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  • Lake Ripley Lodge with canoes and kayaks
  • lake front rooms
  • Lake Ripley flickering fire at lake front sunset
  • Lake Ripley Lodge Grand Porch
  • Lake Ripley Lodge lakefront
  • Heritage Room-Luxury King bed and private sitting area
  • Grand Room Lounge at Lake Ripley Lodge
  • Lake Ripley Lodge Sunset Approaches Native WI flowers
  • Lake Ripley Lodge
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Lake Ripley Lodge Bed and Breakfast

Your host(s):
Janice and Jim Hoiby
Web Site:
N4376 Friedel Avenue
Cambridge, Wisconsin 53523
Guest Rooms:
6Bathrooms: 6
$119 - $184
Check In/Out:
4pm to 7 pm,-after 7 by appointment - Check out by 11 am
Extra Person Fee:

Lake Ripley Lodge Bed and Breakfast

Lake Ripley Lodge Bed and Breakfast
You will enjoy your 'On the Lake Getaway' at Madison WI Lake Ripley Lodge adjacent to Cambridge, the only area lake front lodging.  This southern Wisconsin waterfront Historic Inn is on the lake of former local residents Ole Evinrude and Harley Davidson. It is located a mile from Cambridge and just 20 minutes east of Madison WI, 50 minutes from Milwaukee, and 2 hours from Chicago. Experience a serene retreat on beautiful Lake Ripley with breakfast on the lake front wrap around screened porch, in your room or by the flickering fire. Escape to the old-fashioned porch swing and enjoy our lakefront luxury feel. Relax and Rejuvenate with whirlpools, A.C., privacy, fireplaces, lawn glider, fire pit, swimming, pier, fishing kayaks and boats. Bike rentals available.

We are an all season getaway located on a Wisconsin swim, fish, ski boat lake near the CamRock and Glacial Drumlin bike trail, golf, hike/ski park, Fireside Dinner Theater, and microbrewery and Cambridge winery. This Cambridge WI lodging is about 1 mile from  historic CAMBRIDGE, awarded "Best Small Town for Shopping" by Midwest Magazine.  Enjoy unique shops,hometown bakery,pottery, and eateries.

Our TRAVEL GREEN CERTIFIED lodge has new rain gardens boasting Native Wisconsin wildflowers. Specially recognized in 2013 by the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Assoc. and the 'Lakes Edition' of the Reporter.

WHOLE LODGE SPECIAL RATES- Call the lodge for rates for Private Parties, Showers, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Family/Friends Reunions, or Girl's or Guy's Getaways, Scrap booking, Quilters, Weddings, Workshops and Retreats.

THE SETTING: Experience the tranquility of a glistening lake, towering pine trees, golden maples and romantic sunsets as you drift into a 'By Gone Era'. Spend the day boating, fishing, skiing, and swimming on our lakefront private pier with boats on a 450-acre spring fed lake.
A Cambridge Bed and Breakfast, Lake Ripley Lodge is the last of the Grand Resorts on Lake Ripley as highlighted in the Wisconsin State Journal, Treasures of Wisconsin Book, and "Discover Magazine".

AMENITIES: Grand Porch swing, lake front lawn glider with fire pit, Lake Front rooms with private baths and hardwood floors, first floor rooms, Whirlpool Suite, Two Room suite for up to 6. Luxury King, Queen, Twin beds, CD players, FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, central air conditioning, TV/DVD on request, microwave and refrig in Grand Room, some fireplaces, In Room massage, and of course pampering.

BREAKFASTS: Casual Breakfasts served on the lakeside Grand Porch or fireside in the Grand Room. You may choose to join other guests for breakfast or enjoy just the "two of you" at your table or in your room.

GUESTROOMS: INDULGE in all the modern luxuries of today at Lake Ripley Lodge with tasteful decor. Enjoy commanding views of the lake from all rooms: Lakeside Garden 2 Room Suite with microwave and refrig for 2 to 5 guests for a girlfriends getaway, family travel; Lakeside Lake Ripley Room with whirlpool and nautical decor; Lakeside Lodge, Lakeside Evinrude or the Lakeside Vice Presidential Heritage Room Suite- all with French doors to the porch. We can't leave out our Lakeside Martha Vineyard Cottage Room.

INNKEEPERS: Jim and Janice Hoiby are natives of Cambridge and the area and will be happy to share information on historic Lake Ripley and the Cambridge area. "We will do our best to make your stay private, comfortable and a memorable one at this unique historical lakefront Inn." They will even trade coffee for fish stories!

ESCAPE to the tranquility of the Lake Ripley Lodge and hear the ripple of the waves, see lake reflections dancing on the wall, stargaze from the pier, drift by boat on the lake and linger by the fire. It's all here at Lake Ripley Lodge.
We invite you to visit our website www.lakeripley.com and view our EXTENSIVE PHOTO GALLERY and check rates.
Lake Ripley Country Club 6 blocks
Ripley Community Park/Beach, tennis, basketball-baths, 4 blocks
Cam-Rock County Park Hiking, Biking, Skiing 3 minutes,
Glacial Drumlin State Bike/Hike/Ski Trail 4 min,  
CAMBRIDGE Stoneware Factory Store, Bike/Kayak rentals,unique shops. Historic Museum,
Matt Kenseth NASCAR Museum
FORT ATKINSON 8 minutes: Fireside Dinner Theater, Cafe Carpe Jazz,  Hoard Dairy Museum
JEFFERSON/JOHNSON CREEK: Outlet MALL and Cinema, Outdoor thature, Jefferson Speedway
MADISON: 10 to 20 minutes: University of Wisconsin-Madison UW Campus and Badger Football Stadium, Kohls Center, Madison Farmers Market, State Capital, Alliant Energy Center Events, Dane County, Memorial Coliseum, Exhibition Hall, Madison Overture Center for the Performing Arts Frank Lloyd Wright Monona Terrace Convention Center, Arboretum, Dane County Airport, WI Public Radio featuring Michael Feldman
Alliant Energy Center Events, Olbrich Gardens.

