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

Relaxing Escape

5 on October 19, 2015

My husband and I chose this bed and breakfast for our third anniversary weekend get-away because of the great price and great reviews! The area is beautiful and the owners are excellent at providing details of what to do during the day. We visited the Amish area around Chaston, hiked at Kickapoo Valley, ate supper at Fort Mulligan's in Prairie Du Chein...There is so much to do in the area, but yet you are in a secluded place as well. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The owners make excellent breakfast--french toast bakes, wilberry cobblers, quiches!--and make the experience so pleasant. We will definitely be going back!

The homestead is great

4.8 on October 12, 2015

I have a group of friends that go up to the homestead at lonesome hollow every year for the past five years. We love going up there and enjoying nature from the comfort of a beautiful house. The homestead is always clean. There is no breakfast service at the homestead, but it has a fantastic kitchen to make our own meals.

It's a home away from home

5 on September 24, 2015

We've been coming here for over 10 years and it is the best place we've ever stayed at. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the beds are so comfortable. The inn keepers are friendly and outgoing; always ready to suggest things to do, places to visit, and restaurants to dine at. The breakfasts they serve are always fantastic.

Beautiful and Charming B & B

4.0 on September 21, 2015

The Inn exceeded our expectations. The location was beautiful and picturesque, the food outstanding and amenities wonderful. Pete and Nora were great hosts without being too overbearing. Their B & B was the nicest one my husband and I have ever stayed in. We will go back. The rooms were beautiful with Amish furnishings including a quilt on the bed.

Looking for a peaceful atmosphere with excellent service, then you'll find it here at Inn at Lonesome Hollow.

4.8 on September 14, 2015

The owners made celebrating our 18th anniversary very special.

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.

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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

Languages spoken


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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.