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A Driftless Area Spring is on its Way!

Drifltess Area Wisconsin SpringIt’s kind of hard to believe that we’re blogging about spring in the Driftless Area, but the optimism of all that spring brings is hard to ignore during the dreary days of winter. When winter comes and goes, the snow will yet again be a thing of the past, wildflowers will start poking up out of the ground, and the hustle and bustle will return to the Driftless Area. Fisherman will again begin their pursuit of trout in local streams, hikers will return to the hills with enthusiasm, and the valley will fill with the sights and sounds of Spring. Book your stay at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental early, and start dreaming of your return to spring.

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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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Spend a Romantic Getaway in the Driftless Area

Romantic getaway Driftless AreaThe Driftless Area, a unique region of Wisconsin untouched by glaciers, features captivating forested hillsides and stunning valleys.  If you’re looking for the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, then look no further than the peaceful Driftless Area of Wisconsin.  The chilly late fall weather elicits such wonderful thoughts as walking briskly, gloved hand in gloved hand, warming each other as you take in the sights, savoring a warm, romantic meal together, or curling up together next to the warm glow of an evening fire. There is no better place to do these wonderful fall activities than in the Driftless Area, where romance is a part of everyday life. The alluring solitude offered by the Inn at Lonesome Hollow provides you with an unbeatable backdrop for your next romantic getaway.  Book your stay with us today, and leave your agenda and schedule behind.

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Road Tour Through Beautiful Fall Foliage

Driftless Wisconsin Road Tour Fall FoliageFall is a stunning and much celebrated time of the year in the Driftless Area, whether you’re here for the fall harvest, the beautiful outdoors, or just the quiet hush that falls over us that time of year.  While there are many wonderful reasons to visit Driftless Wisconsin during the fall, there are perhaps none more spectacular than the fall foliage that paints the hills deep hues of red, orange, and gold. There are many different ways to experience the glory of fall. As our previous blog post suggests, a fall hike through the regional parks is a wonderful way to connect with nature and view the beautiful fall colors.  Or perhaps you’d rather take a bike ride along the scenic country roads, or get a completely different vantage point from the water.  One of the most popular ways to view a variety of fall foliage in the Driftless Area is to take a road tour through the area.  If the idea of hitting the open road, finding hidden small-town treasures and beautiful scenery along the way sounds like a great way to spend some time, then book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental today.

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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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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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Unwind at the Driftless Brewing Company After a Full Day of Adventure

Driftless BrewingThe state of Wisconsin has long been synonymous with great tasting beer.  In the past, most beer was produced at large-scale breweries, but gradual changes and innovative local craft brewers have changed this in recent years, giving rise to craft microbreweries. Regional microbreweries have made an art form out of combining old-world brewing practices with new local ingredients.  As a result, these microbreweries produce some of the most highly regarded beers in the world.  Traveling around visiting Wisconsin’s microbreweries has become a great regional tourist attraction, drawing beer lovers from all across the country. Driftless Wisconsin is home to some wonderful microbreweries worth tasting, inlcuding the Driftless Brewing Company (DBC), which is quickly growing in popularity.  Driftless microbreweries provide you the perfect way to unwind after a long, hard day of adventure in the hills of the Driftless Area.  To experience Driftless Wisconsin’s regional brews, book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental now.

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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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