|Space||1,600 sq. ft.|
|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
We now have an on-site caretaker who lives part time 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 caretaker will mostly stay out of your way unless you need something, like a bonfire built, a restaurant recommendation or help booking a local outfitter for a river adventure.
Please contact me with any questions!
Teacher, mother, editor, horsewoman
Jennifer purchased this chateau / country house in 2007
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.
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, for relaxing and rejuvenating.
The only thing we were missing this time was the chickens!
Our family really enjoyed our weekend at The Farmhouse. We stayed snug during the thunderstorm, spent some family time watching movies, and made wonderful meals in the amazing kitchen. Loved it!
My husband and I LOVED staying in this adorable, cozy little house. It has so much character! The pellet stove made for a cozy evening curled up with some blankets in the living room. We hope to find a house like this one to live in one day because it was that great! We will definitely want to stay there if we visit Minnesota again.
It was very evident from the moment we walked into the farmhouse that a lot of time and care was put into making sure we had a comfortable experience. The bedding and sheets were possibly the softest we've ever felt. The pasta maker and bread maker were so much fun to use. And, the home was completely charming! We LOVED the kitchen. We'd highly recommend it!
Jennifer has done a lot of work on this cute little farmhouse. It is really adorable! We found all that we needed and the location was perfect.
We loved the farmhouse, the property location, the hiking and biking trail across the road and the chickens. We were, however, dismayed at the condition of the chicken shed. It obviously had not been cleaned in a long time. There was horse tack in there that was covered in chicken manure, as were all the shelves and stoops. All types of livestock need certain conditions of hygiene to remain healthy. We were grateful that the horses that were formerly there had been removed. A good solution would be a caretaker with a good bit of energy and common sense to render the poultry space clean and healthful. If that were to occur I would give this beautiful vacation rental five big stars.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£115.95|
Damage deposit is 100% refundable after check out. If you pay through personal check, you can write a separate check for the deposit (to be returned to you or destroyed after your stay), AND the turnover fee is waived. Please message me for details.
Any events that you wish to hold at the farmhouse, including a party, family reunion, etc, must be communicated to me. Additionally, there is $100 fee to host a gathering at the house. If an event is hosted without permission, the deposit will be forfeited. Large gatherings are very hard on the farmhouse's well and septic system, so we try to limit them. For the same reason, please be accurate about the number of people in your party in order to retain your deposit.
Return guest? Inquire about a discounted rate!
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.