Just a short, scenic drive south from
La Crosse on Hwy. 14 & 61 you’ll find Westby, a little city with a big Velkommen! First settled in 1843 by Norwegian immigrants, Westby is full of heritage and Scandinavian hospitality. They celebrate their Norwegian heritage with a festival called “Syttende Mai”, Norwegian for 17th of May, and Norway’s Constitution Day. You can find authentic Norwegian goods all year round at Dregne’s Scandinavian Gifts. Across the street on State, relax and sip on freshly brewed coffee at the Ole & Lena Kaffe Hus. That’s Norwegian for Coffee House!
Then, each February, the community hosts the Westby International Ski Jump, with participants from many countries. It’s truly thrilling to watch!
While in town, enjoy some genuine Norwegian lefse & locally made cheese! A must stop is the Westby Creamery, to pick up farm fresh dairy products.
Lovely countryside around Westby is certainly worth staying a day or two to enjoy. In Westby itself, The Westby House Victorian Inn is a beautifully decorated bed & breakfast where you will enjoy their fabulous accommodations. Just north of Westby, you can watch cheese being made at Old Country Cheese, a local factory with an outlet gift shop, where you can also find cheese gifts, Amish crafts, candy and maple syrup. The Westby area even has its own local winery, Vernon Vineyards & Winery, so stop for a tour and a taste!
You’ll find your stay in the greater Westby community a wonderful experience…don’t miss out.