Fly Fishing, Hiking, Bird Watching? New Sundborn Ranch Welcomes You
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Westby chateau / country house description
Deep in the Driftless Region of southwest Wisconsin, on the edge of a quiet valley called Runge Hollow, is a ranch so special you'll want to stay forever.
New Sundborn Ranch is available for your enjoyment year round. Situated on 410 secluded acres of paradise, with woods and meadows and about a mile of the North Fork of the Bad Axe River winds through it.
In the woods and fields surrounding the cottage you'll see whitetail deer, wild turkey, grouse, pheasant, Bob White quail, rabbits and more. In the river (and other area streams if you prefer) you can catch brook, brown and rainbow trout. Take one of our canoes downstream to the Runge Hollow Reservoir where you can catch bluegill, bass, crappies, or Northerns. We're also only about an hour to some great walleye fishing in the Upper Mississippi River sloughs.
The Carl Larson Cottage (designed to reflect the whimsy and style of the art of Carl Larson -- Sweden's beloved artist) sleeps up to 9 people, has 2 ½ baths and is perfect for a family vacation, a small group fly fishing or hunting trip, or a private and romantic getaway for two.
Enjoy the unusual rooftop gazebo to watch wildlife, enjoy an outdoor meal or just to feel the Wisconsin breezes.
Outdoor sporting is big here. Hiking, hunting (all seasons!), birding, fly fishing...and in winter snow shoe trekking, cross country skiing and skating on our pond.
Come stay at New Sundborn Ranch for a weekend or longer. Stay your entire visit on the Ranch, or use it as home base while you enjoy Driftless Region activities. It sleeps up to 9 adults comfortably, and includes all of the comforts of home (television, central heat and air conditioning, a full kitchen with full refrigerator, range and microwave, all towels and bed linens are provided).
- Chateau / Country House
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 5-9
Bathrooms: 2.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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Location & View
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Ice Skating
- Hunting Small Game
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- The southwest part of Wisconsin is called the drift-less region because the glaciers that formed the area didn't drift through -- so we were left with rolling hills and deep hollows...winding rivers and quiet ravines. Come visit Amish farms, do some antiquing, enjoy fly fishing right out your door, or travel to the Mississippi for fishing or a paddle boat ride. We have some fantastic state and county parks and forests for hiking or horseback riding. Wisconsin Dells is only an hour away. Come enjoy our small town restaurants, our farmers markets, and laid back lifestyle. Come for a stay in our Carl Larson cottage, enjoy the beauty of the area...you'll see what a special place this is!...moreless
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Fantastic way to celebrate our anniversary!
Fantastic way to celebrate our anniversary!
While initially hesitant about the cost of this rental, we left after our 2 day "retreat" feeling incredibly relaxed, rejuvenated & nourished--I simply cannot overstate what a wonderful time we had & confidently recommend a stay here during your visit to SW Wisconsin! Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Loren, who immediately offered us a drink & asked us how he could be of service during our stay. He was available whenever needed, but also respected our privacy & went above & beyond to assure we had a pleasant stay. While it feels very remote, this cottage is very close to many local attractions--Wildcat Mountain State Park, Kickapoo Nature Preserve, Sparta/Elroy bicycle trail, Viroqua, and numerous others. The cottage is absolutely beautiful, and the setting of Sundborn Ranch is amazing! From jogging on the nature trails winding through the serene property, to quietly sitting on the rooftop gazebo overlooking the pond, to speaking with the easygoing owner, our trip was just what was needed for some R& R from a busy life with 3 kids! Everything was so well planned & organized, and love abounds in not only the details of the construction, but also the entire atmosphere of the ranch--from the decorations to the "arboretum" to the incorporation of community in the development of the ranch, everything was perfect!
- Guest Tranquil Journey (Potosi, WI)
- Date of stay 07/06/12
- Review Submitted 07/08/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
APRIL, MAY, JUNE — SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER: Two persons, $235 per night Three or four persons, $325 per night Five to nine persons, all bedrooms and sleeping alcoves, $395 per night JULY, AUGUST — DECEMBER THRU MARCH: Two persons, $195 per night; Three or four persons, $275 per night Five to nine persons, all bedrooms and sleeping alcoves, $325 per night 5.5% WI tax not included in rates above.
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Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: I'm Loran Nordgren, your host. I'm originally from Chicago, but now I split my time between my place in southwest Wisconsin (New Sundborn Ranch) and Belize (called Casa Hokol Kin, Ambergris Caye).
Why the Owner Chose Westby:
I bought the land many years ago and hoped one day I'd get to build my dream home here. I've done just that -- and New Sundborn Ranch is now open for fishing or retreat. The Carl Larson Cottage is reminiscent of the art of Carl Larson's home...light and bright colors in a beautiful, natural setting.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Fly fishing right outside your door...a private landing strip bounded by natural prairie wildflowers...nearby deer, small game or wild turkey hunting (in season, of course)...a cottage for up to 9 ready for your fishing or hunting trip with all of the linens and accoutrements you need for comfort and convenience.
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New Sundborn Ranch. Come stay. Fly fish in the streams & rivers of southwest WI.
Part of the great room in the Carl Larson Cottage.
Sitting area in the Carl Larson Cottage. Relax and share your fish tales!
Read about our place in Country Living or in the book "The Scandinavian Look"
View of New Sundborn Ranch circling for approach from the air
The Carl Larson Cottage is ready for your group of 9 or fewer.
The fully equipped kitchen in the Carl Larson Cottage at New Sundborn Ranch.
About a mile of the North Fork of the Bad Axe River winds through our valley.
Our hangar and a grass landing strip bordered by prairie wild flowers
Arial view of New Sundborn Ranch (see the Carl Larson Cottage on the right?)
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2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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