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Liberty Bell Vacation Cottage on Beautiful Prior Lake

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Prior Lake - Liberty Bell Vacation Cottage

Large Lake Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Relax with family and friends enjoying the sunsets over Prior Lake! 4 Bedroom and 3 Bathroom Prior Lake Cottage with over 180 feet of Private Lake Frontage

Cottage History: In the 40's Harlen Anderson, a first generation American Swede bought this land from a farmer who thought this property was worthless because it was near the lake. The large boulders on the property were removed from the farm field for plowing and placed along the lake shore. The original cabin was what is now the bedroom with the fireplace & one of the little sheds along the side of the house was their biffy. When Harlen married Peggy they built the rest of the home. The wood used to build this cottage was from surrounding trees on the property; at that time there were no roads to get down here. The beams are from a pier in Duluth. The bricks on the sidewalk and patio are from Harlens old schoolhouse in Iowa. The staircase is from an old mansion on Summit Ave. in St Paul. The stain glass windows are from an old church. The plaque Wren Cliff outside the back door was the idea of Peggy's since she loved romance novels and in those books the estate usually had a name. Harlen loved trees and planted many on the property- the black walnut trees are 60-70 years old.

Liberty Bell Cottage: This newly furnished cottage is perched on small bluff with stunning southern view overlooking white pines on the hill side and Prior Lake. Since the cottage is above the lake it minimizes the boat noises and maximizes the serenity surrounding this cottage. The lake shore is accessible by everyone, either a private wooden staircase in the backyard or a shared private road one house down. The property adjacent to the lake is flat with two stepping stones into the lake. The cottage includes a private dock, row boat, kayaks, paddle boat and paddle board, bikes and yard games.

Prior Lake: This vacation home is located on the Northern side of Lower Prior Lake. Lower Prior Lake is 956 acres with a maximum depth of 60 feet. Upper Prior Lake is 386 acres with a maximum depth of 50 feet. Prior Lake is located in the City of Prior Lake in Scott County, Minnesota. Lower Prior Lake connects with Upper Prior Lake via a navigable channel that passes under Eagle Creek Ave. The lake is primarily managed for walleye and largemouth bass and secondarily managed for northern pike and bluegill. It is a wonderful recreational lake for any family to enjoy. There is a lakeside restaurant/pub with boat parking, boat rental and gas dock available on Prior Lake.

Cottage amenities:

Living Room: 24x14

Dining Room: 11x10

Kitchen: 12x14

Main Floor Bedroom with Fireplace: 24x18 – King Bed + 1 set of Bunk Beds

Main Floor Bedroom: 12x13 - Queen Bed

Upstairs Bedroom with private bath: 14x12 – King Bed

Lower Level Bedroom: 12x11 - 2 sets of Bunk Beds

Main Floor Bath

Lower Level Bath

Cobblestone Patio Overlooking the Lake

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Cindy Langer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2016
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Why Cindy Langer chose Minnesota

The Liberty Bell Prior Lake Cottage is located in an ideal location where you can enjoy a private lake front home while still having easy access to the Twin Cities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Liberty Bell Vacation Cottage on Beautiful Prior Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Neat Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Great house with plenty of activities to enjoy. Nice large all sport lake.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Peter, MN

Prefect for girls' week-end!

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our girls' week-end. We have been getting together for close to 20 years, and this was one of the most spacious homes we have stayed in. The welcome basket and bottled water were so nice. The kitchen was well equipped. The home is located close to many metro area activities, but with the beautiful lake, you really don't want to leave. It was nice not driving a great distance for a nice house on the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! We are so glad you and your friends had a great time. Hope to hear from you again!
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Liberty Bell house for a short vacation. We had 3 couples, a single adult, and 3 small children-10 in total. The house provided more space than we even needed and plenty of places for the little ones to play. The house was fully stocked with anything we could need (minus food obviously) and there was even a welcome basket of treats amd water in each room! Our family enjoyed the ping pong table and the lake toys (kayak, paddle boat, row boat, paddle board). We also enjoyed the lawn toys, fire pit, and bikes! We thought we'd spend more time exploring Minneapolis but we were perfectly content in the house and on the lake. I could go on, but if you are looking for spacious, high quality lodging with lots of fun outdoor activities, this is the place to stay! It is also beautifully directed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Wonderful family weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Liberty Bell cabin with another family for Memorial Day weekend and it could not have worked out better. The house is charming with plenty of room for kids and adults and very well-equipped. The property is beautifully maintained and the location on the lake was perfect. We kayaked, went fishing off the pier, and played yard games - all which were included with the cabin. The property manager Cindy was very accommodating and we are very happy we stayed at the Liberty Bell. It made for a great trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your visit at the Liberty Bell Cottage and hope to hear from you again soon.
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Freiburg, Germany

