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Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing

Trudi Schaefer

Member since: 2011
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People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Trudi Schaefer

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2015
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Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Red Wing - Windbeam House

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

You will not forget a weekend spent at Windbeam House, 6 miles from charming Red Wing, Minnesota. Floor-to-ceiling living room windows offer spectacular views of not only Goose Lake but also the bluffs of historic Red Wing across the river. This tree-lined panorama provides breath-taking year round scenery, including miles of the Mississippi's famous fall foliage and ever changing waters. Because the house sits on the edge of the bluff above the lake, it is a perfect spot to sit and relax, watching a wide array of birds and animals, including eagles and flocks of migratory swans and pelicans in season, not to mention trains passing silently along the edge of the lake below.

This four bedroom rambler sleeps 12 with one full bath and two half baths, a family room, full kitchen and dining room. Only one hour from Minneapolis/St.Paul or Rochester, Minnesota, this home offers a retreat for groups from 2-12. And while it is hard not to be mesmerized by the view, it is also within a few miles of shopping, hiking, fishing, golf, snowshoeing and skiing. Not to mention an extensive arts community, restaurants, antique dealers, the Sheldon Theater and Treasure Island Casino.

This peaceful house is pet friendly and comfortably furnished in southwestern style. The master bedroom is equipped with a queen size bed and includes a private half bath. The other three bedrooms have double beds. Downstairs, the family room offers two full futon sofas.

Four generations of our family have come together in this home and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Keywords: bluff country, shopping, hiking, golf, eagles, Twin Cities, girls' weekend, rustic, southwestern furnishings, peaceful,spectacular view, scenery, Great River Road

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Trudi Schaefer (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2015

About Trudi Schaefer

We live on a small farm just 6 miles from Windbeam House. We purchased our farm in 1976 when the farmhouse was about to be demolished. Much of our time since then has been spent renovating the house and outbuildings and creating the many gardens that surround Windbeam Farm.

Trudi Schaefer purchased this house in 2000

Why Trudi Schaefer chose Red Wing

We inherited this property from Paul's parents in 2010. Immediately, we saw the potential for furnishing it as a guest house for the many friends and families who visit the Red Wing area. Womens Weekends Away and Fishing tournaments are two of the groups who find Windbeam House the perfect place to stay.

What makes this house unique

Practically every person that comes through the front door of Windbeam House is awed by the lovely view of the Mississippi River and the bluffs of Red Wing that greet them through the wall-to-wall windows of the living room. People tell us they sit in that room for many peaceful hours, watching the river, the birds but especially the eagles who perch in the trees below the house.

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.3
based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

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Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing
average rating of 4.3448277 based on 29 reviews
5

Diamond in the Bluff!

  • 5 of 5

The Windbeam House was perfect for our girls getaway! Everything was pretty seamless. Instructions were clear, owners were friendly, and the house was accurate to its description. Excellent and scenic back yard, which we took advantage of as much as we could. We loved hearing the trains go by and just being able to overlook the bluffs! Beautiful views! It helped that we were there over a gorgous weekend too. We brought our bikes and were able to keep them in the spacious garage. We only got to bike over into Red Wing during the day, but I could tell that many biking adventures could be had in the area. I'd go back again and again. Thank you, Trudi, for sharing your gem of a house!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed the house and the view. So many people comment on the view from the house, it really is a gem. There are many biking adventures in the area so please, do come again Carrie and take advantage of our return guest discount. Maybe you could consider coming this winter for a cross country skiing trip. Lots of ops there too.
4

Girls' annual weekend

  • 4 of 5

Windbeam house was a nice place to get away for a long weekend. We enjoyed the view of the lake, watching the eagles, and watching all the birds from the family room's large windows. The neighbors weren't terribly close, but we closed the side curtains and felt very comfortable. The kitchen had everything (and more) we needed. The linens were very nice and the beds upstairs were very comfortable. We could not use the basement bed as it was way too hard for any of us. The futons in the tv room weren't very comfortable to sit on for any length of time. During watching movies. We couldn't get the tvs to work on regular programming. The one downstairs worked well for movies. Everything was nice and clean and the showers were wonderful!

If we decide to come back to the area, we would rent again.

Trudi was very helpful every time I called her (which was a lot). Thanks, Trudi.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Great family ski weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Windbeam House very much. It easily accommodated our extended family. Everyone loved the "big screen" living room windows...it provides a beautiful view of the river. We saw birds, trains, fairy tale castles and beautiful sunsets (who needs a TV?)! I noticed in another review that you mentioned a return visitor discount...I'd like to learn more about that. We are thinking of coming back this summer with Norwegian cousins to bike and explore the Mississippi River area. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you loved the "big screen windows". So many people have remarked about the view over the years, I wish I could take credit for it somehow. It's a great view 12 months out of the year. As for the return visit, you bet. We offer a 10% discount to returning guests and we would love to have you come back, this fall or whenever.
4

Great rental!

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic view- nice layout of home. They leave great, detailed information about the house which makes it easy being there.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a good time. That's our main reason for having the house as a vacation rental. We work hard to continue making Windbeam House a lovely retreat for large and small groups and we feel great when people tell us we're doing just that. Hope to see you again.
Christchurch New Zealand
4

NZ Tourists

  • 4 of 5

An older style house showing its age in some respects but the space, warmth (for us the middle of a very cold Feb), views and artistic decoration made up for that. Train noise is noticeable but we found it fine and watching them was fun. All in all an enjoyable time.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had many visitors at Windbeam House from all over the country including family reunions, girls' weekend away groups and vacationers in general. It was great to have people from another country stay and hear that their response was similar to so many others. Windbeam House is cozy, comfortable and interesting whether you come from across the state or around the world. (I'm just sorry it was so bitter cold for you Alison).
West Salem, WI
4

GREAT WEEKEND

  • 4 of 5

The property was large enough to accommodate our family for a late Christmas get together in February. Each room had it's own thermostat for individual comfort. Everything was provided so we only had to bring food and our own belongings. Great view of the water. Would be a great property in the summer. We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thought it was so sweet that you were having your Christmas together at Windbeam House in February. Glad you had such a good time. There was not even a piece of tinsel left behind, thanks for the super check-out and DO come again.

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bluffs, Hager City/St. James Hotel, Red Wing
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mississippi National Golf Links, Red Wing
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Red Wing, MN
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 35
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Prescott
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

From $158 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Red Wing, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
$411
for 2 nights
From
$185
From
$211
Fri,Sat
$886
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Nov 2015 - 30 Apr 2016
2 night minimum stay
$359
for 2 nights
From
$158
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $200.00
Cleaning Fee $40.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%
Notes Until booked, all rates are subject to change w/o notice.
Cancellation Policy: If a booking needs to be cancelled, 50% of the deposit will be refunded.
No smoking allowed.
Pets are welcome.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Red Wing in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lake View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Full size Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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