|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Looking for lodging in Hastings or near Prescott, Red Wing, and the St. Croix/Mississippi Rivers? Why stay in a hotel when you can book this 1890 Cottage in the heart of Hastings!? The location is within easy walking distance to the historic downtown and the Mississippi River. It is also convenient to St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the scenic river valleys.
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Built in 1890, and extensively remodeled more than 100 years later, the house has 1 BR on the ground floor (king bed), 2 BRs upstairs, and full bathrooms on both levels. It has plenty of space indoors and out for a small group, including a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, main floor laundry, front porch (with table and chairs), back patio, and an extra-large backyard. The location provides outstanding access to recreational attractions and is a great base from which to enjoy the rivers and many miles of exceptional trails.
Need to stay in touch and entertained? We provide a WiFi connection, cable TV (living room and main bedroom), a large selection of DVDs, Netflix access, and many books. The house also features a classic 70s-era Yamaha stereo receiver with a connection for your portable and switchable speakers in both the living room and kitchen.
Hastings is a historic river community with vibrant downtown businesses, classic cars on cruise nights (every two weeks in summer), and many other special community events. Local and nearby attractions include shopping and dining, the 1860 LuDuc Mansion/Estate (open for tours in season), Mississippi River parklands, Vermillion Falls/Gorge Park, and many other cultural and recreational sites. Hastings is located ideally for access to the Twin Cities (30 minutes from the airport and the Mall of America) while also convenient to Minnesota’s most scenic rivers, including Lake Pepin and the bluff country to the southeast. Nearby river towns include Afton, Prescott (WI), Welch, Red Wing, Lake City, and Pepin (WI).
*** News for 2015... The new Hastings Bridge is 100% complete, including a pedestrian/bicycle trail. Downtown Hastings and the bridge are located only blocks from the rental. ***
In addition to outstanding boating, fishing, and swimming, nearby parks/attractions include Spring Lake Park Reserve (Schaar’s Bluff), Lock & Dam # 2 (and adjacent trails/parks), Carpenter Nature Center, St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, Freedom and Kinnickinnic State Parks (in WI), several golf courses, and countless other parks with abundant paved and hiking trails. In winter, there are many miles of cross-country ski trails as well downhill skiing at Afton Alps or Welch Village, both within about 20 minutes. For touring ideas, look online for the Great River Road, including the Wine Tour, leading you to many nearby wineries and orchards. Contact us; we’ll happy to provide more information!
Keywords: house, cottage, 2-story, yard, historic, neighborhood, furnished rental
Ann, Doug, & Family - We enjoy boating and swimming on the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers, bicycling around Hastings, and downhill or cross-country skiing at Welch Village and throughout the area. Doug was also involved in planning/design for the new Hastings Bridge since 2008, with the project completed by 2014!
Doug purchased this house in 2011
We have a long family history of boating and canoeing on the area's lakes and rivers. We keep our boat at this house and enjoy the access Hastings provides to both the metro area and to the wilds and small towns in the river valleys. Please feel free to ask us about things to do.
The St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers provide the best recreation areas and scenery found in the Twin Cities Metro region. Hastings is an ideal location from which to enjoy the whole area!
From Guestbook: Jan-Mar 2013--Coldest winter in MN in over 5 years! I questioned my sanity for moving here; but this little house made it easy.
Perfect setup for my transition from Indiana to Minnesota. I brought clothes and that was about it!
Everything works - it was simply a great place to stay. My heartfelt thanks go to Doug & Ann for allowing me the privilege of staying in the Hastings Cottage. Please take care of my first MN home!
The Five Sisters had a wonderful weekend in the Hastings Cottage and along the Mississippi River. The cottage delivered everything that was promised. We give it two thumbs up. Hastings has a wonderful trail system for biking or walking, nice shops & restaurants downtown, and anything else you might need close by.
Very nice place to stay. Very clean, close to the river and restaurants. Would recommend.
Five nights of cozy clean comfort at Christmas time! We enjoyed all the amenities - stereo/radio, television, DVDs, Netflix, fully equipped kitchen (including dishwasher), and laundry facilities. Outside we enjoyed a winter wonderland, with fresh snow but promptly cleared sidewalks for neighborhood walks. The cottage has great bedrooms upstairs and downstairs and an electric fire/heater in the living room. Stay here and you'll find winter warmth and coziness throughout. We look forward to coming back to enjoy spring, summer, and fall too!
We stayed here for a month recently and were extremely pleased with the home in general. The only reason we did not rate excellent is because there was no "cable". They had local stations with an antenna, but it would often pixelate. They had netflix streaming which worked fine for us, but we would have preferred cable. The house itself is wonderful - very comfortable (bed downstairs especially, but a bit high to get into). We felt at home right away. Nicely decorated and a really nice yard. We also loved the location - nice neighborhood - had some traffic, both vehicle and foot, but quiet none the less. We also loved Hastings. Such a nice town and so many parks and restaurants. The owner, Doug, was very nice to deal with and very accomodating. We were visiting family in Apple Valley, about a half hour away and the drive was good - so all in all we are looking forward to spending time there again.
This house is well maintained, scrupulously clean and very pleasant. We spent a weekend here and the weather was miserable, but the house was very nice. I would certainly come again.
A wonderful house to stay in while visiting Hastings! If you like a nice clean and comfortable place to stay don't overlook this little charmer. It is off the beaten path, has all the amenities that you would expect from a much more expensive place to stay but is close to everything Hastings has to offer. The owners are fantistic and work hard to make your stay pleasurable.
Hastings Aquatic Center (nearby), Frisbee/Disc Golf Course, Great River Road, Orchards, Wineries
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 25 2015 - Sep 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
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Contact Owner about rate offers and we will work with you. For the best value, stay more nights!
4 night rate = $115 / $125 summer
5 night rate = $105 / $115 summer
(rate adds will apply for more than 2 guests or for a 2-night stay; don't hesitate to ask for a fair deal)
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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