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Charming Cottage in Historic District of Old Frontenac

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Chuck Rusch
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 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 Frontenac

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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Amenities

Frontenac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The first bathroom is on the main floor, the second is upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8444443 based on 46 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

Charming home in Old Frotenac

  • 5 of 5

The home was charming and cozy, and the location was perfect! Having a well stocked kitchen and fireplace to come home to after exploring the area was a real plus. We loved being able to explore the town of Old Frontenac just by walking out the front door. Frontenac State Park right outside of Old Frontenac is a gem with great hiking and beautiful vistas. (Our only - minor -complaint was that the second floor Queen bed was not as comfortable as the one on the first floor.)

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Quiet and clean, fall proved to be a beautiful time of year to stay. We didn't get to enjoy as much of the surrounding wilderness in our short stay as we would have liked, but we did have a relaxing getaway! A small note if it's important to your stay though, AT&T cell/internet service was unavailable in the immediate area for us.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Buffalo, MN
5

Comfortable, homey and clean cabin in a great quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

Chuck was awesome! He let us check in early so we could arrive in time to get our son a nap. The house is right between Red Wing and Lake City and is in an adorable and quiet neighborhood. The park across the street was great for playing and we spent a lot of time in both towns. The house is cute, clean and homey. A great place for a family to enjoy a few nights away, together!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remsen, Iowa
5

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: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: June 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Minneapolis
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.