Many groups that stay with us are here for a family reunion, and we have much to offer to make this work well. The house has room for 13 guests to sleep, and we can help you with accomodations for more people in Stoughton (6 mi) and Evansville (7 mi). The English Barn has tables and chairs for 40 people and is a fun space for games, dancing, and campfires around the woodburning stove or the firepit in the backyard. There are outdoor games such as horseshoes, lawn darts, Bocci ball and a swingset for the children. The prairie trails provide a place to stroll while you catch up on the latest. The Cooksville Commons is a large, open green space that is perfect for softball or a picnic under the oaks. Our favorite caterer is Kim Goldsmith from Main Street Kitchen in Stoughton. Sue Ebbert from the Cooksville Store has also provided delicious food for us. Larry Reed, the town historian, gives a wonderful tour of Cooksville with stories about people and places that are both interesting and entertaining. Here are just a few pictures from our own recent reunion.
Bob and I retired in Cooksville in 2003. We lived in the farmhouse for 4 years and converted our barn into a home with a mother-in-law apartment. After moving to the barn in 2007, and with an extra house on our hands, we became innkeepers.