Oscar H. Hanson House Bed & Breakfast

303 E North St , Cambridge, WI 53523 USA (Show map)


The Oscar H. Hanson House Bed & Breakfast – We bring breakfast to your room! "Best of Madison" Award winner and an Elopement destination! We are a romantically appointed 1883 Victorian Mansion nestled in Cambridge, Wisconsin (20 miles east of Madison and an easy 50 miles west of Milwaukee). Our spacious porch, comfortable parlor, beautiful gardens, and fountains invite you to stay and bask in the quiet of our inn. Experience the romantic personality of our rooms with in-room breakfast service, their fireplaces, stained glass, spacious showers, and claw-foot soaking-tubs. We look forward to your stay and invite you to enjoy the pleasures of our home.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Heaven on Earth

5 on September 20, 2014

Duke and MJ have hit a grand slam home run in the B&B game! This inn is quaint, quiet, relaxing and has every modern convenience you might want even though you are staying in an 1880's Victorian Home. Prepare to be pampered. These innkeepers are caring and giving. They take an interest in your day and give wonderful advice about the area. You won't want to leave. From the hug you can have upon arrival to that last glorious breakfast and lingering bubble bath on checkout day, it is all simply perfection. There is no other word to describe your stay. Oh, wait! Yes, there is, and here are a few: glorious, refreshing, oasis, welcoming, caring, pampering, rejuvenating, energizing, restorative, inspiring, invigorating, enlightening...


5 on August 21, 2013

A fantastic mid-week getaway to celebrate our Anniversary. The attention and detail was outstanding. Duke and Mary Jane are kind and welcoming. Thank you.

A wonderful celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary

5 on August 18, 2013

What a great way to celebrate our 25 years (+ seven months) of marriage. Mary Jane and Duke were most gracious and hospitable hosts. The food was excellent and the little touch of fresh flowers picked that very morning (I saw Mary Jane cutting the flowers as I walked around the quaint town) was beautiful. They both were so accommodating with giving of their precious time to add even more to our memorable visit.

Outstanding B&B

5 on August 13, 2013

The stay couldnt have been better. Warm hospitality. Yummy food. Beautiful room.

Gracious hospitality

4.0 on August 13, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed. Gracious hospitality. Very comfortable accommodations.

Wonderful experience!

5 on April 23, 2013

First time at a B&B. Very clean and many amenities. Happy it is a "green" B&B. Very friendly innkeepers. Beyond excellent breakfast served in the room. Highly recommend the Ana room. Only minus is the proximity of the room to the kitchen (where they are cooking thus not as private during the beginning and end of stay).

Hanson House

5 on January 19, 2013

Amazing accommodations, hospitality, and breakfast. Worth the extra money!

An Amazing Stay!

5 on January 08, 2013

The Oscar Hanson House was an amazing pick for us to spend our anniversary. Attention to detail was spon on. Our room was beautiful and the food was outstanding! We can't wait to come back!


4.4 on December 16, 2012

Very relaxing stay! Awesome breakfast- cinnamon rolls to die for and yummy fresh whipped cream!

Another excellent stay

5 on December 16, 2012

Year after year, Duke and Mary Jane never cease to provide the best in service and hospitality.

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Rooms & Rates

Mia's Room

Rounded Victorian feature, high leaded-glass window catches the sunlight and redirects it into small rainbows on the room¿s floor; KING-size bed and a electric fireplace. Private bath across the hall with stained glass windows and claw-foot tub/shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $149

Cambridge Room

The room overlooks the Inn¿s East garden and the private residence that was home the Townsend¿s housekeeping staff. Features a king-size bed and fireplace. A magnificent attached bath awaits you with a walk-in shower and two-person Jacuzzi.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $179

Townsend Bridal Suite

Located in the second floor turret features an interior arched doorway, electric fireplace and king-size bed. The private bath is adorned with stained glass, two-person claw foot soaking tub, spacious two-person shower, and chandeliers.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $179

Ana's Room

Treat you self, in style, to your very own private French retreat. Ana's Room is decorated in the elegant style of a French cottage. Amenities include a king-size bed, natural gas fireplace, two-person whirlpool and a second TV in the Bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $179

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Location Type

Small town


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional)

Directions to property:

Directions From Milwaukee: 94 West to Hwy 26 South on Hwy 26 to Hwy 18 Hwy 18 West to Simenson Street South on Simenson Street to North Street West on North Street 1 block to house Directions From Madison: Hwys 12/18 East to Cambridge Continue East past the Piggly Wiggly on Hwy 12 through downtown Cambridge Hwy 12 turns to Main Street in Cambridge Continue on Main, past Cty Hwy B and Lawn Street Turn North on High Street Directions From Illinois: I-90 North to Exit 160, Hwy 73 North on Hwy 73 to County Rd B (6.3 miles) East on County Rd B through Rockdale to Cambridge (4.9 miles) East on Main (Hwy 12) 2 blocks North on High Street

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Complementary beverages in each room fridge

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Check Out:: Before 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment in full is required with reservation
  • Cancellations: The Oscar H. Hanson House is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 14 full days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation. Please note that all cancellations will be charged a $25 administrative fee. We understand that cancellations may be beyond your control. We recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance. In the unlikely event that you cancel or reschedule with less than 14 full days notice, shorten your stay, do not show up at all or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund will be made minus a $25 administrative fee. Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests. A 30 day cancellation notice is required on whole house bookings and for some holidays and special events. Whole house reservation requires payment in full 30 days before the date. Confirmation done by e-mail, if you don't get one within 24 hours, call the Inn. E-mails are not guaranteed.



Duke & Mary Jane Mihajlovic

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About the innkeepers

Cooking, baking, biking. Main interest is to be the best Innkeepers we can.

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in room service

  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Dining room, local Diner, courtyard, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , low carb, gluten free