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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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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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Summer Fishing on the Mississippi River

Mississippi River Fishing Driftless AreaFishing is a favorite pastime for many Wisconsinites, loved for many generations, and it is no different in the beautiful Driftless Region.  Though spring trout fishing in the cold class I-rated streams that criss-cross the Driftless Area is hard to beat, a little summer fishing along the Mississippi River is definitely worth your time.  During the warm summer days, there is nothing better than a quiet, early morning fishing trip to the Mississippi River.  Surrounded by nothing but beautiful waters, birds chirping, and the stunning landscapes of the Driftless Region, it’s hard to imagine a more restful or relaxing day.  To make this dream fishing trip a reality, book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today.

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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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Get Into the Winter Activities in Driftless Wisconsin

Driftless Wisconsin winter activitiesOftentimes, people relegate outdoor activities to the spring, summer, and even fall months when the weather outside is mild and pleasurable.  However, Driftless Wisconsin is a virtual playground any time of year, including the cold, snowy winter months.  Winter activities, including hiking/snowshoeing, ice fishing, and cross country skiing in the Driftless Area are wonderous and beautiful experiences, suitable for people of all ages and experience levels. Head outside in the Driftless Area this winter and explore ice caves, enjoy the quiet solitude of ice fishing, or explore new landscapes atop a pair of skies or snowshoes.  Book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental this winter, and discover just how much fun the winter activities can be in Driftless Wisconsin.

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Get Inspired by Fall Hiking in the Driftless Area

Fall foliage Driftless Area HikingWith the arrival of fall comes a whole new set of reasons to head out into the forested hills and parks in the Driftless Area for an invigorating hike.  While there are plenty of rewarding reasons to embark on a spring or summer hiking, the rewards of fall hiking in the Driftless Area may be even greater.  Fall puts on a spectacular show that is revered by all, and the vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow frame the dramatic vistas of the Driftless Area, captivating visitors, old and new.  Fall is a wonderful season to visit the Driftless Area, as it is both less crowded and uniquely beautiful.  Book your room with us today and let the beauty of a fall hike inspire you.

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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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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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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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