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Farm to Fork Retreat - 2 Bdrm Unit

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Mondovi - Farm to Fork Retreat - 2 Bdrm

2 bedrooms, bath, deck overlooking river & organic gardens. Sleeps 8.

THIS SPACE

The retreat center is a 4,000 square foot building that houses 2 separate living quarters.

This posting is for the private east side apartment that has 2 bedrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, upper deck and a private bathroom with laundry (1,100 sq. ft.). This apartment is available for short-term or long-term rental.

The west side of the retreat center has 5 bedroom unit and includes a kitchen, dining room, living room, library, upper deck, 2 lower decks and a bathroom with laundry (1,800 sq. ft).

ABOUT US

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow is a unique eco-retreat destination that practices holistic healing, sustainability, education and retreats. We are located in the drift-less area near Mondovi, WI directly on the beautiful Buffalo River. We offer 15 acres of wooded trails, 4 acres of organic gardens, kayaking, canoeing, 9-hole Frisbee Golf, sauna, classes & retreat stays.

Our 4 acres of organic gardens offer guests a farm to fork experience that focuses on seasonal eating. We grow and produce about 70% of what we eat, and the rest we purchase from our friends and neighbors. The retreat has 15 acres of wooded hiking and skiing trails that wind along a quarter mile of the very private Buffalo River. Great for kayaking, canoeing, and a dip in the river on a hot day or after a wood stove sauna session. We have a 9-hole Frisbee Golf course onsite, along with horse shoes and other yard games. There is also nearby access to biking, horse riding, ATV, and snowmobile trails. We also have an off-the-grid Monolithic home powered on solar. Tours by request.

GUEST ACCESS

You will have free access to the properties gardens, wooded trails, 9-hole Frisbee Golf course, horseshoes, and other yard games. You may use produce from the garden, just ask us first before harvesting. We have 11 gardens that spread over 4 acres, and a guide through them is sometimes needed. We have kayaks and canoes available for rental for $30. There is also a wood stove sauna available for $20 per session. Just ask us to prepare it for you. Also, if you would like a campfire, there is $20 preparation and tending fee. We also have rustic camping opportunities coming soon.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS

We live in a Monolithic Dome home that is located on the property. We will be present on the property, but the retreat location is very private and away from our dwelling, so we can be interactive, or not, which ever is the guests desire. On the Bed & Breakfast side of the retreat center, we make breakfast every morning and have more interaction with the guests.

NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW

Buffalo County is a hidden treasure in Western Wisconsin. The Buffalo River, which runs alongside Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow, flows down to the Mississippi. It is peaceful and untouched, so the wildlife is bountiful. Home to eagles, sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, whitetail deer and many more creatures! The Buffalo River comes out in Alma, which is a wonderful tourist/artist town, and has amazing Mississippi Bluffs. There is an over look there, worth the drive.

The town of Mondovi has a beautiful lake called Mirror Lake. There is good fishing, and the greatest July 4th fireworks show you'll find in a small town. There are 3 restaurants, a grocery store, 2 hardware stores, a great thrift store, a library and other small town store needs.

Kinestone Permaculture University is a must see neighbor of ours located in Fountain City, WI in Buffalo County. They have a permaculture university and stone hedge circle.

We have close access to the Trempealeau County bike trail. It proudly boasts being the largest connected bicycle loop system covering 487 miles of paved back roads in the United States.

Eau Claire is located 20 minutes to the north of us and offers many activities from art fairs, free music in parks, dining and shopping.

GETTING AROUND

Amtrak trains has a line that comes into Winona, MN, which is a half hour drive to the retreat center.

The Chippewa Valley Regional Airport is located in Eau Claire, WI, approximately 30 minutes from our location. Car rentals are available at the airport, or pick-up can be arranged.

We have ample parking available on our property.

