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A Unique Country Getaway Just Minutes From Downtown Madison, WI

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,300 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

5 bedroom 2.5 bath, sleeps up to 20. A quiet and tranquil, wooded setting

Nestled in a wooded area on 45 picturesque, quiet and secluded acres, HORSEFEATHER CREEK offers tastefully decorated rooms, fully furnished kitchen, separate dining areas with an additional third area available if needed, two and one-half bathrooms, two fireplaces, workout room, library, several large flat panel TV's, WiFi, multiple decks and patios, Weber Genesis gas grill (Seasonal), yard games, large fire pit, scenic private pond with beach, outdoor activities include hiking, biking, wildlife viewing in a natural setting, ample on-site parking.

OPTIONAL SEPARATE RENTAL: Spacious lower level one-bedroom unit with private entrance that opens onto a flagstone patio. Sleeping accommodations for up to six guests (One queen-size bed, a double futon with single bunk and a sleeper sofa with an AirDream Mattress. This unit has a large living room with fireplace, billiard table, flat-screen TV's and DVD,WiFi, fully furnished kitchen which includes a stove, refrigerator and microwave, dishes, pots/pans, linens/towels. Full size bath includes a sink, toilet and shower, plenty of storage, workout room. (Contact Owner for rates.)

OPTIONAL RENTAL: CountryHouse 5-Bdrm. (vrbo#849967) and

OPTIONAL RENTAL: Horsefeather Creek 1-Bdrm. (Contact Owner)

More Details

Lindsey Jacobson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Lindsey Jacobson

My husband and I purchased this home in 1982. We raised our children here along with horses, pet sheep, goat, chickens, dogs and cats and birds. We chose to open up HORSEFEATHER CREEK to others because it holds a special place in our hearts. It has so much to offer that we wanted to share it with our guests.

Lindsey Jacobson purchased this chateau / country house in 1982

Why Lindsey Jacobson chose Sun Prairie

We have lived in this area all of our adult lives. We found this house and fell in love with it. We also wanted to raise our children in a country setting with lots of animals.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Scenic country setting with wide open spaces yet having the convenience of being close to a big city and all that has to offer. This is a beautiful, comfortable and secluded home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the 2nd time I've booked this property, and it was perfect again! We had a lot of family coming into town for our daughter's wedding, and Hosefeather Creek was ideal for a family reunion. Everything was very comfortable and clean. The property is gorgeous! The owner, Lin, is exceptionally accommodating and is very easy to work with. She knows the Madison area very well and had some awesome recommendations for dining and activities. It is just a couple of miles from I-94 and I-90, with easy access to all of Southern Wisconsin. The kitchens are well appointed. The kids (and one set of parents) were up one morning until 2:30 playing flashlight tag in the wooded area near the house. The sandy beach is a great place to relax, too. Everyone loved the hot tub.
Jul 2014
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Sun Prairie Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Double sinks, large walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL SPACE FOR RENT: Spacious one-bedroom unit on lower level has sleeping accommodations for additional SIX guests, includes full kitchen, livingroom with fireplace, bathroom with shower and billiard table. (Contact Owner for Rates)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
PLEASE NOTE: On-Site Stables, animals, equipment, pastures and paddocks are private and not associated with Horsefeather Creek rental property. Events are allowed for an additional charge. Contact Owner for details. Payments made by Credit Card, will be charged an additional 3.25%. To our valued guests, the code for entry to Horsefeather Creek will be given upon arrival.


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A Unique Country Getaway Just Minutes From Downtown Madison, WI
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 62 reviews

Perfect for a retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 people attending a board retreat. The house is warm, comfortable and homey. The views are exceptional and the house had everything we needed. We had a great retreat and would highly recommend others to use this facility.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The land is absolutely gorgeous. It's very serene and peaceful. The home is kept incredibly spotless and very well maintained. Lindsey is very prompt in answering any and all questions. She is very helpful and has provided any and all necessities you can imagine. The home is very spacious and easily accommodates many people.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Everything as advertised and more. You won't be bored at any time!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend renting this property for larger groups of people. In addition to the house being extremely accommodating to larger groups (up to 20), there is plenty of things provided that make the stay more enjoyable. Plenty of space and close to both Madison and Sun Prairie. This rental doesn't disappoint! I wish I lived here!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

This past weekend marks the fourth time our group of friends has rented Horsefeather Creek, and there are many reasons for us to keep coming back. The house is beautiful and well-kept, with the most amazing kitchen, supplied with every utensil, pot, pan, dish or glass you could need. Plenty of bedrooms and living space for our group of 16, and the outdoor spaces are enjoyable as well. Very convenient to Madison- we love to visit the Saturday morning farmer's market. It all made for a very relaxing visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, comfortable, spacious, comfortable and close to Madison

  • 4 of 5

Pond has lots of frogs and some leeches. Sand area around pond very rocky-hard for kids to play. Bonfire area is down by pond so lots of mosquitos but nice benches to gather around it.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for a weekend family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this home. The house easily accomodated our 10 adults and 10 children/grandchildren. Plenty of room for everyone and an exceptional master bedroom/and master bathroom. 20 minutes from downtown Madison gets you to those weekend events. The yard is well groomed. Plenty of firewood is on hand for a campfire that can be made near the pond for late night smores, hot dogs and brats, or just stargazing and sitting around telling stories. A great place for our family gathering.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Wisconsin State Capitol
Alliant Energy Center
University of Wisconsin Arboretum
Glacial Drumlin Trail - West
Kohl Center
Olbrich Botanical Garden
Henry Vilas Zoo
Nearest Airport
8.4 Miles
Dane County Regional airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Oaks Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate-90 / 94
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Tyrol Basin
Car: necessary

Located just minutes from downtown Madison.

Sporting events, conventions, concerts, dining, lakes, Wisconsin Dells-45 minutes north.

Camp Randall Stadium 10.69 miles.

Henry Vilas Zoo 10.7 miles.

Discover all the area has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning-Non-Refundable $300
Refundable damage deposit $750

See Rental Agreement. Go to Click on "Contact Us" Click on "Rental Agreement"
Registration and (signed) Rental Agreement to be submitted at time of booking.
Events are allowed under separate contract and additional charge. (See Owner for details.)
To our valued guests the entry code to Horsefeather Creek will be given upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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