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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.

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Thumbs Up for Amil’s Inn

June 30th, 2014 by David Reeck

Thumbs up from 5  special guests for Amil's Inn.

Thumbs up from 5 special guests for Amil’s Inn.

This past weekend Amil’s Inn was blessed to have 5 ladies from Crystal Lake, Illinois spend an evening.  They came to the Wilton area to experience the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail and experience the beauty this part of Wisconsin has to offer.  With the abundance of moisture and warm temperatures they were not disappointed.

The 5 ladies are neighbors and co-workers.  Their friendship and delightful attitude is contagious! The friendship began 5 years ago when they participated in and completed a triathlon.  Since that time they have become best of friends and plan numerous ‘girls away’ weekends to nurture their friendship.

Amil’ Inn is always honored when groups choose us for their ‘get away’ weekends and Anita and Dave take extra measures to make sure these groups are pampered for the weekend.  It is not too late to plan that ‘get away’ weekend for 2014.  We still have several available dates and we would love to have you stay with us!

Biking the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail is always a highlight for our guests.  But there is also much more to offer in the area such as canoeing the Kickapoo, visiting Amish bakeries, nurseries and  furniture shops, antiquing and seeing some the most beautiful scenery that one can experience.

Hope to see you soon.

Ladies Venture Out To Amish Greenhouses

June 1st, 2014 by David Reeck


Ladies enjoying a great stay at Amil's Inn!

Ladies enjoying a great stay at Amil’s Inn!

Summer weather is finally here and it should be safe to plant all those vegetables and flowers.  This past week eight ladies from the Wisconsin/Minnesota made their annual trip to Amil’s Inn  to greenhouse (hop) at 21 possible Amish greenhouses.   It is so much fun to greenhouse (hop) when there are 5 greenhouses on one road! Each Amish greenhouse has their specialty with many plants, vegetables, herbs, seeds, perennials, planters, hanging baskets, trees and so much more.

Amil’s Inn favorite greenhouse is M & M Greenhouse located at 27920 Newport Road, Cashton, WI  54619.  The eight ladies favorite was Green Acres Greenhouse located at S1899 Sandhill Road, La Farge, WI  54639.

Stay at Amil’s Inn and take a day trip to find all those vegetable plants and beautiful flowers that your home needs.  It is so much fun.  Remember to pack light so you have room for all the plants that you will be taking back to your home.

We have the 2014 Amish Greenhouse map ready for you to plan your day’s travel.  It is still not too late to plan your 2014 visit to an Amish greenhouse since they will have plants until they are all sold out.  Selection may be limited but you will still get quality bedding plants at a good price.  Remember they are always closed on Sunday.

Hope to see you soon.

The Blue Goose Located In The Northern Driftless Wisconsin Area

April 29th, 2014 by David Reeck

The Blue Goose Ice Cream and Pizza Parlor

The Blue Goose Ice Cream and Pizza Parlor

The Kickapoo Valley is blessed with many great eating establishments.  One of our favorite’s for pizza and ice cream is the Blue Goose Ice Cream and Pizza Parlor.   Located about 12 miles from Amil’s Inn, it takes approximately 20 minutes driving through some of the most beautiful countryside of the upper Kickapoo Valley and Northern Driftless Wisconsin Area.

Once you arrive you will be greeted by Gail and Bill Thomas who remodeled the barn on their property into “The Blue Goose”.  You will also be greeted by many farm animals that live on the property as well.

You may choose from a variety of pizzas such as Hog Heaven, The Giant German, The Super Blue Goose and a dozen or so more varieties.  If you still have room, they serve specialty sundaes, ice cream cones, malts and shakes.  They feature Cedar Crest ice cream fresh from the processing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

After dinner you may enjoy Ma’s & Pa’s Toy Shed where a variety of childhood toys live.  A vast amount of dolls, trains, dollhouses and trucks are also on display along with Elvis and Santa items.  There is a small admission of: Adults–$3.00; Students–$1.50; Children under 6—Free (with a parent).  New this year is the Haymow Flea Market located in the old loft of the remodeled barn.

