Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, 2 person romantic getaway
About Joyce Wall
I am a retired Architect and my wife is a retired 4th grade public school teacher and we are both on to our second and third retirement jobs.
Joyce Wall purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Joyce Wall 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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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 Music served up from an Ipod and played though the vintage stereo together with convenient proximity to down hill, cross country, skating and snow shoeing makes it a great romantic getaway for more energetic guests. 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 beers and wines offer more reasons to extend your stay.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
One of the Best
We’ve stayed in a lot of cool and unique places, but this was by far one of the coolest and best experiences we’ve had in our travels. Amazing hoarse, insane property, amazing room. 5+ starts. Hope to be back sometime.
A special experience
We loved being able to stay in this historic property. Phil and Joyce were wonderful hosts and shared the story of how they rescued and preserved this beautiful house. There were many added touches in the guest house to make our stay comfortable and special. It is our pleasure to recommend it highly.
Gonstead Cottage Rocks!
The Walls were welcoming, informative, and friendly. The guest house is cozy and comfortable with beautiful butterfly and hummingbird views. If you like Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, you’ll like this place. Thank goodness for the Walls and their vision to save this historic home.
Wonderful stop over
We opted to break up a drive to Indiana and are so happy Joyce and Phil’s guest house was available. They were so very helpful, the house was absolutely amazing and we will not hesitate to stay again!
High expectations and it was even better than expected.
Architectural gem in Mt Horeb. Fabulous hosts, peaceful setting. Cannot recommend more highly!
A truly amazing property a short walk from all that main street Mt. Horeb has to offer, or stay put and enjoy the natural beauty, peace and quiet. Ask the property owners, Phil and Joyce, to tell you the story of how they rescued the property from ruin and restored it to the magnificent place it is today.
Bike Trails, Cave of the Mounds, Duluth Trading Company, Norsk bowl, American Players Theater and Taliesin in Spring Green, Blue Mounds State Park.