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Five Star luxury - Five Star FUN - Close to everything!!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 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
  • 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 - Five Star FUN - Close to everything!!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 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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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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Serene, beautiful home just far enough away

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this home! The kitchen is stocked with everything we needed to cook nearly anything. Great communal spaces for spending time together, but plenty of room to spread out when needed. The views in all directions were amazing. The pool table was a lot of fun, but the jukebox full of classics put it over the top. We felt like we were far away from the world, but close enough if we needed to run into town for takeout. We'll be back! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gorgeous getaway, where you can truly relax

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property to meet family for a weekend together and we ended up having such a wonderful time! The home itself is beautiful and has so many great features, and the property/land is breathtaking as well. We went into Mount Horeb for some shopping and lunch, and it was a very fun little tourist town, nearby enough that it was very convenient to get to. Thank you Stan and Marcia!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for my coworkers and I to enjoy our work conference. The cabin was absolutely perfect and it was a pleasure to work with the owners! We will definitely recommend this cabin to our coworkers for future conferences!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in the Country

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were absolutely beautiful! It was a perfect place for my mom and sisters to have a visit with each other. The only downside was that we couldn't stay longer!

The house was very clean. There were four bedrooms, so each of us had our own room. The beds were very comfortable. My elderly mom stayed in the master bedroom on the main floor. The bed was a little high for her, but we were able to find a step stool in the pantry to help her out.

The kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans, dishes and utensils. The bathrooms were clean and were stocked with sets of towels for everyone to use.

The downstairs had a beautiful bar area. The pool table and jukebox were fun to use. The labels posted everywhere were very helpful. The book on the kitchen counter had a lot of good information ... great idea!

The fields surrounding the house had mown walking trails. The weather was beautiful our entire stay. We made use of the walking trails, but didn't have enough time to make use of the firepit that was all set up.

And because the weather was beautiful, we were able to really enjoy the views from inside the house. The large windows let the sunlight stream in and made the house feel very warm and home-like.

We definitely considered this to be paradise in the country and would love to come back again sometime. Thank you for sharing your house with us!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting us, and for the lovely review. You were wonderful guests and we hope you will come and visit us again sometime!
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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 £38 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £106.86
Refundable Damage Deposit £356.2
Property Damage Protection £56.28
Tax Rate 5.5%

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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