Oscar H. Hanson House Bed & Breakfast

303 E North St , Cambridge, WI 53523 USA (Show map)


The Oscar H. Hanson House Bed & Breakfast – We bring breakfast to your room! "Best of Madison" Award winner and an Elopement destination! We are a romantically appointed 1883 Victorian Mansion nestled in Cambridge, Wisconsin (20 miles east of Madison and an easy 50 miles west of Milwaukee). Our spacious porch, comfortable parlor, beautiful gardens, and fountains invite you to stay and bask in the quiet of our inn. Experience the romantic personality of our rooms with in-room breakfast service, their fireplaces, stained glass, spacious showers, and claw-foot soaking-tubs. We look forward to your stay and invite you to enjoy the pleasures of our home.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

2 days in Cambridge

4.4 on July 15, 2017

Really enjoyed our stay and talking with the hosts. We may return again at some point.

Beautiful Home!

5 on February 17, 2017

This was our second stay at the Oscar H Hanson House and we loved it again. We enjoyed the coffee and orange juice delivered to our room around 7am and then having the luxury to enjoy our breakfast in the privacy of our room. The heated sheets were also wonderful.

Awesome B& B

4.8 on September 30, 2016

The Oscar H. Hanson Bed & Breakfast came highly recommended from reviews. My wife and I absolutely enjoyed the stay. The inn-keepers were fantastic and very friendly. We'll return definitely!

An Outstanding B & B Experience

4.8 on September 27, 2016

The Oscar H Hanson House was everything you would expect from a B & B. Duke and Mary Jane were an exceptional host and hostess. They were very knowledgeable about the home itself and the area. They sent us off to dinner for two exceptional dining experiences, not to mention the very elegant breakfast they served us each morning. Do not hesitate to stay with them, I am certain you will be as delighted as we were.

Heaven on Earth

5 on September 20, 2014

Duke and MJ have hit a grand slam home run in the B&B game! This inn is quaint, quiet, relaxing and has every modern convenience you might want even though you are staying in an 1880's Victorian Home. Prepare to be pampered. These innkeepers are caring and giving. They take an interest in your day and give wonderful advice about the area. You won't want to leave. From the hug you can have upon arrival to that last glorious breakfast and lingering bubble bath on checkout day, it is all simply perfection. There is no other word to describe your stay. Oh, wait! Yes, there is, and here are a few: glorious, refreshing, oasis, welcoming, caring, pampering, rejuvenating, energizing, restorative, inspiring, invigorating, enlightening...


5 on August 21, 2013

A fantastic mid-week getaway to celebrate our Anniversary. The attention and detail was outstanding. Duke and Mary Jane are kind and welcoming. Thank you.

A wonderful celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary

5 on August 18, 2013

What a great way to celebrate our 25 years (+ seven months) of marriage. Mary Jane and Duke were most gracious and hospitable hosts. The food was excellent and the little touch of fresh flowers picked that very morning (I saw Mary Jane cutting the flowers as I walked around the quaint town) was beautiful. They both were so accommodating with giving of their precious time to add even more to our memorable visit.

Outstanding B&B

5 on August 13, 2013

The stay couldnt have been better. Warm hospitality. Yummy food. Beautiful room.

Gracious hospitality

4.0 on August 13, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed. Gracious hospitality. Very comfortable accommodations.

Wonderful experience!

5 on April 23, 2013

First time at a B&B. Very clean and many amenities. Happy it is a "green" B&B. Very friendly innkeepers. Beyond excellent breakfast served in the room. Highly recommend the Ana room. Only minus is the proximity of the room to the kitchen (where they are cooking thus not as private during the beginning and end of stay).

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Rooms & Rates


Our premium room- Ana’s Room is decorated in the elegant style of a French cottage. It offers romantic seclusion, a private entrance and personal access to the Inn’s east garden and patio. Amenities include a king-size bed, natural gas fireplace, two-person Jacuzzi, a second TV in the bathroom, secret beverage pass-through for coffee delivery in the morning, and ever so often, the sound of rain on the traditional flat roof. Treat yourself, in style, to your very own private French retreat.

