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A Romantic Wisconsin Getaway for Two

Romantic Wisconsin GetawayWhen the stress of the holidays is over, and a new year has begun, now is the time to start looking forward to new experiences, new joys, and new adventures. These peaceful winter months also happen to be one of the best times to enjoy a romantic Wisconsin getaway to the beautiful Driftless Area.  Maybe you’ve discovered the tranquil hills and valleys of Driftless Wisconsin before and are looking forward to the experience again.  However, if you’ve yet to discover the magic that awaits you in this captivating, scenic portion of the state, you’re in for an experience you won’t soon forget.  Book your Wisconsin getaway at our romantic Vacation Rental today, and experience the beauty of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area.

Top Wisconsin Getaway Destination

There’s a reason,  in fact many of them, that the Driftless Area can and should be considered one of the top Wisconsin getaway destinations.  For one, the scenery here is nothing short of inspiring.  If you’ve only just stumbled on the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, you’ll soon see the unique nature of this area of Wisconsin, left untouched by glaciers.  The results left behind are captivating forested hillsides and stunning valleys, criss-crossed by crisp, clear rivers and streams.  If you do nothing more with your time here than admire the beauty, which you’ll find along every ridge, valley, and bend in the road, it will be time well spent.  If you want to get out for a little activity and adventure, there’s plenty of that here, too.  There are miles upon miles of trails for the exploring, whether it’s on a pair of snowshoes or cross country skis.  Bird enthusiasts will relish the opportunity to watch hundreds of majestic bald eagles soar over their Mississippi River feedings grounds, visible from many places along the Great River Road.

romantic Wisconsin GetawayIf you like to spend your time together exploring new towns, then head to nearby Viroqua or Prairie du Chien.  Both towns maintain charming historic downtown cores with a variety of quaint shops and restaurants to enjoy.  Favorite places include the Viva Gallery, the Viroqua Farmers Market, Driftless Books, and the Driftless Café for lunch or dinner.  There are also several wonderful wineries and breweries that make for a wonderful afternoon stop, before heading back to our romantic home.  Popular destinations include Branches Winery, Vernon Vineyards, Weggy Winery, and the Driftless Brewing Company right here in Soldier’s Grove. Once back at Lonesome Hollow, unwind together in front of a gas fireplace, where you’ll find that it is the perfect way to escape from the pressures of every day life.  Do something extraordinary for yourself this winter, and book a Wisconsin Getaway at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today.

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Christmas in the Country with Driftless Wisconsin

Christmas Driftless WisconsinWhether you’re craving some quiet relaxation, need to do some last minute Christmas shopping, or want to find a place filled with lively and festive holiday traditions, you’ll want to visit the Driftless Area this winter.  Take the time to experience what Christmas in the Country is all about, when you join the charming towns of Driftless Wisconsin in their many Christmas traditions. Though holiday festivities are well under way in the Driftless Area, there’s still time to enjoy our Christmas traditions with us, many of which are rooted in our heritage.  Whether it’s French, Scandinavian, Bohemian, Irish, or other, you’ll find our diverse heritage proudly on display during another magical Christmas season.  Book your room at our romantic Vacation Rental today, and spend Christmas with us in Driftless Wisconsin.

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Rural Shopping for the Holidays

Driftless Area rural shoppingWhen cool nights settle in around us and the trees lose the final remnants of their colorful fall displays, we welcome the first snows of winter.  With those beautiful first flakes of glistening white snow, we know, too, that the magic of another holiday season is upon us.  Though it may be cold outside, the holiday festivities in the charming towns of the Driftless Area and the warm glow from our fires are enough to keep us warm even on the coldest of winter days.  Treat yourself to a winter getaway to Driftless Wisconsin this year, and you’ll find that time spent here is a wonderful and relaxing way to kickoff the busy holiday season.  You may even find that the rural shopping opportunities found throughout the area will help you with your holiday shopping list.  Book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today, and discover a quieter Christmas in the Country.

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Take Scenic Drives Through the Driftless Area

Scenic Drives Driftless Area WisconsinSometimes in the cooler months of fall, there’s nothing better than taking a scenic drive through the picturesque countryside, or winding your way through small towns, farmsteads, and the perfectly preserved wilderness.  Scenic drives are a spectacular way to experience an area and to discover new places for future explorations. There is no better place in Wisconsin for scenic drives than in the beautiful and rugged lands of the Driftless Area.  As you wind your way from town to town, enjoy a little shopping, stop in at local farm stands to sample their fresh food and handmade crafts, or simply explore the regional rivers, enjoy the rugged topography, and take in the beautiful colors and wildlife along the way.  Plan the route for your scenic drives after you book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental.  

