|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Marine School-house Garden Cottage apartment unit converted to VRBO. This bright 1 bedroom/1 bath second story apartment (with additional sleeping on a queen-sized hide-a-bed couch) has an up in the air, birds nest feel, as it overlooks the cobblestone court surrounded by woods and nature below. Walk to the historic General Store, Brookside Bar and Grill, Village Scoop ice cream (summer), St. Croix Chocolate Company, Stonehouse Museum (summer), local Lutheran Church, or bring your bike to ride some of the Saint Croix Valley's scenic roads and trails. In summer, bring your kids to a really great beach on Square Lake (just minutes away), to any of the river accesses to explore cliffs and river along the St. Croix. Or, bring your kayak or canoe to check out the beautiful river (access just below the General Store, William O'brien State Park, and many other places along the river). On weekends in summer, enjoy live music at the Brookside Bar and Grill (very short walk, see their website), visit Stillwater for antiques, riverfront parks, and additional restaurants (10 minute drive south). To the north check out the Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia (see website), Franconia Sculpture Park (see website), or try the zip line at Trollhaugen Aerial Adventure Park (northeast on Wisconsin side of river). During winter, cross country ski William O'brien Park's trails, venture to Trollhaugen Ski Area (17 miles) for tubing, snow boarding and skiing, or head ten minutes south to Stillwater for shopping and antiquing, great wine (Domacin Wine Bar), food (take your pick of many unique restaurants), or locally brewed beer (Liftbridge Brewery).
We are locals in the community and have made this wonderful apartment unit available to people in search of a place to relax, explore, bike, hike, ski, shop, or visit in the scenic Saint Croix River Valley.
Located in the heart of the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, there is much to explore and do in every direction.
Short walk to local food and entertainment, short drive to everything else. Village has a New Hampshire meets Mayberry feel to it.
Just returned home after spending 5 days here and it was lovely! It was clean, well decorated and quiet. Yes, that bathroom is a little rough, but it did its job and it was clean! When we came in the AC was on, there was a bottle of wine and the electric candles were flickering. It was such a nice environment to come into after driving for nearly 3 days. It's far enough from everything to see the stars and hear the cicadas (a new thing for us) and close enough to everything to entertain the kids. I would gladly stay here again. Thank you!!
This is a darling place with so much character, and a wonderful friendly community. Dave and Robin are awesome, and so accommodating, too! I came here by myself to get some focused work done outside the office and was thrilled with the experience. Some great walking down to the river and up the hills into old Marine -- loved the church bells at noon and the curfew whistle at 9 pm. The Marine General Store truly has everything you could need from organic buffalo to a swell deli, the library was great fun, the fish fry at the Brookside was terrific -- and yes, the special touches Dave and Robin bring make it perfect -- I didn't get into my car for 5 days and it had cobwebs on it when I got back in -- what could be better??
We came out to area for a couple days to ride bikes and hike the trails at O'brien State Park. We have stayed here several times before, in other units, and thought we would try this one as something different. We liked the bright and comfortable feel of it and slept well while there, but found carrying our bikes up and down the stairs each day a bit of an inconvenience -- not the end of the world but worth noting for people bringing bikes or ski equipment. We would happily stay here again.
This is a perfectly appointed unit in quaint Marine on St. Croix. Truly, everything you could possibly need (and more) is at your disposal. We arrived to a warm welcome from the owner along with some surprise touches that were far beyond what I'd ever experienced when renting a property. This is a perfect place to recharge and rest after enjoying the area recreation and sites. It's within walking distance to the local Brookside restaurant and bar and the Marine General Store - not to mention the beautiful St. Croix River. And if you can't completely "unplug" - there is free WIFI.
Thanks for an awesome stay while we were in town for a wedding!
The photographed rooms are somewhat decent but what you don't see is the problem. A rough bathroom, sad kitchen, bad paint job throughout and poorly kept building.
The caretakers are nice folks and respond quickly. I was under the impression it was a nice modern Swedish style place for a getaway by looking at photos but was disappointed at condition of the whole place. Price was low so your expectations should be also. Good for getting out of rain if you were camping nearby possibly.
Also visit: Gammelgarden Swedish Museum (Scandia), Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway(ride the historic train from Osceola to Marine and back), Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours, Franconia Sculpture Park (short drive north on 95), Stonehouse Museum (in Marine), William O'Brien State Park (north edge of Marine), Andiamo Enterprise (scenic riverboat tours daily in Stillwater), Marine Mill Site (in village), Square Lake Park (6 miles, great sandy summer swim beach for kids), Trollhaugen Aerial Adventure Park (zip lining in summer and ski area in winter)
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.