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Charming Cottage in Historic District of Old Frontenac

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8, fully stocked kitchen, cable TV

This cedar shake cottage is located in the Historic District of Old Frontenac. You can’t help but relax as you enter this historic village that remains as cozy and quaint today as it was 150 years ago. Walk or bike through this beautiful setting and you will enjoy scenic views of Lake Pepin, historic homes and park like yards. The cottage itself features hardwood floors, custom maple trim work and a floor to ceiling field stone fireplace. It has found the perfect balance of modern convenience nestled against a historic back drop.

More Details

Chuck Rusch
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Chuck Rusch

We have been in the rental business for five years and enjoy sharing this beautiful area with others.

Chuck Rusch purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Chuck Rusch chose Minnesota

Both my wife and I grew up in south eastern Minnesota and where very familiar with the area. When the time was right to purchase a vacation property we only looked in one area. The cottage is located in the Historic District of Old Frontenac. Nestled amongst the river bluffs you can’t help but relax as you enter this historic village that remains as cozy and quaint today as it was 150 years ago. Walk or bike through this beautiful setting and you will enjoy scenic views of Lake Pepin, historic homes and park like yards.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This well-stocked cottage is a real gem!

Our family of 6 adults decided to gather here for a weekend-long Christmas celebration. We found the clean, comfortable space perfect for relaxing, reading, preparing all our meals, sitting by the fire, playing games, etc.

Chuck was easy to work with and quick to answer questions and make recommendations leading up to our stay.

As for area attractions, we'd highly recommend a trip to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha...
Nov 2009
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Frontenac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The first bathroom is on the main floor, the second is upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom is located on the main floor and features a antique mahogany sleigh bed. The other two bedrooms are located upstairs and share a bath.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Cottage in Historic District of Old Frontenac
average rating of 4.857143 based on 43 reviews
Remsen, Iowa

Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at your cottage in Frontenac. Well stocked kitchen and enjoyed the sunroom, firepit and the local area.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Great place and great service

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cute, relaxing, and everything could ask for. This cottage made the trip easy and relaxing. The owners were efficient and great to work with

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is very nice! Modern updates. VERY clean! Great deck and fire pit.

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly what we were looking for! The owner was very accommodating and responded quickly to any questions. There were no surprises. The property is even more charming than the pictures. We enjoyed the fire pit and deck. The property is equipped with everything you need for your stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

Great Minnesota Setting

  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting for us as we returned to our MN roots while enjoying a small family gathering. The cottage well-served our needs with the aesthetically pleasing space which was clean and user-friendly. We loved the festive dishes, serving pieces and art work on display throughout. All of the special touches with the great updated interior added to our enjoyment. Such fun we had exploring the area with such rich history. We walked the streets of the quaint community, hiked in the State Park and visited the various towns along the river.

Chuck was always responsive to any questions I presented. Mary Jane...Colorado

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage was absolutely perfect for a weekend away during the winter! Even after a snowstorm, the owners made every effort to ensure we were going to be comfortable! This was the perfect amount of space for 5 adults with plenty of room to relax! The home was impeccable and every inch was extremely clean! The updates to the home were beautiful and it truly felt homey from the minute we walked in! The kitchen and bathrooms had every piece of equipment and supplies necessary for being at ease. The beds were all very clean and comfortable...we all slept so well! The surrounding area looked like Narnia in the snow and was perfect for little walking excursions! The hosts communicated everything perfectly and we had such a lovely time! I would definitely recommend this home to anyone! Thanks for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Wonderful Cottage Get A Way

  • 5 of 5

Cottage lived up to it's description and then some. We three long time friends found it to be spacious and cozy at the same time, modern and quaint, very nicely decorated, well equipped, very clean and in a great park like setting. The kitchen is bright and airy, sun room was great for morning coffee, deck and fire pit looked nice but due to weather and mosquitoes we settled for fire in beautiful stone fireplace. Much attention has been paid to making the most of the space while providing all the comforts of home. Bathrooms were well stocked, modern and roomy with plenty of hot "shower power".

The surrounding area is great for exploring, every small town had something going on to enjoy. We wished we had planned an extra day or two, but it was a great get away for relaxing and catching up. We had breakfast at at Wild Chickadee in Lake City and ended our day back there at Nosh for dinner. Both excellent!

Chuck was very easy to work with, provided directions to cottage, which is off the beaten path, and "fact sheet" for using facilities. We experienced a little trouble with door key lock but resolved that quickly. The only suggestion we would make is to provide a fire extinguisher and we did not see a smoke alarm.Otherwise we would highly recommend and would return!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Jewel
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Red Wing
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Welch Village
Nearest Beach
Old Frontenac

The historic district of Old Frontenac is located on Lake Pepin and is nestled in the bluffs of south eastern Minnesota. This area features golf, boating, antiquing, hiking and bird watching in the spring and summer and is nationally recognized as one of the best places in America to view fall colors. Winter provides both downhill and cross country skiing as well as snowshoeing and snowmobiling in Frontenac State Park, which is located adjacent to the district. There are numerous art festivals throughout the year and both fine and casual dining are only minutes away.

Golf: This area features 144 holes of golf within 20 minutes drive including the famous Jewel Golf Course designed by Hale Irwin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $250