Country home with flowing river by Wisconsin Dells

Cozy country home located on a beautiful, peaceful piece of propertyTranquil outdoor setting for guestsPicturesque spot to have an outdoor barbecueSpacious kitchen, fully stocked, ready for guests to useOpen floor plan with hardwood floors throughout the homeOpen living room floor plan, with a pull-out sofaCountry Bedroom # 1Country bedroom #2Country bedroom #3Indoor recreationThe charm of a barn 108 years-oldBrilliant rays of morning sunshine by the riverFlowing river twists its way through the door yard and retreat propertyTrail head on the propertyEnjoy a leisurely hike on a marked trail through the propertyQuiet trail to take hikes on during your stayLots of lush green wide open spaces at the retreatLots of old oak trees on the propertyAn abundance of wildlife, like turkeys, can be spotted on the propertySome land at the retreat used for agricultureMother Nature paints the sky with scenic sunsetsA peaceful sunset at Fox River RetreatA warm golden sunset at the Fox River Retreat
“ Excellent ”
26 Reviews
State Highway 44, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53954


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $109 - $129
Per week: $625
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Wisconsin Dells vacation home rental
Country home situated on nearly 100 acres with a flowing river running through property, hiking path and lots of wildlife, located approximately 25 miles from popular Wisconsin Dells. The retreat is minutes away from Cascade Mountain ski resort.

Home features three full size bedrooms along with a pull-out sofa sleeper in the living room. Each bedroom includes a full-size bed, dressers, night stands, lamps, roomy closets and linens.

The full service kitchen includes seating for six, full size refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, dishes, along with pots and pans.

Washer and dryer located in basement.

Spacious living room includes lots of seating, large picture window view of river twisting through door yard, 28" color television and expandable dining room table.

Newly remodeled bathroom offers a ceramic tile bath/shower unit, new sink and towels. A rustic shower-only stall is also located in basement.

For your recreational needs, a pool table is located in basement.

Picnic table on a paver-brick patio located outside kitchen window, near charcoal barbecue.

Lots of extra room on the property for campers or recreational vehicles, if staging a large family/friend gathering.

Bonfires allowed outside in pit located near the river. Some firewood provided.

Hiking trail maintained around property. Trail runs along river, through woods and by lakes located on home site.

Location ideal for cyclists to explore countryside, with seldom used back roads, all paved.

Close to an abundance of fine dining restaurants, unique attractions and convenient shopping.
Area Information
The outdoors comes to life in Columbia County. Explore the countryside that includes rolling hills filled with wildlife, 11,000 acres of lakes, 49 miles of trout streams and 27 boat landings. Recreational opportunities include fishing, boating, canoeing, biking, golf, snow skiing and much more. Easy drive to Wisconsin Dells, billed as the "Water Park Capital of the World." Vibrant Amish community with several unique shops and stores to explore. Home is located off Highway 44, north of Highway 33, about four miles outside of Pardeeville.

Availability Calendar


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Mar 03 2015 Sep 30 2015 $109 $129 $625 - 1 Night
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Deposits: Our cancellation policy -- for guests who cancel at least 30 days prior to their reservation, a full refund will issued - minus a $10 fee used to cover any financial transaction costs. For cancellations made eight (8) to 29 days in advance of a reservation, there is a cancellation fee of $50, with all other reservation costs being refunded. For cancellations made within seven days of a reservation, fifty (50) percent of the reservation cost is refundable, with some exceptions made for illness
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal


  • Beds

  • 3 Double Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Pool Table
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Garage
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Lake
    (4 miles)
  • Playground
    (5 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
    (4 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Pool
    (20 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Water Skiing
    (4 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (12 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
    (4 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (4 miles)
  • Bowling
    (15 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (4 miles)
  • Beach
    (5 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (4 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (4 miles)
  • Park
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Active farming community nestled within Amish community, which offers several unique shops and stores.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Adam Bristol

Adam Bristol

Lake Mills, WI

Fox River Retreat

September 5, 2014

Excellent experience. Plenty of room inside and outside property. It was nice and secluded, but close enough to town if we needed to pick up anything. We had such a great time. We will definitely be back!

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the comments Adam, we look forward to your return!

Tiffany Ebensperger

Tiffany Ebensperger


Great place to relax by in the country

August 5, 2014

The house was charming and provided for all of our needs. We loved the outdoor grill by the picnic table. We also utilized the fire ring by the river each night. It was a great place to relax in the country with friends. We all agreed that we would stay here again!

