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A Peaceful Cottage Near Viroqua, Wisconsin

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Clean and modern cottage with a king-sized bed, kitchen, large bath, sleeps 2.

Located at the end of a dead end road on a ridge top, Meadowlark Ridge is just six miles west of Viroqua, Wisconsin. The Garden Cottage is located next to the owner's home, yet it is private and quiet, with beautiful perennial gardens, fruit trees and veggie gardens around the house and cottage.

You'll find everything you need for a comfortable stay in this one-room cottage - quality linens & towels; a kitchen with stove, microwave/convection oven and refrigerator; coffee/tea; toaster; and unscented soaps and lotions. We upgraded to high speed satellite internet/Wi-Fi and have good cell phone reception. The cottage has a flat-screen TV with a Blu-ray player and a selection of movies. The cottage has a very comfortable king-sized bed with linens, blankets, and a heated mattress pad. There is a washer and dryer in the kitchen area. The cottage is heated/air conditioned and has a large walk-in tile shower in the full bath. There is a Weber gas grill on the covered porch.

With 360 degree views of the skyline and set between two valleys, you will love the quiet location, starry skies and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Our cropland is certified organic, and all neighboring cropland is farmed organically as well.

Feel free to roam around our property and enjoy the views and extensive perennial and vegetable gardens.

There are great hiking trails, world-class trout fishing and two wineries within just a few miles of the cottage. We are in the Bad Axe watershed, not far from the north and south forks of the Bad Axe River and Springville Creek, and just a short drive to Timber and Spring Coulee trout streams. There is a large Amish community a few miles west of us with shops open to the public. Viroqua has a number of interesting places to eat or shop, and many local activities and events.

Relax with a massage during your stay at The Garden Cottage. Wayne is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) who has been helping clients since 2009 in our home as well as in office and chiropractic settings. Sessions take place in our home. The room is large and comfortable with beautiful views. You may accompany your partner while they receive a massage, relaxing with a book if you choose.

The cottage is licensed with the State of Wisconsin. Sorry but we have a no-pet policy. The cottage is perfect for two adults; we cannot accept guests under 18 years old.

More Details


Viroqua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The full bathroom is equipped with soft towels, soaps, shampoo, body wash, lotion and a hair dryer. There is a large tile walk-in shower. Most of our soaps and all laundry products are unscented. The bathroom has two fans, one for exhaust and one for heat.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The Garden Cottage is an open-concept, modern detached guest house with a separate, full bath. There is a very comfortable king-sized bed with quality linens and a memory-form topper. There is a nice closet for your clothes & luggage.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
The owner is a certified massage therapist and provides 60 minute sessions in his home.


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A Peaceful Cottage Near Viroqua, Wisconsin
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Peaceful, welcoming cottage in a beautiful setting. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Sherrie and Wayne's cottage is lovely. The place is clean, sunny, cozy--- well-equipped and just easy to be in. Every window looks out at a different lovely view of the Driftless area. Our hosts shared excellent information about terrific nearby hiking, great drives, wonderful restaurants. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan and Jeff, thank you for your kind review of your stay at The Garden Cottage. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and your travels around the area. You were both such lovely and gracious guests, we certainly hope you return and have time to do more exploring of the area. Wayne & Sherrie
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It is all in te details

  • 5 of 5

Oh my, the cottage was perfect! Wayne and Sherrie have thought of everything. We had a busy few days planned and did not spend a lot of theme there, other than sleeping in the cozy bed. We would love to return in a season to enjoy the front porch and lovely surroundings. I especially appreciated the notes about local resources and the coffee/ cream. It was nice to meet you both, we hope to see you again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Serene Setting

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed the quiet beauty of the setting of the cottage. The rolling hills of the Driftless area of this part of Wisconsin offer views in every direction, and being at the end of a dead end street meant there was no traffic to disrupt the peace. The cottage itself is well equipped and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage and location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting about 5 miles from Viroqua WI. Clean and well-maintained. Friendly and helpful owners.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It’s everything we look for in a cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Views!.....sunrise, sunset, night sky! Comfy king bed, clean, well appointed with extra touches. And it really is private ( they keep their shades closed on that side of the house!)

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

So glad we discovered this cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

We hope to stay here many more times in the future since we love the Viroqua area. Gorgeous views from this ridgetop, completely quiet (slept like the dead both nights), beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, and the cottage is cozy, bright, homey and very clean. It was provided with every amenity we'd want...even fresh organic half-and-half for the coffee, thanks for that. Felt very private, but loved meeting Wayne and Sherrie, wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cathy. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you and Dan again.
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Wayne Ott
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Wayne Ott

For over 15 years, Wayne & Sherrie traveled to the Viroqua area for their spring and fall camping and fishing trips. When Sherrie retired in 2014, they moved to Viroqua and are happy to be living in such a beautiful and friendly area. Before the move, Wayne worked as a cartographer with the US Geological Service and Sherrie with the USDA as a resource conservationist. Wayne completed massage therapy training at CVTC in Eau Claire and practices out of their home, specializing in injury rehabilitation and relaxation massage.

Wayne Ott purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Wayne Ott chose Viroqua

Vernon County has so much to offer, including winding roads through beautiful hills and valleys, world-class trout streams, large open areas for hiking like the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, and a large organic and Amish communities that offer their unique products. The Kickapoo River near Ontario offers scenic canoeing and kayaking, and there are several bike trails including the Elroy-Sparta and La Crosse River trail within easy driving. Some of our visitors head to the nearby Mississippi River to pan fish. Birdwatchers can enjoy bald eagles and a host of migratory birds as they travel along the big river. Our property is home to numerous songbirds including Eastern Meadowlarks, Northern Orioles, Bluebirds, Hummingbirds as well as Wild Turkeys, deer and pheasants. Viroqua is a friendly community with interesting small shops and a couple of restaurants serving locally-sourced food. We are just a few miles from two wineries with tasting rooms.

What makes this cottage unique

We try to be very responsive to our guests, and we add amenities whenever our guests request something. All linens and towels are washed with unscented soaps. We added more towels, some more kitchen supplies, and now high speed satellite internet so the Wi-Fi signal is stronger and faster. We want our guests to be delighted with their stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. We were looking for somewhere that was clean, quiet, private, yet with modern amenities. We found all of that and more at the Garden Cottage at Meadowlark Ridge. Sherrie was very helpful with local attractions. Her flower gardens were fantastic, the king size bed was really comfortable, and everything was a pleasant surprise.

We look forward to returning.
Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
La Crosse Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Norwegian Hollow Hideaway
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Viroqua Hills Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Driftless Cafe
Nearest Beach
33 Miles
Pettibone Park, La Crosse, WI
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We rent the cottage for a maximum of 12 nights.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.