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RURAL MADISON FARMSTEAD GUEST HOUSE RENTAL - $118 TO $439 PER NIGHT

Martha Degner

Advertiser since: 2009
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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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RURAL MADISON FARMSTEAD GUEST HOUSE RENTAL - $118 TO $439 PER NIGHT

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house

Overview

Madison House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 9 comfortably, can accommodate 13

Cooksville Farmhouse is located 19 miles from Madison and 2 hours from Chicago. The farmhouse, originally built c. 1845, is on the National Register of Historic Places along with most of the village. It is set beside a lovely restored prairie crisscrossed by paths for snow shoeing in the winter and walks along the spring-fed stream in the summer. Enjoy the quiet, rustic, family friendly atmosphere of the farmhouse which has a soapstone wood stove and massive, free-standing fireplace to keep guests cozy when the snow flies, a large deck and stone patio area for barbecues and outdoor meals in warm weather, as well as great views of the prairie and sunsets.

The Cooksville Store dates back to 1847 and is 2 doors north of the farmhouse. It recently re-opened and is a 'must see' in Cooksville. Full of charm and nostalgia, it carries bulk food items, cheese and sausage, snacks and pop, lots of candy, jams and jellies, home baked items, and hand dipped ice cream. Many days lunch is served.

Guided tours of historic Cooksville are available. A walking tour through the village will consist of an introduction to the history of Cooksville at the Cooksville Schoolhouse followed by a guided walking tour of the village viewing the exteriors of about 20 historic buildings. 1 1/2 hours. Cost $6 per person. The Historic House Tour includes an introduction to the history of Cooksville followed by a guided walking tour of the village and a tour of the interiors of four or more historic buildings, usually including the Schoolhouse, a historic Church and three historic houses, as well as the Cooksville General Store if it is open. 2 1/2 hours. Cost $10 per person. Please inquire.

Local events include Stoughton's Syntende Mai, Madison's Iron Man, Edgerton's Thresheree, Madison Farmers' Market (every Saturday).

Property owners, Bob and Martha Degner, live in the converted barn across the driveway from the farmhouse and are happy to greet you when you arrive and do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable.

Area Attractions: The Cooksville Farmhouse is conveniently located near many tourist attractions including the Madison Farmers' Market on the Capitol Square; Cave of the Mounds in Mt. Horeb; Wollersheim Winery near Sauk City; artist studios and shops in Paoli; antique store and quilt shops in Stoughton and Evansville. Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI is 30 minutes away. The Fireside Theater in Ft. Atkinson is a 30 minute drive. Cheese factories abound.

View Our Website and Make a Reservation: Learn more about us at www.cooksvillefarmhouseinn.com.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Martha Degner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Martha Degner

Bob and Martha Degner have been married 42 years. Bob is a retired pastor and enjoys projects around the 10 acre farmette. Martha enjoys music, gardening, cooking, babysitting for the grandkids and keeping up with the Cooksville Farmhouse Inn.

The Cooksville Farmhouse Inn opened as a Bed & Breakfast in February of 2008. We had just recently moved from the farmhouse into the newly converted barn across the driveway. In October of 2009 the Cooksville Farmhouse Inn was listed on VRBO.com as a vacation rental, and suddenly business began to increase. It became clear the vacation rental was more suitable for our situation, and we discontinued marketing as a B&B and joined HomeAway.com as well as VRBO.com.

We are open year round with bookings every month of the year. Some of our guests book as far as a year in advance. We have had seminars in theater martial arts, acupressure, scrapbooking groups, family reunions, weddings, girlfriend weekends and holiday gatherings.

