Housing, Meals, Transportation

Farwell Hall with garden

Housing at Folklore Village 

Most workshop attendees stay on-site at Folklore Village. NEW! Now attendees can take advantage of the newly-air-conditioned bunkhouses (one for men, one for women) where space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tenting is also available in a lovely lawn area with trees and shrubs, very close to Farwell Hall. Sign up for a bunkhouse space or a tent site 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

Workshop attendees enjoy delicious and healthy meals from our longtime favorite J. Miller of RedBarn Catering. A vegetarian option is available. No discount in the registration price is given for meals not eaten at Folklore Village. For more information about meal options contact workshopchair@hfaa.org.

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. (Note: If you have taken the Van Galder Bus from O'Hare in the past, please check their website for their new departure location.)

The Badger Bus travels often from Milwaukee airport to Madison.

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

Currently Lyft and Uber serve the Madison Dane County Airport (MSN); we recommend carefully checking prices and availability in advance.

Ride Sharing

Workshop attendees will be able to coordinate rides to and from the airport and other locations. For help with rides please email our ride coordinator at rides@hfaa.org.