Hunt, Fish & Relax in Our 5 Bedroom Retreat on 90 Acres

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Large kitchen with stainless appliances. Washer and dryer included


Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you inquire and I don't respond within 24 hours please email me directly @ or please give me a call. We have had issues with not receiving inquiries
For more info please check us out on facebook. Our user name is Romance Valley Retreat

Shorter visits are welcome if booking between two reservations. We will also book shorter visits not between 2 reservations at an additional cost. Please contact us for more info.

SHORT BOOKING DISCOUNT- If our calendar shows that we have open days in the next 15 days you will receive 20% off if you book these dates.

This beautiful valley is located close to two cities that are sure to keep you entertained while you visit. LaCrosse is located to our west. It lies right on the Mississippi River with a population of 114,000. To learn more about LaCrosse please try

The other great city is Viroqua. This city lies to our east and has a population of 4,400. To learn more about Viroqua please try

If you're just wanting to stay home and relax this farm is 2nd to none. This home is located on 90 acres near the unincorporated town of Romance Wisconsin. The property driveway is connected to a well maintained state road. This 5 bedroom, 3 full bath, ranch house offers the best of country relaxation. Drive down our long private gravel country driveway, across a crossing that is over a small creek and past the old dairy barn. The home is nestled in your own private valley and offers great wildlife viewing from every window. Park in the attached 2 car garage. The main level of the home has an open concept, with the kitchen, living room, dining area and 4 season porch all open to each other. There are 3 bedrooms on the main level: 1 bedroom with a queen bed, 1 with 2 twin beds and the master bedroom. The master has a king size bed, walk in closet and private bathroom. There is also access to the outdoor patio, deck and hot tub from the master bedroom.

There is a washer and dryer off the kitchen, near the garage entrance. A newer 16x20 sunroom with heated tile floor is located at the back of the home. Off the sunroom is a large deck with a 5 person hot tub and charcoal grill. A short walk from the deck will lead you to the brick fire pit with Amish made log benches. Watch deer and other wildlife during the evening then come inside and relax on the wicker loveseat and watch TV. The house has 6 TVs with cable and the living room tv has a dvd player. There are 3 TV's in the bar/game room area, and 1 in the master bedroom, 1 in the living room and 4 season porch. The living room features a wood-burning brick fireplace.
The finished basement features a new bar area and pool table. There are 2 more bedrooms downstairs (sleeps another 4-5 people). Full bathroom also downstairs. If you need more space to sleep we have blow up beds along with beds we can put on the floor (mattress only).

We welcome you and your family to come hunt the 86 acres of land. This farm offers prime opportunities for big bucks. This area of Wisconsin is known for a healthy deer population and big antlers. Please look at the photos section for a property map. You can check out hunting seasons in Wisconsin by going to A maximum of 6 hunters is allowed at any time unless approved beforehand. Ground hunting is preferred but tree stands are allowed if pre-approved. You are welcome to bring your ATV. These hunting dates will fill fast so if you are interested please don't hesitate.

The farm also features a shooting range with a skeet thrower. There are acres of woods to explore on maintained trails. A small stream runs through the property that you are wecome to fish. If you are feeling adventurous, take a walk up the stairs to the viewing room on the silo. Inside you will find a bar table with stools and a fridge to keep your beverages cold. This area makes a great card playing room or a place to sit and have a few drinks with friends and enjoy the awesome views of the valley.

We also welcome family events and weddings at Romance Valley Retreat. We have found that is property is great for family gatherings. With the rental of the house you also receive the rights to use our event shelter. The shelter offers over 2000 square ft of entertaining room. It has a cement floor and great lighting and we supply the portable toilets and hand washing station. It works great for graduations, reunions, weddings and all other family gatherings . We have seating and tables for 100 people. If you need more chairs, tables or event tents we will be happy to help you line up a company to rent them from. If your event has more people than the house will sleep we welcome your guests to put up a tent or pull in a camper. We do have 2- 30 amp RV plug that guests are welcome to use. We do charge for events for over 20 people and may ask for a security deposits depending on the circumstances. Please call us for more info about family events.


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one person 25 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please call for more info on pet policy...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 11-15

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Basement ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Basement ...moreless

  • Master has full bath with patio doors to outside. 3 bedrooms on the main floor and 2 bedrooms in the basement....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    in masterbed...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    on 1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Games:

    We have an assortment of outdoors games along with popular board and card games....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    In basement next to bar...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Located miles away from any incorporated city but a very easy drive when you need to go in for something....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Beautiful small stream runs throughout property. Access to river for fishing on close properties...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining room open to living room, kitchen and 4 season porch...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    brick surround, wood-burning...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car attached garage with opener...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:

    Lots of driveway parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free Local Calls. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine



  • Deck / Patio:

    large wooden deck and also a cement padio next to deck. Also has several other outbuilding with tables that can be used for picnics...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    downhill skiing 30 min. away at Mt. LaCrosse and all are welcome to x-country ski on the property (skis not provided)....moreless

Pool / Spa



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winter season
Oct 30 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$179 $199
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3 night min stay
$199 $249
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 5.5%


We can also help you with family events. With the rental of the house you'll recieve the rights to use our heated shed. The shed offers over 2000 sq ft of open space of birthday, anniversary. family reunion or other special events. With great lighting and cement floor the possibilites are endless.

