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Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast

21 State Street , Mazomanie, WI 53560 USA (Show map)
68 Reviews
$125 - $160
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Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast is a historic 1865 brick Victorian Italianate home located at 21 State Street in Mazomanie, WI. Nestled among the scenic bluffs and rolling farmland of beautiful southwestern Wisconsin, and just 25 minutes from the state capital city of Madison, Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located to many area attractions. Spring Green, American Player's Theater, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, the House on the Rock, and the Wisconsin River, are just a few of the unique places to visit. Boasting five elegantly appointed guest rooms with period antiques, iron beds, private baths and whirlpools, and restored formal parlor, library and dining room, Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast blends luxury with history! As your hosts, David and Karisa Friske are committed to making your stay one that you won't soon forget!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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An exceptional and convenient escape for Madisonians

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

2nd Visit as good or better than the first

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Wonderful, historic B&B, fantastic getaway!

4.6 on July 10, 2013

Lovely home with a very romantic setting. Breakfast was very good and the hosts were wonderful! Highly reccommend!

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Thank you! So glad that you enjoyed your stay!

Beautiful, Relaxing Getaway

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!

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Location Type

Historic downtown, Downtown, Village


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, The House on the Rock, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, American Players Theater, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer , 24 hour coffee and tea, Massage facilities, Four person sauna, Full Breakfast Friday-Sunday, Continental Breakfast Monday-Thursday.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Governer Dodge State Park, Devils Lake State Park, Wisconsin River, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3-5 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum on weekends June 1st thru October 31st.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations must be guaranteed by credit card or check with 50% of one night room cost.
  • Cancellations: More than 14 days or more before arrival, full refund, minus a $20 cancellation fee. 13 days or less before arrival, full charge if the room is not rebooked.



David and Karisa

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  • Time Served: 9 am Friday-Sunday
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

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21 State Street , Mazomanie, WI 53560 USA (Show map)

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