Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage, Prairie Style Stone & Cypress

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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


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Property Type

  • 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


  • Bicycles:

    Schwinn 6 speed Cruizers...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Bistro Table outside guest cottage except in the winter....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby at Norsk Gulf and Bowl...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal is not provided...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Down hill at Tyrol Basin X country skiing at Blue Mounds State Park Snow shoeing at Stewart County Park and Blue Mounds State Park....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120 $140
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Cleaning Fee of $30 is assessed only for single night stay.

50% deposit is non-refundable

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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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, Cave of the Mounds, Duluth Trading Company, Norsk bowl, American Players Theater and Taliesin in 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.

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Entry


  • Cuisinart and All Clad

    Cuisinart and All Clad

  • Lannon Stone

    Lannon Stone

  • Stereo and 6,000 songs

    Stereo and 6,000 songs

  • Garden level view

    Garden level view

  • Gardens and yards

    Gardens and yards

  • 42"LCD TV

    42"LCD TV

  • Terrazzo Shower

    Terrazzo Shower

  • Stone walls to platform

    Stone walls to platform

  • Panorama of back yard

    Panorama of back yard

  • Post Card 1952

    Post Card 1952

  • Kitchen


  • Morning Sun

    Morning Sun

  • Work Area w/ wireless

    Work Area w/ wireless

  • Lupines end of May

    Lupines end of May

  • Gallery to TV Room

    Gallery to TV Room

  • Corner reading chair

    Corner reading chair

  • Cypress walls and Ceiling

    Cypress walls and Ceiling

  • Evening glow by the fire

    Evening glow by the fire

  • Adirondack chairs

    Adirondack chairs

VRBO #139397

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 21, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Mount Horeb #139397

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