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Featuring city views, HA Whitney Inn has accommodations with a patio and a coffee machine, around 27 miles from Madison Area Technical College. The air-conditioned property is 28 miles from University of Wisconsin - Madison, and guests benefit from complimentary Wifi and private parking available on site. Offering a balcony with garden views, this bed and breakfast also includes a cable flat-screen TV, a well-equipped kitchen with an oven, a microwave and a toaster, as well as a bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hair dryer. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental breakfast. HA Whitney Inn has a barbecue. Guests at the accommodation are welcome to enjoy fishing and canoeing nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace. Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is 27 miles from HA Whitney Inn, while Wisconsin State Capitol Building is 27 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Dane County Regional Airport, 22 miles from the bed and breakfast.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

HA Whitney Inn has been welcoming guests since Sep 15, 2018

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Columbus
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  • Zahn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Absolutely beautiful historic home. Easy access to our private area. Clean and modern. They added lots of little touches that just went above and beyond. Highly recommend staying here!
  • Gregory
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very quaint little town we also enjoyed the Brewery!
  • G
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    well stocked on food supplies, not much to do nearby
  • Denise
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very quiet, very clean, modern and well decorated.
  • Swallow
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It was perfect! Hosts were very accommodating and studio apt was well stocked with everything needed for a comfortable stay. I rebooked a second trip there after staying 1 night... I'll be returning for sure!
  • Kelley
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Clean and comfortable with all the comforts of home. Loved having breakfast items stocked and the option to cook meals in the kitchen if needed
  • Jeffrey
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    A perfect quiet hideaway in a quaint town. A nice alternative to a hotel.
  • Robert
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Best experience I've ever had in Columbus Wisconsin
  • K
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I especially loved the shower! The list of restaurants nearby was very helpful.
  • Deborah
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great host communication. Easy check in. The room was spacious, comfortable, and full of amenities. Good parking. Well lit.

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  • hi, my name is Renee. i'm a traveling nurse going to start a 13 wk assignment in Randolph on June 14. looking for a private room with a kitchenette.

    Renee, thank you for your inquiry at the AHA Whitney Inn, Columbus Wisconsin. We are booked until early September. Both executive apartments and our bed & breakfast. Please keep us in mind for the future.
    Answered on 6 June 2021
  • Hi John this is Carolyn Ostrowski. My son Anthony stayed with you in Nov of last year was looking to see if you had availability week of March 7th.

    Good morning Carolyn. It's good to hear from you. We hope you and your family are doing well. March 7-10th is available. It's been quiet, since Dec 21st, but in the last 10 days people are making reservations for the next 6 months.
    Answered on 22 February 2021
  • Is there a pool and hot tub

    Neither, there is a walk-in shower.
    Answered on 11 June 2023

Hosted by John & Suzanne Walcott, Innkeepers

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John & Suzanne Walcott, Innkeepers
The HA Whitney Home was built in 1868, by the founder of the Columbus Canning Company. John's parents purchased it in the mid-1950s from the Albrecht family who were using it as a funeral home. After Mert & Frances Walcott purchased the home, Mert designed a pro photo studio to wrap around the northeastern sides of the house. John & Suzanne purchased it from them in 1976. The studio closed on 12/31/2023. In 2018 John, Suzanne, and family added the HA Whitney Inn, a Licensed "Tourist Rooming House". Included are: Self Check-In, Free Parking with motion lighting, Wi-Fi, 90 HD Cable Channels, Washer/Dryer, Continental Breakfast, Radiant Heat, a Comfy Cozy Queen Bed, Smart-TV, Large Walk-In Shower, Full New Kitchen, Garden View, All New Construction. and The Property is Non-Smoking.
The innkeepers are Suzanne Walcott who was born in Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Greeley with a BS in nursing. She also holds a Master of Electronic Imaging and Photographic Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America. She is a past president of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Suzanne and John have 4 children, 3 living and 7 grandchildren. John Walcott grew up in Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Photography School and Layton School of Art (MIAD). He holds the degrees of Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman. Suzanne loves working outdoors. John enjoys playing music, hiking, and fishing. He is the chairman of the Columbus Tourism Commission.
The HA Whitney Inn is a new lodging facility Conveniently located 1.5 blocks (2-minute walk) from the Amtrak station, restaurants, Wisconsin’s largest Antiques Mall, and historic downtown Columbus, Wisconsin. It is just 20 minutes from I 90/94, 35 min. from Dane County International Airport, less than 2 hours from the Milwaukee International Airport, less than 3 hours from O’hare International Airport, 2 hours southwest of Green Bay, and approximately 1 1/4 hours south of Wisconsin Dells and Devil's Lake state park and about 15 minutes from Dodge County Park at Astico. The HA Whitney House is located on the July 4th parade route. The parade is one of the longest in Wisconsin. There is a new EV charging station 2 blocks away behind city hall. @ Ease Massage has an office at the front of our building. Call for an appointment.
Language spoken: English

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Amenities of HA Whitney Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 10

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • City view
  • Landmark view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Full-body massage
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

HA Whitney Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

No cribs or extra beds are available.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this reservation. During your stay, you can pay for any extras using Mastercard, ​Visa, ​Discover and American Express .


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform HA Whitney Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about HA Whitney Inn

  • Room options at HA Whitney Inn include:

    • Studio

  • Guests staying at HA Whitney Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • HA Whitney Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Water park
    • Full-body massage

  • HA Whitney Inn is 800 feet from the center of Columbus. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at HA Whitney Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at HA Whitney Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.