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Iron Gate Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Madison, Indiana

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In the heart of Downtown Madison

This circa 1840 Federal Mansion is now a bed and breakfast. Located in Madison, Indiana, the Iron Gate Inn is just a few blocks away from the Ohio River, wineries, a great brewery, restaurants, shops and many public historic homes. The city of Madison has a unique blend of historic homes and the ambience of a small town that make for a relaxing trip. Additionally, the picturesque Ohio River lazily flows past the city and was once the lifeblood of the area. Learn more about what Madison has to offer in the boxes below.


Beautiful bed and breakfast! Setting is wonderful and the owner is a true charm! It is in downtown historic Madison In and the home is just beautiful with all the beauty of old history and the convenience of modern day. Take time to check in I promise you will love it!
Debbie H.
The room was nice and clean. Breakfast both mornings was great. The table was set up really nice. I would definitely stay there again!
David C.
Beautiful home! Beautiful hostess! We loved our stay and hope to be back again soon!
Sarah H.
My wife won an overnight stay from the Visit Indiana web site. The Inn had 3 rooms; each with its own bathroom. One room even had a claw-foot tub. The Inn was old, yet modern. It had furniture and papered walls that gave it its appeal. Breakfast was a candlelight meal with fresh fruit, homemade macadamia nut French toast, bacon, freshly made pastry, juice, and coffee. The host was very pleasant and accommodating. We will go back again. Madison is full of quaint antique/collectable shops; and the river walk is beautifully landscaped. A jet boat ride is available for those a bit daring. The area has several festivals and is visited a few times a year by an old -fashioned riverboat
William K
This vintage B & B is located in the charming town of Madison, Indiana. Our breaths were taking away as we drove down the Main Street. It was like a step back in time. A warm greeting from the host awaited us as we entered the beautiful Inn. We chose Glenn Ellyn room. It had a cute little balcony with soft cushioned patio furniture. The balcony was a little noisy due to road construction and some road sounds but the room was quiet. The room was nicely furnished with a small, well thought out bath. Loved the fabulous breakfast we lucked out and peaches were in season. They were mixed with several other fruit and served in a compote along with fresh homemade blueberry muffins. Main course was fancy pancakes with bacon. We enjoyed the location for exploring the historic streets.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Madison and the Iron Gate Inn was a great place to stay. The host greeted us in the morning with her featured macadamia nut French toast, preceded by a large serving of fresh fruit. The location is on Main Street, close to the main town, but not too congested. A great place to overnight in Madison!
Ben B
My husband and I made our first visit to the quaint town of Madison for an overnight getaway. We stayed at the Iron Gate and were thrilled with the choice. We have stayed in 2 other B & B's in other areas, and this one tops our list. The decor was wonderful without being overwhelming and the owner made us feel completely at home. Every need was taken care of and the breakfast was beautiful and tasty. This home has beautiful architecture (Federalist style built in 1840) and everything was expertly redone--elegant with all the modern conveniences. We stayed in the St. Charles room with a very comfortable king size 4 poster bed.
Hooiser 5599
This was a great experience staying in Madison. The owner was an awesome hostess and helped us find some local treasures in this river town. The decor was tasteful and the breakfast both days was excellent. There was a small area area upstairs outside the 3 rooms where you could grab a water from a small fridge or use the Kuerig -setup with coffee or tea.
Jason T.
What a delightful and much needed getaway. We deeply enjoyed our stay, especially in the beautifully decorated Secret Garden room. Your hospitality was amazing, especially noting your growing ties to the community. We love what you've done and where you are taking the place. We will be back!!! This was truly charming. Thanks XOXO.
Gina H.
What a lovely few days here in Madison hiking and exploring. This beautiful home was such a perfect refuge at the end of the day. We so appreciated your warmth and kind service, wonderful breakfasts, and great conversation. Enjoy your stay here as well! We hope to see you again.
Susan K.
Thank you so much for the wonderful stay in Madison! We can't wait for our next visit!
Mariah D.
