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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,040 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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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More Details

Barb Janssen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

About Barb Janssen

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. Have a new vacation rental across from Myrick Park...across the alley from Bluff View House.

Barb Janssen purchased this house in 2006

Why Barb Janssen chose La Crosse

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Crosse
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Howie's Hof Brau
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Forest Hills
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
La Crosse Depot
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 16/La Crosse Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Greengass, Mint, Eagles Nest, Gracies, Iguana's
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt. La Crosse
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Pettibone and Black River 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. Check out for details.


La Crosse House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1040 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Operating the furnace or air conditioning with windows and doors open is considered damage.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in living room with a memory foam mattress topper
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Eight complimentary bicycles, volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, badmitten and board games.


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Bluff View House - Don't Rent Just a Room...Rent a Home.
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Very nice house, reasonably priced with a good location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a 3 day fishing trip, and had a great time. The house had a good location with close proximity to downtown La Crosse, Clements fishing barge, hiking and all kinds of things. As an extra perk we were encouraged to use the tomatoes and peppers from the garden, which were great with our catch. I would highly recommend this listing.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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felt like home

  • 5 of 5

My Mom (86) and my sisters and I get together each year in a different city. This is the first time we have rented a house but it won't be the last. Freedom of movement and freedom from external noise and activity plus a home environment. This was a wonderful decision and we will do it again. Barb was great and didn't hover. She told me about the history of the house which made it even more fun. Loved our time together and loved the location.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. House was very comfortable. Itwas so nice that you shared some of the history with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is adorable and the owner was quite accommodating for our late arrival.

  • 5 of 5

I wish we could have stayed longer to avail ourselves of all the opportunities LaCrosse has to offer. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Unique historical home

  • 4 of 5

Owner is very accommodating and the home is quirky and fun. Simple items such as ice, coffee and various cooking spices are provided. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A very neat place! The history and magnets were enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 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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