Shake Rag Alley Lodging

Since reopening our 2.5-acre campus to the public in June 2020, we’ve adjusted the way we safely operate several times as the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved.

We have updated our procedures across the board, including but not limited to the following:

•  Effective June 1, 2022, face coverings are optional indoors;
•  Checking in and out of our spaces are contactless processes.
•  We are maintaining a 24-hour housekeeping block on either end of every reservation.
•  We have updated our cleaning and sanitizing processes to be more frequent and more thorough.
•  Additionally, we have also made hand sanitizer available for your convenience in the high-trafficked areas of our campus.

If you would like to learn more about the changes we’ve made in regard to our workshops and retreats, please refer to our planning your workshop experience page. We continue to be grateful for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or (608) 987-3292.

Participants registered in workshops receive a 10% discount on Shake Rag Alley regular guest room lodging rates. (Sorry, this does not apply to lecture-only registrations.)

To receive workshop lodging rates:
Enter WORKSHOP in the promotional code field and select the workshop discount rate for your room selection. At checkout you will be asked to name the workshop for which you are registered.

If you have any questions, please call our office at (608) 987-3292.

Full payment is required when making your reservation.

Cancellations: If you cancel less than 7 days in advance of your reservation, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

If you have made a Shake Rag Alley lodging reservation in conjunction with a workshop canceled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging or a gift certificate should you wish to cancel.

Please call the office at (608) 987-3292 with any questions.

At Shake Rag Alley Lodging, we are dedicated to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personally identifiable information.

Information Collection

Our main purpose in collecting your personal information is to provide you with a streamlined experience in making reservations at Shake Rag Alley Lodging. We only collect information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this. Personally identifiable information is only obtained when making a reservation. All identifiable information provided will not be disclosed to anyone unless we are specifically requested to do so. Shake Rag Alley Lodging does not give or sell to anyone any information we collect on our site.

We sometimes use data collection devices such as “cookies” on certain pages of the Site to measure effectiveness and safety. A “cookie” is a small file that gets placed on your harddrive that helps us provide our services. You are free to decline cookies if you choose too.


At Shake Rag Alley Lodging, we take security seriously. When users make a reservation we use every precaution to safe guard it online and offline.

Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

Policy Modifications

Shake Rag Alley Lodging may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time in order to meet changes in the regulatory environment, business needs, or to satisfy the needs of our guests, properties, strategic marketing partners, and service providers.

Room rates are based on double occupancy and a 2-night minimum. 

All Shake Rag Alley buildings and grounds are smoke free.

What time may we check in? And what time is check-out? May we have a late check-out? We guarantee check-in at 3 pm. Check-out is at 11 am. Please call the office prior to requesting a late check-out to see if these arrangements can be made.

May we check in earlier than 3 pm? Please call our office to see if your room is ready for early check-in. Office: (608) 987-3292

I’m not coming in until late in the evening. Will there be someone in the office to assist with check-in? Our office closes at 5 pm each day. We will email you information, including check-in instructions, in advance of your stay. Once you have arrived at your site, there will be additional information provided about the lodging facility, its amenities and more general information about Mineral Point.

Do we need to bring our own linens? We provide all linens including bath and bedding for guests.

Do you allow children and pets? Children 12 and older are welcome in all of our lodging facilities. We cannot accommodate pets.

Do you offer AAA or AARP discounts? No, we do not offer these discounts at this time. We do offer a 10% discount to workshop participants who  lodge with us.

Do you provide any bedrooms on the first floor at any of your lodging sites? All bedrooms are located on the second floor of each site.

Do you provide grills at your lodging facilities? No, for liability issues, we are not able to provide grills for our guests.

We noticed that there is a fireplace at several of your lodging sites. Do we need to bring our own firewood? Our fireplaces are not wood-burning.

Be our guest at Shake Rag Alley—in The Sardeson building downtown and at the Coach House on the Shake Rag Alley campus—and immerse yourself in the artistic community of Mineral Point. Your stay in one of our guest rooms supports our educational programming and the historic preservation of our buildings and grounds. See our website for a visual tour of our one-of-a-kind guest rooms and to make your reservation.


