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Get Inspired at the Driftless Area Art Festival

Driftless Area Art FestivalWe’ve talked many times about how important and beautiful the sculpted lands of the Driftless Area are.  The forested hillsides and steep bluffs that characterize the Driftless Area stand in sharp contrast to the typically flat lands of America’s Midwest, which were flattened by retreating glaciers in the last ice age. These untouched lands have been a lasting source of inspiration to the many artists that call this region home, including painters, potters, woodworkers, weavers, metalsmiths, musicians, and more.  While it’s possible to experience their art in various regional studios, galleries, and stores, these artists come together once a year to celebrate their art at the popular Driftless Area Art Festival in our hometown of Soldiers Grove.  To experience this artistic world at its best, book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental today.

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Old Fashioned Fun at Driftless Area County Fairs

Driftless Area County FairsThere is something magical about the slower pace of life found in the Driftless Area.  Our unique region of Southwest Wisconsin, where the landscapes were left untouched by ice-age glaciers that otherwise flattened the Midwest, is undeniably beautiful.  From the forested hillsides teeming with wildlife to the steep limestone bluffs that plunge down to the cold-water streams along the valley floors, it’s easy to see why this area is so popular with tourists.  Whether you crave adventure in the outdoors, are looking to relax and rejuvenate away from the busy stress of modern life, or want to explore the quaint and historic region in another way, there is something for you to enjoy in the Driftless Area.  For a special throwback to simpler days gone by, join us this summer for one of our two exciting county fairs; the Crawford County Fair in August, and the Vernon County Fair in September.  There is no better way to discover this magical region than to book your stay at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental today.

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Summer Fishing on the Mississippi River

Mississippi River Fishing Driftless AreaFishing is a favorite pastime for many Wisconsinites, loved for many generations, and it is no different in the beautiful Driftless Region.  Though spring trout fishing in the cold class I-rated streams that criss-cross the Driftless Area is hard to beat, a little summer fishing along the Mississippi River is definitely worth your time.  During the warm summer days, there is nothing better than a quiet, early morning fishing trip to the Mississippi River.  Surrounded by nothing but beautiful waters, birds chirping, and the stunning landscapes of the Driftless Region, it’s hard to imagine a more restful or relaxing day.  To make this dream fishing trip a reality, book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today.

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Top 5 Summer Activities in the Driftless Area

Summer Activities Driftless AreaThe Driftless Area of Wisconsin, otherwise known as the beautiful land in southwestern Wisconsin known for its dramatic bluffs and valleys, is the perfect place to spend some time this summer.  While all of Wisconsin has something to offer for resident and visitors alike, the Driftless Area is someplace special.  Here, you’ll find stunning river valleys criss-crossed by a multitude of streams, contrasted with steep forested bluffs and hillsides that were left untouched by the glacial forces of centuries past.  Here, there is a special peaceful beauty, ripe with opportunity for summer recreational activities and relaxation.  The most popular summer activities in the Driftless Area include hiking, biking fishing, bird watching, and canoeing down the rivers.  Book your room at our gorgeous Vacation Rental today, and take advantage of the incredible summer activities found in the Driftless Area.

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Explore the Historical Town of Prairie du Chien

Prairie du ChienOne of the many wonderful reasons to visit the Driftless Area are the charming towns that dot the countryside, each alive with their own vibrant and unique personality.  One of our favorite towns to spend a day in is the historic town of Prairie du Chien, located on the banks of the stunning Mississippi River.  This quintessential river town, which happens to be the second oldest settlement in the state of Wisconsin, is brimming with pride and a deep sense of history.  Here, you’ll find plenty of historic sites to visit, some dating back to the days of fur trading on the Mississippi River, in addition to a variety of fun attractions, spectacular shopping, great restaurants, and a wide variety of opportunities for recreation and enjoyment along the way.  Book your room at our beautiful Vacation Rental in Soldier’s Grove, and let us be your home away from home while you explore the charming towns of Driftless Wisconsin.

