|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
Escape 2 nights, 2 weeks - or more - for a lifetime of memories.
Book your nights NOW for Fall and Winter!
We listed lots of information for you below, but please first consider going directly to our personal website- especially to see our year-at-a-glance rates and reservation page. It makes it so much easier to figure out exactly what your vacation will cost and which nights have already been reserved! Please note you can get a discounted nightly base rate if you plan on staying 5 nights or more: rent 5 or more non-holiday nights April, May, and October thru January for $135 per night base rate. Rent 5 non-holiday nights or more June thru September for just $175 per night base rate. Great savings! You can also email us directly if you click into the 'Contact Us' page on the website.
Creekside is a fully-furnished, modern & immaculate, family-owned guesthouse located on a wooded hillside above a crystal-clear trout stream. It's an ideal choice for a 2 night get-away or - better yet - a weekly, long-term rental. We even let you bring your beloved K9(s) - why leave them behind?
Bring your fly rods and fish for our Native Brook, wild Brown or wily Rainbow Trout, or your canoes and kayaks so you can ride the currents, or maybe a tube or two for easy riding. Wade a few minutes in shallow water downstream and there's a wide, deep - typically 8 to 10 foot deep - 'swimming hole,' where you and your loved ones, and your K9s(!) can play and swim in the water. Most years, we even have perfect-for-sun bathing, warm-and-relaxing sandbar beaches you can stretch out on, And we leave out lawn chairs for you to use if you want to sit up and read, or 'do' a picnic, or ...... just sit and stare off into space without being interrupted by anyone or anything.
If you're a hunter, our location can't be beat. We're right in what's called the "Deer Capital of Wisconsin." Between the Jackson County Forest lands and Black River State Forest, there's over 188,000 acres of public hunting opportunities. We're just a 10 minute walk away from 1000s of acres of County Forest land - the perfect habitat for white tail deer, wild turkey, squirrels, possum and rabbits - and an 11 mile drive to the state forest. For State of WI Dept of Natural Resources info, go to the state website: www.dnr.wi.gov and for Jackson County, follow the Forestry & Parks department link off: www.co.jackson.wi.us
We've dedicated a whole acre of land around the house just for our guests to use, so Creekside's a very quiet, very private get-away location for all ages. Yet we're an easy drive to state & county lakes, parks, trails, golfing, shopping & dining. You can go scuba diving at Wazee Lake, try your luck at Majestic Pines Casino, golf at a great course right in Black River Falls or walk the 4 mile Heritage Trail around the city.
Our road is part of a Township-designated ATV route that links right up to the 235 mile Jackson/Clark County ATV/Dual-Sport Motorcycle Trail. We provide safe, off-road parking for your rigs & trailers close to house, with NO 'extra-vehicle' charges. You can get on your rigs at the house, take one of our driveways out to Dodge Road, then drive straight to the Trail 6 section of the two-County system. Do note: the Township ATV route we're on isn't shown on the printed and online ATV maps Jackson County provides! Ask us to email you the current Township ATV route map so you can see exactly where we're located.
The house is a modern, two bedroom, two full bath, fully-furnished mobile home that's open Mid April thru the first Monday in January, and comes complete with central heat & A/C, a well-appointed kitchen, laundry room w/washer & dryer + laundry soap & dryer sheets, bed and bath linens plus comfortable, clean furniture in every room. DISH 250 Channel TV Programming and WIFI internet service is provided free-of-charge. Five guests can sleep comfortably on beds in the house. If additional overnight guests have been approved, there's a full-size sofa bed in the living room plus a full-size ('fit for two') Lane sofa bed down in the furnished screen house - open for use mid-Spring thru September. Just about the only things you'll need to bring to Creekside are cell phones, big beach towels and extra large bath towels (if you prefer them) charcoal and flashlights. We'll make up the beds for you (unless you'd rather bring your own linens) or - if time is short between bookings - we'll leave out sheets sets for you to use.
