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A Romantic Wisconsin Getaway for Two

Romantic Wisconsin GetawayWhen the stress of the holidays is over, and a new year has begun, now is the time to start looking forward to new experiences, new joys, and new adventures. These peaceful winter months also happen to be one of the best times to enjoy a romantic Wisconsin getaway to the beautiful Driftless Area.  Maybe you’ve discovered the tranquil hills and valleys of Driftless Wisconsin before and are looking forward to the experience again.  However, if you’ve yet to discover the magic that awaits you in this captivating, scenic portion of the state, you’re in for an experience you won’t soon forget.  Book your Wisconsin getaway at our romantic Vacation Rental today, and experience the beauty of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area.

Top Wisconsin Getaway Destination

There’s a reason,  in fact many of them, that the Driftless Area can and should be considered one of the top Wisconsin getaway destinations.  For one, the scenery here is nothing short of inspiring.  If you’ve only just stumbled on the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, you’ll soon see the unique nature of this area of Wisconsin, left untouched by glaciers.  The results left behind are captivating forested hillsides and stunning valleys, criss-crossed by crisp, clear rivers and streams.  If you do nothing more with your time here than admire the beauty, which you’ll find along every ridge, valley, and bend in the road, it will be time well spent.  If you want to get out for a little activity and adventure, there’s plenty of that here, too.  There are miles upon miles of trails for the exploring, whether it’s on a pair of snowshoes or cross country skis.  Bird enthusiasts will relish the opportunity to watch hundreds of majestic bald eagles soar over their Mississippi River feedings grounds, visible from many places along the Great River Road.

romantic Wisconsin GetawayIf you like to spend your time together exploring new towns, then head to nearby Viroqua or Prairie du Chien.  Both towns maintain charming historic downtown cores with a variety of quaint shops and restaurants to enjoy.  Favorite places include the Viva Gallery, the Viroqua Farmers Market, Driftless Books, and the Driftless Café for lunch or dinner.  There are also several wonderful wineries and breweries that make for a wonderful afternoon stop, before heading back to our romantic home.  Popular destinations include Branches Winery, Vernon Vineyards, Weggy Winery, and the Driftless Brewing Company right here in Soldier’s Grove. Once back at Lonesome Hollow, unwind together in front of a gas fireplace, where you’ll find that it is the perfect way to escape from the pressures of every day life.  Do something extraordinary for yourself this winter, and book a Wisconsin Getaway at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today.

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Birding in the Driftless Area in the Fall

Fall Birding Driftless AreaThe beauty of fall in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area is evident along every ridge, valley, and bend in the road. If you can take your eyes off the vibrant fall colors, a quick glance to the skies will reveal the many flocks of birds heading south in search of warmer winter weather.  The steeply rising bluffs and beautiful river valleys that characterize our unique region of southwestern Wisconsin happen to be the perfect place to witness the fall bird migration. The Driftless Area truly is a birding paradise during the fall, coupling unbelievably beautiful vistas and a tremendous diversity of bird species together into one enjoyable experience.  With over 300 bird species taking flight, fall is a great time to come search the skies with us. Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental, which is located near some of the best birding destinations in the state of Wisconsin.

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Fall Color in the Driftless Area

Fall colorDriftless Area WisconsinWhen the sights and sounds of Autumn are underway in Wisconsin, it brings with it the excitement of watching the dramatic unfolding of colors that happens each fall.   Though not an exact science, the fall foliage season begins as the nightly temperatures dip and the days get shorter.  This rhythmic change of seasons acts as a signal to decidious trees to set themselves aglow in the gorgeous shades of fall.  Though there are a variety of fun an interesting ways to see these vibrant displays of color, there is perhaps no better place to enjoy fall in the Driftless Area than right here on our 100+ private acres in the Kickapoo River Valley. Before you know it, another fall foliage season will be gone, so book your getaway to our peaceful Vacation Rental in the heart of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area today.

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Fall Activities in the Driftless Area

Fall Activities Driftless AreaWith the official arrival of fall, we have a whole new set of reasons to head out into the forested hills and river valleys of the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Whether you choose to get outside for some scenic fall hiking or biking, embark on a scenic drive through the region, enjoy some spectacular wine or beer at local wineries and breweries, or whether you choose to enjoy the season in an entirely different way, Fall is a wonderful season to visit the Driftless Area.  It is both less crowded and uniquely beautiful, with a wide variety of fun fall activities throughout the Driftless Area to enjoy.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental today.  

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Explore Farmers Markets in the Driftless Area

Driftless Wisconsin Farmers MarketsWisconsin’s Driftless Area is characterized by miles of beautiful rolling farmland, criss-crossed by cold streams and rivers, and set against dramatically rising bluffs.  Agriculture has been a fixture of Driftless Wisconsin’s identity for hundreds of years, so it should come as no surprise that it’s still an integral part of life today.  In fact, Wisconsin is a top producer of organic goods, and one of the keystone businesses to the industry, Organic Valley, is right here in the Driftless Area.  In the Driftless Area, you’ll find plenty of wonderful farmers markets selling this top-notch local produce, and can even dine at local establishments that feature locally sourced and mostly organic ingredients as well.  Book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today, so you can enjoy fall’s bounty at local farmers markets.

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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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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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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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Come See How We Make Wisconsin Maple Syrup

Wisconsin Maple SyrupWinter may seem long and cold to most of us in the Midwest, but it always comes to an end.  One of the hallmark events that marks the transition from winter to spring in the Driftless Area is the tapping of the sugar maple trees, to produce some of the finest Wisconsin Maple Syrup.  We take great pride in the locally produced foods found here, and look forward to this tantalizing treat every year.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the sap harvest, now is a wonderful time to getaway to the Driftless Area.  Take a stroll through the woods, visit our neighbors, see how many taps you can spot in the area, and wake up to a delicious breakfast featuring some of the finest Wisconsin Maple Syrup we have to offer, all when you stay at our beautiful Vacation Rental in the heart of the Driftless Area.

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A Driftless Area Spring is on its Way!

Drifltess Area Wisconsin SpringIt’s kind of hard to believe that we’re blogging about spring in the Driftless Area, but the optimism of all that spring brings is hard to ignore during the dreary days of winter. When winter comes and goes, the snow will yet again be a thing of the past, wildflowers will start poking up out of the ground, and the hustle and bustle will return to the Driftless Area. Fisherman will again begin their pursuit of trout in local streams, hikers will return to the hills with enthusiasm, and the valley will fill with the sights and sounds of Spring. Book your stay at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental early, and start dreaming of your return to spring.

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