Walking up from the parking areaQueen-size bed in a cozy alcove!
Cool, Scenic Country Art Studio
Hosted by Nina
Nina is the host.Nina is a superhost.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
0 baths
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
0 baths
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My marvelous studio (no running water) is just 20 steps from my stone house, my primary residence. The delightful space has a comfy QUEEN bed with memory foam topper, a twin bed, and super comfy cot if requested. Private entrance, small deck, and complete privacy.

Tall ceilings and open design give the studio a loft feel. A long wall of sliding glass doors face a picturesque barn and horse pasture.

Well-behaved pets are welcome ($10/night per pet). During your absence, pets must be kenneled.

The space

The studio is a high-ceiling, airy building nestled under huge old walnut and oak trees. Warm-colored fabric, rugs, furniture, and indirect lighting make a comfy space to hang out and relax, read, nap, or roll out a yoga mat. Board games and electric keyboard available for your enjoyment!

There is a mini-fridge, toaster, small microwave, dishes, cups, and flatware. Let us know if you want to cook in the main house kitchen or use the grill on the deck.

The space has NO RUNNING WATER, so guests come to the house (a 10-second walk) for access to the house (shared) bathroom & shower, kitchen, and large shade-covered deck. The studio has a "Luggable Loo" portable toilet if you're too sleepy to get to the house!

No internet access in the studio, but WIFI is available in the main house, front deck and yard. Bring your music and your way to play it!

Guest access

Studio and small deck; and living areas in my home--large front deck, well-appointed kitchen, shared bathroom with shower, yard and prairie trails, fire pit.

Interaction with guests

I'm here to guide you and answer questions. I'll be happy to meet you and show you around! I'm gregarious, but I can also stay out of your way. Help yourself to coffee, tea, and bagels in the main house before you head in to Mt. Horeb for many good breakfast options.

Other things to note

I like to be there to greet you, but self check-in is easy if I'm not home. There is about a 40 yd. walk from the parking area where you will load and unload your car. Bring a flashlight. Please read directions to the property carefully. I live on a dead end road, but I like to minimize disturbance to my neighbors whenever possible. My driveway is marked by a big red mailbox and a small sign "CHENEY" that points down the driveway.
Bring your own music and a way to play it. If you play piano, there is a nice electric keyboard! There is a microwave, toaster, and mini-fridge in the studio, but you are welcome to store food in the main house fridge and use the kitchen or outdoor grill to prepare a meal--just let me know in advance!

Free parking on premises

Extra people ₹1676 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee ₹1341
Weekly Discount: 7%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Treat my place as if it were your own. Pick up after yourself, and be respectful of those around you. Pets considered on an individual basis; 2 cats live in the main house (though they don't enter the studio). No smoking, candles, or incense indoors. Firearms are not allowed on the property.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property - 2 cats live in the main house
Some spaces are shared - Main house bathoom and shower


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Joan User Profile
October 2017
This was my second stay at the studio and I still love it. Even with rain this past weekend, the area remains gorgeous. And the grounds and view can't be beat. It's private, idyllic, charming.....and my dog loves it too! A wonderful host, friendly people in the area, a wonderful (URL HIDDEN) already feels like home, and I'm returning soon for a third stay!

Josh User Profile
October 2017
I loved the quiet, and the comfort. It was a great place for a retreat.

Allison User Profile
October 2017
Want to be inspired? Stay here!

Sadie User Profile
October 2017
What an amazing find this place is! A true getaway, wrapped in coziness (the bed was so comfortable) and serene views that leave one wanting to simply sit and take in all the beauty. Nina was an incredibly warm host, immediately setting us at ease and inviting us to make ourselves at home, which we did very quickly. The convenience to Madison was superb, and the drive in and out of town super quick and scenic. It's a simple way to spend time, which was exactly what we were looking for.

Anna User Profile
September 2017
My best friend Joe and I had an AWESOME stay at Nina's. We only stayed one night, but I wish we could have been there a little longer so that we could have checked out the area that we were in. Everything about her art studio was as described, and was perfect for what we needed which was a good break from a long drive. Staying at Nina's made my birthday that much better! I would highly recommend her place to anyone considering staying with her. Joe has a little that he would like to add: This was my first Air BnB experience and it could not have been better! Nina was the perfect hostess, the entire time her demeanor was always very cheerful towards us. The beds were clean and soft, the atmosphere was very peaceful and inviting, and being able to stay in a guest cabin as opposed to a bedroom inside of her house gave us a much welcomed sense of privacy that I rarely get while traveling. Even Nina's two cats were friendly towards us. It wasn't until after staying the night that I was told Nina is counted as a "Super Hostess" on Air BnB. Personally, I think she has definitely earned the title. If I'm ever traveling through Southern Wisconsin again I would love to book another night at Nina's, and I'd wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who needs a quiet, peaceful place to stay for a little while when traveling or on vacation. ~Joe

Joan User Profile
September 2017
Idyllic, private, back to nature at its best, with artsy touches and everything you need to be comfortable and truly at home. Nina gives great suggestions for eateries, parks, shopping....and makes you feel totally at home. This is a beautiful spot, really exceeded my expectations.

Kathleen A User Profile
September 2017
This is such a lovely retreat--my third time visiting this time. The first two times were my own writer's retreat; this time, a gift for my daughter, who came with me for a beautiful September weekend.

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in March 2014
Nina User ProfileNina is a superhost.

I'm Nina (pronounced Nine-a, not Neena). I'm fun, artsy, and a former professional entertainer (juggler and performing artist). I love the outdoors: hiking, bird watching, cross-county skiing, and kayaking are my passions. I travel whenever I can, even if it's a just a weekend getaway to one of the beautiful areas of my home state of Wisconsin, or a jaunt to Chicago. I have lived in Utah, Vermont, and northern California, but I'm a Wisconsinite at heart.
One of my favorite quotes is by Ray Bradbury: "You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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