Full moon view.
Modern Farmhouse in the Driftless
Modern Farmhouse in the Driftless
12 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
12 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
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This beautiful, private home boasts a chef's kitchen, 2 acre spring-fed pond & scenic views —a perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts wishing to explore SW WI, as well as those who just want to stay home and hang! Close to Spring Green and Viroqua.

The space

This is a beautiful home is situated on 40 private acres — perfect for relaxing with friends and family, while also a great home-base for those who want to explore the area.

The Driftless region of Wisconsin boasts some of the best road-riding in the U.S. (with many low-traffic, paved roads and beautiful Driftless scenery) along with easy access to American Players Theater and the town of Spring Green, The Driftless Cafe and the town of Viroqua, Farmer's Markets, Music and Arts Festivals, Wildcat Mountain, The Kickapoo Reserve, bountiful trout fishing, hiking, golf, canoeing and tubing and much more.

Please be aware that our property has a 2-acre spring-fed pond with raft, which is lovely for swimming, but guests must take full responsibility for their own water safety.
*It should also be noted that the house does not have air conditioning. On most days this is not a problem as we are situated on the north side of a hill and have plenty of fans, but on very hot days the shades on the west side of the home should be pulled in the afternoon to screen the sun and keep the house cooler.

Springtime brings fly-fishing, morel mushroom hunting, wild asparagus, the beginning of bike season, and bird migration. Because our property is mixed with open space, woods, and water, we see almost every bird imaginable —bluebirds, scarlet tanagers, Baltimore orioles, grosbeaks, indigo buntings, goldfinches, nuthatches, hummingbirds, hawks, kestrels, and much more. There is even a large bald eagle's nest five miles up the road.

Summertime brings the Driftless Music Festival, Farmer's Market, trips to the Drive-In and American Player's Theater, along with lazy days on the pond, canoeing down the Kickapoo River, unbeatable bike rides, cooking out, and cocktails on the porch.

Fall brings the Driftless Art Festival and Harvest Parade, The Dam Challenge triathlon, spectacular foliage, to be admired on long hikes through Wildcat Mountain State Park and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, and the best biking of the season with warm, but not hot days.

Winter is the perfect time to cozy up by the wood stove, read, knit (visit the fabulous Ewetopia fiber shop in Viroqua) play games, visit with friends and cook large meals with a little bit of sledding and/or snowshoeing interspersed.

All in all, this is a wonderful space in which to enjoy good company, and a perfect home base from which to explore this dynamic region.

Interaction with guests

We will leave you alone to enjoy the space, but are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Occasionally, you may see us coming or going from the small office that is above our garage.


Amenities
Kitchen
TV
Essentials
Shampoo

Prices
Extra people $32 CAD / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee $128 CAD
Security Deposit $1285 CAD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $450 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please respect our home as it was your own and leave it as you found it for the next guests to enjoy! Please read house manual regarding trash and cleanup on departure day, clean your dishes and start the dishwasher before leaving the house. We try to keep the home VERY clean, but you must understand that the house is large and open on all sides to farmland and nature. It is extremely challenging to keep the house as clean as it might be if it were surrounded by sidewalks and asphalt, but we do our best! Please do your part to help us in this effort by making sure that screens are kept closed, shoes are removed at the doors, and garbage and food scraps are properly disposed of. Also, please make sure that your expectations are realistic for a farmhouse in the country!

There is a 2 acre pond on the property. All guests must take full responsibility for their own water safety.

No Smoking

No bikes in house

Shoes off at the door please

Please use beach towels (found in the mudroom) when swimming at the pond, and WASH and DRY them before you depart (NO BATH TOWELS outside of the house!)

If you plug anything into the television, please make sure that whatever plugs you have removed are put back in their places. More than once, we have had people alter the television and walk away. Since we are not using it, we do not find out until the next guests have checked in, and it is challenging to problem-solve these issues over text or phone.

Turn of all lights and heat before you leave the premises.

We ask that there be no hunting or ATVs on the property.
Silent Sports only, and please be respectful of property boundaries keeping on the marked/mowed trails

No hunting on property, but for those who are interested in hunting, there are several public parks in surrounding areas that permit hunting.

Events and larger gatherings are possible with permission from the host, but may require a surcharge. Even if you are only inviting extra friends to visit for a day, we would like to know this ahead of time as it almost always adds extra cleaning time and extra garbage an recycling to dispose of.

Finally, we understand that accidents happen, but if something gets broken or stained, please let us know! Don’t leave it for us to discover after you have left. We often have a very fast turn-around time and it is much easier if we can have the heads-up and be prepared ahead of time.

We thank you in advance for your respect!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Main living space is all on one floor, but one must climb 2 steps to get into the house + uneven terrain. Also 2 open stairways (not safe for babies)

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Sep 5 - Dec 16, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

34 Reviews

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Sudheen User Profile
October 2017
Thank you Evelyn. We had a wonderful stay and will love to come back.This was our first farm house experience and your place really was very good. We couldn't get much on Saturday as it rained a lot but we managed to go out on Sunday to the pond and enjoyed the farm surrounding, fresh air. We really appreciate your timely response , thank you for allowing us for late checkout, this allowed to relax and manager our stay. I will definitely recommend this for friends.

Kelly User Profile
September 2017
If you truly want to get away from it all this is the right place to be. It was very peaceful and just far enough away to feel secluded. Our host was very accommodating to us and we highly recommend staying here if you're ever in the area.

Kelly User Profile
September 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The house was beautiful and very clean. Also enjoyed exploring the gorgeous land and fishing in the pond. Would highly recommend this place!

Jeanne User Profile
August 2017
This is the place for a relaxing, peaceful experience. It offers a gorgeous view from the deck, from inside through large spacious windows, while walking on the property trails, or hanging out by the pond. Fishing from 4-6 pm meant one on the line with almost every cast for us! We enjoyed a rainbow spanning the valley and a sliver moon surrounded by stars galore. Some of our group spent an evening picnicking and attending a top-notch play at APT in Spring Green. Others kayaked down the Kickapoo River and gave rave reviews. Both were within reasonable driving distance. The modern farmhouse setup was very nice for cooking, eating meals, and playing games together. There are many interesting books to peruse and varied art work to enjoy within the house. The farmhouse is in a very private setting and you do need to tolerate all things rural.... moths, butterflies, crickets, ticks, critters, mosquitoes, caterpillars, etc. Evelyn makes the communication easy because of her attentiveness to respond to questions and requests.

Yelena User Profile
August 2017
It was a great weekend!!! We enjoyed the property very much!!!

Elisa User Profile
August 2017
Evelyn was a wonderful host and very responsive. We had a small family reunion and this served as home base. It is a unique and idyllic property, lovingly cared for. The kids played from morning to dusk outside most of the time. We did have some little ones and had to keep a very close eye on them near stairs and on the beautiful balcony. We hope to come back again!

Damian User Profile
August 2017
This is a fantastic place for family gatherings. It is quiet, and a little bit remote, but the property is huge with plenty of room for kids to run around safely, including a wonderful outdoor fire pit, a small pond where you can swim, and a very spacious and well-stocked house. The house is very comfortable with lots of private rooms, a beautiful porch with a wrap-around balcony. The owners were very professional and quick to respond to all communications, and left excellent notes for us about the house and activities in the region. Wonderful for a quiet get-away!

Richland Center, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in January 2014
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Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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