Explore the Diversity of Driftless Wisconsin
We mention time and time again how wonderful it is to spend time in the unique and beautiful region of Wisconsin that is called the Driftless Area, or Driftless Wisconsin, but we find that it’s something few people actually know much about. The Driftless Area is a region like no other in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. The unique geography of this region, where you’ll find deeply carved river valleys contrasted with steeply rising bluffs, was created as the last continental glacier melted 100,000 years ago, leaving it untouched by the glacial forces that shaped the remainder of the midwest. Our Vacation Rental is located in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, nestled on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Driftless Wisconsin. Book a weekend with us today, and come explore the fascinating history and diverse landscapes of the Driftless Area.
Explore the Diverse World of Driftless Wisconsin
In total, the Driftless Area covers about 20,000 square miles in western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa, southeastern Minnesota, and extreme northwestern Illinois. This expansive zone is home to a variety of landscapes, including forests, prairie remnants, wetlands, and grasslands. These diverse habitats provide a home for the variety of plants and wildlife, including many rare species, that call this region home. Take a hike through the beautiful hills and bluffs in Driftless Wisconsin, where you’ll likely encounter some of the rare species of snakes, birds, or plants that call this region home. Explore the marks of ancient cultures left behind, or spend a day underground in the regional caves found here. Grab a kayak or canoe, and explore the lengths of one of the oldest rivers in the world.
The Driftless Area of Wisconsin is a beautiful, and remarkably unique region of the world worth saving. To learn more about the importance of the Driftless Area, we encourage you to watch the video provided. If you’d like to see this beauty firsthand, then come stay with us at the Lonesome Hollow Homestead, where you’ll be nestled on 100 private acres of characteristic Driftless Wisconsin landscape.
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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