Shopping in the Coulee Region is an adventure driving winding roads from one craft person’s shop to the next. 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. Quilts designed and sewn by Amish women are sold at Down a Country Road Amish Tours & Gifts and a number of Amish gift shops with their hand painted roadside signs inviting you to be delighted with “Made in USA” products. Amish crafted baskets, rugs, quilts and home baked goodies will fill your gift giving needs. “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 in Westby at Dregne’s on State Hwy. 14 & 27. Bring a Wisconsin Atlas & Gazetteer to navigate the township and county roads for thrills to discover a piece of rural Americana.
Lusk Scandia Woodworks
Mike & Becky Lusk
N906 County Road PI
Coon Valley, WI 54623
Visit the 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. The 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. – 4p.m.
RounTree Country Retreats
S7073 Aikins Rd.
Readstown, WI 54652
Geri 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 Public Market
215 S. Main Street
Viroqua, WI 54665
“The market is anchored with Bramble Book Store on Main Street and State Hwy. 27 & 14. Additional stores include: Optima, a farm-market Restaurant & Cafe, VIVA Gallery, Woodhookers, and Gypsy Import & Export. Across the street is Blue Dog Cycle Shop with bicycles, supplies and Rossignol cross-country ski equipment.
Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Inc.
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 the Driftless region; 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
29553 Nevada Rd
Cashton, WI 54619
Welcome to Inspirations at Dovetail Farm!
Come browse the crafts, antiques, and woodworking or just sit on the porch and enjoy the view.
Located in the heart of the largest settlement of Amish in Wisconsin.
Skumsrud Heritage Farm
1/2 mile west of Coon Valley, WI on U.S. Hwy. 14/61.
Take a self-guided tour through more than 11 historic buildings. On weekends, see artisans displaying, demonstrating , and selling their works such as woodcarving, rosemaling, weaving, and more. Participate in special heritage craft classes, workshops, or weekends which will feature music, competitions and events. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekends): Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 4 p.m. Seasonal daily gift shop open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Westby Rod & Gun Club
RR1, Westby, WI 54667
Camping and picnic area, trap range and rifle range. The members are also involved in stream bank improvement, trout production, and pheasant production. They sponsor of the Hunter Safety Program and Co-sponsor of the Landowner Appreciation Days. Located on County Hwy P in Timber Coulee.
Snowflake Ski & Golf Club
Route 1, PO Box 2
Westby, WI 54667
The Snowflake Ski & Golf Club is located on County Trunk P between Westby and Coon Valley. The Club features a beautiful and unique 9 hole, par 30 golf course, which surrounds the Timber Coulee trout stream. A world-class ski jumping tournament is held every February on the Clubs 90 meter ski jump. Open 7 days a week May through October.