The Ludlow Mansion

1421 Mansion Dr , Monroe, WI 53566 USA (Show map)


An Historic Monroe bed and breakfast experience awaits you at The Ludlow Mansion. Are you tired of the same old motel? Are you looking for something different, unique, and distinctive? Then The Ludlow Mansion is what you are looking for. This 17 room, historic pre-Civil War Era mansion provides the charm, warmth, and unmatched service that will make your stay one of the most memorable yet. With 6 Guest Suites all with private baths giving you choices from a 3/4 bath with a shower, to over sized Jacuzzi tubs, and double whirlpool with stand alone shower, there is a room to fit your needs and desires.



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

Enjoyable weekend

5 on January 06, 2016

This is a wonderful B&B. The room was comfy, breakfast filling, and innkeepers enjoyable. The mansion is beautifully decorated. I would rate this B&B high for its cleanliness, service, and value (Not to mention the exceptional coffee!). A must stay again!!!

All-round perfect stay

5 on June 01, 2015

We were visiting the area to visit New Glarus Brewery and decided to stay overnight. The Ludlow Mansion caught my eye because of its beauty and history, and also because it's just a short drive from New Glaurs. The area is peaceful, the mansion is truly lovely, breakfast was perfect, and the staff was wonderful and genuinely made us feel at home. We will absolutely be back!

Stayed here on my wedding night

5 on November 27, 2013

We stayed here on our wedding night. The hosts were great. We consulted with them about the type of champagne we wanted to toast with friends before heading to dinner and they made a special purchase to accommodate our taste. Best yet, the owner drove us and our witnesses to a restaurant 11 miles from the bed and breakfast for a very reasonable cost. Breakfast was great, lots of healthy and delicious choices. An elegant and well appointed establishment that we felt very fortunate to have located!

One Fantastic B&B!

5 on July 18, 2013

We were fortunate enough to have found this last minute on a business trip to Monroe. Having stayed at several B&B's and, having either a terrible or good experience, this really surprised me. From the staff to the property and breakfast - everything was superb! All the rooms we saw were nicely appointed, all the bathrooms were updated and clean and coffee out on the patio is not to be missed. Did I mention the excellent coffee?

Outstanding B&B

4.8 on April 23, 2013

A warm welcome and attention to detail makes this B&B a real pleasurable stay.The decor is exceptional and very clean. Great quiet retreat to recharge your life.

An Absolute Gem!

4.6 on February 11, 2013

We spent our wedding evening at the Ludlow Mansion and couldn't have been more pleased. The Mansion is exactly that, an enormous mid-nineteenth mansion, all rooms and public dining spaces are beautifully furnished with period appropriate furnishings. Its like staying at your own private estate in the southern Wisconsin countryside. Randy and Shirley are fantastic hosts, total attention to all details of a luxury bed & breakfast stay without the luxury price tag. Breakfast in the Sun Room was excellent, we could have sipped, nibbled and chatted for hours. If you're looking for a southern Wisconsin bed and breakfast destination, the Ludlow Mansion should be at the top of your list!

This is one very special B&B

5 on December 12, 2012

The rooms are fabulous with some very interesting choices depending on what type of room you want. Our daughter felt like she was a queen in a room with 12 foot ceilings and a chandelier. We loved the room we are in with windows all around the room with a beautiful country view. The breakfasts were great with wonderful fresh backed goods and fresh fruit. We will never forget our time there.

More than "A place to stay"

5 on October 31, 2012

We spent 4 nights at the Ludlow Mansion. Our room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. There were snacks, water, and soda in the hall kitchenette. It was hard to leave the cheery sunroom after a breakfast that was beautifully presented and had a fine variety of food. Our hosts cheerfully accommodated my husband's special diet. We walked in the lovely neighborhood, enjoying the fall colors. Our host family was friendly and gracious - eager to make their home our home for a few nights. Peaceful and relaxing accommodations.

Ludlow Mansion

5 on August 26, 2012

Perfect quiet place to relax/rest/read. Twining Park nearby has great running areas as well as first class outdoor tennis. Wouldn't stay anwywhere else.


