Classic, restored cottage with panoramic views on main channel of Mississippi. Next to National Scenic Byway in area ranked Number One for exploring Upper Mississippi. Excellent central location between Madison/Milwaukee and Twin Cities. Cottage is 10 miles from downtown La Crosse in small rivertown of Dakota MN.
1920's cottage is on a quiet road fronting open, moving water. Cottage looks out on SKY & WATER. Railroad and highway proximity are not a problem here as they are at many area Mississippi River locations. The quiet road is not a main highway. Tracks are unobtrusive--blocked by small boat landing, fence and road. Cottage sits on private knoll. Eastern windows (all the sitting/living areas) view sky and water--no buildings and no view obstructions. North & South, cottage is surrounded by trees/mature privacy hedge. Garage/fence border back yard. Guests enjoy sitting/dining/cooking/outdoors, overlooking the river.
Rosy morning sunrises, moonlight on the water, and walks along the panoramic road are loved by guests, many of whom return every season. The Guest Book is filled with tributes from seven years of satisfied guests. (The cottage reserves far in advance May through September.)
Furnishings are attractive & comfortable. Large new kitchen (stocked well for cooking) and dining area open to a brick patio. Queen bed in one bedroom; double in 2d bedroom; twin in sunroom. Daybed size couch in livingroom. Living areas are spacious. While cottage can accommodate larger groups, it is best for one to four guests.
A stroll across the quiet road takes you to the confluence of the Dakota and the Mississippi Rivers and a small boat landing. Two miles down the road is a larger boat landing and white sandy beach with blue,clear water. It is worth a stay to watch the sky, light, water, eagles and tundra swans. Close access to numerous fishing/boat rental marinas.
Extensive WI/MN trails & parks nearby. Located close to the scenic Great River Road Wine Trail. Great dining & antiquing on the National Scenic Byway. Eagles gather on area of River framed by the sunroom window. Many boat/bike/kayak rental places nearby. Cable TV and highspeed internet.
Area attractions in addition to SE MINNESOTA/WESTERN WISCONSIN BEAUTY:
(Google these attractions/areas)
GREAT RIVER ROAD WINE TRAIL: 10 Scenic Wineries
TREMPEALEAU COUNTY: Bluffs, Wetlands, Trails and Scenic Backroads
WINONA: Shakespeare Festival; Art Shows; Classical Music Summer Concerts; renowned Minnesota Art Museum
RIVERFEST: July 4 festival on Historic La Crosse Riverfront
LACROSSE DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT: 60 sites--largest in Wisconsin; Riverside Park Holiday Lights
OKTOBERFEST: famous La Crosse September/October celebration
HISTORIC RIVERBOATS: Majestic steamboats pass cottage enroute to/from Twin Cities
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE BASILICA: Stroll the serenely beautiful grounds; fine dining on site
Cottage is less than 20 minutes from Mayo/ Franciscan-Skemp Healthcare and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, UW-La Crosse and Viterbo University. About one hour from Mayo/Rochester.
Keywords: Private cottage, unobstructed water view