Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Mankato - The Charming Farmhouse
Fully Remodeled, Beautiful, Welcoming Space-- Private, Yet Minutes From Downtown
Comfortable, warm and inviting-- all in an excellent location. This completely remodeled farmhouse is located on almost 8 wooded acres just a few short minutes from downtown Mankato.
In the warm months, cross the street and find yourself on miles of walking, running and biking trails connected to the Red Jacket Trail system. Head down the road 1/2 a mile and spend the weekend mountain biking at Mt Kato or pack your kayak or canoe and make your way to the Blue Earth River just a mile down the road. Grab the family and visit any number of the many recreational lakes in the area, several within 20 minutes of the house. Or stay home, grill and eat out on the patio and catch fireflies in the yard.
In the winter months, watch the downhill skiers and snowboarders ski the front side of Mt Kato from your living room window while comfortably nestled in front of a warm pellet stove, or hit the slopes yourself! Snowshoe or cross country ski along the trails… or stay home and enjoy the peace and comfort that this home provides. Soak in the antique clawfoot tub situated in front of the picture window looking out over woods. Watch the hawks and deer in the backyard. Whip up a delicious dinner in the custom kitchen, utilizing the ample soapstone countertops and butcher block island. Or start a fire in the easy-to-use wood pellet fireplace and spend the evening reading, watching a movie, or enjoying time with those you love.
This peaceful home would make a great weekend or week-long retreat for a couple, a small family or a single professional who has to be in the area for work. It is a well-priced and much more comfortable and spacious alternative to hotels in the area.
As of April 1, 2014, we will now have on-site caretakers living in a separate apartment, with a separate entrance, in the lower level/basement of the house (pictures of this space not posted on this website). The caretakers will mostly stay out of our your way, but if you need anything, this couple is there for you! They will set up a bonfire on the property, recommend a restaurant or get you in touch with a local outfitter for a river adventure.
Please contact me with any questions!
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- pets considered
Teacher, mother, editor, horsewoman
Jennifer purchased this chateau / country house in 2007
Why Jennifer chose Mankato
This house offered such a wonderful space in really one of the most beautiful sections of Mankato, the river valley. It was pretty rough when I bought it in 07, and many said it was way too big of a project for one person alone.
What makes this chateau / country house unique
There is just something about this property. You are close to everything, yet secluded just enough to feel peaceful when in the back property or relaxing in the home. The farmhouse is very well built and has great light because of its position on a small hill. It's one of those places where you just feel at home, easily...perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating.