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Arbor House, An Environmental Inn

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been there on 3 occasions, tried different rooms, took my parents and partner there, etc. The family manages the place does an excellent work, and they are nice people too. The owners are very much into sustainability, which reflects in the rooms' names, some of the building, and many of the books. The side house has a very...

Thank Phil G
Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Clearly conscientious, experienced hosts dedicated to providing a top-notch visit. The gathering of kindred-spirited guests of all ages and from diverse locations was delightful, starting with a much appreciated, fresh-baked snack awaiting us as late arrivals. We joined others in the sitting room and started some very enjoyable conversation that continued at breakfast. Anything that was gluten-free was so good,...

Thank smartchicks
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Went during February, so we couldn't experience the full beauty. The B&B is very cozy and quaint. The owner is very nice and personable. We asked for a vegan breakfast and she was happy to oblige. Although, being located on a busy road, it was nice and quiet and its also close to a variety of restaurants. It will be...

Thank travis b
Falls Church, Virginia
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I have stayed at the Arbor House several times now on business, in every season. It is always highly comfortable, the breakfasts creative and filling, and the location convenient but still "an escape." It is right across the street from the famed and beautiful University Arboretum, with trails and boating available. The Inn also offers free bicycles for the trail...

Thank Arthur W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We stayed here New Year's Eve in an attempt to get out of Milwaukee for the night to enjoy a less boozy NYE in laid back Madison. I've always wanted to stay at the Arbor House & I'm sorry I waited so long to do it. It was totally relaxing. We stayed in the Eco Vista room and enjoyed the...

Thank Alissa M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Pros: The owner is very nice, and the place in general is nice. Cons: We stayed in the Tap Room. It says on the site that is on the lowest level of the building. We had no idea we were staying in the basement. Very low ceilings. I am 5'8, and it seemed really low. If you are 6' feet...

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Arbor H, Owner at Arbor House, An Environmental Inn, responded to this review

To clear this up, the Tap room is on the lowest level of the historic house with two street level windows; this is part of the written description online and illustrated visually with an array of pictures. The ceilings are definitely lower in an 1853 house and unfortunately if our guests were having any misgivings about their room choice (which...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 November 2015

My partner and I always return to Madison for our anniversary, and we always stay in a bed and breakfast. This was the first year at Arbor House, and we are completely sold. We stayed in the Aldo Leopold room, and enjoyed the sunny exposure and the delightful hot tub with aromatherapy. The family that runs this gem seems to...

Thank dookieofhazard
No. California
Reviewed 2 November 2015

This place is exactly what I look for in a B&B when I'm travelling. Comfortable, not a faux Victorian Disneyland, clean. I'm not looking under beds for stray hairs and dust - I like it to feel homey. Easy to access even when you get in late, nice wholesome breakfast. I don't want to feel fussed over. Wifi. I'm not...

Thank lisavs
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Visited here with my husband for my birthday last year, and we had a lovely stay. Absolutely loved that their website claimed they were vegan-friendly and I would say that is an understatement. The b&b host didn't offer us a bland substitute to what the other guests were eating, but a feast that held up on it's own. To top...

Thank Justine B
Neenah, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Loved the easy access to a great biking trail, the lovely shops and restaurants within walking distance, the lovely spacious room, and wonderful breakfasts. Excellent! Plan on returning! We also enjoyed the lovely common areas.

Thank Cindy O

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amazing destination for New Year's, ask about our packages. Fireplaces, whirlpools, free canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, golfing, hiking, cross country skiing. Complimentary special beverage, appetizer and dessert. Travel & Leisure's Inn of the Month, Fine Living Network's Top Ten EcoHotels in the World. Great for retreats and reunions. Just over a mile from Camp Randall stadium and the University of Wisconsin and 3 miles from the Capitol. Walking distance to popular shops and restaurants, urban but just across from UW-Arboretum. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arbor House, An Environmental Inn

Address: 3402 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-1702
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: ₹ 7,492 - ₹ 15,665 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“The John Muir window looks on new development (a zoning travesty) above the vaulted breakfast room.”
 of 5 bubbles smartchicks, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the Tap Room in the Basement.”
 of 5 bubbles U5164AQjonh, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Studio room. It included a small room for the kids!”
 of 5 bubbles marksfamilytrips, 14 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I think all good-you are near a busy street- so some street noise- but minimal distraction”
 of 5 bubbles U7994SVamyk, 12 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Let Kathy, the host know as much as possible about your trip and she'll put you up in the best available room. She's very thoughtful and conscious of her guests' needs.”
 of 5 bubbles BarbaraHong1, 17 Jan 2015 | Read review
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