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
LaCrosse Wisconsin
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Romance and Norwegian Hollow Hideaway
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Viroqua Hills Golf Course
25 Miles
Nearest Train
LaCrosse Wisconsin
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State HWY 56
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. LaCrosse
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mississippi River

Car: Necessary

Access to great trout fishing on Bad Axe River. Mississippi River just minutes away. Snowmobile trail within half mile of house. Great opportunity for big game hunting as well as small game. Canoe the Bad Axe, just minutes away, or drive to the Kickapoo River for more canoe options. Each February, down-hill ski jumpers from around the globe come to Westby to compete. Every August Viroqua offers family friendly entertainment with Wild West Days. The Viroqua Farmers Market is open May thru September. The Driftless Region is home to many Amish settlements. Spend the day driving along country roads and exploring the simple life!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Joel & Jenny Goede have 3 children and live just a few miles down the road from Romance. Joel and his father run an organic family farm and raise laying hens and pigs. They also have beef cows, miniature horses and other farm animals. Joel & Jenny purchased the Romance Valley Retreat in 2013 to give the farming operation a little more organic land to farm and to share this great place with others.

Why the Owner Chose Viroqua:
This property is special for many reasons. The first would be the great scenery. You don't have to look long to spot a flock of turkeys, a herd of deer or a bald eagle flying about. High ridge tops and a great stream or river at the bottom of every valley. Most people born in this area never leave! The farm also has great opportunities for hunting and other outdoor activites. Whether you like four-wheeling or snowmobiling, skiing or hiking, this farm accomodates all. There is a great viewing room that sits on top of a barn silo that offers a spectacular view of the valley. This property also is great for family events. We have hosted many graduations,family reunions and large groups on weekend getaways. The 2000 Sq ft heated shed is free to use for any of these events. We have tables and chairs for about 100 people. If you need more we can help you with renting tables and chairs along with tents and other party supplies.The shed offers a concrete floor and great lighting right next to the trout stream. The shed also is a good place for the kids to play in on rainy days.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Ask about the opportunity to tour our family farm. Joel, Jenny and the rest of the Goede Family welcomes you to the Goede Acres farm tour. The tour can range from a short look around the farm to an all day in-depth experience! We will talk about everything that has to do with modern organic farming. We will look at the equipment used along with what we feed our animals to keep them healthy and comfortable. This isn't a hobby farm. It is a productive family farm with 10,000 laying hens, about 35 sows and all of their babies. We also have herd of beef cows that graze pasture and miniature horses to pet. If you are interested in learning exactly where your food comes from and how it is grown, this tour is a must. If you want to, you are welcome to help the family pick the eggs or feed the sows. Maybe if you're lucky you'll be able to see first hand the birth of a dozen piglets from one sow. There is an additional fee for the farm tour. Please contact us to learn more.

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Speaks: english



  • Large kitchen with stainless appliances.
Washer and dryer included

    Large kitchen with stainless appliances. Washer and dryer included

  • You will not believe the views that this beautiful valley has to offer

    You will not believe the views that this beautiful valley has to offer

  •  beautiful stream runs though the property

    beautiful stream runs though the property

  • Farm Map: black outer line is property border.

    Farm Map: black outer line is property border.

  • Bedroom #1: Queen bed

    Bedroom #1: Queen bed

  • Hot tub

    Hot tub

  • 4 season porch

    4 season porch

  • living room/dining room

    living room/dining room

  • basement bathroom

    basement bathroom

  • basement bedroom: 2 twin beds

    basement bedroom: 2 twin beds

  • Olhausen pool table in basement

    Olhausen pool table in basement

  • Many beautiful spots on the property to have the ceremony

    Many beautiful spots on the property to have the ceremony

  • Cute house with 2 car garage and screened in front porch

    Cute house with 2 car garage and screened in front porch

  • Bar and stools in tower

    Bar and stools in tower

  • Bedroom #2: 2 twin beds

    Bedroom #2: 2 twin beds

  • fire pit

    fire pit

  • fireplace


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • basement bedroom: queen and twin beds

    basement bedroom: queen and twin beds

  • Master bedroom: king size bed

    Master bedroom: king size bed

  • Bar in basement

    Bar in basement

  • The event shelter works great to hold the dinner and dance.

    The event shelter works great to hold the dinner and dance.

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