We invite you to come & enjoy our century old prairie style craftsman home. Our family has enjoyed bringing new life to this comfortable, spacious and historic house. Once here you'll find beautiful beamed ceilings, and handcrafted woodwork so reminiscent of this style.
Prairie House offers a wonderful space for your family gatherings, meetings, retreats, crafting, special events or vacation relaxation.
There are accommodations for up to nine in 3 large bedrooms each with a queen and a twin bed. Off the master bedroom is a half bath and and a full bath with new shower and a soaking tub are accessible to all. Linens and towels are provided and a new on demand water heater provides limitless hot water.
Our dining room seats 10 with additional tables and chairs on site if needed. Tableware, flatware, stemware are in ample supply. The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, cookware, bakeware, coffee maker and small appliances. New electric range, microwave, large refrigerator with ice maker and dishwasher were added in 2014. We also have menus from many great local eateries for dining, carryout or delivery options.
Enjoy the scenic window seat or one of the comfortable sofas/chairs in the spacious living room while you enjoy each others company, play games or catch your favorite show on the flat screen. You can also stream videos or play games on your own devices via our high speed WIFI.
Connecting the living and dining areas is a relaxing sitting room, perfect for reading or quiet conversation.
Morning coffee, refreshing lunches or evening relaxation can be enjoyed in the large shaded screened porch.
Off street parking for 2 cars and ample on street parking is available. Use of the garage for secured storage of bikes and your outdoor gear can be provided upon advance request at no additional charge.
The house has been newly landscaped and offers a large side yard for outdoor play/activity.
Sparta is a quiet small town with a lot to offer. For the bicycle enthusiast we are the Bicycling Capital of America. Whether you bring your own bikes or rent them you will have easy access to 100's of miles of scenic rail beds including several historic tunnels. For the motorcyclists we are part of the Driftless Region of hilly, winding country roads.
During the warmer months Sparta has the 18 hole River Run golf course and a new city aquatic center with a zero entry pool, giant slide and lazy river. There are also canoeing and kayaking opportunities on several nearby waterways. The Mississippi River is just 30 minutes away with its majestic scenery and river boats.
We are also home to Fort McCoy, an active Army training base, complete with its museums. During the winter it also has a small skiing/tubing hill open to the public.
More information on Amish tours, local museums, shopping opportunities and special events is available from the Sparta Chamber of Commerce.