BY TRICIA HILL
A couple of years ago Sherri (Kreul) and Jason Teynor purchased her father Larry’s farmland south of Boscobel and decided to open the Driftless Lodge. The lodge officially opened in this spring and so far has been a success.
“I went to school for hospitality management, so I decided this was what I wanted to do,” Sherri said. “This is a beautiful country setting and makes for a quiet getaway.”
The Driftless Lodge is a fully furnished guest house that has four bedrooms that can sleep nine, three bathrooms, and a large loft area. The house includes cooking utensils, table service and flatware. It has a starter of coffee, laundry soap and paper towels. There are extra linens, towels, garbage bags, dish soap, bathroom tissue and a washer and dryer.
“We hope to have horse riding eventually, but have to figure out the insurance policies,” Sherri said.
There are many attractions for guests with 165 acres of hiking land. The land also has a Grant County snowmobile trail that passes through it and is a short drive to the Wisconsin River and to Class One trout streams. Guests are also welcomed to hunt deer and turkey on the land for a small fee.
The lodge is located on a fourth generation working farm, with a range of animals that includes horses, cattle, pigs, chickens and sheep. Tours are available for those who wish to go around the farm. Horse accommodations are available, but as of right now there is no horse riding allowed on the land. There is also a campfire area available for use.
Below the Driftless Lodge is a one bedroom style apartment that could be rented with the upstairs lodge. If rented with the lodge, there would be enough room to sleep 13 people.
The Driftless Lodge costs $150 a night for two people and $200 for three people and up per night, plus tax. If interested in renting the downstairs one-bedroom apartment the cost is $80 a night, plus tax. When checking in guests agree to notify the owners of any damages to the premises including furnishings and household items.
Windy Ridge Retreat
For guests that are looking for a more secluded area, the Teynors offer a Windy Ridge Retreat. The cabin is located on a ridge with a full view of the sky in a secluded peaceful setting. It is fully furnished including, a full bed (room for a cot), tableware, pans, bedding, lanterns, charcoal grill, chairs, wood and fire pit. There is no electricity or water in this cabin. There is a porta potty located outside and an electric port outside of the cabin.
To rent the Windy Ridge Retreat cabin for a day is $65, plus tax.
Guests are welcomed to book a year out in advanced if looking to get any of the houses for a certain time. Guests are able to check in at 3 p.m. and check out is at 11 a.m. If there is a vacancy the night before check in, the Teynors would allow guests to check in early. Half down is due when registration is made and there is a 14-day cancellation policy. Daily maid service is not offered for extended stays but if you need anything a number will be available to contact the Teynors.
Smoking and fireworks are not allowed at the Driftless Lodge or the Windy Ridge Retreat. There are no pets allowed in the Driftless Lodge, but pets will be considered, at the Windy Ridge Retreat.
As the Driftless Lodge is just getting going, they do have plans for the future. They hope to get horse riding as mentioned before and they also plan on renovating Sherri’s father’s house for rent. That will be a four bed ranch style house with a porch.
“So far we have come to meet really good and nice people,” Sherri said. “One person even said while doing the tour of the farm that it was like a safari in Wisconsin.”
If interested in booking a stay at the Driftless Lodge or the Windy Ride Retreat contact Sherri and Jason Teynor at (608)822-3950 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests are welcome to visit their facebook page or website at www.driftlesslodge.com. While making reservations, remember to ask about deer and turkey hunting packages and for information on the class one trout streams. The Driftless Lodge is located at 15119 U.S. 61, Boscobel, WI 53805.