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Thanks Tiffany! We appreciate your kind words. It is feedback like this that helps us better serve you and other guests in the future. Thanks again.


Heejin Chung

Heejin Chung


quiet and peaceful

July 30, 2014

My family and I enjoyed to stay the home. There is everything we needed for stay; towels utensils soap silverware etc. Our stay was peaceful and convenient..

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Thanks Heejin:

We try and provide guests with items at the retreat that allow our guests to focus on enjoying their stay. And yes Heejin, we think the peaceful location is a huge benefit for guests. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Michael Brady

Michael Brady

Kellogg, IA

Perfect for a larger family

July 26, 2014

We had a great time staying at this house. We used it as a "home base" while we traveled around the area and into the Dells for attractions. We also stopped at various Amish shops/homes nearby and enjoyed some Amish bakery treats - yum! (Note that the Amish businesses are closed on Thursdays.) This house was perfect for our needs and fit our larger family, which is really difficult to find economical accommodations near the Dells. We enjoyed being away from really close neighbors and had much more room than the normal hotel-type of setting and was a great value for us. Our kids loved the pool table and various games in the basement and we enjoyed having a full kitchen and living room, along with a nice bathroom and 3 bedrooms, along with a sleeper sofa in the living room providing even more sleeping space. The house is older, but kept nice and some updates have been made (appliances, etc.)... and ironically, it matched much of the same style as our own farm house at home (built in the 1960s)... right down to the same style of cupboards, windows, doors, flooring, etc. and was set up very similar to our own floor plan. We also enjoyed the fact that the drawers and cupboards were stocked with everyday supplies and items you might need. One bedroom even had a closet full of board games that the kids could play, and the living room had several vcr tapes and a working vcr for watching movies. The farm is quiet and peaceful and we enjoyed seeing deer and turkey right outside the windows in the early mornings. The house uses fresh well water, so the water pressure is not very high, but this did not affect us since we are used to that (we have well water, too). :) Overall, this was a very good value to us and we enjoyed not feeling cooped up in a hotel room. We were just far enough away from town that it was quiet, but close enough that we could get where we needed to go within 30 minutes or so. If you're looking for a clean, quiet, spacious place to stay, you won't be disappointed!

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Thanks Mike, we're so pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. Appreciate your comments. Being close to the various attractions, yet away from crowds is one of the many perks for our guests. Thanks again.

Lisa Rising

Lisa Rising

Elgin, IL

Cozy home on quiet, serene property

October 26, 2013

Our stay at this property was just what me and my friends needed; peace and quiet, relaxation, and to commune with nature. The house is charming and spacious without being cavernous. It is clean, well stocked, comfortable, and located on a beautiful piece of property, much of which is wooded and untouched. A photographer of any level won't lack subject matter to capture in their lens. If you're looking to relax in a serene setting with the comforts of home, minus the distractions, and for an affordable price, this is the place for you. Although we didn't have opportunity to meet the owner, Jim, I did speak with him on the telephone and he couldn't be nicer or more polite. A+ all around. Thanks, Jim!

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Lisa....thank you for the very kind words. We also think the property is very beautiful and it gives us great pleasure to share this little slice of heaven with special guests like you. Thanks Lisa!

Velida Marzic

Velida Marzic

Wood Dale, IL

Clean and specious

October 15, 2013

We rented house with our 12 year old son and his friend. House was very clean and had everything you need (all spices, coffee, toiletries etc.). Just bring food and you set up for nice time. Boys enjoyed a basket ball hoop, and all of us played pool. Night time was reserved for smores by the river and game (and there are a lot of them). Nice time without distraction of TV or computers. We hope John doesn't mind us picking apples ( delicious). Maybe add a hot tub behind house but very specious and clean house. We hope to go back this winter again

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Velida, thanks for the kind words. We're glad you and the boys enjoyed your time at the retreat. Those apples are good. My Grandma made lots of pies from the apples on those trees and my grand parents also use to have cider made from the apples. Look forward to seeing you again this winter.