Martha Degner purchased this house in 2000

Why Martha Degner chose Madison

We were looking for a rural place near Madison. We found it on the internet in 1999, a farmstead near Madison on the National Registry of Historic Places on 10 acres with clear spring fed stream flowing through the property. The timber frame farmhouse, built in the 1850's was quaint with good natural light and massive field stone fireplace, original wooden floors, and shaded with trees including a majestic 150 year old sugar maple. In 2004 we began the process of converting our 1914 post and beam, mortise and tenon, gambrel roof barn into a home with mother-in-law apartment for Martha's mother, Thelma. We moved across the driveway from the farmhouse in 2007 and began renting out the farmhouse to guests. We enjoy giving our guests tours of the barn if they are interested.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the rustic atmosphere and quiet, rural setting, as well as the close proximity to all the attractions Madison has to offer. We love biking the back roads, snowshoeing the prairie paths, walking through the historic village, and attending activities of the Cooksville Community Center in the summertime at the old one room Cooksville School. With all this land we are able to have some animals, and our chickens give us more eggs than we can eat, so we are happy to share them with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We shared a sister' weekend - coming from Iowa (3), Phx, AZ (3), and Ogden, Utah. We loved the complete accommodations - everything we could have asked for plus gracious hosts who kept our firewood supplied and gave us a tour of the properties. We shopped and laughed, ate and laughed, and spent lots of time around the fireplace and playing cards at the spacious table. Great trip!
Oct 2012
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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
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Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Rural Madison Farmstead Guest House Rental - $118 to $439 per night
average rating of 4.935484 based on 33 reviews
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Rural Madison Farmstead Guest House Rental - $118 to $439 per night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266969
+1 -608 335-8375
Madison Southern Wisconsin
5

Lovely rustic retreat, convenient location

  • 5 of 5
Spent a perfect birthday weekend here with a handful of friends and family in late October. House was an easy drive from Madison, but offered a wonderful and genuine country experience. Enjoyed watching the morning fog rise off the nearby creek while I enjoyed a cup of coffee on the porch, breathed in the smell of leaves burning later in the day, and got to treat my guests to some star-gazing after dinner (the house is far enough away from city light to see the Milky Way - magical!).

House itself was spacious, well-furnished and very comfortable. Had one family member with limited mobility who was grateful for the first-floor bedroom and bath. Kitchen and cooking equipment were just perfect for entertaining. Wonderful hosts and family - the grandkids were out raking the fall leaves when I pulled in.

Thanks again, Bob and Martha - we'll definitely be back next October!!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rural Madison Farmstead Guest House Rental - $118 to $439 per night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266969
+1 -608 335-8375
Madison Southern Wisconsin
Chicago, IL
5

Wonderful country place to stay

  • 5 of 5
From Bob and Marcy...What a treat for us city folk to nestle into this cozy farmhouse for a weekend stay. Bob and Martha sweet, caring hosts who have provided a lovely furnished home for their guests -- we had everything we needed for our time here. We slept so comfortably, lingered long over our meals we ate in, and the hosts provided great information for our escapades through the countryside. We're returning home refreshed, satiated from our visit. Thank you so much Bob and Martha!

From Bob and Jean...We had such a great time at the farmhouse. All the suggestions you gave us were wonderful. The creamery was a highlight and a must for all. The quiet, the animals and your delightful hospitality made our stay one to remember! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Rural Madison Farmstead Guest House Rental - $118 to $439 per night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266969
+1 -608 335-8375
Madison Southern Wisconsin
5

Charming Family-Friendly Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful & peaceful weekend at the farmhouse. The boys loved playing outside and looking at the chickens. They even had a chance to play with Bob & Martha's adorable grandson Henry! The grounds are amazing. The house is clean and cozy. We loved exploring the town. The Cooksville Country Store has delicious cotton candy ice-cream! We will be back again! We had a wonderful stay here. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Rural Madison Farmstead Guest House Rental - $118 to $439 per night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266969
+1 -608 335-8375
Madison Southern Wisconsin
Milwaukee
5

Our favorite place to relax

  • 5 of 5
We so enjoy staying at the Farmhouse. This is an annual trip and we love the peace and quiet of our home away from home. The roads around Cooksville are perfect for biking and we find new adventures every year. Thank you, Martha and Bob, for your hospitality. See you next year! P.S. Love the darts...next year I hope to beat Scott.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If only all our guests would treat the farmhouse so gently as you have. Next year when you come there will be a beautiful new double pedestal sink in the Master bath and a new kitchen sink that no longer causes water to pool up on the mahogany counter top. We'll be excited to show you.
business
Rural Madison Farmstead Guest House Rental - $118 to $439 per night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266969
+1 -608 335-8375
Madison Southern Wisconsin
5

Charming house with great outdoor space

  • 5 of 5
Date of stay May 18-20, 2014
Our first stay at Cooksville Farmhouse and more amazing than anything we could have planned or hoped for. We had a houseful of guests on our first Monday and the gameroom, living space and beautiful land was bth entertaining and extremely intimate. The dinner set up in the barn was perfect and we would definitely suggest transforming the space into a temporary dining area! The weather this time of year this year was serene - sunny all day on Tuesday - and we spent most of our time out back which is just what we needed. Great to meet the two of you and see your beautiful home. It made our stay all the more wonderful. Thanks for everything and hope to see you again sometime. Good luck with the alligators.

