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The Spring Green area has no shortage of places to stay, whether you're in the market for a family friendly resort, quaint B&B or quirky hotel that's a throwback to the 1970s.

I stayed at the latter, the eccentric Don Q Inn. It's in Dodgeville, which is close to Spring Green. You can't miss it because there's a huge airplane parked outside. I told you it was quirky. Inside, the lounge is full of barber chairs. I guarantee you this place is not your typical hotel. But it does have some typical rooms (as well as plenty of atypical rooms). Standard rooms are basic and cheap. And then there's the FantaSuites. Pretend you're James Bond in the Casino Royal suite. Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest. An eskimo in the Northern Lights suite, complete with faux igloo. You get the picture. And the naughty folks out there might like Mid-Evil or the Swinger. Themed suites start at $125 and go up to $224. A lot of the suites allow smoking, though, so be prepared for that cigarette smell. No kids allowed in the suites, either. Call 800-666-7848.

The Brewery Creek Inn in Mineral Point is really cute. Better yet: there's a microbrewery and pub right on site. Has a very Cornish feel, as does all of Mineral Point. Call 608-987-3298 or check out Mineral Point has several cute B&Bs; the only downside is it's a little farther away from Spring Green's American Players Theatre, Taliesin, etc. But it's still doable...

The House on the Rock has two options: the Inn and the Resort, which also includes a 27-hole golf course. The Inn is a good place for families, as is the resort. Call 888-935-3960 for reservations at the inn, and 800-822-7774 for the resort. If you're going to visit the nearby House on the Rock attraction, be sure to ask about room rates that include the price of admission to the House on the Rock.

If you know of a great place to stay in this area of Wisconsin, let me know...

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Looks like you missed a great organic/local market while visiting S.G. It is the Local Choice Farm Market on Hwy. 23 in S.G. right by the railroad tracks. They sell locally grown foods, organic beef, pork, chicken from the Zimmer farms and organic cheeses from Nick Zimmer's cows under the Otter Creek label. They also have picnic lunches for the APT or whatever.

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