This premiere property, located in the heart of Crawford County, offers the unique ambiance one expects in a finely appointed lodge style home. Once featured in Country’s Best Log Homes Magazine, this custom home is situated atop a private ridge offering the breathtaking scenery of Wisconsin’s Driftless Region. It beautifully blends with the 154.79 surveyed acres of varied landscape making this property a unique treasure. The property would make an excellent full time residence or a country retreat and the remote control thermostat and security system will lend comfort whether at home or away.
The custom residence built by Wisconsin Log Homes was beautifully designed to make the most of the surrounding view. The 3800+ sq. ft. of living space is tastefully finished to mirror the outdoor grandeur and the exterior was professionally refinished in 2016. The main floor living area flows together nicely to give an open airy feel. The great room features floor to ceiling windows which shed natural light on a soaring stone fireplace and custom carved mantle. You’ll enjoy cooking and entertaining in the spacious kitchen with custom hickory cabinets, granite countertops, a walk in pantry and an island with a cooktop and sitting area. The handy dining area offers the same amazing views as the great room and an adjacent 3 season porch. A main floor laundry room is conveniently located off of the kitchen and next to the entry way from the attached garage. The main floor also offers a 2 story guest entry area with a nearby guest bath. Last but certainly not least is the main floor master suite that is easy to love. A large sleeping area opens on to a private deck perfect for enjoying spring mornings. The master bath features couples sinks with granite counter tops, Ultra air jet soaking tub and a tile shower with multiple body sprays. A roomy walk in closet completes this private retreat.
An open stairway leads upstairs to a sitting area that takes advantage of the large great room windows to offer fine long range views. Two private bedrooms on this floor share a full bath featuring solid surface counter tops and a tub/ shower combo.
The lower level is a great gathering area with a central family room and a walkout to a ground level patio area which is the perfect location to enjoy a barbeque with family or friends. The lower level also provides 3 additional bedrooms and a ¾ bath. Tile flooring with in-floor heat keep this lower lever comfortable year around.
Not far from the house, a 40’X56’ pole building with full concrete floor is a perfect place to store equipment and outdoor toys. Part of this building (600 sq. ft.) is finished and heated to make an excellent wood working shop or hobby area. A little further along the ridge sits a 12’X12’ log garden shed/play house finished to match the main house.
While the improvements are ‘top shelf’, the land is amazing as well. Access to this private sanctuary is via a blacktopped driveway that winds through hardwood forests and passes two majestic white oak trees on the way to the home on the ridge. The expansive yard has been well designed and maintained to complement the home. ATV trails throughout the acreage connect visitors to a small pond, several food plots, and a natural prairie area. Approximately 52 acres of tillable land offer space for wildlife food plots or renting for extra income. The rest of the acreage is a mix of Wisconsin hardwoods and groupings of evergreen trees which provides great wildlife cover (some of which is enrolled in CRP through 2020). Scattered apple trees also add their accents. This property is home to a thriving wildlife population and you can expect to see small game, turkey, upland game birds, whitetail deer and plenty of song birds. If fishing is your passion, the Wisconsin River, Mississippi River, and many trout streams are in close proximity.
As if these features weren’t enough, you can also enjoy underground adventure in the Boscobel Bear Cave which is located on the property. This cave was originally named ‘Blue Water Cave’ but was later named ‘Bear Cave’ as 2 large bears were killed there shortly before it was first mapped in 1909. A later mapping showed it to be over 800 feet long with one room approximately 35 feet high. Currently it is known as the Boscobel Bear Cave and is great for a conversation piece or an exciting afternoon of exploring.