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Exclusive Western Themed Retreat with 1000 Acres to Enjoy

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)

A secluded, private, ranch retreat ideal for family vacations, celebrations, holidays, reunions, retreats, weddings and group events.

Need to Relax? You've picked the right place. Nestled in the deeply carved valleys of the driftless region, Big Valley Ranch offers a quiet and extraordinary lodging experience where you can horseback ride, hike, and bike right outside your door. Wildlife abounds with birds, squirrels, deer, turkey, and you might even see the elusive red fox, or a Big Buck just yards from the ranch. The grounds are both breathtaking and beautiful, with plenty of room for outdoor games and gatherings. With 40 miles of trails, natural streams, a covered picnic pavilion, 60 outdoor horse paddocks, a sand volleyball court and an impressive lighted outdoor arena, the possibilities are endless.

Once a buffalo ranch, the 1000 acres is now home to an exclusive western retreat and vacationer’s paradise. The original rustic barn was restored into an elegant bed and breakfast using the original foundation, beams and barn boards. With 4200 square feet of country luxury, the barn house features 4 western themed bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a majestic Great Room with a beautiful stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, leather sofas, and hardwood floors. The fully-equipped kitchen has granite counter tops, bar seating, stainless steel appliances, and a large dining table. The Great Room leads outside to a private, full-length deck with hot tub facing a horse pasture where you can enjoy grilling out or relaxing in our 8 person hot tub. Want to entertain a large party? Check out Miss Kitty’s Saloon. Although not a facility serving spirits, it houses saddle stools and a bar to enjoy your own beverages. There you can play a game of pool, darts, foosball, cards or dance to the jukebox. Located below the barn house living quarters is the stable with 8 premium stalls, tack room and wash rack. Nearby is the milk house (shower house) which houses a large walk-in shower and bath.

Not wanting plush accommodations?

Check out our bunk house which holds up to 6 people. Amenities include: 3 full size bunk beds, futon, microwave, mini refrigerator, TV and outdoor grill.

Big Valley Ranch is meant to be versatile. Let us know what kind of experience you are looking for and we will do our best to accommodate. Our piece of paradise is meant for anyone that wants to escape from the stressful, hectic lifestyle we often find ourselves in.

Keywords: ranch, hunting, horseback riding, Wisconsin vacation rental, private, secluded, rustic, western, stables, trails, reunions, birthdays, weddings, corporate events, retreats, class reunions, scouts, weekend get-aways, family holidays, canoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, paint ball, snowmobiling, volleyball, skeet shooting, bow hunting, muzzle loader hunting, deer, turkey, golf, bird watching, events, antiquing, horse shoes.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2018

What makes this lodge unique

Remotely located, yet close enough to area attractions:

We are conveniently located 15 miles from Spring Green which is famous for Frank Lloyd Wright’s House on the Rock, American Players Theater, Rock and Taliesan. The Wisconsin River is 2 miles away and allows for excellent fishing, sightseeing, canoeing and sandbar picnics. Other area attractions include: Waz Inn Canoe Rental, Springs Golf Course, Weggy Winery, Governor Dodge State Park, and Global View Buddust Healing Center.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for accommodating my family and me this Christmas. We were delighted to hear that the Big Valley Ranch was available for our holiday celebration. It is centrally located to all of us so the travel was easy.

My sister and her family arrived first and were absolutely amazed and delighted with the house and décor. The house had the same impact on the rest of the family when they arrived.

We love to eat and drink! Having a full kitchen and bar was simply perfect for us. We took advantage – cooked a ton of food and utilized most of the games during our stay.

The snow was a blessing. We brought saucer sleds and blazed a few trails for all to enjoy.

Our plan is to return next year for our annual celebration again. Would like exploring further out if possible.

Thanks for preparing the house for us and for getting the driveway plowed in time, following the major snow storm.

It was perfect!

Sherri K.
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Avoca

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Great Plains Room - 2 double , Accommodates up to 4 people
    Wild West Room - 2 double , Accommodates up to 4 people
    Rodeo Room - 1 queen , Accommodates up to 2 people
    Anasazi Room - 1 queen , Accommodates up to 2 people
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
For a more rustic feel, check out our Bunk House (sleeps up to 6 people) 4-full size bunked beds, Futon couch, dining table and chairs, mini kitchen with microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee pot and toaster. Nearby 52x42 covered picnic pavillion, (with buffet counter, 2 refrigerators, 10 picnic tables) Lighted 150x300 outdoor arena, 60 horse paddocks, Round Pen, Sand Volleyball, Badmiton, Ping Pong, Tether Ball, Fire Pit.


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Exclusive Western Themed Retreat with 1000 Acres to Enjoy
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 32 reviews

Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were very helpful and accommodating. The property was wonderful, and I would love to go back!

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful property words cannot describe how great the house and grounds are

  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation there were 14 of us and the space was just perfect for kids and adults of all ages

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home for our family of 7 adults and 2 grandchildren to rent, so incredibly spacious! Every amenity provided needed to have a very comfortable stay. Everyone especially enjoyed their time in Miss Kitty's Saloon, something for everyone. We also took advantage of the games on the game cubbie. From inside and out the house, deck, and grounds were impeccable. My husband and daughter enjoyed biking on the trails. At night the grandchildren loved looking out the big picture window to spot a deer or raccoon. They also enjoyed visiting the sheep!😊 Thank you for a most memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We did an 11 man golf trip and rented the Barn House and the bunk house at Big Valley Ranch. All i can say is WOW. This property, specifically the barn house, is truly amazing. It's a perfect getaway spot for a group for 6-14. It has just about every amenity you can ask for. I'd definitely recommend renting this house.

  • Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique setting for a gathering of friends

  • 5 of 5

What a spacious barn home for a large group of friends! We could all hang out in one place without tripping over each other. Loved the nature hikes and quietness. Would love to come here again!

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the barn...

So much fun in the game room, hiking the trails and just relaxing as a family. We were all together and enjoyed every minute. We searched for weeks for the perfect property and the Big Valley Ranch exceeded our expectations. Couldn't believe the attention to details in every Room, piece of furniture and fixture.

Other reviews stated the photos didn't do this place justice... they were right.

We have already shared all our fun photos and recommended this place to many family and friends. Definitely plan on booking again in the near future.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Joni's Food and Spirits, Waz Inn, The Woods
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
House on the Rock Resort

We are a short drive from the House on the Rock, American Players Theater and Taliesen attractions.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Avoca

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Summer
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$660.2

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Sorry, no bachelor/bachelorette parties. Renting individuals need to be 21 years of age or older.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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