McConnell Inn

497 S Lawson Dr , Green Lake, WI 54941 USA (Show map)


Unwind in a superbly restored Victorian Inn with today's touches. Jacuzzis and fireplaces provide comfort for guests year-round. Enjoy warm hospitality and delicious, full breakfasts prepared by Mary-Jo, a pastry chef. DISCOVER WHY McCONNELL INN HAS BEEN A WISCONSIN FAVORITE FOR OVER 30 YEARS!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Green Lake B&B

4.6 on February 01, 2017

Comfortable and charming.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for sharing your experience, we are grateful.

Best Stay Ever!!

5 on January 31, 2017

The Johnsons made us fee at home, the rooms were spectacular. My wife and I would recommend to everyone.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you felt at home, and greatly appreciate your recommendation. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Lovely weekend getaway

5 on January 04, 2017

Stayed in the Master Suite. A magnificent room. Much bigger than the coop in Manhattan my son just bought for $800K. Breakfasts were hearty. Appreciated that they were served family style so I could decide for myself my portions. I was amazed at the way my room would get freshened up while we sat down to breakfast. The innkeepers are real experts at making the McConnell Inn a cozy and welcoming place for a winter weekend away.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review, we make every effort to make our guests feel welcome and pampered. We hope to see you again.


4.2 on December 27, 2016

Sorry we didn't get to meet you but your son was very helpful.. You can always trust him to do a great job.

Innkeeper Response
I am sorry we did not get to meet you, a family wedding has us traveling. Thank you for your review, I will let our son know that he was complimented.

Returned after 29 years ..

5 on November 20, 2016

For our 29th anniversary my wife Mary and I returned to the bed & breakfast we spent our wedding night in.The Inn was even more appealing than 29 years ago, with the same friendly owners. The breakfasts were excellent, and the Inn is quaint, spacious, clean, and located near many attractions including Green Lake (across the street), restaurants, and Amish Country. This bed & breakfast is as how a stay in a true bed & breakfast should be !

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for spending your special anniversary celebration at McConnell Inn. One of the many benefits of running our B&B for 30 years has been all of the wonderful people we have met and sharing the many treasures to be found in Green Lake.


5 on October 19, 2016

Very friendly and accommodating owners. Highly recommend booking the suite as it was beyond incredible and well worth the price. Instantly felt like we were in our own home. Great value, we will return! I would like to add the entire house was beyond clean inside and out not a spec of dust anywhere to be found. Thank you for a memorable visit.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your enthusiastic review and are so glad you felt at home and enjoyed the Suite. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Wonderful step back in time!

5 on September 24, 2016

Enchanting house with so much work & attention to detail evident.Quiet with all the modern elements you want. Exceptional breakfasts. Perfect for our anniversary getaway!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for spending your anniversary celebration weekend at McConnell Inn. We appreciate your comments about renovations and amenities, as well as breakfast, we feel lucky to have found this wonderful old home.

Great weekend getaway for a family wedding!

5 on September 18, 2016

I chose this B&B as it was in Green Lake and we attended a family wedding in Ripon. Although this was a family wedding weekend, we treated it more as a couples weekend getaway. The home was built in 1900 and is decorated with some wonderful antiques. There was a plate of cookies in the foyer to welcome us. We managed to miss the owner when checking in, but this is not an issue for me. (I have stayed at other B&Bs where this is also the case.) So, we grabbed the room keys and headed out for the night. We booked the Bayside room that is on the second floor. The room is spacious and has a private bath with a claw foot tub. The room looks much better in person than the pictures depict. The room has a partial view of the lake, but it's partly obscured by tree foliage (I knew this when booking). The view might improve in the winter months when the leaves are not on the trees. Although it is an old home, there is the modern convenience of a ceiling fan, which I greatly appreciated. A wonderfully quiet town for sleeping; the morning came and there was no shortage of hot water for showering. Breakfast was wonderful and presented on time. An egg based dish, fresh fruits, and a bread/coffee cake. Juice, water, and coffee options. We took a nap on a Saturday afternoon while piano music wafted up the staircase, wonderfully romantic.I would definitely recommend staying here.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your recommendation. I appreciate for your comments about photos, new photos will be on our web site by the end of this year, I would love your feedback. We hope you will return soon.

LSU 14 :( -- WI 16

4.8 on September 14, 2016

Fist time in Green Lake - Staying here made it a special trip -

Innkeeper Response
So glad you visited Green Lake and McConnell Inn. Sorry the outcome wasn't what you had hoped, but know you had a fun time at the game anyway. (Go Badgers)

A return visit after 12 years

4.0 on September 10, 2016

Just as cozy and comfortable as we remember...and the breakfast was even more memorable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us again, we truly appreciate all return guests.

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Rooms & Rates

Turret Room

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

Dartford Room

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

Lac Verde Room

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

Bayside Room

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

Master Suite

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Lakefront, Small town


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 70 miles

Directions to property:

From Chicago/Milwaukee Take I-94 North to Hwy 41 into Milwaukee. On the South side of Milwaukee, take the 894 by-pass around Milwaukee to Hwy 45 North, which will turn back into Hwy 41. Take the Johnson Street/Hwy 23 exit in Fond du Lac. Turn left and follow Hwy 23 West. Continue on Hwy 23 for 25 miles. At stop light turn left onto Cty Road A. Continue to 2nd right and turn onto South Street. Continue on South Street 1.5 miles. We are located on the corner of South Street and S. Lawson Drive. From Green Bay Take Hwy 41 South to Oshkosh, then take Hwy 44 West, then Hwy 91 West to Berlin. In Berlin, take a left on South Street/Hwy 49. Follow Hwy 49 South to Green Lake. Cross Hwy 23 and turn right onto South Street. Continue on South Street 1.5 miles. into Green Lake. We are located on the corner of South Street and S. Lawson Drive. From Madison Take 151 North to Highway 73 North, and then Hwy 23 East to Green Lake. Turn right onto Business 23, also known as South Lawson Drive, into Green Lake. We are located on the corner of South Street and S. Lawson Drive.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, golf courses, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Desk, Piano, Telephone

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Birding, Ice Fishing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking on front porch only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends, May - October
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 nights lodging
  • Cancellations: 14 days notice for full refund. Less than 14 days, we will refund deposit, minus a $20 service charge, only if we are able to re-rent the room.



Mary-Jo and Scott Johnson

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Hosting guests at the McConnell Inn for 29 years.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free

Signature Dish

Apple Cheese Pancakes
This is a unique recipe that uses cottage cheese in the batter. Most guests cannot discern the cheeese in the pancake, but with the fresh grated apples, it makes for a hearty breakfast.