5 on November 06, 2014
We needed lodging after a wedding reception at the Old Feed Mill and found this wonderful B&B online. This was our first B&B experience and these hosts set the bar very high on EVERY level. The house is beautiful, historical, and well appointed but still very homey. Our room, Lenora's Garden View is spacious, elegant, and quiet and the king size bed and pillows were super comfortable, all so different from chain hotels. Breakfast was flavorful and copious and Karisa so attentive and friendly. We were so impressed with the entire experience, and may stop by on our way to Richland Center to see the gardens in bloom and otherwise stay again on one of our road trips to wineries and micro-breweries. P.S., I felt lucky to get the "off-season" price Nov. 1, which made it even more appealing!
5 on September 24, 2014
We spent two nights in this exquisite B & B. Everything was perfect -- the rooms, the food, and the hosts. They were obiously "people persons" who loved to communicate with their guests. However, the interactions were limited to arrival and breakfasts -- the remainder of the time we were left to enjoy this beautiful Victorian home. Would highly recommend to anyone!
So glad you had a wonderful time at our B&B. Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
5 on August 24, 2014
This was exactly what my partner and I needed. I wish we had been able to spend more time here. It was quiet, relaxing, and exceeded our expectations in comfort.
We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay! Maybe next time you will be able to stay longer!
5 on August 22, 2014
My husband and I stayed at Walking Iron on a road trip through the Northern US. We booked the Doctor's Suite and it was fabulous: clean, quirky, historic, beautiful. Breakfast in the morning was fresh and filling. We would absolutely recommend this B&B and hope to return ourselves! So much hospitality! There is tea and coffee available 24/7 and tons of material to read about the area and the B&B. The only negative to note: many local businesses are closed on Mondays. We had hoped to eat at the Old Feed Mill, which is a quick 2 minute walk from Walking Iron, but it was closed!
So glad you had a wonderful time!
5 on August 14, 2014
We planned a last minute weekend get-away trip centered around the Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac. Luckily for us, the Walking Iron B&B had that Friday night available. We had a wonderful weekend - I would highly recommend the winery and this B&B. Our room was amazing. The renovations done on the home were obviously a labor of love. There was so much detail and comfort. The food was fabulous, and the hosts were great! We plan on returning to the winery, and will definitely choose to stay at the Walking Iron again (instead, this time we will plan ahead in order to be able to stay more than one night!)
So glad you found us and were able to stay at least for one night!
4.6 on July 16, 2014
Love this B&B! Karisa and David run such a clean and organized place. The history is amazing and they have a book in each room explaining the previous owners and their own adventure in buying and fixing the place up. Unbelievable detail that is really fun to explore. Make sure to visit the third floor library! The B&B is close to American Players Theater and we always canoe or kayak the Wisconsin river. Favorite places to eat are Spring Green General Store which has gluten free options and really fresh excellent food.
4.8 on June 30, 2014
Quiet and lovely location. Dave and Carisa are perfect hosts, attentive and available but provide you your personal space. The home is very quaint. Mazomanie has a very interesting history. Although the activities right in Mazo are limited, try to get dinner on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night at the Wall Street restaurant. Also, the history museum (open only Sunday afternoon) and the history walk are worth it. Highly recommend a visit
Thank you for staying with us!
5 on May 14, 2014
This is the second time we visited this B&B and it has set a high standard for what a bed and breakfast should entail. The hosts are lovely, willing to chat but not overbearing. The breakfast was timely and delicious. The rooms are unique and charming. My only regret is that we have been there too early to catch the gardens in full bloom. Mazomanie, itself, is a little gem of a town in a great location. It is an easy drive to Madison and Devil's Lake/Baraboo. We haven't explored many of the other surrounding areas, but I will say that the Wollerscheim winery is a 100% must-visit. Overall, this is a spectacular B&B that we are already planning to visit again next year.
Thank you for choosing us to stay with again! Looking forward to next year, maybe the flowers will be in bloom on time!
