woodland sanctuary and artists retreat (#1490)
Algonquin, Illinois

Bedrooms:2 Sleeps:1
Bathrooms:1 Handicapped:No
Pet Friendly:Yes Smoking:No
Pool:No Term:1-30 days

Set back amongst mature oaks and shag bark
hickory trees, this secluded treasure has
long been a refuge for fox, deer, and
woodland creatures. One awakens to the
sounds of cardinals, woodpeckers, and a
chorus of songbirds. At night, millions of
stars light up the sky, and hoot owls can
be heard in the far off distance. Every
room has a door that opens up to nature.
The original gardens, designed by Helen
Courtney in 1944, co-mingle with
wildflowers and edible mushrooms,
providing year round visual wonders.

Built in 1926 by Chicago architect Alfred
F. Schimek, this house has been passed
down through generations of artists who
have preserved the architectural integrity
and original knotty pine charm. Cathedral
ceilings, mission furniture, and
handcrafted details make this a unique
vacation home. Every room provides an
unobstructed view of woodland landscapes
or the rolling hills unique to the Fox
Valley area. Located in walking distance
of the Fox River, guests have private
access the river front, hiking paths, and
a boat launch.

The house has been a source of creative
inspiration for many years and continues
to be an artist's retreat and work place.
Whether you're planning a short weekend
getaway or an extended stay, we're
confident your visit will be a magical,
restful, and delightful experience you'll
remember for years to come.


We offer creative
workshops/retreats/coaching utilizing
Expressive Therapy and Constructivist
teaching techniques in this serene
environment from spring thru fall. Please
contact us for more information about
these offerings.

Enjoy gardening? Handy with tools? Have
limited income? You don't need to be a
master gardener or building contractor to
barter rental fees for landscaping/repair
services with us. If you have the skills
to prune, weed, cut up firewood or assist
with minor repairs, contact us about
exchanging rental fees for maintenance
services during the spring and fall

woodland sanctuary and artists retreat
woodland sanctuary and artists retreat
woodland sanctuary and artists retreat
woodland sanctuary and artists retreat
woodland sanctuary and artists retreat

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