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


Mia’s Room is located on the second floor at the top of the stairs of the Oscar H. Hanson House. The room has a slightly rounded Victorian feature. A high leaded-glass window in the curve catches the sunlight and redirects it into small rainbows on the room’s floor. The room is decorated in period colors and includes a queen-size bed and an electric fireplace. Victorian family memorabilia in the hallway provide interest in a time past. A private bath awaits across the hall decorated in Victorian reds, olive and maze. The bathroom is accented with an arched alcove, breath-taking stained glass windows, and a claw-foot soaking tub with shower.

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


The Cambridge Room is a tribute to the history of our town. This room overlooks the inn’s east garden and features a king-size bed and an electric fireplace. A magnificent attached bath awaits with a walk-in shower, a second TV in the bathroom and two-person Jacuzzi. Experience the relaxing warm water whirling around you in your private whirlpool.

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

Townsend Bridal Suite

The Townsend Bridal Suite is located in the second floor turret of the Oscar H. Hanson House. Just before entering the room, guests are greeted with period marriage photos, wedding certificates, valentines, and proposals. The curve of the turret speaks to romance and opulence as does the period appointments, chandelier, interior arched doorway, electric fireplace and king-size bed. The private bath is decorated with navy blue, Victorian reds and bone. Here guests find a private sanctuary adorned with stained glass, a second TV in the bathroom, two-person claw foot soaking tub, spacious two-person shower, and chandeliers.

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

Wedding Rooms

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Small town


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 23 miles

Directions to property:

Directions From Milwaukee: 94 West to Hwy 26 South on Hwy 26 to Hwy 18 Hwy 18 West to Simenson Street South on Simenson Street to North Street West on North Street 1 block to house Directions From Madison: Hwys 12/18 East to Cambridge Continue East past the Piggly Wiggly on Hwy 12 through downtown Cambridge Hwy 12 turns to Main Street in Cambridge Continue on Main, past Cty Hwy B and Lawn Street Turn North on High Street Directions From Illinois: I-90 North to Exit 160, Hwy 73 North on Hwy 73 to County Rd B (6.3 miles) East on County Rd B through Rockdale to Cambridge (4.9 miles) East on Main (Hwy 12) 2 blocks North on High Street

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Complementary beverages in each room fridge

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit is due at booking of the first day to guarantee your stay.
  • Cancellations: If your travel plans change and you must cancel your stay, call us right way. 1. Cancellation at least 14 full days prior to the date you arrive: full refund minus a $25 admin fee. 2. Cancellations less than 14 full days prior to the date you arrive, are non-refundable unless the room can be re-rented. If the room can be re-rented, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. If you… 1. need to cancel or reschedule with less than 14 full days notice 2. shorten your stay 3. do not check-in 4. check out early ... Please know that you will be charged for your entire stay. A full or partial refund may be made minus a $25 fee if we can rebook your room(s). Rates and policies are subject to change without notice. They vary during high impact periods and for special requests. A 30-day cancellation is required on whole-house bookings and for some holidays and special events.Confirmation is done by e-mail. If you do not get an email confirming your stay within 24 hours, call the inn. General Policies 1. Rates are based on 2 adults. Each room holds two adults. Only registered guests may use of the property. Please notify us in advance for visitors. Charges may apply. 2. Bookings can only be made by those 18 years of age or older. 3. No children please. 4. No pets please. 5. If we discover that there are unregistered guests, a child or pet staying with you that you have not told us about, at that moment you forfeit your reservation. You will be asked to leave immediately. Your money will not be refunded. 6. Please use an email that you check. Confirmation by email. If you do not get an email confirming your stay in 24 hours, call the inn. 7. Check-in is between 4-7 PM. If you intend to arrive outside of these hours, prior notice must be given and subsequently acknowledged and agreed to by the innkeepers. 8. Early check-in, between 2-4 PM, is an additional $25/hour. 9. Check-out by 11 AM (Later, if available, is $25/hour).
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Duke & Mary Jane Mihajlovic

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About the innkeepers

The Oscar H. Hanson House Bed and Breakfast is owned jointly by Dusan (Duke) and Mary Jane (MJ) Mihajlovic. Duke boasts a natural ability to create sumptuous breakfasts while Mary Jane enjoys making baked goods. Duke is an especially good storyteller, while Mary Jane is fond of botanicals and nature. The Mihajlovics enjoy tandeming.

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  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Dining room, local Diner, courtyard, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian low carb, gluten free

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