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Country home with flowing river

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Retreat is nestled in on nearly 100 acres. A private and quiet getaway.

Country home situated on nearly 100 acres with a flowing river running through property, hiking path and lots of wildlife, located approximately 25 miles from popular Wisconsin Dells. The retreat is minutes away from Cascade Mountain ski resort.

Home features three full size bedrooms along with a pull-out sofa and loveseat sleepers in the living room. Each bedroom includes a full-size bed, dressers, night stands, lamps, roomy closets and linens.

The full service kitchen includes seating for six, full size refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, dishes, along with pots and pans.

Washer and dryer located in basement.

Spacious living room includes lots of seating, large picture window view of river twisting through door yard, relaxing fireplace space heater, 32" color television and expandable dining room table.

Recently remodeled bathroom offers a ceramic tile bath/shower unit, new sink and towels. A rustic shower-only stall is also located in basement.

For your recreational needs, a pool table and basketball arcade game are located in basement.

Picnic table on a paver-brick patio located outside kitchen window, near charcoal barbecue.

Lots of extra room on the property for campers or recreational vehicles, if staging a large family/friend gathering.

Bonfires allowed outside in pit located near the river. Some firewood provided.

Hiking trail maintained around property. Trail runs along river, through woods and by lakes located on home site.

Location ideal for cyclists to explore countryside, with seldom used back roads, all paved.

Close to an abundance of fine dining restaurants, unique attractions and convenient shopping.

More Details

Owner
Jim Hopper
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

What makes this house unique

Country home situated on nearly 100 acres with a flowing river running through property, hiking path and lots of wildlife, located approximately 25 miles from popular Wisconsin Dells. The retreat is minutes away from Cascade Mountain ski resort.

Home features three full size bedrooms along with a pull-out sofa and loveseat sleepers in the living room. Each bedroom includes a full-size bed, dressers, night stands, lamps, roomy closets and linens.

The full service kitchen includes seating for six, full size refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, dishes, along with pots and pans.

Washer and dryer located in basement.

Spacious living room includes lots of seating, large picture window view of river twisting through door yard, relaxing fireplace space heater, 32" color television and expandable dining room table.

Recently remodeled bathroom offers a ceramic tile bath/shower unit, new sink and towels. A rustic shower-only stall is also located in basement.

For your recreational needs, a pool table and basketball arcade game are located in basement.

Picnic table on a paver-brick patio located outside kitchen window, near charcoal barbecue.

Lots of extra room on the property for campers or recreational vehicles, if staging a large family/friend gathering.

Bonfires allowed outside in pit located near the river. Some firewood provided.

Hiking trail maintained around property. Trail runs along river, through woods and by lakes located on home site.

Location ideal for cyclists to explore countryside, with seldom used back roads, all paved.

Close to an abundance of fine dining restaurants, unique attractions and convenient shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Reviewed 26 Jul 2014

We had a great time staying at this house. We used it as a "home base" while we traveled around the area and into the Dells for attractions. We also stopped at various Amish shops/homes nearby and enjoyed some Amish bakery treats - yum! (Note that the Amish businesses are closed on Thursdays.) This house was perfect for our needs and fit our larger family, which is really difficult to find economical accommodations near the Dells. We enjoyed being away from really close neighbors and had much more room than the normal hotel-type of setting and was a great value for us. Our kids loved the pool table and various games in the basement and we enjoyed having a full kitchen and living room, along with a nice bathroom and 3 bedrooms, along with a sleeper sofa in the living room providing even more sleeping space. The house is older, but kept nice and some updates have been made (appliances, etc.)... and ironically, it matched much of the same style as our own farm house at home (built in the 1960s)... right down to the same style of cupboards, windows, doors, flooring, etc. and was set up very similar to our own floor plan. We also enjoyed the fact that the drawers and cupboards were stocked with everyday supplies and items you might need. One bedroom even had a closet full of board games that the kids could play, and the living room had several vcr tapes and a working vcr for watching movies. The farm is quiet and peaceful and we enjoyed seeing deer and turkey right outside the windows in the early mornings. The house uses fresh well water, so the water pressure is not very high, but this did not affect us since we are used to that (we have well water, too). :) Overall, this was a very good value to us and we enjoyed not feeling cooped up in a hotel room. We were just far enough away from town that it was quiet, but close enough that we could get where we needed to go within 30 minutes or so. If you're looking for a clean, quiet, spacious place to stay, you won't be disappointed!

