PEACEFUL COUNTRY COMFORT W PANORAMIC VIEWS OF BIG CREEK VALLEY

Larry Hutson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
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PEACEFUL COUNTRY COMFORT W PANORAMIC VIEWS OF BIG CREEK VALLEY

Sparta Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Relax in the comfort of a full-size 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury 2nd floor apartment with separate entrance for your convenience and privacy. Enjoy the quiet country life with panoramic views of Big Creek Valley from the bay window in your living room, or sip a favorite beverage on the spacious balcony adjoining the King room. Feel free to enjoy our large lawn, take a walk through our woods or enjoy an evening fire in the fire pit. (Large deck attached to main house is available to guests on request.)

Our home is situated on the side of a small hill overlooking an active dairy farming area with farmers fields and pastures giving way to rolling wooded hills in the distance. Enjoy a bicycle or motorcycle ride or quiet drive along (paved) country roads, or relax in the yard or on your balcony with a good book and a glass of wine.

Wintertime sports activities are nearby with cross country and downhill skiing, tubing and snowboarding at Fort McCoy, cross country at the golf course in Sparta, and downhill at Mount La Crosse. Snowmobile trails abound! You and the kids can enjoy sledding on the mild slope of the hill right behind your apartment, build snowmen in the yard, etc. Try your hand at ice-fishing on Perch Lake or Lake Neshonoc or skating at the Sparta Hockey Rink or one of the outdoor rinks at Memorial Park in Sparta... or just snuggle in and stay warm by the electric fireplace in the apartment.

The apartment is attached to our home but has a separate entrance for your convenience. Sound buffers between our living spaces mean we can't hear you and you can't hear us.

RECLAIMED CHARM

A few years ago a storm blew over an enormous elm tree I climbed as a kid. It landed on the corner of an early 1900's granary. The owner chose not to repair it and allowed us to take it down for the salvaged lumber. You'll find that reclaimed lumber throughout the apartment. Wooden floors were reworked from the granary flooring. Wainscot, trim and wood ceilings were made from the siding. Shelves and benches that adorn the apartment were made from refashioned roofing boards. Table, work station and vanity tops were made from wall studs and beams. Nail holes, knots and blemishes remain visible in the wood giving the finished pieces a unique and beautiful character.

Keywords: Luxury Suite, large yard, woods, reclaimed wood floors, close to Elroy-Sparta and La Crosse River bike trails. Day trips to Bluffs, Amish Country.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome

Larry Hutson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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Lu and I know that where we stay when we travel can dramatically affect how much we enjoy our entire vacation. We've learned that having a comfortable, relaxing (and sometimes romantic) place to call our 'home on the road' is as important as choosing what we'll do with our time. We've designed this space with YOUR comfort and relaxation in mind.

Lu and I enjoy 'getting back to basics'. Lu plants a garden and does home canning and freezing. We make our own maple syrup, occasionally raise a few farm animals, etc. We're 'growing green' in other ways too, with geothermal to provide heat and air conditioning and some of our hot water as a by-product. We've made our home and your apartment as energy efficient as we can, and Larry LOVES working with reclaimed wood for a variety of projects.

More recently, we've started a business called 'Used Anew'. We deconstruct unwanted buildings in the area (barns, houses, garages, etc.) and make the reclaimed lumber and other materials available for repurposing.

Larry Hutson purchased this apartment in 2007

We love the country! It's so peaceful and quiet here in the Big Creek Valley. The views of active farms and majestic wooded hills are spectacular any time of year. We've come home to Wisconsin after more than a decade away. Here on the hillside, overlooking the farm where I grew up, it feels a little like we're on vacation every day! We decided to share this experience with you, and so we've made this luxurious full-size apartment for you to use, for a night, for a week, or longer if you wish.

When was the last time you had absolutely nothing you were obligated to do? Sometimes the best vacation consists of finding a comfortable, inspiring place to stay and throwing out the schedule of activities. If you feel like going out, there's plenty to do - but if 'doing' is less important than re-energizing, staying in just might be the best option! Either way, we've created a space for you that can function as 'home-base' for a busy schedule, or comfortable and relaxing enough you may not want to leave.

During the growing and harvesting seasons we enjoy watching the farming activities all around us as our neighbors work the fields and harvest their crops. We frequently spot American Bald Eagles and other wildlife from our perch on the hill.

