Midwest Living Review
Albany House offers a homey escape in a 1908 country home on the Sugar River, less than an hour from Madison. Though chockablock with antiques and pottery (the owners are collectors and dealers), Albany House doesn't feel overdone. Instead, it's a colorful, classy place conducive to relaxation and conversation. Books, fireplaces and comfy couches make it easy to mingle with other guests or curl up for an afternoon read.Six distinctive guest rooms ($109-$249) include the Joshua Wood master bedroom, named after the builder and original owner, and the Rose and Birdseye rooms. The two-bedroom Eagle's Nest attic suite is perfect for a family or group of friends. The River Cottage, from $199, with two bedrooms and baths and kitchen, is across the street on the banks of the Sugar River. Breakfast, served in the dining room, is homemade and delicious. (We could make a meal of the chocolate bumble muffins alone.) Located near the recreational Badger State and Sugar River State Trails in Albany, Wisconsin, the B&B is south of Madison in scenic Green County. Whether you bike the trails, canoe or kayak on the river, participate in crafting and quilting retreats, attend summer artist workshops in the barn, or just hang out by the fireplace and read, you'll relish the peace and quiet of this beautiful, secluded place. There are many excellent restaurants to choose from in the area, making it perfect for weekend getaways.