I would happily stay with Pat and Val the next time I am in the Kiel area. Although I was early by a couple hours, I was warmly welcomed by Val. Pat arrived a short time later. I was shown to my private room which was nicely presented. I was shown the bath across the hall, the multi-purpose room, the entrance to the home closest to the off street parking pad, the modern kitchen with a peninsula and separate kitchen table next to large windows overlooking a nearby town pond. I was offered a beverage as we got to know a bit about each other.
Their home is clearly their home. This is not an apartment owned by an absentee landlord. This is where they live full time and it was very clean,
My room was comfortable and very quiet. I can add Kiel is clean and quiet. Val made 2 excellent breakfasts. Only after I insisted, they joined me for breakfast and more conversation. During the meal I expressed my interest in finding the best cheese and sausage markets.
This part of Wisconsin produces some world class cheese and sausage. I feel a bit sorry most of the rest of this Country is not able to enjoy these splendid delicacies. By the end of the first breakfast, Val handed me 2 hand-written lists of markets to visit. I took advantage of her thoughtfullness.
This home and this town are truly situated in a beautiful part of Wisconsin. I was only 8 miles from Elkhart Lake and its world famous motor race track where I took in a number of vintage-car races. This area is criss-crossed by winding back roads passing quaint farms and contented farm animals. The Northern Kettle Moraine glacial park is just a few miles away. The home of the Experimental Aircraft Association and its aircraft museum and annual air show are a must-see. And one would be hard pressed to find a better area for challenging and well maintained golf courses. Lastly,Lake Michigan is only 10 miles or so away. There you can enjoy the progressive communities of Manitowoc and Sheboygan (where I had an excellent dinner). My last night before returning home, I found an excellent supper club on the outskirts of Kiel.
There is nothing further I can say. This Airbnb is excellent. This area is a worthy destination.