Housing, Meals, Transportation

Farwell Hall with garden

Housing at Folklore Village

Most workshop attendees stay on-site at Folklore Village, either in tents or in non-air-conditioned bunkhouses (one for men, one for women) where space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up for a bunkhouse space or tent site for during the workshop when you register. You will be notified if bunkhouses fill up so that other options can be considered. (To reserve bunkhouse space for Wednesday night before the workshop, call Folklore Village direct at 608-924-4000. The bunkhouses are not available on Sunday night.) Showers are available in the main hall. Attendees not staying at Folklore Village must make their own local hotel/motel reservations. Some of the places listed below offer discount rates if you mention Folklore Village.

Meals at Folklore Village

The Folklore Village staff prepares delicious meals for the enjoyment of all. A vegetarian option is available and we will try to accommodate other dietary restrictions. No discount in the registration price is given for meals not eaten at Folklore Village.

Local Motel and Campground Options

Note: there are often many local events the same weekend so we recommend that you reserve early.

Less than a 10-minute drive from Folklore Village:

Best Western Quiet House & Suites: (608) 935-7739

Deer Valley Lodge & Golf (and Water Park): (608) 924-1600

Don Q Inn: (800)-666-7848 or (608) 935-2321 (direct line)

House on the Rock Inn: (888) 935-3960 or (608) 935-3711 (direct line)

Pine Ridge Motel: (608) 935-3386

Super 8 Motel: (608) 935-3888

Tom's Campground: (608) 935-5446

Less than 25 minutes away:

Gonstead Guest Cottage (Mt Horeb): (608) 437-4374

GrandStay Hotel & Suites (Mt. Horeb): (608) 437-5200.

Quality Inn (Mineral Point): (608) 987-4747

The Little Village (Mt. Horeb): (608) 437-3350

B&B’s on farms in Blanchardville, 25 minutes away:

Circle M Market Farm: (608) 558-0501

Dorothy’s Range: (608) 444-1102

Local Restaurants

Click here for a list of restaurants in Dodgeville.

Click here for a list of restaurants in Mt. Horeb.

Dinner being served


Click here for driving directions and maps. The closest airports are Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.


The Van Galder Bus (part of Coach USA) travels often from both Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway airports to Madison.

The Badger Bus travels often from Milwaukee airport to Madison.

Megabus has routes from many major U.S. cities to Madison.

Ride Sharing

We are designing a new system to allow workshop attendees to coordinate rides to and from the airport and other locations. More information will be available Spring 2022.