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Scenic Fall Hiking in the Driftless Area

Fall Hiking Driftless Area WisconsinFall is truly one of our favorite seasons in the Driftless Area.  So many of the activities that we enjoy that time of year, such as birding, hiking, and biking, get us outside in one final push before winter sets in.  It’s undeniably beautiful outside, with the hills and valleys brightly painted in hues of red, orange, and yellow. With no shortage of activities to enjoy during the fall, there is also no shortage of things for us to blog about.  We love to go hiking in the Driftless Area throughout the year, but fall is an exquisite time of year to explore trails both new and old.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental today, and get outside and enjoy some beautiful fall hiking in the Driftless Area.

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Birding in the Driftless Area in the Fall

Fall Birding Driftless AreaThe beauty of fall in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area is evident along every ridge, valley, and bend in the road. If you can take your eyes off the vibrant fall colors, a quick glance to the skies will reveal the many flocks of birds heading south in search of warmer winter weather.  The steeply rising bluffs and beautiful river valleys that characterize our unique region of southwestern Wisconsin happen to be the perfect place to witness the fall bird migration. The Driftless Area truly is a birding paradise during the fall, coupling unbelievably beautiful vistas and a tremendous diversity of bird species together into one enjoyable experience.  With over 300 bird species taking flight, fall is a great time to come search the skies with us. Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental, which is located near some of the best birding destinations in the state of Wisconsin.

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Fall Color in the Driftless Area

Fall colorDriftless Area WisconsinWhen the sights and sounds of Autumn are underway in Wisconsin, it brings with it the excitement of watching the dramatic unfolding of colors that happens each fall.   Though not an exact science, the fall foliage season begins as the nightly temperatures dip and the days get shorter.  This rhythmic change of seasons acts as a signal to decidious trees to set themselves aglow in the gorgeous shades of fall.  Though there are a variety of fun an interesting ways to see these vibrant displays of color, there is perhaps no better place to enjoy fall in the Driftless Area than right here on our 100+ private acres in the Kickapoo River Valley. Before you know it, another fall foliage season will be gone, so book your getaway to our peaceful Vacation Rental in the heart of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area today.

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Fall Activities in the Driftless Area

Fall Activities Driftless AreaWith the official arrival of fall, we have a whole new set of reasons to head out into the forested hills and river valleys of the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Whether you choose to get outside for some scenic fall hiking or biking, embark on a scenic drive through the region, enjoy some spectacular wine or beer at local wineries and breweries, or whether you choose to enjoy the season in an entirely different way, Fall is a wonderful season to visit the Driftless Area.  It is both less crowded and uniquely beautiful, with a wide variety of fun fall activities throughout the Driftless Area to enjoy.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental today.  

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Explore Farmers Markets in the Driftless Area

Driftless Wisconsin Farmers MarketsWisconsin’s Driftless Area is characterized by miles of beautiful rolling farmland, criss-crossed by cold streams and rivers, and set against dramatically rising bluffs.  Agriculture has been a fixture of Driftless Wisconsin’s identity for hundreds of years, so it should come as no surprise that it’s still an integral part of life today.  In fact, Wisconsin is a top producer of organic goods, and one of the keystone businesses to the industry, Organic Valley, is right here in the Driftless Area.  In the Driftless Area, you’ll find plenty of wonderful farmers markets selling this top-notch local produce, and can even dine at local establishments that feature locally sourced and mostly organic ingredients as well.  Book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today, so you can enjoy fall’s bounty at local farmers markets.

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Biking the Annual Kickapoo BRAVE Ride

Kickapoo BRAVE Biking Driftless WisconsinBiking is a favorite pasttime for both visitors to and residents of Driftless Wisconsin.  Biking adventurists come from all over the state and country for the great variety of biking options found here, which include rugged mountain trails, challenging or leisurely on-road routes, as well as constructed bike trails.  If that’s not enough to entice you to a biking adventure in Driftless Wisconsin, then maybe the beautiful scenery you’ll encounter along the way will be.  If you’re a true biking enthusiast, then consider joining fellow riders in the annual Kickapoo BRAVE Ride, which happens on the same weekend as the popular Driftless Area Art Festival.  To join in the fun at both of these spectacular events, book you room at our Driftless Wisconsin Vacation Rental today.  

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