Comfortable and conveniently located, this retreat is designed 
                                   so you and your friends have everything you need to enjoy your                             favorite crafts and hobbies.  

Help Us Survive!

The Hobby Home is one more business, one more family, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are absolutely committed to following both the laws and the safety precautions necessary to reduce the impact of this deadly disease.  For that reason, our reservation calendar has been dramatically affected.  We need your support to be able to reopen as soon as possible.  Here's what you can do:

  1. Buy gift certificates!  Yes, you can give any amount of Hobby Home credit to someone else!  Just use the Contact Us link.
  2. Make a summer, fall, or winter reservation!  Keep your fingers crossed along with us.  There is zero risk to you - if the pandemic continues to impact our lives in 3 months, you will be allowed to change your reservation without penalty.  Reservations with deposits NOW help us reopen LATER!
  3. Spread the word! Got crafty friends that have never had been to The Hobby Home? Help them learn about it!  In a month or so, we are ALL going to need to get out of our own houses, so why not give The Hobby Home a try!

For our existing reservations, our March-June hostesses have already been contacted directly.  I’ll be working with each of them to reschedule their reservations or make other arrangements.  I will update the calendar daily, so if it looks open, feel free to request a reservation!

Thanks for your support during this time, and I sincerely wish that all of you stay safe and stay healthy for the duration. 

Best Wishes


The Hobby Home is a craft retreat for up to eight people.  Your group has full use of a house furnished for crafting and comfort.  Not only that, you'll be staying in a quiet neighborhood that's really close to all the great stores and restaurants available on the lovely East side of Janesville, Wisconsin.


The Hobby Home retreat is designed with your hobbies in mind.  On the main floor, the spacious crafting area is filled with natural light.  Each crafter can set up and spread out on a five foot table.  The tables have a light, power outlets, and an adjustable chair for those long days and late nights.  In addition to your own crafting space, your Hobby Home reservation includes unlimited access to an Accucut machine with several dies

You will certainly need to take a break from crafting at some point. The dining room (with a table for 8) is located right next to the crafting area.  The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, cookware, coffee makers, and a dishwasher. Downstairs, a cozy lounge can be used to chat, read, or watch DVDs you bring from home.  When it's finally time for sleeping, each bedroom has comfortable twin beds with full linens.  

Click here to see pictures of the crafting and relaxing areas.
Check out our Reservations page to see a calendar with availability and rates. 

Don't want the whole house?  Don't worry - during Social weekends, you'll have a way to reserve just two or four spots, and we'll fill the rest of the house with other crafters.  It's a great way to share the costs and share the fun with new friends!

Don't need the whole house? We have small group rates, too.  Just check out the details on our Reservations page.