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“Great trails!” 5 of 5 stars
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7452 Kathryn Avenue, Sparta, WI   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Sparta B&B and Inns
Chicago, IL
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“Great trails!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We just went snowshoeing at this resort and it was a blast! They offered snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and tubing. The trails were well maintained, prices were very reasonable, and the views were lovely. I will be bringing the kids back for tubing and try talking my husband into skiing! Loved it!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We had a wonderful one-night getaway to Justin Trails. We stayed in the Little House on the Prairie cabin. The owners were out-of-state, but we were greeted warmly by the woman keeping the inn during their absence. We found the cabin to be a good size for the two of us.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the breakfast is very good. The selection of skiing and snowshoeing gear available for use by guests exceeded our expectations. The highlight of our time at the lodge was our snowshoe trek to "the rock". The trail was very well-marked, perfect level of difficulty, and offered spectacular views. The grounds are very well maintained; it was obvious to us that a great deal of time and energy is invested into this resort.

Our only regret is that we had to come back after one night. We look forward to returning during other seasons, and bringing our sons in upcoming winters.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

A month ago, in December, we rented Justin's Trails for a WEDDING weekend. We rented the B&B rooms and cabins for the wedding party and immediate families. We also rented the beautiful nostalgic Barn and held the wedding and reception in it. We held the wedding in the upstairs loft. And the reception/dance in the heated lower level of the barn. With some decorating with lighting and 5 country chandeliers (from eventdecordirect.com) plus with the help from superb local venues (table/chair rental, caterer, florist - all delivered!... It turned out to be a beautiful spectacular wedding for 100-130 people. It was exactly what the couple wanted. And the owners of Justin's Trails Resort - were over-the-top accommodative-very nice people. What made it extra memorable was that it was a group effort. And it gave the 2 families a chance to decorate and get to know one another, the day before the wedding. And the nostalgic atmosphere of The Justin Trails Barn - offered a welcoming warm feeling - people had a great time together! Again, thank you - Donna, Don, and Dawn for all your help. It couldn't have gone better. Thank you!

Room Tip: Charming country farm - Bed & Breakfast in a beautiful renovated farm house plus log cabins larg...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Justin Trails is a wonderful B&B. We have stayed there on several occasions, the most recent being this January. Donna and Don Justin are wonderful hosts and even provide cross-country skiing lessons! The rooms are well appointed - the one we stayed in had a fireplace, hot tub, microwave, and an amazingly comfortable king-sized bed. The Justin Trails property is a jewel. Guests can cross-country ski, snowshoe and sled in the winter and play disc golf and hike the other seasons. Bird watching and lovely views of the countryside are available all year round. We always look forward to breakfast (which includes delicious homemade granola -- you'll want to purchase a bag to take home) and vising with other guests. If you are looking for a country getaway, Justin Trails is just the place.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We found Justin Trails online and it had just what we were looking for - cross country skiing and an interesting Bed & Breakfast. Don and Donna were very welcoming and excellent hosts. The room (Presidential) was clean and comfortable. The cross country skiing was great with good equipment and trails. Breakfast in the morning was great too.

Room Tip: If you're considering Lona's or Presidential, choose Presidential. It has a gas fireplace r...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Unique comfortable open accommodations. Don and Donna are gracious and do a splendid breakfast and are constantly improving their disc golf courses and hiking/ cross country skiing trails. Their love of the land and people is very evident. There are lots of places around the property to prop up your feet and read or just contemplate nature. The WIFI is free and works well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed overnight in the little house on the prairie cabin. I agree with others that it is overpriced for the value. We paid $225 for one night and was asked to pay $5 to walk on the trails. Needed updates I would suggest are glass wine glasses instead of plastic. Extra towels. New sheets and replace the tv. We weren't able to lock our door from the inside (probably due to the humidity). It was a quiet stay, which we enjoyed, but would not return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DJustin, Owner at Justin Trails Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you Lottie for responding to my email and giving me constructive comments to make changes. I am working to correct the deficiencies in my innkeeping style. I'm sorry that I did not meet your vacation expectations.
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Additional Information about Justin Trails Resort

Address: 7452 Kathryn Avenue, Sparta, WI
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Sparta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sparta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Join us for sledding, snow tubing, snowshoeing, skijoring, cross-country and skate skiing on our 200 acres of Driftless terrain. Our unique lodging includes a cottage, 3 suites in our 1920 farmhouse and 2 Scandinavian Full-Scribe log cabins. Each lodging option is unique. No two rooms are alike so each one has its own ambiance. Say I do with a destination wedding at Justin Trails Resort and create an experience that is uniquely yours by reserving the resort and spending the weekend with friends and family. ... more   less 

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