|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
Additional pictures can be found at our website under the WELCH Tab. See the additional link info below the rates.
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.
Summer 2014: Still have some June 2-4 night minimum weekends available. Also some mid-August 3-4 night weekends available.
The hot tub is only available from April-November. Its use 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
A group of 5 couples rented this home in September for the weekend. The home is very nice and tastefully decorated. The house is very clean and well maintained. It was nice that each couple had their own bedroom and there were 4 bathrooms that had showers/bathtubs The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals and we used the gas grill that was provided in the evenings. The setting is very peaceful, there is plenty of space to play yard games, relax on a couple of the decks, sit around the fire pit, or relax in the hot tub. The guys enjoyed playing ping pong in the basement. We went to Red Wing to have lunch at Kelly's along the river on Saturday afternoon. It was less than a 10 minute drive to Red Wing. The owner of this property was very nice to work with and he provides a binder with information about the rental property. We hope to get back there again. We would highly recommend staying at this property!
6 adults and 6 teens rented this lovely home. We have rented homes throughout the Midwest for 5 summers and this house was one of our top favorites. The owner was very easy to communicate with and was very responsive to texts and emails. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need and more. The house was well maintained and there were bathroom,laundry, and cleaning supplies provided. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, the upstairs deck for both sun and shade seekers, and the beautiful views of this private country setting. The teens had their own area in the lower level with a ping pong/pool table combo, darts, big screen TV, video games, board games, and fridge. The teens even made a visit to "The Stump" on the property (you have to stay at the house and look into the corn field to find out what that is!!) The property lends itself for a great scavenger hunt! We found several restaurants, grocery stores, Walmart and Target close by. We enjoyed tubing at Welch Mill, renting a pontoon boat on the Mississippi, visiting Ellsworth WI for cheese curds, and attending the River City Days. Found tennis courts and sand volleyball at a near by park. All in all this is a great rental property and a wonderful area to stay in. There is plenty to do at the house and in the surrounding area. If we ever visit a summer rental twice it will be Country Cove! Thanks Ken for your hospitality.
We just stayed at this property for 7 days with 17 people. We had 10 adults and 7 kids ranging from 2-13 years old. Not only did we enjoy the pool and hot tub but there was plenty of room for lawn games and enough space for us all to eat together. If you are looking for a place for a family reunion or large gathering this is a great space and the owner is fantastic. Thanks so much for the lovely space for us to be together as a family.
We just concluded an amazing family reunion at this incredible home. 16 of us slept comfortably with room to spare! Not one little item was overlooked by the very conscientious owner... from first aid kits on every floor to a variety of spices and seasonings in the kitchen to awesome floats/inter tubes for the pool to games for the kids to detergent and stain remover in the spacious laundry room! (I could go on and on with every little detail planned for and provided...) The house is in pristine condition and kept so clean and comfortable (I love the country decor with a contemporary flair!) The view of the countryside is breathtaking and even though you feel like you are miles away from civilization, the drive to town is less than 15 minutes long. I would highly recommend this property for anyone planning a trip to the Red Wing area looking for an amazing all inclusive vacation home!!
We had our annual family gathering here for the first time. There are over 20 of us, so we usually book a hotel. Everyone loved this place. It felt very homey and had ample space. The lay out fit all of our needs. We loved it so much, we are considering booking it for the same weekend next year! Ken is so great to work with. He answered all my questions and responded very timely.
Hosted a get together for ten ladies at this home last weekend. The central kitchen/dining space was great for meal prep and hanging out with the benefit of lots of natural light from the large windows. Our group also enjoyed the hot tub, ping pong table, and downstairs movie area when we spent a night in hanging around the house. Additionally, having four bathrooms was key for our group. Proximity to the cities (< hour drive) was also huge. We were 50% from Minneapolis/St. Paul and 50% fly-ins. We wished we'd come in the summer so we could use the pool... next time!
This property is close to skiing (Welch Village), gambling (Treasure Island Casino), and water activities (Mississippi River and Cannon River).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
|Extra Person/Night||$30 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$20 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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.
The rates are based on a 10 person base rate. Additional person fee for numbers above the base rate. The weekly rates have the biggest discounting worked into their pricing.
The deposit is due at the time of booking, to be made via check and sent along with the signed contract and waivers. The lodging payment is due 1 month prior to the scheduled stay.