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Bluff View House - Don't Rent Just a Room...Rent a Home.

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-9)

Located in the beautiful river valley of La Crosse, Wisconsin and nestled at the foot of the bluffs, in a quiet residential neighborhood, the historic Bluff View House is one of approximately 2,498 Lustron homes built in 1949 and 1950. These homes were made out of 12 ton of steel and approximately 3000 pieces. No wood, drywall or shingles were used. The house is ALL STEEL. A unique lodging experience!

This Lustron is #1752 and has been well cared for over the years. Guests will enjoy just the right amount of modern mixed with this authentic historic home. Catch up on the history of the house watching the dvd 'Lustron: The House America's Been Waiting For' or read the book 'Lustron Homes: The History of a Postwar Prefabricated Housing Experiment.'

Go for a bike ride on one of the 8 complimentary bicycles located in the garage. Relax in the screen porch while bird watching.

Walking distance to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Myrick Hixon EcoPark, Kids Coulee and Forest Hills Golf Course & Restaurant. Just 2 miles to historic downtown, Riverside Park and the Mississippi River. Enjoy a Riverboat cruise or visit the Children's Museum, City Brewery or Rotary Lights.

A short drive to see the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, snowmobile trails, skiing, 12 golf courses, bicycle trails and much more. Perfect lodging for a vacation, family gatherings, business travel, fishing tournaments, weekend get aways or while visiting one of the three campuses.

Unique, Comfortable and Affordable Lodging.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1040 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    One block from Kid's Coulee playground...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 5-9

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Queen Sofa Sleeper with memory foam mattress topper, 2 cots and one twin mattress available...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Eight complimentary bicycles, volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, badmitten and board games. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    32' LCD television in living room and 20' in master bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Budget
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Great view of Granddad Bluff. Watch New Year's Eve fireworks from inside the house....moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Room


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    in the house...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking next to garage for one vehicle...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in the house...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full size refrigerator, gas stove, coffee pot, toaster oven, waffle maker, blender and George Foreman. Complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sugar, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Attached screen porch with picnic table and lawn furniture....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$115 $135
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 13.5%


Reservations are made on my website A credit card # is provided to reserve as security BUT the credit card is Not Charged at time of reservation. This is only in case of a last minute cancellation or damages.

Tax includes state, county and lodging tax.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
La Crosse
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Howie's Hof Brau
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Forest Hills
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
La Crosse Depot
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 16/La Crosse Street
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Forest Hills Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. La Crosse
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

La Crosse is a great city to visit. It is a beautiful area with lots to do! People come for Riverfest, Oktoberfest, Great River Folk Fest, theatre, music, scenic road trips, antique shopping, biking, skiing, conventions, etc.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I grew up in Northwest Iowa and moved to La Crosse in 1996. Have lived in this neighborhood the entire time. Started Do4U Home & Garden Services in 1996. Opened Bluff View House in 2006, and in 2008, turned my long term rental into a short term rental (The Cottage). The Bluff View House is across the street from my home and The Cottage is next door to my home.

Why the Owner Chose La Crosse, WI, USA:
This is a GREAT neighborhood! It's less than a block to Kids Coulee in Myrick Park, Myrick/Hixon Eco Park and a 10 minute walk to Hixon Forest. Forest Hills Golf Course is only 4 blocks away and the University of WI-La Crosse is 2 blocks away. A quiet residential neighborhood.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Bluff View House is so unique! It is called a Lustron House and was made out of 100% drywall or wood. Only 2498 built after WWII. Many of the the remaining Lustron homes are listed on the National Register.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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  • Bluff View House

    Bluff View House

  • Living room

    Living room

  • laundry room

    laundry room

  • Zoom winter view of Granddad Bluff from dining room table.

    Zoom winter view of Granddad Bluff from dining room table.

  • Remodeled bathroom.  Shower walls repaired, tub liner, new floor & toilet.

    Remodeled bathroom. Shower walls repaired, tub liner, new floor & toilet.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Three twin beds in 2nd bedroom.

    Three twin beds in 2nd bedroom.

  • visitors from the marsh

    visitors from the marsh

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Winter view of Granddad Bluff from living room and dining room windows.

    Winter view of Granddad Bluff from living room and dining room windows.

  • bathroom before remodel

    bathroom before remodel

  • kitchen


  • Master bedroom/queen

    Master bedroom/queen

VRBO #210932

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 18, 2017

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