Covington Manor

W9694 Us Hwy 12 , Cambridge, WI 53523 USA (Show map)


Covington Manor is a beautifully restored Victorian home. Just a short walk from downtown Cambrdige WI, or to Lake Rippley, and only 20 miles from Madison, WI. We offer your choice of 4 bedrooms all beautifully appointed with adjoining baths. A full breakfast is served each morning, including entre', sausages, or bacon, juice, coffee or tea and fresh fruit. Come here to enjoy yourselves!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Repeat performance

5 on October 09, 2016

After three nights on our first visit, we didn't want to miss the opportunity to stay again if in the area. No regrets, everything a B&B can do to earn your business, Carol, the Inn Keeper is providing. The Covington Manor is in a quant rural township just 20 minutes from Madison. Best of both worlds. Try it - you'll like it.

What a B&B should B

4.8 on September 02, 2016

I was in Cambridge to attend a family reunion of a helicopter pilot I flew with in Vietnam, 1969. The reunion was at Lake Ripley and Covington Manor is less than a mile away. The house and the grounds were gorgeous; the prototype for what a B&B should be. My room was spotless, comfortable and quiet. In the morning, Carol, the proprietor, arranged breakfast on an outside patio. The morning was warm, the meal hot and delicious. Surprisingly, I was the only resident this day and Carol asked if she could join me for coffee. I was on a tight schedule and intended to eat and run but the conversation with Carol turned out to be so enjoyable, breakfast lasted 2 hours. Carol was as pleasant a person as I have ever met, a great listener, wise and experienced, and we discussed topics from child rearing to politics. When I finally had to leave, we shook hands but I would have hugged her if I thought I'd have gotten away with it. I'd like to think I'd made a new friend. And I was thinking of reasons to return on another day with my wife. Unfortunately, I really don't have a reason to re-visit Cambridge; the reunion was a singular event. On the other hand, perhaps visiting Covington Manor would be sufficient reason in itself. Could happen; it would be worth it.

Wonderful stay

4.6 on July 10, 2016

Carol was extremely welcoming and accommodating. Breakfast was an unexpected treat. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend to other.

Relaxing stay

4.8 on February 19, 2016

Carol is a wonderful hostess! She made sure we had a relaxing stay and that we were well taken care of. The breakfast was phenomenal, but the conversation was even better! I highly recommend staying here.

We loved the feel of the B & B

5 on September 01, 2015

We loved the feel of the Victorian era B & B. Carol was a great host and we felt like we had gained a friend by the time we left our 3 day stay. We would definitely repeat the experience.

Wonderful B&B

4.2 on August 03, 2015

Carol is a wonderful host who makes everyone feel at home, without being intrusive. The Johnson Room was what you would expect in a well-maintained B&B - true to the pictures on the website - with a large private bathroom area. Carol is happy to give guests a tour of her garden. B&B is within 20-30 minutes of Madison and canoeing, and within 5 minutes of Lake Ripley for general beach recreation. Highly recommended.

Covington Manor

5 on May 29, 2015

Lovely Bed and Breakfast, beautiful gardens and well-maintained home. Our rooms were clean and comfortable. The owner was very welcoming/ accommodating. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast the next morning. We would stay there again.

Great B&B and owner

4.0 on April 22, 2015

Clean rooms, beautiful home, great owner but I feel it was over priced.

Great place to stay

4.0 on April 16, 2015

The owner was very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were excellent.

Peaceful, relaxing visit

4.4 on April 16, 2015

Wonderful room, great breakfast and good company

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Rooms & Rates

The Howell Room

The Howell Room is a lovely dusty rose, with green accents. It is smartly appointed with a four poster and several beautiful Queen Ann antiques. It has its own attached bath that is amply sized.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

The Johnson Room

The Johnson Room is our finest room. It has a king sized four poster, and lovely queen an antiques fill the room. The attached bath is enormous, and beautifully appointed

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

The Dunham Room

The Dunham Room has our finest antique in it, a lovely amour, a queen sized four poster, and several other beautiful Queen Ann antiques. The attached bath is very beautifully decorated.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type

Madison, Countryside, Lakefront, Village


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Take I 90 to Madison, exit East twards Cambridge on Highway 12. We are on the Jefferson Co. line jst east of downtown Cambridge on the corner of Hwy 12 and Simonson. Turn left on Simonson and take first alley on your right to enter our private parking lot.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash



Carol Simon

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Gardening, Tennis, Quilting, Painting, Classical Music

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  • Time Served: between 8:30 and 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Baked Blueberry French toast