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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
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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 Ferryville

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: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Overall it was a great experience! The house was well maintained and all my friends enjoyed the stay here

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the weather has been a fright! Absolutely come back in warmer weather..the screen house is a wonderful thing! Thank you again! Merrilyn and Dan
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Cedar Rapids, IA United States

Boating trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific weekend stay in August and spent most of our Saturday out on the water boating all day. The property was well maintained, and the screened deck was a must, since the Mississippi has a lot of bugs in the summer. I think we spent more time out there, than in the house.....The sunsets were absolutely stunning.........My only concern was that the only parking was on the highway going through town, and I had a large pontoon, but we worked around it, and had a blast. I will certainly rent this place again. Great place for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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For a group of seniors, it posed some challenges.

  • 3 of 5

We probably would not have chosen this place had we known both bathrooms are on the main level, with none upstairs where the 3 bedrooms are. Navigating steps during the night wasn't enjoyable for us older folks. This probably would be no concern for younger people! We had a few other unexpected surprises that put a bit of a damper on our visit. For the price it was OK

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We were only here a short amount of time due to coming in after our son's wedding. They were very accommodating when they knew this and left a light on inside so we didn't have to walk into an unfamiliar place in the dark. It is easy to find since it's located right on the main highway.

The home is uniquely decorated with a homey feel. Everything was clean and comfortable. The view of the Mississippi River is breath taking!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very thoughtful, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this property if you want to enjoy a beautiful, close view of Upper Mississippi. And I recommend it if you just need a place to stay. The owners are very organized & accomodating. They gave us all the info to let ourselves in and how to use the place. It was very clean and the air-conditioning was very efficient. There were plenty of towels & tools in the kitchen. Besides the general comfort & charm of the house, our favorite spot was the well done screened in porch; very comfy. I took a nap there!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rice Lake, WI

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

View gorgeous; screen porch awesome; location great; able to walk to three bar and grills. People were very nice. Trains were fun but loud.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.