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Defiance Springs Viroqua

100% (1)Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin
100 acres hosted by Anthony M.
1 lodging site
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Discover serene cabins in the woods overlooking trout stream, surrounded by wildlife in a 100-acre private forest setting just 2 miles from Viroqua. Enjoy total seclusion or guidance from nearby hosts, with electricity, running water, flush lav, hot water, wood-stove, Breeo firepit. Goats, groomed trails, spring-fed pond filled with rainbow trout. Embark on a genuine Driftless experience. Connect with nature and our community. An Unforgettable Adventure in the Heart of the Driftless Region. Embark on a soul-stirring journey, a captivating retreat nestled in the geographic center of the enchanting Driftless Region. This extraordinary haven offers an authentic Driftless experience, complete with rolling hills, picturesque valleys, oak savannas, and crystal-clear artesian spring water streams and a springfed trout pond. Cozy • Rustic • Rejuvenating Tucked away on 100 acres of private land, enjoy: ✔ Secluded woodlands ✔ Tranquil trout stream ✔ Five miles of groomed multi-use trails ✔ Hill to valley to hill - here youi will have it all. ✔ Seven different rocky ravines intersect main valley ✔ Friendly goats ✔ Spring-fed pond ✔ picturesque windmill (that aerates the pond!) ✔ Solar power (grid connected) ✔ Axiom disc golf baskets Hosts reside on property, love providing memory making opportunities and chatting about the land and area. Ask us about guide services and workshops. We can host retreats as well. Hope to have you stay soon!Introducing Serenity Cabin: An Unforgettable Adventure in the Heart of the Driftless Region Embark on a soul-stirring journey at Serenity Cabin, a captivating retreat nestled in the geographic center of the enchanting Driftless Region. This extraordinary haven offers an authentic Driftless experience, complete with rolling hills, picturesque valleys, oak savannas, and crystal-clear artesian spring water streams and a springfed trout pond. Serenity Cabin: Cozy • Rustic • Rejuvenating Tucked away on 100 acres of private land, enjoy: ✔ Secluded woodlands ✔ Tranquil trout stream ✔ Five miles of groomed multi-use trails ✔ Hill to valley to hill - here youi will have it all. ✔ Seven different rocky ravines intersect main valley ✔ Friendly goats ✔ Spring-fed pond ✔ picturesque windmill (that aerates the pond!) ✔ Solar power (grid connected) ✔ Axiom disc golf baskets. Create your own epic shots. Disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with self and nature: ✔ Off-grid-like experience ✔ Wood stove warmth ambience ✔ Bluetooth speaker ✔ Record player ✔ Accent lighting turns on with one convenient click. ✔ Guitar, hand-drums and other instruments. ✔ Two-way radio for host communication ✔ No Wi-Fi and limited cell service ✔ Feels exotic and protected - requires two shallow creek crossings to reach cabin ✔ Discover a wealth of foraging opportunities including ginseng, morels, ramps, and chanterelles. ✔ Immerse yourself in the abundance of wildlife at Serenity cabin, including owls, bald eagles (who nest in the valley), turkey, pheasant, foxes, deer, herons, frogs, turtles, beavers, wood ducks, hawks, brook trout and more. -✔Take advantage of the groomed multi-use trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, or horseback riding, surrounded by the beauty of oak savannah and flowing water. ✔ Enjoy a peaceful evening around the campfire, with clear night skies and the tranquil sounds chirping frogs in the spring-fed pond, teaming with rainbow trout. ✔Experience the charm and comfort of solar lanterns throughout the property, adding a touch of magic to night hikes and strolls in the woods. ✔ Connect with nature and indulge in a one-of-a-kind retreat at Serenity cabin, where the Driftless region's magic and mystery await you. ✔ Take stunning photographs of the breathtaking scenery, or try your hand at rock hounding and meditation. ✔ Unwind with journaling and reflective walks in the valley, where peace and serenity abound. ✔ Romantic sojourns into the misty ways Experience the best of both worlds with access to our sister property, the charming Cobalt Cottage, located in the heart of downtown Viroqua. Explore the vibrant local scene, just minutes away from Serenity Cabin: ✔ Viroqua Public Market ✔ Driftless Café ✔ Wonderstate Coffee ✔ Fortney Hotel ✔ Temple Theater ✔ Viroqua Food Co-op ✔ Sidie Hollow Park ✔ Kickapoo Valley Reserve ✔ Wildcat Mountain State Park ✔ Mississippi River ✔ World class trout streams ✔ five minutes to renowned Veteran Hills DHC Serenity Cabin offers a cozy, rustic escape that blends adventure and comfort: ✔ Comfy leather sofa futon ✔ Japanese futon mattress in loft ✔ Bathroom with shower ✔ Snug living room with wood stove ✔ Nicely equipped cabin kitchen for all your cooking needs ✔ Electric Range and Toaster oven, Coffee maker, Fridge ✔ Breeo Outdoor firepit w sear plate for unforgettable nights under the stars ✔ Pet friendly Embrace the magic of Serenity Cabin, an experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired. Create lasting memories as you explore the captivating Driftless Region and enjoy the best of town and country with access to both Serenity Cabin and Cobalt Cottage. We are confident you will adore this valley as much as we do. That said, we understand you may have specific needs or queries. For your convenience, we've compiled a detailed FAQ below addressing common concerns. Feel free to explore, and if your question isn't addressed, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to ensure a delightful stay. Our joy comes from hosting your unforgettable experience. Book your stay at Serenity Cabin now, and embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure that will stay with you for a lifetime. FAQs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Serenity