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1890's Old Victorian Home, Sleeps 8, 2 Blocks from Lake Pepin

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This Victorian home was built in 1897 for Dr. Wilson as his residence and office, the house still has his original intercom system for people to reach him in case of an Emergency.

The Main Floor bedroom is named after Kathy Jo’s mother Eve Webster, this room was the original doctor’s waiting area, which features stain glass windows and the outside door still has Office Etched in the Glass. The quilts on the beds were made by Eve.

The Dining Room was Dr. Wilson’s original examining room.

As you climb up the open stair case to the second floor you will come to the first bedroom which is Blair’s Room, this is named after a very dear friend’s daughter who has her orange and pink wings and is watching over us. There is a quilt hanging on the wall that was specially made for Blair Anderson.

The next room is named after our grandmothers, Jennie Gilbertson which was Jim’s grandmother and Helena Harder which was Kathy Jo’s grandmother. This room is decorated in Kathy Jo’s favorite color Purple. It features a beaded purse that was made by Kathy Jo’s great grandmother for her grandmother Sylvia Webster.

Across the hall you will come to the Deborah Ann’s room which is named after my soul partner who gave me the courage to follow my dreams to make this home a reality. This room is decorated in her favorite color Pink.

The quilt hanging over the railing was made by Eve Webster pieced when she was 7 years old and quilted when she was 70. The Pink quilt in the rack was made for Eve by her grandmother when she was born in 1927.

Keywords: Victorian Home built in the 1890's centrally located in Lake City, MN sleeps 8 and is 2 blocks from Lake Pepin.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About The Owner

Hello Our names are Jim & Kathy Jo Rodester

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Lake City

My wife Has always wanted a Victorian Home on or near the water in a small town with friendly people. What a beautiful place with all the bluffs and right on lake Pepin, you could not ask for anything more.

What makes this house unique

We really like how close it is to all that we have here in Lake City, we are only 2 Blocks from the grocery store, there are 7 Restaurants, a hardware store, quilt shop, Scrapbook store ,Post office, 2 banks, 3 Gas stations, Fire station, 2 Blocks from the Lake or 3 blocks from the pier.

3 parks that are right in town. And Patton Park is right across the street.


Lake City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Second Floor Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement Bathroom
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , All Beds have Simmons Beauty rest Pillow top Mattresses
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , All Beds have Simmons Beauty rest Pillow top Mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , All Beds have Simmons Beauty rest Pillow top Mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , All Beds have Simmons Beauty rest Pillow top Mattresses
  • Twin or Single Beds (1) there are 8 Single beds in 4 bed rooms
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a view of Patton Park directly across the street, and can be seen from the wrap around porch, and many views of the splendid bluffs as we are surrounded by bluffs in the Lake Pepin area. This is bluff country!!!


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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1890's Old Victorian Home, Sleeps 8, 2 Blocks from Lake Pepin
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

This historic house was welcoming but overall we thought the house could use a little refreshing.

  • 3 of 5

I'm sure this home is great for crafters but for other quests the home has a lot of unusable space on the main level since it is set up with craft tables. It would be nice to have a sitting area on the main floor instead of having to go to the basement. The basement was a little musty and had a few creepy crawlers. The beds are comfortable and we appreciated having the towels provided.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky we are sorry you were disappointed that the sitting room is in the basement. Please also note that we are planning to do some painting in December during the slower time to freshen the home up. Thank you for your review.
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Everything as promised, and everything worked

  • 5 of 5

LOTS of shared space, excellent bathrooms, a very workable, well equipped kitchen, large, really nice dining room, and comfortable and relaxing family room. The air conditioning was on when we got there, and the house was comfortable all weekend. Enough off street parking for at least four cars. One block from Main Street, across the street from a park, two blocks from a grocery store, two blocks from Lake Pepin and the harbor, and other great parks within walking distance. The craft shops are also a short walk away. Very kind, friendly owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victorian house stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoy our stay here. It was a beautiful house it would be nice to have living room or couch area on first floor. My husband can not do stairs.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Old style vintage and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Family came in from Florida. We all enjoyed the location, sitting on the porch at night and the overall charm of the house. Everything we needed was within walking distance. Next family reunion. .we would stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good for families

  • 5 of 5

The house worked well for our mix of adults and kids as there was enough space for every one to be comfortable. We especially enjoyed the porch as the weather was good. The kitchen worked well for us and everyone was comfortable. A good stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time we were together for a family get together. The house was great only a block from main street and across from the park. We sat on the porch most nights to a great breeze and had some good talks. The rooms were nice and big plenty of room for everyone to stay. The bathrooms where great we could all get in and get ready for the day. I have to say that the 2 craft rooms where great not all of us craft but we could look at old photo's and play cards and had plenty of room. The basement was a great TV room for movies and we did that one night as well. The place is nice and clean and gives you a great step back in time. I will be coming to Lake City again to spend more time. Thanks wonderful Job!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, and are glad we were able to accommodate all your needs. We do not receive many written reviews, but do receive many very positive verbal reviews from people that we meet that have stayed. Thank you. And please come see us again!!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Bars all in walking Distance 1-2 blocks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
3 golf courses within 2-5 miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Red Wing ,MN
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 63 out the front door
Nearest Restaurant
7 all in walking distance
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
3 blocks for the house

We are Located in the Lake Pepin valley surrounded by bluffs topping over 1700 ft high and water the largest body of water on the Mississippi River 3 1/2 miles wide by 6 mile long. With the largest number of Bad Eagles around,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The above rates are for 8 people (all four bedrooms) If you have less people in your group please email or call for pricing.

$300.00 deposit required to book your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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