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The Livingston Inn

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Livingston Inn is a gem. Perfectly situated along the lake, within a short walking distance of nearly everything in town. My friend and I stayed in the William T. Leitch and Harman Hideaway rooms, which to our surprise adjoined through a secret door! The rooms are large and comfortable. Peggy was the perfect host, full of recommendations for activities...

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy you enjoyed the rooms and that secret door -- not too many people get to take advantage of it! We're very glad your experience at our B&B was a pleasant one and that your stay included the lake and all the wonderful things to...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 July 2016

If there were 4.5 stars, that's what I would give the Livingston Inn. Did not meet Dave, but Peggy is a very friendly, helpful and easy-to-talk-to owner. The house is beautiful and kept up very well. The location, near the water and a walking / bike path close to downtown, is perfect. The only reason I didn't give it 5...

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our B&B as well as the lake and our location in a wonderful and dynamic downtown area. We appreciate the insight on the rooms -- while we think each one is special and complete in its own way, it is so helpful to get a different perspective that we might not see. So...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We had a wonderful visit to Madison and we loved the Livingston Inn. Peggy was so knowledgeable and helpful. When we arrived, she showed us around and suggested that we sit out on the water and enjoy the evening. Chairs and table were out on the dock. What a nice surprise! She gave us several suggestions for dinner within walking...

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and telling us all the little things you appreciated and noticed during your stay here. Taliesin is definitely a great choice for a visit during this time of year, so we're glad you went. And we're glad the post-visit mailing worked out! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Warm regards,...

Reviewed 8 July 2016

Over the past 2.5 years, I've stayed at The Livingston Inn five times. This small Inn is in an historic house in Downtown Madison, near the state Capitol building and on Lake Mendota. The house is beautifully restored, in a cozy, not stuffy fashion. I've stayed in each of the five rooms. Each room is comfortable and furnished with antiques....

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for writing this review. We are so thrilled you have chosen to stay with us when you visit Madison. It always makes our day when you are here and we can have so many fun and interesting conversations and compare notes about what's going on in Madison and around the world! We are very glad...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Peggy is so sweet. Great location. Very good breakfast. I look forward to returning! The house is so cool and great history. Loved the free wine and beer and treats out at all times! Very calming house. My husband and I do many B&B's and really this was a treat. Love Madison!

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We really enjoyed your company and are glad you appreciate all that we strive to offer at our B&B. We do try to make it special in our own way, and it's quite a honor to receive compliments from people like you who frequent B&Bs when they travel. We wish you all the...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Although there for only one night, we were greeted upon arrival by our host and provided with a great room in a fine old home near downtown Madison. Easy street parking, easy walk to lots of places to eat, and good sunset viewing were all parts of this brief stay. Breakfast was also very good. If I were going to...

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your short stay with us and hope we can welcome you back to our B&B anytime you're here in Madison! Warm regards, Peggy and Dave

Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is an historic Victorian Style house, completely redone in the period style on the inside. The rooms are very comfortable, have private, well appointed baths with showers. There is a small conservatory off the house in the back garden which is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. A short walk will take you to a place to...

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review and for such a wonderful description of our home and the B&B experience we strive to provide for everyone. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay, our house, and its setting within our downtown area. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer! Warm regards, Peggy and Dave

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We were very pleased with our experience at The Livingston Inn. Peggy is a top flight hostess and an excellent cook. The house was always filled with wonderful cooking aromas. She is also very knowledgeable about Madison and all the things this great city has to offer. Peggy put out a very good breakfast every morning and was very interested...

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We're very happy when we hear how much guests enjoyed the lake during this time of year. Some evenings those sunsets can be magical, and it's always wonderful to see people down on the pier or at the park enjoying them late into the...

Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed the weekend with some friends and cannot say enough wonderful things about the hosts and accommodations! Peggy and Dave made everyone feel special and went above and beyond to ensure the weekend was extraordinary. The Livingston Inn is such a beautiful and historic house and grounds but the owners are what makes it truly special. Their friendliness and...

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our bed and breakfast. We feel fortunate to meet so many wonderful people week in and week out. It makes it that much more important to welcome them and provide a very special stay at our inn. We are very glad you enjoyed your time in Madison...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Livingston is close to downtown very close to Lake Mendota. The location alone would make this a great place to stay but the extras made it an even better than great. Peggy is a great hostess and great B&B owner. The house was everything we expect in a great B&B. If we go back to Madison this will be...

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Peggy and Dave F, Owner at The Livingston Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review. Everyday we enjoy the location of this home more with so many exciting improvement in our neighborhood and the downtown area. We hope to welcome you again anytime you are back in Madison. Warm regards, Peggy and Dave

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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 

Additional Information about The Livingston Inn

Address: 752 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: RM829 - RM1,197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Livingston Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“My boyfriend and I stayed in the Harman Hideaway near the back of the home. It was nice and quiet and the bathroom was amazing!”
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