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1890's Old Victorian Home, Sleeps 8, 2 Blocks from Lake Pepin

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This Victorian home was built in 1897 for Dr. Wilson as his residence and office, the house still has his original intercom system for people to reach him in case of an Emergency.

The Main Floor bedroom is named after Kathy Jo’s mother Eve Webster, this room was the original doctor’s waiting area, which features stain glass windows and the outside door still has Office Etched in the Glass. The quilts on the beds were made by Eve.

The Dining Room was Dr. Wilson’s original examining room.

As you climb up the open stair case to the second floor you will come to the first bedroom which is Blair’s Room, this is named after a very dear friend’s daughter who has her orange and pink wings and is watching over us. There is a quilt hanging on the wall that was specially made for Blair Anderson.

The next room is named after our grandmothers, Jennie Gilbertson which was Jim’s grandmother and Helena Harder which was Kathy Jo’s grandmother. This room is decorated in Kathy Jo’s favorite color Purple. It features a beaded purse that was made by Kathy Jo’s great grandmother for her grandmother Sylvia Webster.

Across the hall you will come to the Deborah Ann’s room which is named after my soul partner who gave me the courage to follow my dreams to make this home a reality. This room is decorated in her favorite color Pink.

The quilt hanging over the railing was made by Eve Webster pieced when she was 7 years old and quilted when she was 70. The Pink quilt in the rack was made for Eve by her grandmother when she was born in 1927.

Keywords: Victorian Home built in the 1890's centrally located in Lake City, MN sleeps 8 and is 2 blocks from Lake Pepin.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About The Owner

Hello Our names are Jim & Kathy Jo Rodester

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Minnesota

My wife Has always wanted a Victorian Home on or near the water in a small town with friendly people. What a beautiful place with all the bluffs and right on lake Pepin, you could not ask for anything more.

What makes this house unique

We really like how close it is to all that we have here in Lake City, we are only 2 Blocks from the grocery store, there are 7 Restaurants, a hardware store, quilt shop, Scrapbook store ,Post office, 2 banks, 3 Gas stations, Fire station, 2 Blocks from the Lake or 3 blocks from the pier.

3 parks that are right in town. And Patton Park is right across the street.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lake City in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main Floor Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Second Floor Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Basement Bathroom
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , All Beds have Simmons Beauty rest Pillow top Mattresses
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , All Beds have Simmons Beauty rest Pillow top Mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , All Beds have Simmons Beauty rest Pillow top Mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , All Beds have Simmons Beauty rest Pillow top Mattresses
  • Twin or Single Beds (1) there are 8 Single beds in 4 bed rooms
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • 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:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a view of Patton Park directly across the street, and can be seen from the wrap around porch, and many views of the splendid bluffs as we are surrounded by bluffs in the Lake Pepin area. This is bluff country!!!


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1890's Old Victorian Home, Sleeps 8, 2 Blocks from Lake Pepin
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Old style vintage and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Family came in from Florida. We all enjoyed the location, sitting on the porch at night and the overall charm of the house. Everything we needed was within walking distance. Next family reunion. .we would stay at this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des Moines, Iowa

Good for families

  • 5 of 5

The house worked well for our mix of adults and kids as there was enough space for every one to be comfortable. We especially enjoyed the porch as the weather was good. The kitchen worked well for us and everyone was comfortable. A good stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time we were together for a family get together. The house was great only a block from main street and across from the park. We sat on the porch most nights to a great breeze and had some good talks. The rooms were nice and big plenty of room for everyone to stay. The bathrooms where great we could all get in and get ready for the day. I have to say that the 2 craft rooms where great not all of us craft but we could look at old photo's and play cards and had plenty of room. The basement was a great TV room for movies and we did that one night as well. The place is nice and clean and gives you a great step back in time. I will be coming to Lake City again to spend more time. Thanks wonderful Job!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, and are glad we were able to accommodate all your needs. We do not receive many written reviews, but do receive many very positive verbal reviews from people that we meet that have stayed. Thank you. And please come see us again!!
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Twin Cities

Golf weekend

  • 4 of 5

While the two adjoining craft rooms would be great for a craft weekend, we found it awkward. We did not enjoy the family room/TV room in the basement so had to spend the weekend siting at the dining room table.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you did not enjoy the family room/TV room in the basement, we have tried to make it an enjoyable place to hang out, with two comfortable couches, chairs along with table to play games and a full selection of DVD’s to watch, plus there is a bathroom in this finished space. We have also just redone the front porch which is a perfect place to hang out with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Bars all in walking Distance 1-2 blocks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
3 golf courses within 2-5 miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Red Wing ,MN
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 63 out the front door
Nearest Restaurant
7 all in walking distance
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
3 blocks for the house

We are Located in the Lake Pepin valley surrounded by bluffs topping over 1700 ft high and water the largest body of water on the Mississippi River 3 1/2 miles wide by 6 mile long. With the largest number of Bad Eagles around,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lake City, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

The above rates are for 8 people (all four bedrooms) If you have less people in your group please email or call for pricing.

$300.00 deposit required to book your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.