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Was cooler temps while we were there. window units to cool kept up fine. It was a very pretty place. We enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub and the kids also enjoyed the splash pad and outdoor pool area. We were able to wake up every morning and feed the ducks off the little beach where they ate out of your hand. Was least busy during the week but was rather crowded over the weekends. We will be returning again during non peak season! Would recomend for a small family.
Our family of five enjoyed this little slice of Heaven so much that the kids were already asking to go back next year just half-way through this trip!
We loved being surrounded by the beauty and wonder of nature - in near total seclusion - on the large and gorgeous property. It was so peaceful and a wonderful way to unplug from 'real' life. Our three boys (aged 15, 12, and 6) did not miss their electronics at all, if that gives you any indication as to how much they loved it!
We were fortunate to meet up with a friend in LaCrosse for the better part of a day of our trip (he took us boating on the Mississippi - lucky us!), but the bulk of our time was happily spent at the cabin, where we swam/floated, played games in the screened-in patio, read, went biking, took nature walks, fished, grilled, and had campfires every night, where we made s'mores and campfire/pudgy pies, told stories and talked for hours! While we live in a somewhat rural town ourselves, the boys were in complete awe at the millions of stars they could see at night here. It was truly wonderful and a parental dream come true for me - I always wanted to share something like this with/for my kids, but this surpassed my dream.
The cabin is immaculately clean, neat, and tidy, yet as homey as could be. Peg and Dave were wonderful hosts, providing any amenity you could possibly need or want (and then some!): games, books, movies, music, bug spray, firewood, towels, throw blankets to cuddle up with in the evening, kayaks, big floats/rafts, a charcoal grill, and a fully-outfitted kitchen (e.g., coffee pot, electric range, toaster oven, glassware, mugs, plates, flatware, pots, pans, baking sheets, foil, plastic wrap, cutting boards, utensils galore, on and on the list could go!). Dave was even so kind as to deliver fishing poles and bait to us on our second day. <3
We very much look forward to a return visit! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Peg and Dave!
Some non-cabin, potentially helpful notes for future visitors:
- Foss's Fine Meats in Sparta has terrific steaks, chops, brats, brat dogs, & 'meat snacks.'
- The Sparta farmers market (Sat & Wed) is small, but the vendors are high quality & exceptionally friendly. The bakers (a mother-daughter team) were VERY generous with their delicious pizelles, the produce was delicious & fairly priced, and the 'pickle man' was very informative & kind (if you like sweet pickles, try his aged watermelon rinds!). Arrive when they open!