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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

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Trudi Schaefer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

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.

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Red Wing in Goodhue County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 ...
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
Notes:
Fabulous view of the Wisconsin channel of the Mississippi River.

Reviews

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Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing
average rating of 4.4526315 based on 95 reviews
5

FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5

WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME. WE WERE 7 ADULTS AND 3 YOUNG BOYS. THERE WAS LOTS OF ROOM FOR ALL OF US. THE LARGE LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM HAD ROOM FOR ALL OF US. EACH NIGHT WE SAT OUT BY A FIRE. WE USED THE KITCHEN FOR EACH MEAL, AND IT WAS WELL EQUIPED AND CLEAN.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have got to be some of the most gracious guests we have ever had!! I'm glad you enjoyed the house and I appreciate how tidy the house was when we came to clean (again). Windbeam House has hosted so many warm and happy family gatherings. After 6 years I think the house must be filled with those happy memories. Please do come again. Trudi
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5

Lovely home with stunning view.

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I stay in this home for a wedding in Red Wing, MN. It was very clean and had an amazing view. It was a short drive to Red Wing. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a good stay. Wedding gatherings are some of our favorites at Windbeam House. You were just on the beginning edge of "leaf season", hope you got to see some nice color in the area. Do come again and take advantage of our return guest discount. One more thing, I love your profile foot-age. Trudi
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

First, Trudi is a very responsive host. We have rented homes for decades through this and other services and this is without a doubt the most well-appointed home in which we've stayed. If you like to cook, as I do, you'll find everything you want in the kitchen. Bird watching here is great fun. For the first time we were able to watch from above as an eagle hunted the lake below - a unique and thrilling perspective. There is so much to do in the Red Wing area that, even though we picked a rainy weekend, we kept very busy and had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, very spacious and GREAT VIEWS.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the weekend for a nearby wedding. The rooms were very comfortable, it all had everything we needed and there were lots of nice places to gather and chat. Thanks Trudi and Paul!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice place for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and roomy with a beautiful view. Well supplied kitchen area and close to many things to do. Very quiet and a friendly neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious with beautiful views Pretty yard lots of room for our family

  • 4 of 5

Great for a family vacation. So nice they allowed dogs. Grandchildren loved the trains and we all loved the many types of birds.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Red Wing, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£342
for 2 nights
From
£155
£653
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£264
for 2 nights
From
£117
From
£136
Fri,Sat
£536
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£342
for 2 nights
From
£155
£653
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£303
for 2 nights
From
£136
From
£155
Fri,Sat
£653
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £29.47
Additional Guest Fee £7.37 per person per night
Damage Deposit £147.34

Until booked, all rates are subject to change w/o notice.
Cancellation Policy: A deposit can be refunded if we are notified 30 days before the booking. If less than 30 days than 50% of the deposit will be refunded.
No smoking allowed.
Pets are welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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