Fargo Mansion Inn

406 Mulberry Street , Lake Mills, 53551 USA (Show map)


In July of 1985, Barry Luce and Thomas Boycks purchased the home and began to review the process of decay and to breath new life into this elegant old structure. The sole purpose to transform this home into an elegant, romantic, Victorian bed & breakfast. Opening in June of 1987, the Fargo Mansion Inn has become a destination for first time bed and breakfast guests as well as a return retreat for many over the past 18 years. Please come and enjoy. We await your arrival!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Total Gem

5 on May 20, 2016

Stayed several times in past years. Always feel totally at home, like we're visiting friends. Beautiful and serene!

Great Location and Hospitality!

5 on March 04, 2016

My husband booked a mid winter get away and selected the Fargo Mansion Inn. The inside of the Inn is just beautiful. The trim, doors, windows, furniture are grand. Tom and Barry are the perfect hosts. You truly free like you are at a friends home. Our room was great - had a little porch which we got to enjoy on a February day! Great location - close to shops, restaurants, winery and beer tap room.

Great Place!

5 on August 30, 2013

It was a nice treat to stay in such an historic home. We loved the antiques. It was like going back in time. Tom was our host. He made us feel right at home. Our room was comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. We found the rates to be quite reasonable. The town center is a short distance away and was very quaint. We live far away but hope to return to the Fargo Mansion sometime in the future. Jim & Lynda S. Columbia, Maryland

October 2012 girls trip!

4.8 on October 18, 2012

We--four girl friends from Ohio and Kentucky--recently spent two wonderful nights in the Fargo Mansion Inn. I would highly recommend a stay here. The hosts, Tom and Barry, are warm and gracious. The rooms clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were outstanding. We felt we were staying in a home away from home. The restored late Victorian home is beautiful and Lake Mills is charming. If you find yourself looking for a place to stay near Madison, Wisconsin, put Fargo Mansion Inn at the top of your list.

Returned for the historic charm

4.6 on August 26, 2012

We once again enjoyed the charm and hospitality offered by Tom & Barry at Fargo Mansion. The relaxing atmosphere of the home, town and people brought us back. We enjoyed reading about the history of the Fargo Mansion, the surroundings and especially its original owners. The history comes alive hearing Tom provide details of the times and families. Relaxing in your room, on the porch or inside makes the visit special.

Wonderful House and Service

4.6 on October 12, 2011

We stayed for 4 days in early October. The house is wonderful. This outstanding example of the Victorian Estate House may show a little age on the outside but is great inside. The rooms are fresh and tastefully decorated. Decor is spectacular. Breakfast was grand and owner's service was great. We will find our way back some day.

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Location Type

Miwaukee, Ft. Atkinson, Small town


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From I94 go south on Mian St.(HWY89)to Washington St. head left for two blocks to the INN

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fireplace

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's lodging for each reservation is required ,
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancelled one week prior to reservation date, or if a room can be re-booked. Party will be charged if room can not be re-booked.



Barry Luce & Tom Boycks

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Renovating old buildings. Love to colledt antiques, with and emphasis on Vintage Christm and Halloween

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Very Barry Berry Muffins
Named after co-innkeeper Barry Luce. This muffin is a favorite of our gusest and often requested by our repeat guests. If, however not very often, there are any leftovers, guests are also asked to take them with them.