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Farm to Fork Retreat - 2 Bdrm Unit

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2 Bedroom Vacation Rental sleeps 8 at Organic Eco-retreat.

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Last updated: 11/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, bath, deck overlooking river & organic gardens. Sleeps 8.

THIS SPACE
The retreat center is a 4,000 square foot building that houses 2 separate living quarters.

This posting is for the private east side apartment that has 2 bedrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, upper deck and a private bathroom with laundry (1,100 sq. ft.). This apartment is available for short-term or long-term rental.

The west side of the retreat center has 5 bedroom unit and includes a kitchen, dining room, living room, library, upper deck, 2 lower decks and a bathroom with laundry (1,800 sq. ft).

ABOUT US
Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow is a unique eco-retreat destination that practices holistic healing, sustainability, education and retreats. We are located in the drift-less area near Mondovi, WI directly on the beautiful Buffalo River. We offer 15 acres of wooded trails, 4 acres of organic gardens, kayaking, canoeing, 9-hole Frisbee Golf, sauna, classes & retreat stays.

Our 4 acres of organic gardens offer guests a farm to fork experience that focuses on seasonal eating. We grow and produce about 70% of what we eat, and the rest we purchase from our friends and neighbors. The retreat has 15 acres of wooded hiking and skiing trails that wind along a quarter mile of the very private Buffalo River. Great for kayaking, canoeing, and a dip in the river on a hot day or after a wood stove sauna session. We have a 9-hole Frisbee Golf course onsite, along with horse shoes and other yard games. There is also nearby access to biking, horse riding, ATV, and snowmobile trails. We also have an off-the-grid Monolithic home powered on solar. Tours by request.


GUEST ACCESS
You will have free access to the properties gardens, wooded trails, 9-hole Frisbee Golf course, horseshoes, and other yard games. You may use produce from the garden, just ask us first before harvesting. We have 11 gardens that spread over 4 acres, and a guide through them is sometimes needed. We have kayaks and canoes available for rental for $30. There is also a wood stove sauna available for $20 per session. Just ask us to prepare it for you. Also, if you would like a campfire, there is $20 preparation and tending fee. We also have rustic camping opportunities coming soon.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We live in a Monolithic Dome home that is located on the property. We will be present on the property, but the retreat location is very private and away from our dwelling, so we can be interactive, or not, which ever is the guests desire. On the Bed & Breakfast side of the retreat center, we make breakfast every morning and have more interaction with the guests.

NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW
Buffalo County is a hidden treasure in Western Wisconsin. The Buffalo River, which runs alongside Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow, flows down to the Mississippi. It is peaceful and untouched, so the wildlife is bountiful. Home to eagles, sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, whitetail deer and many more creatures! The Buffalo River comes out in Alma, which is a wonderful tourist/artist town, and has amazing Mississippi Bluffs. There is an over look there, worth the drive.

The town of Mondovi has a beautiful lake called Mirror Lake. There is good fishing, and the greatest July 4th fireworks show you'll find in a small town. There are 3 restaurants, a grocery store, 2 hardware stores, a great thrift store, a library and other small town store needs.

Kinestone Permaculture University is a must see neighbor of ours located in Fountain City, WI in Buffalo County. They have a permaculture university and stone hedge circle.

We have close access to the Trempealeau County bike trail. It proudly boasts being the largest connected bicycle loop system covering 487 miles of paved back roads in the United States.

Eau Claire is located 20 minutes to the north of us and offers many activities from art fairs, free music in parks, dining and shopping.

GETTING AROUND
Amtrak trains has a line that comes into Winona, MN, which is a half hour drive to the retreat center.

The Chippewa Valley Regional Airport is located in Eau Claire, WI, approximately 30 minutes from our location. Car rentals are available at the airport, or pick-up can be arranged.

We have ample parking available on our property.

OTHER NOTES
Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow also offers wedding and honeymoon packages. We have a newly remodeled barn that seats 80-125 people. We offer seasonal gourmet cuisine and wood-fired pizzas. Make your wedding a retreat for your whole wedding party, from wedding to honeymoon!

We use natural, homeopathic healing practices, and offer health and nutritional consultations and evaluations. Asian facial, hand and body evaluations are used to determine what the bodies organs are saying.

People who come here find that it is a very healing and peaceful place for them to rediscover themselves. Nature has a way of touching the soul, bringing it sunshine when in need. The location, plus the combination of the highly mineralized organic food, adds to an experience that many have never had.

