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13 minutes to Epic! Real Log Chalet

Bedrooms 3
Space 213 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This log chalet was designed and built by Reggie, Rick, and Spencer Luedtke in 2010. The white pines used in the construction of the log walls were cut, peeled and transported to the site by the builder. The unique floors and trim throughout the house originated from the black walnut trees growing on the property. The log chalet is located on 8.5 acres - half of the property is wooded and half is open. Located on a hilltop outside of Mount Horeb, the chalet boasts amazing views from each of the 3 deck levels of the home.

Hilly local terrain, abandoned railroad trails and off road trails in the state park provide opportunity for all levels of biking enthusiasts. Mount Horeb has an 18 hole golf course, Cave of the Mounds State Park, public pool and almost weekly organized events within a 1-2 mile drive. The radiant floor heating system and wood burning fireplace together with the proximity to downhill skiing (Tyrol Basin) and cross country trails make this chalet an ideal winter retreat.

Keywords: Log Home, Log House, Log Cabin, Cabin, Chateau, Country Home, House, Lodge

More Details

Jeffrey Peterson
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Jeffrey Peterson

Grew up in Clintonville, Wisconsin (45 min west of Green Bay)

Enjoy traveling (art and pictures in the house from Brazil, Nepal and Europe)

Co-Owner of Bluetree Network and Founder of Branch2, both Madison-based companies.

The chalet is my favorite place to be but a 3 bedroom house is too big for a single person. Feel free to contact our property manager, Jeff, at 608-279-3421.



Jeffrey Peterson purchased this chalet in 2010

Why Jeffrey Peterson chose Mount Horeb

Construction began in 2007, the home was completed in 2010.

I fell in love with general feeling of the property, views and surrounding area.

What makes this chalet unique

8.5 acres of land provides large open space for outdoor games and walks in the woods.

A 40x80 foot natural swimming pool / pond, 60 foot stream, and 3 raised bed garden areas are the newest additions to the property. Finished landscaping is also complete. Overall this makes for a wonderful outdoor space.

Late Spring, Summer and early Fall bring beautiful sunsets and unusual cloud formations. The views of falling snow from the hilltop are a site to see in the winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We had a wonderful time-

Place is gorgeous

Sunday snow was amazing-

Thanks for the memories

Ron & Mary Keenen


Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful views, quietness, and cozy warmth of the fireplace! We shared the cabin with our best friends and had a great time relaxing and visiting!

John & Pat O'Donnell
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Mount Horeb

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 213 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) Queen Beds in all 3 bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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13 minutes to Epic! Real Log Chalet
average rating of 4.525 based on 112 reviews

Just what we needed for a visit with family

  • 4 of 5

My family travelled from south Florida to Wisconsin to visit grandparents and see some "snow". We wanted something more inviting than a hotel to stay at and the chalet was perfect for that. There was just the right amount of room for everyone to have space and yet be together too. It made travelling with two toddlers so much easier. The only sad part was that they were having an unusually warm spell and all the snow melted! Next time! We also accidently left behind a tablet and Jeffrey was more than accommodating in both locating the item and mailing it back. He's a great host!

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little too much roughing it...

  • 2 of 5

The Chalet and views are beautiful! It was secluded and quiet, but still close to downtown Mt. Horeb, the Grumpy Troll was a great little place. We were in town for business, so it was unfortunate the wifi was temporarily not working. It was a little more “rustic” than we were expecting. Here are some bullet points from our stay:

- The master bedroom is in the loft, so not much privacy, and the bathroom is on the main level.

- The other two bedrooms and bathroom are in the walkout basement. The lower level beds are platform style, so closer to the ground than an average bed.

- The kitchen was well equipped.

- The driveway is gravel

- The house was not very clean especially the lower level and including the bath towels.

- It did not feel very secure. We arrived to find one of the lower level doors open (so lots of bugs got in) and the door to the deck did not lock. While we were out it appears someone was in the house.

- One of the lower level beds is broken.

- Shower curtains were gross.

- Extra blankets were not available

- DVD player worked, but no TV/Cable reception

- A woodpecker went to town on the SE corner of the house at 6am, an unwelcomed wake up call.

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, Thanks for your review. I am sorry that you found the property to be too rustic. Since your stay we have repaired the media, internet, and appliance connections, beds, and doors, got out more extra blankets and replaced the shower curtain. The house has been being cleaned much more rigorously, and the property is in great shape. Wildlife sightings are common on the property. The woodpecker is an issue that happens seasonally - he likes to be heard knocking on loud hollow wood in the fall. If he finds a spot he likes, it can be difficult to discourage him from it humanely. The driveway is gravel and somewhat long, but we feel the secluded feel far from the road on the hilltop is worth the extra security and escape it provides. We hope you were able to enjoy yourselves during your stay. Thank you for your feedback. Jeff
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Cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time ringing is the New Year at the Walnut Chalet. The warm fire kept the cabin warm and toasty despite the extreme cold temperatures. Thanks Jeff for the great communication, restaurant recommendations and for ensuring our stay was what we expected. We will be back.

Kind regards - Karin from LaGrange IL.

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location/ Accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! Great location, very private and abundant wildlife! The house is a REAL log cabin and is very comfortable. The large decks are great to watch the evening sunsets!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location for our annual golf tournament - 6 friends from high school; secluded place to relax and use as home base to golf 3 of the top courses in the Madison area, all within 20 minute drive - U-Ridge; Bergamont & Hawk's Landing. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, peaceful, secluded, lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Black Walnut Chalet while I was competing at the CrossFit Games in Madison. It was the perfect getaway after grueling days of competition. The decks overlooking the pond and scenery were beautiful day and night. They were our favorite place to hang out and relax. There was plenty of hot, soft water and we took advantage of the spa tub in the main bathroom.

We found the property to be clean and in good condition. The property manager was especially nice, and immediately responsive to inquiries.

We would definitely consider staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Grumpy Troll
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Norsk Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Grumpy Troll
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Tyrol Basin
Car: necessary

Bike Trails, Little Norway, Cave of the Mounds, Norsk bowling and golf, American Players Theater Spring Green, State Park, Tyrol Basin ski resort, 30 minutes from downtown Madison


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Mount Horeb

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Dec 2017 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
3 Apr 2018 - 15 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
16 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$95.57 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$254.86
Pet Fee AU$63.71 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Children 2 years old and younger should be entered as children (and are free). Children 3 and over should be counted as adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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