4.8 on September 30, 2013
Walking Iron was charming. Beautifully decorated and clean with modern amenities. Karissa, the owner, was friendly and inviting and makes a delicious home-cooked breakfast.
4.6 on July 10, 2013
Lovely home with a very romantic setting. Breakfast was very good and the hosts were wonderful! Highly reccommend!
Thank you! So glad that you enjoyed your stay!
5 on June 10, 2013
Just a short ride from Madison and Spring Green and it feels home. Karis presents a beautiful brakfast and relaxed conversation. Relaxing, settling next to a trout stream!
4.0 on April 03, 2013
We loved our quiet, relaxing stay here, from the beautiful accommodations to 3 walks in town in 1 day (!) to the sauna to the welcoming other guests and host to the general ambience of quiet. We'll come back.
5 on February 01, 2013
What a beautiful home filled with ambiance, antiques and plenty of interesting artifacts! Every bit about our stay was exceptional. The pictures on the web are true. The rooms are adorable and very welcoming. Very clean and breakfast was awesome. We will do this again.
5 on November 17, 2012
The rennovation of this historic home has resulted in a perfect Bed and Breakfast. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Our room (Doctor's Study ) was comfortable and unique. Breakfast was superior. It is close to the Frank Lloyd Wright house and House on the Rock, and also Madison. Walk to the Old Feed Mill for dinner. It is also great.
4.8 on November 17, 2012
I had hoped that we could spend the weekend, but it turned out to be only 16 hours from 3 pm Saturday afternoon until 7 am Sunday morning. But, it was the most relaxing 16 hours that my wife and I had since July 4th (another b&b outing). Everything ~yes everything~ at Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast was perfect. Need I say more?
5 on November 16, 2012
We spent an anniversary weekend in this beautiful part of Wisconsin, topped off by this elegant, warm, and welcoming B&B. The owners are engaging, yet respectful of the privacy of guests. Lovely having coffee on the wrap around porch accessible from the patio doors in our room prior to the delicious breakfast. We would definitely recommend Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast.
5 on November 16, 2012
This is an amazing place. Very clean and breakfast was great.
4.6 on November 15, 2012
This was our first stay at a B&B and WOW, what a great first experience! Gorgeous property. Awesome! I will definitely ask my hubby to plan another surprise getaway at this B&B!! Hospitality was A+! Lots to do around the area. No pressure. Lots of romance. A+
4.8 on September 11, 2012
Beautiful inn, convenient location. Owner/staff helpful and accommodating.
4.2 on September 10, 2012
We have been coming here for over 10 years. The owners are great people who take pride in their B&B & the history. Great whirlpools & rooms are decorated to period & comfortable.
4.4 on August 10, 2012
Beautiful home. Food was outstanding. Hostess was very nice & helpful.
5 on April 16, 2012
My wife and I have stayed at the Walking Iron several times and have never been disappointed by anything. We have stayed in many BnB's all around the country and we have not found one that compares in value, comfort and quality. The best place for a romantic get away hands down!
4.2 on August 30, 2011
This is the most beautifully restored B&B we have stayed at. The attention to period detail is amazing, with quality antiques, wallpaper, etc. But the bathrooms are state of the art! Ours (the Doctor's Study) had a double walk in shower with body spray plus a double whirlpool. Cushy bathrobes are also provided. The beds were a bit too soft for me, but this is a matter of personal preference. Breakfast was also the best we have had at a B&B. Some other places go over the top with gooey sweet heavy brunch dishes. But here, though there was plenty of food, the emphasis was on freshness and taste. This one had a large, perfectly baked muffin, delicious bacon, an egg in a potato nest, and fresh fruit. Coffee available all the time is another nice touch. Our only quibble was that the owners were not on hand to greet us when we arrived. A note was left on the door directing us to our room. We did not meet the owner until the next morning at breakfast. We felt a bit shortchanged, as others had written in the guestbook about how helpful she had been with suggestions for what to do and where to eat in the area, etc. Also, others had written about the library of DVDs, which we never managed to find. We know that unexpected things come up and owners can't always be on hand, but we were a bit surprised that no mention was made of it, no "I hope you were able to find everything," etc.
