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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 Bed and Breakfast where you can escape to a Bye Gone Era at a charming Lake Inn in quaint Cambridge. Enjoy a serene setting and the romance of a sunset on the Grand Porch swing with lingering lake side breakfasts. Lake front lodging with whirlpools, fireplaces, lawn glider with fire pit, Air Conditioning, Free WI-FI, swim/fish pier, kayaks, and canoe. Glacial-Drumlin state bike and hike trail, bike rental and pottery shops in adjacent to unique Cambridge with shops and eateries. Cambridge, WI Bed & Breakfast in Southern Wisconsin. We are just 15 minutes east of Madison, 50 minutes to Milwaukee and Lake Geneva, and 2 hours to Chicago.



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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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Location Type

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


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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  • 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.



Janice and Jim Hoiby

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

no pets on residence

About the innkeepers

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

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Full or Coffee Only Rate

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free

Free gift card up to $150!