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Bronze winner 2010 “Best of Madison”!

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 […]

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

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. […]

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1920 Solarium Make-over

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 […]

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She Finally Got the “I Love You Heart”

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 […]

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Nat in the Eye

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. […]

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Great DJ in Madison Area

At the Hanson House we’re committed to providing the very best experience for couples looking for a small wedding in the Madison area. That being said, sometimes we get calls from couples that we can’t host, but can still offer suggestions.  One of which is if we know of a great DJ in the Madison […]

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Cambridge Historical School Museum

We’ve been hearing about all the good things going on at the Cambridge Historical School Museum and took an opportunity on Saturday to take a look. It was as if we were seeing the museum for the first time.  Everything sparkles. For those that haven’t been there in the last few months, this is a […]

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Hanson House B&B Wedding Chapel in Cambridge

The Inn’s new stained glass windows were installed on Jan 6, 2010 and they are breath-taking. We ordered the windows back in October from Stain Glass Overlay in Madison and they were definitely worth the wait. The windows are now part of the parlor where guests get their first impressions of the interior décor. The […]

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Small Weddings in the Madison Area

Slowly we’re getting discovered as one of the unique small wedding locations in the Madison area. Booked a wedding recently and they choose us over Vegas!