The Best Way to Spend a Driftless Area Getaway
In 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.
Top Things to Do on a Driftless Area Getaway
Once you’re here in the Driftless Area, there are an abundance of fun and exciting things to enjoy, and also a variety of quiet and relaxing activities to enjoy if you’re just looking for a little rest and relaxation. You don’t even need to leave our spectacular property to enjoy your Driftless Area getaway, as we are situated on 100 pristine acres, including natural gardens, nearly 2 miles of hiking trails, and a large pond to enjoy. We do recommend you get out to explore though, and some of the regional hiking trails are the most popular way to enjoy the stunning beauty of Driftless Wisconsin. Our favorite places include the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Wyalusing State Park, Effigy Mounds National Monument, and Wildcat Mountian State Park. There are also wonderful mountain biking trails in these areas, as well as a network of beautiful country roads and biking routes that make for an excellent day of touring across the dramatic landscapes of the Driftless Area.
If working up a sweat in the outdoors isn’t how you’d like to spend your time during your Driftless Area getaway, then there are still plenty of other fun and exciting places to discover. The charming towns of the Driftless Area are full of personality and worth exploring. Prairie du Chien is your quintessential Mississippi River town, complete with plenty of historical attractions dating back to the fur trade, and even a Mississippi River cruise. Be sure not to miss the Fort Crawford Museum, St. Feriole Island, and Villa Louis. Viroqua is a wonderful shopping destination, especially if you’re looking for the best locally made works of art. Westby is a charming Scandinavian town full of character, Cashton will reward you with handmade Amish goods at places like Down a Country Road, and the history of our very own solar-powered village of Soldiers Grove will pique your interest. With the seemingly endless variety of things to enjoy in the Driftless Area, it’s no wonderful it’s become such a popular getaway destination for people from near or far. Get in on the fun, and book your next Driftless Area getaway today.
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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