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Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage, Prairie Style Stone & Tide Water Cypress

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, 2 person romantic getaway

Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage was built for the world renowned chiropractor in 1952 by Architect, Herb Fritz Jr. in the Prairie Style of architecture made popular by Herb's Mentor, Frank Lloyd Wright. The cottage is centrally located in town on two acres and separated from the main house. The exterior is clad in clay tile and lanon stone and the interior finishes are stone and tide water cypress walls with quarry tile and carpet floors.

The hilly local terrain, abandoned level rail road trails and off road trails in the state park provide opportunity for all levels of biking enthusiasts. Mount Horeb has an 18 hole golf course, public pool and almost weekly organized events within walking distance. The radiant floor heating system and the proximity to down hill and cross country trails make an ideal winter retreat, unfortunately we have had to fall in line with all the other inns and discontinue use of the wood burning fireplace to satisfy insurance restrictions so we installed a 4K television with a sound bar that provides the visual and auditory ambience of a variety of wood burning fire places and the floor provides the heat. You also have the flexibility of watching a movie on an internet TV.

Keywords: Guest House, cottage, cabin, prairie style, mid century modern, mcm, Taliesin, FLW, Frank Lloyd Wright,

More Details

Owner
Joyce Wall
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Joyce Wall

I am a retired Architect and my wife is a retired 4th grade public school teacher and we are both on to our second and third retirement jobs.

Joyce Wall purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Joyce Wall chose Mount Horeb

We purchased the property because of the mature landscape and to prevent the landmark with it's historical connection to both Frank Lloyd Wright and Clarence Gonstead, from becoming 6 lots in a planned subdivision.

My wife walked across the street through the baseball diamond to work and I worked out of my home office for years so it was a good fit while raising kids.

What makes this cottage unique

Winter sunrise through the large sheets of glass, casts shadows on the field dressed lanon stone walls and reflects a warm tone off the low cypress ceilings. The radiantly heated floor and Music served up from an Ipod and played though the vintage stereo together with convenient proximity to down hill, cross country, skating and snow shoeing makes it a great romantic getaway for more energetic guests.

In the summer, the well placed mature landscaping provides cool shade and the thermal mass provides natural air conditioning so you can enjoy the interior environment or relax in a hammock under the filtered light of a mountain ash.

The proximity to Main Street and the Bike trail means that you can leave your car parked in the driveway to enjoy the Quaint downtown and traditional residential urban planning of the old town where sidewalks are not interrupted by driveways and garages are on the alley. Downtown is now home to the Duluth Trading Company and numerous art galleries with both traditional and European choices in dining. Locally brewed beers and wines offer more reasons to extend your stay.

Amenities

Mount Horeb Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage, Prairie Style Stone & Tide Water Cypress
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews
Jefferson, WI
5

Mt. Horeb Charm & History

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the guest cottage was wonderful. The property is located in the middle of Mt. Horeb, where you are just blocks away from the lovely downtown shops & eateries. Thank you for preserving a true WI original Frank Lloyd Wright disciple's work. The feeling of the cottage evoked the sandstone present in the area. The cottage blended in, unknown to by passers, with luscious vegetation and a large, green lawn. It was in the nineties, but the temperature was cool in the cottage. Joyce and Phil were wonderful hosts and we would recommend the cottage if looking for accommodations in Mt. Horeb or the surrounding area. The cottage is quiet and has a serene feeling that forces you to relax from everyday life. We enjoyed the cottage and Mt. Horeb very much and would recommend the area to anyone looking for interesting attractions, shopping and of course eating. The Grumpy Troll was the best. They had delicious pizza, great hamburgers and a staple of WI life, prime rib on Saturday night. One downfall, too many bakeries and delicious, sweet things to eat. Beautiful scenery throughout the area, where you can see for miles on top of the hills. In total, an amazing get away!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cool cottage

  • 5 of 5

A very cozy FLW style cottage. Joyce & Phil we’re very hospitable. Mt. Horeb is a great place to visit.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Phil and Joyce were such great hosts! We loved the guest house!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our overnight stay at the property. What a lovely home in Mt Horeb. Joyce and Phil were amazing hosts. Would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique space with storied past

  • 5 of 5

Phil is a gracious host; he patiently gave us a full tour of the property to include details about its history. The guest cottage is a lovely place to relax: comfortable, cozy, well equipped. The location is a perfect home base from which to explore the charms of the area.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A unique and charming property!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved getting to stay in such a unique and historical home! Joyce and Phil are fantastic hosts and were very welcoming. The guest house is cozy and comfortable! The perfect place to stay if you find yourself in or near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
MSN
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Grumpy Troll
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Norsk Gulf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Hwy 18-151
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Bistro 101
Nearest Ski
5.3 Miles
Tyrol Basin
Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
Stewart Lake
Car: necessary

Bike Trails, Cave of the Mounds, Duluth Trading Company, Norsk bowl, American Players Theater and Taliesin in Spring Green, Blue Mounds State Park.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.