We left our first stay at Prevailing Winds last year knowing we'd be back for our daughter's wedding in Spring Green this past August. Walking up the immaculate stone walkway to the lodge, we felt like we were coming home. Not just to a tranquil, tasteful and sumptuous country lodge but to a family that was special to us the moment we met them. We have stayed at many b and b's throughout the country, and nowhere have we found hosts like Jen and Steve. They are extraordinary people who open both their home and their hearts to guests with an uncanny knack for anticipating needs and fulfilling them with generosity, imagination and flair. Here are just a few of the special things Jen and Steve did for our daughter, her wedding attendants, and her new husband. Fresh prairie flowers, a pre-wedding impromptu photo session (with a beautiful framed photo gift when we returned from the reception!), an elegant, over-sized mirror for dressing and primping, calming music for the bride as she dressed, and a sweetly intimate private breakfast table the next morning for the newlyweds. Astonishing kindness and thoughtfulness surrounded us every minute of our stay. Precision and perfection are found in every touch at Prevailing Winds. The pristine beds and glorious breakfasts, tucked-in treats at every turn, comfy nooks and beautifully maintained grounds make the whole lodge simply shine. But its true beauty comes from the generosity and goodwill of its owners and their desire to make each guest's stay as perfect as it can be. For us this was both a visit to cherished friends and a wedding gift that we will remember always. We are so grateful, Jen and Steve, and we hope to see you (and your beautiful little ones) again soon!
Went to PWL the 2nd week of August and we are still reminiscing about those fantastic breakfasts and sweet treats. Never had to eat lunch after filling up on a daily breakfast of yogurt/fruit/granola bar, top-notch bacon and delicious main course. Felt like we were staying in a ski lodge in Colorado. Enjoyed the Wollersheim winery tour and facilities close by and closeby restaurants in Mt. Horeb. Would highly recommend the Grumpy Troll - microbrew with excellent food/service. Thanks to hosts, Steve, Jen, and Michelle for an excellent time. Enjoyed hearing all the stories and history of the lodge.
We truly had a five star experience...from the farm fresh eggs taken right off the property to the amazingly comfortable beds that we didn't want to get into because they looked so pretty! Our time around the fire pit was priceless and our lazy afternoons spent in the hammock could not have been more perfect. We also enjoyed our long walks all over the property especially down by the creek. So beautiful! My husband and I were so impressed with the little details and the thought that went into our experience. Thank you Steve, Jennifer, Michelle, Wyatt and little Miss Anna for an incredible weekend retreat that we will not soon forget. We can't wait to come back next summer!
My wife Pam and I stayed over for two days in Mid-August. Prevailing Winds is very restful and quiet. It is a nice leafy setting out in the country. Sitting on the porch listening to the wind in the trees was a perfect place to recharge one's batteries and get some much-needed, deep relaxation and escape from the workaday world of gadgets, smart-phones, stress, and multitasking that everyone deals with these days. The bed and breakfast is located near the quiet, sleepy town of Blue Mounds and is a short hop from Mt. Horeb and not much farther away from the entertainment possibilities, movies, restaurants, etc, of Madison. Steve, Jen, Wyatt, Anna, Michelle (and Charley) were the perfect hosts, and were extremely friendly and gracious. The beds were huge and inviting, soft as feather-beds, and the breakfasts each morning were wonderful -- a few days after we returned back home Pam said she had the urge to call back to see what was for breakfast that day.... A phone call I answered on our first day back home involved a friend's computer that froze up with documents that "couldn't be opened", etc. It was like a phone call coming from another world, after feeling so deeply relaxed... Great job by all involved! --Larry and Pam Phillips
From the moment you enter the Lodge, you feel nurtured: hot cookies fresh out of the oven, an open-house sense of the common areas including the kitchen, welcoming great room and attention paid to so many details throughout. Delightful owners and staff. Eggs are fresh from the hens. Magnificent breakfast.
