Built-in 1958, the Madonna Inn retains all of its extraordinary style of that bygone era. The complex exterior is a mashup of Swiss-Alps, western murals, stain-glass, and a lot of pink! The entire property, from the 101 uniquely designed rooms and suites, to the waterfall urinal in the men’s bathroom, has been creatively themed.
This historical resort is known for romance and honeymooners. However, it is also welcoming to families, other travelers, and locals too.
Activities at the Modonna Inn
There is so much to do at the Madonna Inn; dancing to a band with your sweetheart, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and more!
Madonna Inn Pool and Garden Walk
The swimming pool is heated and has a “beach entry”. The water laps above the pools edge, overflowing into grates, creating a flat dimension. A bar and fitness center is located within the pool area, as well as a gazebo and waterfall. Exit away from the main building to venture through their garden walk.
The Secret Garden at the Madonna Inn
Take a relaxing walk through the beautiful gardens or play a game of corn hole, bocce ball, or croquet.
Madonna Inn Tennis and Basketball Courts
If it isn’t too hot outside, the hot pink tennis and basketball courts are fully equipped and ready to be played on.
Lobby and Shops
Everywhere we walked, there was amazing detail in the design. It felt whimsically retro and was a delight to soak it all in.
There are several shops located within the Madonna Inn; clothing boutiques, jewelry, local art, souvenir shops, gourmet foods, and a wine cellar.
Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge
At the Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge, you will be surrounded with elegant stained glass windows, plush seating, and friendly bartenders. Despite not having a happy hour, we were very happy to relax in this inviting setting after checking in to the hotel.
The drinks were well crafted and not over priced.
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House
This famous Steak House is one-of-a-kind with the all-pink interior and flashy decor. There are plenty of options to choose from on their menu. We decided to have appetizers, drinks, and desserts for our late night dinner.
The Copper Cafe
Keeping theme with Madonna Inn’s Old World ambiance, the Copper Cafe is loaded with wood carvings, murals, and red leather seating. This cafe is open throughout the day and is a more casual setting. We chose to eat at the Steak house instead. But bought cakes from the bakery located inside this cafe.
Enjoy wine tasting, along with pairing of gourmet chocolates and cheeses down in the cellar.
Why in the heck am I writing about their public bathrooms? …Because they are so unique! It seems Mr. and Mrs. Madonna had a healthy competition over who could create the most “over the top” bathroom.
Pink marble tiles and counters, hanging chandeliers, padded luxurious doors are just a few of the details in the women’s public bathroom.
I’m not sure if they officially said who “won” the competition, but I’ve never seen a waterfall urinal before!
Themed Rooms and Suites
With 101 rooms, there is no way we could cover them all. Check out our video walk-through and review of Old World room #192.
Night Time at the Madonna Inn
While walking the grounds during the clear dark sky, the colors of the ornate construction and landscaping stand out with brilliant lighting. With sounds of the Big Band playing, crickets chirping, and stars twinkling, the atmosphere is nothing less than complete romance.
Staying at the historic Madonna Inn is a completely unique experience. We can’t wait to bring our whole family and check out other themed rooms and enjoy the property.
- Try to book during the weekdays for a discounted price.
- When you check out, don’t forget to grab a free postcard of your room.
- Make a reservation at their Steak House to secure a spot for dinner or dessert.
- Check The Madonna Inn calendar for local events during your stay.
- Bring comfortable shoes for hiking or long walks.