Explore, Savor and Stay at these Famous Hideaways this Season!
If a getaway is what you’re craving, check out these cozy, award-winning hideaways to explore winter wonderlands, enjoy savory food and wine, and snuggle up by a fire – warming yourself from the inside out!
– LODGING –
There’s nothing simple about these hideaways! From cozy cabins nestled in local coulees to historic establishments brimming with stories, your overnight stay will be nothing less than legendary.
Justin Trails Resort
Cozy – Outdoor Adventure – Fire Places – Pets
One of the cozy places to explore and stay in the La Crosse Region is Justin Trails Resort, in Sparta, WI. It has been ranked as a number 1 best Wisconsin luxury cabin rental hideaway. Their picturesque and private, dog-friendly cabins feature whirlpool bathtubs, handcrafted log beds, gas fireplaces and more nestled in their 200-acres of hills, valleys, forests and meadows. Visitors can venture out of the cozy cabins, rent resort snowshoes, and explore their trails filled with wildlife such as birds, hawks, deer, fox and more. Oh! And they have 3 pet llamas to hand-feed and snow tubing – perfect, goofy fun that’s enjoyable for all ages to boot!
The Paulsen Cabin
Historic – Outdoor Adventure – Tours
This authentic log cabin was built 150 years ago and is truly a step back in time. It is nestled in the Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center with a “little house on the prairie” feel! Due to its location, it is not only a cozy hideaway, but it has epic, outdoor exploration available as well! Norskedalen has 400-acres filled with trails and is located in Coon Valley, WI. The property also highlights the Norwegian heritage with unique buildings and artifacts. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to exploring the one-of-a-kind property that bursts with history, they offer both guided and self-tours. It’s definitely an experience to be had.
B&B – Historic – Chef – In Town – Easy Access
If the great outdoors in a wintery wonderland isn’t your speed, and you prefer to stay closer to the heart of La Crosse, WI, Castle La Crosse is an extraordinary place to stay. Originally built by a local lumber baron in 1982, the architecture is truly fit for a king – or queen! The elaborate wood working details throughout the massive castle-like structured home is striking. They have luxurious, themed suites, an on-site chef, and every room bursts with international and historic furniture, art and artifacts. This award-winning Bed and Breakfast has become famous both locally and nationally and has been voted as the most welcoming bed and breakfast in America.
– RESTAURANTS –
Cozy isn’t limited to lodging in the La Crosse Region, though. The area has become renowned for exceptional cuisine, and there are countless places to warm up and experience diverse ambiances, no matter your taste.
Luxury – Romantic – Unique Ambiance
Lovechild is an establishment located in Historic Downtown La Crosse. Food and Wine listed it among the 50 most romantic restaurants in the country! With round, crushed-velvet booths, red velvet curtains, exposed brick, and an impressively long bar, one definitely feels fancy and “boujie” while dining. Nobody explains the food better than the establishment themselves; “uncomplicated food with intriguing ingredients and big flavors.”
Intimate – Seafood – Charcoal Steaks
Located in North La Crosse, Pogreba Restaurant is known for their innovative food in a cozy atmosphere. It is the perfect location for a special occasion, celebrated for their unique charcoal grilled steaks and seafood selections. From the moment you walk in, the aroma of burning charcoal builds excitement for the outstanding, quality meal to come! Enjoy exceptional service, daily and seasonal specials, unique dishes, and incredible presentation.
Casual – Fish Fry – Lake Views
For a more casual and cozy atmosphere, Red Pines Bar and Grill of Onalaska is a sure win. This bar and grill has been voted as the No. 1 fish fry and the No. 1 rural bar and grill in the La Crosse Region. It is also distinguished for its location, sitting along the edge of Lake Onalaska. Red Pines has a rustic atmosphere serving hand –prepared walleye, perch, in-house smoked ribs, and homemade pizza. The location is an all-around crowd pleaser!