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 200 people

     Tables and chairs 

     Table Linens in: White and Beige

     2 Attendants on Staff

     2 Stall indoor bathrooms for Men and for Women

     Complete Sound system (With DJ option)

     Parking with Handicap Parking

     Parking Attendant

     Hen House (Bridal preparation room)

     Bull Pen (Grooms preparation room)

     Bonfire Pit

     Outdoor Seating on Deck



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

     Bar Service 

           Bartender, Ice, Paper Products, Etc. 

     In House Photographer: Captured By Nancy Christine Photography

     In House DJ: Sarah's Sounds