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Charming Cottage in Historic District of Old Frontenac

Chuck Rusch

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Chuck Rusch

Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
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Charming Cottage in Historic District of Old Frontenac

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Lake City - Lake Pepin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8, fully stocked kitchen, cable TV

This cedar shake cottage is located in the Historic District of Old Frontenac. You can’t help but relax as you enter this historic village that remains as cozy and quaint today as it was 150 years ago. Walk or bike through this beautiful setting and you will enjoy scenic views of Lake Pepin, historic homes and park like yards. The cottage itself features hardwood floors, custom maple trim work and a floor to ceiling field stone fireplace. It has found the perfect balance of modern convenience nestled against a historic back drop.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chuck Rusch (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Chuck Rusch

We have been in the rental business for five years and enjoy sharing this beautiful area with others.

Chuck Rusch purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Chuck Rusch chose Lake City - Lake Pepin

Both my wife and I grew up in south eastern Minnesota and where very familiar with the area. When the time was right to purchase a vacation property we only looked in one area. The cottage is located in the Historic District of Old Frontenac. Nestled amongst the river bluffs you can’t help but relax as you enter this historic village that remains as cozy and quaint today as it was 150 years ago. Walk or bike through this beautiful setting and you will enjoy scenic views of Lake Pepin, historic homes and park like yards.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This well-stocked cottage is a real gem!





Our family of 6 adults decided to gather here for a weekend-long Christmas celebration. We found the clean, comfortable space perfect for relaxing, reading, preparing all our meals, sitting by the fire, playing games, etc.





Chuck was easy to work with and quick to answer questions and make recommendations leading up to our stay.





As for area attractions, we'd highly recommend a trip to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha...
Nov 2009
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.8
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Charming Cottage in Historic District of Old Frontenac
average rating of 4.821429 based on 29 reviews
5

Great piece of property for what we needed

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what we needed it for. I was getting married the following day and Chuck allowed me and my groomsmen to stay for a night to just relax and get ready before the big day. We appreciated the accommodations and the property itself! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Comfortable, clean, and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Very cute and comfortable rental. We had everything we needed, including plenty of fresh linens and towels. Nice location in Old Frontenac, easy access to the river and hiking trails. Now we just need to plan a trip in the summer to enjoy warmer weather!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Augsburg College Gal Pals

  • 4 of 5

I along with two of my great college gal friends stayed here for two nights. For some reason we almost missed this place and would recommend that a key work 'Frontenac' be added to the search terms. The cabin was beautifully decorated. Very up to date kitchen with appliances, dishes and all the cooking utensils one could imagine. We used the indoor fireplace but not the outdoor fire pit. The beds were good and linens very nice. Old Frontenac village is very easy to walk around, quiet and don't miss the old cemetery. There is a big open field if a family wants to play a little soccer or kick ball. There is a public landing just 4 blocks away. Don't miss Frontenac State Park for a great hike. We did not eat puy but in Red Wing but we know that the restaurants at the St. James Hotel are great. The yard needs a bit of fence repair but not a big deal as most likely there was recent wind damage. All in all a great find and we will return again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN
5

Fantastic Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a nice quiet place to stay with access to the Mississippi River and golfing with 15 minutes each way, this is the place for you. We had an excellent stay for 4 golfers. This is a great location for Spring, Summer or Fall if you are looking to enjoy the outdoors and spend some time on the water. Bring your golf clubs and a boat and you will not be disappointed. Communication with the owner is easy and I would recommend this location to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bloomington, MN
5

Small Group Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My small group was looking for a nice, cozy location for us to end our year on a retreat. Our main searching criteria was a location with many rooms, multiple bathrooms and a full kitchen. The cottage fit the bill perfectly! The three bedrooms were just the right amount for our group, offering sleeping options and personal space for our group. The deck and outdoor grill made for a pleasant evening of laughter and reminiscing of that season's fun and events. Having a full kitchen was perfect for our budget conscious group allowing us many options to prepare our own meals. The location was also ideal as the Red Wing area offered us many options in shopping, hiking, and dining. Overall, it was a delightful weekend that the whole group enjoyed greatly! We hope to return again in future small group seasons.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Family weekend

  • 5 of 5

Although I had a bit of a concern because of previous reviews mentioning the beds, and they were perhaps not the most comfortable upstairs; after all is said and done, we hope to visit again. We rented for our adult family of eight and it was wonderful. The cabin is beautiful, everything we needed for the weekend. Having coffee in the sunroom was the best! Cross country skiing nearby at Frontenac State Park and Cannon Valley Trail, Lake Pepin within walking distance – lots of ice fishing. Cabin is located in a pretty little neighborhood. We stopped for the ‘all you can eat’ first fry at a little diner in town before we got to the cabin, and the food was great. I’m so hoping to visit during another season as well. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, we're glad you took advantage of Minnesota's winter wonderland and enjoyed your stay.

Map

Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Jewel
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Welch Village

The historic district of Old Frontenac is located on Lake Pepin and is nestled in the bluffs of south eastern Minnesota. This area features golf, boating, antiquing, hiking and bird watching in the spring and summer and is nationally recognized as one of the best places in America to view fall colors. Winter provides both downhill and cross country skiing as well as snowshoeing and snowmobiling in Frontenac State Park, which is located adjacent to the district. There are numerous art festivals throughout the year and both fine and casual dining are only minutes away.

Golf: This area features 144 holes of golf within 20 minutes drive including the famous Jewel Golf Course designed by Hale Irwin.

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Rates & Availability

From $230 Per night

Lake City - Lake Pepin Cottage Rental Rates

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Cleaning Fee $30.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
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Amenities

Lake City - Lake Pepin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The first bathroom is on the main floor, the second is upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom is located on the main floor and features a antique mahogany sleigh bed. The other two bedrooms are located upstairs and share a bath.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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