Local Lodging Options

If you won’t be staying in one of the five lodging options we have right here at Shake Rag Alley, we can recommend the local lodging establishments listed below, some of which offer room discounts to those enrolled in our workshops. We’ve marked their listings with a gold star of gratitude.

If you have any questions about your visit to Mineral Point, please feel free to call our office at (608) 987-3292 or send us an email.

215 High Street

(608) 577-4196

23 steps inn

We offer spacious rooms to fit anyone’s taste. With a well established restaurant down stairs you can enjoy our breakfast, lunch, and dinners. Gray Dog Wine Bar is offered as a place for quiet romantic moments to add to your stay.

308 Madison Street

(608) 574-5076

Arts & Crafts Bungalow room

Pamper yourself with a stay in this spacious, highly rated and well-appointed private suite in a beautiful 1920 Craftsman Bungalow perfectly placed in the historic district of beautiful Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Nestled in a serene little corner of town, you will feel at home or as far away as you wish. Come enjoy a spacious bedroom suite, private entrance with full access to sunroom seating area, and adjacent private bathroom.

Easy walking distance to downtown and Shake Rag Alley.

412 Pine Street

(608) 800-3058

Ava's kiln guesthouse

Once used as a potter’s kiln by beloved artist Ava Ferneckes, this 1900’s schoolhouse studio is located on a 1 1/3 acre, beautifully wooded and gardened plot. It is furnished with a plush queen bed, living room, dining room, and half kitchen. Be impressed by the charming artistic and vintage features, along with the modern comforts of fast wifi, fun television/movie entertainment, many kitchen amenities, and a comfortable heating and cooling system. Only a half mile to downtown or to Shake Rag Alley, you can experience a peaceful and private getaway, while remaining close to local events.  

526 Fountain Street

(608) 553-1300

Brewer House Inn

This 4 bedroom 1868 Victorian home is a short walk to downtown – a perfect place to get together with friends or family. Features a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, parlor, breakfast room and 2.5 baths. Relax on two porches and enjoy the outdoors on an expansive lawn.

7050 Reimann Rd., Arena

(608) 576-6696

Brisbane House

Because there’s no other house like it in Wisconsin, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its singular form—tall and skinny, carved out of the stone from the nearby bluff—and the legacy of the man who built it is something we wish to share with you. William Henry Brisbane was a human rights activist before his time. We’re preserving his legacy by showcasing contemporary art created exclusively by internationally-known artists of color.

99 N. Chestnut Street

(608) 553-1979

Chestnut Cottage

Experience charm and comfort in the heart of Mineral Point’s historic district, just a short walk to Shake Rag Alley, restaurants, galleries and historic sites. Relax in this comfortably appointed home surrounded by locally inspired artwork or rock quietly on the front porch amid the sights and sounds of a cottage garden.

23 Commerce St.

(608) 987-3298

Commerce Street
Brewery & Hotel

Beautifully appointed lodging accommodations above an intimate European-styled brewpub. Five luxurious rooms, all with loads of space, oversized whirlpool bathtubs, and fireplaces. The pub features conscientiously prepared and sourced traditional pub fare along-side house beers, craft cocktails, and hand-selected wines.

225 Clowney Street

(608) 574-9145

Cottage on Clowney

Built in 1849, Cottage on Clowney is 2 blocks away from the heart of Mineral Point making it easy to walk to the local shops, restaurants and historic destinations. The Cottage features a beautiful living room with amazing stone work making it extremely cozy, a separate reading nook and a welcoming kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Enjoy having a campfire in the back yard and the sheer quietness of the location. It is the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries.

126 Shake Rag Street

Heartsong Cottage

Nestled on 1.3 acres, on Wisconsin’s oldest street, a home away from home awaits you. Use the house as a base to explore the beauty of the Driftless area, the vibrant energy of Mineral Point, or simply relax at home, reading, writing, cooking, napping and decompressing.

The house has been updated with modern conveniences but retains its old-world charm and elegance. A well equipped kitchen, super-comfy beds, and lots of natural light, make this perfect for a romantic getaway or family vacation.

The house is a spacious 1700 sq ft, has a 2 car garage, and ample street parking. Come and hear yourr heart sing at HeartSong Cottage!

121 Commerce Street

(608) 987-3889

Mineral Point Hotel

Mineral Point Hotel is a 5 Bedroom Boutique Hotel located at the edge of Mineral Point’s Historical District and charming Shopping District.

43 High Street

Royal Inn Apartment

This charming one bedroom apartment is located in the historic Old Royal Inn, one of Mineral Point’s most iconic buildings. It boasts 2 floors with a spiral staircase winding to the bedroom/bathroom suite from the living room. Guests are able to peer out over the cozy streets of Mineral Point from a balcony off the front of the apartment and enjoy two restaurants on the first level of the building. Should cooking be preferred, a full kitchen is the perfect amenity for your stay.

1 Water Street &
318 High Street

(608) 553-0728

Walker House &
Walker House west


One of the world’s treasures, the beautiful Walker House was built in 1836. During your visit, touch fossils lodged in this two century-old stone building, sit in caves where ore was mined 200 years ago, warm yourself by a fire in the Pub or one of the outdoor patios, learn about its ghost lore, enjoy a delicious and varied Continental Plus Breakfast, rest in one of the eleven cozy rooms.


A federal style brick building constructed in 1863,this one apartment-style unit is located in the center of town, only yards away from the Saturday Farmer’s Market, two city parks, four restaurants, four bars, two churches, and all the niceties of a small town, like post office, medical clinic, pharmacy, variety store, and more.

14 Shake Rag Street

(608) 509-3940

William Phillips House

William Phillips House is located adjacent to Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in charming Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Two comfortably furnished townhouses–each with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, fully-equipped kitchens, living rooms, wifi, cable tv, and central air-conditioning. Your home away from home.
Discount given to students attending programs at
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts.