|Space||2,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Rates are based for a 3 night stay. We do welcome 2 night stays at $50.00 extra per night.
SHORT BOOKING DISCOUNT- If our calendar shows that we have open days in the next 15 days you will receive 20% off if you book these dates.
This beautiful valley is located close to two cities that are sure to keep you entertained while you visit. LaCrosse is located to our west. It lies right on the Mississippi River with a population of 114,000.
The other great city is Viroqua. This city lies to our east and has a population of 4,400.
If you're just wanting to stay home and relax this farm is 2nd to none. This home is located on 90 acres near the unincorporated town of Romance Wisconsin. The property driveway is connected to a well maintained state road. This 5 bedroom, 3 full bath, ranch house offers the best of country relaxation. Drive down our long private gravel country driveway, across a crossing that is over a small creek and past the old dairy barn. The home is nestled in your own private valley and offers great wildlife viewing from every window. Park in the attached 2 car garage. The main level of the home has an open concept, with the kitchen, living room, dining area and 4 season porch all open to each other. There are 3 bedrooms on the main level: 1 bedroom with a queen bed, 1 with 2 twin beds and the master bedroom. The master has a king size bed, walk in closet and private bathroom. There is also access to the outdoor patio, deck and hot tub from the master bedroom.
There is a washer and dryer off the kitchen, near the garage entrance. A newer 16x20 sunroom with heated tile floor is located at the back of the home. Off the sunroom is a large deck with a 5 person hot tub and charcoal grill. A short walk from the deck will lead you to the brick fire pit with Amish made log benches. Watch deer and other wildlife during the evening then come inside and relax on the wicker loveseat and watch TV. The house has 6 TVs with cable and the living room tv has a dvd player. There are 3 TV's in the bar/game room area, and 1 in the master bedroom, 1 in the living room and 4 season porch. The living room features a wood-burning brick fireplace.
The finished basement features a new bar area and pool table. There are 2 more bedrooms downstairs (sleeps another 4-5 people). Full bathroom also downstairs. If you need more space to sleep we have blow up beds along with beds we can put on the floor (mattress only).
We welcome you and your family to come hunt the 86 acres of land. This farm offers prime opportunities for big bucks. This area of Wisconsin is known for a healthy deer population and big antlers. Please look at the photos section for a property map. You can check out hunting seasons in Wisconsin. A maximum of 6 hunters is allowed at any time unless approved beforehand. Ground hunting is preferred but tree stands are allowed if pre-approved. You are welcome to bring your ATV. These hunting dates will fill fast so if you are interested please don't hesitate.
The farm also features a shooting range with a skeet thrower. There are acres of woods to explore on maintained trails. A small stream runs through the property that you are wecome to fish. If you are feeling adventurous, take a walk up the stairs to the viewing room on the silo. Inside you will find a bar table with stools and a fridge to keep your beverages cold. This area makes a great card playing room or a place to sit and have a few drinks with friends and enjoy the awesome views of the valley.
We also welcome family events and weddings at Romance Valley Retreat. We have found that is property is great for family gatherings. With the rental of the house you also receive the rights to use our event shelter. The shelter offers over 2000 square ft of entertaining room. It has a cement floor and great lighting and we supply the portable toilets and hand washing station. It works great for graduations, reunions, weddings and all other family gatherings . We have seating and tables for 100 people. If you need more chairs, tables or event tents we will be happy to help you line up a company to rent them from. If your event has more people than the house will sleep we welcome your guests to put up a tent or pull in a camper. We do have 2- 30 amp RV plug that guests are welcome to use. We do charge for events for over 20 people and may ask for a security deposits depending on the circumstances. Please call us for more info about family events.
Joel & Jenny Goede have 3 children and live just a few miles down the road from Romance. Joel and his father run an organic family farm and raise laying hens and pigs. They also have beef cows, miniature horses and other farm animals.
Joel & Jenny purchased the Romance Valley Retreat in 2013 to give the farming operation a little more organic land to farm and to share this great place with others.
Joel & Jenny Goede purchased this house in 2013
This property is special for many reasons. The first would be the great scenery. You don't have to look long to spot a flock of turkeys, a herd of deer or a bald eagle flying about. High ridge tops and a great stream or river at the bottom of every valley. Most people born in this area never leave!
