My marvelous stone house looks like it was plucked up in Tuscany and set down in the rolling, "driftless" region of southwest Wisconsin. Your 2nd floor Beatles-themed guest room is comfy; kitchen, bathroom and deck have been recently updated.
Large oak and black walnut trees surround the gardens and a 1/2 acre restored prairie attract birds, butterflies, deer, and other wildlife.
30 min. drive to Madison; close to many charming small towns, state & county parks, trails, lakes, and attractions.
Welcome to my historic 1860's home and your colorful, comfy 2nd floor private room with a Beatles theme! The guest room has a full-size Ikea foam mattress with memory foam topper for 1 person or 2 people who can sleep together. If you are a couple traveling with a small child, I can provide a bedroll.
There is an adjacent 1/2 bath (nothing fancy, just a toilet and laundry sink); the primary (shared) bathroom with shower is downstairs on the main floor.
The stone exterior keeps the house cool in summer; AC in the guest bedroom, and ceiling fans throughout the house.
If your family is 3 or 4, check my separate listing for my cool, spacious Art Studio, just steps from the main house. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7661185 More privacy, a queen and a single bed, and an additional cot available. There is no running water or WIFI in the studio, though. All guests may utilize the primary downstairs bathroom in the house, which has a nice shower and plenty of clean towels.
Good coffee or tea and bagels provided before you head out to explore the area. Mt. Horeb has good breakfast spots! Make yourself at home. Enjoy the surroundings during the day and the starry, starry night!
This is where I live! You'll be a welcome guest in my home. Access to shared living areas (master bathroom and shower, living room, kitchen), new deck with grill, fire pit, yard, and prairie trails.
Interaction with guests
I like to greet my guests upon arrival, show you around and let you get settled. This is a situation in which you are sharing my living space. I'm gregarious, and I'm more than happy to interact as much as you'd like, but I will also stay out of your way. You can enjoy complete privacy in your room, on the deck, or strolling around the 3-acre property and adjacent park land.
Other things to note
There are many great side trips (for car and bicycle) within a 30-mile radius: New Glarus Brewery, Blue Mound State Park, Taliesin, Wisconsin Brewing Company, Cave of the Mounds, House on the Rock, American Players Theater, and of course, fabulous Madison! Kayak or canoe many local rivers and lakes. Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo, and Devil's Lake State Park are an hour away. Great area for cycling--in early September, the bike route for Iron Man Triathalon goes right by the road to my house!
Treat my house as if it were your own. Pick up after yourself, be respectful. Flexibility with shower times is appreciated when other guests are present. Smoking is allowed outside only. No candles, please. No pets (though pets are allowed in my Art Studio listing @ an additional $10/night) 2 cats live in the home. Firearms are not allowed on the property.
I'm Nina (pronounced Nine-a, not Neena). I'm fun, artsy, and a former professional entertainer (juggler and performing artist). I love the outdoors: hiking, bird watching, cross-county skiing, and kayaking are my passions. I travel whenever I can, even if it's a just a weekend getaway to one of the beautiful areas of my home state of Wisconsin, or a jaunt to Chicago. I have lived in Utah, Vermont, and northern California, but I'm a Wisconsinite at heart.
One of my favorite quotes is by Ray Bradbury: "You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."