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Amil's Inn is a Premier Wilton, Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast in the Kickapoo Valley

Amil's Inn Bed & Breakfast in Wilton Wisconsin, is nestled in the Kickapoo Valley minutes
from the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, Wildcat State Park and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

Area

Amil’s Inn in Wilton Wisconsin, is nestled in the Kickapoo Valley. Located 2.5 miles south of Wilton on State Highway 131 the Inn is within minutes of the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, Wildcat State Park and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Nearby you will find horseback riding, canoeing, antiques, cranberry tours & marshes, Amish Tours and so much more!

Wilton is a village in a small setting of farming and surrounding hills that is located mid-trail between tunnels no.1 and no.2 on State Hwys. 71 and 131, 15 miles south of Tomah. It is the entrance to the Kickapoo River Recreation Area.

Wilton Area Attractions & Dining Map

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Biking

Pedal the Elroy-Sparta State Trail

Trail passes available at Amil’s Inn!

For unbelievable scenery during the spring, summer and fall seasons, ride through the trail’s three rock tunnels in an experience you will never forget! In the winter, snowmobile or cross-country ski on the trails and the vast land in the Sparta area when the snow arrives. Visit: www.elroy-sparta-trail.com The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail is considered to be the first rails to trails hiking/biking trail in America! Built from an abandoned Chicago & Northwestern main line, the trail features three amazing rock tunnels and dozens of old stone bridges. these tunnels were cut through the rolling hills of Wisconsin in the late 1800′s. Tunnel #3, which is 3/4 of a mile long, is the longest bike trail tunnel in America! Only a 12 mile bike ride from Sparta, it’s an experience no one should miss! (The trail has a very slight grade of less than 3% — not making it difficult to ride to the tunnel, but making it much easier to ride coming back from the tunnel to Sparta!) The La Crosse River State Trail runs parallel for several miles with the Canadian Pacific Railroad main line. Talk about a close-up train experience! This trail offers great picture taking of Canadian Pacific/SOO, Burlington Northern/Santa Fe, Union Pacific and Amtrak trains. If you’re not a biker, you can walk down the trail and sit on one of the benches and enjoy the trains! This is an experience for ALL ages, but the kids will be talking about this one for years to come! For more on biking our area visit: www.elroy-sparta-trail.com/wilton.htm, www.bikesparta.com and www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/parks/specific/elroysparta

Hiking

Wildcat Mountain State Park
E13660 State Highway 33, PO Box 99, Ontario, Wisconsin 54651
(608) 337-4775
www.stateparks.com/wildcat_mountain.html
Enjoy hiking and cross country ski trails.

Hiking Canoeing & Education

Kickapoo Valley Reserve
S3661 State Highway 131, La Farge, Wisconsin 54639
Phone: 608-625-2960
FAX: 608-625-2962
kvr.state.wi.us
The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is an 8,569 acre tract of land located between the villages of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin. Its history, resources, administration, and recreational diversity make it unique – a place like no other. We invite you to come see for yourself the many wonders of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Here sandstone outcroppings tower over the Kickapoo River as you paddle its quiet waters, and native plants and animals abound in all seasons. Whether you’d like to join us for a scheduled interpretive hike, adventure into the back country on your own, or simply stop and admire the beauty, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve welcomes you!

Cranberries

Wetherby Cranberry Company
3365 Auger Rd, Warrens, WI 54666
(608) 378-4813
www.freshcranberries.com
Fresh Cranberries Available, Shipping of Cranberries in Season, Public Cranberry Harvest Day the first Saturday in October (9 AM to Noon), Cranberry Harvest Bus Group Tours of Marsh and Harvest in season.

Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center
204 Main Street, Warrens WI 54666
608-378-4878
www.discovercranberries.com
Cranberries have been grown commercially in Wisconsin for over 150 years. That’s a lot of history for one tiny berry. During that time, cranberry growers have adapted their production methods to the environment, changes in agricultural technology and changes in the marketplace. In addition to developing new ways of growing cranberries, they’ve also created new ways of using the fruit. You’ll learn all about that – and more – during a visit to the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center.

Warrens Cranberry Festival, Inc.
P.O. Box 146, 402 Pine Street, Warrens, WI 54666
608-378-4200
www.cranfest.com
Home of the World’s largest cranberry festival.

Wineries

Vernon Vineyards
S3457 A Dahl Road, Viroqua WI 54665
608-634-6734
www.vernonvineyards.com
Vineyard established in 2001, winery in the summer of 2006. Overlooks the Bad Axe River in scenic Vernon County of Western Wisconsin. Open Westby’s Syttende Mai weekend. Offers a wine tasting room with a roomy and warm atmosphere overlooking the long upper Newton Valley, to sample the wines and enjoy the view. Free tours during open hours.

Canoeing

Titanic Canoe Rental
300 State Hwy. 131 N., Ontario, WI 54651
877-438-7865
www.titaniccanoerental.com

Mr Duck’s Canoe Rental
100 Main S, Ontario, WI 54651
608-337-4711

Drifty’s Canoe Rental
101 West South St, Ontario WI 54651
608-337-4288
www.driftyscanoerental.net

Kickapoo Wild Adventures
Just North of Ontario on State Hwy 131
608-337-4522

Amish Attractions

Old Country Cheese
5510 County Hwy D, Cashton WI 54619
608-654-5411/888-320-9469
www.oldcountrycheese.com
Located in the heart of the Amish community in Southwestern Wisconsin. They accept fresh can milk from 230 Amish milk producers who live around Cashton, Hillsboro, Tomah, Wilton, Sylvan, Readstown, Liberty Pole, and Chaseburg. Old Country Cheese brings in 120,000 pounds of milk a day from over 230 Amish milk producers! Not only do they make Wisconsin cheese, but they also have a factory outlet store where you can buy fresh Amish cheese and Wisconsin cheese gift boxes, as well as a gift shop offering Wisconsin Amish crafts, candy, and maple syrup.

