About This Listing
This is a quiet, relaxing country setting with excellent views of the rolling hills and wildlife.
Katydid Ranch is a 40 acre organic/permaculture farm located 8 miles SE of Eau Claire, WI or 5 miles north of the Foster exit on I-94. Madison, WI is 2.75 hours away and Minneapolis, MN is 1.5 hours away. This is not a traditional farmhouse that you would normally picture. My house is fairly new, very clean, quiet and comfortable. I just started the organic farm enterprise and pastured poultry in 2012, so there is much yet to be done.
This space is ideal for 1-3 people, as there are 2 bedrooms, with one private bath, a living room and walk-out patio that are all yours when you stay here. There is an additional charge of $10/night if you need both bedrooms.
Many mornings, you can enjoy your coffee/tea on the front porch watching the sunrise. Evenings are a relaxing, cathartic experience as you can watch the sunset from the deck while sipping a glass of wine or cup of tea. You can bring food in to cook or purchase/pick your own organic herbs, produce, poultry, and eggs right from Katydid Ranch! Let this be a "landing point" for short trips or a destination vacation for your spiritual and physical renewal.
Within 10 miles, you will find University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire events, a (modest) wine route, apple orchard route, biking trails (there are hundreds of miles of Wisconsin trails that are linked together), hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding(BYOH), cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, snowmobile trails, Hobbs Observatory, Beaver Creek Reserve, and......well, you probably get the point.
You may also choose to simply stay at the farm and rest/relax.
Ala carte options horse boarding, Equine Assisted Learning sessions (life coaching humans, using horses), prepared meals, and guided meditation.
This is a quiet space to nourish the mind, body and spirit; to walk the property and take in the wildlife.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to chat in the morning when vegetable season is over.
No Smoking, No Pets
I booked th eplace fo rmy mother and aunt, but unfortunately their flight got cancelled and I ended up staying here. This is a very peaceful, clean, and modern home to live at. the Sunset is absolutely amazing. Whitney is a great person to have a conversation with. I would recommend anyone ot stay here if they get a chance.
Wow! What a beautiful home and a lovely host! We really enjoyed talking with Whitney about her experiences. The decor (not to mention the scenery) was gorgeous. The private basement was spacious and comfortable with extra bathroom amenities. A variety of farm fresh breakfast options were laid out for us in the morning. We only wish we could have stayed longer!
I've stayed at Whitney's now a few times and it has been superb every time!
As always, my stay at Whitney's was PERFECT. Great host and great property!!!
Whitney was the 'ultimate' in being a very gracious and friendly host. And such an interesting person to visit with as well!
Also, her property is just as nice and comfortable as listed, and than some. The countryside from the patio is beautiful too.
I'll definitely make plans to stay there again!
About the Host, Whitney
I am an organic farmer living in Fall Creek,WI. I love to entertain and cook for friends or guests staying at Katydid Ranch. Much of my time is spent working on the farm/gardens, but when I get to relax I find sharing life experiences with others to be fascinating; you just never know "who" you are going to meet! Some of my background or past lives that I openly share include my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, hitch-hiking in US and Africa, permaculture design principles, Equine Assisted Learning (life coaching humans using horses), Pharmaceutical Sales, Dairy Feed Sales, Graduate work in Ruminant Nutrition (cattle, goats, sheep), political activism.....the list is endless and covers a broad spectrum. My guiding principles in life are NATURE, INTEGRITY, AND MEANINGFUL WORK.