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Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Luxurious Country Lifestyle in an Authentic Log Home

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. And this home is situated in an area that blooms in the spring and with color in the 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

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, but 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 Wisconsin

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 Dane County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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 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 and paper products.
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Book now for memorable Summer and Fall Getaways!!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful Home Set in a Valley

  • 5 of 5

A small group of us gathered together to celebrate my y brother's 60th Birthday and had an extremely memorable time, most of which is attributed to the idyllic setting of of Marcia and Stan Morley's home. There is so much space and little getaways that this home is perfect for family gatherings with the added attribute of some quite time in one of the several patios and three living rooms.

Our two nephews immediately took to the padded basketball court on the ground level. The chef's kitchen was top notch and had everything you could think of. Even salt and pepper, which we forgot to bring...

The Morley's have gone to a great effort to make the renter feel very much part of their home. The home is beautifully appointed which led me to believe that they hired a professional decorator or someone has fantastic taste. This home is designed and built with impressive details.

We had tickets to the American Players Theater's new opening of the newly renovated amphitheater and thoroughly enjoyed Shakespeare's Mid Summer's Night. What an experience.

Would love to stay here in the autumn. Perhaps we will. Again, thanks to Marcia for all her professional assistance in make this a special weekend for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You were wonderful guests and we hope to see you again
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Amazing house in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about how beautiful this house is. The sandhill cranes and humming birds were a special surprise. Close to great food in mount horeb and plenty of hiking. But was also happy to just stay in the house and cook and be with family. Best house I have ever rented from VRBO. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate property, perfect for family reunions, getting away from the bustle of city life.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful log house with lovely, comfortable furnishings. Great hosts to work with. Lots of open areas & green space with abundant natural habitat and wildlife in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to all.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield, Illinois

Extraordinary Log home in an extraordinary setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful log home in a beautiful setting. Lots to do and see in the area. We were there primarily to visit the U. of Wisconsin campus about 30 minutes away. The location worked very well for us. Owners are meticulous. Home was very clean and everything was in perfect working order.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat away from the city.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our long weekend stay at this beautiful and comfortable home out in the country but convienently located near Mt Horeb. The log and wood interior is nicely furnished with plenty of room to relax. We enjoyed the rolling scenic views from the back porch and saw a lot of wildlife. We definitely recommend this one if you are looking to get away!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Union Grove

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly what we were looking for. It was larger enough for everyone to get away from each other and cozy enough to be together. It really had everything you needed and more. We loved the lower level family room with the pool table and jukebox. Along with the kitchen island, we did a lot of talking around the island (huge).

The property was beautiful, and sitting in the hot tub in the morning created a wonderful start to our day.

Our family had such a great experience, we are talking about going back next year to make more family memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • 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..."
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
Independence Wknd
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
3 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Property Damage Protection £61.07
Cleaning £115.95
Tax Rate 5.5%

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.
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