The New Glarus Farm House is located amid rolling hills 5 minutes west of New Glarus, WI, home of "America's Little Switzerland". It's appoximately 35 minutes from Madison, WI and less than 3 hours from Chicago. Located on 700 acres of farm land and woods the Farm House is nestled in a peaceful valley with a long driveway, miles away from the busyness of everyday life. It's a place to get away from it all, reconnect with your family and friends. With 4 bedrooms (2 queen and 3 full size beds) we can accommodate large groups in this country home of yesteryear. The original farm house built prior to the turn of the 20th century was extensively remodeled in 1933. Since then very little has changed. The house still has all the original woodwork, including a full pantry, built in ironing board, French doors, glass door knobs, and a hominess about it that invites rest and relaxation. Enjoy the charm and warmth in every room, just like visiting grandma's farm house years ago.
The owners' working dairy farm and home is located ½ mile through the fields or 3 miles by road. We encourage families to bring their children to watch us milk our herd of 70 Guernsey cows, feed a calf a bottle, or perhaps get the chance to watch a baby calf being born. You are invited to hike on our land. There are trails through the woods and farm fields. You can bird watch, catch sight of the many deer and wildlife in the area. The Farm House, located on a State designated Rustic Road, would be a great place for family and friends to gather together, enjoy a scrap booking, quilting, crafting weekend, family reunion, start or end your bicycling excursion here. Experience with your children what farming is like. In fact we have one room set up as an agriculture related play room. The possibilities are endless, in winter when there's enough snow you can could go cross country sking or snow shoeing. If planning a reunion or a larger group and you need more sleeping space there is always the possibility of camping out for extra people. There's plenty of available space to pitch tents near the house. In fact a campfire site in an open clearing near the house will be ready and waiting with firewood for you to sit out at during the evening hours and relax. There is also a gas grill and plenty of lawn chairs.