Places to Stay

The Driftless Muse


Offering 2 BR & 2 baths, the Driftless Muse retreat house in Mount Carroll features a small art studio and designated writing space, it is a perfect place to explore nature, make art, write or just plain relax.

The Driftless Muse is located two blocks from the center of this quaint town where you will find a latte, great food, antiques, local music, a famous haunted house, a massage, and brick streets. It is a 10-minute drive to the Mississippi River and only 45 minutes from Galena.

Built in 1868, The Driftless Muse was home to miners who were some of the first settlers to Mount Carroll. The house was added onto several times and we know the year of one addition for sure because there were newspapers from 1907 in the walls. The house was recently rehabbed in 2016. The owners kept what they could that was original and used a lot of repurposed materials. They are an artist, and a writer who created a space that they feel supports creativity, peace, family and rejuvenation.

The house is chemical free and has a whole house water filter and a water filter under the kitchen sink that takes out chemicals and fluoride. Check out the Driftless Muse on Air BnB

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Facilities & Features

  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free In-Room Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • Wi-Fi Available

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