Built in 1854, The Livingston Inn is an important landmark in the history of Madison. On the National Register of Historic Places as the William T. Leitch House, the home is constructed of local buff-colored sandstone which was quarried in nearby Westport, barged across Lake Mendota, and cut on the building site. In addition to being a prominent landmark in the City of Madison, The Livingston Inn is an important piece of local history. Two of Madison’s first mayors (William T. Leitch, 1862-65 and Moses R. Doyon, 1888-90) lived in the house between the years 1857-1881 and 1881-1902, respectively. In addition, a prominent member of the Progressive movement and a close friend of “Fighting Bob” LaFollette lived in the home in the early twentieth century.
Owners Peggy and Dave Furlan will warmly welcome you to their family and home. Peggy and Dave have extensive experience in professional hospitality, having worked in the hotel and travel industries in the upscale tourist town of Breckenridge, Colorado, where they met, married, and opened a restaurant which was awarded Best of Summit County. Peggy has extensive knowledge of wine and food, including locally produced organics, and Dave began working in his family’s restaurants in Denver at the age of eleven. Residents of Madison for over a decade, Peggy and Dave are familiar with the people and places of this wonderful, accessible city and will happily offer suggestions for dining, entertainment, or leisure activities.