Relax in a whirlpool, explore our snowshoe trails, cross-county ski, speed down our sledding hills, enjoy a crackling bonfire, stargaze or just soak it all in. In warm seasons we also offer farm tours, yoga retreats, disc golf tournaments, events and gorgeous Wisconsin Elegant Barn Weddings. Come visit us for the day or stay in our farmhouse suites and log cabins for the ultimate Wisconsin getaway. We offer cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding / snow tubing with amenities, including:
- Large indoor warming area
- Booths with tables and seats
- Bonfire Ring and Firewood
- Heated indoor restrooms
- 8 foot tables and folding chairs
- Pizza, wine and beer
- Snack shop: hot chocolate, bottled water, Gatorade, candy bars
Nestled in a private coulee, Justin Trails Resort includes 200 acres of woodland, hills and meadows. We created a trail system in 1985 for guests to enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, running, fat tire biking or making up their own adventures (check out our self-guided scavenger hunt.) We are a pet friendly Wisconsin getaway, and our property offers a great opportunity for dogs to run off leash far away from any roads or traffic.
Keep your eyes peeled and you may spy deer, wild turkeys, hawks, and other wildlife along the trail. During winter months we offer snowshoe and ski rentals, a designated dog skijor trail and lessons, as well as our famous snow tubing hills! Access to our trail system is included for lodging guests, for day visitors the Trail Fee fee is $5 and includes disc golf. (Download Map)
Stargazing & Bonfires
Nighttime is a great time for outdoor adventures. Our remote location and clear skies make for excellent stargazing. As you look up into the night sky, it seems as if you can reach up and grab the Big Dipper. During winter evenings sledding and snowshoeing are phenomenal.
With the light reflecting off the snow, you may not even need headlamps it is so bright at night. Year round bonfires are super fun, and guests are welcome to use our fire ring and supplied firewood anytime during their Wisconsin getaway.
Pack your binoculars! Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds, and our beautiful eco-friendly resort is the perfect place to spot them. We offer a peaceful habitat for our feathered friends with over 200 acres of woodland, ponds and organic farm land.
Each year at Justin Trails Resort a bird count is performed, sometimes several times during the year. Our latest count was taken in June 2016 with a total of 56 bird species identified!
Justin Trails Resort offers two 18-basket professionally designed championship disc golf courses and regularly hosts tournaments. Our Classic Course is rated #1 in Wisconsin and is approximately 1 mile in length.
Expect a mix of wide open fairways, dramatic elevation changes and tightly wooded shots. Experienced players will love the challenge of our Big Brother Course rated #5 in the US for pay-to-play courses. The course is 3+ miles long and features amazing vistas, enormous downhills and an incredible finish for a day of golf you will never forget! (Download Map)
We loan discs for use on our courses and we have Dynamic Discs, snacks, wine and beer for sale in The Lodge. If you are not familiar with the sport we will be happy to give you a quick introduction; you might just return home with a new hobby!
The course is open year round during daylight hours or at night by appointment. Course access is included for lodging guests, for day visitors the Trail Fee is $5 and includes trail access.
Wildcat Mountain State Park & Kickapoo Valley Reserve
The Elroy-Sparta State Trail
Wine Tasting Tours
Horseback Trail Rides
Additional Area Activities to enjoy:
- Canoeing or Kayaking on the scenic Kickapoo River or La Crosse River
- Visit the Deke Slayton Space & Bicycle Museum in Sparta
- Spend the day exploring historic downtown Viroqua shops, dining and theatre
- Explore back roads and visit the Village Shops in Wisconsin’s largest Amish community
- The area offers Driftless Destinations routes perfect for motorcyclists winding through scenic valleys
Our Favorite Local Restaurants
There are a number of excellent local restaurants to enjoy during your Wisconsin getaway in Sparta, only 15 minutes from Justin Trails Resort, as well as the charming town of Viroqua or the bustling downtown of La Crosse, each about 30 minutes away.
La Crosse, WI, 608-433-2234
Uncomplicated food with intriguing ingredients and big flavors – locally sourced and seasonally driven
Hours: Sunday Closed; Monday – Saturday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Viroqua, WI, 608-637-7778
Farm-To-Table dining with a full menu. Outstanding!
Hours: Sunday & Monday Closed; Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sparta, WI, 608-269-6669
Sandwiches, Soups, and Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain with outside seating.
Hours: Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday 6:30 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Viroqua, WI, 608-637-3031
Fun Wine Bar & Bistro with a full menu. Great food and atmosphere!
Hours: Sunday & Monday Closed; Tue, Wed, Thur 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Fri & Sat 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
La Crosse, WI, (608) 784-4877
Elegant restaurant & piano bar overlooking the river. Great for romantic dinners!
Hours: Sunday Closed; Mon-Friday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm; Saturday 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
La Crosse, WI, (608) 782-5400
Excellent hickory-smoked meats and seafood, vegan options plus a blues lounge overlooking the river.
Hours: Sunday & Sunday 4:00 -10:00 pm; Mon-Friday 11:00 am-2:00pm and 4:00-10:00 pm
Sparta, WI, 608-269-6464
Full Menu featuring steak, chicken, fish, pasta, soup, and salad.
Hours:Closed Sunday & Monday; Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Saturday 3:00 – 10:00 pm
La Crosse, WI, 608-782-9192
Some of the finest flavors of the North and delicious “twists” on traditional comfort food.
Hours:Closed Sunday; Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sparta, WI, 608-269-2011
Old Fashioned Drive-In with Hamburgers, Cheese Curds, and Ice Cream.
Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Daily
Sparta, WI, 608-269-2181
Homemade pizza with dough prepared daily. Fresh vegetables, cured cheeses & leanest meats.
Hours: Monday – Friday 4:30 – 9:00 pm; Saturday 3:00 – 9:00 pm; Sunday 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Sparta, WI, 608-269-0547
Casual Mexican Restaurant with a full menu. Awesome service!
Hours: Monday – Saturday11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Viroqua, WI, 608-638-4000
Great pizza, buffet and salad bar. Gluten free options!
Hours: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Thur, Fri, Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Viroqua, WI, 608-637-7511
Perfect casual lunch stop with soups, salads, and sandwiches.
Hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Daily