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Exclusive Western Themed Retreat with 800 Acres to Enjoy

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Last updated: 12/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Avoca lodge description

A secluded, private, ranch retreat ideal for family vacations, celebrations, holidays, reunions, retreats, weddings and group events.

Need to Relax? You've picked the right place. Nestled in the deeply carved valleys of the driftless region, Big Valley Ranch offers a quiet and extraordinary lodging experience where you can horseback ride, hike, and bike right outside your door. Wildlife abounds with birds, squirrels, deer, turkey, and you might even see the elusive red fox, or a Big Buck just yards from the ranch. The grounds are both breathtaking and beautiful, with plenty of room for outdoor games and gatherings. With 40 miles of trails, natural streams, a covered picnic pavilion, 60 outdoor horse paddocks, a sand volleyball court and an impressive lighted outdoor arena, the possibilities are endless.

Once a buffalo ranch, the 800 acres is now home to an exclusive western retreat and vacationer’s paradise. The original rustic barn was restored into an elegant bed and breakfast using the original foundation, beams and barn boards. With 4200 square feet of country luxury, the barn house features 4 western themed bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a majestic Great Room with a beautiful stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, leather sofas, and hardwood floors. The fully-equipped kitchen has granite counter tops, bar seating, stainless steel appliances, and a large dining table. The Great Room leads outside to a private, full-length deck with hot tub facing a horse pasture where you can enjoy grilling out or relaxing in our 8 person hot tub. Want to entertain a large party? Check out Miss Kitty’s Saloon. Although not a facility serving spirits, it houses saddle stools and a bar to enjoy your own beverages. There you can play a game of pool, darts, foosball, cards or dance to the jukebox. Located below the barn house living quarters is the stable with 8 premium stalls, tack room and wash rack. Nearby is the milk house (shower house) which houses a large walk-in shower and bath.

Not wanting plush accommodations?

Check out our bunk house which holds up to 6 people. Amenities include: 4 full size bunk beds, futon, microwave, mini refrigerator, TV and outdoor grill.

Big Valley Ranch is meant to be versatile. Let us know what kind of experience you are looking for and we will do our best to accommodate. Our piece of paradise is meant for anyone that wants to escape from the stressful, hectic lifestyle we often find ourselves in.

Keywords: ranch, hunting, horseback riding, Wisconsin vacation rental, private, secluded, rustic, western, stables, trails, reunions, birthdays, weddings, corporate events, retreats, class reunions, scouts, weekend get-aways, family holidays, canoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, paint ball, snowmobiling, volleyball, skeet shooting, bow hunting, muzzle loader hunting, deer, turkey, golf, bird watching, events, antiquing, horse shoes.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Lodge
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge


              • Events Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 Years of age or older, 18 years and younger must be accompanied by renter of minimum 21 yrs old....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                $250 fine for smoking in any building...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

              • Other (See Description)


              • Great Plains Room: 2 double

                Accommodates up to 4 people...moreless

              • Wild West Room: 2 double

                Accommodates up to 4 people...moreless

              • Rodeo Room: 1 queen

                Accommodates up to 2 people...moreless

              • Anasazi Room: 1 queen

                Accommodates up to 2 people...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (4)

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • For a more rustic feel, check out our Bunk House (sleeps up to 6 people) 4-full size bunked beds, Futon couch, dining table and chairs, mini kitchen with microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee pot and toaster. Nearby 52x42 covered picnic pavillion, (with buffet counter, 2 refrigerators, 10 picnic tables) Lighted 150x300 outdoor arena, 60 horse paddocks, Round Pen, Sand Volleyball, Badmiton, Ping Pong, Tether Ball, Fire Pit. ...moreless


                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Foosball
                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Pool Table
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library


                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Fireplace
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 14 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $300 $500
                  Fri, Sat

                  Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $500 $700
                  Fri, Sat

                  Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 5.5%


                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Sorry, no bachelor parties. Renting individuals need to be 21 years of age or older.

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                  Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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                  Last updated: 12/09/2014
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                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Joni's Food and Spirits, Waz Inn, The Woods
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  House on the Rock Resort

                  We are a short drive from the House on the Rock, American Players Theater and Taliesen attractions.


                  Manager info

                  The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                  Remotely located, yet close enough to area attractions: We are conveniently located 15 miles from Spring Green which is famous for Frank Lloyd Wright’s House on the Rock, American Players Theater, Rock and Taliesan. The Wisconsin River is 2 miles away and allows for excellent fishing, sightseeing, canoeing and sandbar picnics. Other area attractions include: Waz Inn Canoe Rental, Springs Golf Course, Weggy Winery, Governor Dodge State Park, and Global View Buddust Healing Center.

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                  VRBO #350072

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                  $300 - $700 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 12/09/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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