A Rural Lodging Alternative

Come stay in a beautiful ridgetop rural environment as an alternative to a hotel room while visiting La Crosse, La Crescent, or Winona for recreation or business. North Ridge Guesthouse is a 900 square foot, cozy 2 bedroom house located off of SE Minnesota’s Apple Blossom Scenic Drive.

We are only 15 minutes from downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin, 25 minutes south of Winona, Minnesota, and 7 miles north of La Crescent. You can be in Rochester, MN in under an hour. There is ample room for you and family members, with the option to cook your own meals in a fully equipped kitchen. This location is ideal for easy access to a myriad of bicycling trails in both MN and WI, cross country ski trails, hiking, local sporting and cultural events, and excellent bird watching.

It affords visitors a peaceful private setting in which to relax.

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For the next 6 months to celebrate the launch of our new website and Guesthouse Shoppe, we will randomly draw the name of a subscriber each month to win a free night of lodging for two at North Ridge Guesthouse.

Mysteries of the Driftless

North Ridge Guesthouse is very proud to bring you immediate access to an Emmy Award winning short documentary Mysteries of the Driftless. This is a 28 minute film created right here in what is known as the driftless zone, a unique geologic “island” that was formed in a different way than anywhere else in the world due to the tracks of the glaciers.

The resulting plant, wildlife and geologic diversity makes this area a place like no other. To top it off, it was directed by our good neighbor and friend down the road. Enjoy!

Rates and Reservations

Some Words From Our Clients

Laurie and Jeff have thought of everything for their guests. From the kitchen to the bathroom and everything in between, this place has it all.
The location is peaceful and the house is warm and inviting. I am looking forward to the next visit!
Elaine - Decorah, Iowa
It was a great getaway for my friend and myself, we are both artists. The views were spectacular, the area gorgeous and the accommodations better than advertised. The owners are gracious and very helpful!!
Karen K - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Lots to like – great hosts; beautiful area; quiet and private; spacious living area, full kitchen, bath, and dining area; clean; good Wi-Fi; satellite TV; books, close to hiking, vistas, small town (La Crescent), and city (La Crosse). We’ll be back!
Barry - Minneapolis, MN
This 2 BR place was perfect for us (2 couples hiking Minnesota State Parks). Great bargain! It was decorated very nicely inside. We loved the LR and kitchen area. Great TV reception. We’re able to make our own supper and breakfast there. Beautiful and peaceful spot in the country. Owners were very kind to give us directions to a nearby state park.
Vickie - Iowa
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