Bonnie's Private City Cabin-Madison's Only Log Cabin Rental

Madison, Wisconsin

We have the most unique lodging opportunity in Madison! Our City Cabin was built by Amish craftsmen to have the charm and warmth of north woods, yet have all the modern comforts. Fully accessible (customized for Grandma!), full kitchen with all the appliances, dishes and utensils needed,, great room with 40 in TV, 1 bedroom with 40 inTV, walk-in shower with 3 spray heads and bench, cable, WiFi, fire pit area, filled with antiques and treasures from our travels



  • Downtown


  • Sailing
  • Golf
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Basketball Court


  • Necessary


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Museums
  • Zoo


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Romantic


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Medical
  • Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
  • First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Fire
  • Police
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Outdoor Lighting

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 2

Lost Keys are $25

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

66 Reviews


    5/5 Stayed Oct 5, 2020
    Submitted Oct 8, 2020

    Perfect urban “camping” experience in a beautiful neighborhood in a wonderful city. You will love the cabin and Madison ... unless you’re a dyspeptic troll, of course.

    Felt like home

    5/5 Stayed Sep 28, 2020
    Submitted Oct 9, 2020

    When staying here I felt like I was at home and didn't want to leave when my stay was up. The wood cabin esque and smell of the wood when walking into the front door was amazing. I highly recommend and would stay here again.

    Perfect oasis in the city!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 13, 2020
    Submitted Aug 18, 2020

    The cabin was perfect - every amenity that could be wished for was already there. Very clean and well-equipped. Would stay there again without question!

    Hidden Gem

    5/5 Stayed Jul 29, 2020
    Submitted Aug 3, 2020

    Loved the neighborhood, the wildlife, and the log cabin.

    Perfect couples getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2020
    Submitted Jul 5, 2020

    We loved our weekend at the cabin. Everything was above and beyond our expectations. It is close enough to town and also close to lakes and a nice trail to explore with our pup. Woke up to a friendly deer in the woods checking us out. We hope to come back again next summer. Thank you Jennifer for being a great host!

    Just what we needed nice quiet spot

    5/5 Stayed May 15, 2020
    Submitted May 29, 2020

    Jennifer was very issues nice little cabin

    Very nice quiet place

    5/5 Stayed Feb 21, 2020
    Submitted Feb 26, 2020

    Very nice quiet place

    Birthday / Babymoon #3

    5/5 Stayed Feb 7, 2020
    Submitted Feb 9, 2020

    Needed a little getaway for my wife’s bday and the future arrival of our third child. This place did the trick. It got us out of town but well within reach of what Madison has to offer. Would book again!

    Amazing! What a great feel! It could have been a bit more secluded but over all awesome!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 26, 2020
    Submitted Jan 28, 2020

    I’d recommend

    Perfect getaway spot!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 1, 2020
    Submitted Jan 6, 2020

    Jennifer made our check in SO easy! The place was perfect for our mini getaway during Xmas break! The cabin was so clean and had everything we could possibly need! My 11 year old daughter LOVED the loft space and the location is right by a forest and offered a cute trail for us to walk our dog! The cabin is close to downtown, but feels like you're far away in the mountains! Thank you Jennifer - we plan to come back!

    Do yourself a favor...

    5/5 Stayed Dec 25, 2019
    Submitted Dec 29, 2019

    The City Cabin is a fantastic hidden gem right on Madison's north side. It provides a cozy and comfortable place to settle in for a night or a longer stay. All of the amenities, personal touches and decorations, and friendly and helpful property managers made my stay absolutely perfect. I would recommend this fabulous cabin for anyone who is looking to have their own space, especially if you love nature and feeling completely tucked away in a beautiful wooded setting. Do yourself a favor and enjoy City Cabin; I know I plan to the next time I am in Madison.

    I could live here forever!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 21, 2019
    Submitted Dec 25, 2019

    Such a charming and comfortable cabin in a neighborhood and surroundings that are serene and peaceful. Deer, a turkey family... all passed through and a nature preserve/hike right around the corner/out the back door. It was so close to family and friends and all that downtown Madison had to offer... Capitol, museums, state street, swans and eagle viewing on lake mendota...5+

    Great cabin!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 22, 2019
    Submitted Nov 24, 2019

    Great place . Excellent location, 10 minutes from downtown Madison. Highly recommend.

