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Betty's House, a vacation home in the country on a farm. 2 bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A farm home on a dairy

The house was built in 1988 and the barn was built around 1900. There is a 2 car garage and it is adjacent to a paved county road in the heart of Buffalo County, the white-tailed deer capital of the world.

Come and experience modern agriculture that is the envy of the world nestled in the hills and valleys of the unglaciated portion of the Midwest United States. Pets are welcome as we are dog people and we have great safe places to walk your dog away from traffic. There are unique things to do in our area which is 12 miles from the mighty Mississippi River.

Have you ever traveled in an area and wondered what the people in the area are like? It is hard to find that out by stopping at a gas station or a visitor center. By staying at Betty's House, you get to know who we are, who our neighbors are and why we live here. Or you can just enjoy the scenery, the solitude of the country, riding the roads that are all paved in the area, and eating at eclectic places or at some of the best dining places in the world. . Betty's House has the kitchen where my Mother made birthday dinners and Thanksgiving dinners. You can eat on the expandable table where we ate our meals.

Wifi, fiber to the home, smart TV and cell service is all provided for those who want to be connected.

At night you may here a coyote call or maybe the resident deer will walk on the lawn with her baby at her side. There are bald eagles every where. I counted 25 one day from the back porch of Betty's House. There is a trout stream within a short walk.

Of course, there are lots of cows. Looking out the kitchen window you will see a breeding age heifer lot about 1/4 mile away. Looking south from the large front deck you will see the large milking dairy about 1/2 mile away. A corn field is about 100 feet from the house and across the road is an alfalfa field. Harvest, planting and other normal farm activity will be a daily thing when you stay at Betty's House as you are staying in farm country

Biking, walking, touring, wading in a stream, golfing, bird watching, wildlife viewing and other activities are at your pleasure.

More Details

John Rosenow
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About John Rosenow

Our names are John and Nettie Rosenow. After graduating from UW-River Falls we began farming with John's parents. Then later with John's brother Paul and a neighbor Loren Wolfe. We own and operate a 500 cow dairy where we milk around the clock. Nettie loves horses and has 11 of them. She tries to ride daily. John enjoys golf but struggles to play as well as he would like. We enjoy a good conversation but also prefer the solitude of country living.

John Rosenow purchased this house in 1947

Why John Rosenow chose Cochrane

My great uncle bought this property in the early 1990s and managed the local butter plant for 40 years. He quit when the coop board began to take milk on Sundays. He was a deeply religious man. My father bought it in 1947 and used the previous house as the hired man's house. Later when I, John, turned 14, my father tore the house down. I was now old enough to do all of the work. In the late 60s my grandparents bought the only new house they ever had, a mobile home. They moved it onto the property, raised chickens for eggs in the barn and lived out their lives here. In 1988 my parents moved off of the home farm, the one you see out of the kitchen window by the sink, and built the current house. They grew up in the Great Depression so were frugal building their house. They wanted to travel instead and they did. My Mother, Betty, died in 2012. After driving by the empty house so many times we came up with the VRBO idea.

What makes this house unique

Living on a farm in a beautiful setting is the way to spend one's life. Everyday we wake up and get to view the bluffs, the fog, the wildlife and enjoy the solitude. Plus we are 15 minutes from the Mississippi River which is just wonderful. There are many unique places to visit, eat and tour. We have a farm with lots of cows .There are deer to view every evening with a drive through the hills. When you stay at Betty's House you will be able to enjoy this as well.


Cochrane House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


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Betty's House, a vacation home in the country on a farm. 2 bedrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A cute place in a beautiful part of Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had a nice stay. Jon and Nettie were very good hosts.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike and Cooper. Since we live and work here, the beauty is with us everyday. Renting Betty's House allows us to share it with others.
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Perfect House in Beautiful Rural Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for my 15-year old granddaughter and me. We stayed here four nights, and we both loved it. Lots of space -- Aurie had her own bedroom and bathroom. I loved the big kitchen, because I like to cook, even when I'm traveling. And I really enjoyed being able to jog each morning on the county road that has very little traffic!

Betty's Place is a lovely tribute to the host's mom, and we felt honored to be "her" guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy Thank you for the nice note. You were the perfect guest and we felt honored to have you here. My mother would have enjoyed meeting you. We hope to see you again. John
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St. Paul

Beautiful, spacious, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was such a happy surprise... Betty's House feels like it's saying "welcome home" the moment you walk in the door. It is spacious, with room to cook, to stretch out and relax, and (best of all) to sit on the small back porch and listen to the world wake up. Birdsong, trees, wind, and some cows... that is pretty much what you will hear. It is peaceful and welcoming here, and so very beautiful. John (who I was fortunate enough to meet) is kind and generous with his offers of a farm tour (we did not have time on this stay but hope to take advantage of this in the future), and there is good hiking all over the place. If you're a biker- bring your bike! We definitely hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Megan. We love it here in the country away from the city. I am glad you did too.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $20
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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