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When 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.
If 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.
Wisconsin’s Driftless Area is characterized by miles of beautiful rolling farmland, criss-crossed by cold streams and rivers, and set against dramatically rising bluffs that are remnants of the last major glacial era. This region is quickly becoming a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, offering excitement for adventurers in every season. However, there is so much more to the quaint towns found in the Driftless Area. Here, you’ll find a wonderful sense of community and hospitality, beautiful works of art, an interesting and unique sense of history, and a well-established and thriving organic and local food movement. Exploring the local organic food movement is a great way to get to know the Driftless Area, and our beautiful Vacation Rental is the perfect place to stay while you’re here.
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Farming in the Driftless Area has transitioned through the years from a robust wheat farming culture to iconic dairy farms, and even partially into small tobacco farms. Ultimately, though agriculture remains steadfast in the Driftless Area, the the industry as a whole is transitioning once again. Organic farming is taking over Driftless Wisconsin, and where tobacco farms once stood, you’ll find an increasing number of vineyards cropping up. In just one small county of Driftless Wisconsin alone, you’ll find 68 acres of grapes thriving on 32 vineyards. The cold-climate grapes produce here are exceptional, and produce some of the finest regional wines around. Get a taste of these distinct flavors first hand, as you enjoy a personalized wine tour around the Driftless Area wineries when you stay with us this summer at our romantic Vacation Rental.
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During spring in Driftless Wisconsin, and the beauty of this season is hard, if not impossible, to ignore. Oftentimes, we are asked what our favorite things to do in the area are. Time and time again, we come back to the same basic premise, and that is to get out and enjoy the beauty that makes this area so unique. It doesn’t matter how you enjoy it, whether on a bike, hiking through the woods, or driving the country roads taking in all the sights. What matters is that you relax and enjoy the wonder that is Driftless Wisconsin. Previously, we wrote about an inspiring spring day spent in the woods in search of newly cropping wildflowers. This time, let the beautiful spring apple blossoms be your inspiration, as you get lost for a day in the beauty of Driftless Wisconsin. Book your room at our beautiful Drifltless Area Vacation Rental today, and let the apple blossoms lead the way.
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The traditional Amish culture in America, which emphasizes simple living, plain dress, and resistance to modern conveniences like electricity, dates back to as early as the 16th century. Amish families have been a feature of the Driftless Area since the mid 1960’s, and their horse-drawn buggies are often seen along the roadside throughout Driftless Wisconsin. One of the many benefits of spending some time in the Driftless Area is being able to take home beautiful and delicious Amish-made goods. These families have kept up with once-commonplace traditions, such as wood working, furniture making, quilt making, basket weaving, baking, and candy making. Book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today, and set aside a day of shopping for the best Amish Goods Wisconsin has to offer.
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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