Malcolm Brown

Malcolm Brown

Lenexa, Kansas

Nice, out-of-the-way place to stay

August 7, 2013

My family and I stayed there for a week in July. It was a "base-camp" for us as we traveled around central Wisconsin. It was comfortable for the 5 of us, and everything worked. It is a well-maintained, well-stocked old farm house. I would recommend it anyone, and would not hesitate to stay there again,

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Malcolm, thanks for the kind words. The retreat is centrally located to a lot of attractions and places of interest.

josh whelan

josh whelan

Madison, WI

Unexpectedly perfect.

June 8, 2013

So we rented the place for a bachelor party crash pad and weren't expecting much. It turns out the place was huge and clean and stocked. The yard was huge and the fire pit was a great addtion. We cooked out every night and made breakfast every morning. I'd stay there myself in the future or with any number of folks. It was just the right distance from civilization.

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the kind words Josh.

Kim Yurs

Kim Yurs


Lovely quiet retreat

April 5, 2013

This property is beautiful and the house very nice. It was just what we were looking for! Very quiet and close to many local attractions. I will absolutely be renting it again soon. Even in cooler weather there is plenty to keep you occupied.

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the very kind comments Kim. There really is something to do year around. Skiing or snowmobiling in the winter. Fishing opportunities and the Amish attractions year around. And during the summer there are all the attractions at the Wisconsin Dells, golfing or just sitting back and enjoy the peace and quiet available at the retreat. One of my favorite things is to just sit back and enjoy a bonfire along the river at night, any time of the year.

Sachit Goyal

Sachit Goyal

Champaign, IL USA

Fox river retreat

February 25, 2013

The place was nice and calm. Loved the stay there.

Kathleen Gerage

Kathleen Gerage


Lovely Place

December 28, 2012

Had a very lovely time at the Fox River Retreat. Saw deer and lots of birds on site. Nestled in a beautiful part of the state. Close to the Dells. Near a lot of quaint Amish farms and shops. Very close to town and shopping. Great fully equipped kitchen. Loved the peace and quiet. Neat trails to walk. The pool table and basketball game in the basement- great fun. The book of info provided by Jim was very helpful. Thanks Jim for everything.

Deena Oldakowski Noller

Deena Oldakowski Noller

Germantown, WI

If you're looking for peace and tranquility....

September 17, 2012

This is your place! Easy to find. Quaint country house, very clean and it has everything you need. The yard and property are amazing! We saw turkey and deer on one of our walks. Pardeeville and Portage are within a convenient distance. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and will definitely be back!

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the kind comments Deena. We also love the peace, tranquility and wildlife that are part of the property.

Jennifer L. Seet

Jennifer L. Seet

Nineveh, IN USA

Peaceful farm country

September 8, 2012

This house was a perfect, peaceful getaway for our family. We enjoyed the trails on the property, watching the wildlife, and the weather was great! We would definitely come again. Thanks to Jim for his help and hospitality. Jennifer and Bob Seet and family

Jim Hopper

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the kind words Jennifer and Bob. It is guests like you that make it a pleasure to operate our vacation retreat.

Jean Allen

Jean Allen

Fort Atkinson, WI USA

Country home with flowing river by Wisconsin Dells

March 25, 2012

This property was a perfect gem, and all discussions via e-mail with the owner were thorough and complete. I was told everything necessary before my arrival so there weren't any surprises. There was even a wonderful book at my disposal (put together by the owner) to become familiar with restaurants and places of interest in the area. The house was neat, clean, and very comfortable with lots of extra touches. Watching Amish buggies traveling past on the road daily was pretty neat, and the Fox River on the property is clear enough to view the fish below. What a peaceful respite and just a lovely place for a vacation in the country. I'm ready for a return trip already!

Jerry and Linda Bailey

Jerry and Linda Bailey

Illinois, USA

Jan 12 thru Jan 16 stay

January 22, 2012

It is always wonderful staying at this house. very peaceful and relaxing. Scheduled to return this summer for a few days. Hopefully get there in April for a weekend.

Svetozara Dinev

Svetozara Dinev

chicago, IL

great stay!!!

January 4, 2012

we had a great stay there! the house was very welcoming and every-day necessities were found throughout the house. it is in a quiet area outside of town perfect for a quiet get-away from the busy city atmosphere! would recommend it to anyone who enjoys peace, quiet and comfort!

Christine Greenwood

Christine Greenwood

Springfield, Ohio

A fantastic place to relax!

