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Biking the Annual Kickapoo BRAVE Ride

Kickapoo BRAVE Biking Driftless WisconsinBiking is a favorite pasttime for both visitors to and residents of Driftless Wisconsin.  Biking adventurists come from all over the state and country for the great variety of biking options found here, which include rugged mountain trails, challenging or leisurely on-road routes, as well as constructed bike trails.  If that’s not enough to entice you to a biking adventure in Driftless Wisconsin, then maybe the beautiful scenery you’ll encounter along the way will be.  If you’re a true biking enthusiast, then consider joining fellow riders in the annual Kickapoo BRAVE Ride, which happens on the same weekend as the popular Driftless Area Art Festival.  To join in the fun at both of these spectacular events, book you room at our Driftless Wisconsin 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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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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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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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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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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