About the property
- Cabin2200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 13)
"Lion Downe" cottage, the perfect get-away with all the extras (new large hot tub, free WIFI, satellite, firewood, etc.) , located in the heart of the Rush River Valley, along the scenic Mississippi corridor with brand new large hot tub and expanded deck with unparalleled views of Lake Pepin and the surrounding majestic bluffs.
Stunning log home, as featured in Log Home Living Magazine, is nestled in the bluffs, with breathtaking views of Lake Pepin from every room in the house, and from the large deck. The serenity and cozy feeling is accentuated from the surrounding 40 acres of private majestic hard wood forest. 660 foot of lake frontage, easily accessible from the lake (but not from cottage up in bluffs), with variable sandy beach depending on the season. Located 13 miles downriver of Red Wing, near the Wisconsin Villages of Maiden Rock, Stockholm and Pepin. Just 60 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport.
Fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, bird watching and relaxation right out side your back door. Shopping, fine restaurants, and quaint small towns with antiques, arts, crafts, and frequent festivals all within a short, pleasant drive along the lake shore.
Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Sanctuary, house, home, lake home, hot tub, secluded, private, lakefront, riverfront, view, flat
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Rob Weinmann
I someday hope to retire at Lion Downe Cottage with my wonderful wife, Heather. In the mean time we both work in the Twin Cities and get down to visit as often as possible with our family.
Rob Weinmann purchased this Cabin in 2001
Why Rob Weinmann chose Maiden Rock
We chose to purchase Lion Downe Cottage as it is very close to the Twin Cities, has wonderful quaint towns nearby, great wildlife, fantastic restaurants, countless festivals, and is still one of the best kept secrets for a vacation!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Quiet and Romantic Retreat
My wife and I snuck out of town for a short weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We were hoping for a quiet setting where we could enjoy eachothers company, a bottle of wine and a cozy fire. The cabin provided everything were were looking for and much more. Matter of fact, we enjoyed ourselves so much we contacted the property owner and arranged to stay an additional night.
The cabin was stunning, it reminded me of a gingerbread house, strategically located on the ridge of the bluff top with a perfect view of the Mississippi River/Lake Pepin.
It was very clean and tastefully decorated. We easily found all of the items we needed for our stay and took advantage of a few of the extras we stumbled across like the sound system on the main floor. The large stone fireplace became the focal point of our stay. I like the fact that it was easy to start and there was plenty of dry wood within close reach.
The spring leafless trees provided a panoramic view of water from nearly every window. We took advantage of the warm weather and walked the upper property strolling through the heavily wooded lot, taking in nature at its best. The long driveway and lightly traveled access road were great for taking a walk any time of day- the views of the Rush River Valley were specatular. We caught sight of a few eagles as they made their way around the river valley, soaring in the sky and even landing in a tree very close to the cabin, it was quite the spectacle.
I would recommend this property for a romantic get away, a girls weekend or a guys weekend. There are many great golf courses in the area, fishing, boating or simply sharing time together.
Thanks Rob for sharing this wonderful property, we'll definitely be coming back.
WOW- Thanks for the wonderful review! We pride ourselves in making everything as enjoyable as possible for your stay with us at Lion Downe Cottage.
We had an excellent time! The kitchen is well stocked and nice for cooking, there is plenty of sleeping room, and the entire property is well maintained. We had an enjoyable relaxing long weekend. Would recommend for anything from a long weekend retreat to a good setup for larger groups with multiple families, etc. The views are beautiful!
Perfect location and atomosphere
Everyone was stunned with the view of Lake Pepin. The kitchen was spacious and the beds super comfortable. The hot tub was such a nice touch. We would for sure want to come back and stay in the fall.
Book Club Retreat
This was our second time staying at Lion Downe. We had a problem with the key lock box on the first day and on the second day there was an issue with the hot tub. The owner was contacted for each problem and had someone there within a very short time fixing these problems. The cottage is very clean, comfortable and has everything you need. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us!
Girls Weekend Getaway
What a beautiful property! Previous reviewers have pretty much covered everything already. Wonderful loft-style home with log, metal, and beautiful tile details. We were just fine with the beds being "loft-style", there is only one true closed off bedroom in the basement but that worked for us. Beds were extremely comfortable. We didn't end up using the hot tub because it was just a little too cold out. TV was easy to wheel out and get running to watch a few movies. They do provide a cart to get your luggage from the vehicle to the home but it is down a stone hill path and with the snow and ice, that was dicey at times. Rob was very helpful in contacting the guy in charge of plowing and shoveling the property when we had a stuck car issue as well as coming to plow before we needed to leave in the morning! SO appreciated. I would imagine that this place has wonderful charm during any season but was very serene for us on a snowy winter weekend!
A Christmas to remember
Thank you so much for letting us stay it was the best Christmas we have had for our family. The cottage is such a beautiful place.
Perfect getaway located in the heart of the Rush River Valley along the scenic Mississippi corridor. Located 13 miles downriver of Red Wing, near the Wisconsin Village of Maiden Rock, just 60 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport. Fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, bird watching and relaxation right out side your back door. Shopping, fine restaurants, and quaint small towns with antiques, arts, crafts, and frequent festivals all within a short pleasant drive along the lake shore.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are for 2 guests; add $25 per night/guest for each additional guest regardless of age. Cash, Check, secure online payment via echeck, Visa , MC or Discover accepted. *Website calculated rate is not always accurate. There is a $100 cleaning fee regardless of length of stay or number of guests. We occasionally will rent for one night and make exceptions to our no pet policy, please inquire.