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Briggs Farm

The barn and outbuildings as seen from one of the surrounding bluffs in late fall.
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13 reviews
The barn and outbuildings as seen from one of the surrounding bluffs in late fall.
The farmhouse has three bedrooms, a front porch, a deck (not visible), and a patio.
The front yard offers plenty of room for gatherings or games.
The dining room looks out on a bird feeding station, and the farmyard.
The master bedroom features a queen-size bed; the doors open onto the deck and patio.
The deck offers a great view of Cedar Valley, as well as of our outdoor wood-fired oven.
The modern kitchen is stocked with everything you need, from microwave to dishwasher.
The second bedroom, upstairs, features a queen-size bed and a twin bed.
The third bedroom, on the second level, features two twin beds. All linens are included.
An antique bureau in the upstairs bedroom.
The view from the front porch in early spring, just as things are greening up.
Briggs Farm includes some 15 miles of trails suitable for hiking or back-country skiing.
The living room opens onto the deck and patio.
A view of the farmhouse early on a fall morning.
A green field in mid-spring, with Sanctuary Ridge in the background.
We host events, too, including weddings.
The view from one of our bluff-top trails, overlooking Cedar Valley, and a little country church
A view of the barn in the fall; the colors can be magnificent.
Our wood-fired oven in action.
We raise grass-fed beef cattle, which are growth hormone and antibiotic free.
Located between three Audubon-designated Important Bird Areas, our farm is great for birding.
Kids enjoy exploring the farm and the surrounding blufflands.
Morel  mushrooms grow around here in the spring.
Our extensive trail system makes for great back-country skiing.
Our family enjoys just hiking through the bluffs.
The farm was started in the 1800s by Norwegian immigrants; many of the original buildings remain.
A great shot of the woods on our 500-acre property.
Barbed wire waiting to be strung.
A wood-burning stove in the living room . . . perfect for cold Minnesota nights!
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 8
Winona, Minnesota
Briggs Farm is a family-owned outdoor adventure and event destination encompassing 560 acres of wooded bluffs, meadows, farmland, and creek bottoms. The farm was one of the first in Winona County, established in 1854 by Norwegian immigrants Halvor and Kari Myhre. Today, the Briggs family maintain a small herd of grass-fed beef cattle on the farm, but most of the property is managed to attract wildlife, including red-tailed fox, whitetail deer, wild turkey, eagles, coyotes, brown trout, wood turtles, hooded warblers, showy lady’s slipper, and jeweled shooting stars, to name just a few.

The three-bedroom country farmhouse features a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom (and a 'bonus bathroom'--tiny but convenient), deck, patio, porch, dining room and living area, a large bird-feeding station, and an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven....
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About the Owner, Steve B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 82 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : May 2014
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 1 property
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 18 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This farm, nestled in the hills of Winona, MN was the perfect place for my mom, sister, and our 4 girls to stay. The dogs and cat welcomed us, and we had fun putzing around the farm and Winona for a weekend! The girls shut the chickens in at night and wandered around the farm in the dark, which is...

Bayreuth, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2017 for a stay in August 2016

Last August my husband and I held our wedding at the Brigg's Farm after my now in-laws attended a foraging class on the grounds. It was a perfect location for a farm venue, and Steve Briggs was really great to work with and accommodating to help make our vision become a reality. He is connected with Winona businesses and was...

Ashland, Wisconsin
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We are five adult sisters and had a nice visit at Briggs farm. It probably helped that we grew up in a rural setting. The pizza oven was amazing and the owner let us use it with just a tutorial as it was all fired up from an earlier event. The place was clean where it mattered, bathrooms, bedrooms and...

  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
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About the neighbourhood
Briggs Farm is nestled in Cedar Valley, in the heart of Upper MIssissippi River bluff country. Although the farm is in a remote, secluded location (the highway pavement ends just a few yards before our driveway), we enjoy a 27-hole golf course, pub, and restaurant just three miles down the road. Nearby attractions include half a dozen state parks and the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge--plus, the historic Mississippi River town of Winona, Minnesota is just fifteen miles away. Winona offers a plethora of arts and cultural activities, including music venues, a major art museum, antiques shopping, historic sites, two universities, and a packed festivals calendar that includes the Minnesota Beethoven Festival, the Great River Shakespeare Festival, and the Frozen River Film Festival.
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How to get there
Airport: La Crosse, Wisconsin (LSE): 43.0 km
Railway: Winona, Minnesota Amtrak: 24.0 km
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