5 on August 24, 2012

We just returned from our motorcycle trip to southerm WI and we were fortunate enough to spend our last evening at the beautiful Ludlow Mansion. This B&B was absolutely exquisite! Shirley worked with us to satisfy our needs even though our decision was a last minute. The entire mansion is beautifuly decorated. Comfy beds and a delicious breakfast with the utmost hospitality was beyond what one would expect. If we are ever back in the area we will, without a doubt, be staying at the Ludlow Mansion again. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Ludlow Suite

The Ludlow Suite is named after Arabut & Caroline Ludlow who built the Mansion shortly after their marriage in 1857. This main-level suite is richly decorated in greens and maroon, providing unparalleled comfort, privacy, and elegance. The suite features an elevated queen size four-poster bed, wing back sitting area and luxurious large whirlpool, as well as separate shower. The room is also appointed with rich cherry woods under the 12 foot chandelier ceiling.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $190

Caroline's Suite

Caroline’s Suite is named after Caroline Chenoweth-Ludlow, the wife of the Mansion’s original owner. The room features a stone-washed solid pine king-size bed with matching dresser, mirror, and bed-side table. This suite, decorated in muted pinks and greens with its 14 foot ceiling, is highlighted with an antique crystal chandelier. A sitting area with matching hand-carved chairs and marble top side table as well as a whirlpool tub/shower combination complete this large suite.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

May's Suite

May’s Suite is named for May Ludlow-Luchsinger, the granddaughter of Arabut & Caroline Ludlow, who bought the Mansion from the Ludlow estate and completed extensive renovations to the home, including the front porch columns and the sun porch. This 2nd story corner suite features a queen-size four-poster bed with massive capitals and wrought iron crossing canopy with matching dresser and marble top side table. The room also features 14 foot ceiling in creamy beige décor with an updated 3/4 bath with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Belle's Suite

Belle’s Suite is named for Belle Elliot who along with her family purchased the Mansion from the May Ludlow-Luchsinger estate. Ms. Luchsinger originally left the property to a local historical group which found the property to be too expensive for its purposes. Belle’s room offers a queen four-poster bed with antique cherry dresser and writing desk. The bathroom retains period with nickel plated fixtures and glass tiles on the walls along with a large tub/shower combination. This suite is relaxing and airy with blue and yellow color scheme under a 14 foot ceiling with its northern exposure.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Letta's Suite

Letta’s Suite is named for Letta Moon and her husband Bill who purchased the Mansion from Belle Elliot.
Letta’s Suite has a queen size sleigh bed with side tables and antique glider rocker and wingback sitting chair, along with 3/4 bathroom with elements from 1937 restoration, including steel shower, glass tiles, and nickel plated fixtures, as well as a closet for the traveler seeking a longer stay.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

Shirley's Suite

Shirley’s Suite is named for the current matriarch of the property operations manager at PepperCorn Banquets & Catering, which is located behind the Mansion. This bright & serene suite is located above the sun porch and offers and abundance of natural light, a king size bed, sitting area with loveseat and arm chair, desk, and is completed by a double Jacuzzi tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $190

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Location Type

Artesian Cheese Country, Small town


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional)

Directions to property:

State Highway 11/81 to Monroe, 18th Ave South/SR69 North Exit. Go south past Ford Dealership to 1st right, Mansion Drive. The Ludlow Mansion is on the right hand side at end of block. Turn in driveway by mailboxes or go to stop sign and make sharp right-hand u-turn into angled driveway up to house. Enter from door on West side of home or come up to door on the porch and ring the doorbell.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cheesemakers Museum, World-Class Bike Shop in town. Stonehall Bicycles", YMCA across the street, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Fireplaces in some rooms , Banquet Facilities seating over 500

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum Stay required Only for Special Events and Some Holidays.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Non-refundable first nights room charge will be required for deposit on all rooms.
  • Cancellations: All Cancellations are subject to a minimum $50 cancellation fee.



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Cont+ during week

  • Time Served: Flexible
  • Serving Location: Front porch, Sun porch, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian