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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14-22)

The Olive Branch is a private home nestled in 57 acres with mature trees and lake front that provides a breathtaking view.

The Olive Branch has been remodeled from a convent to an 'old world' style aesthetic. A spacious, yet intimate home to enjoy time with family and friends. The horseshoe shape of the home affords two secluded wings that house the bedrooms and three bathrooms. The Gathering Space, Dining Room, Screened Porch, Breakfast Porch and the Kitchen are located in the center of the home, are large in scale and furnished with a vintage decor for entertaining and relaxation. The original Peter W. Bartholome Chapel provides a place for quiet reflection. The renovated chicken barn has been turned into additional entertaining space with bathroom, wood-burning stove, wet bar, and fire pit.

Nature surrounds the property. Walking trails are private throughout and are adjacent to 1100 acres of state land. Fishing on Fuller Lake is always a good catch. Canoeing can connect to Lake Hennessy.

Area Description

The Grey Eagle area has over 20 lakes. It is a beautiful drive filled with gorgeous lakes and well-tended farmland. The conveniences in town include; restaurants, bars, gas stations, post office, library, and churches.

Sauk Centre is just 15 minutes away with a world class golf course, raceway, theatre, public beach and parks.

Alexandria extends it's hospitality with shopping, dining, golf, water park, winery and many other activities for a great day-trip. The drive is just 35 minutes from Grey Eagle.

While you are here, check out the vinegary and antique stores in Long Prairie or the winery in Melrose.

Vacation Rental Amenities

ACTIVITIES

• Boating (onsite)

• Yard Games (onsite)

• Shopping Area (15 miles)

• Canoeing (onsite)

• Restaurant (1 mile)

• Zoo (15 miles)

• Fishing (onsite)

• Bicycling (12 miles)

• Hiking (onsite)

• Golf (15 miles)

• Miniature Golf (25 miles)

• Kayaking (onsite)

• Grocery Store (15 miles)

• Winery (12 miles, and 25 miles)

• Lake (onsite)

• Movie Theater (15 miles)

The Olive Branch is the Perfect Place for:

Family Gatherings: The Olive Branch Retreat has hosted family Christmas Celebrations. The Olive Branch is comfortable being filled to the brim with people and fun activity; card games, feasting and lively conversation. The Olive Branch is also a great destination for a quiet family Christmas gathering for a more calm and reflective encounter. The whole place is decorated for the season.

Weddings: Perfect for an intimate ceremony and celebration with 100 of your closest friends and family. Great resources available for hosting a fabulous outdoor wedding.

Girlfriend or Couple Getaways: Some possiblities for a girlfriend or couples weekend is to bring in a massage thereapist, psychic, personal chef or have your meal catered (it is dinner out, without the drive). Call us if you would like referrals or bring in your own. What a great way to let the relaxation begin!

Crafting/Scrapbooking Escapes: We have ten folding tables that can be set up in pods in the 680 square-foot Gathering Space. This gives your crafters their own personal space large enough to spread out and get creative. Task lighting is available to ensure everyone can focus and no one gets sleepy too early.

Spiritual Retreats: Spiritual and church groups have appreciated the opportunity to unplug for a more indepth retreat that offers socializing and fun as part of their bonding experience. There is something nurturing about the natural setting, remote location and the history of the home that is extra inviting to these guests. All denominations are welcome. Healing energy abounds.

Grief Healing: There are so many things about the Olive Branch that make it an ideal place to heal. The water soothes. We offer a duck boat, a pontoon, and two canoes for getting out on the water. Our Chapel is on site and is the perfect place for quiet reflection. Our quiet corners are comforting and inviting. Inspirational literature is available in the library. It is the perfect place to be quiet - or be heard.

Business Meetings: The Olive Branch has hosted team-building activities for groups. There is plenty of outdoor space for team challenges and games. Cooking meals in the Olive Branch Kitchen has worked well as a team-building activity. Don’t forget to judge “presentation” as one of the criteria … there is plenty of china and serve ware to make dinners beautiful!

Keywords: House Retreat Resort

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have reserved the Olive Branch several times with family and friends. The attention to detail and environment are among the best I have had the opportunity to enjoy.