HOUSE RULES
Be as healthy and happy as the day can bring! We do allow dogs, it is as much a dog retreat as a humans. Smoking is okay outside (please throw away garbage), but please not inside.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/05/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted outside. Please pick up cigarette butts. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are welcome. We do have two farm cats and one black lab on the property. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Living room : 2 sleep sofa /futon

    One futon and one fold down couch. Sleeps 4. ...moreless

  • "Sewing Room": 1 double

    Full size bed with view of gardens and orchard. Sleeps 2....moreless

  • "Upper River": 1 queen

    Queen bed with view of the Buffalo River. Sleeps 2....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Upper Level Bathroom: combination tub/shower

    Full bathroom with laundry....moreless

  • Large bathroom with double shower, towels and a washer/dryer.

Other Amenities

  • We have onsite a 9 hole Frisbee golf course, and are located next to entrance to state ATV, snowmobile, and horse trails. We are also connected to the nations largest paved bicycle loops, with over 487 miles of back roads. So bring your bike and ride!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Holistic Healing and Sustainability books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    We have a 9 hole Frisbee Golf course here that winds through the 4 acres of organic gardens, fields and winds through the woods....moreless

  • Resort:

    Fifteen acres are wooded trails for hiking in the summer, and skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. We off a 9 hole Frisbee golf course, kayaking, canoeing, sauna and 4 acres of organic/flower gardens...moreless

  • Rural:

    Buffalo county is one of Wisconsin hidden treasures. There are rolling hills from the glacier driftless era, and many rustic farm scenes, wildlife, rivers and Mississippi Bluffs....moreless

  • Water View:

    The Retreat center is built upon a hill overlooking the Buffalo River. Rooms inside the building have an amazing view of the river, & as one sits outside on the deck, hearing and seeing the wildlife...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The retreat is on the Buffalo River and has an amazing overlook for gazing or wedding ceremonies. There is over a 1/4 mile of river frontage and wooded trails get you up-close to it as you hike or ski...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi available throughout the apartment. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample outdoor parking available. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Upper deck and also lower deck in front of the building....moreless

  • Golf:

    We have a 9-hole onsite Frisbee golf course onsite. Mondovi has a golf course 3 miles away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 kayaks for rent for $30 a day, and 1 canoe for $35 a day on the buffalo river. If you rent we will pick you up when the float is over....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened in tent on the lower deck...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    4 acres of organic gardens, apple orchards, and flower gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas and charcoal grills...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    15 acres of trails and also trails through the organic gardens....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Outdoor cedar plank wood stove sauna that seats 6-8....moreless

Building Type

  • Chalet
 

Reviews

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$165 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100 $3,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eau Claire Regional Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mondovi has several bars.
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
We have a Frisbee golf course, & Mondovi has one.
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Winona, MN has an Amtrack station.
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 10 is 1/4 mile, Hwy 94 20 miles, Hwy 37 is 3
Mondovi, WI, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Mondovi has serveral, We offer wood-fired pizza.
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
We offer cross country skiing here at the retreat.
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
At the Retreat we have a river.

Buffalo county is a hidden treasure in Western Wisconsin. The Buffalo River, which runs alongside Farm to Fork Retreat, flows down to the Mississippi. It is peaceful, and untouched, so the wildlife is bountiful. Home to Eagles, Sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, whitetail deer, and many more creatures! The buffalo comes out in Alma, which is a wonderful tourist/artist town, and has amazing Mississippi Bluffs. There is an over look there, worth the drive.

The town of Mondovi has a beautiful lake called Mirror Lake in it. There is good fishing, and the greatest fireworks show you'll ever find in a small town, At least we think so. There are 3 restaurants, grocery store, 2 hardware stores, a great thrift store, library and other small town store needs.

Kinestone permaculture University is a must see neighbor of ours located in Fountain City, WI in Buffalo County. They have a permaculture university, and stone hedge circle.

We have close access to the Trempealeau County bike trail. It proudly boast being the US largest connected bicycle loop system covering 487 miles of paved back roads.

Eau Claire is located 20 minutes to the north of us and offers many activities from art fairs, free music in parks, dining and shopping.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: We own and operate Farm to Fork Retreat. Dennis is a Homeopath, & Nutritionist. He offers education, consultations, and Asian facial/hand/body diagnosis. We have a passion for food, and living well. We work together to manage and operate the 4 acres of highly mineralized organic food, 15 acres of wooded trails, manage the retreat center and its' guests. We feel very blessed to be stewards of such a beautiful place, a hope it can bring healing, and joy to those that come here.

Why the Owner Chose Mondovi, WI, USA:
This property was the back 40 of Dennis' father's farm. As a young boy, Dennis wondered all over the hills of Mondovi, and fell in love with it's beauty and tranquility. He begged his father to sell it to him, and even though he was a wheeler and dealer, almost selling it to someone else, he finally sold it to Dennis who started preparing the land for it's future purpose. He started by planting apple, trees, blueberries, pears, mulberries, and more. Then worked the soil, and mineralized the land to produce amazing organic food. In 1992 he built the 4,000 square foot building, which is an energy efficient 'envelope' home. The building envelope – also known as the building shell, fabric or enclosure – is the boundary between the conditioned interior of a building and the outdoors. The kitchens, living rooms, & decks on each side are upstairs, capitalizing on the beautiful river views, of feels as if they are living within the woods. Great for birdwatching, we see Eagles, Sandhill cranes, woodpeckers and more. Dennis built the home for a retreat center to receive clients in need of nutritional, homeopathic, & alternative health care. Melanie and Dennis have built an off the grid solar Monolithic dome home for themselves on the property. Each year, more trees are planted, each year, the beauty grows more...

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
There are not many properties that offer so much, wilderness, river and organic gardens. The property itself, is healing, peaceful, and rejuvenating. Our newly renovated Horse Barn is converted into a Summer months restaurant. On Thursday nights we offer a Pizza night from 5-9pm with our Wood-FIred Pizza Oven! Our full service "Milk House Bar" will quench your thirst with local Beers and Wines.


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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/05/2016

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  • 2 Bedroom Vacation Rental sleeps 8 at Organic Eco-retreat.

    2 Bedroom Vacation Rental sleeps 8 at Organic Eco-retreat.

  • Rustic Barn and flower gardens at the retreat.

    Rustic Barn and flower gardens at the retreat.

  • Organic salad, vegan and vegetarian options.

    Organic salad, vegan and vegetarian options.

  • Kayaking and Canoeing on the buffalo river, access at retreat center.

    Kayaking and Canoeing on the buffalo river, access at retreat center.

  • Organic gardens and grape vines.

    Organic gardens and grape vines.

  • Farm to Table seasonal meal.

    Farm to Table seasonal meal.

  • Organic gardens and grapes.

    Organic gardens and grapes.

  • Flower and herbal spiral wheel.

    Flower and herbal spiral wheel.

  • Camping, Frisbee golf, and the buffalo river bending on the trails.

    Camping, Frisbee golf, and the buffalo river bending on the trails.

  • Fields of white amaranth, corn, oats, and the barn.

    Fields of white amaranth, corn, oats, and the barn.

  • Rustic chicken coop

    Rustic chicken coop

  • Teepee and thank you place setting.

    Teepee and thank you place setting.

  • Upper deck overlooks organic gardens & river. Living room has two sofa sleepers.

    Upper deck overlooks organic gardens & river. Living room has two sofa sleepers.

  • View of river from the deck.

    View of river from the deck.

  • Fields of ancient grain amaranth, and gourmet organic farm to fork meal.

    Fields of ancient grain amaranth, and gourmet organic farm to fork meal.

  • Onsite 9 hole Frisbee golf course.

    Onsite 9 hole Frisbee golf course.

  • Raw nut wedding cake and wedding services, honeymoon, reception, ceremony.

    Raw nut wedding cake and wedding services, honeymoon, reception, ceremony.

  • Very private access to Buffalo river and spring at the retreat center.

    Very private access to Buffalo river and spring at the retreat center.

  • Wood stove sauna for relaxation.

    Wood stove sauna for relaxation.

  • Small wedding party and reception.

    Small wedding party and reception.

  • West side view of the retreat that overlooks the river.

    West side view of the retreat that overlooks the river.

  • Eagle catching is meal in on the river in the winter.

    Eagle catching is meal in on the river in the winter.

  • Off the grid, solar powered, Monolithic Dome.

    Off the grid, solar powered, Monolithic Dome.

  • Sunrise view over Dancing Yarrow Retreat.

    Sunrise view over Dancing Yarrow Retreat.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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