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Dolly's Pedalers Rest, Kendall, is right on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail.

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must have an adult, age 21, to be responsible for any minors. Please, no prom parties....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We love to have children. Dolly's is the perfect safe place for kids to be able to run, explore, be active, throw a ball, slide down the hill, pretend, or play a board game with grandma....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We do not allow pets, but we do have pasture space available for horses. You must bring your own portable fencing and horses must stay in the fenced area unless being transported. Horses may not be on any of the lawn (mowed area) around the house. Horses will be charged at the rate of $10 per night. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Not handicap accessible but there is a first floor bedroom and bath. Entry doors have a slight "lip" to cross....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main Floor with sitting nook, Attached full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs-large closet-dresser-overstuffed chairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Upstairs-exit to upper deck, spiral staircase...moreless

  • Bedroom 4

    Upstairs-2 twins, 1 daybed-makes into dbl.-toy area...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3) Three Queen Beds (one Select Comfort)., Twin or Single Beds (3) Three Twin Beds/One Twin Trundle Bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Large, Two full bathrooms, one on each level with tub-showers. Towels provided. Large groups please bring any additional towels. Hand soaps....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    Small TV in living room with DISH network. Flatscreen. Larger TV upstairs in bedroom for games only....moreless

  • Toys:

    For children under 8...moreless

  • Video Game Console

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    We are located on the Grand Daddy of all bike trails, the Elroy-Sparta Trail. The Kendall Depot is the trail headquarters. The farmhouse is surrounded by trees and rural beauty....moreless

  • Village:

    Kendall, WI is the trail headquarters for the Elroy-Sparta trail. The restored depot has railroad history, picnic area, passes, T-shirts, and bike rental. Kendall is about 500 residents....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Central area of the house. Table sits 6-8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens, pillows and blankets provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, loveseat, rocker, overstuffed rocking chair and end tables. Small TV with DISH networking. Carpeted....moreless

  • Parking:

    Room to park campers and several cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Gravel Parking and Grass Moderately...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line. Cell phones work with most carriers...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring additional towels if you have a large group or are staying over 4 days....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Automatic...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, Filters available and sometimes coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen is equipped with pots and pands, utensils and dinnerware and glassware (service for 12). ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Anything that you may need for cooking or baking. Just bring the ingredients. Towels. Paper towels. Soap....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Yes....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Complete with range, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. Pots and pans. Utensils. Dishware. Towels, Just bring your own food....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above electric range...moreless

  • Oven:

    Standard kitchen range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basics of salt and pepper are provided. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off the blue bedroom, outdoor spiral staircase. Coffee time....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    BRING your BIKE, right on the trail. Short trip to the Man-Made Railroad Tunnel.......moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Open front-porch with rocking chairs to enjoy the view of the massive oaks and bike trail....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Rolling with natural landscape. Large boulders. Massive Oaks and Walnuts. Surrounded by bike trail and woods....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill. Propane Tank FIREWOOD for bon fires and smore making!...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    IF we have enough snow we have wonderful opportunities for snowshoeing...and some shoes for usage. Call 608-463-7653 for additional requests....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$165
$945 $3,000

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

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
LaCrosse
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hidden Inn, Thunder Alley
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Spring Valley, Union Center
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Tomah
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Local Bars or Benders
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Kendall, WI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Dolly's Pedalers Rest, Kendall, is right on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail.

    Dolly's Pedalers Rest, Kendall, is right on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail.

  • Looking for a comfy spot to curl up with a good book? Try our little nook!

    Looking for a comfy spot to curl up with a good book? Try our little nook!

  • Have you ever snowshoed? We have snowshoes available at Dolly's Pedalers Rest.

    Have you ever snowshoed? We have snowshoes available at Dolly's Pedalers Rest.

  • Enjoy a hot cup of coffee or a cold glass of lemonade on Dolly's front porch.

    Enjoy a hot cup of coffee or a cold glass of lemonade on Dolly's front porch.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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