Welcome to the Governor’s Mansion Inn.  Our historic boutique hotel is located in beautiful downtown Madison, Wis. on the shore of Lake Mendota.   We are in the Mansion Hill district  just a short walk to the State Capitol, to the State Street shopping district and the UW Madison campus.  We have a range of guest rooms to suit a variety of lodging needs and price points along with complimentary coffee and scones each morning.

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Note on coronavirus (COVID):    All staff have been vaccinated and boosted.    For your safety and ours we require all guests to be fully vaccinated and with booster. Proof of such may be required at check in. Unvaccinated guests over 12 years old with a valid medical restriction will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before check in and will provide printed proof of negative result at check in.  Due to the resurgent  variant, our county has issued a mask mandate for all indoor spaces.  Masks must be worn in all common areas.    Also for your safety we offer express contactless check in.

Media Articles:
History preserved, along with Walter Kohler’s bathtubs, in Madison’s Mansion Hill District
Downtown Madison’s Knapp House receives zoning approvals to become hotel”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article


Knapp House era: article
Executive Residence History
Ole Bull lived here, 1921 article from the Wisconsin State Journal

Our other downtown lakefront inn:
Mendota Lake House at 704 E. Gorham (6 rooms)

Governor’s Mansion Inn
130 E. Gilman St.
Madison, WI  53703
608-571-2866 , info@governorsmansioninn.com