Welcome to the Prairie House!

Welcome to the Prairie House!

Special Thanks to Allison Williams, Chicago-based Wedding Photographer for the house photos, Jack Bartholmai, Harman Conrad and the Sullivan family for their photo contributions.

Dine overlooking the prairie

Dine overlooking the prairie

Well-equipped gourmet kitchen.

Well-equipped gourmet kitchen.

South facing views from living room

South facing views from living room

Cozy fireplace - wood provided.

Cozy fireplace - wood provided.

The Steinway grand piano awaits.

The Steinway grand piano awaits.

Master suite w view of eagle bay

Master suite w view of eagle bay

Master bedroom/bath features a comfortable king bed, oversized soaking tub/shower, and sweeping views of the prairie and east bay with a spotting scope for viewing the nesting bald eagles

Observation deck in early spring.

Observation deck in early spring.

Card-playing nook off the deck.

Card-playing nook off the deck.

Prairie Room

Prairie Room

Two kayaks/two canoes/paddleboat

Two kayaks/two canoes/paddleboat

Small watercraft are perfect for exploring the marshy bays of Lake Sinissippi where great blue heron, snowy egrets, white pelicans and bald eagles are frequently viewed.

Woodland Room

Woodland Room

Garden Room

Garden Room

Garden Room Alcove

Garden Room Alcove

Rec room w pool/ping pong

Rec room w pool/ping pong

Screened Cedar Porch

Screened Cedar Porch

Outside dining on stone landing.

Outside dining on stone landing.

prairiehouse pic barn

prairiehouse pic barn

Echinacea bathed in sunlight

Echinacea bathed in sunlight

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Bald eagle photo by Jack Bartholmai

Bald eagle photo by Jack Bartholmai

Prairie in early spring

Prairie in early spring

Dusk on the deck

Dusk on the deck

Barred owl photo by Harman Conrad

Barred owl photo by Harman Conrad

Organic garden/orchard

Organic garden/orchard

Prairie House trails

Prairie House trails

Prairie House Trail Map

Prairie House Trail Map

Sinissippi sunset after the rain

Sinissippi sunset after the rain

View of eagle bay from deck

View of eagle bay from deck

Spring landscape

Spring landscape

Binoculars and bird books provided

Binoculars and bird books provided

Spacious backyard

Spacious backyard

equipped with hammock, fire pit (firewood provided), picnic table and outdoor games: bocce ball, volleyball, bean bag toss, badminton and croquet.

Wisteria-covered pergola

Wisteria-covered pergola

Great Snowy Egret

Great Snowy Egret

Spiderwort

Spiderwort