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Trudi Schaefer

Member since: 2011
Speaks English

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

60 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
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

4.3
based on 60 holidaymaker reviews

Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing
average rating of 4.35 based on 60 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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5

Wonderful Family Reunion spot!

  • 5 of 5

My parents, brothers and wives all enjoyed the wonderful time we had at Windbeam House! Enough bedrooms for everyone and plenty of room at the dining room table! The only items that might need updated are one squeaky bed and the grate for the charcoal was missing from the grill, although we were able to use both! We VERY MUCH enjoyed seeing the bald eagle each day and watching the finches, chickadees and hummingbirds at the feeders! We also enjoyed seeing the trains go by! Very relaxing and fun time was had by all and we look forward to visiting again one day! Thank you Trudi and Paul for providing such a wonderful home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Stunning views of the river from every window, peaceful. Red Wing is a beautiful town to enjoy.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. We enjoyed the house, views and nature. We went for a lovely and tasty dinner cruise on Lake Pepin paddle boat "Pearl of the Lake". We enjoyed meals at "Marie's" and a fabulous brunch at "Liberties". The downtown was a fun walk. Our last evening was a fun time of roasting hotdogs and marshmallows for s'mores in the fire pit under the stars. Perfect for five gals who get together every year.

Only one problem: low water pressure in the showers making it difficult to wash soap out of long hair (4 out of 5 gals have long hair). After one the rest of us waited until home. Thank you for the new memories. Geri, Judy, Jill, Molly and Sara.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you all had a good time at Windbeam House, it was such a nice weekend weather-wise. Thanks for the "heads up" on the shower head. Paul went right down and installed a new one so this weekend's group could have a proper shower. So sorry for the inconvenience and please remember that return guests get a discount. We'd love to see you again.
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Ladies Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We loved the view and watching the birds,squirrels and bunnies. A hummingbird feeder would be a good addition as we did see them fly by also. The house is a great size , very roomy and nice bathrooms. A couple of the beds were somewhat uncomfortable and the basement does have a smell. Overall a great place for ladies getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We used the house for extra sleeping space for a annual family reunion we were having nearby. The house was great, very roomy and comfortable. The views of Goose Lake were amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Family reunions are always popular at Windbeam House because the house is so roomy for large groups of people. We often get comments about how much larger the house is than it looks from the outside. I think those big picture windows help with that too. Please think of us for a future and remember that return guests get a discount. Hope to see you again.
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Comfortable. Beautiful view.

  • 3 of 5

The house has a musty odor and many windows have damaged screens or no screens so opening windows to air the place out lets in bugs. Trains go by at all hours. Property was clean and well stocked. Drain in upstairs tub was clogged. Otherwise we had a great time at a reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
£352
for 2 nights
From
£160
From
£160
Fri,Sat
£673
 
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
£272
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£140
Fri,Sat
£552
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£312
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£160
Fri,Sat
£673
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £152
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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