About the property
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Located just 5 minutes from ""America's Little Switzerland" New Glarus WI
The Farm House is nestled in a peaceful valley with a long driveway, miles away from the busyness of everyday life. With 4 bedrooms (2 queen and 3 full beds) we can accommodate large groups in this country home of yesteryear. All linens, towels, soap are provided. The house is set up to settle in for weekend stay or longer. Except for food the house is fully equipped with everything you need. There is also a washer & dryer. Originally built in the late 1800's little has changed in the house since it was remodeled in 1933. Original woodwork, hardwood floors, French doors, glass door knobs, and a coziness about it that invites rest and relaxation. Country charm and warmth in every room. You're invited to hike during your stay on our 700 acre working dairy/crop farm. In the evening relax around a campfire (firewood provided). Dine out at the unique restaurants in New Glarus or use the Farm House kitchen or gas grill. Reconnect with family, friends and nature. You are also invited to visit our dairy farm if desired which is located 3 miles by car or 1/2 mile walking through the property. We look forward to having you stay.
mary kaye dorn
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- May 24, 2018
About mary kaye dorn
Our family purchased the Farm House in 1992 along with 180 acres. The 180 acres connects with the remainder of our dairy/crop farm. We milk a herd of 70 registered Guernsey cows on the home farm. Our farm is totally family operated. We converted the farmhouse into a vacation house to share especially with city folks who don't get the opportunity to enjoy the countryside. We also wanted families to understand our farming life style. We moved to New Glarus in 1980 when we originally brought our herd of cows to our original farm of 350 acres. Since then we were able to add acreage from this property as well as some other adjoining acreage so our farm now totals 700 acres. We have raised 7 children on the farm who are now all grown. Several of them are still involved on the farm in different capacities. We enjoy getting to know our guests and sharing farming background with them.
mary kaye dorn purchased this Farmhouse in 1992
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Located down a long driveway and nestled in a valley you will feel you are a world away from everything. The peacefulness is amazing. There is something about the farmhouse that takes you to another place when life was slower and time stands still. Take in the countryside and breathe.
Beautiful, Tranquil, and Felt Like Home
We loved our family winter getaway weekend. We traveled with 6 adults and three small children. The owner was so welcoming and wonderful and we felt right at home. Communication was so easy. Mary Kaye felt like a family friend. We loved hearing her tell about the history of the property and were so grateful for the yummy homemade banana bread. The home was clean and spacious and fit our needs perfectly. Our children loved the farm themed playroom. What an awesome bonus! During our stay we explored the grounds with snow shoes, xc skis, and sleds. The kids loved the tire swings as well. Downtown New Glarus and the brewery are a short drive away as well as a state park. This was the perfect location for our family’s winter escape. We look forward to returning next winter!
Rolling hills of the Farm
This was just what I needed, I was able to sleep in a few days and enjoy some solitude. The farmhouse is cool, built in the late 1800's you can definitely feel the history of the building. One of my favorite things about my stay was cooking dinner in the old kitchen and enjoying it with some adult beverage and a special Girlfriend. We went on some hikes along country roads and saw how some live in a much less congested world. The town of New Glarus is cool but would not spend more than 2 or 3 days here if you have to be entertained 24/7. The New Glarus brewery was a nice visit and the beer is very good. (not a fan of their beer distribution plan and reasons behind it) The Train Station coffee shop (Fat cat coffee works) and Bakery has a great cup and breakfast, not to be missed. My stay was the first cold snap of 2017 and the old house holds heat very well, little to no draft so don't worry about spending winter in the Farmhouse. The pictures on VRBO need to be updated, some of the out buildings have been removed and they do take away from the flavor of the farm but don't let that stop you from visiting. Overall awesome stay !!
Property was great.
Experience was great, the property was clean and met our needs perfectly.
The setting is quiet, terrific. Well thought out for kids. Everything was clean. Most importantly, the owner was amazing to work with. New Glarus is fun to walk around too.
It was exactly what we wanted. Off the beaten path and in an incredible location with great views.
This is beautiful country. The owners are so sweet to work with and they allowed us to visit their dairy farm about three miles away. Our children loved playing with the baby kittens and feeding a calf.
As much as the kids enjoyed the tire swings, farm inspired playroom, and visiting the farm, the house was a bit on the dirty side when we arrived. The kitchen and bathroom had not been properly cleaned before our stay. However, the roomy house and beautiful landscape made up for it. It is a picturesque place and a great spot for a big family to gather.
This was disappointing to hear that the house was not clean because I hired someone to clean it for me for that weekend as I was gone visiting my son in TX and wasn't able to do it myself. I normally always clean the house myself and have never had someone say that the house was not clean.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
I do not charge the extra per person for children. Because VRBO doesn't differentiate between whether a guest is an adult or child, please only list adult guests, you can let me know how many children in your message to me. This way they VRBO will give you my correct quote for your stay.