See Driftless Wisconsin From the Mississippi River
Summer is the perfect time to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day city life. Head to the Driftless Area in southwest Wisconsin for a mini-vacation, and experience the solitude and beauty that can only be found in this unique region of Wisconsin. One of the most unique and beautiful ways to see Driftless Wisconsin is from a boat, on one of our beautiful regional rivers. Whether you choose to take a pleasurable Mississippi river cruise on one of the local boats, or whether you experience the rivers on your own on a fishing trip, or even by piloting a rented houseboat on a vacation adventure, cruising down the rivers of Driftless Wisconsin will be a truly unforgettable experience. Start your vacation off right, by booking a room at our beautiful Driftless Area Vacation Rental today.
Experience the Beauty of the Mississippi River
The Mississippi River is a wonderful place to spend time relaxing, enjoying the scenery and abundant wildlife as you float down the river. Each year, thousands of pleasure boats make their way through the waters surrounding the Driftless Area, and the Mississippi River’s unique lock and dam system make some exceptional waters for fishing and other recreation. One of the most beautiful areas of protected water to explore is the Upper Mississippi River Fish and Wildlife Refuge, which covers 240,000 acres and 261 river miles. This habitat is one of the most productive fish and wildlife habitats in the country, and provides some of the most beautiful scenery in the region.
Located just a short distance away from our bed and breakfast is the town of Prairie du Chien, one of the many boarding sights to the popular Mississippi Explorer Cruises. Taking a cruise down the Mississippi River on one of the Mississippi Explorer riverboats is a unique experience that will take guests down the backwaters of the Mississippi River, where you’ll see views of Effigy Mounds National Monument, the bluffs of Pikes Peak State Park, the mouth of the beautiful Wisconsin River, and of course the protected waters of the Upper Mississippi River Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Along the way, you’ll see Driftless Wisconsin at its most beautiful, and will encounter a wide variety of the wildlife that calls this region home. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to explore and learn about the beautiful Mississippi River, as it flows through Driftless Wisconsin. Start your Journey by booking your room at the Lonesome Hollow Homestead 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