Talking about the screen house: Pretend you're roughing it when you're not!: Guests who want relax 'outside' without ever worrying about bugs are going to love our unique 12 x 14 framed screen house we've named The Bird House. We built it close enough to the creek so you can watch the water flow by and listen to the 'water music' without even getting out of your chair. Read, play cards, get caught up on family news, bring down a picnic basket from the house, watch your spouse fly-fish the creek, or your kids play in the water. Work on crafts, or just sit down there and and do nothing. We provide the pillows, blankets, comforter and sheets for the sleeper sofa. Do note that the guesthouse and The Bird House aren't handicapped-accessible or child-proofed.
Smoking isn't allowed in the guesthouse, but it is allowed on the open entry porch, on the decks and in The Bird House (cigarettes only there.)
Our base rates apply to up to 5 overnight guests without pets. If additional overnight guests are approved, an additional $20 per nite per person (3 years and older) will be charged. If you're bringing a K9 (or 2 or 3!) see our pet rates, rules and regulations below.
We've already included the nasty 5.5% state and local taxes here in all our rates.
It's a 2 nite minimum rental throughout the year with the following exceptions:
3 nite minimum over holidays (if any portion of the holiday itself is rented): Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day;
3 nite minimum rental if any portion of the last full weekend in September is rented;
4 nite minimum rental if any portion of November 20th thru and including November 30th is rented.
Children are always welcome but must be kept under adult supervision at all times when they're in the house, on the property and in the water. Just ask and we'll be glad to provide a highchair, pop-up sleeper, 'activity chair,' baby tub, diaper pail and soft play toys for your little ones. When they get to the outdoor-game age, we provide lots of water and land toys, balls, badminton rackets, birds and net, horseshoes, even croquet and Bocce ball sets.
Dog(s) are very welcome! A $100 refundable pet damage deposit is required for your first visit and modest nightly pet fees are charged for up to 3 K9s, with no weight-limit. Those additional fee(s) are: for two night stays: $15 per night, one dog; $20 per night, 2 dogs and $25 per night for 3 dogs. If staying 3 nights or more, it's $12 per night for 1 dog, $17 for 2 dogs and $22 for 3 dogs. Ask us to send you our Pet Rules and Regulations so you know what's allowed and required of our pet owners and their pets.
Enjoy all the activities in this area of Wisconsin while you're here, Spring Summer, Fall and early Winter, or just soak up the R & R right at Creekside. No other renters or rental units here, so there's none of the noise associated with water parks or large RV/camper sites where you're elbow-to-elbow with other vacationers. The owners do live just downstream from the guesthouse, but you'll never see them unless they're watering the gorgeous gardens surrounding Creekside or you need their help with something.
Key in. Sigh. Relax. Enjoy!
We're just two hours from Madison, 70 minutes from the Wisconsin Dells, 1 hour from La Crosse, or Eau Claire, about 3 hours from Wausau, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rochester & Dubuque IA and four hours from the north Chicago suburbs. We're a proud member of the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce and are featured on their website. Do check the websites for Jackson County, the City of Black River Falls, the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce or the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for more area information.
Please take a minute (or two!) and click into the Guestbook button on our HomeAway listing and read the reviews our guests have written about Creekside. We have been blessed with wonderful guests, many of whom stay here year-after-year, and it delights us to read all their comments and suggestions.
Get started on reserving your time with us ASAP! Just click into the Availability Calendar here on our listing with HomeAway, pick out the open nights you want and send us an inquiry. Or use the Contact Us page on our website after looking at our Year-at-a-Glance Rate & Reservation Calendar page. That page will definitely make your planning easier and we'll get back to you right away.
"Thanks again for letting us stay. We had a great time. We enjoyed every minute.
(Our baby daughter) had a wonderful time. It was her first time away from home.
We will see you guys next year. Thanks again."
Fantastic location! Ruth and Bill have set up a spot for peope of all ages to enjoy and pets. Numerous outdoor activities, such as atv trails, swimming, fishing, volleyball, and a great fire pit area. Games and movies also provided. Toys for little ones was a great suprise. Our 2 year old had tons to play with. Never touched what we brought.
Home was clean, well equipped inside and out.
Lots of nice places to sit and hear the creek; especially the bird house.
I highly recommended staying. This couple works really hard to make sure your stay is enjoyable.
Thank you Ruth and Bill for everything!
