History of Ages Past Country Inn Bed and Breakfast:
The home was built by the Cremer Family from Cashton, WI IN 1898. The Cremer family sold the home to the Catholic diocese where it was used as a Catholic Rectory for many years. History has it that there were over 18 different priests that resided in this home over the years. Many prayers and hours of solitude were spent in the rooms of this old home.
In 1996, Carl and Barb Bargabos purchased the home. While Carl was on “tour” with the United States Army in Saudi Arabia, Barbara took on the complete restoration of their new home and turned into a Bed and Breakfast. While Carl was working for Uncle Sam, Barbara came stateside and used her time away from her husband to restore the Catholic Rectory back to its natural beauty and glory. As Barb states, she gave the old girl a brand new dress and dolled her up with furniture that she had collected from all over the world. Germany, Paris and Saudi Arabia and much more. The home isadorned with the same beautiful pieces that she collected.
As of the beginning of this year, Dan and Deb Smith purchased Ages Past from Carl and Barb. Dan is a “northsider”from La Crosse and Deb is from northern Minnesota. Deb came to La Crosse to work on the Island Girl Cruises as a Master Captain of the 100 foot yacht, with intentions to stay on the water, but Dan’s sweet charm melted her heart, and the two of them started their life together as husband and wife in 2010. Dan’s stories will always bring a laugh and more, and Deb’s wonderful hospitality and cooking, will bring a warm peaceful feeling and a fully satisfied appetite. If you go home hungry, it will definitely be your own fault. The Smith’s welcome you to their home and hospitality at Ages Past Bed and Breakfast Country House and invite you to enjoy the magic.
Dan and Deb Smith – Innkeepers of Ages Past
Ages Past Bed and Breakfast is located in the Driftless Region of the United States. It is the only location in the United States that has not been touched by Glaciers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driftless_Area This unglaciated area is easily seen when visiting Wildcat Mountain Observation Point in the Kickapoo Valley! Come visit us soon!