About This Listing
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
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. 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
No smoking in unit, inclement weather smoking is allowed in motorcycle garage. If you bike leaks oil please place cardboard under to catch drips.
Mark's place is exactly as described and shown in the pictures, but neither the description nor pictures can convey how neat and comfortable the place is. Five of us stayed for a night while exploring cheesemakers and breweries - we were very close to every place we wanted to visit. Mark accommodated our requests and was very responsive to any questions we had prior to our visit. We were a little concerned about the internet speed because we wanted to watch a relative play in the NCAA World Series - it worked out fine, the connection was sufficiently fast enough to stream the game from ESPN.
Everyone in the town was nice and friendly. Mark has a great place and I would encourage anyone considering this place to go for it. It is pretty unique and we loved staying here. My daughter, who is 4, had an especially fun time looking at all of the unique items in the place.
Fun experience at the Hometown Hardware! We enjoyed the space and the open concept eclectic feel. We used the complimentary bicycles on the trails down the street. We took a canoe down the Sugar River. We got coffee every morning at the general store across the street and enjoyed the cheese curds at the friendly hometown bar. All in all it was a great experience if you are looking to get away and enjoy small town living and the outdoors!
I love the repurposing of this store into a place to stay. The space is big and the decorations are neat.
The place had a fairly strong musty odor and while it was fairly clean, needs a good deep cleaning.
Parking was easy, getting in was easy and the checkout experience was easy, and the internet was relatively fast.