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Best view in The Driftless, Great trout fishing, birding, hiking, star gazing

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, sitting area, patio, fire pit, close to nature's amenities.

Our rental is the lower level of an Amish built log cabin. The rental has two bedrooms with queen beds, sitting area with compact refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker. The bathroom has a shower and heated tile floor. Outside is a patio and fire pit with a beautiful view of Newton Valley and the North Fork of the Bad Axe River. Plenty of trout fishing books and guides for the area in the unit. The property has bird and hummingbird feeders for your viewing enjoyment. Each bedroom has a closet, dresser and night stand. There is a charcoal grill for guest's use. Upstairs kitchen available upon request. Guests have own parking space and separate entrance to access their lodging.

After enjoying the area's natural amenities come back to rest out on the patio or next to the fire pit to watch eagles, ospreys and a variety of song birds flying over the valley. Guide services available.

More Details

Jim and Cate Gitter
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017


Viroqua Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has a sink, shower, toilet, heated ceramic floor. towel and soap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms have a queen bed, dresser, night stand, and closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
Guide services at the driftless angler Viroqua


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Best view in The Driftless, Great trout fishing, birding, hiking, star gazing
average rating of 4.981818 based on 55 reviews

Gotta be the best property in the Viroqua area

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, excellent/helpful hosts, and very comfortable bedrooms & living areas. Thanks Jim & Cate! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Chicago, IL

Fantastic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The reviews for this cabin in the woods have all been positive, and this one will be no different. From the hospiyality of Jim and Cate, to the fresh-baked goodies in the mornings, to a fantastic view while enjoying a camp fire; this was one of the best places we've stayed.

We explored eateries and wineries during the day and had a comfortable place to come back to. We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing time in the driftless

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and the views were phenomenal! Jim and Cate are so welcoming. We'll be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accomodations, wonderful hospitality from Jim and Cate, and proximity to excellent Driftless fishing make this a great find. Their recommendations of fishing locations and flies, freshly baked scones and muffins, and even their willingness to help with a car problem made this VRBO experience unique and special.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you made it back safe and sound. Thanks for taking the time to review. Streams are blown out from the recent rain. Hope to fish with you guys again.
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High Point, NC

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I had previously read the glowing reviews of this rental property and so my expectations were high. But seeing is believing! The view of the valley from Newton Ridge is stunning. The accommodations were excellent; the mattresses were extremely comfy so that sleeping was great, and the air conditioning was strong -- an absolute necessity, given the hot humid weather that the Driftless area was experiencing at the time. Cate's morning scones, pastries, and breads also lived up to their advance billing. Best of all, I made a good friend in Jim, who guided me for two days on the area's trout streams. He is friendly and knowledgeable, with a great sense of humor. I will definitely be returning, and this rental will be the only place I'll stay when I'm in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We look forward to your next stay. Hopefully the weather will be more cooperative.
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Great place and as advertised great views! Fresh scones and muffins a great touch.

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here. Great place and great hosts. We came up to fish and had Jim as our guide. All in all a fantastic time and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Norwegian Hollow Hideawy
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 56
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Driftless Cafe

Newton Ridge Lodge has the best view in Vernon County. Our ridge view of the North Fork of the Bad Ax River is simply amazing. We are located within minutes of the best trout fishing in the driftless area. The North Fork of the Bad Ax River is just minutes away as is Duck Egg County Park, and Eagle Eye Mississippi Valley Conservancy area. Duck Egg Park is great for hiking, fly fishing, birding, and horse back riding(you supply the horse) . Vernon County is known for it's organic farms, and restaurants, and farmers market. Amish farms also abound with furniture shops, quilts, and bakeries. The area hosts bike races, music events, and the county fair. The Driftless Café is a must do while in the area. This restaurant features locally farmed food. The Mississippi River is 15 minutes away with beautiful vistas and eagle watching. Star gazing is incredible in the darkness of the coulee nights.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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