The cabin is an off-grid, 12'X20' insulated structure, with a 7'X8' loft and a 12'X6' deck. The deck overlooks a small stream and a cattail marsh and is screened in when necessary during the bug season. It is in the center of our 90 acres and is very private but near to some rural houses, only our house is (barely) visible in winter and you might see some lights of one other
The cabin is an off-grid, 12'X20' insulated structure, with a 7'X8' loft and a 12'X6' deck. The deck overlooks a small stream and a cattail marsh and is screened in when necessary during the bug season. It is in the center of our 90 acres and is very private but near to some rural houses, only our house is (barely) visible in winter and you might see some lights of one other neighbor when the leaves are off the trees.
We are 1 and a half miles from the village of Belleville and 5 miles from New Glarus. The Badger State Trail runs across the western edge of our property. It connects with the Sugar River State Trail 8 miles away. Near by New Glarus has many shops, restaurants, Baily's Run winery and the famous New Glarus Brewery (tours daily). Everything can be easily reached by bike or, in season, snowmobile.
The marsh is a haven for all sorts of birds and wildlife. Spring brings an abundance of winged migrators and returning residents. There are: sand hill cranes, red wing blackbirds, a number of ducks; buffleheads, mergansers, woodducks, blue winged teal and shovelers just to name a few. The American woodcock can be heard overhead most spring mornings and evenings. The spring peepers are a symphony on their own and they continue into early summer. The woods has many spring flowers and the fall colors are wonderful. In summer there are many song birds like: bluebirds, finches, orioles, humming birds, cedar wax wings, robins, cardinals and herons. Sitting on the screened in deck one can hear a kaleidoscope of bird songs and activity.
The cabin is off-grid, what that means is: there is no running water, only a chemical toilet (port-a-potty). A limited amount of water is supplied for drinking and washing. There is a sink with a drain in the cabin but no bathroom or refrigerator so bring a cooler. Very limited electricity. There is basic LED lighting and you will be able to charge your phones/devices. The power is supplied from batteries/inverter charged by solar panels on the roof. There are LED lights and a coffee maker. There is NO air conditioning but excellent ventilation and a small wood stove for heat. Firewood is provided for the wood stove in season. If you're uncomfortable or unfamiliar with a wood stove, don't stay here in the winter heating season. We furnish enough wood for one campfire an evening is included, more can be purchased for a small fee. DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN FIREWOOD. We don't want to have any new invaders introduced to our woods.
This is still considered "camping" so be prepared to bring camping gear: your own pillows, sleeping bag, food, drinks etc. The only things you won't need is a tent, the cabin is very cozy, warm on the cold days and cool on the warm ones and there is a picnic table, lawn chairs and a gas grill. There are a few spots around the cabin for tents if you have additional friends staying. There is an additional charge for additional guests but please be advised: any loud "parties" or disturbances and you will be asked to leave. Insects are a part of the woods environment, if you're afraid of bugs this may not be the right fit for you. We rarely have any real issues, so we're reluctant to use toxic chemicals to kill most (normal) bugs. Normal bug repellent is about all that is necessary.
Why we have this cabin; It's a way to share this special place that, judging from the artifacts found here has been a camping area for thousands of years. We want to let others enjoy the seasons; the return of the migrating birds, the spring peepers in the marsh, the fall colors, the silence of a winter day in the woods. To have a front row seat in the middle of, comparatively, pristine nature. Campers will have access to our trails for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and biking. (we would allow a snowmobile from the State trail to the cabin).
All campers take note:
As we enter into the fall season, with the shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures, there are some rather important things to consider:
1. Please do your best to arrive/check in before dark! The cabin is dark; no yard lights, no streetlights, and if it isn’t a moonlit night, it IS very dark. Some of you are not used to real darkness. We provide some flashlights and headlamps (if you forgot yours) and there are LED lights in the cabin we keep charged for you. There is the cabin power system from the solar panels but as the days grow shorter it’s less and less available due to less daily sunlight. Camping headlamps are great for cooking, using the port-a-potty and finding your way around, etc. Bring yours or you can borrow ours.
