Shake Rag Alley Lodging
Since reopening our 2.5-acre campus to the public in June 2020, we’ve adjusted the way we operate in order to provide a healthy and safe environment for our guests. Our operating plan is informed by the following resources:
We have updated our procedures across the board, including but not limited to the following:
• Effective Aug. 6, 2021, face coverings are required indoors in common areas by everyone over age 2, regardless of vaccination status;
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 987-3292.
Students 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 student lodging rates:
Enter STUDENT in the promotional code field and select the student 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 need to cancel a lodging reservation due to COVID-19 restrictions, please call our office to secure a gift certificate for workshops or lodging during a future visit.
Check-in is anytime after 3 pm.
Check-out is 11 am.
Room rates are based on double occupancy. Children over 12 are welcome.
All Shake Rag Alley buildings and grounds are smoke free.
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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.
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.
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 students who are participating in one of our workshops while lodging 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.
We offer three private rooms on campus in our Coach House building and just a five-minute walk away are the Tuckpoint Garden Suite apartment and Roland’s Loft studio apartment. The Tuckpoint has cooking facilities while Roland’s Loft features a coffee maker, microwave and fridge. Coach House guests share a comfortable sitting room with a microwave and mini-fridge. Free wi-fi is available in all spaces. Our lodging rooms are comfortable, air-conditioned, and delightfully decorated with local art.
Tuckpoint garden suite – 223R Commerce St.
Private Bath with Shower and Tub
Monday-Thursday Weekday Rate: $149/night+tax
Friday-Sunday Weekend Rate: $179/night+tax
The Tuckpoint rear basement apartment encompasses the unique spirit of Mineral Point, its history, art, and architecture with 1840s stone walls, high ceilings, wood textures, reclaimed and restored fixtures and furnishings, old photos, fine art, and beautiful stained glass. Relax in the quiet comfort of the spacious living room with dining area and kitchen, bathroom with shower and claw-foot tub, and charming bedroom with comfortable queen bed and romantic sitting nook. Enjoy convenient off-street parking only a few yards away.
Make yourself at home in the spacious main room on large comfy couches surrounded by recycled amenities including original handmade ceramic sculpture, early Mineral Point photographs, handsome stone walls, and beautiful stained glass.
The art-filled kitchen area features a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, electric hot plate, an antique drop-leaf table and four chairs, and an old-fashioned country sink with a hand-painted backsplash by beloved Mineral Point potter, Bruce Howdle. With leaf-filtered light streaming in the tall, deep windows, you’ll find being in this unusual room a pleasure.
An array of multi-colored 1930s windows fills one wall of the bedroom, a pleasant view from the comfortable queen bed. A small iron tabl and chairs nearby are just right for morning coffee. And there’s a handy washer/dryer in the hall. The bathroom features an antique corner sink and mirror made from an old iron scale. Between the old claw-food tub and the modern shower is a remarkable wall of masonry “finds,” including fossils, arrowheads, unusual bricks and stone, even lead from the old Mineral Point mines, all collected and mortared into place by the mason whose stone retaining walls enliven the gardens outside.
Roland's Loft – 223 Commerce St.
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 pottery studio, and a gallery space. The second-floor studio apartment lovingly decorated and dedicated as Roland’s Loft in May 2018 features modern amenities and historical touches befitting Roland’s unique spirit. The creative community of Mineral Point awaits right outside your door, which is just a five-minute walk from the Shake Rag Alley campus.
Private Bath with Shower
Monday-Thursday Weekday Rate: $119/night+tax
Friday-Sunday Weekend Rate: $139/night+tax
Coach House – 18 Shake Rag St.
Stagecoaches reportedly rolled to a stop here in the mid-1800s and today the Coach House still offers the traveler a comfortable bed and room, considerably updated in amenities. Each of the three upstairs rooms has a charming private bathroom. All rooms feature artwork by regional artists. A comfortable commons room offers a fireplace, free Wi-Fi, a microwave, and mini-fridge. Our guests are invited to explore the rustic paths and tree-lined gardens surrounding our historic buildings and the forever bubbling spring of Shake Rag Alley.
Private Baths with Shower
Monday-Thursday Weekday Rate: $99/night+tax
With Student Discount: $89.10/night (plus $9.36 tax)
Friday-Sunday Weekend Rate: $109/night+tax
With Student Discount: $98.10/night (plus $10.30 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 big, 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. You’re free to meander Shake Rag alley’s rustic paths and colorful gardens.
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.