Perhaps a little too warm in the upstairs bedroom with all of the storm windows.

Bob and Martha were very accommodating and went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful time. The back open space was wonderful for walks and enjoying the open space.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: No, we don't have alligators in the prairie. The comment about alligators refers to a pull toy my husband is making in quantity.

Besides our barn home, there is another smaller barn on the property in which this group served dinner to a group of 50+. It has a cement floor and is about to get lighting, and will be the site of future parties.
business
Rural Madison Farmstead Guest House Rental - $118 to $439 per night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266969
+1 -608 335-8375
Madison Southern Wisconsin
Washington, DC
5

Everyone wanted to come back!

  • 5 of 5
We met at this guesthouse in the fall of 2013 with our adult kids (from FL, CO, CA, WI) and their partners and one grandchild. What a great family rendezvous! Everyone had of their own room and there was plenty of family space for meals together, s'mores by the fire, and we especially liked the tabletop shuffleboard. The hosts were very accommodating, thought of our every need including sticks for s'mores and extra slippers. We easily cooked all our meals. Everyone wanted to come back.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Dane County Regional
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Pour House, Stoughton
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Evansville Country Club
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 138 and Hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Halverson's Supper Club, Stoughton
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Tyrol Basin Ski Area
Nearest Beach
11.5 Miles
Lake Kegonsa
Car: necessary

Cooksville is 19 miles from Madison and 2 hours from Chicago. Stoughton's Sytende Mai Festival, Madison's Iron Man, Edgerton's Thresheree are just a few of the local festivals.

Cooksville, “the Town that Time Forgot,” was built before the Civil War on the New England model around the village green. Most of the 1840’s houses surrounding the green still stand and are restored to their original quaint beauty. Go back in time and spend a day under the oak grove on the village green picnicking, playing croquet, bocce ball, softball, horseshoes, or flying kites.

Other Activities: horseshoes, prairie walks, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing

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Rates & Availability

Madison House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
One room up to 3 people
Sep 22 - Sep 23
1 night
$139
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.5%
Notes We have a 2 night minimum year round. 3 or 4 night minimum on certain holidays. We charge by the number of bedrooms.
One room with up to 3 people is $139.
Two rooms with up to 5 is $199.
Three rooms with up to 7 is $259.
Four rooms is $319 for up to 9.
Extra people add $30 per person per night. Max 13 people. 15% discount for 4 weekdays S-Th. Add Fri Sa at same rate. No discounts on holidays.
Prefer payment by check. CC accepted.
DEPOSITS AND CANCELLATIONS: For 2-3 nights stays the reservation is confirmed when 1st night payment is received. Contact us at least 7 days* prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation for a refund less a $25 processing fee. For 4+ night stays, the reservation is confirmed when payment of 50% is received. To cancel contact us 30 days prior.
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Amenities

Madison House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This is also the laundry room. It has a sink and mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , twin trundle also
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa is queen size.
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double size futon and sofa bed are for whole house rentals.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , floor mattress and/or twin folding cot
  • The master bedroom is located on the first floor. This light and airy bedroom has a private bath with Jacuzzi, walk in closet, and a king size bed. The second floor of the farmhouse is well suited for families with children. It includes 3 bedrooms described below and a shared bath with tub and shower. The Cone Flower Room has a queen size bed. The Compass Plant Room has 3 twin beds and a twin trundle. The Blue Stem Room has 2 twin beds as well as an extra twin mattress that can be pulled out and/or a twin folding cot. These 3 rooms are part of the original 1845 house and have the old fir plank floors and exposed, hand hewn timbers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
No smoking in the house, but okay to smoke outdoors. Fenced in backyard with firepit for bonfires. We provide wood. Great canoeing on the Badfish Creek which runs through Cooksville. Canoe and bike rentals available in Stoughton.

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