This is truly an experience you do not want to pass up. It is quiet, beautiful and truly relaxing place to stay with a very warm atmosphere.



The partners do a wonderful job making sure our accomodations are perfect.



I would recommend this retreat to anyone who wants to get back to nature and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Jan 2012
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Jessica

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The Olive Branch was once a retreat destination and home to the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls. In 2008 this extraordinary place was passed to the care and keeping of Marla Waseka and Jessica Town-Gunderson. They now offer this destination to the public for use as their own private destination. The Olive Branch has been renovated and restored into a cozy yet upscale retreat for all to enjoy. It includes light-filled rooms, incredible views, and vintage furniture all wrapped into a cozy ‘old world’ aesthetic.

Careful attention has been paid to preserving the character of the home while updating it for modern comfort. The nun’s chapel has been maintained and is a welcoming spiritual place. The original footprint of the home remains. Its unique horseshoe floor plan creates many different spaces – a welcoming landscaped Courtyard upon entry, a large social gathering space, private bedrooms and cozy meditating spaces.

In warmer months, the expansive patio offers ultimate outdoor dining and entertaining options. The nun’s chicken barn has new purpose – to beckon and entertain. Located closer to the lake, it is loaded with atmosphere. It provides additional gathering space with bathroom, wet bar, fire pit, and the original wood burning stove from the Convent.

Nature is abundant at the Olive Branch. There are walking trails for contemplative strolling (pay attention to the wild flowers). The extensive yard is perfect for play and relaxation. The lake invites you to experience loon watching in a canoe, trophy bass and pan fishing from the boat, leisurely cruising on the pontoon and a quick swim off the diving dock.

Marla and Jessica are dedicated to creating a unique and peaceful experience with unexpected surprises.

The getaways you could plan here are limited only to your imagination. But a word of caution: whatever you plan to do here, be prepared to return to the regular world a little transformed, and more than a little relax

Jessica purchased this house in 2008

Grey Eagle offers a quick access to being on vacation yet easy accessibility to major areas for entertainment outside of the retreat. Once you are at the Olive Branch - you won't want to do more than relax and enjoy the nature setting.

The Olive Branch has been renovated with old world charm and loaded with Character. There are several rooms for guests to enjoy their own space yet larger gathering rooms for certain times of the days. 2 wings are designed for sleeping so that your guests are not disturbed while others stay up late. Campfires and barn dancing is a wonderful time at the Olive Branch. A favorite hangout by many day and night. Nature is the key to enjoyment. 57 acres private plus another 1100 acres of attached state land offer the most in every nature activity. The lake is ready for you with a fishing boat, vintage pontoon, two canoes and swim dock.

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
122 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Highway 94 West
Nearest Beach
14.3 Miles
Fairy Park, Sauk Centre, MN
Nearest Golf
12.6 Miles
Sauk Centre, MN
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Grey Eagle, MN
Car: necessary

Just 10 miles from the Lake Wobegon Trail in Melrose. Adjacent to 1100 acres Wildlife Reserve. 57 acres of abundant wildlife and massive private yard.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Long Prairie House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Resort Season
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$918
Fri,Sat
$3,175
 
 
Relaxation/Reflection Season
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$778
Fri,Sat
$2,555
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.88%
Notes Advanced Purchase Special: We offer a 10% discount if paid in full (plus 6.875% sales tax) at time of booking with no refund offered.

Flexible Rate: Half down at time of booking (plus 6.875% sales tax). Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Full refund minus a 3% processing fee for cancellations up to 60 days in advance. No refunds after 60 days

Rebooking always offered as available.
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Amenities

Amenities

Long Prairie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • King size beds (1) Lake View Suite, Queen size Beds (3) Courtyard View Room, Peter's Room & Garden View Room, Twin or Single Beds (6) Three twin beds and one trundle in Grace Room, one twin bed in Rita's Room, two twin beds in Children's Hideaway Attic , Baby Cribs (1) Portable play pen available in the garage, Sleep Sofa or Futons (8) Three queen pull out couches and two twin pull outs
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • hunting
  • snowboarding
  • golf
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • ice skating
Notes:
Renovated Chicken Barn with 1/2 bath, large yard, walking trails, orchard
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