Owner's reply:

Thanks Mike, we're so pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. Appreciate your comments. Being close to the various attractions, yet away from crowds is one of the many perks for our guests. Thanks again.
May 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pardeeville in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Reviews

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Country home with flowing river
average rating of 4.2 based on 18 reviews
5

Clean, great location, all the amenities of home!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a ski weekend at cascade with my four children. They had an absolute blast playing outside, exploring the woods, and running around. When we were inside, they played pool, played basketball, and played board games in the spacious living room. They are usually ready to go home by day 3 but they were begging to stay! Skiing became the secondary activity! Would definitely recommend this retreat if you are looking for a home away from home. I had everything I needed to keep everyone happy! Five stars for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

unexpected pleasure.

  • 4 of 5

The place was bigger than it looked in the pictures and served our needs better than expected for our church men's getaway. The furnishings were clean and very functional. We fit 5 guys very comfortably and were able to pull off meals with all the amenities. We didn't get to do outdoor activity due to weather, but the pool table and relative close proximity to Portage allowed us to improvise with a very cool movie experience and a great dinner.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear the retreat served the needs of your group during your recent getaway. The retreat is a cozy , yet very functional retreat for guests. With input from guests like you, it helps us prepare the home for future guests. We hope you will keep us in mind for future getaways. Sincerely, Fox River Retreat Mgmt
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4

Nice place. Locall not as expected.

  • 4 of 5

Not close enough to cascade mtn.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. The retreat is about 10 miles from Cascade Mountain, and driving through the city of Portage adds a few minutes to the drive.
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4

Beautiful country views in Amish Country!

  • 4 of 5

The outside property was beautiful! We had so much fun walking and playing in all the space. We played by the Fox river (though it's more comparable to a creek, which was good for us since we have little ones). I'm an Iowa girl and my husband a Wisconsin boy so we loved the seclusion and quiet. The barn is beautiful and i enjoyed taking pictures!

Jim was very helpful and obliging and the communication was great!

The only reason I'm giving four stars instead of five is due to the fact I think the house itself could use a little update/facelift. I LOVED the vintage charm aspect in the kitchen, a fun coat of paint on the cupboards to play up the funky mid century countertops and new paint elsewhere with some modern farmhouse decor would really catapult this property into near perfection!

Only cons: Yes, the water pressure was not great, but it's an old house! And the basement had a basement smell but again, old house! We didn't mind it too much when we were down there playing pool or darts. And the kids had fun trying to build the hotwheel track while we played pool. The kitchen could use some new pots and pans as the ones there were old, but otherwise we had everything we needed!

After we checked out we went to an Amish Bakery tucked back off of a country road about ten minutes away. It was delightful!

Thanks for the lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Adorable, relaxing, family friendly

  • 4 of 5

Lots of great features, as pictured and described by owner. One issue that detracted from our enjoyment was moisture in the basement which affected the odor in the house. Otherwise it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind words. The very wet spring and summer has made moisture in the basement an issue this year. Normally, the moisture is only an issue in the spring when the snow melts and big spring rains hit the area. Thanks to your comments we can work at correcting issues and make future stays for you and everyone a completely enjoyable experience.
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5

Quaint and lovely

  • 5 of 5

It was a very nice place for a weekend getaway. I hope to come back again

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind words are greatly appreciated. We look forward to your return visit.
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Location

The outdoors comes to life in Columbia County. Explore the countryside that includes rolling hills filled with wildlife, 11,000 acres of lakes, 49 miles of trout streams and 27 boat landings. Recreational opportunities include fishing, boating, canoeing, biking, golf, snow skiing and much more. Easy drive to Wisconsin Dells, billed as the "Water Park Capital of the World." Vibrant Amish community with several unique shops and stores to explore. Home is located off Highway 44, north of Highway 33, about four miles outside of Pardeeville.

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Damage Deposit £74.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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