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Oscar H. Hanson House Celebrates 1000th Customer

On September 4, 2010, the Oscar H. Hanson House Bed & Breakfast welcomed their 1000th guest. When Sara & Chris Ward checked in on Saturday, Duke & Mary Jane Mihajlovic greeted them with a sign, a balloon bouquet, wine and a Hanson House pottery wine cooler. “We had no idea. We’ve been coming here for […]

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Cambridge Umbrella Daze

Umbrella Daze are back. Following a 10 year hiatus, Cambridge once again celebrated Umbrella Daze. The local Girl Scout troop provided family entertainment in Westside Park from 12-4 with a bouncy castle, Kitchen Chemistry booth, Friends of the Library gift basket raffle, kites, Cambridge Historical Museum, games, 4-H petting zoo, Volleyball tournament, ice cream social, […]

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Hanson House Rolls Out Continental Plus Breakfast!

Continental Plus breakfast is back!  The Hanson House is offering weekday guests a continental breakfast buffet with scrumptious satisfying choices such as homemade granola, fresh baked bread, quiche, our Hanson House sweet treats, fresh fruit bowl, yogurt, coffee, milk and juice.  Cold items are kept cold in our circa early 1900’s ice box. The buffet […]

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Building a Better Breakfast

The darndest stuff pops into my head when I am making breakfast. Saturday, as we were setting up the trays, when it occurred to me that we had included five fruits and one vegetable on the tray: macerated strawberries for the waffles; fresh blueberries, peaches, and blackberries for our starter; kiwi as a garnish on […]

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Hey, mambo! Mambo italiano!

When you own a B&B, the world comes to you. This weekend the Oscar H. Hanson House B&B hosted two couples from Italy. Our guests were part of a group of about 20 family members who came to pick up their teenager after a year at Fort high school. We spoke as much Italian as […]

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Love Back-to-Back

This past week was a busy week for love. On Saturday, I performed a “short and sweet” wedding in Sun Prairie and the next day performed a vow renewal in Cambridge. Rewind one week to Friday, July 1. Traveling down the I-44 interstate thru Missouri, I returned a phone call from a coworker. We were […]

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High Fashion Comes to Cambridge

High Fashion Comes to Cambridge This year the garden and yard are the most beautiful we’ve seen it in 7 years. Image our surprise when the site director for Shopbop.com approached us about using the Oscar H. Hanson House B&B as the background for a summer fashion line. Shopbop.com heard about the Hanson House from […]

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What is “jumping the broom?”

A term used by parents for the creative ways teens get out of doing chores. A phrase used by novice high jumpers. Slang for the lowest level in Chinese Jump Rope. Symbolic ritual at the end of a wedding ceremony. The answer is D. Jumping the broom originated in Africa and continues in African-American families. […]

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Oscar H. Hanson House 2010 Best of Madison Award Winner

On Friday, June 18, 2010, Duke and Mary Jane Mihajlovic, Innkeepers of the Oscar H. Hanson House Bed &Breakfast received the bronze award in the 2010 Best of Madison Best Bed & Breakfast category. The awards event was held at the Madison Sheraton Hotel in recognition of all the winners in the Best of Madison […]

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46 + 5

One of our guests this weekend had never been to a B&B before. Their daughter and son-in-law had been guests of ours in 2009 and last year had purchase a gift certificate for them to our inn. After breakfast the next day, our couple strolled out to the front porch. I took several pictures. On […]