OTHER NOTES

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow also offers wedding and honeymoon packages. We have a newly remodeled barn that seats 80-125 people. We offer seasonal gourmet cuisine and wood-fired pizzas. Make your wedding a retreat for your whole wedding party, from wedding to honeymoon!

We use natural, homeopathic healing practices, and offer health and nutritional consultations and evaluations. Asian facial, hand and body evaluations are used to determine what the bodies organs are saying.

People who come here find that it is a very healing and peaceful place for them to rediscover themselves. Nature has a way of touching the soul, bringing it sunshine when in need. The location, plus the combination of the highly mineralized organic food, adds to an experience that many have never had.

HOUSE RULES

Be as healthy and happy as the day can bring! We do allow dogs, it is as much a dog retreat as a humans. Smoking is okay outside (please throw away garbage), but please not inside.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Dennis & Melanie Anderson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
5 November, 2016

About Dennis & Melanie Anderson

We own and operate Farm to Fork Retreat. Dennis is a Homeopath, & Nutritionist. He offers education, consultations, and Asian facial/hand/body diagnosis. We have a passion for food, and living well. We work together to manage and operate the 4 acres of highly mineralized organic food, 15 acres of wooded trails, manage the retreat center and its' guests. We feel very blessed to be stewards of such a beautiful place, a hope it can bring healing, and joy to those that come here.

Dennis & Melanie Anderson purchased this apartment in 1992

Why Dennis & Melanie Anderson chose Wisconsin

This property was the back 40 of Dennis' father's farm. As a young boy, Dennis wondered all over the hills of Mondovi, and fell in love with it's beauty and tranquility. He begged his father to sell it to him, and even though he was a wheeler and dealer, almost selling it to someone else, he finally sold it to Dennis who started preparing the land for it's future purpose. He started by planting apple, trees, blueberries, pears, mulberries, and more. Then worked the soil, and mineralized the land to produce amazing organic food. In 1992 he built the 4,000 square foot building, which is an energy efficient 'envelope' home. The building envelope – also known as the building shell, fabric or enclosure – is the boundary between the conditioned interior of a building and the outdoors. The kitchens, living rooms, & decks on each side are upstairs, capitalizing on the beautiful river views, of feels as if they are living within the woods. Great for birdwatching, we see Eagles, Sandhill cranes, woodpeckers and more. Dennis built the home for a retreat center to receive clients in need of nutritional, homeopathic, & alternative health care.

Melanie and Dennis have built an off the grid solar Monolithic dome home for themselves on the property. Each year, more trees are planted, each year, the beauty grows more...

What makes this apartment unique

There are not many properties that offer so much, wilderness, river and organic gardens. The property itself, is healing, peaceful, and rejuvenating.

Our newly renovated Horse Barn is converted into a Summer months restaurant. On Thursday nights we offer a Pizza night from 5-9pm with our Wood-FIred Pizza Oven! Our full service "Milk House Bar" will quench your thirst with local Beers and Wines.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful place for healing, balancing your energy and reconnecting. The people there are wonderful and loving. My trip there was eductional in may way's. Thank you Dennis and Melanie. Love and Blessing's to you both.
Mar 2014
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Farm to Fork Retreat - 2 Bdrm Unit
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews
5

Memorable experience, beautiful atmosphere, gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

I stayed on this property for a graduation party with 15+ guests for the weekend, and have gotten thank yous from all my family for inviting them to stay here with me. The house itself is very clean and well kept, lots of big open spaces and all the amenities you'd need. The grounds are beautiful and fun to explore. We went kayaking down the Buffalo River and it was so fun, really an experience we will never forget. And sitting around the campfire in the evening while drinking crafts beers couldn't be more fun. We hope we'll get a chance to visit again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Mondovi, WI. USA
5

Hidden Jewel!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!!!!!!! Driving by and just decided to stop last night to "look it over" and truly had no intentions on having anything to eat or drink. Met Dennis and Melanie and talk about a warm, welcome atmosphere! There are a LOT of big city bars that do not offer dark beers (stouts and porters are my FAV!) and there were several to choose from including an amazing coffee stout brewed at The Brewing Projekt. Well.....what is a delicious cold beer without pizza so I ordered up a pizza and my only disappointment was that I ran out!!!!!!

