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. We have free onsite parking.

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The Floridians :  (Get Tickets)
Little old ladies turned spies and an intrepid FBI agent tangle with Russian money-launderers whod rather be doing musical theater in this zany new comedy. A send-up of cloak-and-dagger exploits, retirement living, and trying to keep it together during a pandemic, this show celebrates the quirky and good-hearted, even in difficult times. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, 7:30 pm, April 21 23 and April 28 30, with matinees at 2:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday, April 23 24 and April 30 May 1.

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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.  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