Welcome to our newest home at Big Valley Ranch. This home features unique African decor in the middle of the driftless region hillside. This spacious house allows guests of all ages accommodations to relax apart or gather together. Take in the beautiful scenery from inside the home or on our large outdoor deck. A large kitchen is fully stocked and ready for use with high end appliances. A large dining table is located right off the kitchen. The five bedrooms each provide various sleeping accommodations and have large closets to hold everyone's belongings. There are two living rooms, one upstairs with fireplace and table for games or morning coffee and the other located downstairs with TV (Cable with sports channels included) and DVD player. An additional game room is located on the lower level, complete with arcade games, board games, and indoor fun. The front patio does include an outdoor fire pit (wood provided) and a gas grill is located on our deck (propane provided).
Rental of our house includes use of our 50 miles of trails over our 1000 acres property. For those wishing to bring their own horses, a riding arena, outdoor paddocks, indoor stalls and a round pen are also available for use. Sorry, no ATV's or motorized vehicles allowed on the trails. Snow shoes, horses, bikes, and hikers are welcome! We also have some wonderful hills for sledding during the winter months.
Our Caretaker will contact you the week of your arrival to arrange a check-in time. He or she will then meet you at the house at that time to walk you through the house and make sure you know where everything is and how to use the heat, air conditioning, fireplace, internet, etc. Anything you need during your visit will be handled by the caretaker.
Big Valley Ranch is located in Avoca, WI. Approximately 50 minutes from Madison. A very scenic location in the middle of the driftless region of hills, valleys, farmland and forest. We are conveniently located minutes from Taliesin, House on the Rock (attraction, resort and golf course), "The Shitty Barn" and American Players Theatre. The Lodge is one of 5 houses located on our 1000 acres. Though it has it's private entrance(driveway), it is easily accessible by car to the other homes if your group should require more than on home.