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The Edgewater, voted Madison’s best hotel, is a bustling center of activity that plays host to events throughout the year–most of which are free and open to the public. Take a look at what we’ve been up to and what’s up next.

The Edgewater Featured in Forbes’s 10 Great U.S. Ice Skating Rinks The Edgewater Ice Rink has been named one of Forbes 10 Great U.S. Ice Skating Rinks ! Skate on…

Experience an evening of private dining with two iconic Madison brands: The Edgewater and J. Henry & Sons. Together, these institutions have created a unique culinary experience pairing bourbon, whisky and rye with savory, seasonal flavors from Statehouse Executive Chef Pedro Caldera.

Saturday, February 3rd All Day Events: (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Free hot chocolate, Grand Plaza Free Ice Skating and skate rental, The Edgewater Ice Rink and Skate Shop Slapshot inflatable…

Lights on The Lake Begins November 24 Our Holiday Popup Bar Returns for the Winter The Edgewater Elves go all out during Lights on the Lake , decking out our…

Christmas Magic Begins Friday, November 24  Our Annual Tree Lighting Celebration is a beloved Madison tradition! Join us at The Edgewater for free, family fun for everyone. Meet Santa, Mrs. Clause,…

The Edgewater in Madison, Wisconsin, is pleased to announce it is the winner of the Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms) award, an honor that was announced at the 2023 Historic Hotels Worldwide Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala Dinner at The Wigwam, a historic resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona, USA. Awards were presented to recipients before an audience of owners, senior management, industry leaders, and representatives from the finest historic hotels around the world.  

Mark your calendars! The Edgewater is celebrating the fall season with a very special Bourbon + Bones culinary event. Join us for a strolling reception with five stations featuring delectable food and bourbon pairings, including The Edgewater 1948 Bourbon.

The Statehouse’s new executive chef, Pedro Caldera Herrera has been with The Statehouse for over 5 years. Starting as a sous chef and working his way through the ranks, Pedro considers himself self-taught, and finds creativity and inspiration from the constant energy of restaurant kitchens, guests, and other talented culinary professionals around him.   

Things are about to get saucy! Grab your wingman and join us from 4-10pm on Wednesday nights at The Boathouse, where we’ll wow you with new flavors each week. Half dozen for $6. Mango Habanero? Chipotle Lime? Garlic Parmesan? What’s stopping you from winging it? We’ll see you there.

New Fall Hours start September 5, 2023. Monday – Thursday 4-10pm, Friday – Sunday 11am-10pm

Condé Nast Traveler ranked the best college towns in the Midwest, and to no one’s surprise, Madison makes the grade 💯. Their pick for a place to stay? The Edgewater of course – we’re Madison’s Place for Game Day! Check out the article and then schedule a time to check-in.

Don’t miss an epic night of brain-busting trivia at The Boathouse! With four main rounds, a couple of halftime teasers, and a fast-paced lightning round, it’s a battle of wits you won’t want to miss.

Matt Chingo discovered his love for cooking when he was just five years old while helping his grandmother prepare meals for their family. He turned this love into a passion…

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news! The Edgewater Hotel has been named the Best Hotel Venue and a Finalist for Best Spa and Skincare Services in the Wisconsin Bride…

It’s time for some pillow talk. Simply dial ‘0’ to have sweet dreams delivered to your room, with our compliments.

Special Skate Dates

Jan 06 2023

Time for an ICE DAY! We can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend than  ice skating at the best spot in Madison.  Check out our special skate…

Travel Website Only In Your State Calls The Edgewater’s Ice Rink “Simply Magical” Visit our Winter Wonderland in Madison, Wisconsin The Edgewater Hotel in Madison has a rink that looks…

The Ice Rink is Open

Dec 07 2022

No matter if you’re an enthusiast or a first-timer, there’s no better place to skate than the our Grand Plaza ice rink. We’re celebrating our 75th anniversary and the ice rink has become one of our most memorable traditions. Lace up those skates and celebrate with us.

The Edgewater Highlighted in AFAR Magazine Check out the article and then plan your next adventure to Madison! Read the Article Stay & Play

No matter the season, there seems to always be an endless supply of breweries to check out in Madison. But don’t worry, we’ve curated a list of some of our favorites for you to check out. Ranging from Madison classics to newfound loves, we’ve got a little bit of everything below.