HASTINGS COTTAGE - MISSISSIPPI & ST. CROIX RIVERS, TWIN CITIES

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HASTINGS COTTAGE - MISSISSIPPI & ST. CROIX RIVERS, TWIN CITIES

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

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.

****** SEE RATE BREAKS for staying more nights and please check for available dates (use the calendar buttons on this Web page). Also, NOTE: We will be happy offer a 2-night rental deal for an appropriate rate. ******

Built in 1890, and extensively remodeled more than 100 years later, the house has 1 BR on the ground floor (king bed), 2 BR upstairs, and full bathrooms on both levels. It has plenty of space indoors and out for a group, including a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, main floor laundry, front porch, 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 2014... The new Hastings Bridge is 100% complete and open, 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 (including 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

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
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!
Jan 2013
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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, now complete!

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 the ideal location from which to enjoy the whole area!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Hastings Cottage - Mississippi & St. Croix Rivers, Twin Cities
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Hastings Minnesota
5

SISTER'S WEEKEND

Sister's weekend
  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Yes, over the last few years, we've seen the trail system really grow! There is much to explore by bicycle, including many miles of brand new (smooth) and exclusive trails. We will be happy to advise.
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Hastings Cottage - Mississippi & St. Croix Rivers, Twin Cities
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Hastings Minnesota
5

HASTINGS COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
Very nice place to stay. Very clean, close to the river and restaurants. Would recommend.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and for renting! As you know, we will continue to invest in property improvements in 2014 and will update the Web pages as we do so. We agree that the location is convenient and fun. We often enjoy this ourselves - especially the rivers and trails in summer.
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Nassau, Bahamas
5

CHRISTMAS COZINESS!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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ALMOST EXCELLENT

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: (Updated October 2013) Thank you. Our goal is to provide an outstanding rental value. Price matters to our guests. And in this case, we delivered an excellent value in a month's stay for two, as well as about a week's stay for two more (plus accommodations for non-staying guests). At the time we did not offer cable TV and this was known to all renters up front. We have since added cable TV and a TV in the main bedroom based on a 2013 long-term rental deal. But we hope renters will enjoy many things other than TV! Also, we offer Netflix programs and a HUGE selection of DVDs. Better yet, enjoy the impressive stereo; connect your own music and play in multiple or selected rooms! Outstanding value means we make special efforts for our guests. Plus, the rental comes standard with the large plush king bed and the nice & active neighborhood, as praised in the review. For a short or extended stay, we provide outstanding value! Contact us to learn more.
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Milwaukee, WI USA
5

REAL NICE PLACE

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim & Barb - You are always great guests and you know you had fun boating in the cool air and light rain! We docked for dinner in Prescott at Muddy Waters -- great food, great friends, and great rivers as always.
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Hastings Minnesota
Richland Center WI
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WONDERFUL COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Mall of America
Downtown Minneapolis
Minnesota Zoo
Minnesota History Center
Hastings Historic Business District
"Shopping, dining, and entertainment."
Muddy Waters Bar & Grill
Afton Alps Ski Area
Welch Village Ski Area
"Best skiing in the Twin Cities area! "
Afton State Park
Kinnickinnic State Park
"Best beaches on the St. Croix River."
Hastings Family Aquatic Center
Science Museum of Minnesota
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highways 55 and 61
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Prescott Beaches on the St. Croix River
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Several 6-8 blocks away
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Welch Village
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Several 6-8 blocks away; many more a short drive
Car: recommended

Hastings Aquatic Center (nearby), Frisbee/Disc Golf Course, Great River Road, Orchards, Wineries

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Availability & Rates

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Hastings House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$140
$800
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$650
$1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Notes ************** MAKE A DEAL!! **************
Contact Owner about rate offers and we will work with you. For the best value, stay more nights!
4 night rate = $110 / $125 summer
5 night rate = $100 / $115 summer
(rate adds will apply for more than 2 guests or for a 2-night stay)
******* Pay by check or credit card - Either is OK and secure. ******

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Hastings House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Plenty of soft towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Single beds (trundle), dresser, closet.
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Single bed, loveseat & coffee table, dresser, closet.
    Air Bed (Queen Size) - Available - plenty of room for this in an upstairs bedroom.
    Main Bedroom (ground floor) - 1 king , Plush king-sized bed, credenza w/cable TV, dresser, closet.
  • Cozy bedrooms. The two upstairs provide lots of flexible floor space on new carpet.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • basketball court
Notes:
The neighborhood and vicinity are very walkable and the bicycling is excellent! Longer-term rentals (a few weeks to a few months) are welcome in winter months and will be a great deal.
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