We spent our 33 aniversary at the Lodge, it was lovely. The weather was hot and humid which made walking the grounds miserable but inside it was cool and relaxing. Breakfast was over the top, they need to make check out time about 2 pm so one could go take a nap!. We look forward to going with the family and the snow shoes this winter. Nicola and Scott D
Everything was so beautiful! We got there a little before check in, so we took a stroll around the land before going in... there were chickens running around a coop, which we were told later were there to contribute fresh eggs for our breakfast the next morning! A little ways off from the lodge, there were two wooden lounging chairs facing East to watch the sunrise! My boyfriend and I sat there in the evening, and saw deer hopping around in the distance... what a fairy tale! There were fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and lemon raspberry water waiting for us. Upstairs, there was a relaxation-nook stocked with books, a computer, soda, glass-bottled water, soda, coffee, tea (all complimentary!) and a leather couch and chair sitting in front of a huge window facing West, a beautiful spot to watch the sunset! Steve was preparing a home-made red velvet cake for us (we had gotten the birthday package, but I didn't expect the cake to be home-made!!). In our room, we had ridiculously comfortable plush sheets and blankets on our even-more-comfortable king sized bed. Oh, and did I mention the two adorable pillows hanging on the door with mine and my boyfriend's initials? I'm getting giddy just writing about it! In the morning, we both took a shower and slipped into the comfy robes provided for us. We grabbed a cup of coffee from the Keurig machine in a pair of beautiful, handcrafted clay mugs, and sat outside while we waited for our breakfast. For breakfast, there was delicious yogurt, home-made granola and fresh raspberries, blackberries & strawberries waiting for us in the dining room. In the sunroom, we and another couple were treated to fresh squeezed orange juice, home-made blueberry french toast with a blueberry yogurt drizzle, and the most delicious bacon I've ever had. I was literally amazed by something in this lodge every time I turned around. If you ever want to know what a fairy tale feels like, stay a night in this lodge. Wonderful!
At the recommendation of a friend, we chose Prevailing Winds for our marriage retreat. From the beautiful setting, gorgeous log home, delicious treats, scrumptious breakfast, genuine hospitality, convenient location...the 1 evening stay refreshed and replenished us. The Mountain Pine room was spacious, tranquil and romantic. Our hosts were knowledgeable and generous while respecting our privacy. A true retreat! (I already have plans to return with friends:)
We are repeat customers to Prevailing Winds Lodge and we will keep coming back! We've been in the summer and now the winter (getting to this review a little late)-It's lovely for all seasons! Steve and Jen always make us feel right "at home". It is such a cozy, rustic lodge-yet elegant too. The food is fantastic! We are outdoors people-so being close to Blue Mounds state park is great-in summer for hiking and biking and in the winter for x-country skiing or snow shoeing. This B&B has become our favorite and we'd highly recommend it!
If you ever need a weekend getaway, or even a weekday retreat, this is the place to go!! Rolling hills, beautiful wildlife right outside your window. Wonderful hosts, excellent food, absolutely beautiful!
The minute I drove up the driveway I knew I was going to love it here There really aren't enough positive words for my experience, but I will list some...cozy, inviting, restful, clean, nature, beautiful, friendly. The breakfast would beat any food served by a Master Chef in a Michelin Star restaurant. The attention to detail was amazing, from the excellent coffee station to all the homey touches in the rooms. All different sitting areas to meet all needs of those who need to relax. Every window you look out of is beautiful and helps you relax. The owners as my Grandpa would say are "Good People" Steve and Jen are super friendly and can help you with any local information you need. I also had a lot of good chats with their cousin, Michellle. I would strongly recommend staying here, I've stayed in B & Bs a lot in the States and Overseas. With only 1 stay, PWL moved into my top 2. I can't wait to come again and I will be sharing with friends and family. Thanks for the Awesome hospitality!! Julie
We stayed at Prevailing Winds in early July to celebrate a family member's milestone birthday. It was the perfect place to unwind, eat well and celebrate. The property itself is in a great location - close enough to Madison if you wanted to go, but far enough away that you truly felt out of pocket. And the lodge and the rooms are gorgeous - decor that is tasteful and luxurious. I'm still dreaming about the heavenly bed. Food was incredible and farm fresh - one day savory and one day sweet. And the owners are the best type of people around. This is a true gem that you shouldn't miss!
