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See Driftless Wisconsin From the Mississippi River

Mississippi River Driftless Area wisconsinSummer 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.

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Explore the Diversity of Driftless Wisconsin


Driftless WisconsinWe 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.

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Explore the Best of Driftless Wisconsin Dining

With so many wonderful dining opportunities in the nearby metropolitan areas like Milwaukee, Madison, and even Chicago, Driftless Wisconsin may not be on the top of your list when it comes to exploring fantastic new food venues.  That’s an understandable mindset, but we strongly urge you to reconsider.  Driftless Wisconsin dining may not be able to keep up with the fast-paced trends found in downtown Milwaukee, but we can offer the traditional Midwest supper clubs and neighborhood pubs that Wisconsin is famous for.  With such a high concentration of organic farms and farmer’s markets found throughout the Driftless Area, our region’s restaurants also have a diverse offering of local, farm-fresh produce.  Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city this summer, and stay with us for a weekend in Driftless Wisconsin.  This summer, let your tastebuds do the exploring, as you set off to discover the best of Driftless Wisconsin dining.

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Canoeing and Kayaking in the Kickapoo River Valley

Winter snows lend themselves wonderfully to fun and exciting adventures, for those willing to bundle up and step outside to brave the elements.  But all of that snow has other benefits, too.  Come spring, the shining suns brightens our days and  melts the snowpack, filling the beautiful rivers with the water we need for spring and summer adventure on the water.  Winding their way along the valley floors of Driftless Wisconsin are three beautiful rivers; the Mississippi River, the Kickapoo River, and the Wisconsin River.  During the spring and summer, these majestic waterways open themselves up to exploration and relaxation.  The waters found in the Driftless Area are varied, and allow for exciting adventures for the true outdoor enthusiast, or relaxing paddles for families or those just discovering the world of canoeing and/or kayaking.  Book your room at our relaxing Driftless Wisconsin Vacation Rental today, and come explore the majestic beauty of the Kickapoo River Valley from a completely new angle.

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Popular Wisconsin Hiking Trails in the Driftless Area

Now that warmer and sunnier days are in our forecasts throughout the state of Wisconsin, it’s time we start looking outdoors for fun adventures and things to do.  Our Vacation Rental is located in Soldiers Grove, right in the heart of the Driftless Area; a region known for its unique, starkly contrasting, and beautiful landscapes.  Many of us don’t need excuses to get out and enjoy nature’s bounty, but if you need a little inspiration to strap on those hiking boots, then hitting the trails to explore these unique landscapes is exactly what you’re looking for.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental, and embark on a hiking journey through the Driftless Area that will leave you thirsting for future adventures.

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Get a Taste a Driftless Wisconsin Agriculture

In Driftless Wisconsin, we often spend much of our time talking about the beautiful landscapes that surround us, and how these landscapes lend themselves to a wonderful variety of outdoor activities throughout the year.  However, outdoor adventure isn’t the only reason to spend some time in the Driftless Area, especially during the wonderful spring months. Agriculture has been a part of the culture in Driftless Wisconsin for decades, and has left an indelible mark on daily living that continues today.  Even though the agricultural landscape in Wisconsin is changing drastically, it stills remains a top-ranked state in organic agriculture.  In fact, Driftless Wisconsin is home to Organic Valley, the farmer-owned cooperative that pioneered organic food production.  Stay with us at our Driftless Wisconsin Vacation Rental, and take the opportunity to explore the proud past and optimistic future of Driftless Area agriculture.  

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Biking Your Way Through the Driftless Region

Wisconsin’s Driftless Regoon has become an epicenter of cycling throughout the Midwest.  It’s no wonder why, when you take a moment to look around you at the beautiful and steep hills and narrow valleys that make up the unique landscapes of Driftless Wisconsin.  In certain parts of the Driftless region, bikers can enjoy 100 miles of scenic beauty, running into few cars along the way.  Here, you’ll find a wonderful selection of challenging hills, flat valley bottoms, and your choice of eight rails-trails from which to choose when creating your perfect Wisconsin biking adventure.  After a long day on the roads or trails, there’s no better way to relax than getting a restful night of sleep at the Lonesome Hollow Homestead, located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Driftless Region.  Book your stay with us now, and get started on your Driftless biking adventure.

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Road Touring through the Driftless Area This Spring

If you’ve never had a chance to experience the beauty of the Driftless Area in Wisconsin, then now is your perfect chance.  During spring, nature once again comes to life:  wildflowers emerge, wild critters scamper about, fish retur to the streams, and outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of the warmer seasons to come.  The Driftless Area, a land never touched by glaciers, is a picturesque land of beautifully sculpted forested hillsides and steep bluffs, contrasted with picturesque valleys criss-crossed by cold water streams.  We think one of the best ways to see the expansive beauty of the entire Driftless Area is to pack up the car and head off for a day of road touring along the rustic roads and scenic byways of Wisconsin.  Stay at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental, and from here hit the roads for a day of adventure throughout the stunning and unique landscapes of Driftless Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Birding Opportunities in the Driftless Area

Warmer temperatures mean that wildlife and bird activity pick up, especially for waterfowl and water birds.  Take a step outside your door, and you’ll hear that bird song is much more prevalent, as cardinals, chickadees, finches, robins, and sparrows increased their vocal activity.  The hilly terrain and lush vegetation found throughout the Driftless Area, in addition to its close proximity to the Mississippi River Flyway, combines for unparalleled Wisconsin birding.  If you’re a Wisconsin birding enthusiast, then stay at our beautiful Vacation Rental, located in the heart of Driftless Wisconsin.

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Spring Wildflowers Brighten Driftless Wisconsin Landscapes

When spring comes to the Driftless Area, everything comes to life.  The annual signs of spring that we all look forward to–the budding of vividly bright flowers and the emergence of green–apear.  For many of us, especially in Driftless Wisconsin, spring’s arrival ushers in an abundance of outdoor adventure.  While winters here are remarkably beautiful, full of exciting adventures to be had, and sure to please any traveler, there are even more reasons to visit the unique landscapes found in the Driftless Area this Spring.  Book your stay at our Driftless Wisconsin Vacation Rental now, and relish in the beautiful spring sights coming to life around you.

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