The region of Southwest Wisconsin is the expansive, unglaciated section of the state, bordered on the west by the majestic Mississippi River. The “Ol’ Miss” attracts many eagles because of the pools of water that stay open year round for fishing. Travelers can meander down the Great River Road to their heart’s content as they take in the scenic rock-faced bluffs and spectacular views of the river and its islands.
Visit Southwest Wisconsin
Silent Sports are available everywhere and the granddaddy of all bicycle trails is the Elroy-Sparta Trail. Other bicycle trails are the La Crosse River State Trail, Great River State Trail and the Sugar River Trail. Canoeing the “crookedest” river in North America, the Kickapoo, is a real “kick” for beginners because it’s shallow and gentle with long, smooth bends. For those who prefer more of a challenge, there’s the Wisconsin River, with many levels in between on the Black River, the Trempealeau River, and the backwaters of the Mississippi. Wildcat Mountain, Wyalusing Hardwood Forest, Governor Dodge State Park, and many other state parks are plentiful throughout the region so that ambitious adventurers can hike for miles.
Stay at These Southwest Wisconsin Inns
Our innkeepers are waiting to treat you to their knowledge and expertise about the region, along with their wonderfully comfortable accommodations:
Justin Trails Resort, Sparta
Justin Trails Resort thrives on helping guests experience the uniqueness of the region and creating a refuge where you feel at home. In warm seasons, they offer walking trails, disc golf, farm tours, yoga retreats and events. Enjoy the famous Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail. They are a bicyclist-friendly Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast, and can garage your bikes overnight. This includes being Motorcycle-friendly too!
Westby House Inn B&B, Westby
Westby House Inn B&B is in the middle of the best things to do in the Westby and Viroqua, Wisconsin area, being only minutes from the Kickapoo River Valley of the Driftless Area, State Bike Trails, hiking and wineries. There is something for every kind of vacationer to enjoy while staying at this Wisconsin bed and breakfast. The Inn is only minutes from La Crosse, Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, Viroqua, and Cashton Amish community.
Cream Pitcher B&B, Blue River
Cream Pitcher B&B is situated among the hills in Richland County, This unglaciated area offers awesome beauty as well as outdoor activities in every season. There are more than 3 miles of hiking trails through the 100 acres of woodland. Watch deer, turkeys and other wildlife; see and hear many species of birds. Enjoy the creek that flows close by. Guests of The Cream Pitcher experience a retreat in nature. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, or just relaxing.
Four Gables B&B, La Crosse
Four Gables B&B is a unique Victorian Queen Anne home listed on the National Register. Tastefully furnished with antiques & conveniently located close to many attractions. Hospitality plus! The home was built in 1906 by Carl and Clara Munstock with some reclaimed lumber from other buildings on the farm. What was once a 1930s apartment in the upstairs is now the three bedrooms used for the bed and breakfast plus a library. Each bedroom is artfully decorated and furnished to make not only a romantic atmosphere, but also a homey and welcome ambiance for guests.
Tritsch House B&B, Alma
Tritsch House B&B is located in quaint historic Alma, Wisconsin. This river town is one of many in the area that is hugging the banks of the Mississippi River. Come and enjoy all the nature has to offer! In Alma you will find walking paths, activities such as boating, fishing, canoeing or kayaking, art galleries and wonderful shopping. Just imagine sitting out with a glass of wine while you watch the beautiful Alma sunset with that someone special.
Sheer Memories' Guest Cottage, Muscoda
Sheer Memories' Guest Cottage overlooks the beautiful valley of the Lower Wisconsin River near Muscoda and Spring Green, in southwest Wisconsin. The innkeepers wish to share with you this special place and its amazing surroundings. Spend some time at Sheer Memories on your own terms as a peaceful retreat, a base for touring, a rest stop on your hiking and biking routes, or all of the above.
The hills and valleys that form coulees will keep you coming back for more adventure as they seem to change as the seasons change. Whatever the reason, whatever the season, traveling through the Southwest Wisconsin region can clear your head and slow you down long enough to appreciate beauty at its finest. Come and visit; you will surely be delighted!
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