Nature Nooks Retreat cabins, Viroqua Wisconsin, bird watching, nature observation, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, skiing

The West Fork of the Kickapoo River at Nature Nooks

Nature Nooks Retreat
& Kinship Place Conference Center
Viroqua, Wisconsin

OUR CHARTER is to protect and enhance biodiversity and carrying capacity, and to create a means of sharing both an appreciation for and a profound sense of belonging to Nature.

Nature Nooks Retreat and Kinship Place conference facilities on the West Fork of the Kickapoo invite you to:

  • RELAX in private, amenity-filled cabins with big panoramic views.
  • GATHER at Kinship Place for your business meeting, retreat or family get-together.
  • ENJOY the natural beauty of the Driftless area & the geologically ancient, bio-diverse, unique Kickapoo Valley.
  • PARTICIPATE in a wide variety of seasonal outdoor activities - hiking, birding, fishing, kayaking, skiing, cycling and more.

Nature Nooks Retreat...

  • Situated on the West Fork of the Kickapoo River in the geographic center of the Driftless Area's 24,000 square miles of unique topography.
  • Easy access to countless spring-fed streams in an area known as the center of cold water fishing heaven in the Midwest.
  • Ten miles from the Kickapoo Reserve, 8,400 acres of wild recreational land with biking, hiking and skiing trails along the Kickapoo.
  • Recreation areas of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers within easy access.
  • 45-minute drive from the Sparta-Elroy bike trail.
  • Premier bicycling on quiet, well-maintained roads available right from the cabin doorsteps.
  • Amish artisans and shops nearby.
  • Nearby Viroqua has it all - Farmers Market, shops, restaurants and the renowned Viroqua Food Coop.

The meandering mile of the Kickapoo West Fork River Valley that runs through the 95 acre property is full of wild life. You'll find brown trout, mammals of all sorts, and richly diverse bird, reptile and amphibian species. In addition to the kayak-friendly white water, pools and fishing holes of the river, there are several gurgling springs, a pond FULL of life, cattail and sedge marshes, acres of restored prairie and even some organic agricultural land. There are softwood bottom lands and hardwood forests with ridge-top views all connected by modestly maintained trails.

Stone artifacts found on the grounds of Nature Nooks Retreat show the area has been seasonally occupied for 12,000 years. One local wildlife specialist and conservationist has said this is "perhpas the most bio-diverse single property I have ever walked."

No matter what season, the quiet and diverse beauty of Nature Nooks reminds us of our connection with Nature and can restore the Spirit.

Facilities - NO PETS

Cabin-in-a-Barn (available three seasons)

  • Two private bedrooms with queen-size beds (one of these has a twin bed as well)
  • Large sleeping loft with additional queen-size bed and a single bed with room for additional air mattresses
  • One double bed and twin bunks downstairs
  • Maximum 12 persons/8 separate beds
  • Bathroom with shower plus half bath
  • Full kitchen with electric stove and fridge
  • Large screened-in porch with BBQ gas grill
  • Wood stove, gas furnace and central air conditioning
  • Large deck with huge north, east and south views
  • Washer and dryer
  • Pool table in the barn
  • High speed wireless internet

Little Barn Cabin (available year-round)

  • Green-built cabin with approximately 800 square feet including the loft, with views of  a pond, meadow and the river
  • Open design with lots of windows and huge views
  • Sleeps six - one queen-size fold-out bed downstairs, sleeping loft with a queen-size and a double bed and a bedroom with queen-size bed upstairs
  • Full kitchen with gas stove, fridge & dishwasher
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Wood stove and hydronic in-floor heat
  • Deck & screened-in porch with gas grill
  • Washer and dryer

Kinship Place...a place to help things happen

Unassuming on the outside, one enters as if through a portal into this timber-framed space that seems to hold the outdoors within. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer big vistas of the restored prairie and the West Fork below. Hardwood floors and the open expansive design of this 1,200 square foot space make Kinsihp Place a versatile spot for a retreat or gathering. 

  • Fully equipped kitchen with gas range, dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator
  • Wood stove, gas furnace, central AC
  • High speed wireless internet
  • Projector and screen
  • Tables and chairs to accommodate meetings of 40 people
  • Dinner service for 36 people
  • Small private away room with queen futon
  • Two fold-out love seats/twin beds in main room
  • Full bath with shower and access to additional half bath
  • Large deck with gas grill
Rates*

Rates for two-night minimum, two person occupancy. $25 extra per person per night (one year and older)

Cabin-in-a-Barn 

  • $150 per night for 2 people/$950 per week
  • Maximum of 12 persons

Little Barn Cabin

  • $175 per night for 2 people/$1100 per week
  • Maximum 6 persons

Kinship Place Conference Facility

  • $200 full day use
  • $150 per night for 2 people/$950 per week
  • Maximum 4 people
  • Inquire about discounts for non-profits aligned with our mission

Reserve all three facilities for a week for exclusive use of kayaks, pool table and all other amenities.

$4000, maximum 20 people (call regarding capacity depending on number and ages of children)

*Rates subject to change.

Shared Facilities / Access
  • Kayaks available at slight charge
  • Large, grassy Courtyard
  • Access to superb cycling and local parks
  • Miles of hiking and skiing trails
  • Catch and release fishing access--barbless hooks, wet hands, no fish out of water, etc.
  • All linens and towels furnished
  • Firewood provided so leave yours at home
  • Additional assistance and good conversation, if desired, free

Come join us at Nature Nooks Retreat and Kinship Place...
a beautiful place to simply be.
We bet you will enjoy and return.

S4878 County Road S
Viroqua, Wisconsin  54665
608-637-3928

www.NatureNooksRetreat.com

Directions:  From Viroqua--take Hwy 56 east to Hwy 82.  Turn left on Hwy 82 and go to County Road S.  Turn right on S.  The Retreat is about 1/2  mile down on the left.


Nature Nooks Retreat Little Barn Cabin, Viroqua Wisconsin, bird watching, nature observation, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, skiing

The Little Barn Cabin

Nature Nooks Retreat Little Barn Cabin, Viroqua Wisconsin, bird watching, nature observation, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, skiing

Little Barn Cabin cozy kitchen and dining areas

Nature Nooks Retreat Little Barn Cabin, Viroqua Wisconsin, bird watching, nature observation, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, skiing

View of the Little Barn Cabin as seen from the river

Nature Nooks Retreat Cabin in a Barn, Viroqua Wisconsin, bird watching, nature observation, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, skiing

Cabin-in-a-Barn loft and sitting room with lots of light!


Nature Nooks Retreat Cabin in a Barn, Viroqua Wisconsin, bird watching, nature observation, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, skiing

Kitchen in the large Cabin-in-a-Barn


Nature Nooks Retreat, Wisconsin

Reserve Kinship Place for your next gathering.


Nature Nooks Retreat, Kinship place, Wisconsin

Kinship Place has tables and chairs to accommodate
meetings of 40 people or dinner service for up to 36 people.


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Nature Nooks Retreat cabins, Viroqua Wisconsin, bird watching, nature observation, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, skiing

View of the West Fork just below a favorite
fishing hole on the Retreat property.


Nature Nooks Retreat cabins, Viroqua Wisconsin, bird watching, nature observation, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, skiing

Enjoy a stay in the beautiful Kickapoo River Valley in Southwestern Wisconsin at Nature Nooks Retreat and Conference Center!

608-637-3928

www.NatureNooksRetreat.com