Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage, Prairie Style, Stone & Tide Water Cypress

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Overview of Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage, Prairie Style, Stone & Tide Water Cypress


Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage, Prairie Style, Stone & Tide Water Cypress

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1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Space
Mt Horeb, WI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMt. Horeb Area Museum8 min walk
  • Popular LocationCave of The Mounds National Natural Landmark8 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlue Mound State Park10 min drive
  • AirportMadison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional)43 min drive

Rooms & beds

1 bedroom (sleeps 2)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Convertible bed(s)

1 Queen Bed


1 Double Futon

1 bathroom

Bathroom 1

Bathtub or shower · Toilet


Deck or patio
Outdoor play area
Dining Area

About this property

Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage, Prairie Style, Stone & Tide Water Cypress

The Guest Cottage was built for the world renowned Chiropractor, Clarance Gonstead from 1950 - 1952 and designed 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 tide water cypress walls and ceiling 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. Old farts can bring your own e-bike and use this as your base to explore the drift-less region. We provide descent gravel trail bikes if you are traveling light. Mount Horeb has a village owned public golf course, public pool and almost weekly organized events within walking distance. The radiant floor heating system and the proximity to down ski hills, cross country trails and an outdoor ice skating rink blocks away, make this an ideal winter retreat, unfortunately we have had to fall in line with all the other inns and discontinue use of the wood burning fireplace to satisfy insurance restrictions so we installed a 4K television with a sound bar that provides the visual and auditory ambience of a variety of wood burning fire places and the floor provides the heat. You also have the flexibility of watching a movie on an internet TV.

The rear bedroom has been converted into a full blown office with a wrap around view of the gardens, "Uplift" sit/stand desk, comfortable office chair, file cabinet and 4K monitor w/ laptop mount on (2) VESA mount floating arms. USB-C, HDMI and Display port compatible.

Keywords: Guest House, cottage, cabin, prairie style, mid century modern, mcm, Taliesin, Architecture, FLW, Frank Lloyd Wright, Herb Fritz, Spring Green, Architect, trail, bikes, driftless, office, monitor, Uplift, sit/stand, desk, extended stay, long term


Sustainability practices

Electric car charging station
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Free WiFi
Outdoor Space

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House Rules

Check in after 3:00 PM
Minimum age to rent: 21
Check out before 11:00 AM


Children allowed: ages 13-17
Children 12 and older


No events allowed


No pets allowed


Smoking is not permitted

Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector