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Picturesque Golf Course Home Near American Players Theatre, Taliesin, WI River

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,890 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Unique Architectural Features Overlooking 12th Fairway

Secluded Taliesin designed ranch on the 12th fairway of The House on the Rock Golf Course. With American Players Theatre and Taliesin just down the road, the Wisconsin River and village of Spring Green minutes away, and The House on the Rock Attraction 15 minutes away.

A wall of windows overlooks the beautiful golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Enjoy the birds and wildlife surrounding the home or take a short drive to Tower Hill State park for hiking and to see the Historic Shot Tower. Swimming, fishing and kayaking on the Wisconsin River is 2 miles away. Wander in Spring Green, noted as one of the 20 top small towns by Smithsonian Magazine, exploring its many unique shops, cafes, bookstore and art galleries.

Please note, cell reception might be less than optimum inside the house. Best reception can be found outside or on the screen porch. A land-line is available for local calls and emergencies.

More Details

Judith Smith
Member since: 2015
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:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Judith Smith

I love the Spring Green area. I originally moved here in 1983 to work in the costume shop at American Players Theatre. Since then, I have worked at the Santa Fe Opera and The Goodman Theatre in Chicago enjoying painting and dyeing costumes. I have also worked professionally as a Textile Designer for Lands End and American Girl. I like to travel and visit parts of the world where beautiful costumes are still created by indigenous artisans. I collect textiles and enjoy having them around me in my home.

Judith Smith purchased this house in 2013

Why Judith Smith chose Spring Green

In 2013, I purchased this property. I was learning to golf and am an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural style. When I learned this house was the first "model home" built for the resort and was designed by Wright's chief draughtsman, John Howe, I became even more thrilled! The home is unique to The House On the Rock Resort complex. It is independent of the resort but is part of it's former history. I have moved farther north of the SG region but my family and I love the house and want to continue to enjoy it as well as share it with others!

What makes this house unique

The first thing I notice about the property is the gorgeous tall pines surrounding it. Once inside the house, the view outside towards the golf course is spectacular. The outside comes inside through the expanse of windows! The space feels serene, open and light. The screen porch brings one even closer to nature. I love sitting there and listening to the spring peepers--or frogs! So many birds frequent my yard-bluebirds nest in the bird house, grosbeaks at the feeders. In the winter I have deer come right up to my windows. I also have noticed coyotes in the snow frolicking!


Spring Green House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1890 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bathrooms Master Bathroom-Whirlpool tub, shower, double sink 
 Guest Bathroom –combination tub/shower

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 Bedrooms
 Master Bedroom: 1 king
 bed, cable TV, lots of closet space, one bathroom Guest Bedroom: 1 queen 
 *Living-room Sleep Sofa: 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Spa treatments, fitness center, and pool are available for additional price at the House on the Rock Resort. Ask owner for more details.


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Picturesque Golf Course Home Near American Players Theatre, Taliesin, WI River
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Perfect relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in the house and we had another wonderful time! The house really has everything you need, and since we were there in the off season it was especially quiet and cozy, though we still saw quite a few different birds. The only negative of our trip was that the driveway and entrance to the house had not been shoveled and it was pretty snowy and slippery. We did a bit of shoveling and found some salt to put down, but it would have been nice if that had been taken care of prior to our arrival. Overall though we had an excellent trip and are already planning to come back again next spring!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greta: I apologize for the snow inconvenience! I do have my plowing scheduled on a regular basis over the winter months. Next time I will be sure my plow guy has made a visit prior to your arrival! Judith
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Lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home in a beautiful setting hidden in the hills around Taliesin. It is quite close to everything Frank Lloyd Wright, and the house itself is reminiscent. Everything you need is here. You can't go wrong with this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the location

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Attractive, Comfortable, and Well Appointed Home