Your lovely Inn was the perfect place for a relaxing and quiet stay. This home is beautiful and our room was cozy and quaint. We absolutely loved our stay here. We hope to make Madison Indiana a permanent stop for years to come. Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Patrick O.
We had a great weekend at your Inn. The hiking at Clifty was wonderful. Enjoyed food and entertainment at Red & Madpaddle. We will be back! Thanks for the hospitality. So convenient for a short getaway from Cincinnati.
Laura R.
We had a really nice visit to Madison and even though we had no reservations(and only stayed one night) Maria and Gordy went out of their way to make us welcome at the Iron Gate.
Maria C.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Iron Gate. What a lovely home. We were so comfortable here. We really enjoyed visiting with the both of you! What a joy to fellowship with other Christians. May God Bless you in this new adventure of hosting this B&B.
Josolyn & Tom C.
Wonderful place and stay! We loved the warm welcome, all the dining and activity suggestions, and the small touches in the room. The towels are also amazingly soft. Perfect place for a little weekend get way. We hope to be back soon!
Valerie and Michael B.
What a lovely few days here in Madison hiking and exploring. This beautiful home was such a perfect refuge at the end of the day. We so appreciated your warmth, kind service, wonderful breakfasts, and great conversation. Enjoy your stay her as well. We hope to see you again.
Susan & Allen K.
Thank you for making our first stay in a Bed & Breakfast an amazing experience. We loved our mini getaway! We will definitely be coming back again sometime!
Allynson & Jordan
Thank you Maria and Gordie for making our first stay such an amazing stay. We will be back to see you!
Mark & Debbie
We had a wonderful stay here. Gordie and Maria are lovely people and were very hospitable. She made a delicious breakfast - we enjoyed it very much. We also had the pleasure of meeting Amy and Chad - the new owners. Had a nice chat with Amy who seems very nice. The room was very clean and comfortable. Gordie and Maria went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Thank you so much for everything. It was a lovely experience. I would definitely recommend!!
Karen G.
Thanks for sharing your delightful Inn with us.
Mike & Bonnie.
Oh such a town to preserve and honor the architecture and history - thank you Madison, Indiana! This house is a beautiful example of that. Heartfelt thank you for the hospitality.
Jim & Janie.
Toni and I love Madison and enjoyed our stay here. We love old homes and this is a jewel. We will see you folks again!
Dave & Toni.
Lovely room. A welcome respite from the usual hotel. The gardens are beautiful! The breakfast was wonderful and we enjoyed visiting with Maria and Gordie. We hope to return.
Jan & Roger
Wonderful B&B. Great historic home and fabulous service and accommodations. Madison has a tremendous sense of its past & great civic pride. So glad we happened upon your little gem of a community. Hope to see you again. Thank you! Blessings and hugs.
Steve & Ann W.
Thank you Maria and Gordie for a wonderful stay. Love the history. See you for homecoming!
Nancy & Wade C.
Can't wait to come back! What a lovely inn and wonderful breakfasts. Thank you Gordie and Maria for your generous hospitality.
Sally & Steve S.
Thank you. The Inn is beautiful. We loved our private porch. Perfect for a mother/daughter get away.
Sherri M.

Madison, Indiana

Madison, Indiana is located along the Ohio River Scenic Byway between Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH, a short driving distance from each. Many nights of the week you will find some kind of live entertainment in Madison. Events such as Fourth Friday Downtown, and the Free Summer Concert Series happen often in addition to larger festivals and events throughout the year.

History is also abundant in the area, especially as the Madison Historic district is listed as a National Historic Landmark. In addition to the many blocks of historic buildings you will find several house museums open to the public as well as the crown jewel of our history, the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site.

Outdoors adventures range from a downtown river walk, golf cart rentals to get around town, hiking in Clifty Falls State Park or biking/hiking in nearby Versailles State Park.

For a more relaxed visit, browse the many specialty retail shops and antique stores in downtown. There are many restaurants in the downtown area as well as nearby on the hilltop. You will be able to find places that have served sliders since 1933, a restaurant in Indiana's oldest continuously operating tavern, as well as a new America fare music themed restaurant.  Along with restaurants, cafe's and bars, there is a brewery, wineries and plenty of pizza and ice cream. You won't run out of options while you are in Madison!

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