Romantic Getaway

Round up your significant other and head over to Sparta! Stay at the Franklin Bed and Breakfast with breakfast made fresh for you in the morning or stay at one of the peaceful cabins at Justin Trails Resort, Grapevine Log Cabins, or stay in a real caboose at Caboose Cabins!

Day 1:

9:00 – Head to Speed’s Bike Shop to rent bikes (or bring your own!) and bike the famous Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail. Bring a flashlight and a light jacket for the tunnels!

12:30 – Enjoy lunch at cozy and quaint Ginny’s Cupboard.

1:30 -After lunch check out historic downtown Sparta. Shop at some of our specialty shops including KEPS Naturals, Search & Find, or Cotton & Birch.

3:00 – Have an afternoon pick-me-up at Evolve Nutrition.

6:00 – Enjoy a casual dining experience at the the The Driftwood.

Day 2:

9:00 – Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Sparta Family Restaurant. 

10:30 – Head to the La Crosse or Kickapoo River and rent a canoe or kayak. If being afloat isn’t your thing, enjoy a day of golf at River Run Golf Course. This 18-hole, award-winning course is sure to make for a challenging but enjoyable day! Have lunch at the Greens and visit the ProShop on the course. Call (608) 269-3022 for more info.

5:00 – Dinner at Jake’s Northwoods restaurant. All food is made to order with only the freshest ingredients. Excellent service and northwoods themed decor is sure to make for a romantic evening.

7:30 – Finish your day with a sunset stroll across Sparta’s unique Community Bridges, including the Beaver Creek Covered Bridge, Mary Morrow Bridge, the Point Covered Bridge, and the Ben Bikin’ Park Footbridge. Grab a glass of wine or bourbon at The Cork & Barrel, also located downtown Sparta.

Day 3:

10:00 – Before you leave town, visit the unique gift shops of Down a Country Road which showcase the products and crafts of over 40 local Amish families. After you visit, your experienced guide will share the rich history of the Amish culture as you tour the community, stopping at one or more farms along the way.

2:00 – Take a scenic road tour on your way out of town. Click here for routes.

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