Inn at Lonesome Hollow

15415 Vance Road , Soldiers Grove, WI 54655 USA (Show map)


The Inn at Lonesome Hollow is situated on 160 rural acres in Southwest Wisconsin's Driftless Area - a rugged, hilly part of the upper midwest that was unglaciated during the last ice age. Lonesome Hollow contains a completely private valley surrounded on three sides by hills that rise 300 feet above the valley floor. Part of our property extends up onto a ridgetop and offers almost two miles of private hiking trails. We are surrounded by hardwood forest. Wildlife abounds. The Inn contains three deluxe rooms, two large two-bedroom suites, and a modern two-bedroom cabin. All units have private baths and gas fireplaces. Four units have whirlpool tubs. Our area is very rural and has a growing Amish population. It is an area of rivers, streams, and forest. Hiking, biking, canoeing, bird watching, antiquing, and Amish shopping are popular area activities. We offer deluxe accomodations in a haven of natural wonder. We look forward to sharing Lonesome Hollow and this spledid area of Wisconsin with you.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Girls Weekend!

5 on August 31, 2015

Girls Weekend for 5. We had a great time in the upper suite of the detached house. It was fully furnished with a full kitchen. The house was clean and cozy. Even wood was available for a fire we sat by and toasted marshmallow's. It is settled away from everyone and very relaxing. It was a damp weekend so the gas fireplace inside was a awesome addition. No breakfast was included, we brought groceries to make our own. A wonderful opportunity for old friends to catch up! Pete and Nora are great hosts.

We will go back

5 on July 06, 2015

At Lonesome Hollow Inn my wife and I found a place of wonderful peace and tranquility. I was sorely in need of rest and recuperation and this was everything I could ask for. The land itself was alive with birds singing all day long and a very scenic view from the patio as well as our room. Pete and Nora are engaging hosts and made us delicious breakfasts. We found ourselvescoming back earlier than expected from our daytime outings just to sit there and read and relax.

October in Driftless Wisconsin

5 on November 20, 2014

Best B & B stay ever

August 2014

4.4 on August 18, 2014

(We didn't dine there, so the score is not our judgment.) This is a wonderful place, not just because of its natural beauty but also because of hospitality. Pete and Nora's recommendations of nearby sites and activities based on the interests of the guests is insightful and appreciated.

A Beautiful Get away

5 on July 25, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed two nights at the inn. Pete and Nora could not have been more hospitable. The Inn is beautifully appointed. It is obvious that much thought went into planning this wonderful place. Breakfasts were fresh and yummy. Fruit each morning, with omelets, French toast muffins, sausage, juice, and coffee. Conversations at breakfast with other guests was interesting and fun. Pete and Nora are quite knowledgeable about the area and had great suggestions fro dining and activities in and around the nearby towns.

2nd anniversary get-away

5 on July 22, 2014

Tangibly peaceful, feels like home. We especially enjoyed breakfast with the hosts and other guests - it felt so easy to related to and have fun with folks we had just met. The property is immaculate - feels great just to sit outside and take it in.

A Little Piece of Heaven

5 on July 09, 2014

Went on a motorcycle trip to the Driftless Zone. I highly recommend this as I would give it 5 stars for everything. No complaints, no suggestions, it was absolutely perfect.

Wonderful discovery

5 on June 16, 2014

We are so happy to have found this lovely, comfortible B&B. Pete and Nora made us feel welcome and were so helpful in giving us information on dining and other activities in the area. The breakfasts they prepaired were fantastic and Nora was so gracious to share a recipe with us. We look forward to returning.

Best B&B Ever

5 on May 16, 2014

We stayed in May, 2014 with another couple. We stayed in the Main house in the Prairie Rose Room and the Pine Haven Room. The Amish furniture is so nice. The pictures on their website are accurate but the inn is much better in person. There us as Keurig coffee maker with many K cups of teas and coffees. There are two refrigerators guests can use plus a small kitchen with microwave, dishes, utensils, and glasses. The common area has an Amish dining room table, rocking chairs and TV, DVD player. They do provide soda and water. The in room whirlpools are by the gas burners and they provide not only warmth but are so pretty. Since it was chilly when we went, we did use them for awhile in the evening and early morning. The bathrooms are spacious, bath products are Bee Kind. I was never cold or too warm in the room. The beds are comfortable and sheets top quality. The cleanliness of everything was beyond even my fussiness. The breakfasts were superb and plentiful. The driftless area is scenic. I guess you just have to go there as I cannot mention everything. We will be back.

Perfect place for peaceful retreat

4.8 on May 12, 2014

A very beautiful place for a peaceful retreat. The place was so serene and scenic for a short vacation. Had come for 2 days and felt it would be better to come for a week.

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Location Type

Amish, Farms, Forested hills, Mississippi River, Rural, Trout streams


La Crosse, WI (WSE-La Crosse County) 60 miles

Directions to property:

100 miles west of Madison, Wisconsin; 240 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois; 200 miles southeast of Minneaplois, Minnesota; 60 miles southeast of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Detailed directions are available.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Frank Lloyd Wright, Amish crafts and furniture, Canoeing, Trout streams, Hiking & Biking Trails, Mississippi, Wisconsin & Kickapoo Rivers, River, Rodeo, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Ceiling Fans, Amish built furniture, Gift Shop, Amish quilts

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Amish tours, Cabelas retail store, Auctions, Apple orchards, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoors only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children are allowed in the Cedar Cabin and Suites.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On summer & fall weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's rate is required to hold a room (check or credit card). 50% deposit required for groups.
  • Cancellations: $25 per room per night fee for all cancellations. If cancellation occurs less that 48 hours prior to reservation, 1 night's stay will be charged.



Peter and Nora Knapik

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About the innkeepers

Pete is a retired Chemical Engineer. Nora is a former healthcare administrator. We enjoy landscaping, gardening, fishing, hunting, and meeting new people.

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Full for Inn rooms, Continental @ Cabin & Suites

  • Time Served: Negotiable
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Baked French Toast
French toast baked with a coating of sugar, orange zest, and cinnamon. Topped with locally produced maple syrup.