We discovered this little gem about 10 years ago. Prairie du Chien area has been one of our favorite places to visit for some time now. We love the Mississippi valley and enjoy the quaintness of Priaire. The casino was an attraction for us as was the winery in Marquette. Then we eventually discovered McGregor and Pike's peak state park. We used to stay in a motel or hotel when we came over. Once we discovered, Trickling Waters, we have not stayed anywhere else. Now we come at least 2x a year. It is a retreat like none other. The grounds, homey and private atmosphere, and owner are all of the things that keep us coming back. We now make one of our runs with our best friends to the Oktoberfest in Prairie du Chien and the winery in Marquette. They love the place as much as we do.
Wonderful quaint little retreat inn! Close to Marquette, Prairie du Chien, and McGregor - all very cute little towns with lots to do! Great antique shops and coffee shops. Randy, the owner, was very friendly and accommodating! We will definitely be back if passing through the area.
I was looking for a place to stay along the river for my husband's birthday and I preferred not a hotel for a change and this place hit the mark. Clean, quiet, and it met all our expectations and more. I will highly recommend this retreat for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.
Great little get away, last minute stay over. Very warm and cozy setting. Great price, clean and wonderful owner. Would recommend to anyone. Personal rooms, 5 person hot tub, great views. Love the little kitchenette for morning treat and Late evening snack
Trickling Waters Retreat is exactly what its name says-- it is a retreat, off the beaten path (in fact, a bit hard to find the first time you go there), quiet, peaceful, and like being a guest in someone's home.
It is near the great Mississippi, but it has its own little water pond (and a hot tub), so its "water" image is a good one. Each of the three units is unique-- we stayed in a spacious upper room, with a lovely view of the area, a wonderfully comfortable King bed, and a compact kitchen area. Since we wanted to avoid "eating out"-- this was perfect for the two of us, and we could eat whenever and whatever we wanted. There is a large Piggly Wiggly grocery store just over the river, in Prairie du Chien, so supplies are easily obtained.
The host Randy met us graciously at noon (we had requested that time for arrival) and he was indeed a good host. We loved going to Pike's Peak State Park with its panoramic views of the Mississippi, but best of all was the long, steep hike up to the bluff and our visit to the over 200 Native American Mounds. At the Great Bear Mound, two deer greeted us, twitched their ears, and occasionally staring at us, let us meander past them slowly. Eagles, of course, glided past looking for fish on the Great River, and woodpeckers busily pecked away (the only noise in the lovely silence of that sacred space). We loved our "retreat" and hope to return.