Location, Transportation and Lodging Information

montello1Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s demonstration and training greenhouse is located in Montello, WI, an hour north of Madison, WI. Montello is in central Wisconsin in Marquette County. Nature, wildlife and earth’s beauty abound. Local activities include kayaking, fishing, boating, hiking, bird watching, hunting and more. Montello is 30 minutes from Wisconsin Dells (a resort destination known for natural wonders, mega water parks and other attractions).

Lodging – Nearby Motels

Bayview Resort is on Montello Lake, just 1/4 mile from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus. The rooms are nicely appointed and some have kitchenettes. Bayview has wireless internet and Direct TV. Due to the proximity, this is the most popular choice for our workshop attendees. Book early because the number of rooms is limited.
Website: http://www.bayviewresort.us/
Address: 54 Cottage Ct., Montello, WI
Phone: 608-297-8580

‘Tween The Lakes Motel is a newly renovated motel just 1/4 mile from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus. The rooms feature all brand new beds, furnishings and appliances and a peaceful outdoor area for grilling and relaxing. Room availability is limited.

Website: http://www.tweenthelakesmotel.com/

Address: 510 Underwood Ave., Montello, WI
Phone: 608-297-8715 Email: contactus@tweenthelakesmotel.com

Crossroads Motel and Cabins is a comfortable motel on the intersection of Hwy 23 and 39. There is in-room coffee and microwave/refrigerator. It is about 6 miles from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus.
Website: http://www.crossroadsmotel.net/
Address: W6330 Hwy 23, Oxford, WI
Phone: 866-589-5151

Mecan River Outfitters is a beautiful North-woods style lodge on Hwy 23, about 7 miles East of the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus.
Website: http://mecanriveroutfitters.com/
Phone: 920-295-3439

Kozy Rest motel is a basic motel located about 1 mile from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus.
Address: 106 Central Avenue, Montello, WI 53949
Phone: 608-297-2488

Hilltop Motel is a basic motel with 15 air conditioned rooms with private entrances located about 2 miles from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus.

Address: 131 Church Street, Montello, WI 53949     Phone: 608-297-2090

Lodging – Chain Hotels

Best Western, Portage, WI – Located 20 minutes (south, toward Madison) from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus. The Best Western in Portage offers comfortable lodging with a swimming pool, gym, internet and continental breakfast.
Website: http://www.bestwesternwisconsin.com/
Address: 2701 County Road CX, Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-2200

The Super 8, Portage, WI – Located 20 minutes (south, toward Madison) from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus.
Website: http://www.super8.com/
Address: New Pinery Road, Portage, WI
Phone: 608-742-8330


Vacation Rentals / Bed and Breakfasts

Tatanka Lodge is a beautiful waterfront log home just a mile from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus. It sleeps 12, but couples and small groups as welcome.  Bring your family to enjoy the space and the natural beauty of Buffalo Lake while here for the Aquaponics Master Class™.  http://www.vrbo.com/595457  Call: 608-332-3574

Lakefront Cottage is a cozy cottage on Buffalo Lake, a few miles from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus. http://www.vrbo.com/430418  Call: 608-547-1291

Private Lakefront Chalet is located on Lake Puckaway, about 10 miles from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus.  http://www.vrbo.com/7246 Call: (920) 994-9795

Evergreen Retreat is a 2-bedroom home rental on a 20 acre homestead in Montello. Enjoy farm fresh eggs and exploring the farm land and forest.

http://www.homesteadhow.com/evergreen-retreat-rental-unit/ Call: 414-339-9031

Look for other Vacation Rental Opportunities at: http://www.vrbo.com/ (Vacation Rentals by Owner)

Lodging – Campgrounds

Buffalo Lake Camping Resort offers tent and camp RV spaces. It is a ½ mile from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus.
Website: http://buffalolakecamping.com/
Address: 555 Lake Avenue, Montello, WI
Phone: 608-297-2915

Kilby Lake Campground is a nice lake-front campground just a few minutes from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus.
Website: http://www.kilbylake.com/index.html
Address: N4492 Fern Avenue Montello, WI 53949
Phone: 608-297-2344

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For those flying to Wisconsin, there are several choices in airports.

  • Madison, WI (MSN) is the closest and is 45 minutes to the south.
  • Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) is about 1.5 hours to the north.
  • Outagamie Regional Airport, (ATW) in Appleton, WI, is 1.5 hours to the northeast.
  • Milwaukee, WI (MKE) airport is 2 hours to the south east.
  • Rockford, IL (RFD) is about 2 hours to the south.
  • Chicago, IL (ORD) is about 3 hours to the south.

There is an Amtrak station in Portage, WI and Wisconsin Dells, WI.