We were looking for a cozy place to stay and celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary/second honeymoon. We wanted privacy, a fireplace, and a kitchen, as well as outdoor space to enjoy the snow. Cooksville Farmhouse had all this and more! It is absolutely perfect and Bob and Martha are lovely people and great hosts and provided everything we needed including fresh eggs! Our stay was romantic and cozy and felt like the perfect way to relax after the busy holidays and celebrate our special occasion. We will definitely come back and stay again without waiting for a special occasion.:) We especially enjoyed taking snowy walks in the wooded trails behind the farm and learning about the history of the area. We also had fun exploring the antique shops in Stoughton and a visit to Madison to go ice skating at Tenney Park Lagoon. We also spent an afternoon snowshoeing at nearby Kegonsa State Park -- beautiful trails for x-country skiing also. We'll have to visit again for sure! Such a lovely comfortable farmhouse, beautifully decorated with art and antiques and plenty of books, games, and firewood for cozy evenings. We felt like we were at home here right away and couldn't have found a better place or more unique area with top-notch hosts! Thanks so much for everything!
P.S. We will definitely tell our family and friends about our wonderful stay here! The rooms upstairs are very inviting and it would be fun to come back with a group next time..:)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cooksville Farmhouse Inn is located 19 miles from Madison and 2 hours from Chicago. The farmhouse, originally built c. 1845, is on the National Register of Historic Places along with most of the village. It is set beside a lovely restored prairie crisscrossed by paths for snow shoeing in the winter and walks along the spring-fed stream in the summer. Enjoy the quiet, rustic, family friendly atmosphere of the farmhouse which has a soapstone woodstove and a massive free standing fireplace to keep guests cozy when the snow flies, a large deck and stone patio area for barbeques and outdoor meals in warm weather, as well as great views of the prairie and sunsets. ... more less