Our week at the Prairie House was wonderful! Super relaxing and full of family fun, it had everything our family of 7 adults and 2 children could possibly want- beautiful and relaxing views, a lake with boats included, walking paths through the prairie, and a quiet location no more than a 30 min. drive to Horicon Marsh, several small towns to explore, and Pikes Lake State Park. The house is lovely, and Laurie and Larry are solicitous hosts who have thought of just about everything. To say the kitchen is well stocked would be an understatement- there are lots of cooking utensils, pots and pans, storage containers, china, paper goods, and everything from olive oil and spices to microwave popcorn (bring lots of your own food- we enjoyed the house so much that we only went out to eat once :). No detail is overlooked at Prairie house, and we were happy to find safety gates (we used one out on the deck for the dogs, and one to block the inside stairs for our 2 yr. old), first aid supplies, a toy nook and bubbles for the little ones, bedside clocks in every bedroom, small personal fans, even a spare toothbrush! Laurie could give lessons on how to make guests feel at home :). Also have to mention what a great time we had birding, sometimes just by looking out the windows at the feeders :). We counted 47 species of birds, 40 on the first day, with only one migrant! It was awesome to see the kids watch the Bald Eagles fishing at the lake too (the eagles have no problem taking fish from Lake Sinissippi but if you want to fish, Pike Lake or similar is recommended). We had a great time- adults, kids, and dogs- and would love to do it again. Thank you Laurie and Larry- for your hospitality, for letting us raid your garden, and for the anniversary roses :).