The Nicholas Family
We had a wonderful and relaxing time at Creekside. The setting is absolutely beautiful! Ruth and Bill were very welcoming hosts and as the other reviews mentioned did think of absolutely everything you'd need to have a great stay. Our children loved swimming in the creek and staying up late playing games in the birdhouse. There were so many comfy spots to sit and enjoy the scenery I don't think we hit them all. Ruth took time when making our reservations to find out what our interests were and then gave all the info we needed to go out and have fun! Bill set us up with a fire at night and gave us a great tour of his gorgeous flowers. We have stayed at several Home Away properties but these owners really know how to do it right!
Absolutely wonderful. I stayed with my pregnant wife and baby of 8 months. We mostly just relaxed. The home is nice and fully stocked with everything needed for cooking meals (we never ate out). Ruth and Bill were very friendly and provided many items they thought would make our life easier with a baby, and it helped.
However, the outdoor areas here are what really standout. We spent a lot of time in the outdoor birdhouse, and mom and baby took several naps there protected from bugs (not too bad at all) and the sun. We took full advantage of the deck (grilled), and the picnic table off to the side of the building. There are many more outdoor features we did not use, but I can see how this place would be great for families and groups.
I am an avid fly-fisher and loved that I could spend hours fishing the creek and still be within earshot (or cell phone distance) to make it back up to the house in minutes. I caught a few brown trout on a wooly bugger, and got a few more nibbles. Truly a beautiful creek!
At night, we watched DVDs (supplied) and slept in the comfortable beds.
We hope to return next year!
My friend and I wanted to go on a small weekend retreat to relax and rent 4-wheelers (which we did in Hatfield). Bill and Ruth are extremely friendly, hospitable and go out of their way to make you feel welcome and "at home" as guests of Creekside. They have literally thought of every single thing you may want or need to enjoy your time there. Once we settled in, we wanted to pick up a few groceries and have dinner. Ruth graciously offered to provide groceries for the night, gave us recommendations for restaurants and provided directions into town. The home was clean, cozy and made me feel like I was a special guest visiting my family. The property was well-maintained and beautifully "landscaped" with flowers. I absolutely loved spending time in the Bird House. Creekside is the perfect place to relax; there is also a hammock and plenty of outside seating around the property. I also loved being able to hear the creek. I highly recommend Creekside and definitely hope to stay again.
We had a great time at Creekside- definitely exceeded expectations. The relaxing sound of the river, the beauty of nature (birds, flowers, stars) and the great fun we ( and our dogs ) had playing in the river made for a a great getaway. We really enjoyed the birdhouse and all the great spots to walk and enjoy the views. Bill and Ruth were great hosts making us fell welcome but giving us our privacy as well. We would love to go back
We met up with friends from Nebraska here and this was a great stay for us. We were immediately soothed by the sound of the creek waters and the whisper of the breezes through the pines. Bill and Ruth had everything set up for us and kept us supplied with firewood for our nightly campfires. It was so relaxing to chat by the fire and let ourselves be mesmerized by the flames. My personal favorite was the screened in "Birdhouse" where I could sit in the rocker and read while being surrounded by the beauty of the woods. We were so taken with its beauty that we whiled away our first day there just doing nothing but relaxing and letting the peace of it sink in deeply. We found everything we needed for cooking and never ate a meal out during our stay. Bill and Ruth were very friendly and hospitable and made it known that they were available if needs arose but also gave us our privacy. We felt like it was luxury camping. All the advantages of a campout with none of the discomforts. We did not bring our dog but she would have loved it too. When it comes time to choose our rendezvous location for next year we will face a tough choice between the excitement of exploring somewhere new and the lure of returning to this relaxing haven. We are strongly considering returning.
A truly unique 3 season get-away! Escape for 2 nights, 2 weeks (or longer!) for a lifetime of memories for everyone in your group. Located 9 miles southeast of Black River Falls WI, in the pine forests of southeastern Jackson County, we're just down the road from 1000s of acres of undeveloped county forest land. The woods team with birds and wildlife, the air is clean, crisp and quiet, and there's very limited public access to the lovely trout stream below Creekside and its neat 'swimming hole' and sand beaches.
If you're in the mood for dining, shopping, antiquing, boating, hiking, biking or to go to a water park, golf course or casino, that's all just 15 minutes away in Black River Falls.
