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Peaceful Country Estate with Pond, Near Madison and New Glarus

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Prairie Hill's great room is expansive and inviting.

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Last updated: 09/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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Have you ever gone on vacation only to return home feeling like you need another one because your vacation was so draining? Choosing a vacation rental that is in the country can go a long way toward helping you avoid that common scenario.

Prairie Hill is peaceful and private with beautiful views. In the early morning you can enjoy relaxing on the deck, sipping on your favorite drink and watching the fog lift from the pond as the sun rises. Don't be surprised to see geese, deer, or turkey at the pond. During the day you can watch for harriers, red tail hawks, sand hill cranes, and increasing sightings of bald eagles. Or drive 10 minutes to New Glarus (America’s Little Switzerland) to visit the wonderful shops, take a walk along the Sugar River Trail; grab a treat from the bakery or Sheri’s favorite coffee shop, The Fat Cat. New Glarus is filled with fun activities for the family. Or perhaps you’d like to drive to one of the other destinations nearby (Check the map for great locations to explore). Then drive back to Prairie Hill for an evening of rest; maybe a campfire down by the pond. Evenings here are serene and quiet with awe inspiring sunsets, and because we are away from the city lights the stars show off spectacularly on clear evenings!

Prairie Hill overlooks the scenic 25 acre property and surrounding rolling countryside. Within the 25 acres are extensive mowed 6' wide nature trails through the prairie and woods. The half-acre pond has a dock, beach, pergola, campfire pit, and is lined, aerated, and stocked with game fish.

Prairie Hill's 1000 square foot great room features a gourmet kitchen. There is ample space to cook and serve at the expansive, curved, hickory breakfast bar with 6 bar stools. Enjoy the stainless steel appliances, cookware, and dinnerware. The Dining area seats up to 8 with built-in buffet and booth. The great room also features window seats, a large leather sectional, and an entertainment center. Off of the great room you can enjoy the 12' by 32' west facing deck overlooking the pond and take in the long southwestern view. Deck furniture includes a table with 4 swivel rockers, and four lounge chairs. The lower level family room features abundant seating, 57' tv with over 200 channels, Blue Ray player, and surround sound.

The master bedroom is located in the southeast corner of the main level. The attached office with an east facing window offers additional space for any business you may need to attend to while away from home. The walk in closet allows plenty of storage for your personal items and leads to the master bathroom.

The second bedroom features a custom built, raised, king sized bed and an east facing window. The room also offers a relaxing lounge chair with ottoman and large closet.

The laundry/pantry room is located between the master bedroom and great room. It includes a guest bathroom and shower.

Prairie Hill’s lower level has two more bedrooms on the exposed, northern side. The first bedroom is a double room suite at the end of the hallway just past the lower level’s full bathroom. You’ll enjoy these cheerful adjoining rooms with cherry red bedroom set.

The fourth bedroom, with two twin size beds, has a cabin feel to it. The three large windows face west and north and offer a broad view of the prairie and pond.

Do you enjoy a daily workout? Then you’ll appreciate the gym featuring a Schwinn weight system and Life Fitness Flex Deck treadmill. There is also a TV with DVD in the gym.

Finally, you’ll have access to the two car garage during your stay at Prairie Hill.

We’ll be a call away in case you need anything.




