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The best Airbnbs in Madison

If you’re booking a weekend getaway to Wisconsin’s capitol, consider one of these top Madison Airbnbs

Alex Floyd-Douglass
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Stephanie Bernstein
Alex Floyd-Douglass

Located just three hours north of Chicago by car, Madison, Wisconsin, offers football, food tours and music festivals year-round. There’s biking and hiking, award-winning restaurants and plenty of beer brewed in town, making Madison a delightful destination. Whether you’re visiting for a Badgers game or looking for an escape from Chicago, pass on pricey hotels and see what these Madison Airbnbs have in store.

Best Madison Airbnbs

The eco hideaway on Willy Street
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1. The eco hideaway on Willy Street

This gorgeous one-bedroom eco retreat in Madison is the perfect weekend getaway for a couple of lovebirds – or besties, take your pick. Nestled behind a historic property near Lake Monona, this lovely Airbnb is the thing of wholesome dreams. Designed with eco-chic in mind, the interiors are inviting, cozy, and super well-equipped. There is underfloor heating, air-conditioning, and a galley kitchen for all your cooking delights. What's more, this little hideaway also offers a semi-private outdoor seating area in the forest – complete with a little fireplace for a snug evening around the fire. 

The lakefront home just off Williamson Street
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2. The lakefront home just off Williamson Street

Looking for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom space in Madison that's on the lake? Look no further. This awesome Airbnb gives you the best of both worlds – a private section just for you, with your hosts on-site in another part of the house, in case you need anything. But don't let that deter you – this place feels totally private, and with a walkway leading straight to the lake in a matter of seconds, it's a dream. Have meals on the balcony overlooking the lake, enjoy a cozy drink by the indoor fireplace, and if you're really up to it, spend time in the barrel sauna – it's truly magical. 

The luxury lodge near Old Market Place
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3. The luxury lodge near Old Market Place

For an upscale stay, check out this newly-renovated one-bedroom property near Willy Street. The cosy 500-square-foot guesthouse is equipped with parking, Wi-Fi, heated floors, a smart TV and a welcome basket filled with local goodies from the host. With bakehouses and breweries within walking distance, this is a suite selection for a quick weekend trip.

The scenic countryside studio in Mount Horeb
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4. The scenic countryside studio in Mount Horeb

Craving a countryside escape? This eclectic art studio is perfect for a creative hiatus from the daily grind. Located just 30 minutes west of Madison, this rental boasts an intimate deck overlooking a horse pasture, a picturesque barn and plenty of fresh air. The only catch: The guesthouse has no running water, so you’ll have to head to the main property to shower and use the kitchen (oh, and access Wi-Fi). Perfect for an unplugged retreat. 

The artist's loft in Emerson East
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5. The artist's loft in Emerson East

This rustic, rooftop-equipped space sleeps up to seven guests and offers wondrous views, comfort, and amenities between Madison’s two large lakes. The owners have accounted for every detail including stunning hardwood floors, a slate-tiled shower, and central heating. There’s even a personal workspace, in case you have emails to answer during your time away.

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