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Trudi Schaefer

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English

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

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

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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
Call Owner
Speaks English

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 Minnesota

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.

Reviews

4.4
based on 65 holidaymaker reviews

Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing
average rating of 4.3692307 based on 65 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.
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Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Lovely location. Comfortable. We loved the decor, spaciousness, hominess, cleanliness, and the View!! Enjoyed the birds at the bird feeders while having morning coffee.

Two minor drawbacks: frequency of passing trains, and no hot water in lower level.

A great time was had by all!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year having our girls weekend at the Windbeam and it was wonderful again. A huge thanks to Trudi and Paul for opening their home to us! The house is very large, easy to find, well stocked. Trudi and Paul have definitely put a lot of thought into what makes the house work for their renters. Also, Trudi is very easy to communicate with and responds quickly. The back yard and the view are fabulous! I highly recommend the Windbeam house!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Windbeam exceeded our expectations with a full kitchen, spacious living space & beautiful lake view.

  • 5 of 5

We hope to return for another stay at Windbeam as it provided the perfect space for our Texas family. We were only 20 minutes from the wedding farm venue for our son. The breathtaking views greeted us each morning with coffee & we were able to cook gumbo for the wedding in the fully equipped kitchen. The soothing sound of occasional trains below and the surprising sight of soaring eagles were a delight. Thank youbfor sharing this wonderful home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when people get together at Windbeam House for weddings, reunions and family get-togethers. I always picture them gathered around the big dining room table with conversations passing back and forth from the open kitchen. But then all sitting in the living room enjoying the view and the critters isn't so bad either. From day #1 we have enjoyed sharing it all with all the wonderful people who come to Windbeam House. Do come back again!
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4

Very nice place but could use air in the basement

  • 4 of 5

Very nice area and nice amenities would go back

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a home away from home at a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! Of course the view - it hits you the minute you walk in and does not let go. At first all is quiet, then you notice the birds. We saw hawks, hummingbirds, doves, goldfinches, cardinals, blue jays, nuthatches, a red headed woodpecker and water fowl on the lake below. We were also entertained by the squirrels and rabbits. There is not a window in the house that does not present a spectacular view. The location is very convenient, just a short drive to Red Wing's parks, historic buildings, shops and restaurants.

The southwestern decor brought back fond memories of our days living in Phoenix. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was provided and worked well. The towels and linens were nicely placed and the kitchen was well stocked. The property is clean and well maintained. On a rainy night the umbrella in the closet and the garage door remote saved us from getting wet after returning from dinner. We don't cook while on vacation so the information provided on the local restaurants was appreciated. Our favorites are The Veranda for breakfast and Marie's Underground for dinner. Tom's sweet tooth was well satisfied at the Hanisch Bakery and S & S Sugar Bush Maple Syrup. The neighbors are very friendly and helpful.

We definitely will return soon.

Dianne & Tom

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great response to Windbeam House. Thanks so much Tom and Diane for telling it like it is. We can't take credit for what nature provides but we do our best with the rest of it. We lived in Arizona many years ago and have always loved the Southwestern decor. In furnishing the house we thought it would be cozy to have those wonderful warm colors, especially on cold winter days. Please do come see us again and remember the return guest discount.
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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

Prices for this holiday house in Red Wing, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
summer 2016
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£358
for 2 nights
From
£163
From
£163
Fri,Sat
£683
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£276
for 2 nights
From
£122
From
£142
Fri,Sat
£561
 
 
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£358
for 2 nights
From
£163
£683
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£317
for 2 nights
From
£142
From
£163
Fri,Sat
£683
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154
Cleaning Fee £31 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

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.

Owner's 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, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lake View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
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 ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • 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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