About this listing
Our guests enjoy a 1,000 square foot apartment on 22 wooded acres but minutes to Madison.
The private outdoor covered patio is perfect for watching wildlife with a cup of morning coffee or a glass of complementary wine in the evening. Come & Relax!
Open Concept kitchen, dinning and living room - straight ahead is the bedroom and to the left is your private keyed entrance
Drumlin Hill Retreat
This 1,000 sq foot space occupies the entire lower level of our home which is set on 22-wooded acres. It's private and completely relaxing and just minutes to downtown Madison!
-Sleeps 3 - Bedroom with queen bed and living
room with pull out twin bed all with fresh bed linens.
-Kitchen has a fridge, cooktop, microwave, Keurig coffee/tea maker, dishwasher. Soaps and cleaning supplies included. Plus plates, cups, utensils, pots, plasticware
-Private bathroom steps from the bedroom – shower with large vanity. Includes shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, hairdryer, bathrobes and fresh towels.
- Direct TV
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Bookshelves filled with books and games.
- Central Air Conditioning
- Your own heating thermostat
- Guests have a private driveway and entrance that is behind the house.
- You have your own private covered patio and outdoor furniture.
- There is a locked door between the living spaces as we live upstairs with our Golden Retriever.
Interaction with Guests
- We like to welcome guests when they arrive. We usually spend about 5 minutes to show a few things in the apartment to make your stay great.
- During your visit we are only a call/text away as we live upstairs. The retreat space and your time here are totally private.
- We are happy to offer restaurant and things to do suggestions in and around Madison before or during.
- Checkout is on your own before 11am on your departure date.
-The house is set far back from the road on 22 wooded acres, our driveway is ¼ of a mile long. As you drive back to our home you will be transformed and the stresses of life just seem to disappear.
- We are set up on a Glacial Drumlin that is heavily wooded. We often see deer, turkey, racoons and multitudes of wild birds. We’ve counted 40 different species of birds on the property.
- We are located on the east side of Madison.
- 6 miles to downtown/Capitol
- 3 miles to Lake Mendota
- 8 miles to the University of Wisconsin
-You’ll enjoy being very close to all that Madison has to offer but in a private, quiet setting.
Other Things to Note
-We provide bottled water, soda, coffee, tea (cream/sugar) and light breakfast items like breakfast bars, yogurt, oatmeal to get your day started.
**Plus, a bottle of Award Winning Wisconsin Wine!
No smokers - No smoking in apartment or outdoors.
Please keep as clean as you have found it.
We have a golden retriever however she doesn't have access to the apartment.
A bottle of wine awaits your welcome! You'll also find a book with our house rules, house manual, a history of the home and property as well as our favorite restaurants and places to go in Madison!
Michael and Lisa are really great hosts! The place is spotless and more than comfortably fit myself and my parents. They are prepared for anything you might need - umbrellas, toiletries, light snacks - I even noticed a cooler and picnic blanket.
Enjoyed how secluded the property is - even saw a few wild turkeys in the AM. Lisa was so flexible with our ever changing travel schedule and very easy to communicate with via the AirBnB website and text. She was there to greet us and offered to answer any questions we had throughout our stay etc.
I would most definitely recommend this place to others and would love to stay here again.
Thanks Michael and Lisa!
We spend a week in Madison every year and enjoy bicycling and touring the area. This was our first time at an Airbnb location. Lisa has created a wonderful retreat experience. It was so comfortable and relaxing. We were amazed to see five wild turkeys out our window along with many bird varieties. Already we are looking forward to returning next year!
This house was absolutely amazing! So happy we chose to stay here. Michael and Lisa were very nice and incredible accommodating. Would love to come back at some point!
Our family, including our 9-month old son, needed a little R&R. We found the Drumlin Hill Retreat and it was just what we were looking for. Michael and Lisa are great hosts and the place was just as advertised: a peaceful, quiet home not too far from Madison's many offerings.
We loved the open concept design and nice decor. We especially liked all the "essentials" and many extra touches. The kitchen was small but was very nice and had everything we needed. The patio had comfortable furniture and was quite relaxing.
I would definitely recommend the Drumlin Hill Retreat to anyone looking for a quiet place in the Madison area. Thanks Michael and Lisa!
We love staying here. It's like home. Clean, quiet, and everything we would need. Lisa even remembered some of my preferences in regard to creamer! I like the beverages! And basically all is perfect!
From the drive up the rustic road to the top of the knoll, to the setting of the lone house in the woods, everything about this home makes you feel at ease. The owners are simple to deal with and more than accommodating. The "room" is actually the entire lower portion of the house with private parking, private entrance and private view. The location is only about 15 minutes from downtown Madison and the airport so it worked well for our business. Sitting outside on the covered patio next to the fire pit with a glass of wine was a great way to end each day.
Lisa was waiting for us at the door as we arrived. She walked us through the place and gave us all the details on the beautiful place and left us for the weekend with everything we needed. It was a great weekend and a nice place.
About the Host, Michael And Lisa
We've have lived on this beautiful property for over 12 years. Finding that it is a total get away and feels like a vacation everyday. Lisa works in education and Michael in real estate and construction management.
We love to travel, knowing how we like to be treated when on the road and hope to bring this experience to our retreat.
We also love the local Madison food scene. We tend to only eat in local establishments and there are tons of great options 5-10 minutes from our home.
It's our hope that the Drumlin Hill Retreat can be a place for you to relax and unwind.
We hope you get to see some wildlife while you are here too. It's a real nature and wildlife lover's retreat!!