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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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 Southern Wisconsin

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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 26 reviews
Glenview, IL

Beautiful home with wonderful view.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Judy's home in Spring Green. The home has everything you need for a great vacation. Near to lots of fun things to do. My grandchildren loved the canoe trip they booked and it was very close by. Took a side trip to Cave of the Mounds. Did some hiking and had lunch at Freddy Valentines in town. We also spent lots of time on the screened porch and at night had a fantastic view of the stars. The home is very lovely and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fantastic as usual

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this property was a satisfactory as the first. The location, furnishings, and thoughtful amenities are top-notch, and we're sure to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Driftless Beauty

  • 5 of 5

The "Driftless Region" of Wisconsin is a beautiful area and this home is no exception. It is situated on the fairway of a golf course with a spectacular view of the course and adjacent hill side. The flow of golfers past the home was never obtrusive. There is both a screen porch and concrete patio with ample seating in both areas. The near constant singing of song birds could be heard through the day and observed while at one of three bird feeders.

The home is adorned with comfortable furniture and decorated with a "Taliesin" flare. Judith the owner has decorated the home very tastefully and has paid significant attention to detail. There is a flat screen television in the main section of the home with a collection of DVD's. The kitchen is well appointed to perform more than basic cooking. Gourmet coffee with a coffee grinder was provided. Charcoal was also included with a newer Weber Grill and electric starter.

Of utmost concern for this three day stint was the ability to bring our beloved dog-yes, the home is pet friendly.

We shared the home with our daughter and son in law and were very comfortable with the floor layout and space. If you are interested in a quiet, out of the way, and well appointed home-this is your answer!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho

Serene Wisconsin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at Judith's beautiful home in the rolling hills. The house is beautifully decorated and has an open floor plan that makes it easy to spread out or to sit with family. It is stocked with everything one needs for a quiet and restful retreat. Judith is very accommodating and easy to contact on the phone or through email. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, tranquil, in nature and golf too!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 days staying at this well kept, beautifully designed gem in the Spring Green area. It is close to many activities including the great golf course it is located on. We had a great golf experience even with not so great weather. In a past stay to see the theater we had a wonder full time as well. The house has all the conveniences but I truly enjoy the closeness to nature you feel while being in the house or on the patio.

We will love coming back again and enjoying the pleasures the house and the area have to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here for a girls weekend! The house was perfect and had everything we needed, we hardly left! We did get away for a visit to House on the Rock and really enjoyed our time there as well. The house had everything you could need for a short or long stay and Judith was extremely helpful with anything we needed. We would love to come back for another stay any time we can make the time for it.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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

Spring Green House Rental Rates

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per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.
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