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Nancy Henckel

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Charming Country Farm House in Scenic Valley

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 1 loft, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Modern country farm house nestled in a beautiful quiet valley on the Bad Axe River. Property includes 84 acres, Bad Axe River runs length of property. Our small flock of sheep pasture on the land as well as our guardian llama & miniature donkeys. The property is isolated, yet easily accessible by road. House is surrounded by picturesque views of the Purdy Valley. Enjoy walks down quiet country roads, walk in the pastures and surrounding hills on property, trout fish in the Bad Axe River, tire swing, swing set and fort with slide for kids as well as sandbox and teeter totter. Winter guests may enjoy XC skiing, snowshoeing or sledding on the property. Bikes and fishing poles are available for guests to use. Sit on the front porch swing or rockers and relax while watching the sheep graze. Enjoy watching the stars at night while sitting in front of the fire pit. Relax in the hot tub after a fun day of fishing, hiking or sightseeing.

Wonderful & Relaxing Vacation: Our vacation home is a renovated farmhouse. Enjoy the quiet country life as you relax in this beautiful country location. Relax in the hot tub while enjoying the view of the surrounding hills and fields. Swing on the front porch swing and watch the birds soar in the air or the sheep contentedly graze in the pasture. Walk down to the river and fly fish or wade, splash or swim in the water or just enjoy watching the water make it's way towards the Mississippi river downstream. Walk on the quiet country roads and enjoy the scenic views, cows grazing, wild flowers in bloom, deer, eagles and hawks soaring, farm fields and the wooded hillsides.

A fresh batch of homemade cookies await your arrival as well as a dozen farm fresh eggs from our farm. Our family lives a mile away, so you are the only people on this property.

Please look at my last photo.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nancy Henckel (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Nancy Henckel

Our family of 6 owns & operates the vacation rental. We live 1 mile down the road. We met while serving in the US Navy and moved to Viroqua because of a business opportunity as well as the beauty of the area and it was within a 1 day drive to both sets of our parents.

Nancy Henckel purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why Nancy Henckel chose Southern Wisconsin

We purchased the property so that we would have more pastureland for our flock of sheep and the house and location seemed ideal for a vacation home rental. Nancy grew up on a family owned & operated resort in NE WI and this is a return to her roots.

What makes this farmhouse unique

It is set in a beautiful peaceful valley. Relax on the porch and watch the sheep graze in the pasture. Tour the area and discover the beautiful coulee region


based on 47 traveler reviews

Charming Country Farm House in Scenic Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Charming Farmhouse.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit. Took our 9 year old granddaughter on this visit. She loved feeding the farm animals, hiking the grounds, playing in the playlot, soaking in the hotub, and making brownies with her grandmother in the beautiful kitchen. We also went tubing down the Kickapoo River, and took a 2 hour Mississippi River. We were not sure how our grandaughter would react to this 4 night vacation stay, but she loved it and wants to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful time, the four of us just loved your place. we would like to stay the same time again next year. that Thursday and Friday and leave on Saturday. we went fishing and the women went to Viroqua and did a little shopping. was the most relaxing place we have ever stayed at. and we plan to make it yearly mini vacation. Thank you for letting us enjoy your property. We all give it a five star. thanks Nancy. Dan.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Everything We Hoped For

  • 5 of 5

Had very high expectations for this vacation and was NOT disappointed. My wife and I took our four kids (ages 1 - 6) to get a taste of farm life, and we could not have been more pleased with how much they enjoyed this trip. From sun up to sundown every day, they played with the animals, ran around in the yard, toasted marshmallows at the fire pit, hiked the trails, fished, biked, played in the clubhouse, and just generally spent every waking moment getting dirty and exhausted outside. We grown-ups had just as much fun as we put away all wi-fi devices and soaked in the hot tub, took walks around the property, relaxed in hammocks and porch swings, and snapped a million photos of the kids interacting with nature.

We've only been gone a week and already the kids are begging to return. They say they liked it better than Disney World… which at a fraction of the cost, is just fine with us!

Nancy is a fantastic host. The fresh cookies, the beautiful home, and the peace and quiet make for the most cozy, relaxing getaway I've experienced in years. Even the drive on winding roads through the Viroqua hills to town was a pleasure.

If you want to tear your kids away from iPads and the television – or if you want to remember what it was like to be a kid, yourself, and play outside all day long – this is the place. The scenery is breathtaking in all 360 degrees, the donkeys are friendly, and the house feels like a secluded getaway. You won't want to leave.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Well appointed in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This house and the location are beautiful! We waded in the river, hiked around the grounds and barbecued on the deck. At night, the fire pit was roaring and the hot tub was soothing. Our group has been visiting this area every year for over 30 years. This was our first year at Purdee Valley and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I'd prefer to be brief, but that's difficult. Everything was too awesome! The inside of the home is updated and fresh... and BIG. Two huge bathrooms and two out of three bedrooms - also huge. The open concept kitchen gives plenty of room to cook and no one is stepping around each other. The complimentary eggs, jam and cookies made it even more inviting. (Thanks Nancy!) We loved the fire pit, as we are night time people. In fact, we never tried the television! The animals in the barn and stable gave this vacation a whole new experience. Take advantage of the well marked hiking trails right on the property. It is beautiful. And if you crave privacy, this is the place. I'm hoping to book this one again next year. There's nothing I would change!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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No suprises, Nice, just very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd stay and it is just as good as the 1st two, eggs, jam and cookies are the treat, super clean, kept up like new condition, quilts are super warm. We enjoy ourselves with the Ski Championship and the country driving, away from the big city.

A big Thank You for having this place available for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 56
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Viroqua Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Standard Rate
Jan 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.5%

*******SPECIAL DEALS******
May-October: Stay 6 nights, the 7th night is free!
November-April: Stay 3 nights, the 4th night is free! (excludes Christmas week)
The "book it" button does not work for the stay 3 nights, the 4th night is free offer. I will adjust the fee for you after you request to reserve the dates.

One night stay allowed when there is an isolated one day spot on calendar.

Regarding new reservations: I do not take reservations more than a year in advance. First chance goes to current guests that have the dates & want to reserve for next year as long as they reserve dates before departure. After that- dates are open to all.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Southern Wisconsin Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Loft Area
  • Crib & changing table for upstairs master bedroom. I also have a porta crib to use wherever you would like in the house. Loft area has a day bed with trundle bed that is a twin size bed also. Plenty of room to set up trundle bed in loft without compromising walking space.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Our winter guests may enjoy the use of our 4 pair of snowshoes or 2 sleds for your enjoyment of the outdoors.

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