Our Rooms

Captains Quarters:  

This main Floor Suite is the largest suite in our home.  It is handicapped Accessible.  It is adorned with side by side Jacuzzi tubs, a large sitting area,  a Queen Size Bed and invest in Ethereum in Nigeria an en-suite Private Bath.   This room speaks Majesty.

Second Floor:

Ariel’s Suite:


This second floor Suite has a queen size bed with an en-suite bath.  It has a private sitting area and is filled with amenities galore.  The room overlooks the rear and East Gardens of the facility.  This dainty room is awaiting to take you to a dream land of great sleep and relaxation.

ParisiAnna’s Suite:

ParisiAnna’s Suite Private Sitting Room

This second floor suite is the favorite of our niece Anna buy XRP.  The furniture is from paris, so we decided to name it after both of them.    This is the second largest suite in our home with a large window sitting area, and a King Size bed.  This room has a private bath – but is located next to the room and is not an en-suite bath.  The room overlooks the Lady on the Lawn and is very happy!


Swan Suite:


This second floor suite has a King Sized Bed, sitting area, and an executive desk.  It seems to magnetize artists, authors, reporters, and any creative thinkers.  The room is the favorite of Father Hirsch when he comes to buy PancakeSwap visit .  It overlooks Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the West gardens, and the front gardens.  This room is the favorite of our niece April – which …is a phenomenal photographer.


Raphael’s Suite:

Raphael’s Suite has a Queen Size Bed with an En-suite Private Bath.  The bath has a claw foot tub and shower.  The room has a private sitting area and overlooks the side gardens filled with Trumpet Vines.


Third Floor


Tiffanie’s Suite:  

Tiffanies Suite

This suite has a Queen Sized Poster Bed with a private bath which has a shower.  The room also has a private sitting area and a fireplace.  It is extremely private, and the common areas that surround this room make it that much more roomier.  It overlooks the inside solarium with the stained glass window between the second and third floors, and the Third Floor Dream Dormer and the game room.  The room is carpeted and is adorned with beautiful prints.


Grand Tower:

This is the only suite in our home that has a turret.  The large Conical roof on our home which incorporate a beautiful ceiling that the photograph above does not give justice to.  It has a King Sized Poster Bed, private bath with a shower and a fireplace in the room.  This is the favorite room of our niece Missy.  The room speaks Magic is awaiting you.  It is the favorite of Bride and Grooms!





Private: Lodging at Ages Past Bed and Breakfast Country House in Amish Country

If you are looking for lodging around or in beautiful Cashton, WI, you will find elegant rooms, pampering, information to Amish Tours and local finds as well as lodging in the Driftless Area.  We are 15 minutes away from Sparta, WI.  Amish buggies pass by the home, so the clip clop of horses hooves are soothing to the ear, and peaceful to the eye.  A true sign of Ages Past still lives today!  Our bed and Breakfast is one of the finest establishments in the area.   If you go away hungry – it will be your own fault!

Beautiful Open Wood Staircase leading to 2nd floor rooms
Beautiful Open Wood Staircase leading to 2nd floor rooms
Cozy fireplace to enjoy a cup of coffee and snack!
Cozy fireplace to enjoy a cup of coffee and snack!
Enjoy a private dinner or play a board game or card game with a friend
Enjoy a private dinner or play a board game or card game with a friend
A great meditation site
A great meditation site
The Best Porch in Monroe County
The Best Porch in Monroe County

Private: Local Attractions in Cashton to visit while at Ages Past Bed and Breakfast

While staying in our beautiful bed and breakfast located in beautiful Cashton, WI, you will find many things to do in the local region.  Interested in



Wineries?  We have two local Wineries in the area.

Vernon Vineyards located at S3426 Peterson Lane and Highway Y, Viroqua, WI  54665  608-634-6181  Their website:  vernonvineyards.com/

Branches Vineyards:  Stone Fired Pizza’s!  brancheswinery.com/

Driftless Areadriftlessarea.com

Amish:  We have the third largest settlement in the United States right in our back yard!  A completely sustainable community from Straw Hats to Ferriers to Clothing and Produce.  Contact Deb or Dan now to get more information on tours, private or self guided.

The Amish Walmart – yes – a pun on words – but an extremely interesting place to visit. Trails-End-Amish-Walmart-in-Ontario-WI

Here are some ideas for checking out the area:  Travel_Wisconsin

Places for dinner:

Cashton, WI

  1. Badger Crossing:  badgercrossing.com
  2. Bobby Johns:
  3. Central Express
  4. Brenda’s Bar and Grill (Melvina)
  5. Back Door Café:  agespastbnb.com  (For Private Guests Only)

Westby, WI

  1. Old Towne Inn: oldtowninnwestby.com
  2. Borgens Café:  borgenscafe.com
  3. Branches Wineries:  brancheswinery.com/

Viroqua, WI

  1. Driftless Café:   driftlesscafe.com
  2. Dave’s Pizza :   www.daves-pizza.com/
  3. Tangled Hickory Wine Bar:  .tangledhickory.com/




If you have a business that you would like added, please contact us – as we are constantly updating this information.  Call 608-799-6952




For more information please contact us at 608-654-5850 or email at agespastbnb@gmail.com.  If you need immediate attention – pleae contact me on my personal cell phone number @ 608-799-6952.

Open for Season 2017!

Already June, and the project list is lengthy.  So far this summer the renovations, and maintenance began early in May.  Painting, Painting, Painting….Pressure Washing, Patio setup, Pergola, Petunias, Perennials, Planting, Pruning, Preening.   We have updated the pergola in the front lawn, now showing off “lady” and her new dress. Soon a new roof will …

Fresh Splash of Color

Dan and I are enjoying getting the yard completed with a fresh splash of color.   Going to the greenhouses in the Amish country is like a Crayola adventure.  Their plants are so beautiful and fresh, as well as huge!  and the pocketbook doesn’t get drained.  I love visiting Kaufmanns on Irish Ridge Road, The Trails …

About Us


History of Ages Past Country Inn Bed and Breakfast:

Dan and Deb SMithThe 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!