John Gill at Tenba Ridge Winery
A must visit is the Tenba Ridge Winery, located within 6 miles from Brambleberry.
The Sand Creek Brewery in Black River Falls is home of award-winning microbrews. In 1856, Swiss immigrant Ulrich Oderbolz founded the Oderbolz Brewing Company in Black River Falls on the site of the present Sand Creek Brewing Company. The brewery did not survive Prohibition but was re-opened in 1995. The brewery offers free tours every Friday afternoon at 3 and Saturdays starting at noon. Other times can be arranged if you call ahead at (715)284-7553.
The City Brewery at Third and Mississippi in La Crosse was established in 1858 by John Gund and Gottlieb Heileman. The brewery has a long history and today the City Brewery now sells beers under its own trademarks throughout the upper-Midwest and also produces and packages for other leading beverage marketers.

Tour Schedule:
January, February, & March - Fridays & Saturdays
April & May - Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays
June through August - Monday thru Saturday
September through October - Call for schedule (608) 785-4283
November through December - Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays

The Merchant General Store and Stroll Down Memory Lane, located next door, are two great shops in downtown Black River Falls.

 

 

The Craft Barn near Galesville features local artisans and lots of country arts and crafts.
Located in Beach Corner is the Beach Corner Art Studio of Nancy Horton (Fiber Arts) and Ron Reimer (Commercial and Art Photography); sales gallery for local artisans, including woven, hooked, and braided rugs, wood turning, basketry, painting, jewelry, rosemaling, and pottery. Custom framing and digital imaging services, photographic portrait studio, art, music, and photography classes as well as community social events. Located in a century-old former one-room schoolhouse, open for tours during gallery hours: Thursday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Antiques, shops, beer and wine

Antique shops and stores selling unique items dot our area communities. Many of our Amish neighbors sell their own produce or wares. Like other Amish businesses, they are not open Sundays.
Just up the road, within a 10-minute drive, is Tenba Ridge Winery. Tenba has a lovely tasting terrace with a spectacular view. The winery is open May through December and otherwise by appointment. Click here for a video tour of Tenba Ridge.

Another winery within 35 miles is Garvin Heights Vineyards, located on a scenic bluff overlooking Winona, Minn. The winery features cold climate grapes and is open seasonally on the weekends.

If you want a taste of another regional winery, the Vernon Vineyards Winery located between Westby and Viroqua -- about an hour's drive -- also offers seasonal tasting from May through December. The winery overlooks the Bad Axe River and has 32 vineyards with 68 acres of grapes.

For more information on local wineries, visit our wine page.

Hixton
The village of Hixton, a 20-minute drive from our B&B, has turned itself into an antique mecca, worthwhile of a day’s browsing. Some of the furnishings for our B&B came from the shops in Hixton.
The School House Antique Mall is the former Hixton K-12 school, featuring nearly 200 dealers in booths that fill the classrooms, gymnasium and nooks and crannies of the school. There’s also an open-air flea market next to the school every second weekend, May through October.
Other antique shops in Hixton are The Village Peddler, Miller's Antiques and Cobblestone Cottage, which also features unique gifts and home décor as well as antiques.
Seasonally, Cain's Orchard has blueberry and apple picking.

Black River Falls
The county seat of Jackson County, about 16 miles from our B&B, has several antique and specialty stores. The Merchant General Store is filled with unique old-fashioned items. Next door is an antique store called Stroll Down Memory Lane.
Also in downtown Black River Falls is the Antique Center, a lower-level shop.
A fixture in downtown Black River Falls is Moe’s Hardware, a several-generation store with plenty of old-time service, fully-stocked general merchandise shelves and the area’s largest selection of firearms.
Other downtown stores include Sampson Art Gallery and Glass D’Lights, along with Buzz & Brew, a coffee, wine and beer-making supplies store.
The Sand Creek Brewery, a unique microbrewery located in an historic building with a long brewing history, has a gift shop and sampling room open Monday through Friday. The brewery is open for tours Friday afternoon at 3 and also has Saturday tours in the summer.
Deer Creek Trading Company is located on Hwy. 54 near I-94.
Located at N5228 Cloverdale Road west of Black River Falls is Morning Star, which features antiques and unique gifts. Open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (715) 299-2607

La Crosse
Downtown La Crosse has the three-story Antique Center of La Crosse, located on historic Third Street. Be sure to visit nearby Pearl Street and grab an ice cream cone at the Pearl, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Other antique stores are on the city's North Side on Caledonia Street.

Sparta

Sparta is home not only to the Sparta-Elroy Bike Trail, but also has a few antique stores, including Sparta's New and Used, located at Hwy. 27 and I-90, and Jenine's Antiques and Water Street Antiques, both located downtown on Water Street.

West Salem

Art and Antiques is located in downtown West Salem, which also features Salem House, an antique and used book store, Coulee Cheese Castle and Jolivette Family Farms, which sells fresh produce and has pick-your-own strawberries in season..

Winona, Minn.
The former home of Bub's Brewery at the foot of the landmark Sugar Loaf is now home to Sugar Loaf Antiques. There also are numerous shops downtown. Winona is also home to Garvin Heights Vineyards and several museum/art centers.

Flea markets
Jackson County has three large flea markets each year. Memorial Day weekend there are flea markets in Black River Falls and Hatfield. Fourth of July weekend Hatfield hosts the flea market and it returns to both communities Labor Day weekend.

Trempealeau County

GALESVILLE:
 


Bean Pot Antiques

608-539-4626

Common Market

608-582-4442

Craft Barn

608-582-3447

Decorahland Apple Store

608-582-2119

Ferguson Morningside Orchard

608-539-4239

Nickles Furniture Store

608-582-2356

Phoneco Antiques Phones

608-582-4124

Stitch in Time

608-582-4656

Treasure Chest  

608-582-3022

ARCADIA:
 


Brier Patch/North O’Town Antiques 

608-323-7672

Kountry  Krafts  & Quilts

608-323-3770

 Tulips & Treasures 

608-323-7904

 

 


ETTRICK:
 


Christa’s Yarn Shop

608-525-2757

Roadside Weaving

608-525-4891


INDEPENDENCE:
 


Always in Season Gifts & Baskets

715-985-2337

Olde’ Creamery Antiques

715-985-2503

Olson Wood Crafts

715-985-3702

Southern Exposure/Mexican Arts & Crafts 

715-985-2102

OSSEO:
 


Country Cupboards of Wisconsin

715-597-2355

General Store Antiques

715-597-2664

Hawk Weed Antiques

715-597-6240

Many Little Things Crafts & Collectibles

715-597-2879

Norske Nook Coffee House & Gifts       

715-597-3765

Quilt Yard

715-597-2542

Remember When  Gifts & Collectibles

715-597-2809

Sandy’s Attic

715-597-5453



TREMPEALEAU:
 


Eckers Apple Farm

608-539-2652

Mississippi Flyway Art Gallery

608-534-5699

Montoville Antiques & Fine Crafts

608-534-6780

Red Rooster Antiques

608-534-7783

Wildwood Spices & Gift Shop

608-534-6644


WHITEHALL:
 


Green Hills Art Gallery

715-538-4625

Remember When Gifts & Collectibles

715-538-2439

Totulley by Hand

715-538-1505