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On Mississippi Ridge

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Eagle Mountain 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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

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


based on 9 traveler reviews

On Mississippi Ridge
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Winfield, IL


  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our visit again this year with beautiful weather and color changes. There were great sunsets and quiet surroundings to make for a wonderful vacation. We enjoy the 5 day stay and will plan on another get away next year. We enjoy going to Gays Mill for the apples and jams! Thanks Eric for the use of your cabin.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan, thanks for the review and for staying with us again. It's been a beautiful fall in the Driftless area. Glad you were able to enjoy it at the cabin!
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Great views and a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was a girls get-away weekend for friends who grew up together and it was just delightful thanks in part to everything this rental has to offer. The accommodations were perfect for the three of us, but certainly could easily have held more if needed. The scenery in all regards was spectacular with a great view of the river not only from the property and porches, but from the inside through window and patio doors as well. It is also surrounded by peaceful woods and despite there being some homes nearby, it really gives you the feel of wilderness. The cabin is nicely appointed, very clean, comfortable and welcoming. I would highly recommend this rental as it has so much to offer. Thank you Eric, to you and your family for providing such wonderful accommodations!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, happy to hear your girls weekend-getaway was a success! Glad you enjoyed the view of the river and woods. You picked a great weekend to come since the fall colors were out in full force! Thanks for the review and especially for staying with us. Hope to hear from you the next time you're coming our way!
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome weekend away. House was everything advertised, clean, comfortable. Hoping to come back for fall colors! Would highly recommend to others. Thanks for a great stay, Eric.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! Glad you enjoyed the cabin. Hope you can make it back for the fall colors; they are spectacular from the ridge!
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Beautiful home with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our teenager really enjoyed our stay at your cabin. It was clean, had comfy beds, FANTASTIC water pressure in the showers (always a concern - everyone hates a shower with terrible water pressure), I had everything I needed in your kitchen, and to top it off the view was beautiful. It was very peaceful and was a great get away for the 3 of us. Really allowed us to unwind! We found your description to be accurate and the pictures too. We will have no problem recommending your property to our friends or relatives. It was right off the Great River Road (Hwy. 35) which we drove north to almost Pepin and south to Prairie du Chien.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us and for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed our cabin On Mississippi Ridge! Hope to see you in the future and thanks for recommending us to others. Eric
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Winfield, IL


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew, thank you for the nice review. It was a pleasure working with you as well!
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Rates & Availability

Eagle Mountain Cabin Rental Rates

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Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 9.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Eagle Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

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