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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 on April 28, 2014
Stayed there about 10 years ago, and just visited again. Very tough to beat this setting for a combination of tranquility and amenities. Very tough, and while there's probably a place that does it better somewhere, it's not in Wisconsin. Fantastic experience!
4.2 on March 24, 2014
This is a fantastic setting if you want to get away from it all...and we did. It is a secluded place in a rural area so very quiet and relaxing with hiking trails and a lot of critters running around. (drive carefully). The hosts are friendly, knowledgeable and great cooks. We would definitely go back.
5 on March 07, 2014
We stayed with Pete and Nora for a weekend and cannot rave loudly enough about the experience. The setting was stunningly beautiful, the amenities perfectly modern balanced with Amish charm and the owners' hospitality was a true delight. Nora accommodated a gluten free diet and it was absolutely tasty!!! The coziness of the rooms and the exquisite grounds made a winter getaway romantic and memorable, even on a cold weekend. Complimentary snowshoes facilitated a spectacular hike complete with wild turkeys and deer shed. We can't wait to return and already we are telling everyone we know how awesome the Inn at Lonesome Hollow is!! We day tripped into Viroqua and loved the Driftless Cafe along with the charming art galleries in town. We also ventured into Prairie Du Chein, WI as well as Marquette, Iowa, and every one of Pete's (Lonesome Inn owner) recommendations for quality dining was spot on. I cannot say enough great things about our weekend at the Inn with Pete and Nora.
Amish, Farms, Forested hills, Mississippi River, Rural, Trout streams
La Crosse, WI (WSE-La Crosse County) 60 miles
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.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio
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
Peter and Nora Knapik
Pete is a retired Chemical Engineer. Nora is a former healthcare administrator. We enjoy landscaping, gardening, fishing, hunting, and meeting new people.
Full for Inn rooms, Continental @ Cabin & Suites
Baked French Toast
French toast baked with a coating of sugar, orange zest, and cinnamon. Topped with locally produced maple syrup.