About This Listing
Converted granary cabin in the heart of the Driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin. If you want to get away and be in nature, this area is it.
Set back on the property the cabin is on 80 acres of valley and ridge, fields and forest.
We are located in a very rural area. If you love nature then this is a great fit for you. If you like a clear night sky full of stars sitting around a campfire, waking up to a cacophony of birds singing, coyotes howling and owls hooting in the night, and a incredible diaspora of flora, fauna, and wildlife then you will love it here. If a spider in your cabin makes you squeamish, or rustic is not your thing then this might not be the right fit.
Cabin and Farm amenities include:
- 1 large bedroom with 2 full futon beds and a single bed
- bathroom with clawfoot tub
- Kitchen w/ two burner hot pad and toaster oven, small fridge, electric tea kettle, french press, and basic kitchen supplies (pots, pans, plates, cups, silverware, etc)
- camp fire pit
- high speed internet
- Outdoor seating areas
- Hiking trails on property
The cabin is located next to the owners farm house so it's not secluded. We hope that is more a benefit for you as we are respectful of guests privacy, can give advice on where to go and what to do.
Area attractions include:
- bird watching (it's the Mississippi flyway)
- Great biking
- Fly fishing is some of the best in the nation. There is a fly fishing shop in Viroqua that can provide with tips and a guide if needed.
- Swimming hole
- Canoe the Kickapoo or Wisconsin River
- Hike, Bike or Cross country ski the 8,000 acre Kickapoo Valley Reserve
- Bike the Sparta rails to trail path
- Great antiquing
- Tour the Mississippi river (about 25 minutes away)
- House on the Rock
- Visit the plethora of organic farms in the area
- Shop farmers markets
- and so much more.....
Once you book we'll send you a small guide of the area to help you plan your stay!
Located a little over 4 hours from Chicago, 3.5 hours from the Twin Cities, and about 1.5 hours from Madison the area is Eden. Read more about it (website hidden).
No pets please. We have pets and livestock so our no pet policy is strict. Thanks!!
- Hiking on our 80 acres
- Grill and picnic table
- Fire pit
Interaction with Guests
You can knock on our door if you need anything. We are around but make sure to give you as much privacy as you want.
I love our area of Wisconsin. It's ancient glacial topography is magical. The community is very eclectic and people are very friendly. It's a very food and outdoor activities focused area. There is a lot of organic farming. Because it isn't one of the more major tourist areas it feels like a private eden with it's subtle and not so subtle beauty.
Other Things to Note
We don't have air conditioning in the cabin. On hot days if you keep the windows open at night to let the cool air in and keep the fans (there are 2 in the cabin) on for circulation, and close the windows during the day it is usually comfortable.
Children under 1 do not count as an extra person.
We love to have guests and hope you will enjoy your stay. We ask that you treat the land gently and respect it as we do. This includes not littering and being very careful with campfires. Always have the hose on hand when having a campfire and always put it out before leaving it. If it is a windy day please no fires. Smoking allowed outdoors.
No guns, hunting, or fireworks on the property.
This proved the perfect spot for a combination writing retreat-exploration of the Driftless region. The cabin is cozy, comfy, and perfect for two people. My boyfriend and I loved the selection of interesting books and records in the cabin as well. There are trails all around the property for short walks, and there are lots of birds and plants to investigate, as well as the adorable and sweet pups and goats to get to know. The cabin is close to everything you might want to do in the Driftless region, and Annie and Tommy gave great recommendations for things to do. They're also just wonderfully generous hosts: Annie even brought in a bag of Kickapoo coffee for us (best coffee ever). Stay here; you'll be glad you did!
This cabin was pretty perfect. Everything is exactly as described-- from the record player and eclectic record selection (I chose Neil Young and a 70's soul compilation) to the thoughtfully chosen decor to the cozy furniture. Relaxing on the couch and hearing only the sounds of the surrounding nature was refreshing to say the least. If you're looking for a place to relax and unwind, this is definitely it.
Annie was very nice and extremely helpful upon my arrival. She gave some great recommendations and gave me a brief tour of the cabin before I settled in. She was more than happy to let me meet their goats as well! I only met Tommy briefly, but he was very friendly also.
Despite the light rain, the trails were fun to explore, as there are some fun hidden treasures to be found. (If you find it, be sure to ask Annie about the car!)
The wi-fi worked great and was much needed as my AT&T service was non-existent during my stay. Be sure to explore some of the area towns during your stay, as they have some great little shops and restaurants.
The property was exactly what we had hoped for a quiet weekend away. We loved the cottage and the surrounding flora and fauna. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was perfectly equipped for our needs. The fresh spring water from the tap was delicious. We are both from Wisconsin, but had never heard of the Driftless region. I want to go back and explore more of the region as well as take a dip in one of the local swimming holes. We will definitely be back to Red Clover Ranch!
My wife and I spent Memorial Day weekend at this cabin. We've both been stressed lately and we needed an extremely relaxing weekend and that's exactly what we got. Annie and Tommy were both incredibly helpful and replied to our texts and emails instantly. Tommy greeted us and was very friendly and gave us detailed information about the cabin and surrounding areas. It is located in a remote area in the woods in Wisconsin and the drive up was relaxing (we did lose AT&T cell service as we got close and did not have any during the stay). The cabin had WiFi and plenty of books, puzzles and games to relax with as well as an incredible record player and great selection of records to choose from.
The co-op in Viroqua is a short drive away and great for picking up sandwiches, snacks and coffee. We weren't able to spend a lot of time hiking due to the rain but we did explore some of the trails. We would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a weekend away from the noise and lights of the city, and even after two weeks we feel relaxed and grateful that we found this place.
My friends and I had a great time at Annie and Tommy's cabin! The surrounding area is beautiful and great for hiking and relaxing. The hosts were warm and welcoming and gave us great information about the cabin and the area prior to and during our stay,
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About the Host, Annie And Tommy
We are small business owners, musicians, and nature lovers. I (Annie) enjoy decorating and creating inviting spaces. Tommy enjoys working with wood and is building our 2nd cabin.
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