Gates to Redstone CottageRelax in front of the fire
Redstone WI River-MONTHLY STAYS ONLY, pets welcome
Hosted by Marilyn
Marilyn is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Redstone Cottage will be ONLY available for 30 nights or more for extended stays. Located right on the bank of the Wisconsin River, it's a easy commute of 25 miles on four lane US-12 to businesses in Madison. Enjoy the privacy of a home with wood burning fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. Relax on the seating at the river bank while watching bald eagles soar!

The space

Fully furnished vacation cottage, located on the lower Wisconsin Riverway available for year round rental. Two bedrooms sleeps four people. Gathering space with wood burning fireplace with wood provided!

Originally, this cottage was an Army officer's barracks at Truax Field, Madison, WI during WWII. It was moved to this Wisconsin River location in the 1970s. A family lived here until it was renovated in 2006 as a vacation rental.

At Wisconsin River Retreat there are two cottages, each with their own driveway, patio and riverside fire pit. So if your party of guests are more than 4 you can rent both cabins!

Guest access

Redstone Cottage is located on a 2 acre property with private riverbank. You have access via paths through the restoration of woodland to the seating and fire pit on the river. During your stay someone else could be renting the other cottage on the property.

Interaction with guests

A week before your stay I'll email a lock box code for you to get the key. So you are on your own to explore the area. If something comes up we are only 4 miles away and will handle any concerns you may have.

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $101 NZD
Security Deposit $288 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Beginning April 1, 2017 Redstone is only available for extended stays of 30 nights or more.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 30 nights.

2 Reviews

Robert User Profile
August 2017
We loved the quiet relaxing atmosphere of the river cottage. It was accessible to services and to Madison itself. Great places to walk, hike, and enjoy nature. The location was great. The hosts were great and ensured our every need. They were respectful of our time and privacy. The cottage was well stocked on our arrival which made things a bit easier. Our month was well worth it and better than expected. Just an aside, make sure you bring enough mosquito repellant. Since the summer was wetter than usual those creatures at times were a hassle. Would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to unwind, relax and enjoy nature. The best of everything!
Marilyn User Profile
Response from Marilyn:
So glad you came to experience the Midwest! Appreciate how you cared for our piece of riverbank. Sauk Prairie creates a "gateway to fun on the Lower Wisconsin Riverway". Wish I could make the mosquitoes magically disappear, too. After it freezes the fall colors will beckon you back to enjoy a blaze in the wood burning fireplace!
August 2017

Brent User Profile
June 2017
My research group stayed at the Redstone cottage for a month in early summer 2017. We were working down in Madison and decided on Marilyn's cottage because staying far from work would give us some time to mentally and physically distance ourselves and relax, and that her listing was one of the few in the Madison area with month-long expected stays. The cottage has cozy, yet rugged charm, and I particularly enjoyed that the Wisconsin River made up part of the backyard. The cottage itself is exactly as listed; there were no surprises in terms of available beds, bathrooms, or other amenities. I spent some time in nearby towns, Sauk City and Mazomanie, which still have a classic, "frozen in time" feel to them: many of the buildings are from the early 20th century or older and all look like they were built by different architects, not to mention the grand entrance to Sauk City on Route 78 that takes you right over the Wisconsin River. The hosts, Marilyn and Dick, were very kind and more than willing to step in in times of need (i.e. with plumbing issues, internet outages from storms, etc.). They set out welcome arrangements in the house: brochures from various local attractions and restaurants, instructions on how and when to put out trash and recycling, and a jar full of a local coffeemaker's grounds (with instructions on how to get more if you like it). They've lived in the area long enough to know a lot about its best eateries, parks, and people; they also live nearby and made themselves easily accessible via phone and text. While we didn't have much spare time over the month to really take in the area, I do plan to come back to Madison and take them up on some of the canoeing and hiking they mentioned the area is known for. Overall, staying at the cottage was an amazing experience, and I would recommend it for a long vacation for couples, small families, or research groups (like ours) that came and went over the course of the stay.
Marilyn User Profile
Response from Marilyn:
Thanks, Brent, for your kind words. The location of the cottage makes it special. I'm glad the place made it a vacation within the work week. You were wonderful to have as a guest!
June 2017

Sauk City, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in January 2017
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