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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Innkeepers: Mary-Jo and Scott Johnson



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


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.

Beautiful B&B with View of Green Lake

4.6 on September 04, 2016

We felt at home. Beautiful woodwork throughout the house. Walking distance to everything.

Innkeeper Response
We are glad you felt at home, that is one of our main goals. "Leave your car and your cares at the curb" - everything is within walking distance.

Nice Stay

4.8 on August 22, 2016

Wonderful room and amenities. The stay was spectacular. We stayed in the third floor suite and it was tremendous.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in The Suite. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Great weekend in Green Lake

5 on August 14, 2016

We had a great weekend in Green Lake. Mary John and Scott were top notch hosts providing us a relaxing weekend away. Great food, excellent rooms, and welcoming atmosphere throughout the home!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you had a great weekend in Green Lake. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your stay at McConnell Inn, we continue to enjoy welcoming guests after 30 years.

Great Long Weekend

5 on August 10, 2016

Great B&B. Mary Jo is outstanding. Green Lake is beautiful.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. Green Lake IS beautiful and there are so many options for activities or just a relaxing day by the lake.

Highly recommend!

5 on August 09, 2016

Very clean and the best breakfast!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for submitting a review. I am so glad you enjoyed our breakfasts, one of my favorite things is to try new recipes and keep breakfast interesting and tasty.

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Rooms & Rates

Master Suite

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Turret Room

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Dartford Room

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Bayside Room

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $119

Lac Verde Room

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $119

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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

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  • 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

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About the innkeepers

Hosting guests at the McConnell Inn for 29 years.

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  • 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.