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Beautiful, Cozy Farmhouse On Acreage Minutes From Mankato

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Fully Remodeled, Beautiful, Welcoming Space-- Private, Yet Minutes From Downtown

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!

More Details

Owner
Jennifer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Jennifer

Teacher, mother, editor, horsewoman

Jennifer purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Jennifer chose Minnesota

This house offered such a wonderful space in really one of the most beautiful sections of Mankato, the blue earth river valley.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Mankato in Blue Earth County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Deep soak clawfoot tub and custom tiled shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom has a large queen size bed with sitting area, walk-in closet with custom cabinetry and on-suite washer and dryer. Second bedroom has two twin beds with under-bed storage, individual reading lights/bookshelves-- room has a cathedral ceiling.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
Notes:
Check in any time after: 3pm Check out any time before: 11am

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful, Cozy Farmhouse On Acreage Minutes From Mankato
average rating of 4.714286 based on 35 reviews
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Wonderful

  • 4 of 5

We loved the farmhouse, it's location to the bike trail and family. We enjoyed many meals together with the accomadations of the kitchen being helpful. Owner and caretaker were very available and responsive to any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

cozy, quiet farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

This is the 4th year my daughter and I have stayed at the farmhouse with our dog. Always a nice quiet stay with lots of trails to walk.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing farm house

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing house and area

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. The house is beautiful and we loved the front porch that overlooks the road and surrounding area. Very nice walking trails and the wifi came in very handy. Comfortable furniture and great flat screen tv in the living room. Thanks to Jennifer and Kenny who were quick to address any concerns we had. Look forward to coming out again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is a wonderful place to stay. It was spotless and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this renovated farmhouse. It was warm and inviting with all the updated modern conveniences. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the farmhouse. It was easy to get to, there were plenty of walking trails nearby. The location was exactly as we were hoping for.

The farmhouse is very nice and comfortable, the kitchen is fantastic, the living room, bedroom were cozy.

For someone looking for a little getaway with access to trails for hiking, this is a great option.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mankato
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mankato
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Neighbor's Italian Bistro
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Mankato

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Mankato, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 1 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£201
for 2 nights
From
£80
£467
£1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£230
for 2 nights
From
£95
£663
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40.73
Pet Fee £11.11
Damage Deposit £111.07

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!

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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