Located on 278 pristine acres in the midst of Wisconsin's Driftless Area. Only minutes from The House on The Rock, American Players Theater, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, and the Lower Wisconsin River. Spring Green Cottage is a true delight! Enjoy hiking our trails, fishing in our secluded pond and stargazing the night away! Revel in our lovingly restored 100 acre native prairies and our 160 acre mature oak forest.
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 21, 2019
About Nancy Hylbert
Raised in Wisconsin, my roots are deep here. My children and grandchildren all live close by. ; ) I enjoy gardening, dancing, restoring prairies and maintaining oak woodlands. When I am not at the cottage, I am with my family in the Madison area or taking care of my guests at my Bed & Breakfast in Verona: Springdale Inn It gives me great joy to share the magic of our Spring Green property with you!
Nancy Hylbert purchased this Cottage in 1992
Why Nancy Hylbert chose Spring Green
It was love at first sight when I first set foot on the farm in Spring Green in 1992. After 25 years of ownership, our cottage needed some fixing up, so I spent the winter of 2015-2016 re-finishing and decorating. I hope you enjoy the results. This cottage was originally built in the 1860's, as a simple wood frame farm house. It still sits on its original fieldstone foundation, and all of its main walls are original. The first structure on this farm was a log cabin that sat just below where the pond dam now stands.
What makes this Cottage unique
The valley views from the cottage are so soothing! Our sweet secluded fish pond is a joy to anglers of all ages and abilities! Our deck is a perfect spot for stargazing, and you will find our night sky to be amazing! We have a fire ring in our back yard, and provide firewood for your use. We are close to Spring Green, the Wisconsin River, American Players Theatre, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen. If you would like to rent a kayak, canoe, or tube, please contact Wisconsin Riverside Resort soon, because they actually sell out for many summer weekends. They are 10 minutes from our cottage, in Spring Green, at 608-588-2826. Like to bicycle? We are in the midst of some of the best biking country anywhere! Bike right out our driveway and take a hilly loop to Percussion Rock Road, with a stop at the amazing Global View along the way!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home and acreage. So relaxing.
This home is just what our family was looking for. Beautifully located in the country on a huge acreage. Loved the walking path to the pond, the wild flowers, and wild life. It was so peaceful and with no cable TV it forced us to play games and just enjoy each others company. Thank you for allowing us to share your lovely home.
Lovely, modern and secluded home.
We stayed in July of 2018 and had a lovely time. The house is modern, well kept, clean and well provisioned. It's not one of those places with four drinking glasses and three plates - there were plenty of towels, toiletries and a truly stocked kitchen. We got lucky and arrived just after some new mattresses were installed and we were very comfortable. The owner also has a B&B and she knows how to run things and was very welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the games in the house and morning coffee on the deck. The mobile service was truly spotty - but it's that way in the whole area - and it was nice to be disconnected for a weekend. It's out in the country but it's not far from town and local attractions - only a few minutes from Taliesin and House on the Rock. We ate at Freddy Valentines Public House in Spring Green and it was fantastic. Lots of variety and vegetarian options too. Overall an excellent stay and we would certainly go back again and recommend it to others.
Wonderful place to have a retreat!
We enjoyed our stay in this place very much. We liked the space and the facilities there. It is a wonderful place for friends gathering and for a weekend retreat.
Nancy was a phenomenal host. She was so kind, easy to work with & helped us with any questions that we had. The property was beautiful. We saw many deer & the birds were singing. It was a very peaceful & serene spot in the country. The home was well appointed. It had everything we needed & many extras (coffee, condiments in frig, ice cream, etc). The home was also very clean. Beautiful views out the windows. Great deck! Fantastic place. We are definitely coming back!!
Thank you Monica; we sure appreciate your appreciation! It is a true joy to be awakened by an orchestra of bird song each morning. And the pond, surrounded by mature oak woodlands, is so full of panfish...bluegills & sunfish, and yes, a few big bass.
And don't forget to watch the stars come out to play; our dark night sky provides wonderful viewing opportunities! From the fire bowl, or the back deck, it is quite a show. And with the Perseid Meteor shower peaking around the middle of August, you are quite likely to see a falling star during late July and the entire month of August.
The property and the home are both perfect for a get away!
Excellent place with beautiful property all around.
This property was an excellent place to stay for our Labor Day weekend visit to Spring Green and the American Player's Theatre. The property manager was exceptionally responsive and gave excellent directions on use of the property, and once we were there, quickly answered the couple of questions we had. We went for the weekend with another couple and the house is set up nicely for two couples. The outdoor areas included a porch, a lovely place to sit and drink morning coffee, and a patio with fire pit and barbecue grill, great to sit by in the evening with a glass of wine and watch the stars. There is also a gazebo. The indoor spaces include a very good kitchen which is well stocked with plates, glasses, etc, two functional, though modest in size bedrooms (one upstairs and one downstairs) with comfortable beds, two nice bathrooms and nice indoor "common areas" including a loft. These spaces can be places for children to sleep or groups that don't mind communal sleeping areas, but the house seems best suited for two couples.)
The greatest attribute of the property, though, is the land around it. A former farm, now the fields which one sees from the house are filled with wildflowers and wild grasses, and woods about them. Birds abound around the house. There is a walk through the woods to a pond and at night, great views of the stars. We hope to come back to this location in future years.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy that you were pleased with our accommodations; and that you appreciated our 100 acres of restored prairies, mature oak woodlands, and secluded fish pond. We did a prairie burn just a year ago, and our native plants responded with a glory of blooms. In the 25 years that we have owned the farm, we have done our best to be good stewards of the land, and to provide habitat for native birds, butterflies, pollinators, mammals and amphibians. I hope all of our guests take the time to walk to the pond; the path through the woods is well-maintained, quite level, and truly magical! And I hope all our guests take the opportunity, as you did, to enjoy our amazingly starry night sky!
Thank YOU for being such appreciative and respectful guests. We look forward to your next visit!
Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of our 278 acres, and take in all that the Spring Green area has to offer! American Players Theatre, The House on The Rock, Taliesin, premier golfing, the artsy town of Spring Green, and the Wisconsin River are all within 10 minutes by car. Enjoy some of the best bicycling country anywhere! Excellent biking routes right out our front door!
Additional information about rental rates
If your have more than six people in your party, we charge an extra $50.00/night per guest. We can accommodate up to 10 people, with additional cots/memory foam mattresses. Absolutely NO smoking indoors or outdoors, including e-cigarettes, and sorry, but no pets allowed. Fully equipped kitchen, all towels and linens, shampoo, and body wash are provided. We do NOT have: WIFI, a landline, or cable/satellite TV. A flat screen TV and a collection of DVD's is available for your viewing pleasure. Thank you, and ENJOY!