Reservations may be made by phone or email. Calls are accepted between 8am - 9pm, 7 days a week. We may not always be by the phone so please leave a message. After a reservation is made we will send an em-email confirmation. You may cancel or add guests up to the evening prior to your arrival. Generally you will be the only group at Cabin Ridge which allows you to determine the arrival time best fitting your itinerary. In case of another coach booking we will contact you to coordinate your arrival and departure.
Our wagons are covered to protect your guests in case of rain.
There are many fun and interesting attractions in the Chippewa Valley. We are most willing to assist you in planning an itinerary your guests will love.
Our status as a Century Farm was celebrated in 2002. We are enjoying life along Paint Creek into our 6th generation. We love to share our farm and history with groups! We hope you will come visit Cabin Ridge and become part of our family!
CONCERT IN THE WOODS
Groups are greated by your hosts, an intergeneration family, Judy and Mark Gilles. The adventure begins with a horse drawn ride taking you deep within 400 acres of natural woods. Listen to the calming sounds of nature, chattering squirrels, and songbird melodies. Your visit winds down with a relaxing ride out of the woods.
Now begins the "Concert in the Woods" by the acoustic contemporary folk group Danville who has two recordings to their credit, "Love Like a River" and "Age to Age and Heart to Heart." This family includes Tim and Kathy Danielson and their teenage children Casey and Joe. You will enjoy their four-part harmonies accompanied by a variety of musical instruments including guitars, mandolin, acoustic bass, harmonica, or maybe even a kazoo! Their songs as well as their stories about love, family, baseball, children, memories, and relationships will move you from tears to laughter.
Judy, a local Irish historian, will tell tales of her family and the Irish Settlement. Your day winds down with a relaxing wagon ride out of the woods where you will end up at Judy's gift shop.
- Flexible arrival and departure times
- Complimentary dining and entertainment for driver and escort
- Good parking
- Limited walking for guests
- Two steps provide easy access onto wagon
- Handicapped accessible
- Special dietary needs of guests will be accommodated. We like to know ahead of time. However, should a guest not tell you prior, we try our best to arrange a suitable meal upon coach arrival.
- Covered wagons for all weather comfort
- Door prize gift to be used at discretion of escort
- Step on welcome
- Quiet country driving
- Assistance with itinerary planning
- Quality local hotels
- If you are on limited time and wish to do just a meal with us, please click here.
Although they were raised 100 miles apart, (Kathy in the city of St. Paul, MN and Tim on a dairy farm in rural Cadott, WI), they grew up listening to the same music. Being inspired by the songs of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Everly Brothers, it was very natural for them to sing the same type of harmonies when they began performing together in college. As the duo grew musically, they also grew romantically, and were married shortly after graduation from UWRF in 1981.
Between Kathy's full-time teaching job, Tim's taxidermy business, the time spent on the family farm, and raising two teenage children, they still find time to do about 50 performances a year. Whether playing at concert halls, coffeehouses, churches, or music festivals, they move audiences from tears to laughter with songs and stories about love, family, baseball, children, memories and relationships. They call their style of music 'acoustic contemporary folk' and have recorded two CDs: Love Like A River and Age to Age and Heart to Heart. They are currently working on a third, which will be a family Christmas CD. Also becoming a regular part of the group are son Joe, playing the acoustic bass and daughter Casey, playing mandolin. They add their vocal harmonies to many numbers.
Danville has enjoyed playing for audiences, young and old, large and small for over 20 years, and will continue to do so as long as folks continue to listen.
DINNER MENU OPTIONS
Prices include meal, entertainment, wagon ride, tax, and gratuity.
Beef Stew in a Breadbowl
7 ounce Chicken Kiev or Chicken Cordon Bleu (select one)
Dessert Only $26.00
- *Baked Potato with Sour Cream
- *Assorted Breads
Please contact us for information on seasonal specials.
Reservations may be made by telephone or e-mail. You may call anytime between 8:00am and 10:00pm, 7 days a week. We may not always be by the phone, so please leave a message. There may be times when we are out of town. If you do not receive an immediate call-back, do not worry. After the reservation is made we will send written confirmation. Three weeks prior to your arrival, payment is due. You may cancel or add guests right up to the morning of your arrival. We can do payment adjustments with your escort at Cabin Ridge or by mail after visit. Often you will be the only group at Cabin Ridge. This allows you to determine the arrival time best suiting your itinerary. Should there be another group booked, we will need to coordinate your arrival with the other booking.
CHIPPEWA COUNTY HIGHLIGHTS
Scenic Chippewa County is a perfect getaway. We have everything from the Ice Age to the Computer Age. We hope you will consider spending several days with us!
- Cook Rutledge Mansion: High Victorian Italiante mansion on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard: 90 years of family orchard operation now featuring their own wine
- Yellowstone Cheese: Using only 100% milk from their own cows to make hand crafted cheese
- Pulpwood stacker: The 175-foot high stacker is the only example left in the United States.ZCBJ Bohemian Hall: Learn how to make kolanhies while learning about community history.
- Connell Apple Orchard: Enjoy Fall harvest at this 6th generation apple orchard.
- Leinenkugel's Brewery: Tour the 6th oldest working brewery in the United States.
- Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Interpretive Center: Get a unique glimpse into Wisconsin's glacial past.
To find even more things to see and do, call Chippewa County for a Visitor's Guide (866-723-0331) or visit their web site (www.chippewacounty.com).
One, two and three day itineraries are available. We'd love to assist you in designing a tour to match the interests of your whole group!