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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.

Treasures on the Korner Near the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail

February 28th, 2013 by David Reeck

Shirley Degenhardt of Treasures on the Korner in Norwalk, Wisconsin.

Shirley Degenhardt of Treasures on the Korner in Norwalk, Wisconsin.

“Treasures on the Korner is the name”, said Shirley Degenhardt, who opened her new business on the corner of Norwalk, Wisconsin’s Main Street in the summer of 2007.  Since that time she has filled two buildings with antiques- the old, the used, the elegant, the out-of-date with some new and up-to-date treasures as well.

The building which houses Treasures on the Korner dates back to 1903 and at one time was the home  of Otto Scheule’s Norwalk Hardware Store.  You will be able to wander through a high ceiling room supported by the five original round, brown pillars with the original hardwood floors. The original ceiling is pressed tin with an elaborate floral design.  The cupboards along the wall have been there 100 years.  You will notice small holes in the floor bored for rope which was stored in the basement and customers could view the size rope available and then pull the length needed and purchase.

Prior to Treasures on the Korner, the building was home to Degenhardt’s Tire, a wholesale, retail and on the farm service tire store operated and owned by Shirley’s husband, Reuben.

The treasures are obtained from auctions and items collected over the years as well as 12 dealers who supply inventory. A partial listing of items available are dish and tea sets, plates, tea cups, furniture, cookie jars, clear and colored glassware, old tools, old toys, pottery, crocks, and silverware.  Some of the new items are handcrafted wooden birdhouses, warm fleece and quilted quilts, coffee tables and end tables.

If driving through Norwalk look for a decorated chair on the corner.  If you see the small, cute antique chair, it is to tell you that Treasures on the Korner is open for your antiquing delight!

Now would be a great time to plan your summer get-away and enjoy the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, take in some antique hunting at Treasures on the Korner and enjoy a relaxing weekend at Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast. 

Special thanks to “Journal Entry from Ridgeville” by Lyda Lanier that supplied information for this blog

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.

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