An Historic Monroe bed and breakfast experience awaits you at The Ludlow Mansion. Are you tired of the same old motel? Are you looking for something different, unique, and distinctive? Then The Ludlow Mansion is what you are looking for. This 17 room, historic pre-Civil War Era mansion provides the charm, warmth, and unmatched service that will make your stay one of the most memorable yet. With 6 Guest Suites all with private baths giving you choices from a 3/4 bath with a shower, to over sized Jacuzzi tubs, and double whirlpool with stand alone shower, there is a room to fit your needs and desires.
The Ludlow Suite is named after Arabut & Caroline Ludlow who built the Mansion shortly after their marriage in 1857. This main-level suite is richly decorated in greens and maroon, providing unparalleled comfort, privacy, and elegance. The suite features an elevated queen size four-poster bed, wing back sitting area and luxurious large whirlpool, as well as separate shower. The room is also appointed with rich cherry woods under the 12 foot chandelier ceiling.
Caroline’s Suite is named after Caroline Chenoweth-Ludlow, the wife of the Mansion’s original owner. The room features a stone-washed solid pine king-size bed with matching dresser, mirror, and bed-side table. This suite, decorated in muted pinks and greens with its 14 foot ceiling, is highlighted with an antique crystal chandelier. A sitting area with matching hand-carved chairs and marble top side table as well as a whirlpool tub/shower combination complete this large suite.
May’s Suite is named for May Ludlow-Luchsinger, the granddaughter of Arabut & Caroline Ludlow, who bought the Mansion from the Ludlow estate and completed extensive renovations to the home, including the front porch columns and the sun porch. This 2nd story corner suite features a queen-size four-poster bed with massive capitals and wrought iron crossing canopy with matching dresser and marble top side table. The room also features 14 foot ceiling in creamy beige décor with an updated 3/4 bath with shower.
Belle’s Suite is named for Belle Elliot who along with her family purchased the Mansion from the May Ludlow-Luchsinger estate. Ms. Luchsinger originally left the property to a local historical group which found the property to be too expensive for its purposes. Belle’s room offers a queen four-poster bed with antique cherry dresser and writing desk. The bathroom retains period with nickel plated fixtures and glass tiles on the walls along with a large tub/shower combination. This suite is relaxing and airy with blue and yellow color scheme under a 14 foot ceiling with its northern exposure.
Letta’s Suite is named for Letta Moon and her husband Bill who purchased the Mansion from Belle Elliot. Letta’s Suite has a queen size sleigh bed with side tables and antique glider rocker and wingback sitting chair, along with 3/4 bathroom with elements from 1937 restoration, including steel shower, glass tiles, and nickel plated fixtures, as well as a closet for the traveler seeking a longer stay.
Shirley’s Suite is named for the current matriarch of the property operations manager at PepperCorn Banquets & Catering, which is located behind the Mansion. This bright & serene suite is located above the sun porch and offers and abundance of natural light, a king size bed, sitting area with loveseat and arm chair, desk, and is completed by a double Jacuzzi tub.
5 on November 27, 2013
We stayed here on our wedding night. The hosts were great. We consulted with them about the type of champagne we wanted to toast with friends before heading to dinner and they made a special purchase to accommodate our taste. Best yet, the owner drove us and our witnesses to a restaurant 11 miles from the bed and breakfast for a very reasonable cost. Breakfast was great, lots of healthy and delicious choices. An elegant and well appointed establishment that we felt very fortunate to have located!
5 on July 18, 2013
We were fortunate enough to have found this last minute on a business trip to Monroe. Having stayed at several B&B's and, having either a terrible or good experience, this really surprised me. From the staff to the property and breakfast - everything was superb! All the rooms we saw were nicely appointed, all the bathrooms were updated and clean and coffee out on the patio is not to be missed. Did I mention the excellent coffee?
4.8 on April 23, 2013
A warm welcome and attention to detail makes this B&B a real pleasurable stay.The decor is exceptional and very clean. Great quiet retreat to recharge your life.
4.6 on February 11, 2013
We spent our wedding evening at the Ludlow Mansion and couldn't have been more pleased. The Mansion is exactly that, an enormous mid-nineteenth mansion, all rooms and public dining spaces are beautifully furnished with period appropriate furnishings. Its like staying at your own private estate in the southern Wisconsin countryside. Randy and Shirley are fantastic hosts, total attention to all details of a luxury bed & breakfast stay without the luxury price tag. Breakfast in the Sun Room was excellent, we could have sipped, nibbled and chatted for hours. If you're looking for a southern Wisconsin bed and breakfast destination, the Ludlow Mansion should be at the top of your list!
5 on December 12, 2012
The rooms are fabulous with some very interesting choices depending on what type of room you want. Our daughter felt like she was a queen in a room with 12 foot ceilings and a chandelier. We loved the room we are in with windows all around the room with a beautiful country view. The breakfasts were great with wonderful fresh backed goods and fresh fruit. We will never forget our time there.
5 on October 31, 2012
We spent 4 nights at the Ludlow Mansion. Our room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. There were snacks, water, and soda in the hall kitchenette. It was hard to leave the cheery sunroom after a breakfast that was beautifully presented and had a fine variety of food. Our hosts cheerfully accommodated my husband's special diet. We walked in the lovely neighborhood, enjoying the fall colors. Our host family was friendly and gracious - eager to make their home our home for a few nights. Peaceful and relaxing accommodations.
5 on August 26, 2012
Perfect quiet place to relax/rest/read. Twining Park nearby has great running areas as well as first class outdoor tennis. Wouldn't stay anwywhere else.
5 on August 24, 2012
We just returned from our motorcycle trip to southerm WI and we were fortunate enough to spend our last evening at the beautiful Ludlow Mansion. This B&B was absolutely exquisite! Shirley worked with us to satisfy our needs even though our decision was a last minute. The entire mansion is beautifuly decorated. Comfy beds and a delicious breakfast with the utmost hospitality was beyond what one would expect. If we are ever back in the area we will, without a doubt, be staying at the Ludlow Mansion again. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!!
5 on July 21, 2012
We've stayed in several B&B and this one ranks with the best. The Ludlow has been restored in awesome fashion and is breathtaking to behold. It was clean, comfortable (outside temps. were high 90s) and quiet. The room we had was plush. Everything seemed new and worked very well. The bed was soft, there was plenty of hot water and we lacked for nothing. Randy and Shirley were marvelous hosts. Always smiling, eager to please and at the same time never intrusive or hovering. The breakfast was different all three mornings and was a delight. We were able to dine on the open patio before it got hot which was very pleasant. As a barista I know good coffee and the coffee they served is the best. I have absolutely no qualms about recommending without reservation the Ludlow mansion.
5 on July 09, 2012
My wife and I have dined at the Ludlow on more than one occasion. We have attended specaila events and meetings and we have spent the night more than once in the guest house. What great food! What a great atmosphere. What wonderful hosts! We love the Ludlow and we LOVE the Haglund family! What a restful, comfortable, GOOD food, GOOD time. ! Jon Eastlick
Artesian Cheese Country, Small town
Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional)
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cheesemakers Museum, World-Class Bike Shop in town. Stonehall Bicycles", YMCA across the street, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Fireplaces in some rooms , Banquet Facilities seating over 500
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
The Haglund Family
Cont+ during week
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian