Farm to Fork Retreat 5 Bedroom Unit(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chalet
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
5 beds, Private River Views & Access, 2 decks, Organic Gardens, Sauna, Disc Golf
This posting is for the private West-side 2,500 square unit that has 5 bedrooms, a large living room, dining room, kitchen, upper deck overlooking the Buffalo River, and lower level deck that peers out to the organic gardens and a private bathroom with laundry. This apartment is available for short-term or long-term rental.
Farm to Fork Retreat 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.
We just renovated our horse barn for use for family reunions, weddings, events, or team building retreats. The barns houses a full service "Milk House Bar" where local beers such as "The Brewery Projekt" are on tap with a Lemon Basil Beer made from the basil of our farm. Also local wines from "Bemus Bluffs" and "Infinity Beverages" are available. We have a Wood-Fired Pizza oven in the barn as well for those desiring a pizza made with ingredients from our organic gardens.
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 kayaks and a canoe available for rent onsite. 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.
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 offer kayaks and a canoe 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.
Buffalo County is a hidden treasure in Western Wisconsin. The Buffalo River, which runs alongside Dancing Yarrow 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 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.
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.
Dancing Yarrow Retreat 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.
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.
Member since: 2014
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 5-10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course Front:
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
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. There are 3 restaurants, grocery, and gas....moreless
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 20 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $20
- Cleaning $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 5.5%
Guests are welcome to enjoy the grounds, play Frisbee golf, and hike in our wooded trails. You are welcome to enjoy some of our Organic food from the garden, just let us know, so that you don't pick something that we had a specific use for. Plus there are 11 gardens over 4 acres, so you almost need a tour guide to find what is out there. An Organic Safari!
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Buffalo county is a hidden treasure in Western Wisconsin. The Buffalo River, which runs alongside Dancing Yarrow 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.
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 Chalet:
There are not many properties that offer so much, wilderness, river and organic gardens. Plus we have an off the grid, solar powered, Monolithic Dome home that features permaculture practices for gardening.
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The upper level shared space includes a kitchen, living room and library.
The retreat is the perfect place to kick back and relax.
Farm Auction Bedroom with queen bed and view of the river, and gardens.
Orchard View bedroom with a full bed and view of the gardens, and orchards.
Seasonal eating - vegetarian and vegan meals available.
Private access to the Buffalo River and spring located at the retreat center.
Onsite 9 hole Frisbee golf course.
Flower and herb spiral mediation garden with medicine man teepee and rustic barn
Fields of the ancient grain amaranth; gourmet, organic, farm to fork meal.
Sunflowers and vineyard.
Monolithic dome home, available for tours upon request.
Wood-Fired Pizza with ingredients fresh from the garden.
West side view of the retreat center.
Beuna Vista Bedroom with a Queen bed and a beautiful view of the river.
Northern Lights bedroom features a queen bed and amazing river view!
Lower River room features two twin beds.
Kayak and canoe rental available to use on the Buffalo River.
Platform overlooking the Buffalo River; used as yoga, lounge or ceremony area.
Outdoor cedar plank, wood-stove sauna, perfect for a relaxing sweat.
Flower/herb spiral mediation garden with medicine man teepee and retreat center.
Fields of corn for a farm to table event.
The lower level shared space includes a bathroom with laundry.
Wedding buffet with salad from the garden.
Rustic Barn for family reunions, weddings, events, and gatherings.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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