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. Caution drinking a beer and sitting on the bench in front, anything past the front building line can be Drinking in the Pubilc Way if Barney Fife comes by. If you bike leaks oil please place cardboard under to catch drips.
Our stay at Mark's was a unique and pleasurable experience. We didn't get a chance to explore the town but we didn't really want to leave the space, the kitchen was fully equipped and the DVD collection kept us entertained. Great stop on our driftless adventure.
Thank you Mark!
Second time I stayed at Mark's place, this time I brought some friends and our dog. We had a nice relaxing stay. Everyone in town was so friendly with us. We met the caretaker Jasmine while shopping at the store next door. The ice cream/coffee shop across the street was great too. The local history museum across the street is also worth a visit if you have a few extra minutes. Love this affordable getaway.
Wonderful location, great accommodations, comfortable beds and hot coffees and showers! Thanks Mark!
The location is perfect as it is in downtown Albany, WI. The most friendly town I know! The loft is as described--neat, clean and very roomy. I love it!!
This was a fun place, very relaxed environment. Small town was busy with a Rabbit hunt, quite fun. All visitors were impressed with the place and the decor. Accomodations were very comfortable.
What a cool place! My fiancé and I were looking for a great getaway and found it. Thanks Mark.
Marks places continues to not disappoint. This was my second stay, the place was great again! The people in the town even remembered us and welcomed us back! Perfect weekend getaway!