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In Sparta on LaCrosse River Elroy-Sparta bike/snowmobile trail near Fort McCoy

Bedrooms 2
Space 790 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Two bedroom/sleeps 6 on LaCrosse River. bike/snowmobile trail fireplace, Wifi

One queen size bedroom with sliding door to 25x9' deck on LaCrosse River. Adjacent to the historic McCoy Mill and home to the miller himself. King bedroom loft with views of the river and old dam footings underwater. New interior with hardwood floors lower, gas stone fireplace, new appliances including dishwasher and full refrigerator with ice maker and seating for 6. Fully equipped for 8. Central air. Rain shower with soaker tub. Off street parking for vehicles/ snowmobiles. Firepit with grill. Charcoal grill also provided. Washer and dryer provided. Level lot for additional camping/activities. Mature woods and trees for a private retreat yet right in the middle of Sparta. Dining/shopping within easy biking. City bridge path for pedestrians featuring 5 scenic bridges winding through this beautiful community of 9000+. THE location! Sparta-Elroy bike trail two blocks, snowmobile trail in front of residence, 80' of frontage on the LaCrosse River for trout fishing, kayak, or canoe. Underdeck secure storage. Keyless entry programmable door with your private code for entry. All new windows for optimal views. Netflix and Pandora music system for your enjoyment. Lower patio in addition to large deck with two tables and total seating for 12 provided. Can provide china/silver/glassware for up to 50+ for your special event. Luxury updated throughout for this tranquil getaway within 10 minutes of Fort McCoy, 20 minutes from the heart of Amish country and cheese factory. 30 minutes from the LaCrosse area retail and dining areas. Owners live in town and began Ginny's Cupboard restaurant/coffee shop/ ice cream fountain in 2003. Arrangements can be made to have our Sunday quiche special or other menu items delivered to make your stay extra special! Customizing for the executive, family, or romantic getaway no problem! Long history in the hospitality and service industries mean we'd love to make your stay a memorable and happy one. Surrounded by the 'white noise' of the LaCrosse River rapids this one of a kind offering will have you returning to the area annually! Something for everyone!

Kevin and Deborah Moore
Member since: 2015
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Kevin and Deborah Moore

Kevin and Deborah Moore have been remodeling for over 30 years and have restored several residential and commercial buildings. Currently own and operate Ginny's Cupboard restaurant and Maiden Wisconsin gift shop in historic downtown Sparta, Wisconsin. With their two sons now out of the nest it became time to finish the remodeling of this historic site. In the Driftless region of Wisconsin, Sparta drew the Moore's some 20 years ago and they have not regretted it since! They know you too will fall for the beauty and lifestyle of the region.

Kevin and Deborah Moore purchased this house in 2012

Why Kevin and Deborah Moore chose Sparta

Opportunity spoke to us when this property became available and we could not pass up the beauty and surprisingly private setting. Arguably the best site in the City and certainly one of the most convenient to all activities. The rush of the LaCrosse River over the rapids located on property is all you need to begin relaxing and enjoying your stay. Proximity to Fort McCoy, LaCrosse, Amish and cheese country, and the multiple bike/snowmobile trails assure activities for all. New 2014 water park and pool in town, indoor ice arena, Bridge Path boasting 5 unique pedestrian bridges through the interconnected local park system. Nationally recognized historic downtown district for shopping and dining within 4 blocks of the Mill House. Old time rootbeer stand two blocks away. In short-something for eveyone whether it be business or pleasure-and convenient for all!

What makes this house unique

Located just off the Interstate, Sparta boasts the original Rails to Trails program in the nation. The Sparta-Elroy bike trail welcomes 80,000 visitors to the area annually. Well developed and maintained park system in town also hosts Legion Baseball on the 5 fields in Memorial Park. In addition to the LaCrosse River, Beaver Creek and Farmer's Valley Creek also wind through the community. Public River Run Golf Course and new water park for family fun! Check the Chamber website and hit one of the great area festivals as well-Butterfest in June locally and Warrens Cranfest in September being two of the largest. Outstanding in any season, come see the fall colors too!