Bring your fly rod and fish our stream for wild brown trout, native brook and rainbow; take a short drive to canoe and kayak the Black River or fish the Black River, Lake Arbutus and flowages for muskie, walleye and smallmouth bass; hunt for whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, wild turkey, ducks and geese; ice skate year-round at the Black River Falls rink; enjoy prime scuba diving at Wazee Lake - Wisconsin's deepest lake; hike, bike or even bring your horses along and ride 20 miles of horseback riding trails at the 68,000 acre Black River State Forest; experience the beauty of Ho Chunk culture at their Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend pow-wows or try your luck at the Ho-Chunk Casino!
Golf: The 18 hole Skyline Golf Course in Black River Falls is a golfer's dream course - laid out over acres of undulating and wooded hills. The back 9 is especially scenic and well-designed as it carves its way through a beautiful oak and pine forest.
Do as much as you want or as little as it takes to rest, relax and get rid of the stress you've been carrying around. Stop looking at your watch or waiting for the phone to ring. You might even read a book or two. Or do nothing at all. Your peace and privacy is guaranteed. That's what a real vacation is all about.
We're open Mid April through the first week of January, accept MasterCard and Visa and welcome your family dog(s) with open arms. Call us at 715-284-5651 if you're interested in renting other nights between Jan 6th 2016 and April 15th 2016. The rates would be the same as shown in April 2016 for up to 5 overnight guests without pets. Nightly K9 fees are: for 2 night stays, 1 dog = $15 per night, 2 dogs = $20 per night, 3 dogs = $25 per night. For 3 or more nights the fees are: 1 dog = $12 per night 2 dogs = $17 per night, 3 dogs = $22 per night.
When you compare what you've learned about Creekside to what you've read about other rental sites in our area, we'd like to suggest that you double check the following: do their rates already include the 5.5% state and local taxes like ours do, or do you have to pay that additional $ before you can check-in? Is the water so clean you can drink it from the tap or will you have to bring along bottled water? We test our artesian well water every year to make sure it's safe for you to drink - so leave those fancy filters and expensive bottled waters at home! And, finally, ask the property managers if they're licensed by the State of WI to operate their rental unit(s). They'd need to pass a rigorous yearly inspection by a Health and Family Services inspector, like we do, to be properly licensed. And, boy, do those inspectors check everything to make sure you're coming into a home that's clean, safe and properly maintained for you and everyone you bring along with you to Creekside.
Please call us at: 715-284-5651 with any questions you might have and for more info and pictures of this beautiful little corner of heaven!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Fall - Winter 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Jan 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 24 2016
1 night minimum stay
Christmas Eve & Day
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
2016 rates already include 5.5% state & local taxes. Get special rate if renting 5 consecutive non-holiday nites or more, April, May, Oct thru Jan: $135 per nite base rate. Special rate if renting 5 consecutive non-holiday nites or more June thru Sept: $175 per nite. Nightly pet fees: if renting only 2 nites: $15 per nite (1 dog) $20 (2 dogs) $25 (3 dogs).If renting 3 or more nites: $12 (1 dog) $17 (2 dogs) $22 (3 dogs)
It's a 2 night minimum rental with the following exceptions: 3 night minimum rental if renting any part of the last full weekend in September or over Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, or New Year's Eve & Day; 4 night minimum rental November 18th through November 27th.
We're scheduled to close on Jan 6th 2016 and then open up again April 15th 2016. But, we'll consider opening up the guesthouse between Jan 7th and April 13th for up to a maximum of 5 guests if weather conditions and our travel schedules allow it. Two night minimum rentals except between March 25th and March 28th when it's a 3 night minimum rental. Rates would be the same as the rest of April except for March 25th, 26th and 27th when it's $175 per night. Nightly dog fees would be the same as the rest of the year.
Full payment for holidays, deer hunting seasons & last full weekend in September due w/in 24 hours if using Mastercard or Visa, w/in 7 days of booking w/ bank check or money order (or by personal check if you're a returning guest.) All other dates: full payment w/in 24 hours w/ Mastercard or Visa; 50% w/in 7 days of booking w/bank check or money order & bal no later than 30 days before check-in.