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The Serendipity Cabin is nestled in the center of the Ocooch Mountain Range which is also known as Driftless Wisconsin. Sit outside on the raised porch and enjoy nature at its absolute best. You will hear the ripple of the Bad Axe River as it beckons the many woodland creatures down for a cool drink. Anglers from across the Country have come to Vernon County to test their skills in many of the area’s top producing trout streams. The Bad Axe River runs alongside the cabin and is accessible at the bottom of the hill. My brother John has graciously offered a tour of the Bad Axe Purdy Goat Farm to any visitor who is interested as well as a lesson in milking. He welcomes you to taste the fresh goat’s milk. You may even opt to take some home to try your hand at making your own goat cheese. Friends have told me that this was the best part of their Wisconsin experience. The goat farm is a hike up the hill just behind the cabin, or you may choose to make the short drive up to Nottingham Ridge.
This cabin is ideal for two couples traveling together who like their privacy as it has a bathroom upstairs and downstairs. There is also a small bar area on the lower level which includes a sink, coffee pot, electric tea kettle and a refrigerator.
The closest restaurant is the Norwegian Hollow Hideaway Bar and Grill which is a short drive from the cabin. They have a full bar and offer a variety of appetizers which include fried cheese curds (my personal favorite), burgers, pizza on Wednesdays and Friday night fish. Enjoy a cold one on the outside deck while the cows graze below. You will love this place.
The Driftless Wisconsin area is just south of Lacrosse and half way between Chicago and Minneapolis. It is only a half day drive from many of the cities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa. You will enjoy the breathtaking scenic drives along the Mississippi River, the Wisconsin River, and the Kickapoo River.
Check-in is after 4:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11:00 a.m. If you need an early check-in or late check-out please ask. We will be happy to accommodate as the schedule permits. There is a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM - non-negotiable.
We are certain you will love this place almost as much as we do.
VERY IMPORTANT: There is a steep driveway. The drive will be plowed after snow; however, it is necessary to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle if you will be staying during the winter months.
Loft - king size bed
Main floor bedroom - 2 twin beds
Lower level bedroom - 1 queen bed
1 roll away twin bed
Notes: very comfortable twin roll away and inflatable beds available upon request.
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
4 guests - $1125 per week
5 or more guests - $1200 per week
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: I was born in Viroqua, Wisconsin, and currently live in Northeast Florida with my daughter. I only spent 6 years of my childhood living in Viroqua because my dad was in the US Navy. After retirement, my parents moved back to Nottingham Ridge in Viroqua. Their farm is just up the hill from my kitchen window at the cabin.
Why the Owner Chose Viroqua: This 20 acre piece of land has been in my family for many years. My grandparents lived in a mobile home at the bottom of the hill (near the bridge) during the 1970's. I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase it from my parents in December of 2011. The cabin (which was built off site) was moved to its current location in July of 2012, and is dedicated to the beautiful memory of my late husband, Chuck Malspeis.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: This property is secluded and peaceful.