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Lake Ripley Lodge Bed And Breakfast

N4376 Friedel Avenue , Cambridge, WI 53523 USA (Show map)

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Lake Ripley Lodge, a Madison, Wi area Bed and Breakfast where you can escape to a Bye Gone Era at a charming Lake Inn in quaint Cambridge (20 miles east of Madison and 50 miles west of Milwaukee). Enjoy a serene setting with beautiful gardens and the romance of a sunset on the Grand Porch swing or lawn glider with lingering lake side breakfasts. Reteat to lake front rooms with luxury beds, whirlpools, fireplaces, and hardwood floors. Relax in the Grand Room or on the lake front pier or lawn glider with fire pit. Amenities include Air Conditioning, Free WI-FI, swim/fish pier, kayaks, and canoe. Glacial-Drumlin state bike and hike trail nearby, bike rental and pottery shops in adjacent unique Cambridge with eateries. Historic Lake Ripley in Cambridge, WI in Southern Wisconsin where the Innkeepers will trade home roasted coffee for fish stories.

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Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

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Wish we could have stayed longer!

3.8 on July 31, 2014

Janice and Jim work hard to maintain an historic and beautiful property - and it shows! Thanks for a most relaxing and restful stay. The porch was our favorite spot.


Wonderful place to just get away and relax....

5 on October 20, 2013

Lake Ripley Lodge Bed and Breakfast is a real find!! My husband and I could not have been happier to find such a great b and b!! Even thought the weather did not cooperate, the front porch with the view to the lake is awesome. Janice and hubby are the perfect hosts. The feeling of truly being at home is what you experience at Lake Ripley! The food, conversations, and the views all added up to a wonderful getaway!! We will be coming back and the next time we want to include our daughters in the next trip!! Thank you Janice and Jim for a truly wonderful experience!!!


Relax and Recharge

4.4 on September 10, 2013

Lake Ripley Lodge Bed & Breakfast was absolutely wonderful. We had such a warm welcome by the owner. She was very gracious and promotes local business. We had dinner in Lake MIlls one night and the other night in Cambridge. We had 5 in our group and we felt at home the entire time. We were there to visit the annual Quilt show in Madison. We will be back next year! My favorite place was the front porch sitting in the porch swing relaxing after walking around at the show. Others of our group jumped in the Lake and another was swinging on the patio. All in all it was an awesome place to relax and recharge.


Reaxing & Peaceful

4.4 on July 22, 2012

Awesome placr to relax. People, food, & hospitality were great. Loved the area for bike riding. I would go back if in the area.


A Great Getaway

3.4 on November 15, 2011

Our first stay here - we found it a great place to get away for a few days. Our room was very nice with a great view of Lake Ripley. The food was excellent and our hosts were very gracious. Will definitely stay here again.


Great Escape

4.6 on July 24, 2011

Just returned from a three day weekend at the Lake Ripley Lodge. It's a wonderful place to stay. When we were not biking, we spent time either outside or on the large 1200 ft screened porch. We watched the sunset both evenings sitting on the pier. We also enjoyed both the porch and outside swings. Food was excellent!


Loved it!

4.0 on September 24, 2010

We recently spent four nights at the Lake Ripley Lodge and loved every minute of it! We were looking for a peaceful place to kick back and relax, and relax we did! The home is very welcoming, clean and comfortable. Our hosts, Jim and Jane, were extremely welcoming and helpful, recommending many restaurants and things to do/see in the area. We took their advice and were not disappointed! Being able to relax on the front porch and in the front yard was just what we needed and the view of the lake, the friendly passers-by and the serenity of the area did not disappoint. We would highly recommend the Lake Ripley Lodge as a getaway spot!


relaxing retreat

3.6 on August 31, 2010

Our stay was truly relaxing and gave us a chance to just sit back and forget work for awhile. The room, though small, was very clean and comfortable. I would love to have a screened porch like this at home. The breakfast was just right, with plenty of great coffee! We would definitely consider visiting again.


Clean, fabulous views, friendly Hosts!

5 on August 23, 2010

Stayed four nights in Lake Ripley Room and loved every minute. Excellent biking and hiking nearby, swimming in lake. Quiet, cozy, romantic and clean!