On cloudless nights, you'll enjoy the lack of light pollution. The only lights you'll see for miles will be a few neighbors' yard lights and an occasional passing vehicle on the road below. You may not have realized just how many stars are visible in the night sky!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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Peaceful Country Comfort W Panoramic Views of Big Creek Valley
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Peaceful Country Comfort W Panoramic Views of Big Creek Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402011vb
608.487.0547
Sparta Southern Wisconsin
Charlotte, NC
5

COUNTRY PLACES

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful views, very nice property.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lu and I certainly enjoyed hosting your group. We're happy you found it to be to your liking! Take care and we'll hope to see you again next year.
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Peaceful Country Comfort W Panoramic Views of Big Creek Valley
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Sparta Southern Wisconsin
5

PEACEFUL! RELAXING!

  • 5 of 5
It was our second year in Sparta with Larry and Lu and we again had a wonderful, relaxing get-away. The apartment is cozy and so peaceful with all the amenities you need. The 900 sq foot apartment has more TVs and more bathroom space than my own 3600 square foot house! LOL! It is such an enjoyable stay for us. The fire pit was an evening treat after we spent the afternoon on the Sparta bike trail. Thanks for opening your home to us!
Hope to see you soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great to hear things went well for you again on your anniversary getaway! Hope to see you again next year, if not before!
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Peaceful Country Comfort W Panoramic Views of Big Creek Valley
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608.487.0547
Sparta Southern Wisconsin
5

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE AND A BEAUTIFUL HOME

  • 5 of 5
Larry and Lu are wonderful hosts! They greeted us with a warm welcome to make sure we had everything we needed (which we did) and then let us experience the apartment and land as if it was our own. Our girls (6 & 8) cried when we left... they want to "move in."

For anyone looking to enjoy the beautiful things and people in life... drive to Sparta and stay with Larry and Lu.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting you and your family as well! It was fun seeing your girls' excitement at the wide open spaces and imagining their enthusiasm at 'digging for fossils' in the sandstone rock out back. I'll bet they'll find that unicorn horn next time!
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Peaceful Country Comfort W Panoramic Views of Big Creek Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402011vb
608.487.0547
Sparta Southern Wisconsin
5

"SISTER WEEKEND"

"Sister weekend"
  • 5 of 5
Looking for a quiet, peaceful place for a sister weekend, we chose this rental for the first time. It was quiet, which we wanted since we were planning on reading and listening to soothing, relaxing music. It was peaceful, with the birds singing in the near by woods, and we listened to and observed them while sitting on the balcony. The apt. is above the garage attached to the owners home and is filled with amenities beyond what I have experienced with other vacation rentals. It was easy to find and it was very, very clean. We met the owners who welcomed us and were very accommodating. We left there relaxed, refreshed and renewed!!! The stay was wonderful.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love it when a good plan works out! There are plenty of interesting things to do around the area, but we agree that sometimes the best possible getaway is one where there is nothing special planned and you can just stay put, relax and unwind. Lu and I are very glad it worked out that way for the two of you, and hope we'll see you again next time you need a bit of relaxation.
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Peaceful Country Comfort W Panoramic Views of Big Creek Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402011vb
608.487.0547
Sparta Southern Wisconsin
Shelby Twp, MI
5

VISITING FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
We live in Michigan but family all live in the Tomah/Sparta/LaCrosse area. This property was a perfect location for visiting all. Just a few miles outside of Sparta but you feel like you are deep in the hills and farmland of central Wisconsin. The home is perfectly situated on hillside overlooking a rolling valley. Great view of the sunrise in the morning from the living room and sunsets in the eve from the bedroom. Beautiful in the Winter when we visited I am sure fantastic in the summer. Quite, rest-full, everything we needed. Just arrived with our cloths and few groceries. Thanks to the owners for offering such a wonderful place.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad this was a convenient location for you while visiting family and that you found it relaxing when returning from your hectic schedule!

Yes, we were pretty lucky to be able to build on this spot. The views are beautiful no matter what time of year it is!

