About this listing
Small town pace, I built for myself as a Chicago getaway. Fun constantly changing space. When I find something cool I'll grab it for the space. So the furniture and other items of interest are always changing.
Part of a former hardware store now a one of a kind loft getaway. I converted this space for a weekend getaway for myself. I tried to be as green as possible by recycling and re purposing building materials. A big 1980s bar, 1950s Metal kitchen, 1930s Ben Hur freezer converted to an island stove plus mostly recycled door, windows, light and bath fixtures. 1500 total square feet. The main area is appx. 1000 sq ft with 12 foot ceilings. The executive suite has a queen size bed and there are the Pullman Junior suites, They are 60 and 70 sq ft sleeping alcoves. There is an indoor parking area for motorcycles, bikes, canoes or snowmobiles. I have 5 bicycles available so you can ride the trails.
I am on the doorstep of SW Wisconsin adventures. A few blocks away you can get on a bike trail nework with over 200 miles of trails, the Sugar River is across the street for tubing fishing or canoe/kayaks. The Swiss town of New Glarus and its acclaimed brewery are 20 minutes away. The Driftless area has some of the best motorcycling roads in the central Midwest. Historic Mineral Point, House on the Rock, Frank Lloyd Wrights Taliesin and many other activities and attractions are an easy drive. In the winter hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails are at the door. For some culture you are 30 miles south of the wonderful collage town and state captial of Madison.
Small town, get away from it all. Limited cell service with some carriers. 3 bars, two diners, a pizza place open 5 to 8 a few nights, small bowling alley and a mini-mart on the edge of town. Full market in Broadhead or Monticello
Full 1500 sq ft apace plus back area for bike storage
Interaction with Guests
You have the whole space to yourselves. I live 130 miles away. The ladies from the Thrift store next door cleans between guests.
Small town America, you are in the heart of downtown, but it's only 1 block long. Pizza place, ice cream shop, a diner, 3 taverns, bowling alley on a tubing place are on the block. The only Internet in town is slow just like the town.
Sugar River trail runs on the edge of town, it's one of the earliest rails to trails in the United States. 15 miles to New Glarus Brewery
No smoking in unit, inclement weather smoking is allowed in motorcycle garage. If you bike leaks oil please place cardboard under to catch drips.
If you would like to acquaint yourself with the essence of a pure Airbnb unique traveling experience, reserve this space! A variance of abundant textures, ultra-high ceilings, and little memorabilia surprises throughout create the ambiance and space of Mark's throwback rural America property! The collected pieces and display of them appear to be more prevalent than what the current pictures indicate, perhaps indicating a work in progress of antiques and hardware store history progression. This, along with a twist of a sheer, few modern pieces, create the encounter between time periods. Stepping out onto the exterior landscape of Water Street will induce the digestion of preserves from yesteryear - connect with the past, tucked in 'downtown' Albany.
Mark was very easy to work with and quickly responded to emails and texts, even recommending a favorite tavern for dinner. We loved the small town neighborhood and the ladies across the street at the General Store could not be any sweeter. Mark's place is a wonderful experience. We love the decor and it is a large, open space. Our children loved exploring the loft and all the wonderful trinkets. They even named the back two bedrooms "Kids World". We all had a GREAT time. I highly recommend tubing with Sweet Mini Haha Campground. $5.00 less then S&B across the street and only a 5 minute ride from Mark's
We really enjoyed our stay at the Loft in Albany. This is a great example of why I love (website hidden) - you can stay in one-of-a-kind spaces in unique places. We enjoyed biking on the Sugar River Bike Trail, exploring New Glarus, and we had a very good (email hidden) across the street.
I feel like the reviews are read when selecting this property were accurate. I don't need to rehash too much. We had a great time, Albany is a neat little town. The two days I stayed it was very hot (90s) and the apartment was very comfortable. It was also very pet friendly, we forgot our bowls for our dog...there was a bowl waiting for us. Great for a tubing trip!
Even though Mark personally wasn't there, his cleaning people greeted us and were very friendly and accommodating to our needs. The loft is very spacious and quite unique with many antique tools and equipment. The place is a tastefully converted hardware store, which gives it a lot of charm. There is a huge library of DVDs with movies for young and old alike and a large screen TV to watch them on. The unit is right downtown in a small town. There are a couple of bar&grills and a nice ice cream and sandwich place within a block. There is a tube/canoe rental place across the street which offers a relaxing float down the Sugar River and transportation back to town. We were there on a very hot day and I would highly recommend this fun trip!
We had a great stay in Albany. Mark's place is unlike anything I've ever seen and we were sad to have to leave after only one night. We found the people in town to be super friendly and rented a canoe for a couple of hours from the place across the street. Lovely getaway, would definitely recommend!
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