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One of the many wonderful reasons to visit the Driftless Area are the charming towns that dot the countryside, each alive with their own vibrant and unique personality. One of our favorite towns to spend a day in is the historic town of Prairie du Chien, located on the banks of the stunning Mississippi River. This quintessential river town, which happens to be the second oldest settlement in the state of Wisconsin, is brimming with pride and a deep sense of history. Here, you’ll find plenty of historic sites to visit, some dating back to the days of fur trading on the Mississippi River, in addition to a variety of fun attractions, spectacular shopping, great restaurants, and a wide variety of opportunities for recreation and enjoyment along the way. Book your room at our beautiful Vacation Rental in Soldier’s Grove, and let us be your home away from home while you explore the charming towns of Driftless Wisconsin.
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Many visitors are drawn to the Driftless Area during the fall for the chance to see fall’s spectacular show of color in the regions beautiful parks and nature areas. While defining the “perfect” dates for catching peak color season is nearly impossible, we find that the entire month of October is not only a beautiful time to visit Driftless Wisconsin, but is also packed with plenty of fall-themed fun for everyone. Our last two blogs highlighted some of our favorite ways to explore the beautiful scenery waiting to be discovered during your fall visit to Driftless Wisconsin. Now, we’d like to explore some of the more unique ways to have a little fun during this time of year. Book your room at our peaceful Vacation Rental, and help us celebrate another fantastic fall in Driftless Wisconsin.
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Located just above the beautiful confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers, Prairie du Chien is the oldest European settlement on the Upper Mississippi River, and certainly a town worth visiting when you visit the Driftless Area. The history of Prairie du Chien dates back to the earliest days of the fur trade between traders and Native Americans. Later, Fort Crawford was built here, which played an important role in Indian relations, the Civil War, and medical experiments attributed with advancing medical science. Eventually, as with many communities in the Midwest, the Rairoads came to Prairie du Chien, and were responsible for furthering the social and economic development of the area. Today, Prairie du Chien is a charming town to visit, full of wonderful historic sites to see and activities to do. Located just 35 miles away, our quiet Vacation Rentals in the heart of the Driftless Area is the perfect place to stay and explore the towns of Driftless Wisconsin.
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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