Liberty Bell, felt like home

  • 5 of 5

We came from germany to visited our american side of the family and rented Liberty Bell for a small reunion with the US side of the family. We had a great time. Liberty Bells location is wonderful. The house is very well equiped there was nothing we missed. The service is excellent and always responds very fast and solved all minor problems right away.

We had a great time with the family and could relax. What we enjoyed most is that it feels so remote out in the nature but you are still really close to the city. We had great day trips and wonderful days that we just enjoyed the lake and the house.

We'd love to come back one day.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing the Liberty Bell for your trip to the Twin Cities! We are happy you had a great time.
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Liberty Bell Praise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a weekend get-away close to the Twin Cities in which to host wedding events for a few close friends and family. We cannot speak highly enough about Liberty Bell Cottage. From the accommodations, to the amenities, to the surrounding beauty of the lake, we were honored to stay here. The owners and managers of Liberty Bell have thought of everything to allow their guests to have a fun and relaxing experience; from kayaks and a paddle oat, to a fire pit, bicycles and yard games. Our guests were comfortable and being here, it is very easy to forget how close to the city you are. The cottage is beautiful, the communication with the property manager was excellent, the decor is wonderful. One thing that was very special to us was learning the history of the cottage and sharing it with our family and friends. There are so many architectural elements that make Liberty Bell a truly unique and meaningful gem. The cottage sits high on a bluff which we thought would not be ideal, but with record floods this past summer, it was wonderful not to worry about that and the views from the bedrooms were stunning and majestic. The biggest problem for us was choosing which of the wonderful bedrooms to sleep in because they were all perfect and have great views of the trees and the lake. We are excited to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your wedding! Thanks so much for staying at the Liberty Bell Cottage!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Captain Jack's on Prior Lake
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Wilds Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Light Rail from Mall of America to Minneapolis
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 35 or Hwy 169
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Buck Hill

Local Activities: Mystic Lake Casino, Canterbury Park (Horse Racing & Casino), Raceway Park (AMA & NASCAR), Elko Speedway (AMA & NASCAR), Pro Kart Indoor (go-karts), Valley Fair Amusement Park, Horse and Hunt Club (shooting sports), Dakota Ice Center, Crofut Family Winery & Vineyard, Water Park of America (indoor), Apple Valley Aquatic Center (outdoor water park), SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, Jumps and Downs, Minnesota Zoo, Shakopee Valley Bike Rental, Grand Slam (mini golf, bumper cars, laser tag, batting cages), Triple Play (miniature golf, batting cages) and 3rd Lair Skate Park, Buck Hill Ski Area (Skiing, Snow Tubing and Mountain Biking) and Pro Paintball.

Close to Twin Cities theater, Shopping and Professional Sports.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Prior Lake, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Winter 2016
28 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £398
Maid Fee £159 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

Holiday Rates:
July 4th Week (Saturday-Saturday): $4,000
Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Rates: Weekday $275/night, Weekend $475/night, Weekly $2,300
Memorial Day Weekend Daily Rates: $525/night (3 night minimum), Weekday non-holiday $275/night

2014/2015 Monthly Rates:
Sept. and Dec. Monthly Rate: $5,000
2014 Standard Winter Rate: $3,500
2015 Standard Winter Rate: $4,000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Prior Lake, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main Floor Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Lower Level Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Large Main Floor Bedroom with Gas FP, TV, & Sitting Area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs Master Suite with Private Bath, Sitting area and TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main Floor Queen Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Bunk Bed , Lower Level Bunk Room with 2 sets of Twin Bunk Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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