Thanks for coming & we hope to see you again next time you're in the area.
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Peaceful Country Comfort W Panoramic Views of Big Creek Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402011vb
608.487.0547
Sparta Southern Wisconsin
5

GREAT, RELAXING GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Couldn't possibly explain how happy my girlfriends and I were with our experience with Larry and Lu. This apartment is the absolute perfect location to relax and just get away from it all. We mostly stayed at the apartment (it was a little rainy that weekend), but did wander downtown LaCrosse for some shopping and dinner Saturday night. Highly recommended - very clean, every amenity you would need, and great scenery. Nothing like spending time in the beautiful countryside as the leaves change!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're pretty pleased that this worked out as a good place for you and your friends to meet up for a relaxing getaway. Those cool damp days are kind of nice for just staying in where it's warm and cozy, aren't they? We know just how you feel!
Please feel free to come again any time.

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Hickory Wind Farm Alpacas & Fiber
"Picturesque ridge top farm featuring Alpacas and unique, hand-crafted Alpaca fiber products."
Elroy - Sparta Bike Trail / LaCrosse River State Trail
"The first 'Rails To Trails' project, the Elroy Sparta Bike Trail (ESBT), meets the LaCrosse ..."
Craig's Meats & Catering
"Our favorite place for old fashioned smoked meats. Famous for their jerky, hams, bacon, beef..."
Northwood Country Market
"Family owned and operated, this unique country store features bulk foods and baking supplies..."
Speeds Bicycle & Electric Motor
"Bike sales and rentals, repairs, parts and accessories. Owned and operated by Milt 'Speed'..."
Deke Slayton Memorial Space
"The Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum is a Progression of Transportation from the..."
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
La Crosse Municipal Airport
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Amtrak - La Crosse, WI
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
County Hwy. BC
Nearest Beach
13.5 Miles
Lake Neshonoc (West Salem)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Club 16 - Sparta
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Whitetail Ridge Ski Area at Fort McCoy
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
River Run Golf Course - Sparta
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Culvers
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Hickory Wind Farm-Alpacas & Fiber
Nearest Point of Interest
Sparta - Elroy Bike Trail / LaCrosse River State Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Craig's Meats & Catering
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Neshonoc at West Salem
Nearest Point of Interest
Northwood Country Market
Nearest Point of Interest
McPherson Guitars
Nearest Point of Interest
Speed's Bike Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
The Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Matthews Inc.
Car: necessary

Plenty of paved roads and beautiful country back roads for a pleasant walk or for bicycle and motorcycle riding. Canoe & kayak rentals nearby. Close access to Elroy-Sparta and La Crosse River bike trails (Elroy Sparta boasts 3 long tunnels). Golf course in Sparta and several others nearby. Space & Bicycle museum in Sparta, Children's museum in La Crosse. Local butcher shop & numerous Wisconsin cheese stores. Great location for day trips to Wisconsin Dells, Casinos, ATV trails, Mississippi River, Bluffs, wineries and micro breweries, Amish Country, etc.

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Sparta Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $119/nt or wkly discounts
  • US Dollars
  • $119/night, $699/wk
  • 5.5% sales tax
  • 2 night minimum stay weekends
  • Rates are for 1 or 2 guests. $10/night for each additional guest
  • All major credit cards & Paypal accepted

Amenities

Sparta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 5' wide tiled shower with dual shower heads
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , Large triangular tub, dimmable overhead light
  • 2 bathrooms. Vanities made from reclaimed wood. Both have heater/vent/light combos.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV & DVD, Large balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV & DVD (local channels)
    Other (See Description) - Queen sized air bed can be set up in living room
  • King size beds (1) Separately switched overhead reading lights. TV with DVD player on opposite wall., Queen size Beds (1) Queen room includes separately switched overhead reading lights. TV with DVD player on opposite wall. A High Quality queen-sized air bed can be set up in living room if desired.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting small game
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • ski privileges optional
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Notes:
Electric Fireplace Stove, 32' Flat Screen TV's w DVD players in Bedrooms & Living Room, Large Tiled Shower w Dual Showerheads, Reclaimed wood floors, trim, and unique accents. Luxury queen-sized airbed available. Extra blankets available. 12 cup coffee pot and coffee grinder. Ground coffee and a selection of teas provided. Ironing board and iron, alarm clocks, Radio/IPOD docking station, nightlight & mini lanterns, selection of games, playing cards, magazines, books. Fire pit available for your use (with approval) - wood provided. Large lawn & picnic table. Countryside Views.