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Larger Home - Peaceful, Spacious, and Scenic

Welch, MN, USA
  • Chateau / Country House3600 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps22
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 5 nights

Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 19+)

This property is just a short, scenic 30 mile drive SE of the Twin Cities in the bluffs along the Mississippi River Valley.

This vacation rental home offers great bluff views of the country side, with 5 acres and lots of privacy. Easy access to historic Red Wing and Hastings. It is only a 50 minute drive to the Minneapolis Airport and Mall of America.

Five separate large bedrooms and 4 FULL bathrooms make up this property. One bathroom has a jet tub, and another has a large soaking tub and shower. There is also a loft, family room and rec room which has sleeper sofas that can be used. The beds accommodate 20 people, and an additional 7 people can use the convertible beds offered throughout this spacious 3600 sq ft home. Easily sleeps 20-27 people.

A-frame style home with lots of windows which face south to get the natural light. Dining room area with seating for 13, plus lots of room to setup additional folding tables for seating for 25 total. The dining room has a nice stone gas fireplace. Updated kitchen with newer Jenn-aire appliances (two ovens, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator), and family room with an electric fireplace and another table with seating for 4.

Spacious lower-level great room with large screen TV, DVD player, and lots of movie selections. There is also a table to play games or socialize. Basement has recreation room with pool table, ping pong table, and dartboard. There is also a wet bar with refrigerator for entertaining guests. The basement bunk room has a table and TV with video games for the kids.

Outdoors you can enjoy the spacious deck and ground level patio with views of the open country side and wildlife. The hot tub can be used for relaxing after a busy day. There is a gas grill for BBQs. Equipment is provided for volleyball, basketball, bocce, croquet, and bean bag toss. The home is air conditioned and heated with lots of parking. Boat launch for area lakes or river is just minutes away. Red Wing and Hastings also have biking and hiking trails. The area has ski and canoe/innertube close by. Treasure Island Casino is a short 8 minute drive away, and access to the Cannon Valley Trail is very close.

SPECIAL NOTE: We have another comparable property in the Red Wing area. If the calendar is booked, still contact us and we'll see if our other place can accommodate your group! Similar pricing and size. Or click on the 'additional listings' link found below.

If you have a smaller group of 8-12 people with minimum or no kids, we might be able to offer another rental option in the area. It has a hot tub and rents for $100 less/night.

The hot tub is extended only as a courtsey to guests and is granted on a case by case basis. Check with owner on availability.

Keywords: Mall of America, Large, Hunting, Fishing, Golfing, Ski, Minneapolis, River, Water Sports, Private, Acreage, Vikings, Twins, Firepit, Volleyball, Basketball, Family Reunion



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
      • Downstairs - 1
        2 queen
      • Downstairs - 2
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 2 bunk bed
      • Upstairs - 1
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed, Queen bed with twin bunkbed.
      • Upstairs - 2
        1 king
      • Master - Main Floor
        2 queen, 2 queen beds in master. There is also a pack-n-play.
      • Loft
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Klick-Klak foldout
      • Other - Main
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeper Sofa Air Bed in Family Room
      • Other - Basement
        Sleeper Sofa in Rec Room
      • Queen size Beds (1) We have an accommodations document with details regarding room breakouts and sleeping arrangements., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) We have an accommodations document with details regarding room breakouts and sleeping arrangements., Child Beds (1) Some of the private bedrooms also have fold-out mats for young kids., Baby Cribs (1) There is 1 pack & play set available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have 2 sleeper sofas and 2 klick-klack beds available. There are also floor mats for kids in the closets., Bunk Beds (1) We have 2 twin over twin bunk beds available.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom - Main
        toilet, tub, shower, Soaking Tub
      • Bathroom2 - Main
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Right off the Kitchen
      • Basement Bathroom
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Jetted Tub with a Shower
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 4

      Location Type

        • Water View
          There is a small private pond on the property. The home is located in the Mississippi Rivery Valley area, but is a couple of miles from the actual river. It is also very close to water recreation on the Cannon River in Welch.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Linens Provided
                  All beds have linens. We also have linens for all sleepers and futons. If your group is 20+, it might be suggested to bring some sleeping bags or linens along.
                • Air Conditioning
                  Central Air is in the home.
                • Covered Parking
                • Fireplace
                  Gas Fireplace
                • Garage
                  3-car garage.
                • Gas Fireplace
                  In the dining room/family room area.
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Force Air Heat and Infloor Heat in the basement.
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Clothes Dryer
                  We have a washer/dryer available for week long guests, or to take care of towels if guests borrowed ours.
                • Living Room
                • Mobile Phone
                  Cell service is good at this property.
                • Parking
                • Parking Off Street
                  Open driveway in front of poleshed and house. Plus additional parking for 4 more vehicles.
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  Available upon request.
                • Towels Provided
                  There are some towels available if guests forget to bring their own. However, we do ask that they be laundred before departure.
                • Washing Machine
                • Wireless Internet
                  There is Wi-Fi available. Connection password provided at home.
                • Wood Stove


                    • Kitchen
                      Fully stocked kitchen with dishes/plates/silverware for 18 people. There are actually 2 ovens.
                    • Catering Available
                      There is catering available in Red Wing or Hastings area.
                    • Cooking Utensils
                      There is a roaster pan, toaster, crock pot, coffee pot, griddle and electric fry pan.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                      The refrigerator offers filtered water. The refrigerator makes some ice. Bring ice if a lot is needed.
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Table with 8 charge, but room for 4 more. Kitchen island with 3 chairs. Multiple folding tables and chairs stored in garage.
                        • Dining Area


