Tanager is an impeccable, private cabin surrounded by woods and hiking trails, a short drive from Viroqua. Tanager, named for the Scarlet Tanager spotted on the 75-acre Driftless Creek property, has a modern style, and is full of comforts and charms for you. Tanager features a seating area with adjoining kitchen with built-in appliances, first-floor bedroom, roomy loft with a king bed, and screened porch. Tanager sleeps 5.
Driftless Creek offers light-filled, clean-lines, full-amenity modern cabins, each private from the other, nestled in the woods, a 15 minute drive from Viroqua. Down a scenic dirt road, and up a private driveway, you will enter our 75 acres of ridgetop forest between two spring-fed streams. We offer almost 2 miles of trails on property for hiking, mountain-biking, or snow-shoeing. Adjacent state natural areas on 3 sides enhance the remote wilderness feeling. The quiet is restorative and the dark nights are perfect for star-gazing. This really might be the place where you pick up a book or a well-maintained ukulele or guitar we provide, or let the hours go by in a hammock on the screened porch. We are known for top-quality comfort, including memory foam mattresses with 100% cotton and down bedding, glass and tile showers with a heated bathroom fan, Jøtul wood stoves inside and fire rings outside with seasoned firewood at the ready, and heating and cooling options that keep you cozy no matter the season. Our wifi is network grade. Our water is sourced from a deep well and filtered. And our kitchens are stocked with everything you need, including a dishwasher, coffee maker, coffee grinder, and local coffee beans. Our cabins are sparkling clean and we guarantee that everything on premises is fully operational. Driftless Creek offers a place for you to gather yourself, your family, your friends, and even your pets, surrounded by the abundance and peace of nature and all that the area has to offer. Whether it is the beautiful rolling hills, the trout streams, the inspired food offerings, or the charming towns, we look forward to hosting you in the Driftless area of Wisconsin.
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The kitchen includes a compact refrigerator, cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, coffee grinder, dishes and cooking supplies. The kitchen does not include an oven.
A Weber gas grill is available for your use on the porch.
The bathroom includes a European style combined washer/dryer unit.
We have commercial grade WIFI, with fiber optic cable run to the property, with 100Mbit downloads, allowing you to stream movies or videoconference. There is no TV in the cabin.
There is a private bedroom with a queen size bed on the first floor, and a loft with both a king and twin bed.
The large screened in porch is accessible via the side door and has additional seating, a dining table and chairs, and a hammock.
Bed linens, towels and extra blankets are provided.
Because the cabin is shaded, the ceiling fan is often sufficient for cooling, and we also provide a high capacity window AC unit that can cool the entire cabin.
Heating includes baseboard electric heaters controlled by a thermostat, supplemental heat in the kitchen, and the option to use a Jøtul wood stove (with all fire starting materials and ample seasoned wood).
We love our canine friends, and your dog is welcome and will enjoy walking on the trails. (2 dogs max)
We are located on a wooded 75 acre property surrounded by 300 acres of protected public land with two Wisconsin DNR Class 1 trout streams (Tainter and Mcgraw creeks), filled with Brook and Brown trout. We have over a mile of hiking trails on the property for hiking, biking or snowshoeing.
The cabin is at the top of a steep private drive, 1/2 mile from the public road (Tainter Road). We have two other cabins further down the drive on our property, approximately 1/2 mile away that are not visible. Expect it to be very quiet, and very dark with views of the stars at night. Our closest neighbor is a mile away.
We are a 15 minute drive south of downtown Viroqua with great restaurants and shopping. Be sure to check out the Driftless cafe, the Food Coop, Parish Music and Driftless books.
We plow and salt our private drive after snowfalls but all-wheel drive or a 4x4 vehicles can be helpful in the winter.