Iron Gate Inn

The Iron Gate Inn in Indiana is a beautifully preserved 1840 Federal home that has been turned into a comfortable and inviting bed and breakfast. Located in the heart of downtown Madison close to the Ohio River, the Inn offers three cozy guestrooms with private bathrooms and a sumptuous country-style breakfast each morning.

The Iron Gate Inn is ideally situated for exploring the town of Madison and is within walking distance of many of the town's attractions and activities. The Ohio River is just a few blocks away, as well as an array of museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Photo: Iron Gate Inn

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Guest Accommodations

The Iron Gate Inn features three beautifully appointed guestrooms with private bathrooms, charming Victorian decor and furnishings and lovely views over the garden. The St Charles Room features a king-size four-poster bed with plush linens, a private bathroom with claw foot tub and shower-over-bath, and a fireplace.

The Western Springs Room offers a queen-size bed with gorgeous linens and down pillows, a fireplace and a private bathroom with a shower, and the Glen Ellyn Room has a lovely queen-size bed with comforting linens and pillows, a private bathroom with a shower and a spaciousgallery overlooking the gardens. All three guest rooms have access to wireless Internet, which is available throughout the Inn. Photo:

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A delicious candlelit breakfast is served in the Inn's dining room every morning and features an array of homemade delights such as eggs, bacon, and breakfast meats, freshly baked bread, pastries and rolls, fresh fruit and squeezed juices, yogurt, and freshly brewed coffee and teas.

Madison is a lovely town nestled between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. This charming southern Indiana town is surrounded by rolling hills and limestone bluffs and offers a wealth of things to see, do and enjoy from architectural walking tours around the town to paddling on the Ohio River. Photo:

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Things to Do Nearby

Madison is home to over 130 blocks of outstanding architecture, with the downtown business district being one of the country's richest National Historic Landmark Districts. Hailed as an "outdoor museum of architecture" Madison boasts eight museums, ranging from grand homes and a 19th-centurysaddletree factory to the office of a horse and buggy doctor, the crown jewel of which is the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site and its magnificent formal gardens. Hanover College, which was founded in 1827 and is the oldest private college in Indiana. The inspiring 630-acre campus boasts beautiful architecture and gardens with views over the Ohio River Valley and is also well worth a visit.

Winelovers will delight in the selection of excellent wineries to explore in the area. Madison is home to three distinct wineries, each of which has their own character and style and offers visitors a unique insight into the history of winemaking in the area. The Indiana Wine Trail is a beautiful, scenic trail of rolling hills and patchwork vineyards that featuresix artisan wineries, where visitors can tour, taste and treat themselves to unique Madison wine country experiences. Photo:

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Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers can find a wealth of activities to enjoy in the area from hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding to golfing, boating and bird-watching. More than 10 hiking trails of all levels wind their way around the town, including the famous Heritage Trail which boasts breathtaking views. Clifty Falls State Park is home to an array of magnificent gorges and waterfalls, swimming pools, picnic areas and a nature center, while the Ohio River provides its own wealth of fun from fishing, kayaking, boating and swimming. Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge is home to a variety of migratory birds and offers excellent bird-watching, wildlife observation, photography, and environmental education programs, while Shilo Farms is the place to go for horseback riding adventures.

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708 East Main Street, Madison, Indiana 47250, website, Phone: 812-273-8959 Photo:

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