Directions from Madison
The Lonesome Hollow Homestead is located about 100 miles west and north of Madison, Wisconsin. From Madison take Highway 18 west to Fennimore, then Highway 61 north to Crawford County Road X (about 20 miles north of Boscobel). Go west on County X and proceed 3.5 miles to Vance Road. Turn left on Vance Rd just past the Next Left sign – we are located one half mile from County X at the end of Vance Road. When you come to the Welcome sign, keep going straight as far as you can go.
Take the Scenic Route
We suggest this alternate route for those who are willing to take a little bit longer (perhaps 15 minutes) and enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin scenery. From Madison take Hwy 14 west through Spring Green and Richland Center. About 10 miles west of Richland Center pick up Hwy 171 west. Hwy 171 is windy, but the pavement is good and the scenery is excellent. Go west on Hwt 171 to Hwy 61. Go north on Hwy 61 only a few miles and then take County X west for 3.5 miles to Vance Rd. Turn left on Vance Rd – we are located one half mile from County X at the end of Vance Rd.. When you come to the Welcome sign, keep going straight as far as you can go.
Directions from La Crosse
We are about an hour southeast of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Begin on US-14 E/US-61 S in La Crosse and follow it through the town of Westby and into Readstown, about 40 miles. Follow US-61 S/WI-131 to Soldiers Grove, about 5 miles. Continue on WI-131 past Soldiers Grove for about 3 miles. Turn left at County Road X. After about 1 mile, veer right on Vance Road – we are half a mile farther at the end of the road. When you come to the Welcome sign, keep going straight as far as you can go.
Get in touch
15662 Vance Rd
Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin 54655
Our family stayed in mid-August. We had a very relaxing visit. The house is comfortable and the property is encircled by hills, making the experience a unique getaway. We enjoyed building bonfires each night, hanging out in the nice living room and taking the surprisingly lengthy hikes that are all on the property. Mornings started with coffee on the second story porch overlooking the meadow and hills, evenings ended with zero noise except that made by nature or our family. Each night there was a canopy of bright stars that weren't diluted by light pollution. We enjoyed hiking Wildcat Mountain, canoeing down the Kickapoo, roasting smores and hanging out. My son and I tried our luck at trout fishing in a nearby stream (Tainter?). It was an enjoyable, unique experience although we didn't catch anything. We'll be back.
- Dave, Eau Claire, WI