Elderberry Manor is stunning in its organic beauty, but there is nothing quite like the sunsets. The horizon off of the balcony looks like a mix of rainbow and fire. When the atmosphere turns to dusk, large barn doors open up and welcome a cool summer breeze, where the song of crickets chirping, and magic is in the air. The cracks of the barn, which allow this only building to breathe, fill with an ember glow. Our Organic Honey bees go to sleep as the Deer graze in the fields, all while the party of your life is just getting started.
The Rathke's, owners of Elderberry Manor, started farming the rich lands of Elderberry Manor in Washington County, Wisconsin in 1863. For five generations, they have been stewards of the land. In 2002 Rathke Farms became certified organic. In 2020 Elderberry Manor became part of the pollinators revitalization program, turning parts of the land back into "native plantings". Not to be up shown by the native flowers, fields of sunflowers line the pastures, giving the most stunning photo opportunities.