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Prevailing Winds Lodge

2195 County Road Z , Blue Mounds, WI 53517 USA (Show map)
95 Reviews
$165 - $205
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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.



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  • Guest room5.0
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5.0

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Prevailing Winds Lodge

5 on November 30, 2014

Prevailing Winds Lodge is beautiful, comfortable and clean. Steve and Jen are accommodating, friendly and genuine. The breakfasts are outstanding. They are made from scratch and were enough to hold us until dinner. Steve is a top notch cook! The property and grounds are beautiful. Can't wait to go back. Debbie

Peaceful and Serene

5 on November 26, 2014

My husband and I were privileged to recently spend a few nights at this lovely B&B. The inn is indeed lovely and well appointed. The food all homemade. They go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. We will be back. Joyce and Brian

Great getaway place

4.8 on October 29, 2014

Great hosts - personable but not intrusive. Fantastic breakfast - best food ever - all fresh. Decor is log cabin with a modern flair .... Very clean and very comfortable beds¿¿. We had 4 of the 5 rooms so we had the whole place to ourselves - very relaxing. The locale is secluded but very accessible. Would highly recommend it!!

Hidden gem just 30 minutes from Madison!

5 on October 23, 2014

We bid on & won a gift certificate at a charity silent auction for a one-night stay at this B&B, located about 30 minutes from us in Madison, WI. Since it didn't require a flight from us, we were always last minute in checking with them to see availability, but Steve worked with us & let us use the gift certificate two months after it's expiration in order to make sure we could have our overnight. The property itself is just beautiful; the log cabin is gorgeous & it's decorated in a very classic & comfortable way. The little touches like home-made chocolate chip cookies upon check-in, glass bottles of water to take to your room & multiple Keurig stands were much appreciated. The bed was very comfortable & we ended up buying the sheets that they use on the beds from their gift shop b/c they were the best sheets we had ever slept on. That night, we went out to eat at a local fish fry, which was fun. In the morning, the breakfast was out of this world gourmet....two courses & all home-made. The land around the B&B is beautiful & good for hiking. We will definitely recommend this property to both people from Madison looking for a little get-away as well as people from further away & out of state. Thanks so much Steve! -- Jenn K.

We Must Return!

5 on October 20, 2014

My husband and I recently spent several days in Wisconsin/Illinois to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in 3 different B&B's, all top-rated for their specific area. PWL was clearly the winner, so much so that we’ve already booked a weekend at PWL for next October. PWL is truly a place to experience the quietness and beauty of the Wisconsin countryside, as well as the grandeur of a magnificent and tastefully-decorated log home. Its seclusion yet close proximity to Madison as well as parks and many other attractions is a plus. Jen and Steve are perfect B&B hosts – personable, professional, and sensitive to the individual needs of their guests. I can’t even begin to comment on all the small touches that added to the stay. And the treats/breakfast … wow … just wow! We recommend PWL without hesitation and look forward to our next stay!

An amazing experience!

5 on October 14, 2014

My husband and I stumbled upon Prevailing Winds searching for a place to spend out 1st year anniversary and we couldn't have landed in a more perfect place. The breakfast was amazing and we both have food allergies that they were more than willing to accommodate for. The rooms were incredible, we could have slept for days the bed was so comfortable. The place was magical; if you want a warm, cozy and relaxing getaway with delicious food this is the place for you. Also, it's so close to Madison and other great state parks that we had so many options for activities. Our whole experience was incredible! Jamie (St. Paul, MN)

Perfect getaway in the country

5 on October 14, 2014

If you're celebrating something special or maybe a weekend with family I can't recommend Prevailing Winds Lodge BnB near Mount Horeb enough. Amazing, beautiful, warm, peaceful. My wife didn't want to leave. Steve and Jen (hosts) are so welcoming and accommodating, sharing lots of stories about the lodge, baking recipes and local knowledge. Incredible breakfast and desserts. Forget your diet. Just find a reason to go! - Jim

Amazing Lodge!

5 on October 08, 2014

Fantastic stay! We would highly recommend planning a getaway to Prevailing Winds Lodge, which is nestled in the woods in beautiful Blue Mounds, WI. The lodge and rooms were exceptionally clean. The bed in our room was AMAZING! It was fluffy and had premium linens---we almost slept through breakfast. Breakfast was scrumptious---they used local bacon and sausage and eggs from chickens that they have in a coop just outside the lodge. The property has a few well-maintained, scenic hiking trails on it. Make your reservation now! You'll be happy you did!---Sincerely, Javon, Happy Visitor.


5 on September 26, 2014

We didn't go out to dinner, because we didn't want to leave. Great place. Nate and Amber

Wonderful Stay

5 on September 17, 2014

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!

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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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $205

Nightly Rate: $205 - $205

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Bishop Pine Room

***The Bishop Pine Room enjoys a private bath from November 15th to April 30th*** 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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $185

Nightly Rate: $165 - $185

Arizona Pine Room

***The Arizona Pine Room enjoys a private bath from November 15th to April 30th*** 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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $185

Nightly Rate: $165 - $185

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

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Location Type



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

Directions to property:

If coming from Madison, 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) If coming from the West, take US-151 N to County Road F. Turn right. 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, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Hammock, Bicycles, Snow shoes, Tennis racquets, Golf cart, Wine fridge, iPods, iPads, Apple docking stations, charging stations

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, 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: Outside only Designated areas away from the lodge
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay required over weekends June through August
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • 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. You will be charged 100% 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

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

Property highlights

Free gift card up to $250!