Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams Vacation Home Opens April 2013

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Slow down, come back to the past, and enjoy a future vacation.

Come Back to the Past for your Future Vacation

Gosh, I wish we hadn’t just rented a place for next year. If we had seen this place first, we surely would have rented here for our vacation!

Newly restored after 14 years of work, the owners welcome new vacationers to Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams Vacation Rental. The web address is: http://www.wrvd.net.

This year, step back in time. Take a break, and choose a slower, nostalgic, and romantic vacation. Recall days of sipping iced tea on grand porches, while viewing luxuriant gardens. The ghosts of the past (see the Ghost Log on the website) spent their earthly lives here stretching back more than 200 years.
Back in 1885, only fields, barns, and animals surrounded the Victorian home. During the Civil War era, runaway slaves could be sheltered in the big 3-story home that still hosts an original ladder and trapdoor through the attic roof. Further back, prior to the 1860s, trappers lived in a log cabin here. The proof appears in the ceiling of the basement, where the old hand-hewn logs still exist.

Prior to this, Native American Indians lived along the Sugar River. Looking north, burial mounds lined the lake. Sometimes, when the fog is dense, it seems that the history of the land becomes reality.

Wake to a morning with the sunshine sparkling off the 4-tiered fountain. The beauty of Lake Belleview forms the perfect backdrop. Take some coffee out on the porch and watch hummingbirds and butterflies visit the lilies and the Trumpet vines.

Inside, all the modern amenities, like Wi-Fi, big screen TV, and a fully equipped giant kitchen, make this vacation home a paradise for leaving today’s fast-paced world behind. Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams Vacation Home is licensed by the State of Wisconsin, and the Village of Belleville Wisconsin.
Upon arrival at Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams, seek out the old armoire in the purple bedroom and look into the original antique mirror. Through the scratches and tarnish, does a woman’s face gaze back?    A weathered face, slight of build, or perhaps a lady of means? Does hard work and the tribulations suffered putting food on the table resonate in her face? She possesses an unending love of God and family.

Visitors from Chicago, who came by as work ended on the home in 2012, toured the yard and porches, remarking, “Gosh, I wish we hadn’t just rented that other place for next year. If we had seen this place first, we surely would have rented here for our 3-week vacation.”

Bring along a bike and enjoy the Badger State Bicycle Trail that winds through the woods a block away. This trail crosses a train trestle, and winds out to an old railroad tunnel south of the Village. For walking, a circular route takes hikers past the island and dam, along a berm between the river and lake, and back to the front porch, a distance of 1 to 2 miles. Otherwise, visitors can canoe, sail, and kayak the river and lake, directly across the street.

Come to Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams to reconnect with the past. Feel the ghosts that sail by on a breeze. Voices heard and shadows seen, all tell of their antics. Sometimes a scent of lavender fills the air.

Nothing is left to chance at Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams. Dream your dreams, whatever they may be. Simpler times are not gone; they are here at Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams Vacation Home.

About Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams Vacation Home:
Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams Vacation Home is owned and operated by Lynn Owen and Jim Magrone who reside there for their primary home. The company actively supports the Belleville Food Pantry, Second Harvest, and rings for the Salvation Army every Christmas. Early in 2006, the owners made a trip to Waveland, Mississippi to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. Come, visit historic Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams, and enjoy your future vacation. See the website at http://www.wrvd.net, or contact Jim and Lynn directly at dream(at)wrvd(dot)net or 608-424-3442.

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