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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Uniquely decorated rental with all the amenities - Great Views of river & bluffs

Four Private Bedrooms, each with a comfortable double bed, Living room with pullout couch, TWO full Bathrooms, Huge Kitchen with Island and table seating for eight and Laundry Room. Each bedroom has it's own climate control for personal temperature preferences. We have a screened in 10'×8' fish cleaning room with running water, good lighting and ample room inside for 4 people to work. There is a Large Outdoor Screen Room that offers you a comfortable spacious place to enjoy dinner or a cocktail while taking in the breathtaking sunsets over the Mississippi. The elevated yard provides privacy and a superb view of the Mississippi from inside the house or out. There is a tiered garden filled with an abundance of flowers/plants. Out the back of the house there is a quaint deck built into the hillside with a rock garden and the relaxing benefits of a water fountain.

Merrilyn and Dan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Merrilyn and Dan

Dan and Merrilyn are lifelong business owners and offer you a superb experience in our riverside home. We have owned several restaurants and have a passion for cooking, thereby offering you our "private chef" option to have us prepare meals for you while you are away, so when you return all you need to do is "dish up" and relax! Call, text or email us for personalized menu options.

Merrilyn and Dan purchased this house in 2015

Why Merrilyn and Dan chose Southwest

You will enjoy picturesque sunsets, views of bald eagles and the huge white pelicans that spend their summers here. You have four private bedrooms, each with their own a/c unit for your personal comfort. There are two full bathrooms for convenience along with laundry facilities. This is a great base to start your daily adventures from. If you are looking for some R&R, just relax inside the screen room and enjoy a good book or watch your favorite TV shows on our outside flat screen TV with Direct TV..also Wifi in screen room!

The property is located on the "GREAT RIVER ROAD" Voted Prettiest Drive: Ultimate Summer Road Trip In The US.. Ferryville is centrally located on the River Road and provides an excellent starting point for taking in all that Wisconsin’s only designated National Scenic Byway has to offer. Enjoy history, bluff-top views, outstanding trails and charming river towns along the Wisconsin Great River Road. The Wisconsin Great River Road parallels the Mississippi River for 250 miles from Prescott in the north to Kieler in the south. Along the way, you’ll experience some of the most incredible scenery in the Midwest and 33 unique communities, some of which are the oldest in Wisconsin. Nearly two-thirds of the Wisconsin Great River Road passes along or through protected natural areas, providing endless birdwatching opportunities. Historical markers, museums and visitor centers tell the story of the Wisconsin Great River Road and the people who live and work along the Mississippi River. Scenic overlooks along the Wisconsin Great River Road are some of the best places in North America to see bald eagles. The Wisconsin Great River Road passes through a region filled with farms, orchards and pastures. You’ll find farmers markets, organic farms, wineries, museums,. cheese makers, nurseries and more. Not to mention a festival of varying interest every week from May thru October.

What makes this house unique

Our home is completely remodeled and fully furnished with unique outdoor wildlife details in all FOUR bedrooms and TWO full baths. Huge Screened in Outdoor Room with TV, WiFi, gas firetable and the best view around! No place else has anything close to this fabulous extra!

One of the value added services we can provide you, is to do your grocery stocking and prepare gourmet meals for you. All you need to do is come back after a full day of activities and have dinner waiting for you! If you are a motorcyclist, you can appreciate not having to try and haul grocery and drink items around. Fishermen and Hunters, YOU DON'T HAVE TO COOK!! We can set up meals for your entire stay or just one or two if you would like. To find out how this works ask owner.

We also have a large book exchange, so bring some of yours along and get some new ones!

Two Full baths with all towels and linens, soap and shampoo are furnished along with a washer and dryer for your convenience.


Ferryville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Towels, soap, shampoo and hair dryer included.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Full bathroom with shower, toilet, vanity and washer/dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upper Level-River View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upper Level-River View
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upper Level with door leading out on to private deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Level-River View
  • Each bedroom has it's own a/c unit for your personal comfort. Each bedroom has a closet and dresser with high quality mattresses. Linens supplied, you need not bring anything.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We will contract to do your grocery stocking and can also prepare meals for you to enjoy in peace after a long day of exploring. Call and ask for details on this optional service. Unique decor with ample room for a large group to relax in.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
Chicago, Illinois


