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A Wisconsin treasure for over 34 years

The McConnell Inn is the perfect place to unwind in a superbly restored Victorian Inn with modern touches. Jacuzzis and fireplaces provide a romantic ambiance for our guests. Enjoy warm hospitality and delicious, homemade breakfasts prepared by Mary-Jo, a pastry chef. The rockers and swing on our large front porch invite you to relax and "watch the world go by." Inside, guests enjoy reading, playing games or watching movies in our two first floor parlors.
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the sun shining on the mcconell inn and beautiful green around it
We maintain a high-quality Inn, and are proud to be celebrating our 34th anniversary. We look forward to welcoming you to a delightful respite at the McConnell Inn.

Our guests enjoy the unique Victorian architecture complete with parquet floors, leather wainscoting, and leaded glass windows. The Inn is within walking distance to Green Lake restaurants, shops, marina, beach, parks and boat landings.


McConnell Inn today – beautifully restored to its original grandeur.

The McConnell Inn is named for its original owner, John McConnell, who built the home for his family residence. It was completed, after two years of construction, in 1900. When the tradesmen who crafted the woodwork and leaded glass passed away, per the rules of their trade guilds, the plans and tools that they used were destroyed. The original painters signed their work on a beam in the third floor, which guests can view today.

Over the years, the house was bought and sold several times. At one point it was used as a rooming house. Then, in the 1970's, several Ripon College students bought the home and it became known locally as the "Men's Club"

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We bought the McConnell Inn in 1985 and opened it as a Bed and Breakfast in June, 1986. We knew from the very start that this home would make an ideal and very cozy B & B. Within our first six months, we renovated the interior, from new plumbing to refinishing woodwork to hanging wall paper. We have lovingly refurbished this Green Lake landmark to its Victorian grandeur – including preserving the leather wainscoting in the dining room, the hand-tooled parquet floors in the foyer and formal parlor and all of the original leaded windows.

The Inn's exterior has been rejuvenated by stripping-off over a dozen layers of old paint and repainting in historical colors. The Inn is one of the very few of its kind remaining in Green Lake. Throughout the renovations, we have taken great care to ensure that the original design was not altered, but stands as a reminder of a very affluent past. Of course, we are always making minor improvements to meet the changing needs of our guests, including the addition of Jacuzzis and fireplaces.


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The State of Wisconsin Certificate of Commendation
June 29th, 2016
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a certificate of excellence for something Best of State Inn Award for Best Hospitality
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The State Of Wisconsin Office of the Governor Certificate of Commendation
June 1, 2006
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Guest Comments

"We absolutely loved this place! The warm hospitality and delicious breakfast made this place a 'must stay' for our next trip to Green Lake."

-Pat and Sherry