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Hunt, fish & relax in our 5 bedroom retreat on 90 acres

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom Ranch On 90 Acres with a great shed for family events

If you inquire and I don't respond within 24 hours please email me directly or please give me a call. We have had issues with not receiving inquiries

For more info please check us out on facebook. Our user name is Romance Valley Retreat

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.

More Details

Joel & Jenny Goede
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Joel & Jenny Goede

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

Why Joel & Jenny Goede chose Genoa

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Genoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , in masterbed
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Basement
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Basement
  • Master has full bath with patio doors to outside. 3 bedrooms on the main floor and 2 bedrooms in the basement.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Hunt, fish & relax in our 5 bedroom retreat on 90 acres
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Simply Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second stay here. It was just as great as the first time. And we will be staying here again in July, so that speaks for itself !!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

I hate to leave a good review because too many people will want to stay here! It is a perfect spot for our family to gather. We have been here twice, once for Thanksgiving and once for Christmas. We'd like to come in the summer but it is always full on the dates that work for everyone in our family!

The house is large with plenty of space for everyone to hang out. It is comfortably furnished but not so fancy that we have to be afraid the kids will wreck something. The kids loved the hot tub! And it was below zero temperatures! Grandma didn't try it but Grandpa did!

There is a lot more to the property that we haven't explored yet. We will definitely be back a third time!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A diamond in the rough!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family. Spacious, warm and accomadating.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a family

  • 5 of 5

We had a family group including grandparents and 14, 10, 8 and 2 3-year old children. Lots of space for kids to run and play games. Large house with room to spread out. Nice kitchen, grilling facilities. Hot tub was enjoyable. Would come back

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Our party was thoroughly impressed with the property and the included amenities. The site featured many attractions, the basement has bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a great space for entertaining, including a pool table and bar. The house has a charcoal grill, a hot tub, and a fire pit. The property is in a beautiful and scenic area. Viroqua is nearby and is a charming town, and in the other direction is the nearby Mississippi River.

You can tell that the property owners/managers want their guests to feel welcome and have a good time. Everything was set-up to allow us to really relax and enjoy ourselves at Romance Valley Retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property and great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time hiking, using the hot tub, and playing games in the sun room. There were plenty of paper products and the kitchen was very well stocked - even a coffee grinder! Plus a fire pit and pool table! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
LaCrosse Wisconsin
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Romance and Norwegian Hollow Hideaway
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Viroqua Hills Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
LaCrosse Wisconsin
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
State HWY 56
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. LaCrosse
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Mississippi River
Car: necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

If you choose the "book it now" option I will accept it if the dates are open. I do make out a personalized rental agreement that I request back within 10 days of booking. If you would like to review the rental agreement before booking please click the "send email" button and I will be happy to send you a personalized rental agreement before any charges. Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.