I use to say we live in the Middle of Nowhere, but have change my tune. We live in the Middle of Everywhere. There are lots of things to do in each direction.
The place is a nearly 4 acres. We have plenty of yard and space for many activities, lots of shade. We have 30 amp service available, as well as water and wifi.
Lucie and Lola protect the place, well sort of. They are two little dogs that are certainly spoiled. Your pets are welcome, as long as they get along with our dogs.
1.5 hrs. from Rochester, MN
1.5 hrs. from Waterloo, IA
1.75 hrs. from LaCrosse, WI
2.25 hrs. from Dubuque, IA
We'd like to have you come stay with us and hear about your travels, or just let you relax.
WINTER TIME - Stay at your own risk. Quite frankly, I don't even want to live here in the wintertime. ;)
Pick up after yourself.
No loud music.
Smoking is ok, but I don't want your butts in my yard. Please dispose of them yourself.
Just be respectful.
Pets are allowed, as long as they get along with our dogs.
Gravel road to location. Depending on the direction you are coming from 2-5 miles.
We have plenty of space.
Protivin, Iowa - 5 miles - Polashek's Locker, Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods was here. Try some local Czech meats or just get some Hot Sticks, burgers & weiners.
Ft. Atkinson, Iowa - 12 miles - Lake Meyer fishing, Fort Atkinson Rendezvous (last full weekend Sept) at the Fort Atkinson State Preserve
Spillville, Iowa - 13 miles - Bily Clocks/Antonin Dvorak Exhibit, Turkey River kayaking & tubing, St. Wenceslaus Church built in the 1870's, Inwood Ballroom one of the few remaining in Iowa
Cresco, Iowa - 15 miles - Turkey River kayaking & tubing, Bike Trails, Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame, Nobel Peace Prize, Norman Borlaug Farms (our construction company actually refurbished one of the barns on the farm), Campsite RV (if you have any problems or need anything), movie theatre is an old opera house - go catch a recent flick.
Calmar, Iowa - 16 miles - Pivo Brewery
New Hampton, Iowa - 16 miles - Carnegie Cultural Center
Kendallville, Iowa - 24 miles- Upper Iowa River kayaking & tubing
Decorah, Iowa - 26 miles- Bike Trails, Upper Iowa River kayaking & tubing, breweries including Toppling Goliath, Dunning Springs, Bald Eagles & fish hatchery, Vesterheim Norwegian museum, NordicFest in July, neat downtown area
Nashua, Iowa - 35 miles - Little Brown Church
Harmony, MN - 45 miles - Niagara Cave & Mini Golf
Lanesboro, MN - 47 miles - Root River Trail, neat downtown
Prairie Farmer Rec. Bike Trail - 20 miles - Calmar, IA to Cresco, IA
This was a great place to relax for a couple of days before hitting the road again. The host couple were delightful people, friendly but respectful of privacy. They had two small dogs that our own dogs enjoyed playing with. Easy set up for our 35 ft travel trailer. Thank you so much Sarah and Mike!
The host location was a little difficult to find without GPS, but was well worth it! Their parking spot is under a groove of huge shade trees and protected from sun and excessive wind. They were gracious enough to provide a 15-amp cord for our cooler and fans. Internet and cell coverage was sufficient with good 3G coverage. We stayed two days in wonderful shade with peace and quiet, and were able to catch up on our web work. Many thanks to our hosts!
Sarah and Mike were quick to respond. Then they were quick to welcome us. They had more than enough room. They had information on local attractions and events. They set up a fire ring for us and offered their own wood to burn. They had great WiFi. Friendly dogs. They even have a hot tub, which we regrettably didn't take advantage of. Sarah and Mikes place was the perfect stop over for us on our long road trip. If we come back through the area we will absolutely ask to stay again.
What a great night's stay with our hosts. They welcomed us when we arrived, even though we had to delay our arrival a day due to an issue with our rig. Our dogs all got along great and Tito enjoyed his run in the yard with little Lola. The north driveway is a little hard to see and depending on your rig, and may be a little difficult to level.We are 40 ft and had a little difficulty leveling. If you have a propane refrigerator, leveling blocks will be a plus. Our host graciously offered 50/30 amp power (an extension came in handy,) WiFi is really only accessible from the back patio, and cell service is very limited. We have enjoyed our travels in Iowa, and our hosts were very gracious.
Sarah & Mike were most welcoming. We all talked for a while, mostly about each other's RVs. Our little dog, Toby, really enjoyed romping with Mike & Sarah's dogs under the huge trees on their "park like"property. Mike had a 30a hookup for us and filled our water tank before we left.
Thanks a bunch,
David & Linda