Lake Ripley Lodge

Historic waterfront Inn near a charming village.

N4376 Friedel Avenue
Cambridge, Wisconsin 53523
Local: 608-217-5075
Toll Free: 1-877-210-6195
Innkeeper(s): Janice and Jim
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About Lake Ripley Lodge

Lake Ripley Lodge: You will enjoy your 'On the Lake Getaway' at Madison WI Lake Ripley Lodge adjacent to Cambridge, the only area lakefront 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 coffee on the lakefront 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 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 and Dancing Goat Distillery. This Cambridge WI lodging is about 1 mile from historic CAMBRIDGE, with unique shops, pottery, hometown winery, distillery, 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, Scrapbooking, 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 inn, 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, lakefront 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. Comfortable King, Queen, Twin beds, CD players, FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, central air conditioning, TV/DVD on request, microwave and refrig in Grand Room and on the second floor, some fireplaces, In Room massage, and of course pampering.

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 and view our EXTENSIVE PHOTO GALLERY and check rates.

AREA ATTRACTIONS AND DISTANCE: 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 Rowe Factory Store, Glacial Drumlin bike/ hike trail with rentals, unique shops, Cambridge Winery. Historic Museum,

FORT ATKINSON 8 minutes: Fireside Dinner Theater, Cafe Carpe Jazz, Hoard Dairy Museum

JEFFERSON/JOHNSON CREEK: Outlet MALL and Cinema, Outdoor theatre, 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.

Property Type & Geographic Setting:

  • Waterfront
  • Small Town / Village

Room Amenities:

  • Air Conditioning in Room
  • Television in Room
  • Rooms with Fireplaces
  • Rooms with Whirlpools
  • Rooms with King Beds
  • Rooms with Multiple Beds

Inn Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Travel Green Certified
  • Caters To Business Travelers
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Central Air

Food Service:

  • Refrigerator Access
  • Microwave Access

Inn Policies:

  • Self Check-In Available
  • Allows Children Under 10
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