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Dolly's Pedalers Rest - on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

Experience a more natural vacation at Dolly’s Pedalers Rest.

Set amongst the unglaciated hills of western Wisconsin, this charming vacation home is central to having guests reconnect with the natural things in life. Share time together with those you love. From Grandpa and Grandma, to the grandkids, to friends and relatives – time at Dolly’s is time well spent.

Dolly’s Pedalers Rest boasts all the modern comforts of living while retaining the joyful memories of Grandma’s house. Take in the beauty of your surroundings from the open front porch of the 150-year-old, 4-bedroom, 2-bath farmhouse that has privacy for adults and a huge bedroom/game area for those younger to relax.

Bold and native natural wonders are yours to experience at Dolly’s. The grandeur of 150-year-old oak trees, a quaint spring fed pond, enormous rock formations, and bright starlit skies complete a marvelous setting. Amble along the walking & deer trails where song and game birds (and a neighboring rooster) hum to the tune of life.

Dolly’s is located directly on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail system that connects to the 400 Trail and the La Crosse River Trail, creating over 100 miles of limestone paved trails for bikers, walkers and snowmobilers. Dolly’s is just one mile East by trail or state highway to Kendall, the bike trail headquarters, and just 2.5 miles by trail to the first railroad “bike” tunnel. (Click here for photos and information regarding the Elroy–Sparta Bike Trail system.)

Not only is Dolly’s a geographical hub for biking and hiking, but you can enjoy canoeing, horseback riding, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Amish touring, golfing, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, and the Necedah Wildlife Refuge within minutes of our location.

Join us at Dolly’s Pedalers Rest – where pure country is at it’s natural best.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Farmhouse,

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Owner
Karen Sparling
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Karen Sparling

My husband and I, purchased the land around the beautiful farmhouse when we were first married. At that time we farmed the land, which we now rent out. We had the opportunity to purchase the farmhouse when the owner, Dolly Pesik was relocating. We are looking towards the years of retirement. One of our great joys is getting together with family at unique vacation homes. This is what Dolly's is to all who stay.

Karen Sparling purchased this house in 2007

Why Karen Sparling chose Monroe Center

Built in 1856, Dolly's Pedalers Rest was owned by Dolly Pesik until she was 91. Dolly and her husband had purchased the 60-acre farm with it's 2-story farmhouse in 1957. But Dolly's husband suffered from allergies and they had to give up the idea of farming. In 1982, they sold all but one acre of land and the house to my husband, Bill, and I. Some 30 years later, when Dolly moved into an apartment, she offered us the chance to buy the house and we jumped at the chance to put the property back together again. We had already built our own log home across the road 15 years earlier, but we loved the charm and history of the 150-year-old farmhouse and decided - after making some modern updates - to open Dolly's house as a vacation home.

What makes this house unique

When we say Dolly's Pedalers Rest is on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, we mean the house is ON the bike trail. The house is just a few dozen yards from the bike trail, which was formerly the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad tracks. We are a very short bike ride to the long railroad tunnel. Dark and mysterious. Cool on a hot summer day. Mastery in stone.

When asked why she built so close to the former train tracks, Dolly explains that the house was built in 1856, some 17 years before the railroad line came through Kendall.

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Dolly's Pedalers Rest - on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

A home away from home! What a charming property. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the weekend at Dolly's Pedalers Rest on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail in late August. The house was spacious, charming and literally a home away from home. We biked the trail, had an epic cribbage tournament and enjoyed all the amenities of the property. We had such a wonderful time that my children and their spouses requested that we do it again next year! Thank you for the pleasant stay and great memories. We will certainly recommend this place to our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Charming updated farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

We love staying at Dolly's Pedalers Rest. It feels like a real farmhouse, but has nice updates, such as a newer kitchen and bathrooms (and A/C). We enjoy sitting on the front porch and watching the bikes go by on the bike trail, and of course, we enjoying biking on it too. It's a beautiful area.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Dolly's is a comfortable farmhouse with everything we needed for a relaxing getaway. Saturday, we spent on the trail---what a beautiful ride through Wisconsin farm country! And try the pizza from Hidden Inn.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Great being right on the bike trail. Place was very nice. Very clean. Great having the grill and fire pit/bowl (with the wood supplied!).

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Fantastic weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Dolly's and it was great!! A wonderful, peaceful setting, so calming.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed Dolly's. We hope you are able to come back to the Kendall area the 8th of October as we have a gorgeous driving tour of the fall colors, artisans and local producers & art fair downtown. Mary Jo Hill, Owner
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
LaCrosse
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hidden Inn, Thunder Alley
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Spring Valley, Union Center
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Tomah
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Local Bars or Benders
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Castle Rock Lake, Mauston
Car: necessary

Dolly’s is located directly on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail system that connects to the 400 Trail and the La Crosse River Trail, creating over 100 miles of limestone paved trails for bikers, walkers and snowmobilers. Dolly’s is just one mile East by trail or state highway to Kendall, the bike trail headquarters, and just 2.5 miles by trail to the first railroad “bike” tunnel. Amish "at home" businesses make a great drive through the Driftless region. Conversation. Campfires. Coffee on the Front Porch. Central Location for families getting together. Board games and Biking. Birdwatching. Forest Walks. Snowshoeing.Snowmobiling.

Not only is Dolly’s a geographical hub for biking and hiking, but you can enjoy canoeing, horseback riding, Amish tours, cranberry marsh tours, golfing, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Wildcat Mountain State Park and the Necedah Wildlife Refuge within minutes of our location.

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Rates & Availability

Kendall House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
$945
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Tax Rate 5.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Kendall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Large, Two full bathrooms, one on each level with tub-showers. Towels provided. Large groups please bring any additional towels. Hand soaps.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Floor with sitting nook, Attached full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs-large closet-dresser-overstuffed chairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs-exit to upper deck, spiral staircase
    Bedroom 4 - Upstairs-2 twins, 1 daybed-makes into dbl.-toy area
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three Queen Beds (one Select Comfort)., Twin or Single Beds (3) Three Twin Beds/One Twin Trundle Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Dolly’s Pedalers Rest is located directly on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail system that connects to the 400 Trail and the La Crosse River Trail, creating over 100 miles of limestone paved trails for bikers, walkers and snowmobilers. Dolly’s is just one mile East by trail or state highway to Kendall, the bike trail headquarters, and just 2.5 miles by trail to the first railroad “bike” tunnel. Not only is Dolly’s a geographical hub for biking and hiking, but you can enjoy canoeing, horseback riding, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Amish touring, golfing, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, and the Necedah Wildlife Refuge within minutes of our location. Set amongst the unglaciated hills of western Wisconsin, this charming vacation home is central to having guests reconnect with the natural things in life. Share time together with those you love. From Grandpa and Grandma, to the grandkids, to friends and relatives – time at Dolly’s is time well spent.

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