Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away, and if you are looking for a romantic getaway in a historic setting, Mansion Hill Inn could be your answer. Built in 1857 by Alexander McDonnell in the German Baroque Revival style, this mansion has it all. The exterior was finished with Prairie du Chien sandstone, and has many ornate details in the parapets on the roof line. The south side of the mansion has a two story wrought iron porch that is reminiscent of the mansions found in Charleston, South Carolina. The architectural style of the mansion is very distinctive, and one of the finest remaining examples in the country.
Upon entering the mansion, the foyer is finished in marble, and straight ahead of it is a magnificent spiral staircase that ascends four stories to a belvidere on the roof. The views of Madison's skyline are quite impressive from this height. On the main floor is a parlor with large, comfortable furniture for you to relax in, and a bar so you can socialize with the other guests, if you choose to do so.
Each of the ten guest suites features a private bath and the comforts of home. Some of the rooms feature whirlpool baths and gas fireplaces, which are perfect for a Valentine's Day weekend getaway. The beds have fine linens for a comfortable night's sleep. So make it a Valentine's Day to remember in this beautiful historic mansion.