Step into Nature!
We maintain about 2.5 miles of seasonally groomed trails throughout the property ideal for hiking, birding, snowshoeing cross-country skiing or just enjoying the woods and prairie.
We are in the process of restoring a pollinator prairie on 10 acres bordered by an oak savanna. The prairie is flanked by rock cliffs and large mature oak trees. The area is full of native plants and wildlife. You do not have to get out in the woods if you do not want to, but if you choose to venture out, you will be amazed at the variety of plants and animals.
In the morning you will likely hear the calls of sandhill cranes and turkeys. During the day you will see a wide variety of song birds and animals including turkeys, deer, pheasants, woodchucks, squirrels and rabbits . By night you will hear the howls of the coyotes and hoots of the owls, and of course you will see more stars than you could ever imagine. Many have remarked, "There are so many stars here !" It is hard to tell them that the same stars could be seen from their homes if it were not for all the street lights, but it is fun to hear them when they realize how beautiful the night sky can be without the lights of a city.
Large Surround Deck
If relaxing is more your style, be sure to set a spell on our large deck where you can spend your afternoon or evening unwinding and relaxing in the peace and quiet of a rural area.
If you are quiet, you will see the resident deer come out to feed.
Hunting/ Fishing and Target Shooting
We are just eight miles from some tremendous public hunting and fishing at the Yellowstone Wildlife Area and Yellowstone Lake State Park.
The Wildlife Area is owned by the State of Wisconsin and features 4,000 acres of hunting land good for bow and rifle deer hunting, spring and fall turkey hunting and fall waterfowl and pheasant hunting. There is some hunting pressure during the rifle season but for the most part there is more area than hunters. We can even give you tips on the terrain features and spots likely to produce a chance at bagging the "thirty pointer". And I can tell you, there are some Bullwinkle's out there!
The Wildlife Area also features a well maintained no cost shooting range open everyday year around except Tuesdays. The facility features 25, 50 and 100 yard ranges with roofed shooting benches. It is a great facility that is well maintained by DNR Staff.
Yellowstone Lake State Park borders the Wildlife Area and features another 1,000 acres with much of the land open for hunting in the fall seasons. The 455 acre lake is known for pan fishing but there have been some good muskies taken over the years for you Muskie hunters out there.
Please visit the DNR Go Wild Website for more information on hunting and fishing opportunities available in the area.
We offer four spacious comfortable bedrooms & three large family areas where you and friends can enjoy spending time together sitting by the fire catching up, or spread out so some can play a rousing came of cards in one area while others enjoy a good book in a quiet corner. The home is fully furnished with two master bedrooms with attached baths, one on the main level and the other on the lower level and another bedroom on each level. Each of the four bedrooms are sized to be comfortable.
The loft features two designated play areas. One is complete with an assortment of children's toys & a great view of the main level through the wood railings. The other area is for the big kids and features a poker table and a futon seating area, perfect for conversation or a good game!
The main level family room features tremendous views of the oak woods through the many windows facing the treetops, a flat screen TV with gaming console for the kids and a gas fireplace to keep it cozy inside no matter the weather.
The lower level family room is a more intimate space with a woodstove and a pull out sleeper sofa. It is a good place to sit and relax while reading a good book.
The kitchen is equipped with stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher, trash compactor and ample space to serve the meals. There is also a complete selection of pots, pans, plates and silverware.