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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private pond with beach and gamefish, six foot wide mowed hiking trails through woods and prairie, 25 private acres, campfire pit, 1000 square foot great room, gourmet kitchen, exercise area with weight machine and treadmill....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table and chairs seats 4 Booth seats 4 Breakfast bar seats 6 Folding chairs 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Schwinn weight system Life Fitness Flex Deck treadmill...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    private drive....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Detergent pellets provided...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    12x32' deck facing west overlooks prairie and pond...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn and 6 foot wide trails cover property....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    New Glarus public pool 15 minute drive...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat
Fall
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat
Winter 1
Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
Winter 2
Nov 29 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat
Christmas and New Year
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
Winter and Spring
Jan 3 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We will consider stays less than the minimum during any season if the requested date is less than two weeks away or if there are only a few days available between days that are already booked.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Hunting, firearms, fireworks, and undue noise are prohibited.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Hello, our names are Peter and Sheri Hartman. We're proud to invite you to enjoy Prairie Hill's 25 acres of peaceful countryside while being within 15 minutes to 1 1/2 hours from many interesting destinations. Some of our favorite pass times at Prairie Hill: Taking a late night walk down to the pond and lying down on the dock to look at the stars while being serenaded by the crickets and frogs. Hearing the coyotes night song. Stroll along the wide trails through the woods and past the prairie's pine groves. Collecting fossils. Harvesting pumpkins from the garden. Cutting down our own Christmas trees. Enjoying a campfire by the pond (for whatever reason, we've seen very few mosquitoes during our 14 years here.) Enjoying a hot drink on the deck while the day wakes up and the fog is just leaving. Sitting in the great room with a roaring fire crackling and making the 13 foot ceiling glow while we watch a movie or play a game. Bird watching. Creating and enjoying a delicious meal together. Star gazing. Some of our plans/dreams for Prairie Hill: Build a workshop/barn/pottery studio (would be fun to offer classes to guests). Build a covered deck off the front of the house. Face the house with stone. Prairie restoration. Pete works as a principal in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Sheri is an art curriculum developer for Kid's Junction. They and their four children manage Prairie Hill.

Why the Owner Chose New Glarus:
Have you ever gone on vacation only to return home feeling like you need another one because your vacation was so draining? Choosing a vacation rental that is in the country can go a long way toward helping you avoid that common scenario.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Time to Refresh... Life's current can seem to pull us along at an ever quickening pace. There comes a time when we want, and need, to slow down for a while and be refreshed. Prairie Hill Haven offers peace, wide open space with rolling hills and beautiful views, and a truly lovely and comfortable custom home to make your own during your stay.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Prairie Hill's great room is expansive and inviting.

    Prairie Hill's great room is expansive and inviting.

  • Plenty of space to prepare and enjoy meals.

    Plenty of space to prepare and enjoy meals.

  • Dinning area includes buffet and booth.

    Dinning area includes buffet and booth.

  • Bullrushes, irises, and decorative grasses line the pond.

    Bullrushes, irises, and decorative grasses line the pond.

  • High Efficiency front load washer and dryer for your convenience. Tide included.

    High Efficiency front load washer and dryer for your convenience. Tide included.

  • The views from the windows are of country side.

    The views from the windows are of country side.

  • Beautifully crafted custom made doors throughout the house add a special touch.

    Beautifully crafted custom made doors throughout the house add a special touch.

  • Guest King Bedroom features a raised bed with shelving. See previous picture.

    Guest King Bedroom features a raised bed with shelving. See previous picture.

  • Larger groups may also enjoy the option of using the lower level family room.

    Larger groups may also enjoy the option of using the lower level family room.

  • Enjoy an expansive view toward the pond, and more, from 3 large windows.

    Enjoy an expansive view toward the pond, and more, from 3 large windows.

  • Lower bedroom (north facing window) adjoins to second room with bed and closet.

    Lower bedroom (north facing window) adjoins to second room with bed and closet.

  • *Merry Christmas*

    *Merry Christmas*

  • A more recent photo taken fall of '13.

    A more recent photo taken fall of '13.

  • Enjoy a lined, aerated pond with dock and beach, stocked with game fish.

    Enjoy a lined, aerated pond with dock and beach, stocked with game fish.

  • The western view from the deck is expansive and quiet.

    The western view from the deck is expansive and quiet.

  • Master bed.

    Master bed.

  • Master bathroom with west facing window.

    Master bathroom with west facing window.

  • Guest King Bedroom has unique charm. Large closet with shelving.

    Guest King Bedroom has unique charm. Large closet with shelving.

  • Enjoy our Schwinn 8400 and treadmill while watching a movie.

    Enjoy our Schwinn 8400 and treadmill while watching a movie.

  • Our lower northwest facing room has a cabin feel. Quilts available for winter.

    Our lower northwest facing room has a cabin feel. Quilts available for winter.

  • Lower level bathroom with tub and shower.

    Lower level bathroom with tub and shower.

  • The red rooms have their own doors but also adjoin by an opening inside.

    The red rooms have their own doors but also adjoin by an opening inside.

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