Made to feel welcome as we were greeted at the door, the experience at this beautifully restored mansion was the making of a weekend to remember. Rooms tastefully decorated and the warmth of the common spaces made us feel at home as did the gracious hosts throughout the weekend. To be sure, the breakfast experience was amazing! Well crafted recipes presented and introduced with knowledge and grace made for a dining experience that one typically would find at only a five star restaurant. The pride in which our hosts shared the history of the mansion was beaming through with their every word and the lessons learned enhanced our experience. It was difficult to say goodbye to the experience and I am certain we will return!
The mansion is very beautiful and the decorations were well done. Most of the rooms were really wonderful. We stayed over Valentines weekend, so there was a full house. This meant unfortunately, that we could not get the room we wanted. We ended up staying in the Louisa May Alcott Suite, which compared to the other rooms, was very bland and small. There was no whirlpool and the room was consistently about 10 degrees too hot. The bed was also pretty hard and uncomfortable, which for a B&B is really a disappointment. The TVs in all of the rooms were very small and hard to see from the beds, they could be updated to a bigger size for a small price in this day and age. The innkeepers were talkative and welcoming. The breakfast was absolutely amazing! So delicious and very filling! My favorite was the lavender scone with lemon curd custard! Yum. The wine and cheese at 4pm was a really nice touch as well. We highly recommend this B&B and will be going back!
Celebrated our Christmas Anniversary and this was the perfect place to chose for ambiance! Every detail has been thought about in restoring this most magnificent mansion to it's former beauty! I believe Pam and Garret even went beyond its former beauty to make each room so exquisite. We stayed in the Margaret Mitchell room and what a treat, the bed is spectacular and we just loved the french doors leading into our bathroom! Thank you Pam and Garret for a beautiful breakfast and all of the hospitality! You made your home so lovely for the Christmas holiday!
My girlfriend and I were looking to get away for the weekend and I found this little gem while surfing the web. Pam and Garret were great hosts with a knack for the kitchen. THe rooms were immaculate and quiet. Very cozy, warm, and inviting. We will definitely be back. Thanks for everything!
We chose Hartford Wisconsin on a whim and selected the Westphal Mansion B and B to stay. It was delightful! We sat on the patio and enjoyed the stars. The food was delicious and the company was great. A definite plus in our book!
I reunited with my best friend from college after 17 years and the Westphal provided an amazing backdrop. It was the perfect place to stay, cosy and home-like, but with the essence of grandure and luxuriace one would expect from a manison. The Terptras are lovely hosts, gracious and accomodating. The breakfast was outstanding with just the right amount of chocolate! ;) A completely unforgettable trip.
The mansion brings one back in time with all the antique-theme decoration from the lobby to all the rooms. Each room is tastefully furnished, with a lot of attention to detail (just a little too many knick knacks if you ask me) and very clean. There is a different feel to each room; some let in a lot of light, some have the bed area partitioned away from the sofa, some may make you slightly claustrophobic because of the slanted roof and small window, some have a couch in the bathroom, while others have a whirlpool. The unoccupied rooms have their door left open so you can check them out, so you may be inclined to return to try out other rooms. Cookies were left out for guests to enjoy as a late night snack and the breakfast was pretty good and definitely very filling. There were some books, a small DVD collection, board games and toys to keep everybody entertained. There was no cable TV though, but the wireless internet worked well. The inn keepers were very friendly and helpful with suggesting things to do, see and eat. A memorable and very pleasant experience and i would definitely recommend this gem of a B&B tucked in the small town of Hartford. Shirleen, Madison,WI
The rooms were gorgeous and included all of the amenities you would expect in a modern hotel. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! The location in town is ideal for those wishing to stroll through antique stores and local eateries. We absolutely hope to stay there again soon!
This being our first visit to a bed & breakfast we really didn't know what to expect. All I can say is why stay in a hotel when you can have all this?. Beautiful rooms and so much detail and thought put into this inn. A nice wine and cheese reception and the four course breakfast was absolutely delicious! The owners Pam and Garrett were very gracious and friendly hosts and made you feel very comfortable. We really hope to come back here soon!
