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!
Lisa and Michael are great hosts. They make their best to make your stay perfect. We enjoyed it very much.
Was pleasantly surprised when I first showed up at the Retreat. My Mom and I found it to be very clean and welcoming. So much better than a majority of the hotels I've stayed at plus you get a nice kitchen area which came in very handy. The weather was gorgeous and it was relaxing seeing some of the animal life right outside the entry way. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone making a trip to Madison.
Beautiful place, great setting and close to everything. We were excited to see deer and turkeys on a morning run, and appreciated the host's flexibility when our arrival plans changed. Thanks for providing the comforts of home too with sunscreen, bug spray, etc available in the space. Really enjoyed our time.
We really enjoyed our stay. Lisa welcomed us warmly, and hospitality was the hallmark of the stay: a nice bottle of wine, lots of yogurt and oatmeal, an endless supply of coffee, fresh towels swapped in midway through our stay. The space itself was comfortable, incredibly spacious, and spotless. We especially liked sitting on the patio, watching the finches swarm the birdfeeder, and listen to the wind rustling the leaves. It was a peaceful retreat but an easy enough drive to Madison. There is a fantastic food market half a mile away
Michael & Lisa's place was perfect. Lisa was super gracious and welcoming and got us oriented and situated quickly. The Schusters go above and beyond as hosts providing drinks, wine, snack, sunscreen and bug spray—super thoughtful. They also accommodated our late check-in and check-out which was great. We fell asleep with the shutters open enjoying the night breeze and crickets and woke up to all sorts of sweet chirping birds. They're only about 4-5 miles from the Square, but the Schuster's place is a private, wooded getaway with all the nice amenities you want.
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!!