4.8 on June 24, 2011
Wow! We were so very impressed with the level of care and detail that went not only into the restoration of this home, but the level of comfort and overall experience! The whirlpool tub and sauna were amazing and the bed that we slept on was probably the best sleep either of us have had in a long time. The food was exceptional too. All from scratch and gourmet to boot. We have stayed at numerous bed and breakfasts and this place by far is one of the best we have ever had the joy of staying at. The location and scenery were quaint and the small tv in the room afforded us the opportunity to watch a movie from bed and fall right to sleep. This place is a gem and what bed and breakfasts are all about.
4.4 on June 10, 2011
We stayed here for our 2nd anniversary, we can't wait to go back :)! The house is just beautiful the historic pictures make you feel connected with the past. The bed in our room was like sleeping on a cloud!! We loved the double head shower and 2 person whirlpool. It was very romantic. Karisa and David have done an amazing job on restoring this house! We will be back!
4.4 on January 06, 2011
From your first step into this charming home, you will be delighted to find the attention to historical details coupled with modern conveniences. It is a warm, relaxing atmosphere, from the attic library to the wrap-around veranda. Karisa was a wonderful hostess & breakfast was both and ascetically pleasing and plentiful. You will not be disappointed here!
5 on December 30, 2010
We stayed for three nights in Clara's Veranda (a plush, oh-so-comfortable room). This was our fifth visit to the Walking Iron, and we were once again met with beautiful accomodations, gracious innkeepers, and delicious breakfasts. Looking forward to our next getaway here!
5 on December 18, 2010
This is a favorite get away for us. David and Karissa are great and their B & B is beautiful, comfortable and quiet! Lots of Fun books to explore in the studies and the rooms are beautiful. We think it is an outstanding value. There is a great restaurant within walking distance for an evening meal and the Walking Iron Breakfasts are amazing.
4.6 on December 14, 2010
The home was gorgeous...bery nicely appointed, and the amentities...simply indulgent! We have a modest home, so to be able to stay in a room (Doctor's Study) with a doubel whirlpool, double shower with body sprays...who could ask for more! We will definitely stay there again!
4.0 on December 11, 2010
My wife and I have an ongoing competition of who can book the best B&B My wife found Walking Iron and she won hands down. The service was impeccable; our room (The Doctor's Study) was comfortable and quiet; the "party shower" and the hot tub were perfect! The lounge area and wrap around porch were ideal for relaxing. The gardens were well kept. Breakfast was both delicious and ample and Karisa easily managed to suit breakfast to our dietary restrictions. The location for us was ideal as we were on a "Frank Lloyd Wright" pilgrimage and Taliesin was only a short drive away
5 on December 05, 2010
We stayed here January 2010. It is located about 2 and a half hours from our house. It was well worth the drive!! The town is so adorable. The Walking Iron is even more adorable. We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent!! Karisa and Dave are so nice. We really enjoyed meeting them and hope to return soon!! Thanks, Christy and Matthew Cote
5 on December 04, 2010
Acting on a whim, my husband and I were able to reserve The Doctor's Study at the Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast. The room included a wonderful combination of historical authenticity, luxury, and modern amenities. Warm, cozy, and just like home. Breakfast, made by Karisa and served promptly at 9, was a meal not to be missed! The baked french toast with pecans and fresh fruit were exquisite and delicious--the presentation was beautiful! Great location and beautiful grounds. We can't wait to return . . . . . .
4.0 on December 04, 2010
I grew up in Mazomanie and having this wonderful place available to me when I return for visits has been a treat. The breakfasts are outstanding....you won't need to eat again until dinner! I look forward to returning to Walking Iron B & B after a busy or stressful day....peaceful and relaxing.