Hours of operation are:  Thursday- Saturday, 12:00-8:00 P.M.; Sunday, 12:00-6:00 P.M.  The Blue Goose is located at S2106 24 Valley Road (North of County Road P), La Farge WI  54639.  It is highly recommended to call ahead for a reservation especially if a party of 6 or more (608) 625-4335.  For more information visit their website at

After spending the day riding the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, canoeing the Kickapoo River or Amish shopping, the Blue Goose Ice Cream & Pizza Parlor will fill any appetite that was created

Icicles found at Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast

October 30th, 2013 by David Reeck

Icicles on our water fountain.  Time to put away for winter.

Icicles on our water fountain. Time to put away for winter.

We have been very busy trying to cover up all our beautiful flowers in the cool of the night.  This past evening the temperature dropped into the low 20’s.  As you can see our water fountain will have to be put away for the winter months.

The vegetable gardens have been tilled and the final harvest has been made of most of the garden vegetables.  The Lord has been so good to us again this year.  We have a trailer full of butternut and spaghetti squash.  We share with our guests, neighbors and the elderly that are in need.  The only thing that is still left in the garden to feast on before the holidays is carrots and brussels sprouts.

Oh…. I still have lemon balm to dry for winter tea.  This is a plant that produces so much.  It was given to me from an Amish friend (just 3 roots).  Ha! Ha!  We have to laugh because it is a plant that wants to take over the entire garden.  In the spring, we will till circles around it and only allow a 3 foot size area for this plant.  Lemon Balm is used not only for teas but also garnishing.

Well, I better sign off for now and get a nice simmering slow crock pot ready with chicken and dumplings so we can finish the fall clean up before Jack Frost comes and breaks our water hoses!

For those health enthusiasts, come and join us this weekend as the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail closes the tunnel doors for the winter months after the Rails to Trails Marathon which  will takes place Sunday, November 3, 2013.  The Rails to Trails Marathon consists of a full, Boston qualifier, marathon, half-marathon, 5K and 1 mile run. Visit for more information.

2012 Growers Produce Auction Season

March 13th, 2012 by David Reeck

Sample of Consignment Items

The 2012 Growers Produce Auction Season is about to begin. Mark your calendars, the Spring Consignment Auction will begin at 8:30 AM sharp on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The Spring Consignment Auction has lots of antiques, used furniture, used farm machinery, shop equipment, building materials, and so much more. This includes Amish and English items. The Amish Community will also have home cooked food for sale such as whole chicken dinners, chicken noodle soup, baked goods, pies, and more.

The Growers Produce Auction is a wholesale produce auction supplied with fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and nursery stock by local growers. The auction is a great market for wholesale buyers such as roadside stands, grocery stores and restaurants. Small lots are also sold for anyone interested in household consumption or canning.

The auction method is the fairest way to purchase the fresh produce as the prices are controlled in a true supply and demand environment. Produce is picked fresh, just hours before the sale by growers within a 100 mile radius of the auction. These suppliers range from large commercial growers to small gardeners with surplus product.

Packing restrictions are in place to keep the product as uniform as possible. Large buyers can take advantage of an experienced order buyer for a 3% charge. Sellers are assigned a permanent number to enable buyers to purchase more consistently.

The Growers Produce Auction is located at S347 Dell Road, Cashton, WI 54619 (Located just off of CTH D, 5 miles SE of Cashton, WI). Visit their website at  for more information and to find the 2012 dates for Produce sales. Make sure you plan on staying for the day–you will not be disappointed!

The Growers Produce Auction is approximately 20 miles from Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast and we would love to have you as guests.

Take Time for a Cup of Tea

March 30th, 2011 by David Reeck

Here at Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast, we are waiting patiently for the delicate crocuses to thrust their heads through the icy, cold spring soil.  There is some ice and snow still left on the north side of the slopes of the Kickapoo Valley.  We are starting to get a few warm days but the nights are still cool.  Many of our neighbors including the Amish are tapping maple trees to collect sap for cooking down to make homemade maple syrup.

As we go about our daily tasks of preparing to garden and complete that much needed lawn work after a long, hard winter, let us not forget to take time from our busyness to enjoy a cup of tea and delight in the simple things of life.  This past winter, I had a birthday and a dear friend surprised me with a beautiful crocheted tea cozy.  So as you make summer plans for your week or weekend get-away, consider Amil’s Inn where you can sit back on our front porch, enjoy a cup of tea and some cookies and take pleasure in the simple things of life and if you are fortunate witness some Amish buggies going by!

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