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Rural Madison Farmstead - $118 to $439 per night. See Rates below.

Martha Degner

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Rural Madison Farmstead - $118 to $439 per night. See Rates below.

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Madison House Rental Photos and Description

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

We charge by the number of bedrooms used. One bedroom is $139 per night. Two bedrooms is $199 per night. Three bedrooms is $259 per night. Four bedrooms is $369 per night for up to 9 people. $30 per person per night for more than 9. Max 13. See Rates section below for more details.

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.

Inquire about using our English Barn for parties, rehearsal dinners, family reunions. Photo below.

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.

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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 (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

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 manager

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!
Nov 2012
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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Rural Madison Farmstead - $118 to $439 per night. See Rates below.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 40 reviews
United States
5

What a GEM!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lena and Jane wrote:

Thank you for creating such a wonderful home. The touches in the house far exceeded my expectations! We all loved being here. We're big cat fans, and loved that your cat escorted us up the walkway to the house when we arrived!! We named him "Hamish" but I'm sure he has a much more appropriate name.

Thank you for giving us a few minutes away from the rat-race to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Your home is a little slice of heaven and I'm sure we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rochester
5

Wonderful Farmhouse -- Loved the special touches.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your wonderful Farmhouse -- Loved the home, all the special touches. Beautiful. Thanks for informing us of the charming country store -- We only had a chance to buy ice cream since we arrived with more than enough food and drinks for a week. The fireplace and wood stove were awesome -- thanks for all the firewood. Incredibly spacious and beautiful. Look forward to renting again.

We enjoyed a couple walks looking at the historic homes -- and had the great fortune of meeting your neighbor, Larry --- fascinating guy that shared his great knowledge and experience restoring the church and his historic home. Larry provided an unexpected experience that greatly contributed to our pleasurable visit in Cooksville.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful weekend away for families

  • 5 of 5

Your farmhouse was the perfect place for our families to connect and enjoy a weekend together. Your hospitality and attention to detail made all the difference - we enjoyed the game room, the cozy fires, and especially the tour of the barn and meeting the animals! The fresh eggs for breakfast were delicious, and the toboggan ride along your lovely trail was a hit with all the kids. With plenty of space for everyone, this house is great for families. Thank you!! P.S. Will was delighted to find little hidden figurines around the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our goal was to spend a few days "away from it all." We had a very relaxing visit, really enjoyed the farmhouse & property! Thanks so much for the endless supply of eggs & firewood. Also, thank you for the tour of the barn! It is obvious that Martha & Bob have spent countless hours & put much thought into making the farmhouse & barn a home and haven. Our "kids", ages 22, 21 and 19 requested that we book again for next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Relaxing Getaway for Adults and Youth

  • 5 of 5

We all loved it!  We needed a place to stay for Cheese Days in Monroe.  This was warm and spacious and the owners are so gracious and accommodations are super.  The art work, books, and kitchen equipment are all wonderful!  There were 10 of us but it never felt crowded.  We had a fire, even.  We want to come back in the winter and try snowshoeing.  I highly recommend this inn.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Saint Louis, Missouri
5

Wonderful family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for hosting a wonderful family retreat for us. The fireplace, dining room and shuffleboard table were our main gathering spots. And the kitchen! We cooked, ate, laughed, played board games, walked the prairie, visited the County Store and had a joyous time under your roof. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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

From $139 Per night

Madison House Rental Rates

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Year Round
Feb 3 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
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$139
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$827
$3,544
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$139
$827
$3,544
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

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
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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