The farm also has great opportunities for hunting and other outdoor activites. Whether you like four-wheeling or snowmobiling, skiing or hiking, this farm accomodates all. There is a great viewing room that sits on top of a barn silo that offers a spectacular view of the valley.
This property also is great for family events. We have hosted many graduations,family reunions and large groups on weekend getaways. The 2000 Sq ft heated shed is free to use for any of these events. We have tables and chairs for about 100 people. If you need more we can help you with renting tables and chairs along with tents and other party supplies.The shed offers a concrete floor and great lighting right next to the trout stream. The shed also is a good place for the kids to play in on rainy days.
Ask about the opportunity to tour our family farm. Joel, Jenny and the rest of the Goede Family welcomes you to the Goede Acres farm tour. The tour can range from a short look around the farm to an all day in-depth experience! We will talk about everything that has to do with modern organic farming. We will look at the equipment used along with what we feed our animals to keep them healthy and comfortable. This isn't a hobby farm. It is a productive family farm with 10,000 laying hens, about 35 sows and all of their babies. We also have herd of beef cows that graze pasture and miniature horses to pet. If you are interested in learning exactly where your food comes from and how it is grown, this tour is a must. If you want to, you are welcome to help the family pick the eggs or feed the sows. Maybe if you're lucky you'll be able to see first hand the birth of a dozen piglets from one sow. There is an additional fee for the farm tour. Please contact us to learn more.
This place never ceases to let us down. We have been here for 3 years in a row now. Clean, private, away from the hustle and bustle of work and traffic, plenty of room to spread out, both indoors and out. Love it here! Thanks Joel and Jenny!
We rented Romance Valley for a women's indigo dyeing retreat August 26-28. This space was great for our crafting and cooking activities. The kitchen is large and well-appointed, and the large sun room and living room were perfect to promote conversation, sharing and creation. The home was very clean and comfortable. The availability of the event space is what made this location work for us, since there was a large outdoor area for fabric dyeing. Joel & Jenny were a pleasure to work with, and were flexible with us in making our plans. This location is beautifully situated in the hills between Viroqua and LaCrosse. The vistas were lovely, especially during this Indian Summer weekend. I would definitely rent this beautiful property again!
We rented Romance Valley Retreat to celebrate our 40th anniversary during July. We had a total of 18 people with 7 kids of varying ages but most were under 5 years. RVR was the perfect place. We stayed a week and had a wonderful time. The house was so clean, decorated so nicely, but very kid friendly. The property was well maintained and gorgeous. There was plenty of space for 18 to be together, but lots of space to get away from the noise. We highly recommend taking the time to learn about their organic farm. Our grandkids were thrilled and said it was their most favorite thing they did during the week. I think all the above was great, but what makes a rental is the way the hosts treat their guests. This was topnotch and we will definitely be back. We booked the rental a year in advance. Joel and Jenny were very responsive to all our emails. They gave detailed information of what we could expect, and all was exactly as they said. Thank you, Joel & Jenny, for sharing such a beautiful place with my family. We will treasure the memories made during this special week.
John & Margi
Very large areas where groups can separate and still enjoy themselves. Huge outside areas with fire pit and great star gazing. Well supplied with all our needs and close enough to town to get those last minute items you forgot. Thanks for allowing us the pleasure of your house. Clean, well maintained, and Joel was great when we needed him. I would definitely recommend this to others.
The place is peaceful. Sister weekend to do crafts, the weather was nice enough for us to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. We will go back next year. The large living room and large sunroom have plenty of space to visit and are very comfortable.
Has a variety of things to do for time away. Quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, games, hot tub, pool table shooting range, long walks in nature, lots of wide open space for large groups, yet smaller areas for private conversations. Beautiful location with lots of wildlife all around. We have just spent our second annual getaway there and after visiting numerous other places, we think we have found the "perfect place."
Access to great trout fishing on Bad Axe River. Mississippi River just minutes away. Snowmobile trail within half mile of house. Great opportunity for big game hunting as well as small game. Canoe the Bad Axe, just minutes away, or drive to the Kickapoo River for more canoe options. Each February, down-hill ski jumpers from around the globe come to Westby to compete. Every August Viroqua offers family friendly entertainment with Wild West Days. The Viroqua Farmers Market is open May thru September. The Driftless Region is home to many Amish settlements. Spend the day driving along country roads and exploring the simple life!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.