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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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ON MISSISSIPPI RIDGE

Ferryville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The cabin on Mississippi Ridge sits atop Eagle Mountain overlooking the Mississippi River. Experience the tranquility of ridge-top lodging, where the river below slows the world to a leisurely pace.

The cabin lies in a secluded section of ridge-top woods teeming with wildlife, and features approximately 1500 square feet with accommodations for six people, including two bedrooms and family room with queen hide-a-bed. Finished with hardwood floor and pinewood ceiling, accented with Driftless area artwork, and illuminated with natural light; the living room captures the character of the landscape.

On Mississippi Ridge is operated by Eric and Betty Frydenlund and their children, part of a family that has been in the lodging business for three generations. The cabin represents the culmination of a two-year search for property overlooking the water. The Frydenlunds have traveled extensively and know from experience the qualities that make a good vacation home. From the curtains on the windows to the board games in the cabinet, everyone has contributed to the cabin’s homelike character. But eventually it’s the view that will have you glancing out the window. The Frydenlunds hope you enjoy the scenery and share the inspiration of the Driftless area.

Keywords: On Mississippi Ridge, Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien, Ferryville, cabin, rental, rent, vacation home, cottage, lodging, Crawford County, Driftless, Wisconsin

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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Eric Frydenlund served as general manager for a family-owned motel in Prairie du Chien for 25 years before returning to school for a degree in English. He now works for a non-profit company in Prairie du Chien promoting tourism and as a freelance columnist appearing in regional newspapers. The inspiration for Frydenlund’s columns, essays, and blogs lies in the Driftless landscape surrounding the cabin On Mississippi Ridge.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2009
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Property Reviews

On Mississippi Ridge
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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On Mississippi Ridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296643vbi
(608) 326-6658 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ferryville Southern Wisconsin
Winfield, IL
5

Jan

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My family was very enthusiastic about visiting the Mississippi Driftless Area and very pleased with Eric's cabin rental. It was our 5th trip to WI in the last 5 years to visit different areas for the change of season colors in WI. We are so impressed with our stay this year that we will be seeking another stay with Eric at his rental. His choice of furnishings were very pleasing. We enjoyed the great beds, quilts and the wonderful wall hangings. The kitchen was well equipped and maintained like new. The view from the dedeck is remarkable and the area so quiet. Great working with Eric. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jan, thanks so much for staying with us. Glad you were able to enjoy the magnificent fall colors this time of year! Glad also that you enjoyed the cabin furnishings; we do try to make it feel like home.

Hope to see you back again next year!

Eric
business
On Mississippi Ridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296643vbi
(608) 326-6658 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ferryville Southern Wisconsin
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
This is a great place and a great location! The cabin was VERY clean and comfortable. Eric is a wonderful owner and great to work with. I highly recommend this cabin!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Andrew, thank you for the nice review. It was a pleasure working with you as well!
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On Mississippi Ridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296643vbi
(608) 326-6658 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ferryville Southern Wisconsin
Eagle, WI
5

Wonderful views and lovely property!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
My husband, two daughters (9 and 13) and I stayed November 21-24, 2012 and had such a good time. The house is very well maintained and clean. Stocked kitchen and linens for your use. The view is stunning and there are many deer roaming near the house. Would have liked to hike but was deer hunting season so not safe.Approximately 20 minutes north of Prairie du Chien (restaurants, grocery Walmart and movie theater) and 35 minutes south of La Crosse. We made our Thanksgiving dinner. Note that there is only a two person kitchen table so little space for a group or family to eat together. Nice deck for viewing.
Ate at Great River Roadhouse on Hwy 35 (De Soto) about 5 miles from the house. Excellent pizza! Not really any other restaurants in the immediate area- few bars in Ferryville and some across Mississippi in Lansing, IA.
Loved use of the fire pit on Thanksgiving Day! It was beautiful weather so we enjoyed sitting outside all afternoon.
If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation this is the place!
As owner warned me, there is little tv reception and we experienced very spotty cell phone reception. But there are several dvds on site and few games. We enjoyed playing our own card games, Wii (that we brought) and reading. Home is secluded although there are houses on either side.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tammy, thanks for your nice review. Glad you enjoyed Thanksgiving at our cabin! I've been seeing quite a few deer on the way in to the cabin lately so they seem to enjoy the view from the top of the bluff also! Hope you find time to visit us again in 2013.
Thanks again, Eric
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On Mississippi Ridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296643vbi
(608) 326-6658 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ferryville Southern Wisconsin
Villa Park, IL
5

Quiet, Peaceful and Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
This is our second year staying at Mississippi on the Ridge and it is still one of our top favorite places to stay in the United States. The cabin is very comfortable, clean, quiet and the view is amazing. We stayed in the cabin for five nights with 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The owner Eric is very prompt in replying to emails and is always willing to give answers to any questions you may have. Our family has been very happy with the cabin accommodations on both stays and are planning to return for a third year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you kind words, and we look forward to seeing you back next year!
Eric
business
On Mississippi Ridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296643vbi
(608) 326-6658 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ferryville Southern Wisconsin
Mankato, MN
5

Excellent cabin, awesome view!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Our family (two adults, three kids under 5) was looking for a quick getaway for a few days before the school year started and happened upon this little jewel here on VRBO. Booking a reservation was amazingly smooth and easy with Eric--very prompt communication and turn around with answers and confirmation. Coded-entry door was perfect for "no wait" access when we arrived, as it was sent to us after full payment prior to our departure. At first, we wished we would have brought along a baby monitor for our kids as the loft bedroom and the lower level second bedroom felt quite far apart--but the kids did fine with enough "night lights" (two were there waiting for us!) lit the way. The cabin was very clean and well-stocked, from kitchen to books/games to fire pit to linens. Washed a couple of loads of laundry during our stay--detergent/softener provided! The fridge isn't quite full-size but close enough--worked great to feed a family of 5 for almost 4 days (we brought all our food in). You wouldn't know you were in a residential community once you came down the driveway--the cabin is "nestled in the quiet beauty" of the wooded bluff and has a FANTASTIC view of the river. The large picture window at the level of the loft bedroom makes for a lovely sunset view from the king-size bed (whether settling a child down to sleep or turning in early!). The kids liked the choice of sleeping on the hide-a-bed in the lower level or on one of the twins in the lower bedroom. Nice option. Overall this was just right for our family, but we think it would be great for a "couples" weekend with close friends as well.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Glad it worked well for your family and you enjoyed the setting. We searched for two years for a cabin near the water and finally found this one overlooking the Mississippi River. We stopped looking once we saw the view!

Eric
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Availability & Rates

Ferryville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Base Rate
$140
$190
Fri,Sat
$945
$4,050
2 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30
$120
$150
Fri,Sat
$700
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes state and local room tax = 8.5%
50% down at time of reservation; balance due 3 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Ferryville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
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