There is a place where the wild woods grow, the rivers wander, grasslands meet bluffs and rolling hills turn amber in fall. It is a place to live, work and raise a family…where people privately vacation outside their own back doors. This is not an imagined place, it is Allamakee County. Tucked away in the heart of America in Northeast Iowa, it is a safe and serene place. The meandering trout streams, rugged sandstone bluffs, and springs appeal to the nature lover in all of us. This is a place to enjoy plentiful wildlife and scenic rivers with sandy islands, panoramic valleys, historic towns and timbered hills. Allamakee County also has many privately owned attractions and recreational opportunities.
My name is Jeff Brogle. My family and I live on a farm near Peterson within Fillmore County, MN. I am the Founder and Owner of Bluff Country Properties Real Estate. I’m a trusted land specialist with a focus on hunting, farm, recreational, hobby farm, and rural home properties.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.Check our websites four tour dates and times.
Enjoy a visit to Chickasaw County, located in northeast Iowa, where the prairies transition to the rolling hills. Towns include Alta Vista, Fredericksburg, Ionia, Lawler, Nashua and New Hampton, the county seat. Conveniently located between Rochester, Minnesota and Waterloo, Iowa and not far from the mighty Mississippi River. We’re accessible by US highway 63 and the Avenue of the Saints, and Iowa highways 18 and 24.
Nestled along the Root River on US Highway 52, Chatfield is home to outdoor escapes and the only traffic light for 100 miles. Although we’re sure you’ll find plenty of other reasons to stop…whether for a day, a weekend or a lifetime.
Our 9-hole course is nestled in the Chosen Valley of Southeast Minnesota. Open to the public and conveniently located approximately 25 miles south of Rochester along US Highway 52, the CVGC offers scenic views and rolling terrain making for challenging play at a reasonable prices for golfers at every skill level. The course plays 2,933 yards from the deepest tees for a par of 35.
An abundance of trails and waterways to explore throughout the driftless region. Hike, bike, kayak, fish, boat, snowshoe, and more! Shop, eat, and sleep as well. Enjoy the drive. Stay for the fun!
Preston Minnesota is located along the Root River in scenic Historic Bluff Country! Also known as “Minnesota’s Trout Capital”, Preston is a family-fun destination offering visitors a variety of entertaining, educational, and recreational activities to choose from. We are home to the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery and we are the future home of a Minnesota State Veterans Home. We pride ourselves in being a Veteran Friendly Community. Visit us for a day, weekend or better yet, make Preston your home!
The Cresco Country Club is a 9-hole golf course located on the beautiful Turkey River in Northeast Iowa. Founded in 1923, this scenic golf course challenges both the beginner and seasoned golfer and offers the only public driving range in Northeast Iowa.
A place for all ages. Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Equipment, Track, Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, Wrestling Room, Aerobics Room, Batting Cage, Golf Putting, Golf Cage, Meetings, Party Rooms.
We’re in the Driftless, a part of the country the glaciers missed, leaving hills, rivers and limestone bluffs that draw outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. When you visit, be sure to bring your bike, your binoculars, a kayak or two, and an interest in all things Norwegian. And don’t forget to pack your fly fishing gear, along with your love of craft beer, bald eagles, charming downtowns, and your passion for Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Let our professional guides help you reach new heights! Take the challenge. Explore our high ropes. Savor the view. Zip back and forth. For individuals, families and groups.
A stunningly beautiful campground in the heart of Bluff Country! 226 Sites (tent, RV, permanent). RV sites with full hookups (electric, water & sewer).
Seasonal sites with full hookups. Five unit hotel sleeps up to 22 guests. Tubing, canoeing and kayaking; access to bike trail. On the Root River. Banquet Facility seats 80 plus.
Nestled in the wooded hills of beautiful Northeast Iowa is one of the area’s best kept golfing secrets. Our historic clubhouse, expertly manicured course and outstanding customer service from an experienced staff make this a treat you will want to take in. Enjoy the view, the people, the golf, cold beer and good food as you travel the part of Iowa that time has left behind. Stop in and see for yourself!
