4.8 on September 02, 2016
I was in Cambridge to attend a family reunion of a helicopter pilot I flew with in Vietnam, 1969. The reunion was at Lake Ripley and Covington Manor is less than a mile away. The house and the grounds were gorgeous; the prototype for what a B&B should be. My room was spotless, comfortable and quiet. In the morning, Carol, the proprietor, arranged breakfast on an outside patio. The morning was warm, the meal hot and delicious. Surprisingly, I was the only resident this day and Carol asked if she could join me for coffee. I was on a tight schedule and intended to eat and run but the conversation with Carol turned out to be so enjoyable, breakfast lasted 2 hours. Carol was as pleasant a person as I have ever met, a great listener, wise and experienced, and we discussed topics from child rearing to politics. When I finally had to leave, we shook hands but I would have hugged her if I thought I'd have gotten away with it. I'd like to think I'd made a new friend. And I was thinking of reasons to return on another day with my wife. Unfortunately, I really don't have a reason to re-visit Cambridge; the reunion was a singular event. On the other hand, perhaps visiting Covington Manor would be sufficient reason in itself. Could happen; it would be worth it.
4.6 on July 10, 2016
Carol was extremely welcoming and accommodating. Breakfast was an unexpected treat. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend to other.
4.8 on February 19, 2016
Carol is a wonderful hostess! She made sure we had a relaxing stay and that we were well taken care of. The breakfast was phenomenal, but the conversation was even better! I highly recommend staying here.
5 on September 01, 2015
We loved the feel of the Victorian era B & B. Carol was a great host and we felt like we had gained a friend by the time we left our 3 day stay. We would definitely repeat the experience.
4.2 on August 03, 2015
Carol is a wonderful host who makes everyone feel at home, without being intrusive. The Johnson Room was what you would expect in a well-maintained B&B - true to the pictures on the website - with a large private bathroom area. Carol is happy to give guests a tour of her garden. B&B is within 20-30 minutes of Madison and canoeing, and within 5 minutes of Lake Ripley for general beach recreation. Highly recommended.
5 on May 29, 2015
Lovely Bed and Breakfast, beautiful gardens and well-maintained home. Our rooms were clean and comfortable. The owner was very welcoming/ accommodating. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast the next morning. We would stay there again.
4.0 on April 22, 2015
Clean rooms, beautiful home, great owner but I feel it was over priced.
4.0 on April 16, 2015
The owner was very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were excellent.
4.4 on April 16, 2015
Wonderful room, great breakfast and good company
5 on April 09, 2015
The Covington Manor is located in the sweet town of Cambridge, close to Lake Ripley. The host was wonderful. Her breakfasts were outstanding and she made our stay very special.
3.4 on September 15, 2014
We were attracted to the Covington Manor for its location near Lake Ripley. The choice was a good one, away from the urban afflictions of the state capital twenty minutes away.
5 on September 02, 2014
Our Labor Day stay at Covington Manor far exceeded my expectations. We were met by Carol who is a gracious host and very interesting person. Our room was impeccable, interesting and comfortable. Breakfast was a treat, and because my wife has Celiac disease, Carol made her meal with gluten free bread. It was just as tasty as the regular portions. There were three couples at breakfast and we were unknown to each other. Carol joined the group after breakfast and the conversation was so interesting we lingered until almost noon. We've stayed in lots of B & B's and give this one, and the experience, our highest recommendation.
5 on April 28, 2014
Covington is absolutely gorgeous and I don't think I've ever been in a more clean home...it was spotless. We were warmly greeted by Carol and immediately felt at home. She was just wonderful. I can't say enough about her and this place...it was just phenomenal! Our room was comfortable and we had the windows open and slept like babies. Our breakfast of quiche, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberry movie coffee and juice was just outstanding. We will definitely go back!!
4.0 on December 18, 2013
Our stay was both relaxing and homey and yet elegant. Breakfast was delicious, healthy and nicely presented. Innkeeper was professional, warm, and friendly and made us feel very much at home.
4.8 on December 11, 2013
Superb hospitality, beautiful old flair. Extremely comfortable and great hospitality!!
5 on August 14, 2013
Carol's hospitality was awesome. At 5pm she served wine and goat cheese pizza. Breakfast : apple pancakes WOW! Carol's home was comfortable and relaxing and clean. I will stay with Covington Manor again.
5 on June 13, 2013
Carol was great. The manor was beautiful and charming. Clean. Food was delicious. Great place to relax and enjoy!
5 on October 14, 2012
The Covington Manor is an exceptionally well cared for property and you can see why when you meet Carol. She was very welcoming and she offered spot on advice for where to dine and what sights to see. Carol is by far the most accommodating and gracious hostess that we have ever met!
5 on October 07, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay with Carol. She is friendly and warm and her house is gorgeous!
5 on October 05, 2012
Wonderful -- excellent appointments, linens, bed, decor -- gracious hospitality, fantastic breakfast, special touches made it terrific.
5 on August 14, 2012
Carol is a gracious host. Her home is beautiful and food delicious.
5 on August 14, 2012
Warmest hospitality. Beautiful home, convenient location. Highest recommendation. Delicious breakfast.
5 on August 05, 2012
We had a wedding to attend in Cambridge with many activites planned for the weekend. Carol was accomodating to our schedule making breakfast early one day so we could golf with those gathered there. Excellent food with consideration for our diet needs. The rooms are beautifully appointed and it was one of the best bathrooms and showers I have used. The garden setting is quiet despite being on the main street and close to downtown Cambridge. Highly recommended.
5 on August 04, 2012
Our visit to Covington Manor was delightful in every way -- hospitality, food (amazing breakfast), friendliness. I would & will go back again and again. Thank you, Carol!
4.8 on July 12, 2012
Time for a family reunion in Beautiful Cambridge. The Lake house on Lake Ripley could not handle all the brother, sisters and spouses. The well water alone. Solution was for 4 couples to stay a few nights at the Covington Manor. Arrangements were made by the Cambridge Lake Ripley crew with Carol Simon. Wonderful house, antiques and the morning breakfast? Don't be late! Coffee well made and a lot of attention to small details. Don't miss out if you have a chance to stay sometime. The AC worked well and it was 100 outside. Cable & Golf Channel too. Hah! Enjoy this gem, gotta go. A totally wonderful experince.
5 on May 28, 2012
Carol was definitely the "hostess with mostest!" We had 4 couples in our group and Carol treated us so well....bottomless coffee, an outstanding breakfast ....we felt so at home in her home and are already talking about a return visit! We highly recommend Covington Manor ! -Jim and Laurene