4.6 on December 01, 2010
My husband and I are from Madison and last October decided to celebrate our anniversary at a Bed and Breakfast. We picked Walking Iron because it was close enough to be a short drive, but still felt like getting away. We stayed in Lenora's Garden View, and it was AMAZING. The furnishings (especially the lovely bathroom and hot tub) were beautiful and perfect for relaxing together, and we made good use of the sauna. The breakfasts were sumptuous and so huge we couldn't finish them. We loved the complimentary hot cocoa. The whole place really felt like 'home'. Mazomanie itself isn't that exciting - although we do recommend the Old Feed Mill and have eaten there multiple times - but there are tons of things in the area to do; state parks, other towns and attractions, wineries, etc. Or, you can just lounge around in your room, soak up in the whirlpool tub and watch movies from your canopied bed. We loved it so much we came back for our second anniversary.
5 on November 28, 2010
This was our 2nd stay at Walking Iron B&B and we are already talking about our next visit. One night is not enough to enjoy all there is to offer both at Walking Iron and the surrounding area. Food is fabulous, decor and rooms outstanding. This is what B&B's should be like ... always fun to meet others that are staying and visit with them and what they did when in the area.
5 on October 18, 2010
A most pleasant and enjoyable Bed and Breakfast. Spectacular breakfast, immaculate, decorative, comfortable rooms. An extremely fine place to "escape" the everyday.
5 on June 18, 2010
My wife and I spent two nights at this enchanting historic home to celebrate our 17th anniversary, and we were overwhelmed with the warmth of the welcome and the beauty of our surroundings. We arrived to find our room (Lenora's Garden View) waiting for us, immaculate and beautifully decorated, with light music playing in the background. The house was charming, packed with fascinating antiques (the two pump organs and the victrola were my favorites). The innkeeper (Karisa Friske) was friendly, and shared some fascinating details of the history of the house and town with us over an amazing breakfast. And for where I am in life currently, the best thing of all was that I felt like we were welcomed into this amazing home and given the freedom to do precisely what we wanted to do -- to read for hours on the porch, enjoying the singing of the birds and the pattering rain one day, and to stroll around the grounds and through the town the next, enjoying the beautiful natural setting of the house and the delightful quaintness of Mezomanie. Overall, we have no regrets (except for choosing to eat at "Grandma Mary's" the first night there -- yipes! -- but there are plenty of better options available!), and we would do it all again in a heartbeat.
5 on May 03, 2010
My husband surprised me with a mini getaway night! Lenora's room was beautifully done and romantic. The CD playing was a great welcome. Breakfast was truly worthy of picture taking!
4.8 on February 19, 2010
Luxurious accomodations, in an elegant, historical surrounding. Thoughtful amenities, gourmet breakfast, quaint and charming town!
4.4 on November 08, 2009
Spotless, eclectic decor, with Carisa as a very welcoming host. Walked to dinner in town, Wall Street Rest, for incredible martinis and freshly made pasta. Who knew you could get whole wheat pasta fresh in the middle of Wisconsin? We would definitely go back!
4.0 on November 03, 2009
A perfect situation -- a home away from home with more ambience and flair.
4.4 on November 02, 2009
This was our first stay at the Walking Iron and we'll definitely be going back. The Williams Thomas room was beautiful with the best bathroom I've experienced at a B&B. The house is lovely and the hospitality was outstanding. My favorite part of the day was breakfast. It was a nice relaxing get away for my husband and I before the birth of our second child. I would recommend a massage by Adrian. It was my husbands first time and she did a great job making us both feel comfortable and relaxed. It was a great way to start our weekend.
4.4 on October 30, 2009
had a wonderful summer stay at the walking iron. Met by Karisa the owner who told us the history of the house. We loved the small town and were attending a play in Spring Green. Quiet and very comfortable. Highly Recommend. Beautiful and very clean.
