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Best view in The Driftless, Great trout fishing, birding, hiking, star gazing

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, sitting area, patio, fire pit, close to nature's amenities.

The rental is the lower level of our Amish built log cabin. The rental has two bedrooms with queen beds, sitting area with compact refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker. The bathroom has a shower and heated tile floor. Outside is a patio and fire pit with a beautiful view of Newton Valley and the North Fork of the Bad Axe River. Plenty of trout fishing books and guides for the area in the unit. The property has bird and hummingbird feeders for your viewing enjoyment. Each bedroom has a closet, dresser and night stand. There is a gas grill with side burner for guest's use. Upstairs kitchen available upon request. Guests have own parking space and separate entrance to access their lodging.

After enjoying the area's natural amenities come back to rest out on the patio or next to the fire pit to watch eagles, ospreys and a variety of song birds flying over the valley. Guide services available.

More Details

Jim and Cate Gitter
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Viroqua, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom has a sink, shower, toilet, heated ceramic floor. towel and soap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Bedrooms have a queen bed, dresser, night stand, and closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • caving
Guide services at the driftless angler Viroqua


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Best view in The Driftless, Great trout fishing, birding, hiking, star gazing
average rating of 4.942029 based on 69 reviews
Mission Viejo, CA

What an incredible place........

  • 5 of 5

We drove to Wisconsin from CA and were hoping for a nice quiet and relaxing retreat. Jim and Cate's place was just that. Comfortable accommodations. Coffee in the morning on the outside patio. Cate baked us some incredible pastries each morning. Jim pointed me to some of the local streams so I could get my fishing fix in. Absolutely the best hosts. The Drfitless area is pretty awesome. If you are wanting to hunt down browns in small streams or just hike through some of the several county parks, this is the place. Viroqua has all the ammentities for dining and groceries. The Driftless Cafe is a place you have to eat it.

Jim and Cate- We can't thank you enough. We had a great time.

Jim- I'll be taking you up on that fishing offer next year.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We enjoyed having you as guests. Look forward to hosting you again in the future. Jim & Cate
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Amazing people with an incredible view!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for the great hospitality! Jim and Cate were great! Jim has loads of knowledge about the area! I loved sitting and picking his brain on the many activities in the driftless. Cate was very gracious and her baking, to die for! Glazed apple scones themselves are worth the trip back! Can’t wait to stay with them again!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jim and Cate are great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views. Great bed. Great sitting area and porch. Awesome birds.

Note: the room is in the walk out basement of Jim and Cate’s house. Great hosts.

I imagine it’s a trout fisherman’s dream. I hope to go back with my brother and Dad. Jim is a guide.

Thanks again.

Timothy Frantzich

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Terrific view, super clean, hosts were as nice as could be. It was perfect, can’t wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to hosting you again! Jim & Cate
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Perfect Driftless VRBO

  • 5 of 5

Whether you are looking for a place to stay during a fishing trip in the Driftless, or just looking to relax and enjoy the view and other attractions in the area, this is the place to stay. Amazingly clean rental with a great view. We enjoyed everything about the rental as well as Jim and Cate's hospitality. Jim has a wealth of knowledge regarding fishing in the area and is willing to share it, and Cate's morning pastries, especially scones, were delicious! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed hosting you and your family! We will look forward to your next visit with us.
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Sun Prairie WI

Needed Rest

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I own a company that provides cares for individuals with severe disabilities. It is the most rewarding business but it has its stressors. We no more than put our stuff away and we were out in the back taking in the view. Our visit was in April before anything turned green. It was still very beautiful. We came for needed rest and did just that. The muffins and variety of scones were a nice surprise. We were surprised with snow in spring and Jim was out clearing the walks right away. He even came and started a fire for us. We sat out back with berries, wine and hot cocoa and took it all in. The ground was covered in a fresh blanket of snow, the birds were chirping and singing as the snow fell on us. A warm fire and the taste of berries had our senses engaged and happy. Of course any get away relies on your creativity but Cate and Jim will come along side and help it's success. We stopped by the Driftless restaurant for a bite to eat. We also drove around taking in the scenery. Tucked away looking over a beautiful view, enjoying nature and each other, we received the needed rest we sought for. We just wanted to leave a review and thank Cate and Jim for the little details that made our stay enjoyable. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Norwegian Hollow Hideawy
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 56
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Driftless Cafe

Newton Ridge Lodge has the best view in Vernon County. Our ridge view of the North Fork of the Bad Ax River is simply amazing. We are located within minutes of the best trout fishing in the driftless area. The North Fork of the Bad Ax River is just minutes away as is Duck Egg County Park, and Eagle Eye Mississippi Valley Conservancy area. Duck Egg Park is great for hiking, fly fishing, birding, and horse back riding(you supply the horse) . Vernon County is known for it's organic farms, and restaurants, and farmers market. Amish farms also abound with furniture shops, quilts, and bakeries. The area hosts bike races, music events, and the county fair. The Driftless Café is a must do while in the area. This restaurant features locally farmed food. The Mississippi River is 15 minutes away with beautiful vistas and eagle watching. Star gazing is incredible in the darkness of the coulee nights.


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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