Dennis graciously let me wander around the grounds and check things out.

I can't wait to stop back again. It is SO close to Eau Claire, Mondovi, Eleva, Strum.... will truly be worth your time to enjoy this serene, peaceful, and deeeeeeeeeeeeelishcious location!

I did not rent a cabin but that would also be something of interest in the future.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

perfect stay

  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed a great family weekend in the 2 br unit - we arrived later in the evening on a snowy night and were welcomed in person by Dennis & Melanie who made us feel very welcomed! Lights were on and the place was warm and cozy! Loved the fact we could bring along our dogs - they enjoyed walking the grounds!

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

What a great place!

  • 4 of 5

I shared a great weekend in this appartment with my girlfriends. It was set up perfectly for our getaway, with our private living and dining areas and separate bedrooms. The location is beautiful, and the onsite bar and pizza oven was a great addition! Melanie and Dennis are very warm and welcoming, and they make extraordinary pizza! They were very helpful in directing us to the best local attractions as well. I wish I was going back this weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Joshua, TX
5

A hidden treasure

  • 5 of 5

Excellent. Great folks. Superb local craft beer. Amazing pizza. A very special black lab. Just can't say enough!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Skokie
5

Wonderful stop over between Duluth and Chicago

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place with wonderful owners. We had delicious home made pizza and salad on arrival. The food is grown on site and all natural. The rooms were beautifully decorated and comfortable. We enjoyed kayaking on the river, hiking and walking through the gardens. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Eau Claire Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mondovi has several bars.
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
We have a Frisbee golf course, & Mondovi has one.
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Winona, MN has an Amtrack station.
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 10 is 1/4 mile, Hwy 94 20 miles, Hwy 37 is 3
Nearest Restaurant
Mondovi has serveral, We offer wood-fired pizza.
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
We offer cross country skiing here at the retreat.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
At the Retreat we have a river.

Buffalo county is a hidden treasure in Western Wisconsin. The Buffalo River, which runs alongside Farm to Fork Retreat, flows down to the Mississippi. It is peaceful, and untouched, so the wildlife is bountiful. Home to Eagles, Sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, whitetail deer, and many more creatures! The buffalo comes out in Alma, which is a wonderful tourist/artist town, and has amazing Mississippi Bluffs. There is an over look there, worth the drive.

The town of Mondovi has a beautiful lake called Mirror Lake in it. There is good fishing, and the greatest fireworks show you'll ever find in a small town, At least we think so. There are 3 restaurants, grocery store, 2 hardware stores, a great thrift store, library and other small town store needs.

Kinestone permaculture University is a must see neighbor of ours located in Fountain City, WI in Buffalo County. They have a permaculture university, and stone hedge circle.

We have close access to the Trempealeau County bike trail. It proudly boast being the US largest connected bicycle loop system covering 487 miles of paved back roads.

Eau Claire is located 20 minutes to the north of us and offers many activities from art fairs, free music in parks, dining and shopping.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mondovi, Central Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
£274
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£137
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£154
Fri,Sat,Sun
£913
£2,905
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £16
Tax Rate 5.5%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mondovi, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Upper Level Bathroom - Bath with Shower , Full bathroom with laundry.
  • Large bathroom with double shower, towels and a washer/dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , One futon and one fold down couch. Sleeps 4.
    "Sewing Room" - 1 Double Bed , Full size bed with view of gardens and orchard. Sleeps 2.
    "Upper River" - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed with view of the Buffalo River. Sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
We have onsite a 9 hole Frisbee golf course, and are located next to entrance to state ATV, snowmobile, and horse trails. We are also connected to the nations largest paved bicycle loops, with over 487 miles of back roads. So bring your bike and ride!

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