Sparta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 790 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • New bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Floor to ceiling ceramic in this new luxury bath featuring and extra deep soaker tub and rain shower. Additional ammenities include a flat screen TV to watch while you shower. Medicine cabinet and vanity-laundry chute to provided washer and dryer in basement makes clean up easy and convenient. Tall toilet/extended bowl. All new.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King loft - 1 king
    Queen bedroom - 1 queen
  • River and area views overlooking the La Crosse River and local park system. New carpet, sheet rock/insulation, television, windows open so you may enjoy a restful sleep with the white noise of the river rapids. Queen bedroom on main floor features hardwood floors, sliding door opens to 24x9 ft deck walk-out. Luxury bedding and towels provided.
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
bicycle and canoe rental available. Shuttle service available for the bike trail. Be sure to check local calendar on the Chamber of Commerce link


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In Sparta on LaCrosse River Elroy-Sparta bike/snowmobile trail near Fort McCoy
average rating of 4.9390244 based on 82 reviews

Nice private little house right in town.

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and nice. unfortunately it rained every day so we did not get to enjoy the stream out back which was overflowing. The netflix and Roku came in handy. We would definately recomend this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great Great Great

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our trip. We rode bikes from Elroy, and stayed overnight in Sparta. Just one night, but we had a great night. House was clean and comfortable, we walked to a restaurant for dinner and grabbed food at the local market to make a nice breakfast at the house before heading back on the bike trail. The kitchen was well equipped and beds were comfortable. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Nicely remodeled 1850’s Home. Nostalgic! Reminded me of my grandparents old farmhouse. Nicely remodeled. Fire pit with background of river flowing. Beautiful property all together. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please let us know what we could do to receive a 5 Star Review. All comments have been so positive and our guest book reflected the same. After nearly 80 reviews and a 4.949 rating we strive to be the best we can...thank you for your stay and let us know how we could better serve you on a return visit-thank you-Deb and Kevin
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  • 5 of 5

We needed a week away from stress and chaos. This Mill House on the rivers edge of perfection. Each morning we had coffee on the back porch. The town of Sparta and the surrounding area is great to explore. The evening we could grab something for dinner in town or cook at the house and eat on the porch again while we relaxed to enjoy the view and sound of the water.

Our time away was just what we needed. We were able to be as active or as relaxed and lazy as we choose to be n any moment.

We will return and have recommended it to others already.


  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

The Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing couple days in this darling home. Beautifully done and decorated, it had everything we needed! Clean, comfortable beds, outstanding kitchen and bathroom. Mostly we enjoyed the quiet deck, the campfire, and view of the river! Thank you for sharing this home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! Please come see us again! Loved having you-Deb
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Cozy on the river

  • 5 of 5

There were 5 of us in this lovely home for the weekend and we were very comfortable with space for our belongings and space to stretch out. The deck overlooking the river was our hangout for most of the weekend when we weren't on the bike trail. We selected this home due to the close proximity to the Sparta/Elroy bike trail and it worked out perfectly! We wish our stay could have been longer and definitely plan to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.7 Miles
LaCrosse-25 miles or Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Market Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
River Run Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Tomah Amtrak station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 27, Hwy 16, Interstate I-90
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Fort McCoy White Tail Ridge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Local Waterpark/pool
Car: not necessary

In the Driftless region of Wisconsin known for it's scenic beauty. Located directly on 80'of LaCrosse River frontage and adjacent to the historic McCoy Mill this property was one of the first settled in the area and ownership dates to the 1840's. Local festivals, Wednesday concerts in the park, new water park and pool, indoor hockey rink, frisbee 'disc' golf, indoor and outdoor bow range,skate board park, and 5 pedestrian bridges winding through the waterways of the community leading you to the historic downtown and 4 corners. Rated trout streams flow through town and River Run Public Golf Course encircling Perch Lake. Amazingly reclusive and private in the middle of town. Located on the snowmobile and bike trails easy access to all the area has to offer. Within a 10 minute drive to Fort McCoy ski hill and fishing areas. 20 minutes from Amish and cheese country. 30 minutes from all LaCrosse has to offer for shopping/dining/the arts. Delightful options for all. Sparta also has a 5 screen movie theatre, active live theatre group, bowling alley,museum, library. Other attractions along scenic driving routes include the Railroad and Doll Museum, Wagner Grotto, Aldo Leopold shack in the school forest, Brackett Valley restored one room school house. More than a weekend can handle-you may need a week! Sparta-Elroy bike trail is the original 'Rails to Trails' program in the United States and boast over 30 miles of trails highlighted with several stone railroad tunnels-one nearly a mile long! Bring a sweatshirt and flashlight. Stop at the Chamber Office located in the old railroad depot and two blocks from the Mill House and purchase your trail pass. Sparta offers the best of both worlds as the residents of this town of 9000 knows.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax

Rates are subject to change prior to reservation confirmation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.