4.0 on October 30, 2009
Our stay at this property was very nice. The room was cozy and inviting. The bathroom was wonderful. The service was very nice. Did not get a chance to take advantage of the spa services. Good breakfast. I would love to return for a romantic weekend.
5 on October 29, 2009
This was our fourth stay at the Walking Iron, but the first in the summer. (Our other three stays have been in October). We enjoyed the visit with David and Karisa, the delicious food, cozy & comfortable accomodations, and time just sitting on the porch listening to the fountain. It was a beautiful way to spend a summer weekend. We will return again, of course.
4.8 on October 22, 2009
The home is lovely and the decorations and furnishings appear to have been chosen lovingly and appropriate for the spot they have been placed. Our breakfast was attractively served - plated which was a special treat and also delicious. Our William Thomson room was inviting, cozy and comfortable.
5 on October 21, 2009
We have stayed at many places around the world and none were any nicer than Walkingiron. If your in the area you can't go wrong in staying here. We Loved it.
4.0 on October 20, 2009
Our stay at the Walking Iron BB was absolutely wonderful. The house has been beautifully restored, but with great amenities. The breakfast was certainly tops and we were lucky enough to have 2 meals.
4.8 on October 19, 2009
My wife and I spent a Sunday Evening at the Walking Iron Inn. The Doctor's Study was a great room, with a great shower. The breakfast the following morning was out of this world, and we could not have asked for a better hostess than Karisa. It was the start of our trip to Minnesota, and it certainly got us off on the right foot. Great Place!
5 on October 18, 2009
We have stayed at Walking Iron many times over the past decade. We love come here and find it a delightful escape from the everyday.
4.6 on October 15, 2009
Couldn't be happier with food, room & hosts.
5 on October 14, 2009
Our stay couldn't have been better. The inkeepers were friendly and available, but we still felt like we had the place to ourselves. Breakfast was outstanding. Our room was cozy and relaxing. Next time, I want to stay longer.
3.8 on October 14, 2009
We wanted a special place for our wedding night and were given a gift $ to the Walking Iron B&B as a wedding gift. We chose the Clara's varanda room. It is a beautiful room. David and Karisa made us feel so welcome. The view from the room is beautiful and the breakfast was fantastic. My husband still remembers the French toast and we were recently talking about spending our first anniversary at Walking Iron. We had the romance package with champagne and chocolates. We took pictures outside in the beautiful landscape. We bought two coffee cups from the Walking Iron B&B and are happily reminded of how great our experience with this B&B was! Excellent place to stay. Highly recommended
4.4 on October 11, 2009
David and Karisa were a wonderful team running their bed and breakfast - most times working hand in hand. They obviously put a lot of work into the renovation of this B&B to make it warm and inviting to all their guests. Thank you David and Karisa for creating this wonderful retreat for all of us! Dawn and Jason
5 on October 11, 2009
We have been regular guests at Walking Iron for nearly 10 years and always look forward to our annual visits. This year's October visit was no exception. The home is meticulously restored and the rooms elegant and comfortable. The breakfasts are outstanding - lovely presentation and always tasty and filling. We love packing wine and snacks to enjoy on the veranda. And we cannot say enough good things about the owners - David and Karisa. They are gracious hosts, who don't hesitate to go the extra mile - including helping us to change a flat car tire! The locale is quiet and relaxing. We enjoy visiting the many quaint shops in Mazo, Spring Green, and nearby Mineral Point. There is great golfing to be had nearby at the House on the Rock Resort. And the APT is not to be missed. In our many travels we have stayed at dozens of B&Bs over the years - and Walking Iron consistently remains at the top of our 'favorites' list.
4.4 on October 11, 2009
We were totally delighted with our 2 night stay. The room and bathroom was wonderful and the breakfasts were extraordinary. They featured an egg dish along with a waffle or french toast. We also appreciated the single brew coffee maker which allowed coffee to be available all day. This was our first visit and we plan to return.
