About Us

Larry & LuAnn Hutson

We LOVE the country! It’s so peaceful and quiet here in the Big Creek Valley. The views of active farms and majestic wooded hills are spectacular any time of year. We’re home in Wisconsin after more than a decade away. Here on the hillside, overlooking the dairy farm where I (Larry) grew up, it feels a little like we’re on vacation every day! (Well - a working vacation maybe!)

Lu and I have traveled quite a bit, both domestically and some internationally, staying in hotels and motels from very basic to luxurious suites. We know that where we stay - how comfortable we are - can dramatically affect how much we enjoy our free time and how well we will likely perform when the travel is work-related. We've learned that having a comfortable, relaxing (and sometimes romantic) place to call our 'home on the road' is an important factor in how much we enjoy our travel.

We'd love to share the joy of our relaxed country living with you, so that when you travel to our area, whether on business, recreation, or a romantic getaway, you'll have a perfect place to stay that will add to the enjoyment or productivity of your trip. For our first project, we’ve designed and constructed a luxurious full-size apartment for you to use, for a night, for a week, or longer if you wish.

On our 10 1/2 acres, we also launged, in 2013, a business we called Used Anew. Our employees deconstruct unwanted buildings in the area and save the materials we can in an effort to keep them from going to a landfill, being burned or buried or left to deteriorate until their value is gone. We bring materials back to store on our property, sometimes working here to remove nails and trim up the wood before taking it elsewhere to have it milled or made into usable products like flooring, accent or ceiling features, furniture or crafts. We also sell some of the materials direct to our customers before processing it further. As a result, during your visit, you’ll see stacks and sheds filled with reclaimed lumber on site and you may see customers coming and going. 

Just down the hill from us, we’ve remodeled a ranch style home with installations of our flooring and accent materials, rustic furniture, kitchen cabinets and country crafts. Feel free to schedule a tour during your stay. We also have a small antiques & collectibles store in the lower level of our main house. You’re more than welcome to visit that, as well. We’re very proud of the business we’ve nurtured. We feel good about all the high quality materials we’ve saved from destruction and LOVE getting them into the hands of our customers who enjoy giving them a second productive life in their homes and offices. Please feel free to ask about Used Anew LLC while you visit.

We're conveniently located just a few miles drive from Interstate 90 and US Highway 16, east of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, a few hours south of the Twin Cities and less than a half day's drive from Chicago. We're nestled in an agricultural valley surrounded by rolling hills with beautiful views of the countryside. We hope you'll come spend some time with us.

We look forward to meeting you!

Wisconsin Country Places - 4975 Garden Avenue - Sparta, WI 54656 - Phone 608 487 0547 - © Larry Hutson 2014