About this listing
Cooksville Farmhouse Inn is a "family friendly rural retreat in the Town that Time Forgot." Enjoy a large stone fireplace as well as a woodstove, a fully equipped kitchen for guests' use, a fenced in yard, large patio and party barn in the country.
Cooksville Farmhouse Inn is located in Southern Wisconsin, 25 minutes from Madison and 2 hours from Chicago. The 10 room farmhouse, originally built in the 1850’s, is on the National Register of Historic Places along with most of the entire village. Cooksville is a small, rural community of 35 houses that has a rich history. It is surrounded by rolling farmland and located on the Badfish Creek. Much of the nearly land was once owned by famous statesman Daniel Webster. The farmhouse is set within a lovely ten-acre restored prairie crisscrossed by paths for walks beside the spring-fed spring in the summer and snow shoeing in the winter. Discover 4 handmade bridges over the stream at various points. Look for wildlife such as hawks, cranes, geese, snakes (harmless), foxes, raccoons, opossum, deer, rabbits. The prairie is fringed by pastures that house our mules. Enjoy the quiet, rustic, family-friendly atmosphere of the farmhouse which has a soapstone wood stove and massive free standing fireplace to keep guests cozy when the snow flies, a large deck and stone patio area with sheltered table and chairs for barbecues and outdoor meals in warm weather, as well as great views of the prairie and sunsets. There is an English barn on the property available for parties, receptions, etc.
Guests are welcome to use the fully equipped kitchen, outdoor firepit, backyard patio and grill, and yard games. Prairie paths may be shared with hosts' family at times, but they provide a lovely setting for walks along the stream fed stream, over bridges and among the native plants. We invite you to explore and will provide you with a map of the property. We prefer that you not go inside the outbuildings unaccompanied. The English Barn is available for a party, reception or other gathering (see House Rules/Extra Guests)
The kitchen includes fridge, dishwasher, oven and stove, filtered water, dishes for 13, cookware, Keurig coffee maker and 12 cup coffee maker, toaster. We will try to supply you with cooking items you need from our own kitchen as much as we are able, but for holidays you might need to bring some things. Contact us for specifics.
Interaction with guests
We like to show guests through the house on arrival. We live across the driveway and are accessible in case there is a question or need. We also do our best to give guests privacy. Some people are interested in seeing our converted barn home, and we enjoy giving the tour. Just ask.
Other things to note
Please note that we are required to charge 5.5% sales tax. Guests will pay this to us directly on arrival.
Visit our website for more information about the inn, the farm, and the area. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Cooksville, WI to find the Cooksville Farmhouse Inn and our "by the room" rate structure which may save you money (not available through Airbnb). We have chickens and are happy to share fresh eggs with guests.
Our English Barn is available for events for up to 50 people. Visit our English Barn listing on Airbnb for more information.
The Cooksville Farmhouse Inn is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us.
Your rate is determined by the largest number of overnight guests on any night of your stay. Book for the largest number of overnight guests you will bring on any night of your reservation. See below for policies for day guests.
CHECK-IN: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. If arriving outside of check-in times, please call to make arrangements. As much as you are able, please let us know what time you expect to arrive so we can meet you and walk through the house.
CHECK_OUT: 11:00 AM. Please do the following before leaving:
•Clean up your crumbs. Broom is on front porch where you entered. Dust pan is by woodstove pipe. Vacuum cleaner is in entryway closet (middle).
•Load all dishes into the dishwasher and run it on ANTI-BACTERIAL cycle. Please wash pots and pans by hand that have food stuck on or were used to cook eggs.
•Turn the heat down to 50 in winter, and please turn AC up to 90 in summer.
•Close and lock all windows. If you opened any storm windows, please close them.
•Wipe kitchen counters. Turn off coffee makers.
•Leave towels hanging in bathrooms to prevent mildew in case we don't get to them right away.
•Leave beds you used unmade. Do not strip.
•If you rearranged furniture, please return to where you found it.
•As much as possible, please take any food you brought with you when you leave unless it is unopened and/or beer. :)
•Replace keys to the hook by main entry.
Absolutely NO SMOKING inside; however you may smoke outdoors at your leisure. Please dispose of cigarette butts in a way that does not litter.
We have the policy that all groups must be accompanied by at least one responsible adult over the age of 25. We reserve the right to refuse occupancy to any group that does not comply.
You are welcome to invite up to 10 friends to join you for the day during your stay. There is a charge for more than 10. Inquire about using our English Barn for a party, reception or other gathering. Visit our event listing on Airbnb called "English Barn" in Cooksville (Evansville) for more information.
We do not allow pets in the house. Some of our regular guests are allergic to pet dander. You are welcome to pay an over-the-fence visit to our mules and chickens in the pasture. They will happily enjoy your table scraps, but please, no eggshells or potatoes.
NO ENTRY TO OUTBUILDINGS, but please feel free to explore the grounds.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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We are a retired couple living in Cooksville, Wisconsin on 10 acres. We have a large garden every summer, 2 mules and about 25 chickens. We enjoy visits from our children (4) and grandchildren (6+) and keep busy with church and community activities.
We make it a point to meet our guests on arrival, but intentionally stay out of their way unless they want to interact with us. Our goal is to be accessible but non-intrusive.