Packages & Specials Lake Front Last Minute Getaway - 10% off
Booking last minute? Reserve a room 1 day ahead or less and receive a 10% discount! Spring or Summer getaway at beautiful Lake Ripley in Cambridge just 20 minutes southeast of Madison. Escape to a "Relax, Rejuvenate and Return Special" and enjoy the sights and sounds of a lovely spring or summer day on the lake. Linger in a lakeside room with fire place and enjoy spectacular sunsets from the lawn glider with smores by the flickering fire pit. Unique shops and pottery in Cambridge. Bikes,kayaks and canoes for rent. Must mention this special at time of reservation. Holiday weekends and Special events excluded.

Lake Front Reunion - Entire Lodge
A Lake Front Gathering at an Inn with a 1200 foot Grand Porch,porch swing,rockers.Enjoy the lawn at sunsets over the flickering fire pit. Private pier, boats. Bike/Hike. Unique shop in quaint Cambridge. Entire lodge (public areas) discounts for a 5 or more day stay. Call1-877-210-6195. Ideal for family, friends, showers,workshops.

Cancellation Policy

We are a small business and cancellations affect us greatly. Cancellation with an advance notice of 14 days or more is required to receive full refund; with less than a 14 day notice, you are responsible for the entire stay if the room cannot be re-rented for your dates. There is a $25 fee on all cancellations. Rental of 4 or more rooms requires a separate cancellation policy. Inquire

Area Activities

  • Cultural: Breweries
  • Cultural: Galleries
  • Cultural: Historic Sites
  • Cultural: Museums
  • Cultural: Wineries
  • Cultural:Theater
  • Hunting
  • Shopping: Antiquing
  • Shopping: Outlet Malls
  • Shopping: Unique Shops
  • Silent Sports: Biking
  • Silent Sports: Birding
  • Silent Sports: Canoeing
  • Silent Sports: Fishing
  • Silent Sports: Golf
  • Silent Sports: Hiking
  • Silent Sports: Horseback Riding
  • Silent Sports: Kayaking
  • Silent Sports: National/State Parks
  • Silent Sports: Swimming
  • Silent Sports: Tennis
  • Winter: Cross Country Skiing
  • Winter: Ice Skating
  • Winter: Snow Tubing
  • Winter: Snowmobiling
  • Winter: Snowshoeing

Food Service

  • Breakfast: Continental
  • Breakfast: Continental Plus
  • Breakfast: Full
  • Complimentary: Early Morning Coffee / Tea
  • Special Diets Accommodated

Inn Amenities

  • Accessibility: First Floor Rooms
  • Accessibility: Limited Handicap
  • Air: Central
  • Business: Copy Service
  • Business: Corporate Rates
  • Business: Fax Service
  • Business: Government Rate
  • Business: Internet Access
  • Business: Meeting Rooms
  • Common Area: Fireplace
  • Common Area: Piano
  • Common Area: TV
  • Complimentary: Beverages
  • Complimentary: Light Refreshments
  • Entertainment: Movie Library
  • Outdoor: Gardens
  • Outdoor: Guest Areas
  • Outdoor: Off Street Parking
  • Parking: off street for cars
  • Parking: off street for motorcycles
  • Spa: Massages on Site
  • Travel Green Certified

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • Children Inquire
  • Children: 12+ Permitted
  • Children: 16+ Permitted
  • Children: 8+ Permitted
  • Payment: Cash Accepted
  • Payment: Checks Accepted
  • Payment: Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pets: Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only

Minimum Stay Required

  • Special Events

Property Type / Geographic Setting

  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Small Town / Village
  • Waterfront

Room Amenities

  • Air: Air Conditioned Room
  • Air: Ceiling Fan
  • Appliance: Iron/Ironing Board Available
  • Appliance: Microwave
  • Appliance: Refrigerator
  • Bath: Air Jet Tub
  • Bath: Hair Dryer
  • Bath: Private
  • Bath: Robes
  • Bath: Shower
  • Bath: Whirlpool Tub
  • Bed: Extra Bed Available
  • Bed: King Bed
  • Bed: Luxury Linens
  • Bed: Queen
  • Bed: Twins
  • Bed:Two Beds in Room
  • Entertainment: CD Player
  • Entertainment: DVD or VCR
  • Entertainment: Television
  • Entertainment: Wi-Fi Access
  • Fireplace: Electric
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance

Well Suited For

  • Group Events
  • Group Meetings
  • Retreats: Quilters
  • Retreats: Scrapbooking
  • Romance: Elopement
  • Romance: Escape
  • Romance: Honeymoons
  • Romance: Weddings
  • Travel: Business
  • Travel: Family
  • Travel: Gay Friendly
  • Travel: Single
  • Travel: Vacation Getaway

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