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Secluded, Romantic, Family Friendly And Cozy, Last House In The Valley.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Secluded, Romantic, Family Friendly And Cozy, Last House In The Valley.

Enjoy the privacy of the outdoors and be close to La Crosse for convenience!

Here you can 'get away' from the world and enjoy the cozy and secluded comfort of the country. This is the last house in the valley and offers a serene view of the coulee. Deer and turkey will find their way to the field below the house and you will have the perfect sitting area to watch them feed and play.

In the winter, pack your cold weather wear and go for a walk along the creek or up the logging trail for a view of the coulee below. Bring your snowshoes for a winter walk. Or if you prefer, go sledding on the hill in front of the house. (sleds provided). What ever you choose to do, even if you stay indoors, you will enjoy the serenity of the valley.

If you like to ski, we are located just a few minutes from Mt. La Crosse.

If you are snowmobilers, the state trail is located less than a mile from the house and you can drive your snowmobile to the trail or drive your trailer to the trail, park and hop on from there.

In warmer weather, you can enjoy walks along the creek looking for fish and beavers or take a walk up the logging trail and see if you can spot a deer or other wildlife. Pack a picnic lunch and sit down by the creek and enjoy the sounds of water flowing over the rocks and the other sounds of nature.

At night, sit around the fire pit to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

If you want to venture out, La Crosse, Coon Valley, Westby and Viroqua are just a few miles away and offer various fun activities, dining and unique shopping. Or if you are looking for a drive and shopping through Amish country you are close to that as well.

Historic downtown La Crosse also offers a wide array of dining venues, theatre, live music, art galleries, shopping and bars.

Our home is nicely located close to the city whether you’re coming for a getaway, to meet family and friends, or to enjoy one of the local events or festivals such as Applefest, Riverfest, Oktoberfest, Irishfest, Syttende Mai, Norskedalen, The Beer, Wine and Cheese Festival, The State Track and Field competition, Westby Ski Jump , or to visit Family and Friends at UW-La Crosse, Viterbo College, or Western Wisconsin Technical College, we are just a short drive into town.

We are excited to announce that we added a new Bedroom and a beautiful new bathroom in the lower level. The total for our home is now 5 Bedrooms with 2 King and 3 queen beds, and also, a queen size pull out sofa bed in the lower level. There are three bathrooms, one on the main level, one in the master bedroom and a spacious new bathroom located in the lower level.

More Details

Joan and Jerry
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Joan and Jerry

Joan and Jerry are local to the area and recently purchased the house and 10 acres with is attached to the family's original 100 acres of land. The property is will be drawn to look out the windows at the view! Being new owners...we are committed to making this a gem of a destination! We personally take each stay seriously and our goal is to make it the best experience possible for you.

Joan and Jerry purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Joan and Jerry chose Stoddard

This property is located on Joan's original family homestead. Joan's great, great grandparents came to Wisconsin from Germany and moved into Chipmunk Coulee in the late 1800's. Her Great Grandparents farmed this land and lived in the coulee, raising 7 sons. The historic hay barn that is located next to the house was built by her great grandfather and a neighbor in the early 1900's. The 10 acres of property was originally part of the family land and we are happy it can stay in the family! This land has been in the family for years and has provided us all with a lifetime of memories! We look forward to sharing the magic of Chipmunk Coulee with you!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

What is unique is that our last name is Unser, which in German means 'our'. We hope you enjoy your stay at Unser Haus!


Stoddard Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • For larger groups or parties a "porta potty" rental, at guests expense, may be required due to excessive use of septic system.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , towels and blow dryer provided
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , towels and blow dryer provided
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , New and beautiful! Towels provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , main level, with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , main level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , lower level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , lower level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , lower level
  • The house has 5 bedrooms, sleeping 10 guests in beds. Air mattresses may be used to accommodate additional guests in your group. We do not provide air mattresses or bedding for them.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
The scenic view from the house is amazing in every season! You can relax indoors or out and will not be disappointed!


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Secluded, Romantic, Family Friendly And Cozy, Last House In The Valley.
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 90 reviews

This property exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is absolutely gorgeous. Set at the end of a Coulee with a stream running through it we were able to see wildlife running through each evening and morning. The beds are exceptionally comfortable as well as the pillows the entire house was clean and well-maintained. Joan met us and answered all of our questions and gave us quite a bit of information about the area. Definitely will go back

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and owners!

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our group and location was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, private, cozy and comfortable! We love this property and we plan to return ... Thanks to the owners for all their care and attentiveness!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northfield, MN

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here and hope to be back again next year! The property looks just like the photos. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Joan and Jerry - thank you so much for your beautiful place and the great time we had! Your house is very clean and has everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed every minute of our time that we spent at your place and are looking forward to coming back soon :). Happy New Year!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mukwonago, WI

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

The large home worked out very well for our family to gather after our daughter's graduation, plenty of room for all. Home is modern, tastefully furnished and located in private country setting. Owners were awesome to work with!! Very prompt with their communications!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
La Crosse Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Timmers 10 Mile Pub
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Riverside Park (Mississippi River)
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Forest Hills Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 14
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Stockyard Grill & Saloon
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Mount La Crosse
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Goose Island
Car: necessary

Just 12 minutes from downtown La Crosse, this property is located just minutes away from 'Our Lady of Guadalupe' shrine, Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, and Mount La Crosse Ski Hill. It is also located near the Vernon Hills Vineyard in Viroqua and Grandads Bluff in La Crosse (a local attraction must!) and Riverside Park-beautiful any time of year and decorated with a sea of holiday lights 'Riverside Rotary Lights' from Thanksgiving until New Years. Also in La Crosse is the Pump House, Children's Museum and the Cinema Movie Theatre just to name a few. Close to UW-La Crosse, Viterbo University and Western Wisconsin Technical College.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

During the major holidays, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas, New Years, Easter, 4th of July, we require a 3 nights stay (usually being Friday through Monday). This allows for us to have time with our own family.

We have had several large gatherings at our home/property. If you are planning a large gathering or special event at the house, there will be an additional fee. We must be notified about the gathering at the time of booking, and also need to know the number of people that will be attending. Also, depending on the size of the group and due to the house having a septic system, we may ask you to rent a porta-potty for your event.

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in staying only one night during the week!

If you cancel your reservation 30 days before arrival, you will be credited the entire amount minus processing fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.