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Chuck Rusch

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Charming Cottage in Historic District of Old Frontenac

35 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Minnesota Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chuck Rusch (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 35 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage in Historic District of Old Frontenac
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 36 reviews
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Welcoming and Comfy

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Frontenac! The cottage and was welcoming, comfy and well stocked with thoughtful amenities. Loved the artwork and homey touches. The area is beautiful, historic and scenic in every direction. Perfect in every way. Spent time with friends I see rarely and every one of us was thrilled and wants to go back. Would recommend!! Kathy

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & serene!

  • 4 of 5

What a great place for a girls-get-away! Wonderfully appointed, clean, couldn't need a thing! We dined in Lake City @ Port 104, Nosh's, and enjoyed the family style brunch ( "all you can eat") on Sunday at The Chickadee Cottage Cafe.

Redwing ... Veranda, Oliver's and of course visited the famous bakery there.

Crossed to WI for more shopping and scenes ... Maiden Rock, Stockholm, Pepin ... lovely people and unique artisans. (Another good bakery in Maiden Rock!)

Beautiful Winery in Pepin ... The weather was hot ( AC worked! ) and stormy ...

but it didn't rain on our annual gathering and we'd do it again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet cottage in serene Old Frontenac

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Thankful that we had the cottage as the weather was initially inclement. We were quite surprised with how quiet it was this past weekend as testament to the "off the beaten track" that is Frontenac. The cottage slept the 7 of us with room to spare. Grill worked great to cook outside and the patio furniture was a welcome option once the weather cleared. The dining table was cozy but adequate. Nice to have wifi and a television when the game playing slowed down. Family all came away wishing our time was not at an end. Thanks to the owners for making this a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a comfy, homey, beautiful place. We had a fantastic girl's weekend (4 of us) and fell in love with the cottage and Frontenac after only a few days. Thank you, Chuck, for all your helpful information and your quick response to all of my questions. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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VERY Charming Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A very charming, clean cottage with everything one would need and more. The property was beautiful & well maintained. Perfect for a girls weekend with lots of shopping, games and laughter. Thanks for sharing your place!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute little cottage home next to state park

  • 5 of 5

Great house, super clean and well maintained. While staying here we went into lake city, quick 10 min drive away and ate at Nosh restaurant. We also took a paddleboat tour of lake pepin and had a wine and cider tasting on board from Maiden Rock Winery and Cidery. Then we visited flower valley vineyard for another wine tasting. The staff we so nice and welcoming definitely recommend. We also hiked in Frontenac state park. The entrance is about a mile from the cottage so super easy to get to and it was a very pretty hike. Would definitely return to this area and this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Lake City - Lake Pepin Cottage Rental Rates

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Cleaning Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $250
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Amenities

Minnesota Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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