5 on October 09, 2009
We spent two beautiful days at the Walking Iron. Everything was perfect. Interesting area to explore, lovely house, great food and Shakespeare at night under the stars. We will return.
4.8 on October 08, 2009
The Walking Iron B&B was absolutely wonderful! The rooms were great and service was wonderful! Comfortable & cozy -- a great time!
5 on October 07, 2009
We had a wonderful, romantic couple of days at this beautiful B&B. We would highly recommend it to all!
4.8 on October 07, 2009
This was our first stay at a B&B. Dave & Karisa were so gracious. Our room was charming, private & quiet. We loved the whirlpool in our room and the veranda expanded our room for total relaxation. The breakfasts were beautifully presented, delicious, and we really enjoyed our visit with the other guests. Every minute of our two night stay was absolutely fabulous. Can't wait until we can make a return visit.
4.8 on October 07, 2009
We've been coming for the past 3 years to celebrate our anniversary in August and will continue to come over and over again. Karisa's breakfasts are absolutely phenomenal and a delight just to look at. We always stay in Lenora's Garden View room. The bathroom is huge and has a very large whirlpool. The Inn is a wonderful romantic get away for us. Thanks for always making our stay just terrific. Tony & Nancy, Milwaukee
4.8 on October 07, 2009
This beautiful bed and breakfast is one that we will return to. The rooms have been meticulously redone by David himself-and it shows. We especially liked the beautiful babbling creek running along side the house. Host were friendly and sincere.
5 on September 30, 2009
I looked online for nearly an hour for a central Wisconsin B&B that was both a pre-1900 vintage AND had a whirlpool available. Walking Inn fit the bill completely. I plan to return on my own some day for my special treat.
5 on September 25, 2009
The staff make you feel like you're visiting family. I would recommend this B&B for its friendliness and accomodating. What a great experience.
4.0 on September 24, 2009
What a coz and historic inn to stay at. We emjoyed our room with romantic music and fuzzy bath dress. Swinging by the creek was so relaxing. To top it off breakfast was simsply great! We loved it!
5 on August 25, 2009
The Walking Iron B&B was a lovely getaway for the two of us. We loved the house, decor, food, and the owners werefriendly and fun to talk to. We're definitely going back!
5 on July 12, 2009
We stayed at this lovely inn and had a wonderful time. The room (The Doctor's Study) was spacious and comfortable with a great bathroom. Overall, the inn was very quiet. The innkeepers were accomodating but unobtrusive. We would not hesitate to recommend this inn and look forward to our next visit.
5 on June 03, 2009
The Walking Iron was a wonderful B&B: absolutely charming, historic, and romantic. We loved the size of the rooms and the huge whirlpool tub in the elegant bathroom. We are already planning our next visit and don't think any other B&B can live up to the Walking Iron!
5 on January 13, 2009
This place is very special. Peaceful and restful. Wonderful owners. It has made my visits back to my hometown something to look forward to-even in the winter!
5 on October 08, 2008
David and Karisa are so personable. From the moment you walk in the door to the invitation to return as you leave, you are in the company of friends. This was our third visit, and we've already scheduled our next one. The food is plentiful and delicious. The entire house is decorated beautifully -- and yet is completely comfortable and "live-able". David and Karisa have made so much of the history of the home available as well, which just adds to the experience.
3.8 on August 03, 2008
4.8 on November 18, 2007
The inn is beautiful and David and Karisa made us feel right at home the moment we arrived. Each morning we had a filling, delicious and unique breakfast. The whirlpool tub in our room was the pinnacle of relaxation for us. Having our first b&b stay at Walking Iron was wonderful, and we would recommend this inn to anyone looking for relaxation, friendly innkeepers and a quaint friendly town to explore.
5 on September 19, 2007
We have stayed at many b&b's. This one is the most elegant and beautiful of all!
4.0 on September 19, 2007
My favorite place to stay when I visit my family. Probably the best thing that happened to Mazomanie.