Shopping in the Coulee Region is an adventure driving winding roads from one artisan/craft person’s shop to the next while staying at a Sparta bed and breakfast. Most of these shops are located in a shop on the farm where the craft person resides. Strip malls have not found their way into the rural coulees. There are many hand made treasures to be discovered. From Quilts designed and sewn by Janice Knutson at the Grapevine gift shop to the Amish handcrafted items you’ll be delighted with “Made in USA” products. Amish handcrafted baskets, rugs, quilts and home baked goodies will fill your gift giving needs. In respect for the Amish in this community, who prefer not to be identifited in the electronic media, they are not listed on this website. ”Something Special from Wisconsin” labels can be found on honey, sorghum, cheese, and Justin Trails Premium Granola . Quality imports from Norway and Scandinavian countries bring sweaters, fabric, books, toys, and lace. Bring a Wisconsin Atlas & Gazateer to navigate the township and county roads for thrills to discover a piece of rural Americana.
Avalanceh Looms Farm Store & Weave Workshop www.avalancelooms.com
Lusk Scandia Woodworks
Mike & Becky Lusk
N906 County Road PI
Coon Valley, WI 54623
Visit our workshop featuring a wide selection of hand-crafted items. Becky, a Vesterheim Gold Medalist Wood-carver, creates Norwegian Folk Art such as figure carvings, ale bowls, kolorsing and acanthus carvings. Mike offers a wide range of woodworking including shelves, cabinetry, tables, boxes and other wooden items. Custom orders welcome. Our shop also offers the rosemaling of Vesterheim Gold Medalist, Jean Giese, and the award winning quilting of Tammy Barclay.
Open Monday, Thursday-Saturday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
RounTree Country Retreats
S7073 Aikins Rd.
Readstown, WI 54652
608-629-5132Geri and Hugh Harper offer meeting space for quilters and scrapbookers as well as lodging in a family farmhouse. “Rountree Quest Country Retreat is located on our “family farm”. We raise organic chickens and enjoy our pets, the goats, pheasants, dogs and cats.”
Main Street Station
215 S. Main Street
Viroqua, WI 54665
“The market is anchored with seven brand new stores. On Main Street, there is Rainbow Oasis, a smoothie and coffee cafe – the only place on the planet (so far, at least) where you can get Sibby’s Organic ice cream hand-dipped, La De Da’s unique gifts and wine (they have a Merlot, for those who don’t like Merlot), and Slippers dance studio, disco ball and all. Inside, you can find Southwestern Designs – like Sundance, but better, Raven’s Cyclery (don’t toss your old bike, Raven can make it fly faster than when you bought it!), VIVA local fine artists’ collective, and the food store of the genuine orient, at Oriental Goodies.”
Nature and Heritage
P. O. Box 235
Coon Valley, WI 54623
Located 3 miles north of Coon Valley, WI, on County Hwy. PI. Enjoy hiking on the scenic nature trails; touring a restored 1890’s log farmstead; viewing exhibits featuring the natural and cultural heritages of our area; and browsing in our gift shop. Open: Year-round-Summer Hours (April 15 – Oct. 31) Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 12 – 4 p.m. Winter Hours (November 1-April 14) Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday closed. Sunday 12 – 4 p.m. Nominal admission fee.
Inspirations at Dovetail Farm
Welcome to Inspirations at Dovetail Farm! You are welcome to browse the crafts, antiques and woodworking in the log cabin or just sit on the prch and enjoy the view. Located in the heart of the largest Amish settlement in Wisconsin.
LTS Studio in Historic downtown Sparta, WI
Viroqua Main Street Market on Hwy. 14/61
Becky Lusk, Scandia Woodworks