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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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Christmas in the Country with Driftless Wisconsin

Christmas Driftless WisconsinWhether you’re craving some quiet relaxation, need to do some last minute Christmas shopping, or want to find a place filled with lively and festive holiday traditions, you’ll want to visit the Driftless Area this winter.  Take the time to experience what Christmas in the Country is all about, when you join the charming towns of Driftless Wisconsin in their many Christmas traditions. Though holiday festivities are well under way in the Driftless Area, there’s still time to enjoy our Christmas traditions with us, many of which are rooted in our heritage.  Whether it’s French, Scandinavian, Bohemian, Irish, or other, you’ll find our diverse heritage proudly on display during another magical Christmas season.  Book your room at our romantic Vacation Rental today, and spend Christmas with us in Driftless Wisconsin.

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Rural Shopping for the Holidays

Driftless Area rural shoppingWhen cool nights settle in around us and the trees lose the final remnants of their colorful fall displays, we welcome the first snows of winter.  With those beautiful first flakes of glistening white snow, we know, too, that the magic of another holiday season is upon us.  Though it may be cold outside, the holiday festivities in the charming towns of the Driftless Area and the warm glow from our fires are enough to keep us warm even on the coldest of winter days.  Treat yourself to a winter getaway to Driftless Wisconsin this year, and you’ll find that time spent here is a wonderful and relaxing way to kickoff the busy holiday season.  You may even find that the rural shopping opportunities found throughout the area will help you with your holiday shopping list.  Book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today, and discover a quieter Christmas in the Country.

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Old Fashioned Fun at Driftless Area County Fairs

Driftless Area County FairsThere is something magical about the slower pace of life found in the Driftless Area.  Our unique region of Southwest Wisconsin, where the landscapes were left untouched by ice-age glaciers that otherwise flattened the Midwest, is undeniably beautiful.  From the forested hillsides teeming with wildlife to the steep limestone bluffs that plunge down to the cold-water streams along the valley floors, it’s easy to see why this area is so popular with tourists.  Whether you crave adventure in the outdoors, are looking to relax and rejuvenate away from the busy stress of modern life, or want to explore the quaint and historic region in another way, there is something for you to enjoy in the Driftless Area.  For a special throwback to simpler days gone by, join us this summer for one of our two exciting county fairs; the Crawford County Fair in August, and the Vernon County Fair in September.  There is no better way to discover this magical region than to book your stay at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental 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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The Best Way to Spend a Driftless Area Getaway

Driftless Area GetawayIn the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, we are passionate about who we are and where we live, and this passion is visible in every aspect of day-to-day life here.  We live in a unique and beautiful area, left untouched by the glacial forces that flattened so much of the Midwest.  The vistas out over the forested hillsides and deep valleys alone will leave you breathless, and the diversity of activities to enjoy while in the Driftless Area will keep you entertained for days.  No matter whether you’re coming from near or far, the Driftless Area should be at the top of your list for your next getaway destination.   Settle in for a few days or more at our serene Vacation Rental, and start making the most of a Driftless Area getaway.

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Join the Organic Food Movement in the Driftless Area

Organic Food Movement Driftless AreaWisconsin’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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Tour the Top Driftless Area Wineries

Driftless Area WineriesFarming 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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See the Apple Blossoms in Driftless Wisconsin

Apple Blossoms Driftless WisconsinDuring 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 Best Amish Goods Are Found in the Driftless Area

Amish Goods Driftless AreaThe 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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