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Exclusive Western Themed Retreat With 800 Acres To Enjoy

Avoca, WI, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

A Secluded, Private, Ranch Retreat Ideal For Family And Friend Getaways!

Need to Relax? You've picked the right place. Nestled in the deeply carved valleys of the driftless region, Big Valley Ranch offers a quiet and extraordinary lodging experience where you can horseback ride, hike, bike and more right outside your door. Wildlife abounds with birds, squirrels, deer, turkey, and you might even see the elusive red fox, or a Big Buck just yards from the ranch. The grounds are both breathtaking and beautiful, with plenty of room for outdoor games and gatherings. With 40 miles of trails, natural streams, a covered picnic pavilion, 60 outdoor horse paddocks, a sand volleyball court and an impressive lighted outdoor arena, the possibilities are endless.

Once a buffalo ranch, the 800 acres is now home to an exclusive western retreat and vacationer’s paradise. The Pioneer house features 3 western themed bedrooms, 2 Full baths, a majestic Great Room, Dining Room, Living Room, Kitchen and an enormous deck. The fully-equipped kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The Dining room features a large dining table not far from a cozy seating area. The Great Room leads outside to a private, full-length deck facing a horse pasture where you can enjoy grilling out and relaxing. The Pioneer house sleeps up to 8 people.

We have a house for every group and budget. Check out our affordable bunk house which holds up to 6 people. Amenities include: 4 full size bunk beds, futon, microwave, mini refrigerator, TV and outdoor grill. Or for more plush accommodations, we have our luxurious Barn House for up to 10 people.

Big Valley Ranch is meant to be versatile. Let us know what kind of experience you are looking for and we will do our best to accommodate. Our piece of paradise is meant for anyone that wants to escape from the stressful, hectic lifestyle we often find ourselves in.

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Calendar last updated:
Mar 28, 2018
Why Jenni chose Clyde

The owner of Big Valley Ranch is a local Wisconsin cowboy whose interest was to create his own 'Out West Experience' to Wisconsin.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Patriotic Room
        2 double, Closet available for storing bags, coats, & clothes
      • Yellow Room
        1 queen, Closet available for storing bags, coats, and clothes
      • Walk-Out Room
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, Lots of windows and a door that opens onto the deck
      • Walk-Out room is the only bedroom on the first floor.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • First Floor Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Second Floor Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Washer & Dryer is located on the second floor


        • Adventure
        • Away From It All
        • Budget
        • Family
        • Sports & Activities
        • Tourist Attractions


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                  Wireless internet available
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Kitchen
                      Fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
                    • Microwave


                        • Dining
                          Additional table and chairs in the great room.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • DVD Player
                              Bluray player
                            • Games
                              Board games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television


                                • Bicycles
                                  are welcome
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Enormous! with sitting area and dining table with chairs
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  Canoe rentals are located 10 minutes from our house
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  800 acres of trails and mother nature to enjoy
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible
                                      The Pioneer House is not, however, the Barn House does have wheelchair accessability


                                        • Visit these nearby attractions: American Players Theater, House on the Rock, Wisconsin River, Governor Dodge State Park.

                                          14 Reviews


                                          Latest reviews

                                          Great place for a family gathering

                                          Pauline B.Ely Iowa

                                          Lovely home! Our family celebration went really well. The sun porch and deck was our favorite places. Hiked to the big rock as our last adventure. The weather was lovely which made the stay even better. Thank you for allowing this property to be used for this type of stay.

                                          Great Place to Gather

                                          Dawn S.

                                          Loved our stay! The home is tastefully decorated with quality furnishings and it has lots of room to gather and have privacy too. Centrally located for lots of fun with Governor Dodge State Park, the Wisconsin River, Taliesin and Spring Green all near by. The howling coyotes and deer running through the yard were highlights of our stay. Highly recommend for your next gathering of family or friends.

                                          Quiet & Clean

                                          Jenny M.

                                          We stayed with my elder parents and children and the house was suited for all of us. It was very nice to have a bedroom on the main floor. My husband and I hiked several trails around the house and envied those with horses that could take full advantage of the many, many miles of trails. We took in the tourist attractions and a show in surrounding communities and came home to a couple storms at night we enjoyed watching from the huge porch. We will probably stay again when we want to visit the area again.

                                          Beautiful, Peaceful Retreat


                                          We stayed a weekend in July and had a fabulous time. This place is quiet and tucked away. The scenery is beautiful, the property well maintained, and the house comfortable. It is beautifully decorated and well equipped. We found it plenty spacious enough for our group of eight adults and four small children. Most of our time was spent on the large deck and near the fire pit. Although we didn't have horses, we did walk the trails with the kids. We will definitely be coming back!

                                          Beautiful Retreat

                                          amy m.

                                          The house is so lovely. The pictures don't do it justice. If you are looking for a secluded retreat this is your place, we had deer in the back yard in the morning. We had no cell phone service but that was not really a bad thing. We plan to return and share the house with other friends.

                                          Very private and well stocked property. Owners easy to work with and accomodating

                                          Leslie G.Cleveland, WI

                                          It was very refreshing to find a property that allowed for more than 4-6 people to stay. The beds were very comfortable and the house well stocked with everything a family would need (minus an iron and ironing board). The house was very clean with plenty of space for relaxing in a group or alone. It was close to State Parks and was surrounded by beautiful Wisconsin scenery. We enjoyed the large yard with beautiful views of rolling hills. We were sad to leave.


                                          Avoca, WI, USA


                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                          Big Valley Ranch is a private facility and only open to reservations. Please contact us to see the property or if you are interested in planning an event at BVR. We do not accept rentals for bachelor parties. Renting individuals need to be 21 years of age or older.

                                          14 Reviews
                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                          Property # 509870