highly recommend staying at the Livingston!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Peggy and Dave (owners) were great! They were so accommodating to our whole group, including guests with severe allergies and dietary restrictions. The beds were wonderful, rooms were beautifully decorated and comfortable, food was delicious, and location was ideal for Ironman racers and spectators (or any business/pleasure guests who want to be close to downtown Madison). We felt like we were in our second home and Peggy and Dave made us all feel so welcomed, they were also great with making food recommendations at local eateries and even made reservations for us. We highly recommend staying at the Livingston Inn if you have the chance -- if we return to Madison, WI, for any reason, we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Albert1380
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Our stay at the Livingston Inn has cemented our love of B&B's. Peggy and Dave were so friendly and accommodating it was like we were staying with friends! The decor of the Inn is warm and welcoming and the rooms comfortable and cozy. Even the bed was comfortable and my husband and I have an extremely hard time finding something that suits both of us. We hope to return to Madison some day and will definately stay the the Livingston Inn. If you're looking for something that isn't run of the mill this is your answer!!
Also, if you're in Madison on a Saturday the Farmers Market isn't to be missed!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Stacey K
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Once upon a time, there was, and there still is, a beautiful and welcoming B&B on the shore of the Mendota Lake in the east part of Madison. The name of the B&B is Livingstone Inn. The wonderful and elegant house was built in 1854, one of the oldest in Madison, and is efficiently run by a very kind couple, Peggy and Dave. The place is quite, very well located; our room was comfortable and nice. Every morning, after an excellent breakfast, Peggy gave us suggestions on where to go and where to eat. And every time she was right! We think that such an experience is unique for those who want to stay in Madison.
Enrico & Pisana

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

We had never stayed in Madison before, but have visited many B&Bs, which is our preferred accommodation. We selected the Livingston Inn because we read so many of their positive ratings. Couldn't have been happier with our choice! The Inn is beautiful, tastefully decorated and very architecturally historical. The location was great, since it seemed to be somewhat close to everything we had planned on visiting in town. Our room was gorgeous and had an attached sitting room that was private, which was very nice. The grounds were also beautiful, with a walkway down to the lake. By far, what made our stay most memorable was the hospitality of the innkeepers, especially Peggy. She really made us feel at home (and spoiled us rotten!) She took the time to sit & chat with us and we felt like real friends by the end of our stay. The food was superb and portions very generous (couldn't possibly eat everything!). Homemade egg casseroles, breads, muffins, granola, fruit, etc. etc...Late afternoon glass (or 2) of wine was most enjoyable, especially sharing company with Peggy in the living room. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

The decor/use of antiques, cleanliness, friendly and helpful hosts (without being overly-solicitous), breakfast, outdoor spaces (walk down & sit beside the lake, or just sit on the porch) and location all make this an A-1 B&B. I was there for a business trip and, since I don't mind walking, could easily walk to-and-fro downtown and restaurants. I recommend this for any kind of trip: romantic, solo or just a place to stop & visit Madison.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Jane H
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

The Livingston Inn is not your typical B&B. There are plenty of old homes out there with nice decorations and perky hosts, and they are fine and enjoyable. But The Livingston Inn is truly in a different league. This stately home in Madison is breathtaking in its grandeur and significance. The hosts are genuinely warm and interested in their guests and in sharing the history of their home. Peggy is gracious, accommodating and knowledgeable. I felt like we could be friends for life.

Our bed was wonderfully comfortable, and our room was absolutely quiet despite being on a busy street. Breakfast was huge and tasty, and Peggy gave us the extra muffins to take home. We were able to look in all the rooms, and they are all nice in their own ways. You can't go wrong here.

It is a quick walk downtown. There is a path to Lake Mendota behind the house.

The yard is beautiful. Sit outside and feel the breeze.

I recommend The Livingston Inn wholeheartedly and can't wait for the opportunity to return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Livingston Inn

Address: 752 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703-1522
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Madison
Price Range: £155 - £202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Livingston Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the history of a 160-year old Gothic revival mansion in one of the most eclectic cities in North America. Feel at home on your next getaway or business trip with the warmth and charm of Midwestern hospitality. Discover The Livingston Inn -- a Madison bed & breakfast as unique and friendly as the city itself. ... more   less 
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