Amherst Amish Auction Saturday, May 16th & Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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Amish Auction Amherst WI

It's that time again to announce the annual Amherst, WI Amish auctions. This auction is held in both spring and summer at the Portage County Fairgrounds at 4504 Fairground Rd, Amherst, WI.

Cash, check MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express credit cards are accepted at the Amherst auctions. 

The Amherst Quilt & Amish Furniture Auction Facebook page usually gives you a sneak peek of the quilts and furniture that will be at the auction. Click here to follow their Facebook page. 

Amherst Quilt, Craft, & Furniture Auctions
Saturday May 16, 2015
Saturday August 29, 2015

  • Viewing quilts 7:00 to 9:00 am
  • Craft Auction starts at 8:00 am along with flowers 
  • Quilt auction starts at 9:00 am
  • Furniture starts at 12:00 noon in addition to quilts

There are two hotels nearby for those traveling. It's best to arrive earlier in the morning if you are coming for quilts as the viewing is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am so book your hotel rooms soon. 

Comfort Inn
1560 American Dr. (715-342-0400)
Plover, WI 54467

AmericInn (715-342-1244)
1501 American Dr.
Plover, WI 54467

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The Roth House Bed & Breakfast in Soldier's Grove, WI
9/22/2014 - Add a comment

The Roth House Bed & Breakfast in Soldier's Grove, WI

When visiting the western part of our state where you will find some of the largest Amish communities, it may take more than one day to visit and explore the area because of the vast amount of Amish stores and businesses. In western Wisconsin, specifically Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford County, there seems to be Amish just a mile or two away no matter where you are. 

On our last trip to that part of the state, we had the opportunity to stay at The Roth House Bed & Breakfast in Soldier's Grove, WI right next to the Kickapoo River. Let me tell you, it was quite a lovely experience. The town of Soldier's Grove is charming and neighbors many Amish communities and The Roth House Bed & Breakfast offers a unique experience with rooms to relax and gather when traveling with friends. The breakfast, made with as many local ingredients as possible, was fantastic. 

The Roth House Bed & Breakfast in Soldier's Grove, WI

When walking into this Bed & Breakfast, you feel as though you just took a step back in time. Of course houses as old as this one (built in 1896) have history. You can read all about the history of The Roth House Bed & Breakfast here

The Roth House Bed & Breakfast in Soldier's Grove, WI

There are 5 different rooms at The Roth House Bed & Breakfast in Soldier's Grove, WI and in each room you will have access to a private bath with all the modern amenities. 

Your stay will not only include one of the gorgeous rooms, but also:

  • A country breakfast featuring locally-grown foods
  • Complimentary cookies and lemonade each afternoon at 3 pm
  • Complimentary wine and cheese each evening between 6 pm - 7 pm

Inn amenities include:

  • Off-Street Parking
  • Proximity to Park and Kickapoo River
  • Wrap-around Front Porch for Seasonal Gathering
  • Cable Television  (Parlor)
  • High-Speed Wireless Internet Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace (Sitting Room)
  • Non-Smoking

If you have plans on visiting the western side of Wisconsin, whether it be for the Amish, antiques, or the Kickapoo River, I highly recommend The Roth House Bed & Breakfast in Soldier's Grove, WI. 

 The Roth House Photo Gallery

There are over 80 images of The Roth House Bed & Breakfast that you can view by either clicking the image above, or by going here

Note: You can make the photo gallery full-screen by hovering over the right side of the gallery and clicking on the "screen". 



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Viroqua, WI Farmer's Market
9/7/2014 - Add a comment

Viroqua, WI Farmer's Market

Another place to visit while on the western side of the state is the Viroqua Farmer's Market. Located at 116 South Rock Ave, this popular farmer's market has goodies for everyone. 

The Viroqua Farmer's Market is held May - October each Saturday from 8 am - noon. 

Viroqua, WI Farmer's Market

Among the local vendors, farmers, and craftsmen, you will find Amishmade wares and goods sold by the Amish themselves. 

Viroqua, WI Farmer's Market

Double J-R Bison Ranch Viroqua, WI

One of the vendors we discovered at the Viroqua Farmer's Market was Double J-R Bison Ranch. 

I am very adamant when it comes to the meat I purchase for my family. It has to be grass fed, grain fee, antibiotic and hormone free. Unfortunately, this kind of meat is difficult to find in the area I live. And if I can find it, it's usually $10 or more per lb. 

I was so disappointed for not bringing a large cooler with when we were in this area. The prices on bison from Double J-R Bison Ranch are fantastic. So fantastic that we plan on going back to the area this month to purchase their bison in bulk. 

If you are interested in purchasing bison from Double J-R Bison Ranch, the contact information is below:

Double J-R Bison Ranch
S4908 Nottingham Rd.
Viroqua, WI 

608-606-4881
608-606-3558

They do have frozen bison ready for purchase at the Viroqua Farmer's Market. They also had Buffalo Jerky and Buffalo Sticks among other items. 

Note: Double J-R Bison Ranch does not ship and they are not Amish.



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