The Glass House – A Rustic Retreat In The Hills Of Wisconsin


This rustic, glass-wall cabin in Wisconsin has been aptly named The Glass House. The retreat is just one of many offered by Candlewood, a small venture operated by husband and wife, Norbert and Susan Calnin.

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Candlewood is set among the hills of Wisconsin’s Ocooch Mountains, and offers a variety of unique retreats and cozy getaways. The Glass House itself is a post and beam timber frame structure, with a ceiling that’s open to the roof above.

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Set in the midst of a forest, there’s a sense of enchantment surrounding the cabin. The exterior features a patio area with a large fire pit. The bathroom facilities can be found to the rear of the building in a separate little hut, and are accessed over a small walkway.

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The cabin features an indoor gas fireplace to keep you toasty during the winter, and air conditioning for the warmer summer months. It also comes with a whirlpool bath, a microwave, refrigerator, toaster, and a coffee maker – what more do you need for a weekend retreat.

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Candlewood itself is open year-round, and sports a variety of nearby activities, including class 1 and 2 trout streams for fishing, canoeing in Wisconsin River, House on the Rock, American Players Theater, and several state parks, to name just a few.

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For more cabins check out the Tiny Trek Cabin by Kristel Hermans Architectuur. Or, this rustic cabin by Clark Stevens that’ll set you back a cool $1 million. See all cabins.

P.S. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas, Niall.

Photos: Candlewood


  1. Catherine Wilson on

    Just a quick note to say thank-you for the regular feast for my eyes and imagination
    Have enjoyed your newsletter for quite a while now.

    Happy New Year!


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