Why Stay at Lottie Mae?

  • A.

    Elegant Bedrooms Each of our bedrooms have a very elegant charm to them. Each include a FULL bathroom and a color TV.

  • B.

    A Place to Relax Whether you are sitting in our pralor, playing pool, sitting on the porch or the side swing outside you will have that right at home feeling.

  • C.

    Convenient Location We are located right across from the Lanier Mansion, one block from the river and two blocks from all of the dining and activites Madison has to offer.


  • Wife and I were looking for a great place to get away and enjoy the City and sights, We did not want to stay in a sterile hotel setting. The Lottie Mae Inn was a beautifully restored home, with the most beautiful bedrooms. Quiet, peaceful and most of all affordable!

    Steve H.

About The Lottie Mae Inn

Our home was built in 1892 on an over-sized lot, it is a large brick Queen Anne with a little Gothic Style. Enjoy our swing underneath our large Elm tree that measures 14ft in circumference the view is the Lanier Mansion and the Great Ohio River. Inside you will admire the beautiful inlaid floors through out the first floor. 

The house is a brick 3 story, 4 bedrooms, 1 King size bed, 3 queen size beds all with private full  bathrooms, TV in all rooms, WIFI, 2 parlors room, one with TV the other with a billiards table. The house has some of the most beautiful hardwood floors you will find in Indiana! Sorry no pets, no smoking in our home, sorry not accommodating for small children. 

Located on the first floor, the first parlor room is filled with a billiards table and the second has a comfortable leather sofa, chair with Ottoman and recliner. The second parlor room also has a wide screen TV with cable. 


With 133 blocks (over 2,000 structures) of the country’s most notable architecture all listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Madison is Indiana’s largest historic district.Three sites, The Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, the Shrewsbury-Windel House, and Eleutherian College are designated as National Historic Landmarks. Madison has been awarded National Historic Landmark District designation joining Savannah and Charleston as national treasures.

Included in Madison’s historic district and open to the public are a 19th century horse and buggy doctor’s office, a Greek Revival style townhouse, an 1816 Federal style home – believed to be Madison’s first two-story tavern, the country’s only restored 19th century saddletree factory, an 1865 railroad station and the Lanier Mansion & formal garden. Adding to the richness of the Madison experience is the historic downtown business district, home to a varied selection of specialty shops, artists, cafes, and restaurants.

Old Madison is a fun place for families to visit. We have "great" old homes and buildings to see, antique shops, and great food. You can sleep in one of our B&B's, or take a romantic walk on our lighted riverfront. You can even hear the steam whistle blowing in the hollows!   Are you listening?

See for yourself... just how much fun you'll have exploring OldMadison...Shop-Eat-Stay. You will enjoy our coffee, art, our magnificent riverfront and of coures our friendly people.

Madison is located in Southeastern Indiana on the north bank of the Ohio River at mile 557.6, 46 miles upstream from Louisville Ky, and 88 miles downstream from Cincinnati, Ohio.

How far is?

Lanier Mansion .......Across the street

Visitor's Center........One block

Swimming Pool..........One block

Ohio River...........One block w/ a river walk with street lights for walking at night

Indiana's oldest tavern and restaurant .........Two blocks  

Winery............Two blocks  

Public Library....................Two blocks

Shopping and more restaurant.........Just three blocks up to Main St

River Chase Golf Coarse..................1 mile

Several Churches.............Walking Distance

Clifty State Park.....................1.7 miles

Hanover College...............4.2 miles

Airport..............5.5 miles

Louisville........45 minutes