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Grand porch


  • Rates include freshly brewed coffee/tea only. 

  • Free High-Speed Wireless internet 

  • Free Parking 

  • 1200 sq. foot Screened-in wrap-around lakefront porch 

  • Lakefront Patio with fire pit 

  • Grand Room with fireplace and most rooms with electric fireplaces

  • Spacious maple and pine tree-laden grounds with beautiful gardens 

  • 80 Feet of Lake Frontage, with a private pier 

  • Private Swim pier 

  • Boating, Fishing 

  • On-site 5 Kayaks, Canoe, and paddleboard-stand up board rentals available 

  • Board games, DVDs, yard games 

  • Guest Refrigerators & Microwave 

  • Gas grill upon request

  • Eco-friendly Environment

  • Pet free and Smoke-Free 

Blueberry muffins


  • Lake Front Rooms 

  • Private Baths 

  • Two person whirlpool tub in Lake Ripley Room 

  • Comfortable King, Queen or Twin beds 

  • Two Room suite 

  • Down free Bedding, towels, Bath amenities, hair dryer 

  • TV/DVD in most rooms

  • Non-Wood burning Fireplaces in most rooms 

  • French doors and hardwood floors 

  • Central Air Conditioning, Heating 

 Additional Extra Fee Options 


The Lodge, with spacious maple and pine tree-laden grounds and expansive grand porch, is also available for business meetings, workshops, retreats, family gatherings, or showers. 


  • In Room Massage, available in select rooms 

  • Early arrival and extended departures 

  • Kayaks and canoe 

  • Special occasion wine, flowers, candy on request to complete your romantic or special occasion 

Lake ripley room


Rental Agreement


A 7-day advance payment of your reservation is required.  Bookings of 2 or more rooms require a 50% non-refundable deposit. The remaining amount is due 7 days in advance. Your credit card will be charged.  No shows and early departures will be charged the entire amount of your reservation.


We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or check


Lakefront and pier are for registered guests of Lake Ripley Lodge. Notify us in advance for visitors.


Check-in between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  Later arrival ok but please arrange with Innkeepers.

Early arrival to the grounds is available at $25/hr. If your check-in time changes, please notify innkeepers of new arrival time.  Please call about an hour before arrival.

Please contact innkeeper in advance for Self-check in.


Check out by 11:00 am. Late checkout is available at $25/hr. Please notify the innkeeper in advance for late checkout.


No smoking in the Lodge or Porch.

No pets of any kind are allowed.

Please, no candles or open flames allowed in the lodge.


Your booking request will not be accepted until you receive an email confirmation.  If you do not receive an email confirming your stay, please call us at 608-217-5075.


* Rates are subject to change at any time and vary during high-impact periods and special events.


Cancellation Policy


Because we are a small inn, cancellations affect us significantly. Changes or cancellations of 1 room reservation requires a 7-day advanced notice. A $25 cancellation fee per room will be charged to your card.


Changes or cancellations of 2 or more room reservations require a 30-day advanced notice. Any deposits are non-refundable.  


No-shows and early departures will be charged the total amount of your reservation.


If you are concerned about the possibility of late cancellation or circumstances occurring beyond your control, we suggest you purchase inexpensive travel insurance. We recommend


Please contact the innkeepers for any concerns.

Meet the Innkeepers

Janice and Jim:  "We do our best to make your stay private, comfortable and memorable at our unique, historic lakefront Inn.  Let us know if there is something you may need to make your stay more comfortable."


The Hoiby's offer couple or romantic getaways, girls or guys get together, corporate meetings, family gatherings, or special occasions. 


Janice and Jim opened the Lake Ripley Lodge in the summer of 2004 after finding "the prettiest spot on Lake Ripley".  Janice, who spent her life in Cambridge, was excited to be back at Lake Ripley again after living and raising their family in Arizona.   


As Cambridge natives and former teachers, Janice and Jim are happy to share historical information of the previous resort as Maple Villa, and the Cambridge area including Lake Ripley natives Ole Evinrude and Harley Davidson.  


They enjoy fishing, kayaking, golf, innkeeping, local history, and travel.

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