July 27, 2011

Our family enjoyed a wonderful two weeks at Fox River Retreat! The home is very well stocked with everything you need and they provided detailed information on activities, tourist attractions, shopping, and even maps for our boys to run thier cross country miles! We especially enjoyed the Disney movie collection, the pool table in the basement, and the view from the yard. We also used many of the brochures and coupons provided. Thanks for a wonderful vacation! The Greenwood Family

Teresa Giambeluca

Teresa Giambeluca

Rockford, IL

Amazing weekend getaway!

June 1, 2011

Spotless house, great accomodations, quiet and secluded. We all had a great time hiking, cooking out and the accomodations were perfect for all four of us. The property this house is on was beautiful. The house was cute, cozy, and well kept. We also had a great time hanging out in the basement with the pool table and games. Communication with the owner was excellent and we couldn't be happier. Will definitely be back! Can't beat the price for everything you get either! Thanks so much for a relaxing and fun weekend getaway.

john oldenburg

john oldenburg

Rockford, IL

Country Home

May 6, 2011

We had a great time ! If you want a peaceful experience and like nature, you will love this.

Cheri Sorensen

Cheri Sorensen

Rice Lake, WI USA

mid winter get-away

February 15, 2011

It was a great place to meet our daughter's family.(Halfway between Chicago and NW Wisconsin) We enjoyed snow shoeing, cross country skiing on the property. The down hill skiing at Cascade Mountain was exceptional. Skiing there on Friday was less busy than during the weekend. We would recommend it to any of our friends as a place to relax and enjoy the area.

David Meshoulam

David Meshoulam

Evanston IL and Madison WI

Quite a bargain!

February 9, 2011

This place was well worth the price. In fact, I almost didn't rent it because it appeared so cheap. BUT - it was clean, large, and very comfortable. It sits on a beautiful piece of land and has all the amenities. The only downside to the rental were the mattresses - they were a bit soft, but not horrible.



Janesville, WI

Beautiful Trip!

September 14, 2010

This was such a beautiful weekend. We had 6 adults in the home and we had plenty of space. The home was very clean and organized and the property was breathtaking. We had a great time exploring on the trails, and having camp fires at night. It was extremely peaceful feeling like you were way up north and in reality only being a short drive from Madison. We ventured around to near by towns and visited a few flea markets, and enjoyed cooking out and gazing at the stars at night. The only negative’s we had about the property was that the water pressure was very weak (not that big of a deal), and the beds were pretty uncomfortable and you could feel all of the springs as you were sleeping. But other than that I would totally recommend this property and we look forward to going back in the near future!!

Darshan Patel

Darshan Patel

New Jersey

Amazing stay

August 17, 2010

Jim, the stay was amazing and the place was great, as well. It was nothing short of your description.





August 15, 2010

We love the feel of the home is was a country rustic feel. It was absolutely beautiful there. If you like peace and quiet this is the perfect place.Our only thing was we didn't care for was the basement ,it wasn't ideal but we didn't need to be down there a lot so it was ok.



Brookfield, WI

Nice Retreat - Highly Recommended!

July 5, 2010

We just got back today from staying at the place for the whole 4th of July Weekend...When I made a reservation, I was little skeptical. But, once we got there, we found it exactly what the owner has described in this page...Away from the city crowd in a country side, very quiet and peaceful, and completely private. Huge yard with picnic table, grill, can fit 10-15 vehicles easily. Inside of the house was furnished with everything you need with big kitchen and refrigerator. The basement has a nice pool table and dart-board. House is nicely decorated and clean...I wish the house had more than one bathroom, but worked out fine for seven of us. So overall great experience, and I definitely recommend to anyone who loves being in a peaceful, completely private, and away from the city...By the way, the stars looked amazing during the night away from the light-pollution we have in cities...Will definitely come back again.

Alexander Marzano

Alexander Marzano

Chicagoland, IL USA

Amazing property

June 7, 2010

I recently rented out your vacation home in Wisconsin, and might I add, it was amazing: the property, the view, everything. We enjoyed our stay so much in fact, we are planning another visit, hopefully for a longer period of time.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

September 2014 -- We had an excellent stay at your home! It is so peaceful and quiet here. We did notice a bit of water on the bathroom floor after being gone a few hours. The faucet was off, so perhaps there is a small leak in the vanity? Our family had a wonderful time! We hope to be back again next year!

Scott and Kirstin T.

