About The Farm

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed some of our policies for visiting The Farm in order to keep the staff and our guests as safe as we can. Please visit the policy page and make sure you are comfortable with these changes before making a reservation.


"The skiing, sleigh ride, sauna, food and company were unsurpassed! We felt so welcome and thoroughly enjoyed it all. You haven't seen the last of us!"
-Dale & Shirley, January 1976

My name is Jim Palmquist, and my 800-acre farm is located in North Central Wisconsin. My wife Helen and I do raise beef cattle and timber on our farm, but our real passion is great Finnish hospitality that goes back nearly 110 years.

Our farm has been in my family since 1902. Back then, it was just a 40 acre subsistence farm that my great grandfather started. Since then, many generations of my family have lived and worked this farm and made it what it is today. We are proud to be a family business that has been taking in guests since 1949.


Since 1949, Palmquist Farm has hosted guests from all over the United States and the world. Many of them return year after year. For our guests, visiting The Farm is like coming home to Grandma's house. We would love to treat you to that same warm, pleasant experience. Take a look at the To Do list to the right for more information on The Farm, its history, and other news-related items.

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Jim and Helen Palmquist

Caption (from left to right) Anna Dielschneider (Palmquist), Helen Palmquist, Jim Palmquist, and Adam Dielschneider (Anna’s husband) under the anniversary maple tree on its 100-year birthday.


Our home-cooked meals, authentic Finnish sauna, farm animals and scavenger hunt for the kids (or kids at heart) are always available.

Winter Season: enjoy our cross-country ski trails, horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding hill, ice skating pond, and music night/talent show

Bring-your-own horse: miles of farm trails and quiet country roads to ride on, safe and comfortable horse accommodations

Summer and Fall season: hiking and biking trails, wagon rides, cookouts, and other local Wisconsin attractions

Hunting season: in-season hunting for ruffed grouse or white tail deer

Event hosting: our log lodge is the perfect venture for your next wedding, reunion, business meeting, or party


walking tour

After a day of farm activities, enjoy a relaxing evening in our cozy cottages. We have smaller cabins for 2 to 6 people. Our large, handcrafted log cabin (called "The White Pine Inn") is perfect for big groups. We have a total of 5 cabins and a few rooms in the Farm House that can fit about 40 to 50 people.