1840s military camp, cannon drills, 5k walk/run on Saturday, conestoga wagon, tepees & lodges, hunter, trappers, blacksmith, trade blankets, potter, scrimshaw artist, rope maker, basketmaking, spinning, period instruments & music, 1840s kids games, skillet throw, flint & steel contest, and so much more!
Houseboat vacations. These deluxe houseboats come with 1 or 2 baths, private staterooms, full kitchen with microwave, waterslides and deluxe furnishings. Amenities like air conditioning, DVD, gas grill, stereo and much more.
Locally owned and operated by S&A Petroleum. Hot foods & deli. Convenience store. Movie rentals, lottery tickets. Pay-at-Pump 24/7. Diesel fuel, LP exchange, hunting & fishing license & game registration.
Cruise the Mississippi. Daily sightseeing cruises. 3-hour cruises. Pizza cruises. Lunch cruises. Sunday brunch cruises, Weekend dinner cruises with entertainment, Charters and Group Tours from April to October for conventions, receptions, reunions and groups.
Convenience & service all through the Root River Valley. Hot food & deli, convenience store, movie rentals, lottery tickets. Pay-at-Pump 24/7, diesel fuel, LP exchange, hunting & fishing license & game registration.
Hand-carved carousel. Toy Workshop. LARK-made toys, outdoor mini-golf. Gifts, toys galore, bookstore, games, puzzles. Antique toy museum. Llamas. Fudge & candy, food & ice cream.
A full service outfitter – Rent, Retail, Repair. Sports Store. Padded Bike Shorts. Bike Jerseys. Helmets. T-Shirts & Sweatshirts. Bide Bags. Speedometers. Life Jackets. Gadgets Galore. Canoe & Kayak Paddles. Bicycle Repair & Rental. Bicycle Supplies. Recumbent (Single & Double). Canoe & Kayak Sales, Rental & Equipment. RV Supplies. Worms Sold Here. Tube Rentals.
Come and see the natural beauty of Niagara Cave. Nationally recognized as one of the Top Ten Caves in the United States. On our 1-hour guided tour: Hike one mile underground to depths of 200ft. Discover fossils ~ 450 million years old. See cave formations both delicate and massive. 60ft. Waterfall, wedding chapel, stalactities. Temperature is 48 degrees. Walking shoes are also recommended. Also enjoy: Miniature golf, concessions, gemstone mining, picnic grounds, unique gifts. Open April – October. Located 2 miles south of Harmony, MN on Hwy 139, then two miles west on County Road 30. Just 1 mile north of the Minnesota/Iowa border on Hwy 139 – then west.
Cowboy Heaven on Earth. Trails & riding, equine lodging & boarding. Miles of well-groomed trails to ride or walk. Daily trail use available. Primitive camping, RV hookups, cabins, bunkhouses.
McGregor Marquette & Prairie du Chien is known as the Ports of Discovery for good reason. Because there is so much to see and discover. In the heart of the Driftless area is one of the picturesque area of Iowa. With several State Parks, including the original Pikes Peak, and Effigy Mounds.
Prairie du Chien is located just above the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers, and is the oldest European settlement on the Upper Mississippi River. Our history dates back to the 17th century with many sites preserved and open to visitors.
Shooting Star Scenic Byway & Shooting Star Regional Trail. Lake Louise State Park. Trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing, snowmobiling. Recreation: Swimming, boating/canoeing, fishing, shaded picnic grounds, scheduled programs, campground.
Experience the Root River by trail or water. So much to do and see. Excellent variety of restaurants, motels & inns, and campgrounds.
Minnesota’s Trout Capital on the South Branch of the Root River! Call or email Mel to book guided trips. Guided trips, flies for area streams, gear, tackle, local info, fly fishing lessons, wader repair
Formerly known as Hruska’s Campground in Bluffton, Iowa! A perfect little campground for your family and friend getaways. Riverfront campsites with electric hookups. Located within walking distance of canoe and kayak livery service.