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Ranch Living with beautiful vistas near many local attractions and festivities

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedroom homestead on 300 acre ridge beef ranch overlooking the valleys below

Located 5 miles west of La Farge, Wisconsin in the heart of the Kickapoo Valley is lodging by the day or week on a 300 acre beef ranch. At all times of the year there is a population ranging from 50-300 head of cows and calves. The bunkhouse is a renovated 100 year old two story farmhouse with 2 baths and 5 bedrooms. It sits atop a high ridge overlooking the Kickapoo Valley below. It's located only a few miles from the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and borders the Mississippi Valley Conservatory. It is not a luxury rental, rather a clean, old farmstead in a beautiful ranch surroundings. If you are looking for a reasonable place to stay while you enjoy the rural atmosphere, this could be the place for you. It is fully furnished and available for a small or large group. Have a clean place to stay while you tap the resources of the area. Hunting, trout fishing, bicycling, snowmobiling, skiing, horseback riding, kayaking, outdoor activities are all available in the area. Simply bring your own food and beverages. Sit out in the backyard and enjoy the scenery while grilling out on outdoor grill or around an open campfire. Firewood will be provided. All linens, cooking utensils, kitchen and eating materials, stove, refrigerator, towels, housekeeping materials are provided. TV and DVD for movies and internet with WiFi as of March 24th, 2017 A lot of peace and quiet. Fine restaurants, all denomination churches, hospitals are close.

More Details

Brent A Waddell
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Brent A Waddell

The ranch is currently operated by two life time residents that were recently honored as Commercial Cow-Calf Producers of the Year by the Minnesota State Simmental Association. Their beef herd has existed for nearly 40 years.

Brent A Waddell purchased this farmhouse in 2016

Why Brent A Waddell chose La Farge

This property provides beautiful views, quaint country surroundings, and is near many local attractions and festivities for outdoor enthusiast and vacationers. Guests get to enjoy the beautiful sunrises and restful evenings taking in the simplicity of life. Tremendous hunting and fishing resources in area .

What makes this farmhouse unique

This property is a 100 year old ranch house that has tranquil surroundings and beautiful vistas with much history. It is a great place for hunters and fisherman to stay while using the area resources.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in La Farge in Vernon County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , lower level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , second story
  • There are two bathrooms. One on each story. The lower bathroom has a shower/bath unit while the one upstairs has a bathtub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , lower level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , second level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , upper level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , upper level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , upper level
  • There are 5 bedrooms. One queen bed, 3 fulls and one twin bed. Plenty of extra sleeping room for kids as well.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
This property will allow you to get away from it all. Enjoy country living with the simplicity of crickets, birds and cattle grazing sitting atop a ridge with a view of the valleys below. Just a few miles from many attractions, restaurants, hunting and fishing grounds for outdoor enthusiast to enjoy.


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Ranch Living with beautiful vistas near many local attractions and festivities
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews

Rural setting conveniently located to many activities

  • 5 of 5

It was so interesting to get a feeling for life on a cattle ranch. The owners, Janis and Brent, were very pleasant to work with. We really enjoyed reading about the history of the owners and the property. All in all, it was a lovely, peaceful get-away.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, very clean, and the best farmhouse in the county.

  • 5 of 5

Best place we have stayed in vernon county. Greatest views of the area from inside the house and even better outside on the property. Very spacious and inviting. Great place to take beautiful and relaxing country walks. Will be back for my wife and two girls to enjoy a gorgeous country view and experience.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picturesque location, affordable accommodations, gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We had a mother / sister / niece retreat with 7 of us staying at the Bunkhouse. It was nice to be able to all be together and to have a full kitchen so that we could prepare our own food due to a lot of food sensitivity issues. Brent and Janice were very hospitable and very careful to accommodate my elderly mother - including plowing a special path for us (it snowed a fair bit during out stay) so it would be easier for her to leave without navigating the slope. The main floor bedroom and bath were also perfect for my mother so she did not have to navigate the steep stairs. We were a bit chilly upstairs the first night (it was -8 outside) but it was much warmer then next two nights.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Bunkhouse in early January as part of a bird hunting trip and overall winter escape. The accommodations were very comfortable and the location was convenient to Viroqua, La Farge, etc. Brent and Jeanine were very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely return in spring and summer.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sure enjoyed having you and look forward to your return. They never gave me a form to rate you as guests but we sure want you to know that you were 5 star in our book.
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Awesome Family Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property to spend time with family that live in the area. The "Bunkhouse" exceeded our expectations. It was very comfortable, warm and cozy (temperatures were below freezing). We had plenty of room for family to visit and share meals with us. The owners, Brent and Janis met us when we arrived and were very welcoming! They were always available if we had any questions or needing anything. The property was very clean and had all the amenities that we needed to have a wonderful restful vacation. We look forward to more visits to this area and the opportunity to stay in this lovely property again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we look forward to have our wonderful Floridian guests back. Thanks for the lovely review.
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Great stay. Wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful property and the owner was great to work with and very accommodating to my needs.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center
Old Towne Inn Supper Club
Rockton Tavern
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
La Crosse
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
La Farge
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
La Crosse
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: necessary

The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is home to approximately 800 acres of public access. There are year round events and attractions. This location also borders over 500 acres of Mississippi Valley Conservancy which is open to public hunting and outdoor activities. Sitting within just a few miles from La Farge, Viroqua, Westby and Viola.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in La Farge, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Check-in is anytime after 4 pm and checkout is at noon. If there is a need to alter, let us know, and we will make alteration.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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