Location, Transportation and Lodging Information


Nelson 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

‘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. Website: http://www.tweenthelakesmotel.com/ Address: 510 Underwood Ave., Montello, WI Phone: 608-297-8715 Email: contactus@tweenthelakesmotel.com

Mecan River Outfitters is a beautiful North-woods style lodge on Hwy 23, about 7 miles East of the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus. Includes an onsite restaurant and bar as well as seasonal outdoor activities.  This is an excellent choice if you want an authentic “Up North Wisconsin” experience. 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

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 are 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 home:  https://www.vrbo.com/422212

Lakefront Cottage: https://www.vrbo.com/4751533ha

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

Ox Creek Campground offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, with tent, trailer and newly remodeled cabin accommodation options. Located just down the road from the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® campus. Website: https://oxcreekcampground.com/ Address: W5303 County Rd C., Montello, WI 53949 Phone: 608-589-5390

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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.