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

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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!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Kevin and Deborah Moore
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016

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 Southwest

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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

In Sparta on LaCrosse River Elroy-Sparta bike/snowmobile trail near Fort McCoy
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

Great place to stay. Close to downtown and park. House has everything you need to relax.

  • 5 of 5

Worked out very well for our family. We were visiting family for holiday and it was so much more relaxing than staying in a hotel. Will definitely stay again when we come.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and for leaving our little getaway in stellar condition! Any time you'd like to return is fine with us! Thanks again. Deb and Kevin
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Perfect little retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were so happy to find the Mill House home as our vacation retreat to celebrate our 10th anniversary. One of the best features of our stay was the fantastic location along the river. We enjoyed our dinner outside along with a relaxing campfire. We would definitely love to come back with the kiddos in the future! Thank you Deb and Kevin for such a lovely home!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome and thank you for choosing our little getaway. We are kinda proud of our work there and love it when others enjoy and appreciate it as well...please return any time! Deb
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Once again a successful VRBO rental for us! We rarely hotel it anymore when we go out of town. We are able to take our dogs and feel as though we never left home. It was so nice to see the stream each day when we got up!😆

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah-we too are so impressed--with the great guests we have had on VRBO!---you being one of them! Please come see us again any time! Deb and Kevin
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Beautiful Restoration

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week's stay at the Mill House. Everything was "top of the line." Although the rain was strong and the La cross River came 10 feet closer to the house, not a drop was in the basement. Deb and Kevin have added many historical and modern touches to the rental. The house was spotless and bed was comfortable. Close to town, but private.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We may have to have the place surveyed Pat! Even we cannot believe that basement stays so well!! Glad that you enjoyed your stay and could "see" the love we put into our little Mill House! Come again soon! Deb
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beautiful...just as described

  • 5 of 5

we arrived after a day of wine tasting on the great river road wine trail. the property was a great way to unwind from the day especially the back porch that overlooks the river. the space was warm and inviting. would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful words! sorry we couldn't extend your stay, but extend our invitation to come back any time! Deb
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year for the Elroy Sparta trail, the house felt like brand new. This year it felt the same, it is very clean and well kept and comfortable. The backyard and deck are great, very private and right on the river, perfect for relaxing after a long bike ride , morning coffee and eating outside. I don't think we have ever sat at the kitchen table or in the living room. Owners are very friendly and laid back. They have done a great job making the stay comfortable and easy from the outside fire pit, Netflix on the TV to the frosty mugs waiting for you in the freezer. This is for sure one of our favorite spots we hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you once again! We would love to see you back and enjoyed meeting you lovely folks! Anytime! Thanks again! and again! Deb
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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.


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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

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Sparta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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