  • 5 of 5

Our adult family of four really enjoyed staying at this home located on the quiet Springs Golf Course. The home was neat, clean and well organized. We really enjoyed just relaxing in the comfortable living room and tv seating areas with the substantial picture windows really engaging us with the lovely outside. The bedrooms were spacious, quiet and very comfortable beds. Bathrooms were neat and well organized. The kitchen was spacious, fully accessorized and able to accommodate all of our food and beverages. The furnishings are in good shape with lots of the owner's decorations, interesting books, and art work all so well coordinated. We shall return to enjoy again, hopefully in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house near APT and other attractions

  • 5 of 5

This is an attractive and very comfortable house near American Players Theatre (APT) as well as golf and Taliesin and the Wisconsin River and Devil's Lake and ... .

The kitchen is large and very well supplied, and beds are comfortable, the living area is spacious, the screened in porch is lovely. Judy was responsive to everything. Truly a delightful stay in every way. We hope to stay here again on future visits to Spring Green.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean. Comfortable. Gorgeous views

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Dane County Airport, Madison, WI
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The House on the Rock Resort
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
The House on the Rock Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 23
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
The House on the Rock Resort
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Peck's Landing on the Wisconsin River
Car: recommended

Located only 45 minutes west of Madison, this home is in the heart of the Wisconsin River Valley. Enjoy close proximity to American Players Theatre, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, The House on the Rock Attraction (15 minutes away), Tower Hill State Park and it's historic Shot Tower, the WI River, and the town of Spring Green (pop.1622)-noted as one of the top 20 small towns in America by Smithsonian magazine in 2014.

The house is adjacent to The House on the Rock Resort and it's beautifully designed 27-hole golf course-----

The 18 hole Springs Course was designed by world renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and is rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest. The course winds along the valley floor, has generous landing areas and water hazards on nearly every hole.

Equally as challenging and visually breath-taking is the North Nine, designed by Roger Packard and Two-Time U.S. Open Champion Andy North. The course, also rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest, offers dramatic changes in elevation and subtly sloped greens.

TALIESIN-Taliesin was the home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He first designed the home for himself in 1911. From that time until his death in 1959, Wright continuously changed the home and the surrounding landscape, which included buildings that he had designed for his family.

At the time of Frank Lloyd Wright's death, "Taliesin" referred to the home, the surrounding 600-acre estate, and 4 other Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center is your gateway to all things Frank Lloyd Wright. Overlooking the scenic Wisconsin River is a Wright-designed building where you can purchase a tour, shop in the Taliesin Bookstore, and enjoy a meal in the Riverview Terrace Cafe, all while taking in the picturesque view through windows which sweep the entire building.

Tour Overview

The regular season runs May 1 through October 31 and includes six types of tours. House Tours are also available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in April and November. Because the Taliesin Estate is privately owned, it is accessible only on a guided tour.

All tours begin at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, which is free and open to the public while tours are going on.

Riverview Terrace Cafe

The Riverview Terrace Cafe has a warm, friendly atmosphere with casual dining.

THE HOUSE ON THE ROCK-- a home built in the 1960s by architect Alex Jordan. Over the years, the house has expanded to house multiple fanciful rooms (like the Infinity Room, which juts out 200-feet over the forest below) and bizarre collections.

AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE-- a nationally-known and renowned theater that features plays outdoors and indoors. Each season APT features 6 plays in their Up the Hill Theatre, an outdoor stage that sits atop the valley within the woods, and 4 plays inside their intimate and captivating indoor Touchstone Theatre. Their touching, funny, dramatic plays are a must-see for those visiting the Spring Green area. The real treat are the plays Up the Hill, you will never see such great theater in such a beautiful, awe-inspiring setting. Watch the masterpieces of Shakespeare, Coward, Stoppard and others as you hear the crickets and birds chirping and gaze at the moon above. You may even see a play one night and the next day see the actors around Spring Green relaxing in a local cafe or bookstore!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $100

Monthly rates depend on the actual amount of days in the month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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