Our Story


In 1869, Marie Horstmann signed a property transfer for her and her husband which became the original parcel of the Horstmann Homestead. 

In the coming years, 2 parcels were homesteaded, several parcels were purchased, and the rest were acquired when other homesteaders left the properties. 

Now, the Horstmann Homestead properties encompass its own little coulee in the Driftless region of Wisconsin, now known as the La Crosse County. 

Over the years it was a diversified operation, consisting of milking cows, raising sheep and hogs, and until recently the raising of beef cattle and the growing of crops to support these endeavors. 

Brian and Patricia Horstmann are fifth generation owners of the property today. Along with their daughters they have branched out with this new endeavor of an event barn. 

Our Barn

The barn was built in the late 1800's and has survived as a hayloft. Now, it has been renovated with new floors, ADA bathrooms, new electrical, a front patio as well as a back deck. 


     Capacity of 156 people

     Tables and chairs 

     Table Linens in : Black, White, Beige

     2 stall bathrooms for Men and Women

     Complete Sound system 

     Handicap Parking

     Bridal preparation room


All are provided when booking the venue, with a few additional options to tack on. 

     Bonfire  (Additional)

     Bar Service  (Additional)


     In House Photographer: Captured By Nancy Christine Photography

     In House DJ