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Exclusive Western Themed Retreat With 800 Acres To Enjoy

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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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Avoca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Washer & Dryer is located on the second floor
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Visit these nearby attractions: American Players Theater, House on the Rock, Wisconsin River, Governor Dodge State Park.


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Exclusive Western Themed Retreat With 800 Acres To Enjoy
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Great place for a family gathering

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Gather

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & Clean

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, WI

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

Why Jenni chose Avoca

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



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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