Offering beautiful, comfortable guest rooms, private wooded trails, an excellent book and video library, evening dinner, and our special candlelight breakfast, Brambleberry B&B is a destination in itself.
But for those who enjoy exploring, the surrounding area has enough activities and attractions to keep you busy for a week. No matter what the season or time of year, there is always something to do or see.
Enjoy the splendor of every season on our hiking trails, teeming with wildlife. Visit Tenba Ridge winery weekends (May through December, but also open by appointment), artisans, Amish craftspeople, state parks or browse antiques shops in nearby Hixton. Enjoy dinner at the inn or at one of our beautiful picnic sites. Or dine at one of the area's restaurants.
Spend an evening stargazing, reading a good book, chatting over a glass of wine by the fire or enjoying a relaxing whirlpool bath. Sit on one of our two porches or our patio and watch whitetail deer and turkeys in the fields or hawks soaring in the skies. As you drift off to sleep, you might hear the whippoorwill sing, an owl hooting or the coyotes howl.
Spring means lambing season, mud and maple syrup time. Along our nature trail, spring is the time for wildflowers including cowslips, wild lupine, apple blossoms and the showy foliage of skunk cabbages. Jackson County ATV trails reopen. Turkey hunting begins in April. In May Tenba Ridge Winery reopens for the season, the Trempealeau County bike tours begin and the inland fishing season opens. There's also a local Amish auction featuring quilts and other handmade crafts.
The Ho-Chunk Nation holds a Pow-Wow Memorial Day weekend near Black River Falls.
Outdoor recreational opportunities abound, with biking, canoeing, kayaking, Mississippi River boat tours, hiking in Perrot State Park, Black River State Forest and Wazee Park, which features some of the Midwest's best scuba diving. Visit the 6,226-acre Trempealeau National Widlife Refuge for some of the nation's best birding opportunities. The refuge, along side the Mississippi River, serves as a major migratory flight path for several species of birds. Many of our Amish neighbors sell produce. The strawberry and blueberry crops are available at pick-your-own farms. Almost every weekend features an area festival, including the annual Riverfest celebration in La Crosse the week of July Fourth.
Enjoy a month of Shakespeare at the annual festival in Winona, June 26 through July 26.
Visit the numerous area farmer's markets or the area's county fairs. The Ho-Chunk Nation holds a Pow-Wow Labor Day weekend near Black River Falls.
The fall colors dot the hills and valleys, highlighting a busy season of activities, which include Oktoberfest in La Crosse, Cranberry Festival in Warrens, apple orchards and pumpkin patches and hunting. Countryside Lefse in Blair cranks up production for the fall and winter season. Wetherby Cranberry Co. offers periodic free cranberry marsh tours. With approximately 200,000 acres of public lands and a bountiful supply of deer, it is not surprising that Jackson County is known as the "Deer Capital of Wisconsin." The Jackson County Forest and Black River State Forest provide a perfect habitat for deer, ruffed grouse, squirrel and wild turkey. Dike 17 and the Black River bottoms provide excellent waterfowl hunting for ducks and geese. (Guest hunting is not allowed on our property, but we are one mile away from public hunting. Our nature trail is closed during gun deer season week.)
Winter is a great time to visit our inn, where you can snowshoe or cross-country ski on our open fields. We're located only two miles from Jackson County snowmobile trail No. 1, which connects with a system of trails that extend more than 300 miles. Connections can be made with every trail in the state. Enjoy a day on the trails and relax in front of our fireplace.
If cross-country skiing is your winter fun, the Black River State Forest has 24 miles of groomed trails. Wazee Park has 11 miles of ungroomed trails, which offer a view of Wazee Lake, which even features scuba diving under the ice for the truly adventurous. Perrot State Park has nine miles of groomed trails. Mount La Crosse offers downhill skiing with 18 downhill slopes and snowboarding. Bruce Mound in nearby Clark County offers downhill skiing and other winter sports as well. La Crosse features Rotary Lights, the Midwest's largest holiday lights display in Riverside Park along the Mississippi River.
No matter what the season, whether you're looking to "get away from it all" or enjoying the area's attractions, Brambleberry B&B is the place where time slows down.
Onsite amenities: Hiking on our trails (muck boots provided), snowshoeing, abundant wildlife, stargazing, books, DVDs, lawn games and board games. High-speed wireless Internet access is available.
Nearby Tenba Ridge Winery, Perrot State Park and Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge, Arcadia Memorial Park, Black River State Forest, Mississippi River, Black River canoeing, 10 area golf courses within 30 miles, Sand Creek Brewery, state bike trails, Trempealeau County bike tours, antiques, Amish goods and crafts, artisans and restaurants. Shopping and restaurants in the La Crosse, Onalaska and Winona, Minn. areas are within 27 to 35 miles.
La Crosse offers a variety of places to visit, including Grandad Bluff, City Brewery, river cruises on the three different boats (Island Girl, La Crosse Queen and Julia Belle Swain), Hixon House Museum and a beautiful historic downtown with lots of unique shopping and restaurants. For more information, visit La Crosse Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau
|Brambleberry Bed and Breakfast has a large reading selection, including four bookcases and three window seats running the entire length of the guest lounge. Guests can curl up on the comfy overstuffed furniture or on the window seats, all in full view of our fireplace. Our reading selection includes many cookbooks, travel books, home and garden books as well as a large selection of British and Scottish magazines.