By Erica Howe – A stately building built on Viroqua’s main street, The Historic Fortney started its life as a hotel in 1899. Since then, there have been a myriad of owners, each with their own ideas for renovations. As the years wore on and the building wore out dueContinue Reading

By Gil Lagasca – It has been two full years since we had the pleasure to visit The Inn at Irish Hollow in Galena Illinois. However, the memories of our experience and the pleasure of meeting Tony and Bill, the owners of the Inn, have stayed with us just asContinue Reading

By Shane Peitscher –With our kids having a fall break, Jenn and I set course for a long weekend trip to southern Wisconsin. Being fans of the New Glarus’ Spotted Cow, we figured it was our turn to make the beer run. With New Glarus Brewing Company only being distributedContinue Reading

By Joy Miller – As the world closed the grim chapter that was 2020, Executive chef, Mary Kastman and the team at the Driftless Cafe prepared an eight course New Year’s Eve dinner themed, “Resilience”. In a year that devastated the restaurant industry, Mary says she’s learned about relying onContinue Reading

Premier artisanal winery, cidery, farm, and orchard – Wild Hills Winery (formerly Weggy Winery) is a premier artisanal winery, cidery, farm, and orchard nestled among the rugged beauty of the Driftless region of Wisconsin. Located on 80 acres of forest, fields, and meticulously cultivated vineyards, Wild Hills Winery provides aContinue Reading

By Matthew Schumann – Tyrol Basin is South Central Wisconsin’s premier ski hill. Now, before any of you readers of the “Internationale” or “Colorado Ski” Type-Variety get all uppity, just remember: the Driftless does what it does with the terrain the dinosaurs and glaciers gave us. Military Ridge is aContinue Reading

By Jayne Bredlau –  We’re so glad you stopped in. What is The Greensted? Technically, it means “green place.”  We grow microgreens, salad greens, green peppers, cucumbers all kinds of green things. We use “green” practices – you know, sustainable, regenerative, organic practices. All the buzz things. But make noContinue Reading

By Kylie Compe – Dangle some Edison bulbs from an old wooden support beam, roll in the barrels and get rid of that upper lever. Pull up a metal stool, let the light in with some statement windows and enjoy some wine with your friends. I know this is becomingContinue Reading

By Gabi Gruba – If you are in the South Central area of Wisconsin and you’re looking for somewhere to get out of the house with your family or just on your own to enjoy a day out, Oakwood Fruit Farm is a great place to go. It’s a family-owned,Continue Reading

By Kylie Compe – The Driftless region is known for its meandering rivers and rugged landscapes. The drive from Madison, WI to the Potosi Brewing Company will give you a stunning showcase of the rolling hills as the winding roads cut directly through the bedrock. I have made this driveContinue Reading

Cover Story by Kylie Compe If you find yourself passing through the quaint little knee-high town of Hillsboro, take a minute to turn down East Madison Street. It won’t take long before you find yourself admiring the beautiful 106-year-old historical Carnation Milk plant. Once upon a time, this factory producedContinue Reading

Candlewood Cabins: A Destination for Recreation or Solitude Cover Story by Marilu Miller The story of Candlewood Cabins, actually begins just after World War II, when Richard Calnin met Mechtild. They fell in love and he married her. They came to the United States and started teaching at St. Norbert’sContinue Reading

By Nolan Arentz –The La Crosse Distilling Co, located in, you guessed it, La Crosse, Wisconsin, is striving to change the way the spirits industry goes about procuring our favorite cocktails.  Headed by company owners Chad Staehly, Nick Weber, and Mitch Parr, La Crosse Distilling Co. opened last fall 2018 with anContinue Reading

Java Vino – Good things come in threes!  By Ben Potaracke  Good things come in threes.  The rule of three suggests that a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers. Java Vino is no exception. They have embraced this rule with wine, food, andContinue Reading

By Riley Hunter – Have you ever felt like jumping back in time and experiencing the world from the perspective of, as the saying goes, the days when life was much simpler? Well, I often think about it and try to jump back through the photos posted online so IContinue Reading

By Aspen – When I googled “vegan restaurants near me” and the Cheeze Factory Restaurant in Baraboo came up, I dismissed it as a mistake, or maybe Wisconsin’s way of telling me to get real. I’d recently gone from vegetarian to vegan and found my options for eating out narrowedContinue Reading