11984 Hwy 56, Viola, Wisconsin, 54664






MLS: 48036-35838

5.8 Acres



What You Should Know

  • Brandon Wikman land specialist

  • Joe Nawrot land specialist

Why You'll Love It

You’re looking at one of the most charming recreational retreats in Southwestern Wisconsin’s awe-inspiring Driftless Region. This captivating cabin in the woods is the full embodiment of rustic grace, boundless tranquility and arresting allure consisting of an ample 5.8-acres just minutes east of Viola in Richland County. Whether you’re looking for a much-deserved weekend escape, hunting hot spot or even a lucrative vacation rental – look no further than this palatial pad in the heart of God’s Country. 

You’ll find this cozy estate off of HWY 56 overlooking breathtaking scenic views of cascading bluffs spotlighted by meandering waters of Camp Creek, which is a Class 1 Trout Stream. The walk-in fishing access is located within a mile from the property! This neighborhood is a beacon for trophy whitetails and world-class trout fishing. In fact, with this purchase, there’s an opportunity to lease an adjacent 40-acre wooded parcel for deer hunting that is absolutely primo!

While it’s hard to find a property so rich in both beauty and wildlife, the dwelling itself is a spectacle to be seen! Imagine pulling up to your very own 2-story, 20x30ft Shouse (Pole Barn Home)! The cabin is fully insulated with both heat and air conditioning systems. There’s 100-amp electricity that services the estate with high-speed fiber optic buried for WiFi and TV connection. The entire build is accentuated by rustic allure and pastoral ambience. An immense amount of handcrafted work and painstaking time was put into decorating this work of art. The cabin hosts 2-cozy bedrooms and has a fold-out futon for overflow. A sleek kitchenette with custom-built island, stove and refrigerator provides all the needed basics. There’s currently no well or septic, however, an ultramodern porta-potty with tank services the grounds. A well or septic can always be installed in the future at your leisure.

You’ll notice a unique dual vaulted dormer build with vintage corrugated accents walls. The upstairs loft is roomy enough for head-room to walk freely without having to crouch. Windows provide a remarkable sightline to miles of endless bluffs and the winding creek teeming with trout! There’s been a tremendous amount of thought and strategy within this build to make it as maintenance-free and energy-efficient as possible. The shed ceiling is insulated with R-25 insulation and covered with white corrugated metal for a flawless look.

The entire exterior is a two-color metal siding handsomely built with a standing seam metal roof and metal gutters with leaf guards. The structure was beefed-up with 2’x6’ timber construction, allowing for thicker insulated walls. JELD-WEN vinyl windows with LO-E glass allow ample light into the building. A portion of the hillside was excavated away to make room for the building. Over $60,000 in excavation fees were completed with a 73ft long limestone free-form retaining wall to eliminate soil erosion and help direct rainwater away from the shed. As well as countless loads of gravel for a seamless driveway and parking area.

During summer nights, kick back in your Adirondack chairs and enjoy your favorite beverage over a roaring campfire. The property is fully turnkey and includes all amenities, furnishings and items on-site. Consider this a lock-stock-and-barrel sale. The land itself is covered in a variety of maple and oaks trees with a few hiking trails. Several stunning rock-outcroppings give the land a magical sense of appreciation. There’s a hunting platform in the middle of the hillside for deer and turkey, which has been a go-to spot for big bluff bucks. A brassica blend food plot was constructed behind the cabin last fall, which was completely nihilated. During last year’s Gun Season, the landowner seen a handful of bucks from the cabin window snaking their way across the sidehill. The adjacent 40-acre hunting lease option will come in handy, but don’t be fooled, you will absolutely get on big deer from this small parcel!

The land is not enrolled in any government programs. The 2021 taxes were only $471+/-.

Buyers must provide a pre-qualification letter before viewing property and must be accompanied by Licensed Real Estate Agent. For more info, please contact Southwest Wisconsin Land Specialist, Brandon Wikman at 608.403.6003 // or Joe Nawrot at 608.381.1627 //  

Joe Nawrot and Brandon Wikman are Wisconsin’s #1 Ranked Listing and Selling Agents of United Country Real Estate working for the Midwest’s #1 Ranked United Country Real Estate Office.

Where You'll Find It

  • Street Address: 11984 Hwy 56
  • City: Viola
  • State: Wisconsin
  • County: Richland

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Brandon Wikman

Land Specialist/Realtor

Joseph Nawrot

Land Specialist/ Realtor