Down A Country Road
12651 Hwy 33, Cashton, WI 54619
(608) 654-5318
www.downacountryroad.com
Amish gift shop and tour service located “in the Heart of Amish Country”.

Bed Makers Wood Shop
27830 Newport Rd, Cashton WI 54619
Solid Wood Construction Bedroom Sets hand crafted by Paul Shrock. The Amish made furniture in our guest rooms was designed and crafted by Paul. Brochure with directions available with our visitor guides.

Organic Farming

Organic Valley Family of Farms – CROPP Cooperative
One Organic Way, La Farge, WI 54639
888-444-6455
www.organicvalley.coop
Organic Valley Family of Farms is the largest organic farmer-owned cooperative in North America headquartered in La Farge, Wisconsin. Tours at Organic Valley’s Headquarters are ideal for those who are interested in green building, or in seeing how our small family-farm cooperative runs. Attendees get a tour of our main office building, are welcome to eat lunch in our organic cafe, and can finish out their experience with a visit to our discount retail store located at 507 W Main Street in La Farge, Wisconsin.

Museums

The Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum
200 W Main Street, Sparta WI 54656
608-269-0033/888-200-5302
www.dekeslaytonmuseum.com
The Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum is dedicated to the career of Donald Kent “Deke” Slayton, Wisconsin astronauts, the history of the bicycle and history of aviation in Monroe County, Wisconsin.

Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
200 W Main Street, Sparta WI 54656
608-269-8680
www.monroecountyhistory.org
History Exhibits, Interactive displays, Free Admisson, Tours Welcome

Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center
204 Main Street, Warrens WI 54666
608-378-4878
www.discovercranberries.com
Cranberries have been grown commercially in Wisconsin for over 150 years. That’s a lot of history for one tiny berry. During that time, cranberry growers have adapted their production methods to the environment, changes in agricultural technology and changes in the marketplace. In addition to developing new ways of growing cranberries, they’ve also created new ways of using the fruit. You’ll learn all about that – and more – during a visit to the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center.

Area Happenings

45th Annual Syttende Mai (Norwegian Folk) Festival in Westby, Wisconsin
5K /walk/run, car show, art & craft tents and much more all amidst ethnic music, food, dancing & folk arts & crafts May 17-19, 2013.
www.westbywi.com

Kickapoo Organic Country Fair in LaFarge, Wisconsin
Cultivating Rural Heritage and the future of Farming. Music, culinary arts, crafts, and spoken word. July 27, 2013.
www.kickapoocountryfair.org

41st Annual Cranberry Festival in Warrens, Wisconsin
World’s largest cranberry festival. 350 Antique/Flea market booths, 800 Art/Craft booths, 90 Food booths, 100 Farmers’ Market. September 27, 28 & 29, 2013.
www.cranfest.com

Sparta’s 29th Annual Butterfest Festival in Sparta, Wisconsin
Celebrating 29 years of Family Fund. Arts & Crafts. Carnival. Live Stage Entertainment.  Gigantic Parade on Sunday. June  6, 7, 8, & 9, 2013.
www.spartabutterfest.com

Wisconsin Dairyland Super National Tractor Pull in Tomah, Wisconsin
NTPA Super National Pull of the Year. June 20, 21, & 22, 2013.
www.tomahtractorpull.com

Monroe County Fair in Tomah, Wisconsin
Carnival, food, arts & crafts fair, 4-H exhibits, animal judging, horse pull, rodeo, and much more! Fair offically opens Wednesday, July 24th at Noon and ends Sunday, July 28, 2013.
www.monroecountyfairwi.com

Restaurants

Wilton

Dorest Valley School Restaurant and Bakery (approx 6 miles)
26147 State Hwy 71, Wilton WI 54670
608-435-6876
Offers a wide-variety of good ole’ fashioned country cooking.

Sparta (approx. 21 Miles)

Anglini’s Pizzeria & Ristorante & Lounge
142 North Water St., Sparta, WI
608-269-6393 or 608-269-6394
www.angelinis.com
Authentic homemade pizza, Italian dinners, sandwiches, appetizers, imported wines, beers, champagne and more.

Ginny’s Cupboard
127 North Water St., Sparta, WI 54656
608-269-6669
www.ginnyscupboard.com
Soup, salad, sandwiches, soda fountain and great desserts.

Sparta Steakhouse
701 Industrial Dr., Sparta, WI 54656
608-269-6300
www.spartasteakhouse.com
Great steaks, seafood pasta & sandwiches and cocktail lounge.

Jake’s Northwoods
1132 Angelo Rd., Sparta, WI 54656
(608) 269-6464
Great Fish, seafood, steaks.

Cashton (approx 17 miles)

Back Door Cafe
1223 Front St., Cashton, WI 54619
608-654-4501
Gourmet. Reservations required.

Badger Crossing Pub & Eatery
909 Front Street, Cashton, WI 54619
608-654-5706
www.BadgerCrossingRestaurant.com
Old fashioned restaurant and bar with dining the whole family will enjoy.

Tomah (approx 15 miles)

Burnstad’s European Cafe
701 E. Clifton St. (Hwy 12) Tomah, WI 54660
888-378-5985
www.burnstadseuropeanrestaurant.com
Great bakery also serving desserts and soups.

Tee Pee Supper Club
812 Superior Ave, Tomah WI 54660
608-372-0888
www.teepeesupperclub.com
The Tee Pee Supper Club is Monroe County’s 1 Supper club. Their Mission: give you one of the best dining experiences you have ever had.

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