From Platteville Wisc: 1 mile north on Hwy 81 West, then 5 1/2 miles north (right) on County Road D, then 1/4 mile west (left) on County Road A. Walnut Ridge will be on your right (north). Travel time: 15 minutes.

From Lancaster Wisconsin: 8 miles east on County Road A. Travel time: 15 minutes.

From Mineral Point WI: 4 miles west on Hwy 151 South, then exit left on County Rd A for 16 miles (travel beyond the 2 intersections with County Road D). Travel time: 30 minutes

Internet maps and GPS devices:
The proper address for Walnut Ridge is:
2238 County Road A
Platteville, WI 53818
GPS coordinates are: N42.83074 and W090.53235

How close are
Walnut Ridge Log Cabins to:

Madison, WI – 60 miles
Dubuque, IA – 30 miles
Galena, IL – 35 miles
Chicago, IL – 180 miles
Milwaukee, WI – 145 miles
Minneapolis, MN – 250 miles


Our Wisconsin Log Cabin Lodging is nestled in the middle of Southwest WI’s unique “driftless region,” the only area in the midwest that was not touched by ancient glaciers. Surrounded by magnificent vistas of rolling hills and hidden valleys, interspersed with enormous mounds and unusual rock formations.

Our region has much to offer: State parks, the majestic Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers, the University of Wisconsin Platteville campus and fine arts center, lead mine tours, local wineries, cheese stores, Amish communities, many unique historic towns and villages, and much more.

A world of discovery awaits you at
Walnut Ridge, all less than 60 minutes away!

In Wisconsin

  • Car ferry across the Mississippi River at Cassville
  • Nelson Dewey State Park
  • Governor Dodge State Park
  • Wyalusing State Park
  • Yellowstone Lake State Park
  • Mineral Point Pendarvis Historic Site
  • New Glarus Village museum
  • Stonefield Village historic site
  • Belmont First Capitol Historic Site
  • Belmont Mound Park and lookout tower
  • Climb the world’s largest “M” on the
    Platteville Mound
  • Rock climbing and rappelling on Castle Rock
  • House on the Rock near Spring Green
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin
  • State bicycle trail at Mineral Point and Dodgeville
  • Lands’ End Headquarters at Dodgeville
  • American Player’s Theatre at Spring Green
  • UW-Platteville campus and Arts Center
  • Rountree Art Gallery in Platteville
  • Platteville movie theaters
  • Spurgeon’s Winery near Highland
  • New Glarus Brewery
  • Minhas Craft Brewery in Monroe
  • Potosi Brewery and beer museum in Potosi
  • Bevan’s lead mine in Platteville
  • Shopping and antiquing in Platteville, Lancaster, Shullsburg, Darlington, Mineral Point, New Glarus
  • Mary O’Leary’s Cabin at Shullsburg
  • Rural Route 1 Popcorn at Montfort
  • Sinsinawa Mound convention and
    Dominican Religious centers
  • Father Samuel Mazzuchelli region
  • Bird watching
  • Eagle watching
  • Many fine places to eat
  • Golfing

In Illinois

  • Apple River Canyon State Park
  • Mississippi Palisades State Park
  • Galena historic sites
  • Vinegar Hill lead mine
  • Galena Cellars Vineyard
  • Stagecoach Trail road
  • Galena Territories
  • Chestnut Mountain ski resort and alpine slide
  • Shenandoah riding center
  • Galena trolley rides
  • Dining establishments from authentic
    frontier saloons to Irish Pubs to exquisite gourmet dining
  • Bird watching
  • Eagle watching
  • Shopping in Galena and country shops
  • Golfing

In Iowa

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Dubuque’s Bluff Street elevator
  • Shopping on Bluff Street, Dubuque
  • Betty Jane Candies
  • Parkfarm Winery
  • Stonecliff Winery
  • Mississippi River lock and dam
  • River barge traffic
  • America’s Mississippi River Museum
  • Two casinos – Diamond Jo and Mystique
  • Paddlewheel boat dinner and site seeing cruises
  • City parks
  • Mines of Spain nature preserve
  • Movie theaters
  • Canoeing and fishing
  • Industry and Commerce
  • River-baron architecture
  • Bird watching
  • Eagle watching
  • Golfing