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The Best Way to Spend a Driftless Area Getaway

Driftless Area GetawayIn the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, we are passionate about who we are and where we live, and this passion is visible in every aspect of day-to-day life here.  We live in a unique and beautiful area, left untouched by the glacial forces that flattened so much of the Midwest.  The vistas out over the forested hillsides and deep valleys alone will leave you breathless, and the diversity of activities to enjoy while in the Driftless Area will keep you entertained for days.  No matter whether you’re coming from near or far, the Driftless Area should be at the top of your list for your next getaway destination.   Settle in for a few days or more at our serene Vacation Rental, and start making the most of a Driftless Area getaway.

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Join the Organic Food Movement in the Driftless Area

Organic Food Movement Driftless AreaWisconsin’s Driftless Area is characterized by miles of beautiful rolling farmland, criss-crossed by cold streams and rivers, and set against dramatically rising bluffs that are remnants of the last major glacial era.  This region is quickly becoming a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, offering excitement for adventurers in every season.  However, there is so much more to the quaint towns found in the Driftless Area.  Here, you’ll find a wonderful sense of community and hospitality, beautiful works of art, an interesting and unique sense of history, and a well-established and thriving organic and local food movement.  Exploring the local organic food movement is a great way to get to know the Driftless Area, and our beautiful Vacation Rental is the perfect place to stay while you’re here.

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Tour the Top Driftless Area Wineries

Driftless Area WineriesFarming in the Driftless Area has transitioned through the years from a robust wheat farming culture to iconic dairy farms, and even partially into small tobacco farms. Ultimately, though agriculture remains steadfast in the Driftless Area, the the industry as a whole is transitioning once again.  Organic farming is taking over Driftless Wisconsin, and where tobacco farms once stood, you’ll find an increasing number of vineyards cropping up. In just one small county of Driftless Wisconsin alone, you’ll find 68 acres of grapes thriving on 32 vineyards.  The cold-climate grapes produce here are exceptional, and produce some of the finest regional wines around.  Get a taste of these distinct flavors first hand, as you enjoy a personalized wine tour around the Driftless Area wineries when you stay with us this summer at our romantic Vacation Rental.

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Canoe Along the Scenic Rivers of the Driftless Area

Canoe Driftless AreaThe Driftless Area of Wisconsin is a unique region, defined by beautiful and dramatic bluffs that rise sharply in contract to the flat valleys below, which are criss-crossed by a network of rivers and streams. The great diversity of the landscapes found here provide the backdrop for a variety of outdoor recreation, from hiking, biking and birdwatching, to fishing and canoeing along the many rivers and streams.  When we say there is something for everyone in the Driftless Area, we mean it. To experience the serenity of this beautiful region, we recommend a scenic canoe trip along the stunning Driftless Area rivers that gracefully wind along the valley floors.  Book your room at our relaxing Vacation Rental in Soldiers Grove, and get ready to experience a deep sense of relaxation in the heart of Driftless Wisconsin.

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Scenic Biking Routes in Driftless Wisconsin

Biking routes Driftless WisconsinWisconsin has been repeatedly ranked as one of the top bicycling destinations in the country.  Whether you’re looking for rugged mountain trails or challenging on-road biking routes, there is no better way to see the breathtaking countryside found in the Driftless Region than on a bike.  If  you’d rather spend your day navigating down quiet rural roads, passing through quaint country towns and some of the most beautiful scenery found in the midwest, then consider hopping on two wheels, and trying out some of the biking routes throughout the Driftless Region.  The biking-friendly culture of Wisconsin is un-paralleled, and the beauty of the Driftless Area will leave you wanting to come back time and time again, each time exploring a new corner of this stunning area.  Book your room at our peaceful Vacation Rental in Soldier’s Grove today, and start planning your biking routes around Driftless Wisconsin.

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