The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast

5508 Broadhead Street , McFarland, WI 53558 USA (Show map)


The Parsonage B&B, originally built in 1900 for the McFarland Lutheran Church as a home for its pastor, continues its history as a warm and open resting place for all. We are a Madison area quality B&B located just fifteen minutes from downtown Madison. We have both single and double occupancy rooms, serve gourmet breakfasts and, best of all, offer the warm hospitality associated with parsonages. Come and be exquisitely surprised with our attention to detail, dietary-specific breakfasts and peaceful atmosphere.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great place for a retreat

5 on August 20, 2015

Stayed here with my writing group. There were six of us, so we booked the whole house for the weekend. Craig was a fantastic host, very accommodating, and made sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. Coriander made a great mascot for our visit. We used the parlor for our gathering place, which was perfect for the six of us. The place is an older home--actually was a parsonage. It is not a Holiday Inn (but if that's what you're looking for, then that's where you should stay); the Parsonage has far more personality than that! Street parking, within walking distance of Main Street, McFarland, and the quaint McFarland House Cafe. Central air, wifi, and delightful breakfasts prepared by Craig. We're not sure where we're going to meet next year for our retreat, but if we decide on the Madison area, the Parsonage is definitely the place to stay.

Comfy, Tasty, Friendly

4.6 on July 22, 2014

Wonderful 115 year old home that has been lovingly maintained. Craig is a fantastic host with numerous stories--breakfast time flies by. Speaking of breakfast, the food is awesome! Be sure to mention if you have any allergy or intolerance! Craig loves a challenge and makes a mean gluten-free cranberry muffin :D Have stayed twice already, and wouldn't hesitate to book another weekend.

Our Visit at The Parsonage

5 on July 12, 2014

My wife and I stayed at The Parsonage over the summer during a trip to Madison. Our reservation was obtainable at the last minute and this was no issue with the proprietor (Craig and staff). The owner of the house was very flexible, leaving the key and a note and gave us everything that we needed for our short stay. Our room and accomodations were more than adequate, with a lion-footed bathtub, personal bathroom and wonderful old bed. Breakfast the next morning was delicious and sourced locally. I can safely recommend staying here to anyone. Thanks for the great stay, Craig et al!

Awesome value!

4.6 on June 21, 2013

Had a wonderful three night stay at the Parsonage in McFarland while on a bicycling trip to the Madison area. Nice out of the way location but just a short ride or drive to Madison. Best B & B value in the Madison area, plus the tax is a fraction of Madison's. Craig was an excellent host and quite a breakfast chef. Comfortable room and common areas with a sun room and front porch with a swing. Very nice - check it out!

The perfect Madison getaway

5 on February 18, 2013

If you're looking for a fun weekend getaway, come to Madison! Spend all day out and about downtown and then check in right outside of town at the quaint and quiet Parsonage in McFarland. We had a delightful stay for three nights...this b&b has a wonderfully friendly and cozy atmosphere. The 113-year-old house boasts beautifully well-lit bedrooms on two floors. The owner, Craig, makes every effort to personalize your stay. We'll definitely consider coming back.

An Excellent Bed and Breakfast!

5 on July 05, 2012

The Parsonage B&B has everything one would want in a B&B. The owners pay a great bit of attention to the fine details in order to make their guest feel at home and comfortable for the entirety of their stay at the Parsonage. The B&B is extremely well-kept and Craig Wrobel is constantly working to ensure that the 112 year old Parsonage is up to the modern standards of living that we all have grown accustom. Also, the breakfast is great! Ask for a waffle Iron cinnamon roll sometime, you won't regret it! Amazing stay, I highly recommend the Parsonage.

Quick Stopover, but Very Nice!

4.4 on May 25, 2012

We had a short 1-night visit to The Parsonage and it was a very nice place to stop. The bed was comfortable and the owner, Craig, made sure that our needs were well-attended to. Overall, we would stay there again on our next visit to Madison.

Great B and B

5 on March 18, 2012

What a phenomenal place to stay! The rooms are amazing and Craig and Cathy made us feel right at home. Very reasonably priced and breakfast was quite tasty. You'll love the glazed bacon!

Felt like home

4.6 on February 03, 2012

From the moment we walked in, we were made to feel like we were at home. It wasn't just Craig's efforts that made us feel like that, the overall setting was all very home-y. If you want a hotel, this place might not be for you, but if you want an authentic B&B feel, then the Parsonage is perfect! Not to mention, the breakfast was AMAZING!

A Great Place for Peace

3.6 on December 15, 2011

It is more homey than a Bed and Breakfast. Craig was a wonderful host. Breakfast was worth waking up early for!

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Rooms & Rates


King bed, private bath, two wing-back chairs, western exposure, huge window.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120


Queen bed, private bathroom, claw foot tub/shower attachment, two sitting chairs

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110


Queen bed, in-room hot tub for two, private bathroom, two sitting chairs.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140


Designed for the single traveler. Desk, armoire, single bed. Shared bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $80 - $80

Reverends Retreat

An amazing suite, can fit up to seven people. Master bedroom has a king bed, great room has two single beds and a queen futon. The great room has a flat screen TV, two La-Z-Boy chairs, refrigerator, microwave, eating table with four chairs. Second bathroom is stand alone. Price starts at $165 for two people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 3 Twin


Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Small town


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 11 miles

Directions to property:

From the intersection of Highway 51 and Highway 12/18, south on US 51 to Siggelkow Exit (About 1 mile). At the end of the exit ramp, turn East (left) on Siggelkow to Marsh. (About .7 miles) South (right) on Marsh to Broadhead (About .7 miles) East (left) on Broadhead, 1st house on left next to Church.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Library, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Current Visa/Mastercard/Discover information
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancelled 14 days before stay. Full charges applied if less than seven days, but gift certificate for the same amount is issued



Craig and Cathy Wrobel

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Music, gardening, house restoration.

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  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: side porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Atkins, Gluten free, organic

Signature Dish

Baked blueberry french toast
Stuffed blueberry french toast with a fresh warm blueberry sauce