Check availability and make reservations online at or call (608) 987-3292. As an added bonus: participants taking Shake Rag Alley workshops are eligible for a 10% discount. When making an online lodging reservation, please indicate the name of the workshop for which you are registered.


the sardeson, 223 commerce st: roland's loft and tuckpoint

The brick and stone Sardeson building was built in the commercial vernacular as an addition to the Globe Hotel in 1877. The building has undergone extensive renovations since 2016, when Mineral Point potter and stonemason Roland Sardeson bequeathed the building to Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts for use as lodging rooms, a classroom, and a gallery space. The creative community of Mineral Point awaits right outside your door, which is just a five-minute walk from the Shake Rag Alley campus.


Tuckpoint garden suite – 223R Commerce St.

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Queen Bed
Private Bath with Shower and Tub
Living Room

Monday-Thursday Weekday Rate: $159/night+tax

Friday-Sunday Weekend Rate: $189/night+tax

November 1-March 31 Winter Rate: $159/night+tax

The stone-walled Tuckpoint at 223 Commerce St. (rear) offers a large living room and dining area, a kitchenette with coffeemaker, fridge, and microwave, bedroom with a queen bed, bathroom with claw-foot tub and shower stall, garden patio, private parking, laundry facilities, and high-speed wireless Internet. 

Everything at the Tuckpoint is historic, artistic, or just plain whimsical—like the iron arrow through a support post, recycled scythe handle railings, or fossils embedded in brick walls. Stained glass adorns doors and walls throughout the space. 

Art abounds, and guests will find something fascinating to look at and ponder in each corner of the comfortable, accommodating rooms. At the Tuckpoint, you’re immersed in art and history.

With Workshop Discount: $134.10/night (plus $14.08 tax)

With Workshop Discount: $161.10/night (plus $16.92 tax)

Roland's Loft – 223 Commerce St.

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The second-floor studio apartment at 223 Commerce St. was lovingly decorated and dedicated as Roland’s Loft in 2018 and features modern amenities and historic touches befitting Roland Sardeson’s unique spirit. Guests will enjoy a queen-sized bed, writing desk made of refurbished Mineral Point Opera House floorboards, kitchenette with coffeemaker, fridge, and microwave, and high-speed wireless Internet.

The renovation of Roland’s Loft was made possible thanks to local businesses, contractors, and volunteers who contributed time, materials, and expertise to the project, and the financial support of donors and a grant from the Mineral Point Community Foundation.

Queen Bed
Private Bath with Shower

Monday-Thursday Weekday Rate: $119/night+tax

Friday-Sunday Weekend Rate: $139/night+tax

November 1-March 31 Winter Rate: $119/night+tax

With Workshop Discount: $107.10/night (plus $11.25 tax)

With Workshop Discount: $125.10 (plus $13.14 tax)

Coach House – 18 Shake Rag St.

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Three delightful upstairs rooms each feature a private bath. The 1840s wooden building also offers a Commons Room on the ground floor with a comfortable couch and chairs, gas-fired fireplace, small refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker, water cooler, books, games, and high-speed wireless Internet. Just outside, Shake Rag Alley’s rustic paths, spring-fed stream, and colorful gardens await.

Queen or Full Beds
Private Baths with Shower
Commons Room

Monday-Thursday Weekday Rate: $99/night+tax
With Workshop Discount: $89.10/night (plus $9.36 tax)

Friday-Sunday Weekend Rate: $109/night+tax
With Workshop Discount: $98.10/night (plus $10.30 tax) 

November 1-March 31 Winter Rate: $99/night+tax

Located on the Coach House ground floor, the Commons Room welcomes overnight guests with comfortable couch and chairs, gas-fired fireplace, small refrigerator, microwave, books, WiFi, games, and artwork by regional artists.

Climb into a comfy queen four-poster, stacked with pillows, and with colorful paintings by regional artists adorning the walls. A large private bath features both tub and shower.

Enjoy a cozy room with a plump-pillowed, full-size antique brass bedstead, with lovely art on the walls by regional artists. Private bathroom with shower. Your back door opens to a small deck with table, chairs, and a path into tree-lined gardens.

Relax into the pillowed graciousness of a comfortable queen bed surrounded by unique artworks by area artists. Enjoy a refreshing bath or shower in your private bathroom, and take a quiet stroll through the magical grounds of Shake Rag Alley.