October 2014 -- What a beautiful place! We enjoyed our stay so much. Thank you! We were lucky enough to get a few grapes and they were yummy and sweet. Love the candles everywhere, and we listened to your CD several times. The pool table came in handy on a rainy Saturday.

JP and Jenny J.

October 2014 -- Perfect for time away from the city. We really enjoyed our time here. Enjoyed the surroundings. The guidebook really helped.

The Organista Family

December 2014 -- Everything was great. We really enjoyed our trip, we will most definitely recommend to friends and family. See you next year.

Eric K.

January 2015 -- We had a fantastic time here at this cabin. The house, yard and games were awesome! Thank you so much for everything included in the house. We were very comfortable and cozy all weekend. We will definitely be contacting you again in the future. Thanks again and Happy New Year!

Clarisse B.

January 2014 - The house was perfect! We had a great time! Hope to stay here again in the summer.

The DiNatale-Mercado family

August 2014 - Directions to the house were perfect. House was spacious, clean, homey feeling, just an overall great time with friends around the fire. Love it and thank you for everything.

P Jerzyk

August 2014 - We had a lovely stay. I'm sure we will be back. Thank you for having us.

E. Sanchez

July 2014 - We greatly enjoyed our stay, thank you! Please consider extending your hiking trail. It is beautiful and we had wished it was longer.

T. Smith

July 2014 - We loved our stay! The house was perfect for the two families and the kids had plenty of room to play. The inclusion of towels, dishes, etc. was a very nice plus. We will definitely be back. Thanks again Jim!

The Shipman's

July 2014 - This was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted a simple, quiet, peaceful place to come home to and this was a perfect fit. Plus, we felt the price was very reasonable and working with Jim was great.

M. Dickbernd

June 2013 - You have a piece of paradise Jim! Thanks for letting Tracey, me and the furry kids (haha) enjoy the retreat over the weekend. Everything went great and we can really tell that you put a lot of time in and care to make it so nice.

We really hope the retreat is there to enjoy for a long, long time. We were blown away with how nice the grounds are kept. The house is also a perfect place and very relaxing.

Thanks again,

Phil & Tracey

JUNE 2012 - Thanks for everything! We enjoyed ourselves very much :)

Billie & John, Texas

APRIL 2012 - We had a wonderful time here. The house is clean and the guidebook was so helpful. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed walking around. Will definitely be back! Thank you.

E. Quaid

Hello Jim,
I hope all is well with you. I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our getaway at your house rental and will definitely be revisiting and have recommended it to friends and family, thanks again.

Vincent - Illinois

September 2011 - We enjoyed our stay at the retreat, so beautiful and peaceful! It was exactly what we were looking for. On suggestion, the water pressure was quite weak, anyway to improve on that? A strong shower would be great for a weekend ski stay. Other than that, loved the place and we thought the hospitality was great! Tracy M, Illinois

August 2011 -- The cabin was great, we really enjoyed ourselves. We will be back next year. Tasia M., Illinois

September 2011 -- Very enjoyable place to stay. Something for everyone. The guys enjoyed the games in the basement. Enjoyed the fire pit. Chuck & Linda B., Wisconsin

August, 2009 -- "We had a wonderful stay here! The farm and house are just beautiful and peaceful. Ed & Ann, Michigan

June 9, 2011 -- We found everything to be amazing. Better than expected. Really looking forward to our August vacation to spend more time. We hiked the trail 2 times. Beautiful. Are there fish in one of those lakes?
We will definetly look at this as our permanent place to stay instead of a hotel in our numerous trips to Wisconsin.
So, thank you for making this place available. All comments are very positive. So we are not the only ones.

Jerry and Linda B.

March 2011 -- We had a great time over our week long stay. This was our first vacation rental and we couldn't have been more pleased. We had a ton of fun with the pool table in the basement and the house was SO roomy! Next time we are planning a stay in the area we will be sure to give you a call. Thanks for everything! Heather & Christian

July, 2010 -- "We really enjoyed the retreat, we found everything we could possibly need. Thanks so much for the maps. I think we visited every Amish store open. The men that came to use the phone were very courteous and we enjoyed visiting with them. We highly recommend your retreat to everyone." -- Dona/Evelyn

Dec., 2010 -- "Everything we needed was here. Thanks for thinking of everything. Happy New Year. We'll be back." -- Jake

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