    A long weekend in Madison

    5/5 Stayed Nov 8, 2019
    Submitted Nov 25, 2019

    The property was great and a fun respite. It is close to a great park and trail system that we enjoyed using and it is a quick drive into the heart of Madison. It had a lot of charm and we would definitely stay there again!

    Fantastic location!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 23, 2019
    Submitted Oct 27, 2019

    The cabin is a hidden gem in the urban setting of Madison. It is a wonderfully appointed cabin with lots of well thought out details. The owners are terriffic to interact with and do everything they can to make a great stay. I would absolutely reccomend the cabin for a stay !

    Great stay!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 12, 2019
    Submitted Oct 14, 2019

    Thank you!

    Awesome cabin on the north side of Madison!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 4, 2019
    Submitted Oct 7, 2019

    We had so much fun enjoying this Amish built cabin, in a quiet location on Madison’s north side. Most unique experience!

    A little city a little country

    5/5 Stayed Sep 26, 2019
    Submitted Sep 30, 2019

    What a great cabin! All of the big city amenities and then home to a cabin. So clean and private! We loved it and will be back and recommend it to anyone looking for a stay in Madison. You can’t beat it.

    Place was great! Cute and comfortable!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 5, 2019
    Submitted Sep 9, 2019

    Stayed here during Ironman race in Madison. Pretty close to downtown (10 min car ride)... Perfect retreat for my girlfriend and I. Host very nice!

    Great Place Great Host

    5/5 Stayed Aug 25, 2019
    Submitted Aug 27, 2019

    We had a wonderful stay at such a nicely equipped and decorated cabin. Jennifer has done a great job with the place and she went out of her way to make our stay perfect! I certainly recommend this to anyone visiting Madison.

    Awesome little gem in the city

    5/5 Stayed Jul 28, 2019
    Submitted Aug 4, 2019

    This is a great property with an awesome owner. Would recommend to anyone who wants the convenience of the city with a country feel. Very quiet and clean. Thanks for your hospitality, Jennifer!

    A perfect escape for a long weekend in the woods

    5/5 Stayed Jul 18, 2019
    Submitted Jul 22, 2019

    My wife and I enjoyed our stay immensely and will be returning soon! I cannot recommend it enough. I thought there was no way it could possibly be as cute as the pictures make it seem, but if anything, the pictures undersell it. There's just enough of every type of modern comfort to make you feel like you're staying someplace luxurious, but dropped in the middle of the woods (even though you're only 10 minutes from downtown Madison.) Our host was excellent at communicating, and made sure all of our needs were met. I also want to mention that we stayed on what might very well be the hottest weekend of the year, and the AC had no trouble keeping us cool.

    Great experience

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2019
    Submitted Jul 17, 2019

    Wonderful little cabin tucked back into a woodsy neighborhood right next to a wooded city park. Easy checkin and check out, owners were nice people, the cabin is really unique and comfortable. Will definitely try and stay here again next time we are in town. Thank you for a great stay!

    Great Relaxing Stay

    5/5 Stayed Jul 4, 2019
    Submitted Jul 17, 2019

    The cabin is very comfortable, centrally located, and a terrific getaway from Chicago. We appreciated the hospitality, and our dog loved the neighborhood. We would definitely stay again if we’re in Madison.

    City cabin

    4/5 Stayed Jun 23, 2019
    Submitted Jul 11, 2019

    Excellent location for nearly any activity going on in Madison. Very unique accommodation with all amenities for a visit to the city.

    Perfect Location

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2019
    Submitted Jun 10, 2019

    Easy 5 star review! Jennifer and family were incredibly accommodating and we couldn’t have had a better stay. Location to downtown was a quick drive away and great access to running trails 1 mile down the road. Even a small loop right in the back yard!? Are we in the city? Cabin in the city is awesome.

    Wonderful cabin

    5/5 Stayed Jun 3, 2019
    Submitted Jun 5, 2019

    What a lovely little hideaway in the city!

    Perfect getaway!

    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2019
    Submitted May 28, 2019

    Cute woody place! Perfect!


    5/5 Stayed May 23, 2019
    Submitted May 28, 2019

    This was a cute little cabin and great for a romantic getaway...

