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Repurposed Turn of the Century Silo

Entire guesthouse hosted by Jordan
4 guestsStudio1 bed1 bath
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This turn of the century silo, constructed with re-purposed materials, has been converted into a 5 story "glamping" tower. Each level is unique and charming in its own way. Perhaps the 4th floor boasts the most intrigue. Here, a hammock chair, cozy rug, automatic trap door and 6 large opening windows with a 360 degree view create quite the ambiance. There are many rivers and lakes nearby.

Please note* There are 3 Airbnb's on the property, we occasionally host events. You may see other people.

The space
**Please read the entire listing!**
This is a glamping Silo, please dress for the weather and come prepared for a rustic experience.

The Silo from floor to rooftop stands nearly 40 feet and has 4 floors and a loft with a bed. 4 floors are accessed with a cleverly engineered spiral staircase. 39 stairs. The spiral staircase reaches the 4th floor while the 5th level is accessed by a 6 foot ladder.
The 4th floor is a unique space with 6 large opening windows that reveal a 360° view of the farm and wildlife reserve land. Geese, sandhill crane, deer and turkey are quite often heard and seen. Bring a book, watch a movie and take in the views.

Please note*
The loft on the 5th level is not well suited for individuals over 6 feet tall. The space is cozy, nestled in the peak of the Silo above the windows. Accessed by a custom engineered folding ladder. The space is just large enough to fit a queen size memory foam mattress, flat screen TV and DVD player. It has A/C for the hot days and a space heater for the cold days.

The bathroom is a converted milk-house with hot running water just steps from the silo entrance (seasonal, will be closed before first freeze). A recently renovated outhouse is used during colder months. Going as "Green" as possible, we went with a farm/Industrial vibe using re-purposed material; galvanized steel, copper pipe and old barn wood. Perhaps the most interesting feature about the Milkhouse bathroom is that the water supply is entirely harvested rainwater from the barn roof. A first flush diverter system and a series of filters purify the rainwater before it enters the Milkhouse. Rainwater is good for your hair! Atleast thats what my granny told me :).

In the lower barn (attached to the Silo) kitchen basics are provided.

Sleeping-
The cozy 5th floor/loft houses a queen size bed.

Please note*
Additional charge for groups larger than 2, we provide a queen size air mattress with additional bedding for guests to set up on the 4th floor.

The space includes common (and not so common) amenities depending on the season such as:

-Linens & towels
-Hot water (seasonal)
-Shower/tub (seasonal)
-Toilet
-Air Conditioning
-Fireplace
-Fans
-Small fridge with freezer
-Outlets on every floor
-Bar with stools
-TV/DVD player (in peak)
-Motorized trap door
-Hammock chair swings
-Fire pit

Food Prep Items include:
-Drinking water
-French press
-Electric griddle
-Electric kettle
-Toaster oven
-Spatula
-Plates, cups, bowls, spoons, forks, knifes
-Corkscrew and bottle opener

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress

Amenities

Free parking on premises
TV
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Backyard
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed

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Location

Helenville, Wisconsin, United States

Grocery Stores/Pharmacy/Gas (within 15 minutes):

Mobile station (convenience)- Sullivan
Pick N' Save- Oconomowoc
Walmart- Jefferson
Walmart- Watertown
Walgreens Pharmacy- Oconomowoc

Most activities within 15-25 minutes:

Local Winery🍷 -
Stable Rock Winery & Distillery

Local small town Pub & Grills-
*Sullivan Saloon
*Pourman's Pub and Grill
*Ann's Farmington Inn
*Wingin' It

Authentic Mexican Cuisine-
* Playa Vallarta Mexican Grill

Water View dining-
* The Heron's Landing

Coffee & Eats
*Brickhaus Cafe

Good cross country skiing and downhill skiing within 25-45 minutes.

Glacial Drumlin State Trail- beautiful 52 mile biking/walking trail. It is located just a few minutes bike from our house. A converted multi purpose rail trail that connects to the Ice age trail. Please see there website for more details.

Jelli's Market- 5 minute bike ride from our house. A fun day of picking strawberries or raspberries is sure to delight you, especially if you eat one or 2 while you work. If picking isn't your thing, you may buy them pre-picked. See a full list of picking seasons and offered fruits and veggies. Jelli's Market - Helenville, WI.

Fireside Dinner Theater- This local dinner theater is renowned for its live performances of many classic Broadway musicals and plays. It has been a staple in the area for many years. If you love music, acting, and art, please take a night of your stay to enjoy this local treasure.

Multiple lakes and rivers for any kind of water fun you can imagine.
* Lake Nemahbin
*Okauchee Lake
*Rock Lake
*Fowler Lake
*Oconomowoc Lake
*Pewaukee Lake


Paddle Board & Kayak Rentals -

We recommend Upper Nemahbin (say that 3 times fast) for their kayak and paddle board rentals and their secluded warm shallow bay. Rent a kayak or boat to get to the bay, we're sure you'll love the experience! Al's Bait Shop on lake Nemahbin for pricing.
There rental shop is located next to their cozy bar with beautiful outdoor seating where you can watch the sun go down over the lake while enjoying a pretty decent copper cup, Mascow Mule ;-)

The Bark River-
Spend a summer afternoon floating down the bark river, inner-tube purchases available where you put in at Pickets, a small town convenience store. Check hours of operation.

Johnson Creek Outlet Mall;
If shopping is your thing, the mall is only a 10 minute drive and offers enough stores to satisfy anyone looking to shop till they drop!

Aztalan State Park- Home to historic Indian Burial Mounds. It's a beautiful park with a history lesson. For more information see Aztalan State park for more details.

Hwy 18 Outdoor theater- Feeling a bit retro? In summer you can enjoy the local outdoor theater. If you've never done this, it's a wonderful experience. Bring your blankets and pillows, lean your seat back and enjoy the show. If you have a truck you're invited to swing it around and fill the bed with whatever cozy items you'd like, including your pet. Have a look at Highway 18 Outdoor Theater for show times and directions.

Jefferson Swap Meet and Car Show- One of the largest outdoor car shows in the area, over 99 acres of classic cars for your viewing pleasure. The cars are beautiful and the giant ice cream bars are as good a reason as any to check out this event. Check the website for dates and times.

Wisconsin Sky Diving Center- Specializing in first time sky diving, if you're a naturalist and an adrenaline junkie, look no further.

Hosted by Jordan

Joined in October 2014
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Hey! A little about me; I'm a part-time host and work in Healthcare, love music and building things with my hands, have had the fortune of visiting 22 countries and have a goal to visit a country for every year I am old. I've gotta catch up! I'm a tidy guest and a discerning host, always looking for ways to improve. Love writting and recording music but my current passion is renovating my house in Wisconsins capital city, Madison.
Hey! A little about me; I'm a part-time host and work in Healthcare, love music and building things with my hands, have had the fortune of visiting 22 countries and have a goal to…
During your stay
Please note: The Milkhouse bathroom is open seasonally. The water will be turned off before the first frost and turned on after the last frost.

The Silo is on our family's farm. Though the Silo is private and off-set from the house, you may see our family, friends or other guests at times. We may be there to show you in or guide you through self check-in. Our goal is to make ourselves available as-needed to answer questions you may have while respecting your privacy.
Please note: The Milkhouse bathroom is open seasonally. The water will be turned off before the first frost and turned on after the last frost.

The Silo is on our famil…
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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