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A TOUCH OF COUNTRY LIVING Minutes from Madison

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Great place to stay for Trips to Madison for business trips, weddings, etc.

The property is located in the country with farm fields, horse farms and dairy cows near by. We are less than seven miles to Madison (the Wisconsin State Capitol), DeForest, Sun Prairie and Waunakee. We are 20 minutes away from the Alliant Center, Kohl's Center and Camp Randall. We are close to many excellent bike paths, the Madison Lakes, golf courses, UW and SSM Hospitals, the Palace Theater, Henry Vilas FREE Zoo, Overture Center of performing arts, Casinos, grocery stores and shopping centers. We are about 40 minutes from the Wisconsin Dells Water Parks We offer easy parking right at the front door, a patio and two acres of property to walk around. Easy access from the interstate 90/94/39

Butch & Barb Eschler
Member since: 2017
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 18, 2018

About Butch & Barb Eschler

We are semi-retired and have lived in our home over 40 years. We just finished remodeling the Guest House and are excited to have guests enjoy the nice area we created.


De Forest Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , We provide bathroom linens and 3 rolls of toilet paper
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , This is a split King
  • Great Room has a queen sleeper sofa sheets and pillows are in the #1 bedroom closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
No events to be held in Guest House, without pre-authorization.


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(21 traveler reviews)

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A TOUCH OF COUNTRY LIVING Minutes from Madison
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this home! It was perfect for our weekend girls getaway! Close to shopping and restaurants, cozy and it provided everything we could have needed!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mollee We are glad you and your friends enjoyed our Guest House and you left it in wonderful condition on your departure. We look forward to your coming back and the cookies you left for us are delicious, thank you.
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Wonderful and Gracious

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? This was an amazing VRBO with wonderful hosts. Barb and Butch did everything to make our stay enjoyable and over the top comfortable. A previous comment mentioned lack of spices but that has definitely been remedied. There were as many spices as we have at home. We hosted a small dinner and Barb made sure we had everything we needed. We have stayed at numerous VRBOs and this is most definitely at the top of the list. Clean, updated, spacious, marvelous kitchen, peaceful setting. Simply wonderful. When compared to the Hawaii VRBOs we have used, the sandy beach is the only thing that beats Barb and Butch’s place. We will be back !!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet & Jocko We want to say you were excellent guests and you sure left the Guest House in Great Condition when you left. We are glad your Thanksgiving Dinner was a success. You are sure welcome to book with us again. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Butch & Barb
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Cozy, clean and close

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we were greeted at the door to the time we left, our stay was wonderful. The home was fully furnished to the point we could cook a Thanksgiving dinner away from home for our daughter. We relaxed in the spacious place and went in to nearby towns for a meal or shopping here and there. It was out in the country but still just minutes away from everything you needed. We have already made plans to book again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were excited to have you has our guests and glad you could have time with your daughter. You are welcome to book with us again. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
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Los Angeles

Perfect Place for an Extended Stay! All the comforts of home. :)

  • 5 of 5

I had to go to Wisconsin for a few weeks on a work trip. This was a BRUTAL trip which would have my colleague and I working around the clock with little time for much else outside of the home. BARB was AMAZING! Not only did she accept a ton of deliveries before and during our stay- she was also really speedy with letting us know when things arrived. The home could not have been more perfect for two coworkers who needed ample space to spread out but some personal space as well. The laundry room was a godsend as was the large kitchen. My only complaint would be that there were very little basic cooking spices, etc. but seriously NOT A PROBLEM at all!! The place was clean and we enjoyed a tremendous amount of privacy. I also really appreciated that we were in the country as this prevented us from being easily distracted from our tasks- yet if we did find the time to go out everything was still within a ten minute drive. Easy! We left Barb with a ton of broken down boxes in the house (for that I felt guilty!) but the weather made me opt for that over leaving a soggy mess outside to sit until recyclng day. This place is wonderful and the hosts are the sweetest you could ever meet. I hope we were as decent guests as they deserve. :)

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as guests and want you to know that we have added more cooking spices to our kitchen. Glad your work trip was a success and you will stay with us again if you come to Madison.
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Private place to stay, but close to everything

  • 5 of 5

4 of us stayed here for our annual girls weekend and it worked out perfect. It was a great place to sit and catch up and close enough to be able to go have some fun too. It's pretty central to everything. We went into Waunakee and Sun Prairie to do some shopping and then to Poynette to the apple orchard all of which were within minutes.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you gals were able to spend quality time together to catch up. We enjoyed having you and are so glad our Guest House worked for you. You are welcome to book again sometime with us.
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Wonderful Home to Stay In

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home when we came into Madison for a wedding. It was inviting and very comfortable. The commute to Madison was easy and quick. The home had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable so we all got a good nights sleep.

Thanks so much,

Paul & Ellen

Grand Island, NY

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ellen & Paul We were very happy to have you as our guests. Also glad to you were able to find everything in the area that you needed. Hope you located the Mouse House on your way out to purchase cheese and be able to send it ok. You are more than welcome to stay with us again in the future. Butch & Barb
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Nearest Airport
8.3 Miles
Dane County Regional Airport about 12 min away
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Paddle Inn - Token Creek and many more
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
FREE Merrimac Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Windsor Country Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate I90/94/39
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Cascade Mountain

We are not far from the Henry Vilas FREE Zoo and also to the FREE Ferry Across Lake Wisconsin at Merrimac. You can also tour the Wisconsin State Capitol for FREE and there is the Farmers Market on the Madison Capital Square on Saturdays. We are close to the University of Wisconsin, Alliant Center, Overture Center of preforming arts, grocery stores and other shopping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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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