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The River View Retreat - Driftless Region - Vernon County

Bedrooms 2
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom - Amish built Log Cabin with beautiful views

This cozy Amish built cabin has fantastic views of the Kickapoo river! Elk Creek is a Class I Trout Stream and is located just 1/4 mile from the cabin. Mowed trails, along the creek, make for great access while you are fishing or just enjoying a nature walk. Fishing access to the Kickapoo River creates the perfect location to catch a big trout or one of the many other fish species the Kickapoo has to offer. Several animals including Whitetail Deer, Geese, Bald Eagles and Wood Ducks are often viewed from the cabin.

Additionally, The River View Retreat is your place to stay in your quest for one of the trophy bucks of Vernon County. Numerous public and MFL areas are a short drive from the cabin and may be just the place for you to harvest that "Buck of a lifetime!"

The cabin features a full kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms, living room, screened in porch, and covered front porch. All of these great features make The River View Retreat your perfect getaway!

*The River View Retreat is operated by The Lodge at Elk Creek LLC.

More Details

Aaron and Angie - Operated by The Lodge at Elk Creek LLC
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Aaron and Angie - Operated by The Lodge at Elk Creek LLC

Aaron and Angie both grew up in the area and live within 20 minutes of the property. Having the cabin close to home allows them to create family memories and share their outdoor experiences with others.

Aaron and Angie - Operated by The Lodge at Elk Creek LLC purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Aaron and Angie - Operated by The Lodge at Elk Creek LLC chose Southwest

We purchased this property in 2017 because it had so many great things to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

A setting like no other! Enjoying the coziness of our cabin while being able to witness nature at its best is priceless! Hearing the geese fly through, and listening to the bubbling of the Kickapoo river over a crackling campfire, makes this a true escape from reality and a home away from home!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks to all of you who have stayed at the Lodge at Elk Creek over the years! We greatly appreciate your business and hope you will all stay with us at our new cabin, The River View Retreat! **PLEASE NOTE THAT REVIEWS UP TO THIS DATE ARE FROM THE LODGE AT ELK CREEK. ALL FUTURE REVIEWS, FROM THIS DATE FORWARD, ARE FOR THE RIVER VIEW RETREAT. THANK YOU!
Jun 2017
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Viola Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

The River View Retreat - Driftless Region - Vernon County
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Fishing Paradise in a Clean Modern Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place was really a home run. We came here with 4 guys and had plenty of room (there is a large couch in addition the bedrooms). The canoe rentals nearby on the Kickapoo were a blast, and the fishing was even better than advertised. There were plenty of trout to be found and we even got a pair of northerns in nearby Elk Creek, a 3 minute drive! Go at sunrise and you will not be disappointed. Great firepit and grill...awesome cabin all around. Thanks Aaron!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you guys had a great time and everything was as you hoped!
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Best cabin of the year

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and in good condition.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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World Class View!

  • 5 of 5

A very nicely appointed cabin overlooking the Kickapoo Valley that's close to everything the driftless area has to offer. The owners are fantastic and the cabin has everything you want: screened in porch, gas grill, fire pit, views from every room and the bonus is that it's within walking distance of a great trout stream.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the cabin had all that you needed! We hope to see you again soon!
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Trout Fishing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay. Immaculately kept up with wildlife a plenty around the cabin. Communication was easy and prompt. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments Robert! We truly enjoyed having you as the last guests at the Lodge at Elk Creek! We hope to offer the same great experience at our new cabin, The River View Retreat, which is located just a 1/4 mile away. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you! Aaron and Angie
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Fox Point, WI

Fantastic rental

  • 5 of 5

I won't repeat everyone else's descriptions of this amazing vacation spot (they are all spot on), but I will add that Aaron and Angie have created a truly ideal little spot for a family weekend away. The only small change I would make is that there is no storage space at all - no dresser for clothing, no shelf space for groceries unless I removed dishes, etc. My sons' clothing was transported in my suitcase, and then I had to just put it on the floor for the weekend. I would have loved to have maybe a couple of small baskets in each bedroom and the living room and some sort of shelving in the kitchen so we could put our groceries somewhere other than the counter. But this is a small detail about an wonderful property - thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your feedback. We will continue to take all ideas into consideration in our efforts to provide the best stay possible!
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amazing place, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed here with a group of my friends for the Trout opener. The lodge is really nice, it is setup great for 4 guys. The land it's on is amazing, and you have truly great trout fishing a few steps from the front door. There are a ton of areas around to hit too, within 15 minutes of the cabin.

The owners were great, and made the experience even better. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you guys enjoyed our place and had a great time for your first annual get together! Hopefully we'll see you again next year and you'll get to see even more of the great streams and other things Vernon County has to offer!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
La Crosse, WI
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Pat's Corner Bar
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
La Crosse
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
County Highway U
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Kickapoo Corners
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. La Crosse
Car: recommended

The River View Retreat is nestled in the heart of the Kickapoo Valley, which offers numerous year-round activities for people of all ages. Additionally, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and Wildcat Mountain State Park are nearby and offer numerous activities for outdoor enthusiasts.


Rates & Availability

Viola Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 5.5%

3 day minimum weekend rate for the following weekends. WI Trout Opener, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, WI Deer Gun Opener

Check, cash, cashier's check or online booking through VRBO. Half the total cost of stay plus security deposit is due no later than 2 weeks upon receipt of rental agreement. Full amount due 2 weeks prior to arrival. *Reservation will not be confirmed until payment is accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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