Pendarvis traces its beginnings to Wisconsin's territorial lead-mining heyday during the 1840s and '50s, when many immigrant Cornish miners settled in Mineral Point to work the mines. What remains today is a collection of stone and stone-and-log cottages built by these immigrants in the tradition of their native Cornwall. Nearby is a former mine site and a 43-acre restored prairie.
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Travel Green Wisconsin Certified
Certified: (Req. 30 Points)
- Organization encourages staff to uphold sustainable practices by including an evaluation of these practices in performance appraisals.
- Compostable materials are used instead of plastic and a composting program is in place for landscape waste.
- Only Low-Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) paints and finishes are used.
- Local products and crafts are purchased for use or available for sale to guests.