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Prevailing Winds Lodge

2195 County Road Z , Blue Mounds, WI 53517 USA (Show map)
79 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
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5.0

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5 on September 14, 2014

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!

Restful, peaceful, and relaxing

5 on September 09, 2014

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

Nurturing Rustic Luxury

5 on September 06, 2014

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.

Relaxing evening

5 on September 03, 2014

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

Fairy Tale!

5 on September 03, 2014

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!

Spectatcular Setting for Marriage Retreat

5 on September 02, 2014

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:)

Our Favorite B&B!

5 on September 02, 2014

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!

Peaceful Getaway

5 on September 01, 2014

This was our first B&B experience and it exceeded our expectations! The place was immaculate and the food was AMAZING! We will definitely be back! Brian D

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

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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 Designated areas away from the lodge
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • 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

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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)

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