Cabin Q: How do I cross the creek to access Serenity Cabin? A: The cabin is accessible via a primitive driveway that requires two creek crossings. The creek is only a few inches deep, and generally, any type of car can cross it, unless there have been frequent storms. An SUV is ideal for traversing the water comfortably. Q: What should I wear for creek crossing and hiking? A: Be sure to pack water boots, muck boots, or sandals for crossing the creek on foot and for hiking and exploring the beautiful surroundings. Q: How is the communication and internet connectivity at Serenity Cabin? A: Serenity Cabin offers limited communication, with no Wi-Fi and spotty cell service, allowing you to truly disconnect and unwind. A two-way radio connects you to your host, who lives on the property and is happy to interact or provide complete seclusion, depending on your preferences. Q: What type of trout fishing is available at Serenity cabin? A: The stream adjacent to the cabin provides a challenging but rewarding fishing experience, with Brook Trout and Brown Trout hiding in the rocky pools and undercut banks. While it doesn't have the traditional riffles and runs, nearby streams offer this type of fishing experience. Additionally, beginner fishing is available on the trout pond, which is stocked with Rainbow Trout and provides a great opportunity to learn and hone your skills. For those seeking guidance or instruction, our hosts can provide tips and connect you with local guides. Q: How private and secluded is Serenity Cabin really? A: Serenity Cabin is extremely secluded, offering a rare opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The campfire area in front of the cabin is private, your own personal space. The only people you are likely to encounter are hosts, staff and perhaps other guests, ensuring that you can truly unwind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the valley. The property is located away from any busy roads or traffic, with no noise to disrupt your peace and quiet. You can enjoy the tranquil setting, with every neighbor out of earshot. There are occasional work projects we need to accomplish, but we promise to keep these to a minimum while you’re here. Our goal is to make you feel like you own the valley during your stay, allowing you to relax and reconnect with nature in a truly unique and exclusive setting. Q: I’ve heard there can be biting flies, gnats, horse flies, and mosquitoes in the area. How can I prepare for this? A: You’re correct, these insects are part of the natural ecosystem in the Driftless region, reminding us of its untouched beauty. However, we’ve got you covered at Serenity cabin. We provide effective insect repellents for our guests’ use, ensuring you can enjoy the outdoors without discomfort. For those occasional days when insects are particularly active, we also offer face netting. Your comfort and connection to nature are our top priorities. Q: what repellents do you provide or recommend? A: Picaridin-based repellent: an excellent alternative to DEET. Picaridin is effective against mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, gnats, and chiggers. Not neurotoxic. It's safe for use on both skin and clothing and is less likely to cause skin irritation. Plus, it's virtually odorless and does not damage or dissolve plastics and synthetic fabrics. 2. Lusa Bug Balm: A lovingly made local product, Lusa uses a blend of essential oils to deter bugs. This all-natural, organic balm offers a gentle and earth-friendly option for those preferring to avoid synthetic repellents. 3. Permethrin spray: aka tick armor. For maximum protection against ticks, we provide a Permethrin-based spray for use on clothing and gear. Permethrin not only repels ticks but can kill them on contact. Please note this is for fabric application only and not for direct application to skin. Q: Can additional guests camp on the property? A: Yes! Primitive camping is available for additional guests at just $20 per adult per night. Let us know your total number of guests, and we'll send you an offer. Q: What about wildlife encounters at Serenity Cabin, especially large predators like black bears? A: While black bears do inhabit southwest Wisconsin, it is extremely rare for humans to come into contact with them or any other large predators. The Serenity Cabin property is generally safe from any such encounters. Q: What precautions should I take against ticks, and do you provide tick protection? A: Ticks can be a concern in the area. To protect yourself, we recommend using a permethrin spray on your gear and clothing. We provide permethrin spray for our guests' convenience. Q: Can we access guides for foraging, fishing, hiking? A: Yes! Tony and other hosts are often free to act as your personal guide. Just tell us what experiences you are seeking. Q: Do we need to bring firewood A: No. We a have limitless supply Q: What's the deal with the security cameras? A: For safety and security there are cameras around the host cabin. However for your privacy and comfort there are zero cameras adjacent to serenity cabin. There are occasional trail cams as well. Q: Is the cabin off grid? A: Serenity does have a large solar panel. The energy harvested is fed directly into the grid, and largely offsets the energy utilized. For practical reasons, there are no solar power batteries at the cabin, so technically not off grid, but perhaps the next best thing. We also have a private well. Q: What should I know about reaching Serenity Cabin during winter? A: Accessing Serenity Cabin in winter can be more challenging, but the added seclusion enhances the enjoyment of your stay. The creek crossings
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Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, and Hoocąk (Ho-Chunk) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Anthony M.

Joined in May 2023
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