Fantastic rural Wisconsin property for sale by owner

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a unique property that can be your next executive home, bed and breakfast, event center, hobby farm, north woods hunting paradise or all of these!

The owners have retired from the B&B, weddings and events and farming and offer for sale a farm at N3684 Claire Road, Taylor, WI that has been in their family for more than 100 years. This property – located in western Jackson County – about 15 miles west of Black River Falls and 33 miles north of La Crosse – has two houses, an event center and numerous outbuildings with a total of about 75 acres tucked away on a dead-end road in the middle of prime deer and turkey hunting land. There is an easement on the property used by neighboring farmers to get to their fields. 

An overview of the property.

First is this gorgeous executive home with beautiful wood floors and custom woodwork. The original part of the house was built in 1925 from oak lumber harvested from the surrounding hills. It was completely renovated and remodeled in 2006 when a commercially-built bed and breakfast addition was built. (2 by 6 walls, interior walls insulated and sound-proofed). Another commercially-built addition was constructed in 2013 to complete the house of nearly 6,500 square feet.

Formerly an award-winning Wisconsin bed and breakfast featured in Midwest Living, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other newspapers, the home has 6 bedrooms – all with attached full baths and several with air-jetted whirlpool tubs. Three are 13-foot by 24-foot (including bathrooms). There are also two half-baths. This home has so much offer, including:

– A formal dining room with rich wood paneled walls and original hardwood floors.

– A comfortable living room with a Jotul woodburning stove and built-in bookshelves with window seating.

– A massive (24-foot by 13-foot) kitchen with chef’s equipment including a commercial two-oven, 10-burner stove, two-door 49-cubic foot stainless steel refrigerator, large island and four sinks.

– A butler’s pantry/office.

– Ground floor and second floor laundry hookups.

– A 900-square-foot media room with slate floors and cathedral ceilings with two entrances (formerly used for a business) that could be used as a rental or an office.

– Separate owners/innkeepers apartment in the lower level that includes a kitchen, family room and one bedroom with attached whirlpool bathroom, basement laundry and utility room.

– Basement also has a former wine production room that could be used for storage or as a home brewery.

– Two newer LP furnaces (2013 and 2018) and two central air units, one of which is also a heat pump.

– A 100-gallon quick recovery motel/laundromat-sized water heater installed in 2021 at a cost of $15,000.

– Newer high capacity well (installed 2018) and large septic (installed 2006). 

Surrounded by beautiful flower borders, apple trees and asparagus beds. 

Other buildings

Looking for space for your horses or cattle? The outside buildings — more than 22,000 square feet of space — include:

–  Cattle shed: 11,520 square feet — 40 by 288

– Smaller barn: 26 by 46, two stories, 1,196 square feet

– A former dairy barn. L-shaped, 114 feet long, 32 feet wide, another 48 feet on the L. Two stories totaling 4,160 square feet. The barn has a fresh coat of paint. 

– Equipment quonset building: 50 by 100, 5,000 square feet

– Concrete silo pit and nearby concrete pad

Other outbuildings include a 28 by 48 small animal barn with electricity and water (with attached poultry house), 16 by 16 storage building and an older garage.

Banquet hall

The banquet hall — built in 2016 and renovated in 2020 and 2021 — is built to commercial code (designed by an architect, approved by state inspectors) with gorgeous views and seats up to 300. It has been used as a wedding and event center and as a winery sales and tasting room and pizza restaurant. It is heated and cooled, so it can be used year round.

Main banquet area is 40 by 100, with large restrooms and showers and other space contained in a 40 by 32 building for more than 5,200 square feet of space. At today’s commercial construction costs of an average of $300 per square foot, it would cost more than $1.5 million to build facility.

The men’s restroom has two urinals, two toilets, three automatic sinks, electric hand dryers, a shower and a baby-changing table. The women’s restroom has four toilets, three automatic sinks, a shower and a baby changing table.

The building is heated and cooled with new heat pump wall units installed in 2021. Has a separate septic system installed in 2018.  Shares with the large house a newer high-capacity well installed in 2018. 

Property includes about 40 8-foot commercial banquet tables, 350 padded wooden folding chairs and 200 folding steel chairs. Plenty of parking space and outdoor lighting. Beautiful flower border. 

Mid-century modern farmhouse

There’s more. The property also features a second house – a three-bedroom split level house with 2.5 baths built in 1971. Heated and cooled with a new mini-split system installed in 2023. New dishwasher, water heater and plumbing fixtures installed in 2023. Windows and a metal roof were installed eight years ago. Large living room and dining room with sunporch. Overlooks creek bottoms. One-car, tuck-under garage.  More than 2,000 square feet of space and located on a separate plot of 5.5 acres that has been recorded with the county. Has its own well and septic and driveway. Siding is brick, redwood and vinyl.

The packages

Option 1: Complete farm package: $1,796,750

Includes: 6 bedroom/6 bath house ($695,000 or $107.21 per square foot); 22,000 square feet of combined barn space ($150,000 or $6.82 per square foot); 5,200-square foot commercial furnished banquet hall ($500,000 or $96.15 per square foot) and 69.5 acres of land ($486,500 or $6,500 per acre).

Option 2: Smaller farm package: $1,147,000

Includes: 6 bedroom/6 bath house ($695,000 or $107.21 per square foot); 22,000 square feet of combined barn space ($200,000 or $9.09 per square foot) and 36 acres of land ($252,000 or $7,000 per acre).

Option 3: Home package: $238,500

Includes: 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom mid-century modern house on 5.5 acres. House ($200,000 or $100 per square foot) and 5.5 acres ($38,500 or $7,000 per acre)

We are scheduling showings to serious, qualified or pre-approved buyers only — you must provide proof from your financial institution. Please contact us at (608) 525-8001 — the number for Brambleberry Winery — or via email at [email protected].