As we rode through southern WIsconsin, we called to see if Prevailing Winds had an open room for the night. Quick response "yes" and we arrived a few hours later. Beautiful home, pastoral landscape, incredible breakfast. A+
What a beautiful bed and breakfast in the rolling hills of WI. The Lodge is absolutely gorgeous and each room is different and unique. The best part of our stay was the four star gourmet breakfast. We had thick cut candied bacon and blueberry muffin french toast. It included fresh maple syrup, blueberry capote and fresh whipped cream. There was also a yogurt and granola bar with fresh fruit. Easily a meal you would pay $15 a person for at a restaurant
We went to Prevailing Winds with some friends to celebrate a special event and it was the perfect setting to celebrate and relax. The entire house was absolute stunning but still somehow totally cozy. From the treats when you walked in to the truffles in the room- they had thought of every little detail. We even wanted to purchase the bed sheets as they were so comfortable, we actually asked the next morning where we could get them for home! The breakfast tasted incredible and was served with great coffee (a huge plus for us). We could not have been happier with the experience! Meagan and Woj
A friend and I went to prevailing winds to celebrate graduation, and I couldn't have asked for a nicer way to celebrate and relax. I have stayed at several b&b's, and this is easily one of my favorites. They had every amenity that I could have asked for. The decor was beautiful but comfortable, and the breakfast was amazing. The bed was so comfortable that my boyfriend wanted to buy a mattress like the one there. I definitely recommend staying here.- Jen
Beautiful setting in rolling hills of S.W.Wisc. Very good rooms ,great service and excellant food.Nice hiking trail with a good view of blue Mounds state park in the distance. Lots of deer and critters running around.
Words are not enough to describe what a wonderful stay we had....again! We had another anniversary stay and they exceeded our already high expectations from last year. We were treated beyond compare and everything, I mean everything, was perfect - the bed, the lodge, the grounds, the atmosphere, the company, and of course the wonderfully delectable food!!
Our recent stay at Prevailing Winds Lodge was beyond our expectations. This bed and breakfast offers peace, beauty and time to relax. The breakfast was outstanding and host Jennifer a true delight. We will recommend this to all our friends.
I decided to surprise my wife by taking her someplace new for our 5 year anniversary. I got the romance package added (Rose pedals on the floor and bed, flowers, a bottle of wine, cake and chocolate) and we were amazed at the quality of the room, detail they went to make our trip special. Jen, Steve and Wyatt are all welcoming and friendly. Steve is a great cook and the scenery is breathtaking. Icing on the cake was not only was the strawberry cheesecake I requested homemade and delicious! They provided a container for us to take the entire cake home! My wife and I have been looking for a BandB we could go to annually and this is the place we have been hoping for!!
My husband & I stayed a night at this beautiful lodge with amazing scenery. We were able to go for a walk with their snow shoes and played board games & cards for hours by the wood fire place. We will definitely be back! -Jessie & Josh
My husband and I loved our stay at this tucked away retreat! We have always loved Southwestern Wisconsin and love to explore, and we loved the friendly yet private atmosphere of Prevailing Winds. We cannot wait to come back sometime when the season allows us to enjoy the outside, but the warmth of the great room and fireplace, the great service and the luxury of our accommodations was enough to make the winter cold disappear! Well Done! Laura and Mark
Wonderful time, great food, and comfortable sheets and bed (we will be buying the same sheets for our home). Very relaxing (came for one day and stayed for two). We look forward to returning in the summer.
My husband and I stayed here as part of a getaway and we couldn't have been happier. Steve and Jen are fabulous hosts with a 5 star eye for everything they offered. The Mountain Pine Room we stayed in was so wonderful with a king sized bed we didn't want to get out of. The breakfast was amazing, they are truly talented cooks that serve up a delightful spread!!! We can't wait for our next stay there
I needed a place to stay while attending Epic's User Group Meeting and decided to search BedandBreakfast.com. I chose a room and prayed there it would be available. I was absolutely delighted when I arrived and viewed the property and lodge! It was a short but wonderful experience. Jen and Steve were very accommodating and have provided a warm and cozy environment that gives you that at home feeling with a view. I strongly recommend this B&B and hope to return in the future.
I have to be honest that all 5 Outstandings that we are giving are well deserved. From the ambiance and quality of the home to the service and attention to details by the owners, our expectations were exceeded across the board. We enjoyed our stay immensely. We will be back and we will let all of our friends know about this lodge.
The scenery along the driveway told us how relaxing the stay was going to be. Upon arrival we were greeted by Steve that had warm homemade cookies and infused water waiting for us. We instantly felt at home after a quick tour of the lodge and all it had to offer. We stayed during the winter so we hung out around the lodge most of the time. I was hoping for more snow to go snowshoeing. The property looked amazing. My husband and I went to Blue Mounds for fish at Hooterville Inn which is always good. We hung out with Steve and Wyatt, who was a delight to play with. We stayed in the Mountain Pine Room that had homemade peanut butter chocolate covered truffles for us to enjoy. You melt in the bed! The soaking tub was fantastic too! The breakfast was to die for including really good coffee and tea to make at our leisure. Jen, Steve, and Wyatt were extremely nice and easy to talk to that love what they do and put those extra touches in throughout your stay. We are looking forward to going back!