Did you ever think that in the Midwest, you could look down at a soaring Eagle thru your living room window? Or, relax in a SAUNA and look at a 5-Mile Long Moonbridge over the Mississippi River? Yes, you can. Just a few hours drive away from Chicago or Minneapolis.
The Absolute Best Scenery In The Entire Midwest! Come to witness it yourself and also see the Bald Eagles, Deer, Pileated Woodpecker and Wild Turkeys from your living room window. Also view the migration of birds that follow the Mississippi Flyway. Huge flocks of ducks, geese, and tundra swans. Fantastic boating, fishing and sandbar picnics. Pontoon and fishing boat rentals available nearby. Astro vacation! You can sleep on the deck and watch the stars.
Sightseeing, Kayaking, Boating, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Sledding/Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Antiquing, Museums, Horseback Riding.
The Driftless Area in Mississippi Valley: The Driftless Area around Ferryville in Wisconsin is famous the world over because it is completely surrounded by unglaciated territory. It preserves a large sample of what the rest of Wisconsin, as well as northern and eastern United States, were like before the Glacial Period.
Birding and Mississippi Rivier Flyway: The Mississippi River Valley is one of North America's greatest environmental resources and is a major bird migration corridor. Due to the river’s north-to-south orientation and diverse variety of ecosystems millions of migratory birds use this corridor each year during fall and spring migration. Pelicans, diving ducks, and swans use the river's large open-water pools. Geese, herons, egrets, resident and migrant songbirds use the shallow backwater wetlands. Bottomland forests support migrating and nesting populations of songbirds, bald eagles, ospreys, mallards, and wood ducks. Many more species use the region as their year-round home.
Fishing and Downhill Skiing: The Upper Mississippi River has everything you need to make your fishing trip a success. Walleyes, bass, pike, catfish, bluegill, crappie, you name it! Local Guides available.
Since 1959, skiers of all ages and abilities have fallen in love with Mt. La Crosse! From gentle Mileaway, Wisconsin's longest run, to Damnation!, Mid-America's steepest trail, Mt. La Crosse offers the widest variety of skiing and snowboarding terrain in the Midwest.
The unique chalet offers food service, a complete ski shop, rental and repair shop, and an award- winning bar, all close to the slopes and handy to parking.
Mt. La Crosse's eighteen slopes and trails are serviced by three double chairlifts and one rope tow.Mt. La Crosse is open seven days a week until 9:00 p.m. (Special hours apply on holidays)
100% snow making
18 slopes & trails
516' vertical drop
We live in Iowa and went to McGregor, Iowa, for a short trip last year in October . We sort of liked the town, as well as the neighboring SW WI area across the river. Very were soon looking for a cabin on the other side. For us traveling with pets is a must which usually constrains our choice set. Not this time! The booking was more or less accidental -- of course we liked the picture of the deck and the river as if right next to it. But the place was definitely beyond our imagination. The house is on ridge with woods all the way down to the river and the view is straight out of a dream! A beautiful landscape all the way to the other side of the river/lake, miles away, and the river islets are all yours to survey and be lord of as long as you are there. I love nature and travel and stay in state and national parks lodges almost twice every year, but this stay has been definitely the best -- as they say location, location, location!
The house is very spacious, very well and tastefully kept -- I was quite impressed with the collection of DVDs and reading material which the owners are kind enough to let the boarders use. The rooms are very comfortable -- very well kept, but the problem is you just don't want to leave the living room or the deck!
Finally, the owners and their local caretaker are very welcoming and caring. I ended up visiting again this July. Because of excessive rains this summer and storms the Internet was down for a couple of days. But they made sure that there was some alternative arrangement and everything was functioning by the time we reached there. The owner even called to check if everything was okay.
To sum up, I was quite amused when I first read "absolutely the best in the midwest" on the property's VRBO website. TRUE. In last one year I have already been here twice, and will be back soon!
This cabin is up on a bluff that directly overlooks the Mississippi River and I have never seen a more gorgeous view. The cabin is in a secluded area and is very quiet. The big bay window allows you to look out and see the eagles flying overhead and the deer that often come and nibble on the plants in the yard. The cabin has always been immaculately clean, very well-kept, and the owners are hospitable and truly care about making the stay for you welcoming and pleasant. The cabin has all the amenities one needs, as well as a sauna that also has a window overlooking the river. I highly recommend this getaway to anyone. It is a true gem that I feel lucky to have found. You will not regret staying at this site. It is a great place with caring owners and the best view you will find anywhere.
Our 30th anniversary was perfect staying in this warm, comfortable, clean, well supplied and relaxing river home. Our wole family truly enjoyed our stay. A home we hopeful will come back to in the years to come.
My wife and I stayed here for a romantic getaway and had the best time. Awesome view of the river, great house with lots of room and all the little extras. Looking forward to another stay in the future.
My wife and I stayed here for our Honeymoon, and several times since then in the last 7 years. Anja and Bob are the tops in our book!!! You will never forget the view!!!!!!!!!! It is so peaceful and beautiful there!!
This house has a million dollar view. The sunsets especially the one after the storm were amazing. We loved our stay. Anja and Bob were easy to work with and great with their instructions. Bob even called to check in after the storm to see if everything was still working. I would definitely recommend this house and these owners.
The Driftless Area around Ferryville in Wisconsin is famous the world over because it is completely surrounded by glaciated territory. It preserves a large sample of what the rest of Wisconsin, as well as northern and eastern United States, were like before the Glacial Period.
The Mississippi River Valley is one of North America's greatest environmental resources and is a major bird migration corridor. Due to the river’s north-to-south orientation and diverse variety of ecosystems millions of migratory birds use this corridor each year during fall and spring migration. Pelicans, diving ducks, and swans use the river's large open-water pools. Geese, herons, egrets, resident and migrant songbirds use the shallow backwater wetlands. Bottomland forests support migrating and nesting populations of songbirds, bald eagles, ospreys, mallards, and wood ducks. Many more species use the region as their year-round home.
Other Activities: birding