We enjoyed our stay at The Westphal Manson very much. Pam and Garret are wonderful hosts. We found the stories of the original family, the home itself and the Terpstra's journey to becoming innkeepers all very enjoyable. Our room, the F. Scott Fitzgerald, was lovely. The gas fireplace was perfect on what was a chilly April evening.Pam's attention to detail with all the decorating made it perfect. Breakfast on Sunday morning was delicious and filling. No need for lunch. We hope to be back soon for another great stay. Thanks Pam and Garret, you are doing a great job
I just needed some time away from the daily stresses of life and work, and our time at the Westphal Mansion was perfect. It was my husband's first time at a b&b, and I was a bit anxious as to what he would think; but he loved it, too. Everything was absolutely lovely. The hosts pay unusual attention to the details in all they do, whether it's restoration of the building or decorating the rooms or presenting the breakfast. The guests truly feel like royalty. I hope to be back...soon!
Hubby and I are dairy farmers and don't have the luxury of overnight getaways very often. We had help lined up for a 24 hour vacation. So when I found the Westphal Mansion Inn only 20 minutes from home I hoped it was all the reviews said it would be. It was all that - and more. Pam and Garret are more than gracious hosts. It is like stepping back into 1920. The guest suites are beautiful - comfy, romantic and relaxing. The parlor and dining room spectacular. Modern touches throughout the mansion don't spoil the Old World ambiance. The end of your stay will be topped off with a spectacular breakfast. Loved the stories of the original owners and the loving restoration. We will be back - thank you!
Had a wonderful time with my wife and friends while we stayed at the Westphal. They service is very gracious and thoughtful. They offer the type of service I wish more lodging and restaurants offered... where they anticipate what you want and insure you have it without you even being aware that they did it for you. Too many times I go out to eat and the waitress is in our face.. interrupting our conversation. Staying at the Westphal is the exact opposite. Its Perfect! thanks jeff
Beautiful restoration of a gem. Warm, cozy and comfortable. The icing on the cake: the host and hostess. They love what they are doing. Knowledgeable of the home's and town's history. This can all be taken in at the afternoon wine and cheese gathering and the morning's excellent breakfast fare. Located in a beautiful part of the state with something to do for everyone. Will go back often......to stay in each of the unique bedrooms,
We received a gift certificate from our wedding, and we very much enjoyed the stay. The hot tub in the room was wonderful, and the breakfast was simply amazing. I would certainly recommend this B&B to anyone looking for one in the area.
Pam and Garret are a couple of the nicest people I have ever met. They are so gracious and the home is beautiful! It is obvious that they care a great deal about the history of this home and make every attempt at making their customers feel welcomed and at home. Best B&B I've ever been to!!
Garret and Pam were great hosts in this beautiful B&B. The decor and ambience were stunning in this restored mansion. Our room, (F. Scott Fritgerald) had all the amenities and charm that made for a great getaway weekend. The Sunday breakfast was scrumptious, lots of variety and beautifully presented. It truly was a wonderful stay!
Stayed on our wedding night. Inn keeper stayed up to show us to our room. Excellent bed with gorgeous well appointed bathroom. Mansion has been perfectly restored and the inn keepers are happy to share the experience with you. Breakfast is sublime. 4 course breakfast with each course more delicious than the one before it. I'd stay again just to get the breakfast. Excellent stay. Will be the only place I stay when in Hartford.
My wife and I wanted to do something special for our 39th wedding anniversity so we deceided to spend a night in the Holy Hill area, a place we discovered the first year of our marraige. Looking at the B&B's in that area, the Westphal Mansion stood out amongst the others. We stay at B&B's whenever we can and this zoomed to the top of our list after our too short of stay. Pam and Garret are so gracious and the Mansion itself is truly a work of art - such fine attention to detail. Garret does a great job discussing the Westphal family history and what it took to get this place back to where it is today. The grounds are impeccable and the breakfast was divine. The perfect getaway. We will be back! Rich and Jean, Wis Rapids.
We stayed two nights at the lovely Westphal Mansion. We were in town for a wedding, and while many in our group, who stayed at one of the areas "nicer" hotels, were kept up all night by people partying and smoking outside their windows, we had a fabulous and quiet stay. Breakfast was fantastic and plentiful. Could not have been happier.
Westphal Mansion Inn B&B was by far one of the best Inns we have ever stayed in. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted - byu the Innkeepers as well as Duke the Inns resident K-9 mascot - and given a tour of the home-and it does feel like a home! From there, Pam brought us to our room - and we were do amazed - it looked even nicer than the photos - love, love LOVE the bathroom in the Margaret Mitchel room! Breakfast in the morning was unbelievably yummy - who has ice cream at breakfast?!?! Garret and Pam are hospitable without being intrusive - friendly but not overly pushy. It is clear that they love this old house and have taken great pride to bring it back to life after years of neglect. We left 2 days ago, and are already planning a return trip!