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An Escape To Elegance!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms7
Space 4,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Five Bedrooms With Private Baths Located On The Black Earth Creek.

Looking for Wisconsin Lodging that you can call home? Villa By the Stream offers a peaceful and romantic getaway here in Mazomanie, nestled among the scenic bluffs, woods, and rolling farmland of beautiful Southern Wisconsin and only 20 minutes west of Madison, WI. Each of our five rooms have private baths with double whirlpools and electric fireplaces. We are ideally located with a short drive to endless entertainment! The House on the Rock, Taliesin, American Players Theater, and beautiful state parks are just the beginning! If you don’t want to go anywhere, enjoy the gardens and Black Earth Creek right in our back yard!

Villa By the Stream blends luxury with history in this stunning brick Victorian Italianate home. Built in 1865, it features restored formal parlors, library, and dining room, along with exquisite woodwork, an ornate wraparound veranda, ornamental plasterwork, and a beautiful main staircase.

We do offer wedding packages with this property. Please check out our wedding website: www.villabythestream.com for more information. We can put a customized quote together to meet your needs!

More Details

Owner
David and Karisa Friske
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About David and Karisa Friske

With a unique vision to share the interesting history and beautiful architecture with the public, the owners began a full-scale restoration in 1996. Three years later the doors were open. Fifteen years and many wonderful guests later, Villa by the Stream continues to bring an elegant and special place to life for travelers from everywhere in the world.

Karisa is an office manager at Cross Plains Dental. After several years of going to school and working at Kraft Foods, she decided to get out of the rat race, and this job is perfect for that! She graduated with a BS in Psychology from UW-Madison in 1999.

When he’s not busy restoring the bed and breakfast, David works for the Wisconsin Historical Society. He graduated with a Communications degree from UW-Madison in 1989. Their children are Kaia, age 24, Zane, age 22, and Colt, age 20.

Over the years they have restored the carriage house and converted it into their personal residence. It was built in 1909 and was converted into an art studio in the early 1980’s. Cathedral ceilings and oak beams blended with the rustic decor make their home a real contrast to the Victorian splendor of the main house.

David and Karisa Friske purchased this house in 1996

Why David and Karisa Friske chose Wisconsin

Our guest amenities are designed around making your stay at our Wisconsin getaway a relaxing and satisfying experience.

Indulge in a little luxury during your Wisconsin vacation, honeymoon, or business trip. Villa by the Stream is ideally located in southern Wisconsin just minutes away from popular area attractions such as Taliesin, House on the Rock, American Players Theater, and Wisconsin’s State Capital, Madison.

Crack the yellowed pages of a Victorian novel or stroll along the trout stream, just yards from the porch. Everything is there for your comfort!

What makes this house unique

The history of our property is found throughout the community. The year was 1865; the nation was mourning the loss of President Abraham Lincoln, an eighteen-year-old boy named Thomas Edison was launching his career, and an enterprising barrel cooper from Milwaukee named William Thompson journeyed to Mazomanie and began building this stately home.

Financed by his success with the Mazomanie Flour Mill, Thompson constructed an impressive Italianate home complete with an ornate wraparound verandah, eight-sided porch columns and scrolled brackets, second-story balcony, and widow’s walk cupola.

To impress business associates and peers, Thompson installed a beautiful curving staircase in the foyer, southern yellow pine floors in the parlor, and plenty of ornamental plasterwork.

Our town’s name, Mazomanie, comes from Chief Mazomani, a leader of the Sioux of Minnesota.

His name translates to “The Iron That Walks,” or “Walking Iron.” Edward Brodhead, a superintendent of the railroad during the 1850’s, named our town, probably after a suggestion from Hercules Dousman (Wisconsin’s first millionaire).

Mazomani was described as a firm friend of the whites. He was wounded on September 23, 1862, in a battle between a band of Indians led by Little Crow, a Sioux chief, and the U.S. Army near Yellow Medicine River, Minnesota. Mazomani had sought a flag of truce, but was shot while running toward the Army’s lines. He died several days later.

One hundred and thirty-one years later, David and Karisa Friske became the new owners, and the monumental task of restoring the home to its original grandeur became their goal.

Amenities

Mazomanie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Lenora's Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Thompson's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Doctor's Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Clara's Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Alsie's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Lenora's Garden View - 1 king
    William Thompson Room - 1 queen
    Doctor's Study - 1 queen
    Clara's Veranda - 1 king
    Alsie's Retreat - 1 queen
  • Each of the Bedrooms have their own private bath with whirlpools. One cot is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Dane County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rookies
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Merrimac Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Deer Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Old Feed Mill
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Devil's Head
Car: necessary

Our property offers a peaceful and romantic getaway here in Mazomanie, nestled among the scenic bluffs, woods, and rolling farmland of beautiful Southern Wisconsin and only 20 minutes west of Madison, WI; 15 minutes from Spring Green,WI; and 30 minutes from Baraboo,WI.

We are ideally located with a short drive to endless entertainment! The House on the Rock, Taliesin, American Players Theater, and beautiful state parks are just the beginning! If you don’t want to go anywhere, enjoy the gardens and Black Earth Creek right in our back yard!

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Rates & Availability

Mazomanie House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$675
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.5%

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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