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A TOUCH OF COUNTRY LIVING Minutes from Madison

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Great place to stay for Trips to Madison for business trips, weddings, etc.

The property is located in the country with farm fields, horse farms and dairy cows near by. We are less than seven miles to Madison (the Wisconsin State Capitol), DeForest, Sun Prairie and Waunakee. We are 20 minutes away from the Alliant Center, Kohl's Center and Camp Randall. We are close to many excellent bike paths, the Madison Lakes, golf courses, UW and SSM Hospitals, the Palace Theater, Henry Vilas FREE Zoo, Overture Center of performing arts, Casinos, grocery stores and shopping centers. We are about 40 minutes from the Wisconsin Dells Water Parks We offer easy parking right at the front door, a patio and two acres of property to walk around. Easy access from the interstate 90/94/39

Butch & Barb Eschler
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Butch & Barb Eschler

We are semi-retired and have lived in our home over 40 years. We just finished remodeling the Guest House and are excited to have guests enjoy the nice area we created.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house around the De Forest around the Dane County

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , We provide bathroom linens and 3 rolls of toilet paper
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This is a split King
  • Great Room has a queen sleeper sofa sheets and pillows are in the #1 bedroom closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
No events to be held in Guest House, without pre-authorization.


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(37 traveller reviews)

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A TOUCH OF COUNTRY LIVING Minutes from Madison
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

A Touch of Country living is a wonderful property and our hosts were fantastic! Barb thought of literally everything. We lacked for nothing. The property is new, spacious, and very well appointed. The location is great. We went into Madison and also up to the Devil's Lake area. We enjoyed the patio for morning coffee and the yard games for evening fun. After hiking/kayaking in the record heat, it was so nice having the washer/dryer to clean our clothes so we didn't have to pack them dirty. The whole cottage is spacious and the beds were very comfortable. I can't say enough good things about this property. Would love to return and make this an annual retreat. I highly recommend staying here. Many thanks to Barb and Butch for sharing their lovely home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you as guests and you left our Guest House in such good condition. Thank you for sharing your Bucky On Parade pictures with us. We plan to get more and I would like to make a Shutterfly book of Bucky on Parade. It sounds like you had a good time touring the Wisconsin State Capital and visiting Devil's Lake State Park. Maybe you will be able to come again as there is a lot to see in this area. Wishing you the very best. Butch and Barb Eschler
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for the hospitality! We loved it here!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impeccably Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our trip. It is perfectly clean and comfortable. Barb and Butch were extremely responsive and had a lot of information on things to do in the area. It was a great place to stay for a getaway. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is spectacular and exceptionally clean. The hosts are so welcoming and the place is well organized with all the essentials one would need to enjoy their stay.

Thank you Barb and Butch!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Barb and Butch: your guest house was very comfortable and the perfect distance from downtown Madison. Very clean and quiet as well. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you stayed with us and excited that you already reserved the CrossFit dates for next year. You left our Guest House in excellent condition on your departure and thank you for the coffee maker.
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Beautiful place. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Very charming and a great location to visit Madison. We liked getting to know Barb and Butch. We would definitely stay here again next time we’re in town. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew We are glad that you and your friends enjoyed staying in our guest house and going to your favorite spots close by in Waunakee and Madison. We would enjoy having you back again.
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Nearest Airport
8.3 Miles
Dane County Regional Airport about 12 min away
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Paddle Inn - Token Creek and many more
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
FREE Merrimac Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Windsor Country Club & Sun Prairie Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate I90/94/39
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Cascade Mountain

We are not far from the Henry Vilas FREE Zoo and also to the FREE Ferry Across Lake Wisconsin at Merrimac. You can also tour the Wisconsin State Capitol for FREE and there is the Farmers Market on the Madison Capital Square on Saturdays. We are close to the University of Wisconsin, Alliant Center, Overture Center of preforming arts, grocery stores and other shopping. Our guests have visited The Wisconsin Dells and Devils Lake while staying at our place.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house around the De Forest,

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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