Midwest Living Review
A crushed-limestone gravel road leads visitors back from E County 400 outside of Madison to the inn, which stands like a beacon amid acres of grapevines. To be honest, we weren't too sure what to think of the inn from the pictures online. It was built in July 2005, and we worried that it would feel more like a sterile McMansion than a comfortable getaway spot for travelers. But this B&B offers a modern take on the B&B concept, providing chatty conversations with the owners, huge guest rooms that protect privacy and superior breakfasts at the home's kitchen table.Our room, the Bordeaux room, is the biggest ($150/night). The walls are wine red, and the white baseboards are at least 3 inches tall. The desk, TV wardrobe and end tables are painted black. Houseplants and fresh flowers (including some fresh lavender) rest on top of tables and the desk. A sitting area with a love seat gave us plenty of space to relax. The room also has a closet and a full-length mirror, and the bathroom has ceramic tile floors. Cellular shades hang on the windows, but we didn't need them -- the view is vineyards and farmland as far as you can see. Our room has six windows, plus another in the bath, and we left the windows open to soak in the cool spring air.Travelers who prefer Victorian-style B&Bs will probably not warm to this simple, sparsely decorated B&B, but it suit us just fine. And we loved the carefully carved fruit basket served with a yogurt-cream cheese dip before a hearty breakfast of an egg/asparagus dish and thick-sliced bacon. From $120.