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Peaceful Country Estate with Pond, Near Madison and New Glarus

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

If you would like to book Prairie Hill Haven directly with us and avoid the convenience fee charged by VRBO, send us an email rather than request to book in the upper right. We also have our own website and are listed with the New Glarus Chamber of Commerce and Green County Wisconsin Tourism. The VRBO advertising site does not allow any information that would allow potential guests to contact us directly, but that information can be readily found on the other sites noted above.

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.


More Details

Pete Hartman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Pete Hartman

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.

Pete Hartman purchased this house in 1999

Why Pete Hartman chose Wisconsin

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Blanchardville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , double room suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.


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Peaceful Country Estate with Pond, Near Madison and New Glarus
average rating of 4.984375 based on 64 reviews

Wonderful country stay

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I recently spent 5 days here for a sisters reunion. We found the accommodations excellent. The pictures of the house and property were just as we found everything. Everything was clean and well kept. The kitchen was well stocked with every cooking tools, pots or pans we could want and we are cooks! The property was quiet and restful and the walking trails were easy to navigate. The view of the pond from the deck was amazing. We even got some great pictures of a rainbow that curled right over the house. We all enjoyed the stay and would recommend these accommodations to anyone looking for a similar country stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Prairie Hill in January and loved it so much that we immediately made reservations to visit again in August. The home is absolutely beautiful! It is evident that Pete and Sheri have their guests’ comfort and convenience in mind…no detail was overlooked.

In January, we enjoyed relaxing in front of the fireplace and cooking meals together in the amazing kitchen. On our recent visit, we were able to explore the property using the groomed walking paths that wind around the pond. We spent many evenings chatting around the fire table on the deck and watching the incredible sunsets. Prairie Hill is the perfect place to relax and unplug!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Time at Prarie Hill

  • 5 of 5

Prairie Hill is the prefect place to enjoy family time. The beautiful home and amazing views offer a peaceful setting to reconnect and enjoy family.

The trails were enjoyed by our runners and early morning walkers. they always returned with reports of deer sightings and remarks of how peaceful it was.

While Prairie Hill offered a serene setting it is also located close to activities that appealed to the younger members of the family. A picnic and afternoon of exploring the Blue Mound Cave was enjoyed by all as was our day at a water park in the Dells. However, the fishing enjoyed at the Prairie Hill pond wins hands down. What fun----am sure we'll be hearing many "fish stories" for years to come. A campfire down by the pond complete with smores was the perfect way to spend our last evening at Prairie Hill.

We are very grateful for the opportunity to spend time at Prairie Hill. It has provided us with memories we will cherish for years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Really enjoyed!

  • 5 of 5

Made good use of the walking paths tgat were freshly mowed when we arrived. Libing area with open kitchen was great for family time. Owner was attentive and easy to work with. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beutiful property and home.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing stay with our family. Peter and Sheri are an amazing hosts. Everything uou need is there and I can't say enough good things about our stay. Thank you both for having us.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect newlywed getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Prairie Hill the day after our wedding and it was even better than what we'd been envisioning from the pictures! We felt right at home in the very clean, spacious and tastefully decorated retreat! We spent a few days walking the paths, stargazing, sipping coffee and wine on the back deck while looking out over the rolling hills and tall grasses swaying in the wind. We loved seeing the cardinals, blue jays and woodpeckers visiting the bird feeder. We visited the shops of New Glarus, tasted beer at New Glarus Brewery, went to mass in town and went out hiking. We were able to make some delicious meals in the fully stocked kitchen. The owners were so helpful and responsive to any questions or needs (though we could hardly ask for anything more than the house provided!). On our last morning, a doe walked down to the pond and went for a swim while we watched from the deck. We were grateful for the opportunity to stop next door and personally thank Sheri before saying goodbye to Prairie Hill. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Yellowstone Lake and Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
New Glarus
Nearest Point of Interest
Mount Horeb
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Wiconsin Dells
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Mineral Point

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

We will consider stays less than the minimum number of nights during any season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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