2. Take safety precautions with the wood stove and learn how to use it correctly.
The only source of heat in the cabin is a small, very nice wood stove. Those without any experience with using wood for heat are advised not to stay at the cabin during the cold season.Those that are eager to learn--we can help you, but safety is very important and you must at least have some basic skills to handle wood heat: using a propane torch, using kindling, splitting wood, operating the stove airflow. We provide gloves for handling the wood and stove; these are important to your safety.
If you’re like I was in my younger days, some of you may have enjoyed the experience of winter camping. For me, most of the time it was in a tent, a few times in an unheated cabin. We usually backpacked/hiked in, sometimes even on skis or snowshoes. We didn’t have anything other than what we could carry on our backs. We took many extra precautions because of the cold. Sometimes it was wet, windy conditions. I remember mornings waking up having to go to the bathroom, the wind was howling outside our tent and the new snow made the tent sag. It was hard to get up and out of the warm sleeping bag, but some things you just have to do. I enjoyed the experience of being completely self-sufficient and shared a good timeout there with my friends. We were prepared. If you plan on staying at the cabin without a fire in the stove, we’re ok with that. Just know what you’re getting into. Be prepared. Best to you all. Dan and Anne
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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A natures paradise
Dan and his wife were great host. Their cabin was great experience. Very clean and well maintained. Its off beaten path but close enough town if you need anything. Saw deer, owls, wood chucks and plenty other wild life as we laid back having a fire enjoying the scenery and also including the beautiful view from patio overlooking the creek. We were right off badger state trail where we biked twice. Another day we went kayaking on a part of sugar river following their recommendations. They are very knowledgeable of the area and gave great advice to help make our experience great. We will be back. What a great time!
Secluded but accessible fun!
Dan was a great host with a positive attitude towards guests. You can really tell he has a passion for the outdoors and his land. We loved the seclusion, yet proximity to Belleview and New Glarus. The cabin and accommodations were excellent and the access to the golf cart made accessing our vehicle and the pond a breeze! Both of our kids had a great time and we're glad it ended up being a very family-friendly place :) We'll definitely come back.
Of primary importance to us, the cabin was very secluded and required a trip on a golf cart up a trail to get to the grounds. The golf cart was available at our discretion to go back and forth to the car and to a lovely pond where we cruised some more via a paddle boat.
The cabin grounds provided everything we wanted- a cool and dry place to sleep, a fire pit, a gas grill/stove for cooking. The most pleasantly surprising feature was the wonderful screened in porch off the back overlooking the creek and the marsh.
The host was very responsive and knowledgeable. Thank you, Dan, for sharing this lovely space.
Awesome experience! Caveat... my wife and I both grew up tent camping... and we tent camp a couple times a year. So porta-potty, bugs, camping stuff is all routine. You have to know this and expect it.
But to do this in a 12 x 18 cabin with a great loft with futon mattress, a screened in porch, a propane grill, picnic table, and firepit (with plentiful firewood supplied) was just the break we needed from today's weird world! VERY private and remote location. The solar power was more than enough to run the little coffee maker (provided) and charge our phones. We took a couple hikes on the Badger State Trail which was right there as you enter the property. And we took a Kayak tour via Sugar River Outfitters ( 15 minutes away), and went to Bailey's Run Vineyard (also about 15 minutes away). Thanks!
Dan was an awesome host- he showed us around, gave us the keys to that sweet golf cart, and then was easy to get in touch with if we need anything. The cabin is a lovely little place for a weekend away of cooking out and bird watching.
Perfect camping weekend
Dan and Ann are super-friendly (and observant of COVID recommended practices). The property is tucked back in the woods and just perfect for a weekend away. Bring a cooler, Dan provides water and firewood and a grill with propane. If you like a secluded birdwatching porch or an evening around the campfire, this is for you. Also not far from town, where there is a small lake open to swimming and boating. Fantastic spot.