Entire home/apt
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3 Beds
Per Night
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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.

Loft for SW Wisconsin Adventures
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The Space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly discount: 20%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

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

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting Around

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

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House Rules

No smoking in unit, inclement weather smoking is allowed in motorcycle garage. If you bike leaks oil please place cardboard under to catch drips.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector

1 night minimum stay
Loft for SW Wisconsin Adventures
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Your Host



Chicago, Illinois, United States · Member since September 2011

Chicago fireman and amateur architect and rehabber/developer.

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