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Prevailing Winds Lodge

Blue Mounds, WI 53517 USA (Show map)
71 Reviews
$155 - $195
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Awarded 2013 Top 10 US B&B. Allow us to welcome you to our beautiful, full log, 44-acre home and passion, Prevailing Winds Lodge Bed and Breakfast. PWL offers an unparalleled experience in guest comfort, relaxing areas to retreat, indoor and outdoor activities, and an overall sense of peace and much needed escape. PWL was built in 1996 with great attention to fine detail. Genius was the craftsman who forged the lodge to include stunning design and character. Features such as reclaimed wood countertops, a 30-foot field stone fireplace, a handcrafted moose and elk antler chandelier, a Michael Feeney carved dragon, and full chinking between every log leave you longing for the next subtlety and its story.

Rooms & Rates

Mountain Pine Room

As the largest guest room in the lodge, the Mountain Pine Room is sure to impress with a comfortable sitting area, handcrafted cabinet and oversized spa tub. Your romantic retreat awaits! King bed, Premium linens, Private bath, Spa tub, Robes, HDTV, DVD player, and iPhone/iPod docking system. Located on main floor for guests who are allergic to stairs. Hair dryer and iron upon request.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Ponderosa Pine Room

Take a luxurious step into rural Wisconsin with the handmade barn wood bed and antique farm table. Private balcony, Queen bed, Luxury plush euro pillow top mattress, Premium linens, Private bath, Soaking tub for one, Robes, and iPhone/iPod docking system. Hair dryer and iron upon request.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bishop Pine Room

Retreat to your room to relax in the Mission armchair, write a note on the antique Craftsman desk or take a nap in the plush Mission bed. Private balcony, Queen bed, Luxury plush euro pillow top mattress, Premium linens, In-room sink, Shared bath with Arizona Pine Room, Robes, and iPhone/iPod docking system. Hair dryer and iron upon request.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Arizona Pine Room

Handcrafted bead board and a custom hardwood in-room vanity welcome you as you turn in for the night. Private balcony, Queen bed, In-room sink, Shared bath with Bishop Pine room, Premium linens, Robes, and iPhone/iPod docking system. Hair dryer and iron upon request.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

White Pine Room

The White Pine Room may only be booked along with the Ponderosa Pine room or a group booking all of the rooms at the lodge. Private balcony, 2 twin beds, In-room sink, Shared bath with Ponderosa Pine Room, Premium linens, Robes, and iPhone/iPod docking system. Hair dryer and iron upon request.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

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  • Guest room5.0
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5.0

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So amazing!

5 on August 21, 2014

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!

A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth.

5 on August 13, 2014

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

great stay

5 on August 12, 2014

We stayed at the bed and breakfast for our son's wedding. Great hospitality and a great place to stay. great food and very accommodating.

Amazing! Cannot recommend enough!

5 on August 10, 2014

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!

cycle trip

4.8 on July 26, 2014

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+

rest and relax

5 on July 26, 2014

Very private with beautiful surroundings. In the nice countryside but close enough to town.

wow! What an amazing place!

5 on July 25, 2014

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


5 on July 22, 2014

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

The perfect celebration

5 on July 07, 2014

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

Prevailing Winds Lodge

5 on June 21, 2014

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.

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Location Type



Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 38 miles

Directions to property:

Start out going north on International Ln toward Commercial Vehicles. Turn left to stay on International Ln. Turn left onto Packers Ave/WI-113 S. Continue to follow WI-113 S. Turn left onto WI-113/N 1st St.) Take the 1st right onto E Washington Ave/US-151 S. Turn left onto US-151 S. US-151 S becomes John Nolen Dr. Turn right onto Rimrock Rd/CR-MM. (If you reach US-12 E you've gone about 0.5 miles too far) Merge onto US-12 W/US-18 W. Take US-12 W/US-18 W (Beltline) to US-18/US-151 exit, EXIT 258, toward Dodgeville. Turn left onto US-18 W/US-151 S/Verona Rd/S Midvale Blvd. Continue to follow US-18 W/US-151 S. Turn left onto County Road F. (CR-F is 0.7 miles past Cave of the Mounds Rd. If you reach E Brigham Rd you've gone about 0.9 miles too far) Stay straight to go onto County Road Z. Arrive at 2195 County Road Z on your right side. (We are located approximately 2 miles off of 18/151. If you reach W Blue Mounds Rd you've gone about 0.3 miles too far)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cave of the Mounds, Little Norway--Closed for 2013, Tyrol Basin, Blue Mound State Park, American Players Theatre, Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Hammock, Bicycles, Snow shoes, Tennis racquets, Golf cart, Wine fridge

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Walking trails, Walking trails, Walking trails, Walking trails, Walking trails, Walking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay required over weekends June through August
  • Deposit Amount Required: A valid credit card is required to guarantee any reservation.
  • Cancellations: As a small business, last minute cancellations have significant impact on us. We will make every effort to rebook your room(s). You will receive a full refund if your room(s) is rebooked. If we are unable to rebook your room, you will be charged 75% of your reservation cost if your reservation is cancelled within 14 days of your stay. Reservation dates may be changed without penalty and with full, non-refundable, payment for second date chosen.



Jennifer Wann along with Steve and Wyatt

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Private or Public Balconies, Sunroom, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Special Package

Badger Football Package

After several recent Rose Bowl appearances, you can join the Badgers for a home football game at Camp Randall Stadium. Enjoy the game from the 50 yard line!! This package includes transportation to and from the game, tailgating with food and drink in a reserved parking lot and two tickets to the game. Two packages are available for each Badger home game. Rates vary, please call or email for details. Badger football tickets without the package may also be available upon request.

Romance Package

Delight the object of your affection with adoration and pampering. Combined with local chocolates and a bottle of champagne chilling in your room, we will help you move gracefully into a weekend of romance. Rates vary based on choices, please call or email for details.

Honeymoon Package

In addition to the features of the Romance Package, fresh flowers await you in your room. Additionally, a rose petal path to your private spa tub can be arranged at a time convenient to you. Rates vary based on your choice of chocolates, champagne, and flowers. Please call or email for details.

Birthday Package

Celebrate the big day by indulging in a gourmet birthday cake and a chilled bottle of champagne. Rates vary based on your choice of cake and champagne. Please call or email for details.

Corporate Special

PWL is a great alternative to the cold feel of a hotel room for those that have to be away from home for business. To ease the burden, the Lodge provides a 10% discount on all business stays when you stay with us at least twice in any calendar year. Complimentary transportation between the Lodge and Epic Systems or Land's End may be arranged by the innkeepers.

Active Military Special

As a "Thank You" for serving our country and affording us our freedom, we gladly offer a 10% discount to all active military.

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Details Diamond Collection

2195 County Road Z , Blue Mounds, WI 53517 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase