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Rob Weinmann

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront

78 Reviews
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Wisconsin Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rob Weinmann (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

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 Wisconsin

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a great weekend! We loved the place even more than we expected after looking at all of the pics online! Hope to come back and visit again soon!!
Mar 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 78 traveler reviews

40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 160 reviews
Minneapolis
5

Quiet and Romantic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

WOW-

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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The.canin is a amazing property, the view is breath taking, the cabin is spacious and beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed every minute we were there. We spent most of our time on the deck or in the hot tub. The weather was perfect. We had a larger group so the large table was great for eating and playing games at night. The sleeping was a little bit interesting but we made it work. Other then the mosquitos swarming while we loaded our cars I wouldn't have changed a thing.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and wonderful comments about our Cottage! We just signed up for a mosquito service so hopefully that will help. ;)
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5

A magical stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing!! The view, the layout, the sleeping arrangements...everything was perfect and so charming. Everyone raved about the house all weekend. Rob and Heather were great hosts from a far- they were incredibly welcoming and very accommodating throughout the whole process. Thank you so much for a magical, wonderful, and relaxing stay in the Lion Downe Cottage. We LOVED every minute of our stay and could not have asked for a better weekend get-a-way. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words! It is such a pleasure to be able to share Lion Downe with those that appreciate her as much as we do!
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5

Picturesque Cottage! Perfect for groups and large families!

  • 5 of 5

This review is FAR OVERDUE, but my high school girlfriends and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend together at the cottage. We enjoyed the cottage so much so that we didn't even leave the property except to explore the ravine and for an afternoon stroll. The cottage is cozy & beautifully crafted; the owners pay great attention to detail, maximize their space (bunks in the loft and beds in the most unique spots) and keep their property very well maintained. The open kitchen/dining room is a wonderful space to cook meals and enjoy conversations together. The views are incredible of Lake Pepin especially from the hot tub & the screened-in porch.

We all agreed that we would recommend this cottage to anyone!! Thank you for the special welcome gift and for sharing your cottage with us. We could not have asked for a more enjoyable weekend away from our responsibilities (work, little ones, dogs, house chores, etc). Your cottage has set the bar very high for our yearly girls weekend. Thank you, thank you!! Best regards!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all enjoyed your time at the Cottage and were able to escape into our slice of paradise! We look forward to hosting you again!
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Elizabeth

  • 5 of 5

This was such an wonderful place to stay for our annual Girls Weekend! This it the first time staying here, and it definitely won't be our last. Once we checked in on Friday - we did not leave until checkout time on Sunday. Why go out when you have such a wonderful house to enjoy, beautiful surroundings and spectacular views. Hot tub was such a bonus - to sit and relax and watch the stars. Thanks Rob and Heather!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review and for choosing Lion Downe for your girls annual retreat, we look forward to hearing from you again!
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Charming and cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cant write a long enough review for how amazing this property is! First the house itself is extremely charming and nicely decorated on a large piece of land giving you all the privacy you could want. Secondly, the balcony with hot tub provided ultimate relaxation and amazing views of the lake. On top of that the owners have stocked the house with any kitchen gadgets you need (including a crock pot which I was delighted to find since I had forgotten to bring mine as I had planned). The surrounding area had excellent cross country ski trails for a little activity as well! I've been ranting and raving to all my friends, family and coworkers how great this property is and I'm sure we will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review and for spreading the word about Lion Downe!
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Map

Frontenac State Park
Ole's Bar and Grill
Harbor View Cafe
Vino in the Valley
A to Z Produce & Bakery
Flat Pennies Ice Cream
MT Frontenac Golf Course
Coffee Mill Ski Area
Red Wing Golf Club
Mississippi National Golf Links
Lake City Golf Club
Jewel Golf Club, The
Dan's Pepin Marina
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ole's in Maiden Rock, Loft in Bay City
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Red Wing Golf Club, others nearby
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 35 and 452nd St.
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several in Bay City and Maiden Rock
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Coffee Mill in Wabasha; Afton Alps 10 mi. further
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Colville Park, Red Wing
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Pepin Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.

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Amenities

Wisconsin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (1) New King Bed in lower level suite!, Queen size Beds (3) Two Queens in upstairs suite bedroom (one in small space off main room) and sofabed in Great Room (see convertible bed section for more detail). , Double Beds (1) New Double Memory Foam Mattress in loft., Twin or Single Beds (3) Extra long twin new Memory Foam mattress in downstairs bedroom. Two extra long twin Memory Foam Mattresses in new loft., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable Queen bed with springs and adjustable air from the new leather sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Japanese soaking tub, Jacuzzi bath, new shower in upstairs suite, outdoor hot tub, incredible views, ultimate in serenity and privacy with 40 acres of surrounding forest, free firewood!

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