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The River View Retreat - Driftless Region - Vernon County

Bedrooms 2
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom - Amish built Log Cabin with beautiful views

This cozy Amish built cabin has fantastic views of the Kickapoo river! Elk Creek is a Class I Trout Stream and is located just 1/4 mile from the cabin. Mowed trails, along the creek, make for great access while you are fishing or just enjoying a nature walk. Fishing access to the Kickapoo River creates the perfect location to catch a big trout or one of the many other fish species the Kickapoo has to offer. Several animals including Whitetail Deer, Geese, Bald Eagles and Wood Ducks are often viewed from the cabin.

Additionally, The River View Retreat is your place to stay in your quest for one of the trophy bucks of Vernon County. Numerous public and MFL areas are a short drive from the cabin and may be just the place for you to harvest that "Buck of a lifetime!"

The cabin features a full kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms, living room, screened in porch, and covered front porch. All of these great features make The River View Retreat your perfect getaway!

*The River View Retreat is operated by The Lodge at Elk Creek LLC.

More Details

Aaron and Angie - Operated by The Lodge at Elk Creek LLC
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2017

About Aaron and Angie - Operated by The Lodge at Elk Creek LLC

Aaron and Angie both grew up in the area and live within 20 minutes of the property. Having the cabin close to home allows them to create family memories and share their outdoor experiences with others.

Aaron and Angie - Operated by The Lodge at Elk Creek LLC purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Aaron and Angie - Operated by The Lodge at Elk Creek LLC chose Wisconsin

We purchased this property in 2017 because it had so many great things to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

A setting like no other! Enjoying the coziness of our cabin while being able to witness nature at its best is priceless! Hearing the geese fly through, and listening to the bubbling of the Kickapoo river over a crackling campfire, makes this a true escape from reality and a home away from home!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks to all of you who have stayed at the Lodge at Elk Creek over the years! We greatly appreciate your business and hope you will all stay with us at our new cabin, The River View Retreat! **PLEASE NOTE THAT REVIEWS UP TO THIS DATE ARE FROM THE LODGE AT ELK CREEK. ALL FUTURE REVIEWS, FROM THIS DATE FORWARD, ARE FOR THE RIVER VIEW RETREAT. THANK YOU!
Jun 2017
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Viola Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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The River View Retreat - Driftless Region - Vernon County
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

A perfect retreat in the woods with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for anything better for a weekend getaway. It's a perfect cabin for a small family wanting to get away. Cell phone service is limited so be prepared to relax and spend time together. The cabin is accessible with just about everything you would need for a weekend. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it loved it loved it

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin! Fabulous setting, stocked with everything you'll need. We especially appreciated the small cooler that we could take stream side for lunch. Cell service is spotty but when you are surrounded by the gorgeous setting, who cares?

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a great time! Thanks so much for staying!
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Great location to explore the Driftless

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well maintained. Quiet location, and beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay! Best wishes for a great family!
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Well equipped cabin with a great view

  • 5 of 5

A great spot overlooking the river. The cabin itself is luxuriously equipped and very comfortable. Aaron was a friendly and helpful host. We did some canoeing on the river and hiking in the Kickapoo Reserve. Both were great.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your trip!
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Great stay, clean and comfortable cabin.

  • 5 of 5

The owner/manager was easy to work with and very responsive. Will stay again next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying and we hope to see you again!
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Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the River View Retreat. The cabin was exceptionally clean and located in a beautiful area of the driftless region of Wisconsin. Aaron was extremely helpful in providing us with directions and answered all of our questions promptly. We would definitely like to return again and stay for a longer period of time. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad your family had a great time and we would love to have you back again!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
La Crosse, WI
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Pat's Corner Bar
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
La Crosse
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
County Highway U
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Kickapoo Corners
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. La Crosse
Car: recommended

The River View Retreat is nestled in the heart of the Kickapoo Valley, which offers numerous year-round activities for people of all ages. Additionally, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and Wildcat Mountain State Park are nearby and offer numerous activities for outdoor enthusiasts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

3 day minimum weekend rate for the following weekends. WI Trout Opener, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, WI Deer Gun Opener

Check, cash, cashier's check or online booking through VRBO. Half the total cost of stay plus security deposit is due no later than 2 weeks upon receipt of rental agreement. Full amount due 2 weeks prior to arrival. *Reservation will not be confirmed until payment is accepted.

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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