Getaway and Work from the Kickapoo Retreat


Entire residential home hosted by Claire

  1. 8 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Since the pandemic crisis, we make sure each family member can comfortably work/study on any of the 3 story of the house with speedy internet connection, a desk, and for a break, still have fun and enjoy our outdoors - fishing or kayaking on our pond, bird/animal watching right outside the house, playing on the swing or ping-pong..all on a very secluded land. We have experience with long stays and we are starting boutique/mini weddings next year ! ask for that special extra package !

The space
This 3 story home has graceful aged over the years and a unique decor. It has been renovated with love and care. This year and next year, we will focus on upgrading a few outside buildings, landscaping and more..

The first floor has very opened floor plan with the kitchen, dining room and two family rooms. It also has a new bathroom with a tub, vanity and toilet. The mud /entrance room is also the laundry room with recent washer and dryer.

The second floor has 4 bedrooms and a bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. It also has a resting area for meditation or reading. We have curtains and recently installed blinds.

Each bedroom is unique - facing the pond or the hills or facing our amazing cedar tree or even feeling like a cabin log home.

The third floor has a steep stair case but the room is a log feel - very large with 2 beds and a writing /meditation /play area.

Outside, there is a small front porch where you can lean on the wall and view the sunset. There is also a another small porch by the kitchen with a table and chair for private conversations or playing cards. Then finally the large deck - for dining and watching the kids play - facing the pond and giving you an amazing exposure and view while you sip your drink. Each family member can almost have their own deck.

THE LAND...river..pond..trails ...
We have a pond full of life - turtles, fish, turtles. You can catch and release and kayak as well.

2 trails currently are opened - one straight down from the premise - Trail #2. Trail #1 - 40mn walk along the pond, forest , and the Kickapoo river ..amazing wild life - deers, raccoons, rabbits ..- maps inside the house and also with the checking instructions. You can also snow shoes and cross country on our land on these 2 trails.

We realized that more and more infants/babies are coming ..we heard you. We have pack and play, bassinet, baby tub, high chair, one toddler booster, kids dishes, and 2 step stools in each bathroom.

And if you are hot or thirsty, find our artesian well across from the garage and it will give you amazing fresh water 365 days a year !

Thank you for considering our places when you have the choice. Your feedback and your stays have allowed us - since we opened August 2nd 2019 - to continue enhancing the house with new sofa, blinds, fridge , washer, dryer, front door, gas grill, griddle, new shower door, new gutters, kid swings, windows , paver landing, outdoor lights , demolition of a few buildings and soon paver walkway, a classroom, a walkway along the pond, a meditation/fishing dock, and landscaping redesign. We are truly blessed...And we will also hope to start in 2022 with Airbnb Experience as well.

What this place offers

Garden view
Lake view
Free parking on premises
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Where you’ll be

La Farge, Wisconsin, United States

Our first neighbor is couple mile away ....the house is in a very secluded area - we are the last house on the dirt road ! Groceries can be as close as the Organic Valley store in Lafarge to numerous stores in Viroqua.

Must see:
- Kickapoo Valley Reserve all year to hike or to ski
- Viroqua flying fishing store, galerie, rock shop, knitting store, movie theater on a rainy day
- Ontario 2 hours to a full day canoeing with Drifty’s or others
- Rockton bar to hang out with our Harley riders and local chapter
- Amish shop on local roads
- Viroqua farmer market and Lafarge market Saturday morning
- Westby or Viroqua or Lafarge antique/ community small shops

In case of emergencies:
- amazing staff and hospital in Viroqua
- pharmacy in Viroqua but emergency kit on premise
- new health center in Lafarge

Hosted by Claire

  1. Joined in March 2019
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Hello my name is Claire and I became a host August 2019 out of financial obligations but also out of love of building this amazing place as the perfect destination for a family getaway, weddings (2021) and health and wellness retreat (2022). The first phase of my journey was to restore the grounds and part of the house - coming out the flood August 2018. The second phase was to start the Airbnb on August 2nd 2019. I will never forget how hard I worked and when our first guests came..they were happy and I was so relieved.. The work blessed us with a super host status few months after that and even during the pandemic crisis...who would even think of such recognition in 2020. During this current pandemic crisis, I realized families wanted to come for a while and be sheltered from this very scary crisis but also the riots. I reorganized the house quickly and built a few desks. 2 families extended their stay for over 30 days. I was so blessed to have them. The third phase is starting now February 2021 with the planning of outdoor, boutique weddings . I was recently ordained and have been dreaming to marry beautiful souls on my land. Phase 4 is a bit on hold - for a few months. We will be building a classroom for health and wellness retreats along a room for hosting indoor weddings. Thank you for taking the time to read and if you are looking for healing, this is the place to be...:)
Hello my name is Claire and I became a host August 2019 out of financial obligations but also out of love of building this amazing place as the perfect destination for a family get…

During your stay

We will able to assist you as needed during your stay - we are just a phone call , text or if you have no cell reception, ring the bell as well and it will ring my cell 24 x7 . My phone is under the checking instructions once you book your stay.

And if I am not answering my phone right away, please be creative and patient while waiting for my call . A nice walk by the pond..may be ..Thank you
We will able to assist you as needed during your stay - we are just a phone call , text or if you have no cell reception, ring the bell as well and it will ring my cell…

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 1:00 PM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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