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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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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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Canoe Along the Scenic Rivers of the Driftless Area

Canoe Driftless AreaThe Driftless Area of Wisconsin is a unique region, defined by beautiful and dramatic bluffs that rise sharply in contract to the flat valleys below, which are criss-crossed by a network of rivers and streams. The great diversity of the landscapes found here provide the backdrop for a variety of outdoor recreation, from hiking, biking and birdwatching, to fishing and canoeing along the many rivers and streams.  When we say there is something for everyone in the Driftless Area, we mean it. To experience the serenity of this beautiful region, we recommend a scenic canoe trip along the stunning Driftless Area rivers that gracefully wind along the valley floors.  Book your room at our relaxing Vacation Rental in Soldiers Grove, and get ready to experience a deep sense of relaxation in the heart of Driftless Wisconsin.

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Driftless Wisconsin Hiking is Calling Your Name

Driftless Wisconsin hikingA perennial favorite activity in the Driftless Area is spending time in the beautiful outdoors, exploring the tremendous beauty that our region is known for. Driftless Wisconsin, so named for its its unique, starkly contrasting and beautiful landscapes, is home to some of the most popular hiking in the state of Wisconsin.  We can’t think of a better way to experience the stunning landscapes of the Driftless Area than by spending a day hiking these hills.  At any time of year, you’ll also be rewarded with glimpses of rare birds, animals, and of course spectacular spring wildflowers. With abundant state parks, nature reserves and natural areas, the difficulty lies not in finding the motivation to get outside, but in choosing the best place to hike.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental, and embark on a hiking journey through the Driftless Area that will leave you yearning for more of this little piece of Wisconsin paradise.

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Biking the Beautiful Kickapoo Valley

biking Kickapoo ValleyWisconsin has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top bicycling destinations in the nation, which comes as no surprise to those of us living here. Whether you choose to enjoy the 80 trails in the “rails-to-trails” system, such as the world famous Elroy-Sparta Trail, or hundreds of miles more on rolling, quiet country roads, Wisconsin boasts a biking friendly culture designed to keep visitors coming back to bike time and time again.  Our quiet Bed and Breakfast is located just off the Kickapoo River, and is within easy reach of great biking destinations throughout the Driftless Area.  Book your room at our quiet Homestead today, where you can enjoy our one hundred and sixty mostly wooded acres, with natural gardens, hiking trails, a large pond, and even a small vineyard; the perfect way to relax after an adventurous day of biking!

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Don’t Miss the Driftless Area Art Festival

Driftless Area Art FestivalThe Driftless Area of Wisconsin is a stunningly beautiful and unique region in Wisconsin, known for its picturesque river valleys and sharply rising bluffs.  With so much natural beauty around us, it’s no surprise that many artists call the inspirational Driftless Area home. The hills and valleys here serve as perfect inspiration for a variety of artists, including painters, potters, woodworkers, weavers, poets, writers, and musicians. Spend days in Driftless Wisconsin visiting studios and galleries, or during the 3rd week in September, amazing local art can be seen at one spectacular event.  Each year in September, art lovers from around the area head to Crawford County for the Driftless Area Art Festival.  Rooms always book up fast for this annual event, so now is the perfect time to reserve your place at our centrally located Drifltess Area Vacation Rental.

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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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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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