Located on a quiet ridgetop, The Garden Cottage at Meadowlark Ridge is just six miles west of Viroqua, Wisconsin. You'll find everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a king-sized bed, kitchen, gas grill, large bathroom, walk-in tile shower, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player & movies, and now with high speed internet. All linens, soaps, coffee, tea, and kitchen utensils are provided. The cottage is perfect for couples, as well as persons coming to fish the nearby trout streams.
The Garden Cottage is located next to the owner's home, yet it is still private, with beautiful perennial gardens around the house and cottage and a raised-bed veggie garden we share with guests. With amazing views of the skyline and set between two valleys, you will love the quiet location, dark skies and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Our cropland and all surrounding land is farmed organically.
We provide everything you need for a comfortable stay in this one-room cottage - quality linens & towels; a kitchen with stove, microwave/convection oven, coffee maker, tea pot, toaster and large refrigerator; all utensils for cooking; coffee/tea; free satellite Wi-Fi; a flat-screen TV and a DVD player with a selection of movies. There is a new Weber gas grill on the covered porch. Guests are welcome to use the washer and dryer in the kitchen area.
The cottage is air conditioned and has a large walk-in tile shower in the full bath. There is a very comfortable king-sized bed with high quality linens and blankets. The bed has a heated mattress pad so you can enjoy a nice warm bed in the colder months.
Relax with a massage during your stay at The Garden Cottage. Wayne is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) who has been helping clients since 2009 in our home as well as in office and chiropractic settings. Sessions take place in our home. The room is large and comfortable with beautiful views. You may accompany your partner while they receive a massage, relaxing with a book if you choose. Wayne practices an integrated approach to massage - combining deep tissue and trigger point release with relaxation in each session. He believes stress relief is equally important and hopes that each client leaves with a profound sense of peace.
The Garden Cottage is licensed with the State of Wisconsin. Sorry but we have a no-pet policy. The cottage is perfect for two adults; we cannot accept guests under 18 years old.
Feel free to roam around our 9-acre property and enjoy the views and extensive perennial and vegetable gardens. In the summer we share our fruits and vegetables with guests.
Interaction with guests
We are happy to spend time with our guests to recommend places to hike, fish or dine. For our guests' privacy, we never just stop by the cottage; we always text our guests if we need to contact them.
Other things to note
While we are not licensed to provide breakfast, you'll find information in the cottage on several places to eat in Viroqua, including the hot bar at the food co-op and restaurants that serve a full breakfast. We provide coffee, tea, cream and sugar, and the cooking equipment you need to make your own breakfast.
Sorry but we have a no-pet policy. The cottage is perfect for two adults. Smoking is allowed on our property but not in the cottage.
Wayne & Sherrie opened The Garden Cottage in June, 2015 after retiring to Viroqua in 2014. They had been vacationing in Vernon County near Viroqua for 15 or so years and decided to make it their retirement home. They are excited to share the natural beauty of the area with you by offering their cottage and access to their property.