    Snowy weekend

    5/5 Stayed Apr 27, 2019
    Submitted Apr 29, 2019

    Luckily we had rented the City-Cabin for our snowy April weekend. Staring out at the spring forsythia blooming in yards covered in snow, while we were snug in the cabin made us shake our heads at Wisconsin weather. The cabin is spacious and clean. 2 tvs made everyone happy, plus all the utensils and appliances available if cooking was on the agenda. The shower was hot and the towels were soft. Absolutely met all our needs!

    good stay

    5/5 Stayed Apr 11, 2019
    Submitted Apr 12, 2019

    Very nice and quaint. The cabin was very authentic. Not far from downtown.

    Relaxing and fun

    5/5 Stayed Mar 25, 2019
    Submitted Mar 31, 2019

    We enjoyed our stay. The cabin was comfy and cozy and was close to lots of activities around Madison.


    5/5 Stayed Mar 22, 2019
    Submitted Mar 24, 2019

    We wanted a quiet getaway from our 3 little children for our anniversary and we got it! The cabin is so cute! The shower was amazing, and the loft was a great place to read and sleep! Can’t wait to come back!

    Always excellent.

    5/5 Stayed Dec 28, 2018
    Submitted Dec 30, 2018

    The Christmas tree and decorations were a lovely addition. Thanks again.

    An excellent place to stay

    5/5 Stayed Nov 16, 2018
    Submitted Nov 21, 2018

    Located in a secluded and quiet place, the cabin was very well equipped with everything we could want. There's a grocery down the street if you need it. It was nice to just hunker down for a quiet weekend while it snowed outside. I would certainly do this again. Thanks.

    Charming cabin!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 7, 2018
    Submitted Oct 11, 2018

    Stellar craftsmanship and thoughtful design. Quiet location but close-in to Madison’s east side. A branch of the Willy St. Food Coop and other stores and restaurants are a short drive away. Jennifer was quite helpful, with flexibility around early check-in time since the cabin was ready (and the option for late check-out too). Everything you might need for a cozy get-away (but bring your own hair dryer if you’ll need one). We look forward to staying here again! Thanks, Jennifer!

    Great Madison getaway

    5/5 Stayed Oct 5, 2018
    Submitted Oct 21, 2018

    I rented this cabin for my wedding night and to have my bridesmaids get ready. It worked out great! The place was immaculate and had a cozy cabin feel. I just loved all the decor too. Who knew there was a place like this in Madison?! I would definitely rent it again in the future!

    Great space with nice materials.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 10, 2018
    Submitted Sep 24, 2018

    Fabulous, well designed space, quality furnishings.

    Convenient, comfortable, City Cabin

    4/5 Stayed Jun 26, 2018
    Submitted Jul 14, 2018

    The cabin is certainly charming and well equipped. Convenient to a Good Will, great for anything you may have forgotten, a fresh market coop for wine and grocery shopping, deli for brats, dry cleaners and more! Several farmer's markets in June and easy drive to downtown Madison campus. Our property manager introduced herself on arrival day and a welcoming amenity basket of goodies in the kitchen. Jennifer and her husband were on repairs or on call and very helpful. Hangers in the cabin were missing, but the cleaners helped us out with recycle hangers, left for next guests :). Caution mosquitoes are large and hungry. Bring good repellent!!!!Overall a great stay!!!!!!!!

    Well decorated cabin

    5/5 Stayed Jun 21, 2018
    Submitted Jun 25, 2018

    We enjoyed the decor in the cabin, it appeared that they had taken quite a bit of care when selecting it! We did think it would be a bit more private than it was, but it was still better than a hotel room! The shower is pretty darn neat too!

    Lots of personal touches

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2018
    Submitted Jun 15, 2018

    So very clean & well cared for. We were last minute guests for one night because our schedule changed. Jennifer made it work. So so much better than checking into an overused hotel.

    Awesome!! Very clean. Lots of character and loved the shower!!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 9, 2018
    Submitted Mar 15, 2018

    So Happy we found this place. Would recommend it a hundred times. We had a nice and relaxing visit. Hope to be back real soon.

