Our farmhouse is located 35 miles northeast of Eau Claire in Chippewa County. You'll love our place because of its location close to scenic forests, rivers, lakes, parks and trails. In under 30 minutes, you can be sampling local artisan beer and wine made at one of six wineries and breweries including the Jacob Leinenkugel brewery in Chippewa Falls. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and furry friends (pets).
River to Ridge farmhouse is central to thousands of acres of inspired adventure in the form of county forests, State Parks, and National trails. Chippewa County boasts 449 lakes and streams, including Lake Wissota, the largest lake, as well as 24 classified trout streams for fishing, paddling or boating. Fish on the Chippewa and Holcombe Flowages for panfish, catfish, bass, northern pike, walleye, musky or ancient sturgeons. Enjoy whitewater kayaking on the Chippewa River during any one of the scheduled releases in Jim Falls!
Land lovers can enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, or ATV experiences on miles of scenic woodland trails, including the 19.5-mile Old Abe paved trail for hiking, biking and roller-blading, the 22-mile Hay Meadow equestrian trail, the 23-mile Ice Age trail, or the 27-mile groomed cross country ski trail at Hickory Ridge. There are over 19 miles of ATV and over 500 miles of funded snowmobile trails in Chippewa County.
Forage, fish and hunt in the county forest, or gather fresh, local ingredients--eggs, berries, fruit, vegetables, chicken, beef, honey or cheese---at any number of farmer’s stands or markets. In under 30 minutes, you can be sampling local artisan beer and wine made at one of six wineries and breweries including the Jacob Leinenkugel brewery in Chippewa Falls.
Our home is your home! When you are here, we will show you around, make space in the refrigerator, and point you to where you can find necessities (like cups and coffee....!) Our place is a work-in-progress so we are often painting, landscaping, or repairing fences and porches nearby if you need anything.
Interaction with guests
We will help customize your trip and provide shuttle service to make your stay memorable!
I am a geologist and come from and have a big family. My husband and I are serial renovators, having restored or built 6 unique properties including waterfront, farmsteads, and historic mansions over the last 25 years. Locally, I am a guest chef. When I am not working you'll find me prospecting for books, bargains, fresh, locally-sourced food or planning the next outside adventure with family and friends.