About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 bed in living room, kitchen, bathroom w/shower, breakfast included
Trillium offers an unusual opportunity to relax and unwind in the peaceful beauty of our 85-acres of organic fields, woods and tree-lined brook. Open since 1984, we feature two private cottages in the Driftless Region. Stay includes breakfast.
Near: Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Kickapoo River (offering canoeing & kayaking), snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing, parks/lakes, antiquing, trout fishing, hunting, yarn shops, Amish bakeries, motorcycle routes, restaurants and dining.
The human need to renew contact with the natural world is one of the reasons guests return again and again. The woods, fields and the variety of livestock and wildlife all provide reasons to relax and reconnect in a unique setting.
Rosanne Swanson (as of 6.9.17)
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 09, 2017
About Rosanne Swanson (as of 6.9.17)
Trillium is located on our family farm. In 1984, guests first visited our organic farm to enjoy the comforts and privacy of a farm cottage. We are located in the Hidden Valleys/Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin. Since 1980, our organic family farm is where our family (now 3rd generation) harvest 35 acres of organic hay each summer. We raise horses, donkeys, llamas, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, geese, turkeys, and ducks.
Rosanne Swanson (as of 6.9.17) purchased this Cottage in 1980
Why Rosanne Swanson (as of 6.9.17) chose Vernon County
Mornings at Trillium---whispering breezes in the pine trees, rustling leaves of oaks and maples, farm sounds of sheep, chickens, donkeys, chickens and geese. The songbirds begin each day with their individual calls. Later in the spring there are the newborn sheep and donkeys wandering the pasture with their mothers. Guests can visit with the donkeys, goats and sheep grazing on the green grasses of summer. There are acres of woods and fields to explore in any season. While strolling over the hills, much wildlife can be observed. Early in April and until the first frost in autumn, there are numerous seasonal wildflowers blooming in profusion. Early spring and late fall bring the sounds of the seasonal migrations of geese, ducks and songbirds. In the winter, the sharp contrast of the snow makes it is easier to spot foxes, coyotes, wild turkeys, deer, pheasants, eagles, rabbits and other wildlife.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our original idea in the early 1980’s was to share our family farm with others. Families enjoy spending time here because over the years fewer and fewer people have relatives on farms. Finding opportunities to share rural life with the next generation has become increasingly difficult for most people. In 1984, the first family spent a weekend in the Original Grandma’s Cottage. “Minnesota Monthly” featured Trillium as a family farm vacation destination in 1995. The “New York Times” featured Trillium as a true country experience for the entire family in 2000. “The Ladies Home Journal” featured Trillium as the destination for families in their travel column in 2005. Three generations of our family live here sharing farm life with guests. The human need to renew contact with the natural world is one of the reasons guests return again and again. The woods, fields and the variety of livestock and wildlife all provide reasons to “spend time on the farm”.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Driftless Ecotourism B&B
This our second stay here. We stayed at Grandma's cottage. Rustic but comfortable with a huge porch to birdwatch and relax. Noah and family are great hosts. Every morning they would have baked goods from a local Amish baker delivered to our door. Trillium is close to fishing, mountain biking and kayaking. Love it. Highly recommended!
Very cute quaint Cottage. Stepping back in time to relax in a simplistic atmosphere.
Loved staying at the cottage. Was able to relax, read, play cards, and enjoy the fireplace. Would recommend the cottage to get away from a busy lifestyle.
Calm Place that is Off the Grid
We enjoyed our stay at Grandma's Cottage! The farm is a beautiful and relaxing place that had something for every member of our family. Our kids loved feeding the animals and exploring the farm, and the grownups enjoyed the peace and calm there. We traveled by day to The House on the Rock, which was a bit of a journey, but returned to the farm for the evening. We made s'mores on an open fire and told scary stories in the dark. Noah and his family are wonderful hosts. The delicious baked goods that Noah brings each morning sustained us for more than just breakfast. On the last morning, Noah brought us an entire loaf of bread that we took home with us. This helped us with a grilled cheese dinner at home and a French toast breakfast the following day! The accommodations are comfortable but simple. There is no internet, and a phone's connection to the internet is intermittent. This is not a luxurious cottage, and if you're interested in that kind of place, Grandma's Cottage may not be right for you. This is a place for those who want to be off of the beaten path for a few days, who perhaps need a calm contrast to an otherwise chaotic city existence, and those who long for a connection to a simpler life. If you are looking for that, this is a five star rental for sure! Thank you Noah and family!
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Let us know if you cannot meet the 2 night minimum. Pets are not allowed.