Come and preserve your most cherished memories or just let your creative juices flow in our spacious retreat overlooking the Koshkonong Creek.  Guests can scrapbook or craft in the newly built addition and sleep in the 1860’s solid brick home.  Craftin’ by the Creek is a great space for family & friends to gather.  
  The Creation Space
Enjoy nearly 700 square feet of creation space with eleven individual ‘creation’ stations.  Each solid station measures 30” wide by 48-60” long, is supplied with full spectrum lighting and has easy access to plenty of power.  In addition, the prep room is only steps away; here you can use a computer or spread out your tools and supplies. The creation space is set up in its own wing so you can create to your heart's content without disturbing those who go to bed early or sleep late!  Craftin’ by the Creek also has Wi-Fi, a flat screen television, an i-Pod docking station, a computer and printer, cutting table and mats, and two irons and ironing boards for your use. Click here for additional features.
  8 stations in living room closer view of 2 stations 3 stations in sun room  
  lounge area in the sunroom prep room stations
computer station in prep room
  Historic Home Accommodations
The four bedrooms will comfortably sleep up to eleven family and friends – with everyone getting their own twin bed; the home can accommodate up to twelve occupants (bunkbed).  In addition, Craftin’ by the Creek has two and a half baths; one on each of the three levels - convenient for both sleeping, and crafting.  Finally, amenities such as bedding, towels, wash cloths, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, as well as a first floor washer & dryer are provided.
  Very Violet Room - 2 beds Pretty in Pink Room - 3 beds Grassy Green Room - 2 beds  
  Not Your “Everyday” Kitchen
After enjoying a day of crafting, switch gears and take pleasure in preparing your meals in a beautiful, fully functional, custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances and solid surface countertops.  Or bring your already prepared food and serve it buffet-style on over 25 lineal feet of counter space.  The spacious, hand-crafted table seats eight with three additional seats at the breakfast bar.  After dinner, fill the dishwasher so you can quickly get back to your crafting.  The kitchen is fully stocked with all of the basic cookware and utensils needed to prepare, and enough tableware for up to 12 guests.
  Kitchen Appliances and Breakfast Bar Kitchen Table - seats 8 view of creek  
  But, That’s Not All . . . .
In addition, guests can relax watching local channels or an unlimited number of movies in the theater room, lounge out on the large southern-facing deck listening to the creek, walk or bike in the Cam-Rock park system, sit around the onsite campfire, visit local artisans, or take a short walk for drinks and dinner at the local pub & grill. 
  onsite campfire TV in media room theatre seating in media room  

Making a Reservation
Weekend Rates (Friday thru Sunday) for a reservation of 8 guests plus the host (free) is $100 per guest per weekend; for a reservation of 10 guests plus the host (free) is $90 per guest per weekend; fewer than 8 or up to 12 can be accommodated. All rates subject to Wisconsin's 5.5% sales tax.  Friday arrival time - you may arrive anytime during the day. Sunday departure time - before 6:00 p.m. Thursday thru Sunday stays are also available. If you are considering a longer stay or have further questions, please contact Craftin' by the Creek.

For a host to reserve a date, please do the following:

  1. Check the online calendar for open dates.
  2. Contact Carrie or Steve with the number of guests you are expecting, including you. You may reach us via email at or phone 608.212.9395 to reserve a date.
  3. You will receive an email confirmation of the request with an attached Rental Agreement. To hold the reservation, send a $100 deposit within 10 days of receiving the agreement. 
  4. When the deposit has been received, a confirmation email will be sent to you with further instructions.
  5. The full balance is due 30 days prior to the retreat date.
  6. Reservations cancelled more than 90 days in advance of the retreat date are entitled to a full refund.  If it becomes necessary for you to cancel the retreat with less than 90 days notice, please notify us immediately.  If we can rent your reserved dates, we will gladly apply the deposit and other payments to an available retreat date within the next 8 months.

Craftin’ by the Creek is a smoke free facility & no pets allowed.

The $100 deposit will be returned to the host within one week after the retreat date.

  For a printable one page flyer click here  
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Last Updated: January 9, 2016


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