Meet your captain...

Hello, I'm your host Kathie Petkovic. Several years ago, while in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I discovered the Delta Queen riverboat and fell in love. I ended up taking several cruises on the boat (40+) and visited many river towns along the way. Although many were charming, the historic town of Madison, Indiana won my heart. For two years, I visited Madison on and off for looking for a house with a river view. Then, I found the Inn and bought it in 2007.
Kathie Petkovic
The Inn had fallen on hard times, so immediately upon taking possession I began the tremendous task of cleaning it up.First we tossed out all of the beds and furnishings and replaced them with new. We then added refrigerators, microwaves and fireplaces. The addition of decorator touches included designer towels to fit every room's unique décor, along with quaint waterfalls to add charm to the rooms as well. Since the entire hotel is no smoking, we have designated areas outside on the veranda. To make this more comfortable, we furnished the veranda with conversational areas, heated tables and rocking chairs in front of a really big fire pit. 

From the famous Delta Queen we have an original life ring, an original bucket board (paddle wheel board), bell, and some deck rope to help give that authentic feel to our riverboat theme.  The riverfront decks area is pure joy, where you can relax 365 days a year. It has clear curtain walls you can pull down in winter, and heated tables you can use when it's cold. 

Our lobby operates just like a real riverboat. In the morning, breakfast is served from 7:30 - 9:00. In the afternoon, puzzles, games, cards or reading takes place. In the evening you can enjoy your favorite beverage in our lounge.  And of course we provide free WiFi throughout the grounds. 

What we really want you to know is we strive to make your stay the most pleasurable experience possible. We are a family here and we treat our guests as family. Our slogan is ... "Enter as guests, leave as family."


Kathie Petkovic
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