  • 5 of 5

There was 7 in our group. The home is so large that we were not sitting on top of each other, and the screened in porch was the best. I think we spent more time out there then we did inside the home. Merrilyn was awesome. She was always available anytime we called and if she wasn't she got right back to me. I recommend this home weather you have a large number of people or a small number of people. Thank you Merrilyn for opening your home to us we had a wonderful time. And just an FYI, the restaurant next door was an excellent recommendation..They have the best breakfast with home made jellies to die for. (Zuchinni, Blackberry, and Apple Butter) NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE THIS JELLY!! Thank you and your husband again for allowing us to rent your home. We will see you next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela...I can do nothing but smile! I am so pleased that everything met your expectations! Swing Inn has great breakfasts, reasonable prices! (Yes, those jellies are fabulous!!!) We look forward to having your group return! Merrilyn and Dan
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Great spot on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great!

Exactly as advertised; everything worked well.

Outdoor porch was the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations. Plenty of everything.

  • 5 of 5

Within walking distance to several bars, gas and the river. The views of the river were awesome. Plenty of space and supplies. They thought of everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shanna....So glad you enjoyed your time at the Hideout! Our goal was to try and think of "everything", so glad to hear we are pretty close! I'm sure there is something left to have that we don't yet! It is great to be so convenient to food and entertainment, no one has to drive after a long day exploring our beautiful area. I hope you get a chance to come back again and spend more time here. Thank you for choosing us! Merrilyn and Dan
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Maquoketa IA

Nice house along the river

  • 5 of 5

We had four couples stay here for a weekend. Everything was better than pictured, the camera does not give this rental justice. This rental had everything we needed from wine glasses to a melon baller! Nicely equipped. The highlight is the screened deck. Watching the river at sunset is a beautiful thing. We golfed a few golf courses in the area and ate a lot of cheese curds. Life is good.

Merrilyn the owner contacted us within minutes with any questions or requests we had. You have nothing to worry about booking this property if it fits your needs. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ron..glad your group had a great time! We do love living here and are always glad to share the beauty of the bluffs! We look forward to having you back again.
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Great place to come home too!

  • 5 of 5

We went with needing a place to rest our heads, didn't really want to do a motel. This was perfect! We had our rooms, we had a place to relax in (the screen porch was great with the gas fireplace!) and it was very close to places to have meals at.

There was a book left on the counter that told us about place to see, eat at and about the house. I would rent this house again. It was great that the owners understood about the motorcyclist needs and loved that they even had rags for wiping down the bikes. We loved you explained where we could fine those.

Thank you for letting us use your house and having everything ready and available.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us...we are also bikers and have used our shirts to wipe down our bikes when we forgot to bring towels. Soooo... we wanted to make sure we had as many amenities available that we could think of! We look forward to having you back! Merrilyn and Dan
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Great place for winter rendezvous with friends!

  • 4 of 5

Two families met half-way between our respective homes for this rendezvous over the holidays; four adults and four teenaged children. We were a little cramped, but since we are such great friends, that wasn't really an issue. The kitchen had all we needed for cooking meals, and the center island was a nice gathering place. The location is good for exploring the Upper Mississippi and the towns around Wisconsin and Iowa. We took a nice trip around the river to the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa and saw a view of the Mississippi from the bluffs that I will never forget. Easy trip up to La Crosse and that cool town... Friendly folks in the local pubs and the local market, too! Beds were comfortable, plenty of hot water for eight people, cable tv, wifi worked perfectly.

For a pair of families who love the folksy nostalgic feelings that freight trains evoke, we appreciated the frequent visitors across the road rolling their loads north or south along that great river. If you're not a train lover, you might look elsewhere for your lodging.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a wonderful central location for gathering of friends and family along the Mississippi. There is so much history in Prairie du Chien also, if you love the lore of the area, and that is only 1/2 hour South of Ferryville. It sure is handy to have a few places that serve food and drinks within easy walking distance of the house. Glad you came!
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Prairie du Chien
Nearest Train
38 Miles
La Crosse
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

The Driftless area has unparalleled motorcycling, bird watching, fishing and hunting. Along with an abundance of hardwood trees that offer some of the the most picturesque views during the changing of the colors, people travel from all over to immerse themselves in nature's beauty. The bluffs along the Mississippi also provide one of the best places in the country to view and observe the majestic Bald Eagle.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Refundable damage deposit will be returned on credit card in 7 days from checkout, if no damages are found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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