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Rooms & Rates

Lakeside Lodge Room

Your own lakeside north woods room on ground floor with comfy new luxury Queen bed, glider chair, 32" TV/DVD, fireplace and private bath with step in shower. A gorgeous lake view with private entrance and easy access to the Grand porch through French doors. A smaller lake front room with hardwood floors, Free WI-FI and Air Conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Heritage Room

More Details Step into the relaxing summer cottage suite of former owner Charles Dawes,a US Vice President. Comfy, Luxury NEW KING BED, wrought iron fireplace and private bath with double French doors to tyour own side of he porch. 32" TV,DVD, A.C.,WI-FI .Linger with comfy chairs on your own side of the porch with lake view, Ground floor room with private French door entry.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $195

Nightly Rate: $155 - $195

Lake Ripley Room

Enjoy a glistening Lake view in our lighthouse Master Suite with Double Whirlpool. Large Bath with skylights and step in shower. Romance waits with a comfy, new luxury KING bed, flickering fireplace, 32" HD TV, Free WI-Fi, comfy chair, Central Air conditioning and heat.. View lingering sunsets over the lake. This is a lake side room that can accommodate an additional person ($50) Grand porch available to all rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

Garden 2 Room Suite

[Corner Photo: Garden Room][Main Photo: Second Room] More Details Escape to a magnificent Lake view room with a cheerful Garden feel with comfy new luxury KING BED, chairs,& large fireplace.Desk with lamp, 42" Flat screen HD TV/DVD. Enjoy a 2 room Garden suite connected by bath with skylights and tub/shower. Second room has bed & sofa bed with own entrance. A.C., Free WI-FI. Feel the breezes of the lake. Room rate is for 3 or less guests. Extra person charge $40. Maxi

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $169 - $209

Nightly Rate: $169 - $209

Nautical Room or Cottage Nautical 2 room Suite

Lake Front Nautical room for 1 to 4 or make it a 2 room suite with 4 beds, sleeps 6. Ideal for workshops, girls getaway, family travel. This Suite is 2 adjacent rooms( Cottage and Nautical Rooms): 1 KING, 1 Queen & 2 twin beds. Each room has private entrance to hall. One tub/shower bath across hall for these 2 rooms. Rate for 4 guests. Additional guests $35 each per night. Maximum 6 guests. Air Conditioned refrigerator and microwave on each floor. Free WI-FI. TV/DVD on request for this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Cottage Room

Linger at our Martha's Vineyard Cottage Room surrounded by greens & pinks with lovely view of the glistening lake & tall pines from your KING BED & lake view table & comfy side chairs. Double casement windows open to the lake. Private bath across from room.Free WI-FI . A.C. See the ripples of the lake reflecting on the wall and hear the waves lapping on the shore.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Evinrude Room

Feel the serenity of a lakeside retreat in our Ole Evinrude Room, a tribute to our Cambridge native who invented the outboard motor. Our smaller ground floor lake front room with lodge pole luxury queen bed, fireplace, private bath with step in shower, TV-DVD, free WI-Fi, and air conditioning. Enjoy the lake & pine tree view through French doors or step onto the porch from the French doors.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $179

Nightly Rate: $139 - $179

Garden Room only

Escape to a cheerful Garden feel with a magnificent lake view through double casement windows opening to the lake. Enjoy new luxury KING BED, chairs, fireplace and desk. The private bath has skylights, shower and tub. 42" TV/DVD. A.C.,Free WI-FI throughout lodge, dresser. Guest microwave and refrigerator in Hall. Hear the waves lapping on the shore and feel the cool breezes of the lake.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $185

Nightly Rate: $155 - $185

Location

Location Type

1 mile from Quint small town Cambridge, Lakefront, Small town, Village, Wine country

Airport

Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 24 miles

Directions to property:

Adjacent to Cambridge-1 mile. Just off US 12 between Madison and Fort Atkinson, Whitewater and Lake Geneva

Between Madison and Milwaukee.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Private swim,fish pier, Microbrewery , Glacial Drumlin State, Glacial Drumlin State Bike/Hike Trail, CamRock County Park bike/hike trails,bike rental,boat,kayak/canoe rental, Swim Beach with disc golf, tennis, basketball, snacks, Johnson Creek Outlet Mall 15 minutes, University of Wisconsin, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boat

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Bath robes, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Sports equipment rental, Telephone , indoor and outdoor fireplaces, Coffee/Tea facilities on site, soap/shampoo in rooms, ironing board and board games on site, some rooms with fireplaces, whirlpools,TV/VCR, microwave/refrig on site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Private lake pier, kayaks, canoe, boats, bike rental, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 to 7
  • Check Out:: 11
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking not allowed in lodge or porch. Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited call on child policy
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Coffee only option in week day rates. First nights payment is required to reserve rooms; longer stays require payment of 50% of entire stay.
  • Cancellations: Because we are a small business and cancellations affect greatly, cancellation with an advance notice of 14 days or more is required to receive full refund less a $25 processing fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Janice and Jim Hoiby

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Cambridge natives. Enjoy fishing, golf, innkeeping, local history, outdoor activities and travel.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Serving Location: Lake front Porch, Lake Front Grand Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free


Details

N4376 Friedel Avenue , Cambridge, WI 53523 USA (Show map)

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