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June 3, 2013

Hoffman House in Madison, WI – Road Trip to the Past

by RetroRuth





Lover’s Water Fall In Paul Bunyan Room


Make a wish And throw a penny in the fall,

Your wish will come true So handsome and so tall

Dancing In The Dark


Dancing is an important theme in the rustic Paul Bunyan Room.

Dining Room


The Hoffman House contains four dining rooms, four kitchens, three cocktail bars and two lounges. Favorite foods are Prime Rib of Beef one inch thick, Home Style Roast Chicken, and Fisherman’s Platter, a variety of sea foods served on a patented birch tray.


Display of attire in All Service Dining Room.

Gay Nineties Buggy and Bar


The new Gay 90’s Room actually contains Grandpa’s buggy, Uncle Henry’s Bar and a typical bowery jailhouse in which patrons are delighted to be photographed.

Lounge Militaire





The spectacular Hoffman House Smorgasbord is served each year in the Paul Bunyan Room on the three Sundays prior to Easter and and the three Sundays after Easter. American cuisine is served every Sunday of the year.

The painting in the background of the Smorgasbord table depicts “The Birth of Paul Bunyan’s Wife At The Lake of the Logs”  and was painted by noted artist Byron C. Jorns. It is lighted by fluorescent black light.

-From a 1950’s pamphlet advertising The Hoffman House

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