Room for a Crowd at Akey Valley in Southwest Wisconsin(21 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 14)
There are so many things to do in southwest Wisconsin and the driftless area. Enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright destinations like House on the Rock and Taliesin, along with the outdoor American Players Theater and great golf at The House on the Rock Golf Resort in Spring Green (only 15 minutes away).
Enjoy fishing? Richland County alone has over 270 miles of class I and class II trout stream. Along with the Wisconsin River and nearby fisheries, this area is the ultimate getaway. Within a 20 minutes drive, enjoy the Wisconsin River, Willow Creek, Bear Creek, Whitemound Lake, Ash Creek, Melancthon Creek and Mill Creek. If you want to drive a little farther, you can explore Blue River, Fennimore Fork, Black Earth Creek, West Fork of the Kickapoo River, Billings Creek and Devils Lake and State Park.
If golf is more your style, you can golf a different course every day of your stay with multiple courses all within a short drive. Visit The House on the Rock Golf Resort in Spring Green (15 minutes), The Baraboo Country Club, Baraboo (55 minutes), The Reedsburg Country Club, Reedsburg (40 minutes), Viroqua Hills Golf Course, Viroqua (45 minutes) and the West Brook Hills Golf Course in Plain (25 minutes).
The Akey Valley farmhouse is over 130+ years old. We offer great accommodations but please know it is NOT new construction. The home includes living room, dining room, sitting room, two bathrooms (both on the main level - there is not a bathroom upstairs) and fully equipped recently remodeled kitchen with wall oven, cook top, oversized refrigerator with French doors, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and other small appliances like waffle maker, toaster and a tabletop George Forman grill. All cooking utensils, silverware and dishware are included and guests may bring in and prepare their own food. Bed linens and towels are provided. The house also includes a 26x26 great room addition that’s perfect for any gathering or activity with a larger group! We installed Wi-Fi at the house in October 2014. It has worked great for guests but know it's not super fast. Some things we don't have: cable or dish network (we do have a TV). We hope our guests enjoy the beautiful scenery of the settings and have a time to set back, relax and get away.
Area attractions within a half hour’s drive include: American Players Theater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen, the Spring Green Art Fair, The House on the Rock Golf Course, Tower Hill State Park, the lower Wisconsin River, the Morel (mushroom) Festival in Muscoda, the Fall Art Tour, Oakwood Fruit Farm, and the Mid-Continent Railway Museum. Amish shopping and Wiggy Winery is north of Richland Center. Our back country roads are perfect for biking, pedal or motorcycle!
Area attractions about an hour away include: the House on the Rock, Governor Dodge State Park in Dodgeville, the Circus Museum, Devil's Lake State Park, the International Crane Foundation in the Baraboo area, the Wisconsin Dells, Mt Horeb, Wollersheim Winery, Cave of the Mounds. Madison is 60 minutes east, Viroqua is a short hour northwest and La Crosse is 90 minutes northwest.
Enjoy country living; take in the beauty of the area and be amazed at the peace and quiet of the country.
Please note: 3 night minimum is required for Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
Travel time (ish): Madison 60 minutes, La Crosse 90 minutes, Chicago 3 hours and 30 minutes, Twin Cities 4 hours, Rochester, MN 3 hours and Wisconsin Dells 60 minutes.
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Member since: 2013
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 14
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14
- The house has 5 bedrooms, sleeping 10 guests in beds. There is one bedroom on the main level (full size bed) and four bedrooms upstairs. Air mattresses may be used to accommodate additional guests in your group. We do not provide air mattresses or bedding for them. We do have a pack-n-play for guests to use. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 5.5%
Sunday -Thursday: $250 per night
Friday - Saturday: $300 per night
Rates do not include 5.5% Wisconsin sales tax
Check-in: 2:00 p.m., unless otherwise negotiated
Check-out: 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise negotiated
50% down when booking, balance due upon check-in
If you are interested in having an event at Akey Valley, please contact Eric and Amy to discuss pricing, logistics and details.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2013
About: Eric and Amy Lord grew up in southwest Wisconsin, just miles from this property. Eric is a graduate of Ithaca High School, while Amy attended and graduated from Richland Center High School. Like many young adults, they couldn't wait to 'get out of town' after graduation and head to the big city. Well, they headed to the big cities of La Crosse and Madison and currently live in the small community of Black Earth. As they have gotten older, they realize how lucky they are to have the rural beauty of southwest Wisconsin at their fingertips and the big city conveniences of Madison. Eric is a personal training at Core Health and Fitness specializing in corrective movement and injury prevention. He was voted the 'Madison's Best' winner personal trainer in 2013, 2014, and 2015 by Madison Magazine. Amy is the Development Director at The River Food Pantry, Dane County's busiest food pantry serving over 600 families each week free groceries, hot meals, clothing, and household goods. Eric and Amy love the outdoors! You will find them hiking and snowshoeing (depending on the season), kayaking and gardening. They enjoy volunteering with the Ice Age Trail and United Way. The long term goal for Akey Valley is to invite guests to not only enjoy country living, but also enjoy planned activities for guests to be active and sustainable.
Why Lone Rock, WI, USA:
A short history lesson: The Akey Valley home was built is 1879 by Lemuel Akey. He brought is young family to the area from Ohio. The Akey family lived and prospered in Richland County for many years and moved to what is now Richland Center in 1890. The house and acreage was purchases by the Pauls family from Lemuel Akey and remained in their family until 2013. The 130+ year old farm house has character around ever corner. There was an addition in 1985 and a kitchen remodel in 2011, and but the true guts of the home remained true to character. As soon as you enter the home, you are in awe of the grander and majestic features of yesteryear. It is a beautiful property and we hope others will enjoy and appreciate the personality it still has today.
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Akey Vally, 31258 CR TB in Lone Rock WI.
Enjoy views from the big country front porch and swing.
Farmer Bill will be more than happy to say hello & give a lesson in ranching.
Remodeled kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and plenty of room to cook a feast!
Five bedrooms are available: this one is a full size bed on the main level
Five bedrooms are available: this one is a queen size bed upstairs.
Five bedrooms are available: this one is a full size bed upstairs.
Five bedrooms are available: this one is a queen size bed upstairs.
Large entryway staircase remains true to the 1880s classic style.
Yes, that's red carpet and red wall paper.
One of two bathrooms, this one has a shower & toilet on the main level.
Lemual Akey built the property in 1879, as shown in this original drawing.
Akey Valley is a working farm with Onion Hollow Angus working the land and housing cattle onsite.
The dining area has a handmade farm table; recycled wood was used to make the table and bench.
Five bedrooms are available: this one has two twin size beds upstairs.
Enjoy the view out the large windows in the sitting room.
The 600+ square foot addition is perfect for any gathering, quilters, scrap-bookers, or slumber parties.
One of two bathrooms, this one has a shower, bathtub & toilet on main level.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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