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-19):  At the Governor’s Mansion Inn our check-in process is express (contactless).  We are doubling down on our cleaning practices and taking extra time in wiping all surfaces in our establishment with a restaurant grade disinfectant approved by the CDC.  All staff have been vaccinated.   Due to the resurgent Delta variant, our county has issued a mask mandate for all indoor spaces.  Masks must be worn in all common areas.   

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 Inns:
Mendota Lake House at 704 E. Gorham (5 rooms)
Canterbury Inn at 311 w. Gorham (corner of State and Gorham) (6 rooms)

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