Farm Stay Vacation Rental
The Guest House is warm, cozy, and rustic. It has two levels and three bedrooms that sleep six adults comfortably. The upper level consists of two bedrooms, each with a full size bed. It has a fully equipped apartment sized kitchen with everything you need to prepare and serve meals during your stay. It has a dining area with seating for six to eight as well as a bathroom with a shower.
The Hunter Room is located on the second floor and has an east facing window where early risers can enjoy spectacular sunrises.
The bed is a full sized with pillow top mattress.
The Farmer Room is on the main level with 2 twin beds, making it perfect for a kids room or 2 adults. It has a great view of our west pasture for close up encounters with the highland fold.
The Harley Room is on the second level overlooking the west pasture. The sunset views are beautiful. This room has a full size cool gel memory foam mattress.
Lazy I Ranch is a working farm. Your visit will be a true experience of a Wisconsin farm, in all of it's glory.
The Guest House:
The lower level consists of a living room with a tall, shed-vault ceiling and a central pellet stove providing both comfort and ambience in the winter. Air conditioning will keep you cool on the days that it's too hot to keep the windows open. The living room comfortably seats six adults. The third bedroom, which has two twin beds is also on the lower level and includes a bonus, low-ceiling sleeping loft we call "The Dog House" which is accessible by a short ladder. It is a unique and fun place for kids or kid at heart grown-ups to sleep.
The kitchen is stocked with dishes, cookware, and some of the basics you will need to prepare meals during your stay. You'll only need to bring grocieries. There is a refrigerator, oven with 4 burner electric stove, crockpot, coffee pot, and seating for 6 - 8. We will also provide coffee and filters, some kitchen basics like seasonings and condiments, and fresh eggs from our farm.
The lower level includes the shared space of our traditional "summer kitchen". The summer kitchen provides an ideal indoor area to prep for your outdoor cooking. It has a full sized refrigerator with freezer, sink, and counter space. The summer kitchen is part of the working farm operation. Don't be surprised if you find a bottle of milk replacer or calf vitamins in the fridge next to your beverages. It opens both to the patio with outdoor seating and the finished garage which has been converted into an authentic biker bar affectionately known as Poppa Wheelie's.
Stock the bar with your favorite beverages, pick from our CD collection or plug in your own tunes. You might even hear a race gas powered Harley fire up on occasion. It is a tried and tested party spot that can be open to the outdoors or shelter from the rain. Just outside Poppa Wheelie's is a large fire pit. The summer kitchen, biker bar, and fire pit are shared areas. You may have them all to yourself or you may make friends with others visiting the farm. If you would like private use of these areas please let us know in advance.
Common Areas are shared by all residents and guests. These include the Summer Kitchen, Poppa Wheelie's Garage Bar, bonfire pit, and all outdoor areas.
Things to Do: Lazy I Ranch is an 80-acre working farm so if the idea of immersing yourself in daily farm life and turning back time to your days at your grandparents farm appeals to you we can make that happen. There is always plenty to do: weeding the garden; picking produce; gathering eggs; cleaning coops and nesting boxes; walking the fence perimeters; and if that's not enough we can always put a shovel in your hands. Depending on the season we could be harvesting from the garden, canning product, picking apples, pressing cider, or splitting wood. You are welcome to join in our daily fun!
Our 40-acres of woods contains 2 miles of mowed walking trails with an abundance of nature, flora, and fauna. Dozens of apple trees, berry bushes, and wildflowers line the trails. Deer, pheasants, eagles, and other wildlife sightings are a daily occurrence. There are trails for biking, lakes for fishing, and creeks for kayaking nearby, and easy access to county ATV and snowmobile trails.
There are a variety of bars and restaurants in the area, including classic WI fare like cheese curds and burgers, as well as farm-to-table, vegan, and gluten-free options. Nearby towns offer antique shopping, grocery stores, breweries, wineries, and other entertainment. If just relaxing is what you need there is nothing better than a hammock swaying in the summer breeze with cows gently mooing in the distance. Far from the lights and noises of the city you can experience the night time in all it's glory. Listen to the frogs chirp, watch the fireflies dance, or just gaze at the stars while you sit at the bonfire.