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Five Star luxury - Close to hiking, wineries, golf, winter sports and the Dells

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 4,800 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Spacious 4 bedroom in a beautiful setting and we've thought of EVERYTHING

Our previous guests have told us repeatedly the photos and description on VRBO "don't do it justice". So whether you're looking for a week long vacation or a weekend getaway, you’ll be coming “home” to a lifestyle dreams are made of. Book now and see for yourself what a luxurious, clean, well appointed home this is! This home is situated in an area that blooms in the spring, glows with color in the fall, and then becomes a Winter Wonderland!! Take in the scenic beauty of the secluded valley and stream with beautiful native grasses and wildlife galore. You’ll find a spectacular view from every window. Spring, summer, winter or fall, you can be as active or relaxed as you choose.

Enjoy hiking, Olympic level bicycling, cookouts, skiing (downhill, cross country or snowboard) and snowmobiling….Or unwind in the hot tub, read or relax on the screened porches, beautiful decks, front porch or patios. This luxurious country home away from home is located in western Dane county, Wisconsin. Being situated in Vermont township offers some of the most scenic landscapes and spectacular terrain in Wisconsin. Nearby you'll find wineries, state parks, golf courses and quaint towns with antique shops and art galleries to provide hours of exploration. If you enjoy UW badger sports, you're less than 20 miles away.

This custom built “full log” home offers four bedrooms and 3.5 baths on three fully finished levels. The lower level features pool table, juke box, microwave and wet bar, as well as exercise equipment and lounging area. Outside there’s a sport court for basketball and games for the kids and a fire pit equipped for cooking or just relaxing around. The finishes inside include beautiful lighting fixtures, a chef’s kitchen with hickory cabinets and Wolf and Subzero appliances. Wood floors made from beautiful lake superior reclaimed birch wood, and a two story wood-burning stone fireplace add to the ambiance!

Bedroom 1 - main floor - queen bed, spacious closet and bathroom, with hot tub porch accessible

bedroom 2 - loft - queen bed, spacious closets, sitting area and bathroom in loft

bedroom 3 - lower level - queen bed, walk-in closet and bath shared with bedroom 4

bedroom 4 - lower level - queen log bed, large closet and bath shared with bedroom 3

More Details

Stan and Marcia Morley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Stan and Marcia Morley

Stan grew up in Wisconsin and has called this area his home since attending UW in Madison in the early 70's. Marcia moved here from nearby Illinois in 2002, and loves living in the picturesque rolling hills of the Vermont Township area of Wisconsin. They love calling the area "home".

Stan and Marcia Morley purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Stan and Marcia Morley chose Black Earth

We've been together in this log home since 2006, even hosting our wedding reception here! We've enjoyed cultivating the gardens and grooming the surrounding acreage to enhance the natural beauty. This home and property change and become more beautiful as the seasons change. Now it's time to share our home with others!

What makes this lodge unique

This home is situated near county roads that lead to all kinds of adventures, and yet the views from every window make you feel you're tucked away in the countryside. We love those beautiful views and the peaceful spots to relax and enjoy the natural surrounding beauty.... from the front porch rockers, the tables and chairs on the deck, the cozy spot to read a book on the screened porch, or the table near the sport court... perfect for watching kids or grandkids play.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Black Earth in Vermont

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking is limited to 3 vehicles unless prior arrangements are made. Vehicles are to be parked outside in designated parking areas only.
  • People other than those the Guest specified when renting and listed in the Rental Agreement may not stay overnight in the property.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Lower Level Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located off the lower level living area.
    Entry Powder Room - Toilet , Just off the entry way near the main living area.
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks and dressing area. Walk in, rain head shower.
    Loft Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private bath for "Penthouse" bedroom. Just off the loft area
  • All bathrooms have ample linens, hair dryers, soap, tissue and toilet paper.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Main floor with large bath and hot tub porch attached.
    Bedroom 2 - The Penthouse - 1 Large Double Bed , Loft bedroom with private bath
    Bedroom 3 - The "Garden Room" - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , One of two lower level bedrooms which share a full bath
    Bedroom 4 - The "Log Room" - 1 Large Double Bed , Second bedroom on the lower level which shares a full bath
    Additional lower level sleeping - 1 Double Bed , Blow up bed available by request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling


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Five Star luxury - Close to hiking, wineries, golf, winter sports and the Dells
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews
Cedarburg, WI


  • 5 of 5

I found this home to rent with a group of girlfriends for a long weekend get away. I am happy to say that when we arrived and walked through the inviting front entry into the home, the reaction from everyone was simply, "Wow!" Each of us agreed that this beautiful home was designed for comfort, relaxation and made for guests to enjoy the amazing views from each vantage point in the home. Attention to detail with decorating (seemed professionally decorated to us) and all of the thoughtful amenities created a relaxing time for all of us. The drive from Spring Green or Mt. Horeb was beautiful and we enjoyed the amazing vistas of the Driftless terrain from rolling hills to charming farm houses, barns and farm fields along the way. We didn't have time to enjoy all of the amenities, but we did have fun singing along with old, familiar songs on the jukebox! The layout of the home was very thoughtful and the cabin decor details throughout added to our enjoyment. The purpose of our stay was to tour Taliesin, which was an enjoyable 25 minute drive to Spring Green. Your home was perfect for our Girl's Getaway Weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do try to make our home comfortable, and "homey" for our guests! And "what you see (online) IS what you get!" We love sharing our beautiful home and the wonderful surrounding area!!
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Charleston, SC 29492

Beautiful home in a beautiful setting! Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you could ask for. Gracious hosts make sure you have everything you need and are very accommodating. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this home for our son's UW graduation.

The kitchen is beautiful and very well stocked.

Fun times were had in the lower level with pool table and outside sports court and the hot tub. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate for the outside fire pit. All beds were very comfy and wonderful linens.

We couldn't have asked for a nicer place~

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Memories

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect place for a quick family getaway. Close to Madison, yet quiet and secluded. Our family spent hours outside hiking, exploring the stream, playing basketball, and roasting marshmallows around the fire pit. While inside the piano, pool table, and juke box were a big hit with our boys. We packed many wonderful memories into a few short days!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, close to skiing and lots of outdoor activities.

  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend up here with the wife and kids. Plenty of room, great wood burning fireplace, excellent property with lots space to hike or just relax. Only minutes from the ski resort and plenty of other outdoor activities. The lower level was great for the kids to relax, play pool, or watch tv.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent cabin, very cozy, wonderful views. This place really had everything we were looking for. You can't go wrong by checking it out!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grumpy Troll Pub & Brewery
Fun, local, award winning micro-brewery. Food is very good (we recommend the french dip), a...
Devil's Lake State Park
Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Madison, WI
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Aunt Mary's Hooterville, Grumpy Troll
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
House on the Rock Golf Course at Spring Green
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Hooterville and Grumpy Troll
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tyrol Basin
Car: necessary

Vermont township in southwest wisconsin is a picturesque, lovely area.

Activities range from wineries and brew pubs to spring green and frank lloyd wright's taliesin. Tons of outdoor activities...Cross country trails galore at blue mounds state park, skiing at tyrol basin with other ski hills for day trips. Visit cave of the mounds, browse small shops in quaint towns nearby or just stay "home" and cook, play pool, relax, bird watch, read, and just enjoy the beauty.

Enjoy outdoor campfires or cooking on the grill. There's also trout fishing just feet away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Black Earth, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £112.93
Refundable Damage Deposit £376.45
Property Damage Protection £59.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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