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The Scenic Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Remodeled vacation home provides secluded getaway without the distractions of normal day activities. This house overlooks the upper Cheyenne Valley with 360 degrees of rolling hills, meadows and nature. Opportunity to enjoy wildlife and tranquility at its finest. End your day with time in the sauna or Jacuzzi.

The South-central Wisconsin area provides many individual and family activities. This house is the "sister house" to the Shady Pines Retreat, which is about 4 miles away, which is perfect for multi- family vacations! Vacation home is nearby the WildCat Mountain State Park and Kickapoo Reserve where hiking, cross country skiing, sight seeing, and touring are available. Families can enjoy the nature and tanquility of this location while relaxing and spending quiet and quality time together.

This house is a "sister house" to Shady Pine's Retreat (888509) which is located 3 miles away. This makes it perfect for large groups or multi-family vacations.

This house has central air conditioning and kitchen has dishwasher.

Activities and entertainment to fit just about everyone:

BIKERS: There are miles of country back roads plus the Sparta-Elroy bike trails.

CANOE: The Kickapoo river runs through the Wildcat Mountain State Park and the Kickapoo Reserve providing some of the most scenic riverways in the area.

SNOWMOBILE: A short ride on a private trail connects to the State trails near Mt. Tabor. Once on the trails, you have unlimited route options and destinations. Southwest Wisconsin has terrific trails and the most beautiful winter scenery in the state.

FISHING: Two great trout streams--Cheyenne and Billings. Habitat restoration on miles of trout steam completed years ago. Holes of native Brooks, Rainbows, and Brown trout. A fisherman's delight!

HUNTING: Thousands of acres of the Kickapoo Reserve is open to the public for hunting. Turkey and whitetail deer hunting is outstanding. Wildlife is abundant including pheasant and small game.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017


Hillsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
fire ring/pit with firewood furnished


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The Scenic Getaway
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

A perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My sibs, Mom & I have enjoyed Cedric's Scenic Getaway three times in the past few years. It is always a welcome delight - and a provides us a much needed time away from each of our lives. It is super peaceful and the fact that there isn't television nor internet truly allows us to unplug. This past weekend was exactly what the doctor ordered! Thank you Cedric, for providing us with such a perfect home for our annual sib reunion. We had the great pleasure to meet you this time as well! What a fun surprise that was! You are such a kind and lovely person which complimented our time there! Thank you thank you! Hope to see you again. Monica Zaffarano

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Third time and counting

  • 5 of 5

This was our third return for our "nuclear reunion" to a little piece of heaven in the Driftless. Our matriarch is 90 years young and was able to easily negotiate the layout and get to the fire pit to watch the full moon and hear the barred owls. Cedric's house brought us all a much needed escape from responsibilities and concerns of our every day lives. The house is spacious, homey, comfortable, quiet and inviting. We finally got to meet "Scenic Getaway's" owner and that made the trip even more delightful. He is a down to earth gentleman who truly wants guests to enjoy staying in his rental. We've stayed in many VRBO properties, have rarely been disappointed, but consider this place to be one of the true gems. See you again, Cedric! Thanks for the firewood and the laughter!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waukesha, WI (USA)

Truly a "Scenic Getaway"!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful piece of paradise! My family and I came here seeking rest/relaxation, new experiences and some treasured family time. We had it all here! The scenic valley that surrounds the comfortable, spacious and completely furnished house is absolutely gorgeous! We spent our days biking the trails, kayaked and hiked the Wildcat Mountain State Park trails, and spent our evenings playing games around the huge kitchen table and sitting around the firepit enjoying the beautiful evening skies. If you are looking for a place to enjoy time together with family and/or friends, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nature's retreat

  • 5 of 5

Nested in rolling hills, this house easily fits 10+ People comfortably. The sauna and jacuzzi are big pluses as well! The best part about this getaway is the scenic area including woods, hilly outcrops and a stream right in the yard. No wonder the wildlife was abundant even in winter. A+++

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cashton, WI

Winter Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent a weekend here with some college friends for some winter relaxation. We couldn't have asked for a better place to turn off our cell phones, unwind from the the work week, and catch up with old friends. All of the rooms are very clean and spacious, and the views out of the many windows are stunning. Drinking a hot cup of coffee while looking out the dining room window at the snow covered valley is picture perfect. We saw deer and turkeys in the area when we arrived and left. We definitely cannot wait to come back! Thank you Cedric and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago area

Solitude and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Scenic Getaway is exactly how to describe this lovely rental in the valley. The home was large, tastefully decorated and spotless, and the location is ideal if you love the outdoors or just want to unplug and enjoy the natural beauty of the area and solitude. Cedric could not have been more accommodating regarding my last minute request to stay. Highly recommend and look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Hillsboro House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $20

Pet Fee is is $20 PER NIGHT PER PET!!!!

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.

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