    Cozy, homey, convenient!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 11, 2018
    Submitted Jan 14, 2018

    Loved our stay at the City Cabin! Close to Madison and the activities at the square but yet not part of the crowd and congestion. All the comforts of home. Jennifer was great with providing any info we wanted about the area. Very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back!

    Cute, Cozy Cabin

    5/5 Stayed Dec 31, 2017
    Submitted Jan 2, 2018

    We loved staying in the cabin. Perfect distance to the city but gives you a feeling of seclusion. Awesome inside and setup. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Thanks for the accommodations!

    Tranquil, Unique, Clean Nook in the City!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 20, 2017
    Submitted Jan 4, 2018

    What a fantastic find! The attention to detail in this cabin is incredible as well as the cleanliness and sense of calm the decor creates. A wonderful respite from city life while still in the city! Very close to the fabulous Madison trails as well as city life. A booking you will not regret!

    Perfectly cozy!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 3, 2017
    Submitted Nov 5, 2017

    There is nothing about this cabin in the city that we would change. It was unique, fun and very comfortable. We wish we could have stayed longer and highly recommend to anyone considering this rental.

    Treasure in Madison

    5/5 Stayed Sep 25, 2017
    Submitted Sep 27, 2017

    Impeccably maintained. Quiet yet close to any place you need to go to in the Madison area. Felt like I was in a cabin in the woods yet every modern convenience. Beautifully decorated. A treasure.

    Beautiful cabin with everything you need!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2017
    Submitted Aug 11, 2017

    This cabin is located very close to the airport and is a great base for any adventure in Madison or beyond.

    Special Place

    5/5 Stayed May 27, 2017
    Submitted May 29, 2017

    Very unique cabin home. Easy access to all Madison has to offer.

    Amazing charm. Feels like you're in the middle of nowhere, but you're 5 min from everything!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 14, 2017
    Submitted Apr 28, 2017

    We've stayed is several different properties owned by this family. They just keep getting better. The craftsmanship and details in this cabin are almost unbelievable!!! There's always an unexpected surprise in a Pulley Property. This one is the bathroom sink and shower. You'll see what I mean, trust me. The cleanliness, modern comforts and prompt communication of the owners makes it easy to write a glowing review. Don't think twice, you need to try this cabin for yourself. AMAZING!

    this cozy cabin was the place where we had our best time on a short vacation. Loved it.

    5/5 Stayed Apr 9, 2017
    Submitted Apr 17, 2017

    this cozy cabin was the place where we had our best time on a short vacation. Loved it.

    North Woods in the city

    5/5 Stayed Mar 9, 2017
    Submitted Mar 14, 2017

    Great place. Really made our stay in Madison enjoyable. Very clean and well kept up. We will not hesitate to book again if we are in Madison.

    wonderful escape

    5/5 Stayed Jan 23, 2017
    Submitted Feb 10, 2017

    Terrific little cabin, perfect for a getaway.

    Words can't describe...

    5/5 Stayed Dec 3, 2016
    Submitted Dec 23, 2016

    I am at a loss for words to describe how kind and considerate Jennifer and her family have been while staying in their cabin over the holidays. Beyond what I could have have hoped for. Thank you again

    City cabin

    5/5 Stayed Oct 28, 2016
    Submitted Oct 30, 2016

    The cabin was a perfect stay for a football weekend. It was clean and nicely decorated. It was nice to have a kitchen and a comfortable living room unlike most hotel rooms.

    beautiful craftsmanship!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 24, 2016
    Submitted Nov 7, 2016

    The cabin is beautifully done and very comfortable. Its nice that you are right in the city, yet don't feel like it. Nice area where you feel safe. Cabin has everything you would need. The fire pit outside is a nice touch. If you are coming to the city but still want your own space, and enjoy cabins and fires, its perfect. I enjoyed it.

    Perfect cabin close to the city

    5/5 Stayed Oct 14, 2016
    Submitted Oct 16, 2016

    The cabin is impeccably decorated and gives the feeling of being far away from a city. It was very clean and well taken care of. This would be a great place to stay for a long trip or a weekend get away.

    A peaceful treasure in the city

    5/5 Stayed Oct 8, 2016
    Submitted Oct 11, 2016

    Lovely, restful, private cabin. Very clean, organized and well appointed. A feeling of seclusion within the city, yet just minutes to many attractions.

