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On the Nat'l Register of Historic Places, Serene Wooded Setting in Baraboo Range

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The historic Artist's Cottage in winter.

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Part of historic and tranquil Durward's Glen Retreat

A three-level building in the gothic style built as the home and studio of artist and naturalist Charles Durward. Building on the National Register of Historic Places.

Main level consists of living room, dining area and bedroom with double/full bed, and covered porch with wicker furniture. Kitchen and full bathroom on lower level. Bedroom with two twin beds upstairs. The Cottage can house a maximum of 4 adults. Charming Gothic details and original fixtures throughout.

All rooms include fresh bed linens and towels. Kitchen is stocked with amenities including cook top and oven, toaster, drip coffee pot, pots, pans, dishes and utensils.

Spacious bathroom includes tub/shower combo.

The Artist's Cottage is nestled next to pristine Prentice Creek, which is audible from the interior of the cottage. It is part of the historic grounds of Durward's Glen, settled by Scottish Immigrants in the mid-1800s.

Durward's Glen is a year-round destination for birders, geologists, botanists and other naturalists. Enjoy hiking trails, a pond, picnic area, fire ring, and canyon surrounded by old-growth white pine and oak.

Lodging is also available in our 30-bedroom Main Lodge, and the Cornerstone Hermitage (also on the National Register of Historic Places). More information is available at www.durwardsglen.org. You can call our office at 608-356-8113.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Main Level Bedroom: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Second Floor Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Up flight of steep stairs...moreless

  • Comfortable beds with fresh, crisp linens provided. Second floor bedroom has a window air conditioner for your summer sleeping comfort....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    On Lower Level of cottage, down a flight of stairs....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Located within the Baraboo Hills National Natural Landmark, just minutes away from state parks and natural areas....moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Spring-fed Prentice Creek rambles through property and feeds a two-acre pond. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi is available in the Log Lodge near the Artist Cottage....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Cell phone service is limited within the Glen. Phones are available for guests in the Log Lodge....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Notes:

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received prior to 90 days of arrival date: full refund of deposit

Cancellations received within 90 days of arrival date: return of deposit will be contingent upon our ability to re-book the cottage. All cancellations are subject to a $35 service fee.

Nonprofit groups need to provide their Tax Exempt Number when reserving their stay.

Deposit of $164.25 (one night's stay plus tax) due on booking. Balance due on arrival.


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Location

39 Miles
Nearest Airport
Madison, Wisconsin (Dane County Regional Airport)
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Merrimac Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Baraboo Country Club
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Portage, WI
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 90/94
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Devil's Head Ski Resort
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
Devil's Lake State Park

Car: Recommended

Durward’s Glen is located in the heart of the Baraboo Range National Natural Landmark near Baraboo, Merrimac, Wisconsin Dells, and Portage. Minutes to natural areas including Devil’s Lake State Park and Parfrey's Glen, the Merrimac Ferry, historic downtown Baraboo, the Aldo Leopold Foundation, International Crane Foundation, Circus World Museum, and indoor and outdoor water parks.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Durward's Glen is a place full of natural beauty, history, and spirituality. Originally settled by the family of Bernard Durward in 1862, and later used as a training center for Catholic priests, The Glen is currently operated by a Friend's group - Durward's Glen OLRG Ltd.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

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Photos

  • The historic Artist's Cottage in winter.

    The historic Artist's Cottage in winter.

  • Durward's Glen is located on the eastern edge of the scenic Baraboo Range.

    Durward's Glen is located on the eastern edge of the scenic Baraboo Range.

  • The main level sitting area overlooks babbling Prentice Creek.

    The main level sitting area overlooks babbling Prentice Creek.

  • Kitchen is located in lower level and includes all the basic amenities.

    Kitchen is located in lower level and includes all the basic amenities.

  • The stairway to the second level, carved by Charles Durward in the late 1800s.

    The stairway to the second level, carved by Charles Durward in the late 1800s.

  • The artist's cottage in summer.  The porch is a quiet place to reflect.

    The artist's cottage in summer. The porch is a quiet place to reflect.

  • The pond is located just a hop and skip from your front porch.

    The pond is located just a hop and skip from your front porch.

  • An old growth white pine towers above The Glen, just a short walk from your door

    An old growth white pine towers above The Glen, just a short walk from your door

  • The gothic fountain was placed by the Durward's in the mid-1800s.

    The gothic fountain was placed by the Durward's in the mid-1800s.

  • Looking up at the Artist's Cottage from Prentice Creek.

    Looking up at the Artist's Cottage from Prentice Creek.

  • Main level sitting area overlooks pristine Prentice Creek.

    Main level sitting area overlooks pristine Prentice Creek.

  • Bedroom on main level has a comfortable double bed.

    Bedroom on main level has a comfortable double bed.

  • Original windows and fixtures throughout.

    Original windows and fixtures throughout.

  • Second floor bedroom includes two twin beds. Air conditioned for summer comfort.

    Second floor bedroom includes two twin beds. Air conditioned for summer comfort.

  • View from the cottage's parking pad down Prentice Creek.

    View from the cottage's parking pad down Prentice Creek.

  • Just uphill from the Artist's Cottage is the Durward's Glen Main Lodge & Chapel.

    Just uphill from the Artist's Cottage is the Durward's Glen Main Lodge & Chapel.

  • A bridge leads you across Prentice Creek, linking fountain with the picnic area.

    A bridge leads you across Prentice Creek, linking fountain with the picnic area.

  • The Grotto and Saint Anthony statues reflect The Glen's spiritual history.

    The Grotto and Saint Anthony statues reflect The Glen's spiritual history.

VRBO #552228

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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