Sweet Autumn Inn

1019 S. Main St. , Lake Mills, WI 53551 USA (Show map)


Built in 1910 this classic four square features craftsman style architecture and landscaped grounds. Each guestroom has a queen size bed, fireplace and private bathroom with hairdryers, robes & slippers. We are located one block from the Glacial Drumlin recreation trail and easy walking distance to "legendary" Rock Lake. Lake Mills Golf course is right across the streeet and downtown shops are just blocks away. Relax on our large veranda or by the lily pond with a glass of wine or lemonade. Wake up to the delicious aroma of coffee and fresh-baked pastry, followed by fresh fruit and a gourmet breakfast entree.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Awesome Sweet Autumn Inn

5 on October 21, 2015

I loved my stay at Sweet Autumn Inn! My room was decorated in a classy nautical, lighthouse theme. The bed was very comfy. The house is beautiful and everywhere you turn there is something new to discover. The owner, Teri, is so gracious, personable, and very knowledgeable about the area. She prepared a scrumptious breakfast that met my dietary restrictions. I will definitely stay three again.

Beautiful, comfortable home, and charming, flexible innkeeper!

4.0 on September 29, 2015

I had stayed here a number of years ago, but I hadn't remembered how cozy the home was! I also needed an early breakfast because of a schedule change, and Terri was gracious in accommodating me. I look forward to staying there again very soon!

Awesome stay once again

4.6 on June 15, 2015

This is our second time visiting Sweet Autumn. We feel so much at home when we're there. Terri is a wonderful hostess and cook. Thank you!

Sweet in a small village

3.8 on May 19, 2015

Nice location for a quieter get a way. Food is excellent and owner accommodates late check in.

Sweet Autumn Inn Review

4.4 on April 15, 2015

Teri is the best innkeeper. Her two course breakfasts were the best ever. She is so friendly and gave tips and directions for us to get around in the town. The bed was very comfortable and room was quiet. It was our first B & B experience but could not be happier with decision to stay at this lovely inn.

Teri..What a Gal!

4.8 on December 23, 2014

Teri is a wonderful hostess, friendly, knowledgeable on just about any topic, and a caring, excellent cook. She cares about you, and will become a friend in short order. Accommodations excellent, but personal druthers would have added a TV in our room and a whirlpool bath. For many, everything will be as perfect as can be. Don't pass up an opportunity to stay with her.

Loved our stay!

5 on November 14, 2014

This was our first trip to the Lake Mills area, and our hostess gave us wonderful suggestions for evening dining, tips about the local brewery, and was just wonderful! Her breakfasts were fabulous, and a lot to choose from between fruits, sweets, and the main dish. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

Lovely first B&B experience

4.8 on November 04, 2014

We biked from Milwaukee and it was so nice to be warmly welcomed by Teri after a long day on a bicycle. Room and bed was comfortable, breakfast was delicious. and we learned some interesting things about Rock Lake. We enjoyed everything and hope to return!

Bike trip to Lake Mills

5 on September 17, 2014

We biked from Madison. The Inn is a block from the trail. Teri is an incredibly gracious hostess. We slept better than we had in weeks, and we ended our trip with an outstanding breakfast. We plan to go back.

You'll like it.

3.6 on September 02, 2014

Sweet Autumn is a warm and welcoming B&B. The bed was very comfortable, and the room has great amenities - even more than a hotel, like the 3 x's mirror - I love it! Also Teri made us feel like it was our home. We would definitely stay there again.

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Location Type

Small town


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 27 miles

Directions to property:

Sweet Autumn Inn is located in Lake Mills, WI, which is 20 miles east of Madison, WI. and 50 miles west of Milwaukee, Wi on I 94. Exit I 94 at Lake Mills (exit 259). Travel south on hwy 89 (Main Street) two miles. Sweet Autumn Inn is located at 1019 South Main St. Just a 2 1/2 hour drive from Chicago.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Tyranena Brewing Co. (micro-brewery), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, bowling, Fireside Dinner Theater, Outlet Mall, Tyranena Brewing Co., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking is designated outdoor areas only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited it may not always be appropriate to bring children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to one night stay is usually required when making reservations. Exceptions may apply, check with Innkeeper.
  • Cancellations: Normally a two week cancelation notice is in effect. A longer notice may be required for special events. If cancelation is made prior to two weeks your deposit will be refunded less a $15.00 fee. Deposit will be refunded if room is re-rented when cancelation are made less than two weeks prior to reservation, less $15.00.



Teri Nelson

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

We enjoy gardening, reading, painting, knitting & antiques.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m or when needed
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian