Over 900 + Sq Ft Of Usable Living Space..3 Bedroom: 2 Queen, 1 Twin + 1 Daybed
About Allen Cejka
My Father built this house in 1960. I grew up in Prairie du Chien. After my parents passing I inherited the property. My Uncle lived with my parents until health reasons caused his move to special facilities. After high school graduation I went from Wisonsin to Virginia and got a BFA degree in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1974 From there to Connecticut for 5 years and then to my present home in Ft Worth Texas. Been in Texas since 1979 . With intermittent visits to my home in Wisconsin
Allen Cejka purchased this House in 1960
Why Allen Cejka chose Southside
My father built the house His family came from Europe to this area in 1863. So 4 Generations have lived in this area.This regional area is a River resort Agricultural community, with relevant local history in the development of Wisconsin and American History. Prairie du Chien is the second oldest city in Wisconsin, Green bay being first, and Prairie du Chien second 1863. It was the Fur trading center for the Indians and Trappers to trade. The Aster Fur trading Co was located here. The water ways were the means of transportation from the Mississippi to the Wisconsin to the Lakes to Canada . Lewis and Clark explored this area. Zachery Taylor was stationed here before becoming President. During the Civil War This city was a hospital center for wounded to recover. There is a Military Cemetery in the City. Artesian Water Wells produced a destination place for people to come and partake. One of Wisconsin's first wealthy families 'Herculius Douhsman 'resided at the '' Villa Louie'' a restored and functioning historic residence open to the public with in the city. It is also the location of the First Ft. Crawford. One corner building has been restored and the grounds are plotted where the buildings were located on the property. The war of 1812 was also fought in the city as well. This historic battle is re enacted on a yearly basis as well as an Indian and Fur trading settlement working as it was during the early years. The Second Ft Crawford was built in another area of the city also near the Mississippi River. Dr Beaumont a medical Dr. has a Museum showing his works and contributions to the medical profession. Along with these specific historic amenities, The River its Water activities and rentals, and historic sites there are also on the Wisconsin side of the River Wyalusing State Park with its paths and adventures and activities, there are also two Parks on the Iowa side of the River. Pikes Peak Park and Effigy Mounds and the 'Lady Luck Casino'
What makes this House unique
My dad built it. It has hard wood floors, a washer and dryer and a freezer, Mature tree's and shade. and Parking for 6 to 8 Vehicles in the drive way. It is a great place for family and friends to gather. It a block away from a park with additional amenities and 5 blocks away from the Mississippi River boat dock Landing. Also a trailer park for additional campers and friends, just down the road..
Check-in: 5:30 pm
Check-out: 11:30 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Quiet neighborhood, close to everything. Very enjoyable stuff.
Thanks for the review with the positive response however was a 1 star your rating ? If so what can I do to increase ratings for a future renter. Thank you Allen Cejka
Great house better than a hotel
Nice but yard concerned us a bit...rodents?
Very convenient for my whole family
It was great to have a property like this to stay in while in town for a local wedding. Instead of renting two hotel rooms, my adult children and I could all stay together, have our own bedrooms, and all the convenience of a full kitchen to cook breakfast, be able to hang out together in the living room, etc. everything we needed was there. Bought groceries at the nearby store, and we’re all set!
Worked well for our needs. Owner was very helpful. Only problem was many of the kitchen cabinets were full of spider webs. The house was otherwise clean and dusted, so maybe a recent spider invasion?
Perfect home and location
Very nice and comfortable home. Very clean although does have a slight musty smell. Kitchen well equipped. Beds very comfortable. Perfect location for the places we needed to get to in Iowa, MN. and Illinois. Allen is a gracious host and made every effort to make sure we were comfortable. Beautiful time of the year to be in this area. Radio could be updated. Could not tune in more stations and remote did not work.
Thanks for your comments The remote probably needs new batteries
Prairie du Chien is know for the Historic Dousman House 'The Villa Louis' One of Wisconsin's first Wealthy Families,
Near the Villa, is a full size replica of the First Fort Crawford with stone markings of the other buildings in the compound.
Prairie du Chien was the yearly gathering place for the Indians and Fur traders to meet. There is a reenactment of the camp and the life style of the settlers and the Indians every year.
The war of 1812 was also fought in Prairie du Chien... There is a re enactment of the battle every year as well
It is a River resort town with the Mississippi and the Wisconsin Rivers on two of its sides. It is located in a valley along the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin River.
There are three major parks with in 15 miles of Prairie du Chien. On the Wiconsin side of the River There is Wyalusing Park overlooking the Wisconsin and Mississippi River. Great Views and activities going on all season. On the Iowa side of the River is the Pikes Peak Park and Effigy Mounds. Both have different and interesting activities for all ages and all seasons. Both have views of the Mississippi River. Also on the Iowa side of the river is 'Lady Luck' the River Gambling Casino...Three floors of a variety of card and slot machine choices....One floor is non Smoking.
If your interested in Hamburgers... 'Pete's Hamburgers ' is a must. Not your usual cooking style. The grilled onions are a must.
Along with these local places to keep you interested The River, Boat rentals, and other water activities are an ongoing must do project. You can bring you own boat or rent one. My rental space has parking for 6 to 8 single car units.
Other thing to do 30 to 60 miles away would be Cassville Wi. a restored turn of the century ' small town' to visit. Also Governor Dodge park with the House on the Rock and museum: a
day trip will occupy your time here. There is also spring Green ...Frank Lloyd Wrights... Compound. This one may need reservations far in advance to get in.
There are also Dog races and another Casino in Dubuque Iowa just 60 + miles. Platteville, Wi A college town and a lead Mining exhibit. Dickeville A' Grotto 'to visit
Prairie du Chien is on the Great River Road with lot's of Views and vistas with many Eagles to watch along the way
Many small town along the river on the Wisconsin and Iowa side have antique shops and town halls and other buildings of interest.
Mineral point is also a mining town about 40 miles away with the Pendarvis house as an attraction also Shake rag village.