Things To Do


Things to do around Iron Amethyst Inn are endless. Guests enjoy exploring nearby Spring Green, just 14 minutes away, home to the American Players Theater, the Wisconsin Artists Showcase, the House on the Rock, and world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin home, Taliesin, as well as Hillside Studio and School, Unity Chapel, Midway Farm, Romeo and Juliet Windmill, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor’s Center.

During your stay be sure to experience: Local Dining  – Hiking and Nature – Winter Activities –  Biking – Breweries – Wineries – Cheese – Orchards, Farm Product –  Artisans and Antiques – Entertainment and Tours – Shopping – Nearby Cities – Mazomanie Hometown Attractions


Area Attractions

Mazomanie Area Chamber –Many local businesses

Local Dining

Hiking and Nature

  • The Black Earth Creek – World renowned Trout Stream (on the north side of the B&B) You can canoe, kayak or tube 4 miles to the Wisconsin river right from our yard.
  • Wolf Run Trail – A 2 mile crushed stone path that winds along the Black Earth Creek. Available for Cross Country Skiing and Snowmobiling! (5 minute walk)
  • Black Earth Angling Fishing Guide – Have an expert take you out on the Wisconsin River or Black Earth Creek!
  • Walking Iron County Park – Walk the large restored prairies and wooded hills along Marsh Creek. (1 minute)
  • Governor Dodge State Park (30 Minutes)
  • Devils Lake State Park (30 Minutes)
  • Tower Hill State Park (15 Minutes)
  • New Glarus Woods State Park (32 Minutes)
  • Blue Mound State Park (15 Minutes)
  • Mirror Lake State Park (38 Minutes)
  • Natural Bridge State Park (26 Minutes)
  • Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area  (32 Minutes)
  • International Crane Foundation (40 Minutes)
  • Eagle Viewing -Wisconsin River-Sauk City/Prairie du Sac (January) (12 Minutes)

Winter Sports Activities

Downhill Skiing

  • Tyrol Basin Ski Area   Mount Horeb (12 Minutes)
  • Cascade Mountain Portage (50 Minutes)
  • Devils Head Resort Merrimac (34 Minutes)
  • Christmas Mountain Village Resort Wisconsin Dells (45 Minutes)

Cross-Country Skiing

  • Walking Iron County Park (1 Minute)
  • Indian Lake Park (4 Minutes)
  • Blackhawk Ridge (4 Minutes)
  • Also at Most Wisconsin State Parks in the area


Breweries, Wineries, Cheese, & Orchards





Farm Produce Markets

  • Peck’s Farm Market near Spring Green (13 Minutes)
  • Dane County Farmer’s Market   Madison Capital Square (300 vendors Summer-Fall)         

Artisans & Antiques

Entertainment & Tours


  • The Shoe Box  in Black Earth (4 Minutes) One of the country’s largest independent shoe retailers.
  • Apothecary & Mercantile
  • 2nd Chapter Resale 
  • Greenway Station in Middleton (20 Minutes) White House | Black Market, C.J. Banks, Orvis, DSW, Coldwater Creek, Starbucks
  • West Towne Mall in Madison (24 Minutes) Boston Store, Abercrombie & Fitch, Dicks’ Sporting Goods, Williams-Sonoma, Ann Taylor, Apple Store, Trade Secret, Aveda
  • Monroe Street Shopping in Madison (34 Minutes) Locally owned shops and food, plus Trader Joe’s, near Camp Randall Stadium.
  • State Street-Downtown in Madison (38 Minutes) Boutiques, local stores and food plus museums along with the state Capitol.
  • Hilldale Shopping Center in Madison (32 Minutes) Macy’s, Sundance Theatre, The North Face, Whole Foods, and dining.
  • Tanger Outlet Mall near Wisconsin Dells (45 Minutes) Coldwater Creek Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, J. Crew, Bass, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Leggs-Hanes-Bali-Playtex, Gap Outlet, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Lane Bryant, Dress Barn, and many more.
  • Johnson Creek Premium Outlets between Madison and Milwaukee (75 Minutes) Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Carter’s, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap Outlet, Gymboree Outlet, Jones New York, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and many more.
  • Costco in Middleton – Membership Req (15 Minutes)

Nearby Cities