Monthly archive for ‘ April, 2010 ’

Bronze winner 2010 “Best of Madison”!

27th April 2010 | Closed

Last week we got the letter from the fine people at the Madison Magazine that for the second year in a row- the Oscar H. Hanson House B&B won the Bronze award in the reader’s poll in “Best of”  in the category of Bed and Breakfast. To be frank, MJ and I are very honored [...]


Hanson House Trivia #3 – Who is that masked lady anyway?

23rd April 2010 | Closed

The woman behind the mask is me, your innkeeper, Mary Jane! About 2 and half years ago, I realized I had problems digesting gluten, the protein chains found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. When I accidentally eat gluten, my body attacks itself. Needless to say, it takes its toll so abstinence is a must. [...]


1920 Solarium Make-over

14th April 2010 | Closed

Once all the decorating in and out of the inn was complete, we knew we’d have to go back from time to time and freshen the look in various spaces. This spring we tackled the solarium with help from designer, Brent Zubeck. When we moved in 6 years ago, we first set up the solarium [...]


She Finally Got the “I Love You Heart”

6th April 2010 | Closed

Three years ago when the Hanson House held house concerts, we met a singer-song-writer duo, Gregg Winkler and Dale Kidd. Gregg and Dale wrote many of their own songs. All were especially good, but there is always a favorite. That was how we felt the first time we heard Dale sing the “I Love You [...]


Nat in the Eye

5th April 2010 | Closed

We had great weather this past week. One could feel Easter in the air. With temperatures in the high 60’s and low 70’s, the shorts came out. It always feels good to put the shorts on after winter and find that they still fit. After Duke came home from work, we went for a walk. [...]