Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage, Prairie Style Stone & Cypress
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
- 900 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Living Room seats 4
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Ice Skating
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
We loved our stay at the cottage. Everything was in place. Quiet and relaxing. Highly recommend. Mt. Horeb is great small town.
- Guest Terry
- Date of stay 09/23/12
- Review Submitted 10/04/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
Wonderful cottage! Excellent location!
Wonderful cottage! Excellent location!
This is a charming cottage, well situated for our recent trip to Wisconsin. It is close to Cave of the Mounds, House on the Rock, as well as Madison. It is a quiet setting, and we enjoyed our stay immensely. The cottage was very clean and well appointed. It has a very interesting history, and we honored to be able to stay there. The grounds surrounding the cottage are beautiful and we enjoyed sitting outside and watching the neighbors walk by. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip! I would highly recommend staying at the Gonstead guest cottage!
- Guest Carol
- Date of stay 06/10/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing, people with disabilities.
Relaxing and Comfortable
Relaxing and Comfortable
My son and I stayed here for a few days in the winter. The cottage is beautiful and well appointed. We toured a local cave, went sledding and ate delicious local food. Having a fire in the evening was really cozy, as we had evening snacks. We are returning for a summer visit soon--to go biking!
- Guest Sandra
- Date of stay 01/03/08
- Review Submitted 07/19/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.
$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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- Nearest Airport: MSN at 42 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 18-151 at 1.2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Stewart Lake at 1.6 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Grumpy Troll at 0.4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Tyrol Basin at 5.3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Norsk Gulf Clup at 1.9 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Bistro 101 at 0.4 Miles
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.
- Primary: (608) 437-4374 (Wisconsin, USA)
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