    Madison Gem!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 21, 2016
    Submitted Sep 25, 2016

    The cabin in the city is a clean, quiet, quaint cabin tastefully decorated with antiques and rustic decor. It is nestled up in the woods on the end of a private road. Very convenient location just minutes from downtown Madison and easy access to head out of town to the numerous county parks and hiking trails. If you have a dog don't forget to check out Prairie Moraine County park south of Fitchburg, very nice off leash dog park.

    Exactly as advertised! Clean place, would stay again, in a minute!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 8, 2016
    Submitted Sep 23, 2016

    Easy to book, easy to find, all around a great experience.


    5/5 Stayed Aug 14, 2016
    Submitted Aug 18, 2016

    Beautiful city cabin - the craftsmanship of the cabin and furniture was amazing very accommodating and comfortable. Thanks to Jennifer and Jeff for everything - would definitely like to return Bob and Cathy

    Residential, rustic, relaxing

    4/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2016
    Submitted Jul 7, 2016

    My boyfriend and I rented the city cabin for a weekend. The cabin is in the middle of a residential area with families and feels very safe. The cabin has many things you need: coffee maker, nice kitchen, a window AC unit, open space in the living room (a inflatable mattress would fit easily if needed), washer/dryer, great shower with 3 shower heads! You can tell a craftsman built this awesome place! They also left us some goodies in the kitchen and were very sweet to us when we stayed. Our only disappointment was a VERY firm bed. We're into softer beds so this was less than ideal for us. But if you're into a firm bed then you'll like it. Easy 15 min drive to downtown. We recommend paddle boarding on Lake Vilas where the lake is smaller and you'll have less troubles with the wind. We also took a drive down by State Street and enjoyed walking/shopping for an afternoon. Lastly we went to a Sunday night FREE show of Mad City Water Skiiers in Law Park - VERY cool, and did I mention it was free!? Madison has a lot to offer for not a lot of money so spend the extra money on this VRBO- the rest of your trip won't be pricey.

    Just what we were looking for

    4/5 Stayed Jun 16, 2016
    Submitted Jul 3, 2016

    We enjoyed our stay at City Cabin-Madison. It fit our need perfectly.

    Peaceful and Comfortable

    5/5 Stayed May 13, 2016
    Submitted May 18, 2016

    We had a great stay in the log cabin. It was much more comfortable than staying in a hotel. Lots of space, nice new bed, and a well-equipped kitchen and bath. The snacks were a nice touch. The area is a bit out of the way, but there is shopping nearby and we were able to get downtown in just a few minutes. Overall, I highly recommend this cabin for a relaxing stay.

    Wonderful cabin, wonderful host!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 30, 2016
    Submitted May 6, 2016

    The cabin is lovely. It is on a wooded private road with several other houses, but still pretty close to all the fun of Madison. It is beautifully furnished with comfy couches, wifi, cable TV, and modern conveniences, while also having a really cool rustic-chic vibe. The bathroom is awesome, especially the shower. I loved all the wooden slabs that were made into tables and countertops. The full kitchen has cooking implements, a dishwasher, a full sized fridge, there's a washer & dryer in the bedroom, and everything is super clean. Meanwhile, the host is just a lovely person, so welcoming and kind. Thank you so much, Jennifer! We had a great weekend!

    Fully eqquiped modern cottage

    5/5 Stayed Apr 1, 2016
    Submitted Apr 3, 2016

    We needed a place to stay in Madison and on a whim decided to contact this VRBO before making a reservation at a hotel. The owner got right back to us and we couldn't have been happier. The small cottage is charming with a mix of rustic and modern touches. It is newly built, very clean, quiet, and equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay, plus a few unexpected and appreciated extras: coffee/filters, tea, a bag of microwave popcorn, cereal bars, chocolates, etc. and toiletries in the bathroom. There is also a washer/dryer and everything needed to cook meals, which would be nice for a longer stay. The cottage is located in a residential neighborhood, on the edge of the owners property, but is far enough from the house that there was a feeling of privacy. The owner is very friendly and even stopped by to offer us some snacks and wine because we were one of her first reservations. It was less expensive than the hotel we planned to stay at and offered so much more, we would definitely stay here again!


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