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Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage, Prairie Style Stone & Cypress

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Last updated: 10/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mount Horeb cottage description

Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage was built for the world renowned chiropractor in 1952 by Architect, Herb Fritz Jr. in the Prairie Style of architecture made popular by Herb's Mentor, Frank Lloyd Wright. The cottage is centrally located in town on two acres and separated from the main house. The exterior is clad in clay tile and lanon stone and the interior finishes are stone and cypress walls with quarry tile and carpet floors.

The hilly local terrain, abandoned level rail road trails and off road trails in the state park provide opportunity for all levels of biking enthusiasts. Mount Horeb has an 18 hole golf course, public pool and almost weekly organized events within walking distance. The radiant floor heating system and wood burning stone fire place together with the proximity to down hill and cross country trails make an ideal winter retreat.

Keywords: Guest House, cottage, cabin

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library:

            IPod with dock and Stereo...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television:

            42' LD TV...moreless

          • Video Library


          • Away From It All
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Arboretum
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Horseshoes
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Mountain Biking
          • Roller Blading
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Tennis


              • Dining Area


              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Radiant infloor heating system...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone:

                Emergency outgoing only...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace:

                Firewood is provided $10/container...moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Coffee and Tea...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Golf:

                Nearby at Norsk Gulf and Bowl...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Down hill at Tyrol Basin X country skiing at Blue Mounds State Park...moreless



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              from 7 traveler reviews
              $130/night (Weekend night Fri-Sat and Holidays, 2 day minimum)double occupancy
              $110/night (Weekday night Sun-Thurs, 2 day minimum) double occupancy
              $10 Ea. Additional Person/night over two up to a maximum of 4
              $30 additional cleaning charge for single night stay
              $100/night   (Weekly rate except Holidays) 7 day minimum)
              Holidays: New Years Eve and day, Valentines Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 
              4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve and Day.
              Children 12 and older are welcome

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              Last updated: 10/27/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              42 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              0.4 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Grumpy Troll
              1.9 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Norsk Gulf Clup
              1.2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 18-151
              0.4 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Bistro 101
              5.3 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Tyrol Basin
              1.6 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Stewart Lake

              Car: Necessary

              Bike Trails, Little Norway, Cave of the Mounds, Duluth Trading Company, Norsk bowl, American Players Theater Spring Green, Blue Mounds State Park,


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1993

              About the owner: I am an Architect and my wife is a recently retired 4th grade public school teacher.

              Why the Owner Chose Mount Horeb:
              We purchased the property because of the mature landscape and to prevent the landmark with it's historical connection to both Frank Lloyd Wright and Clarence Gonstead, from becoming 6 lots in a planned subdivision. My wife walked across the street through the baseball diamond to work and I worked out of my home office for years so it was a good fit while raising kids.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Winter sunrise through the large sheets of glass, casts shadows on the field dressed lanon stone walls and reflects a warm tone off the low cypress ceilings. The radiantly heated floor and wood burning fireplace provide for a romantic getaway complete with Music served up from an Ipod and played though the vintage Marantz stereo from my college days. In the summer, the well placed mature landscaping provides cool shade and the thermal mass provides natural air conditioning so you can enjoy the interior environment or relax in a hammock under the filtered light of a mountain ash. The proximity to Main Street and the Bike trail means that you can leave your car parked in the driveway to enjoy the Quaint downtown and traditional residential urban planning of the old town where sidewalks are not interrupted by driveways and garages are on the alley. Downtown is now home to the Duluth Trading Company and numerous art galleries with both traditional and European choices in dining. Locally brewed wines and a brewpub offer more reasons to extend your stay.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Exterior


              • Bedroom


              • Kitchen


              • New Bathroom walls and floor finishes

                New Bathroom walls and floor finishes

              VRBO #139397

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Monday, October 27, 2014


              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 10/27/14
              Member since: 2007
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/27/2014
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              (608) 437-4374 (Wisconsin, USA)

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              Mount Horeb #139397

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