Set in the tranquil countryside of Wisconsin, Fountain Prairie Inn and Farms offers their guests more than the usual overnight stay. The Inn at this sustainable family farm serves locally grown produce as well as Berkshire pork and their trademark grass fed Highland beef.
It is easy to forget that food doesn't originate in grocery stores. From asparagus to zucchini you can count on Fountain Prairie's home cooked freshness. A stay at Fountain Prairie Inn and Farms allows guests a glimpse into the origin of their meals, as well as an overview of "The Good Farmer's" approach to land stewardship. With 280 acres to explore, including a 60-acre restored tallgrass prairie and wetland and over 300 head of grass fed Highland cattle, you can learn about sustainable farming. The unique Highland cattle are docile, hairy beasts that are an important aspect of Fountain Prairie's holistic approach to farming. Our grass fed/grain finished beef is lean and delicious.
Fountain Prairie Farm isn't just a cattle operation. A large portion of our farm is actually restored tallgrass prairie and wetlands, which provides a haven for all sorts of birds and other wildlife that had been driven away by industrial agriculture. We have brought back dozens of species of native grasses and other plants, and recreated the original wetlands that once supported the flocks of migrant waterfowl that are now returning. It's a beautiful landscape, one that had been all around here not all that long ago.
A feast for the senses... Fountain Prairie Inn & Farms is an island of grass in a sea of corn. We hold an ecological treasure where we, the artisan farmers, welcome you to share our vision; the landscape as a work of art. To paraphrase Aldo Leopold; the farm is a portrait of the farmer. Come see our portrait!
"A genuine portrait of the Wisconsin farmer… where sustainable farming, environmental stewardship, and productive business are one and the same"