                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Direct TV available. There is also DSL Wi-Fi in the home.
                            • CD Player
                            • Game Room
                              Pool Table, Ping Pong, Darts. Basketball outside.
                            • Games
                              Many board games and puzzles.
                            • Music Library
                            • Ping Pong Table
                            • Pool Table
                            • DVD Player
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                            • Toys
                              Some toys for smaller kids
                            • VCR
                            • Video Game Console
                              We do have an older gaming console. However, if the kids are really into gaming, we encourage them to bring along their own system. We do have a TV in the basement dedicated to gaming and DVDs.
                            • Video Games
                              We have an older gaming system. We encourage to bring there own. There are multiple TV hookups for using it.
                            • Video Library
                              Many movies to select from.


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  There is a back deck and a concrete slab for outdoor enjoyment.
                                • Outdoor Grill

                                  Pool / Spa

                                    • Communal Pool
                                    • Hot Tub
                                      There is a hot tub available on a case-by-case basis. It requires a signed waiver for use.
                                    • Private Pool
                                      27 ft above ground pool has been installed in 2012. Access to the pool is granted on a case-by-case basis. It does require a waiver to be signed before use is allowed. Pool has landscaping and a deck with ladder.
                                    • jetted tub
                                      Whirlpool tub available in the downstairs bathroom. There is also a soaking bath in the master bathroom.


                                        • playground
                                        • churches
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • cinemas
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • theme parks
                                        • water parks
                                        • winery tours
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • antiquing
                                            • boating
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • bird watching
                                            • shopping
                                            • shuffleboard
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hot air ballooning
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing


                                                        • There is a firepit that can be used. This is a seculded, private property with lots of space. It is relaxing with a country type setting.

                                                          59 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Very nice...well maintained!

                                                          Peter V.Austin, MN

                                                          One of the neat features of the property was the hill in the backyard that made a great

                                                          sledding hill for the grandkids and the big kids too! Our 4 families had plenty of living space

                                                          and the kitchen had lots of counter space. The dining room table was huge with a

                                                          neat bench on one side that was perfect for the kids. The weekend went too fast.

                                                          Beautiful scenery was icing on the cake.

                                                          Perfect house for a big gathering!

                                                          Megan K.Cedar Falls, IA

                                                          This was our third time staying at the house with a big group of friends for a winter ski weekend! The house is perfectly equipped and comfortable for large group. I would highly recommend it and will be booking again next year!

                                                          Gorgeous Home with beautiful quite surroundings

                                                          Adreianna V.

                                                          Lovely space! Owner very accommodating and have thought of everything in terms of entertainment. Very clean and would go back in a heartbeat !

                                                          Everyone, lots of adults and kids, were happy with it all.

                                                          ken j.

                                                          We had a large group of 6 families. With many adults and kids and this house was the best equipped for our needs. All queen beds plus a couple of Click-Clack sofa's made for low stress accommodations. The large kitchen & dining room worked perfect for all our meals. They even had a couple of folding tables we pulled out for snack tables.

                                                          The basement with the ping pong table and entertainment room combo worked really well to keep the kids occupied with enough space and romping room to hang out. All in all it was a fantastic stay despite the cold weather outside.

                                                          The house had modern furnishings throughout. A few things showed expected wear and tear. They could use some new ping pong paddles but that is super minor.

                                                          We only had one maintenance issue with the basement shower, but the owner was quick to respond and it didn't really stop anything because there were 3 other options.

                                                          Overall, a great experience out in farm country 10 minutes from Red Wing.

                                                          Golf Trip

                                                          Christopher F.

                                                          The house was perfect for our golf trip. All the amenities, the space and the location of the house was perfect. The house was clean and had everything we needed from utensils, to a grill to the pool/hot tub, games and the amount of beds/bathrooms was absolutely what we needed. Also great golf courses near by. I would absolutely recommend this place, the communication was excellent as well as the property.

                                                          Loved the spacious home and Red Wing/Hastings area.

                                                          Ken N.-

                                                          We use VRBO rentals all of the time. Prefer them over hotel stays. This home was perfect for us and the room accommodations were excellent. Might be our best VRBO stay yet.

                                                          We are a group of college friends who try to get together annually for a friends outing. The group has grown as most of us are now married and some have kids. But no kids were on this weekend escape trip. The home worked well for cooking big meals and playing games at night. Inside there was darts, pool and ping pong. Outside allowed for a couple of bonfires, yard games and use of the hot tub. Everything we could have wanted was there. Best kitchen ever. Plus lots of room for evening board games or TV viewing for the guys.

                                                          Thanks, Ken, for accommodating our group. We will be back.


                                                          Welch, MN, USA

                                                          This property is close to skiing (Welch Village), gambling (Treasure Island Casino), and water activities (Mississippi River and Cannon River).

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          Pet Fee
                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          Damage Deposit
                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          We do require longer stays during summer bookings and holiday stays. We do provide cancellation term in the procedures document. We do encourage groups to consider travel insurance if weather or family circumstances could impact your booking. If there are any special events planned at the home (i.e wedding gift openings, wedding groom's dinner, family reunions, etc.) beyond the people included in the lodging contract, those events need to be discussed with the property owner in advance in order to understand planned usage (i.e. # of people, length of event, # of cars, etc.) and potential event fees.

                                                          59 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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