As of October 28, 2023 the retail gift shops of this business are permanently closed.
Chuck & Kathy have retired after 30 years!
You have reached this website as Kathy is in the process of figuring out the next chapter. With her 30 years of experience working with the Amish, being an author & public speaking it is possible that she will pursue doing presentations about the Amish culture, and possibly continue as a bus tour step on guide. An expanded online store may also be in the future.


Some of our Satisfied Customers include:

Badger Bus & Tour, Happy Time Tours, Coach USA, American Classic Tours, Tri State Tours, South West Tour and Travel, Able Trek Tours, Have Group will Travel, Many bank travel clubs, church groups and more. We have also provided tours for the Delta Queen Steam Boat Company of New Orleans for their shore stops in La Crosse, WI.

The Village Shops at Down a Country Road

Comments from guests aboard bus tours:


"Hi Kathy, just wanted to thank you again for the tour through Amish country. We were with the Premier Bank bus tour Thursday. LOVED IT! Third row, drivers side...."

~ Dennis and Diana


"I was part of the Lil Mandile tour group today and wanted to express how much we enjoyed the tour! We love to learn new things and really enjoyed all the info you shared with us about the Amish people. Thanks again."

~ Pat and Bob


"Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for the wonderful afternoon in Cashton last Thursday. This is a yearly trip for us and we hope to see you again next year for another tour."

~ Fay, Kay, Ann, Mary, and Judy


"Enjoyed our tour very much. You make it very interesting. Thanks for a great day."

~ Shirley


"We love your shop. It is so charming and we will definitely be back!"

~ Paul and Kim


"What a great place! We love the country and you have made us feel so welcome at your farm. Thanks for a lovely time."

~ David and Lynn


"Kathy, We would like to thank you for being our speaker at our Ladies Night. We have heard so many good comments about your speech. Everyone truly enjoyed it. It was educational, enjoyable, and entertaining. I could tell people enjoyed it because you held their attention the entire time. Thanks much"

~ Margie


"Dear Kathy, On behalf of myself, the Introduction to Business Students, and WWTC, I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time to share your vast business knowledge and enthusiasm with us. You have set a great example and inspired all of us!"

~ Peggy Anderson, Instructor


"I just waned to take a minute to say Thank You for an outstanding presentation of the Amish culture. I learned so much and it was so interesting. I have known of the Amish for many years and thought I knew quite a bit about their lifestyle... but I learned so much! Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I hope to hear another of your presentations some time in the future."

~ Mary


"Dear Kathy, My two sisters and I were on the Tri State Seniors bus tour that came to you on October 2nd. It was a great trip and I especially wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip thru the Amish area because of you. You were warm and friendly and very knowledgeable about the Amish and the area. We were all very impressed and agreed we could have listened to you for hours. You have so much respect for these people, and it seems, them for you. You can be so very proud of what you are doing. This is just a big Thank You for making the day a wonderful one for us. Best Regards Always

~ Betty

Page Summary: Down A Country Road offers thank you gifts, tour groups, amish experience and amish tours. Experience Wisconsin places to visit, top attractions in Wisconsin, WI attractions as well as fun activities to do with family are also part of the scope of our business. We also specialize in amish places to visit, places to see in WI in Black River Falls, Mauston, Viroqua as well as West Salem. Other areas we serve include Holmen, Tomah, Sparta and Onalaska. We also service La Crosse, Cashton and beyond.