We stayed at the Kickapoo Valley Ranch Guest Cabins while attending a conference on Plant Life and Herbal science -- and what an enchanting (and very apropos) stay it was.
From the first phone contact and cordial greeting by Cowboy Joe, to our arrival at the ranch, to our (reluctant) departure -- our entire stay was terrifically relaxing and serene. The interior comforts of our cabin were just right for the two of us... from sumptuous bedding/linens, to bath amenities, to a convenient and well-equipped kitchenette ... and fresh coffee beans for grinding! The exterior of the cabin is something to behold. A long inviting porch (with comfy rockers and BBQ grill)) which looks out onto a pastoral range of verdant hills... a symphony of bird calls and songs would greet us daily, in this truly peaceful setting.
Nestled in the Kickapoo Valley Reserve region, the surroundings of our "cabin-on-the-ranch" provided a plethora of "natural wild life"... diverse plants, flowers, and foliage; wonderful walking paths, a "family" of friendly and spry llamas, and handsome horses (that gathered and grazed on the surrounding hills). And, lest we forget, the several cute (and curious) cats and kittens that followed our footsteps as we explored the Ranch grounds. Even the Ranch's "Welcome Lodge" was cozy, unpretentious, and inviting.
Following a leisurely drive along the winding, scenic county road, we would retire to our cabin, and reflect on the busy day's schedule of workshops and nature walks which we enjoyed in the company and camaraderie of fellow UPS (United Plant Savers) devotees. Not to mention, that the closing of a perfect weekend was "crowned" with a magical evening during the Perseids Meteor Shower! A velvety black star-studded sky that featured "a mystical light show" of shooting stars ... which we witnessed as we gazed upward, just a few yards from our cabin door. Only in the quiet, undisturbed solitude of this "true country setting" could one partake of such wonders.
Thank You Cowboys Joe and David for your hospitality and for providing an enchanting and memorable refuge. P.S. We bragged about your Ranch to family and friends -- and hope to visit once again. Wees and TT.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Kickapoo Valley of Southwestern Wisconsin these are some of the finest cabin accommodations in the Midwest! Surrounded by 8589 acres of forest preserve, the eight individual guest cabins, featuring king sized beds & sitting areas with sleepers are amazingly appointed and pristinely kept. Porches with over-sized rockers, kitchenettes, handmade quilts & high thread-count sheets. Simply the best! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kickapoo Valley Ranch Guest Cabins Hotel La Farge