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Come to Where the Eagles Soar!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chalet, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-9)

Updated as of Sep 2014: Satellite/cable has been installed from DISH with 'America's Top 250' channels to be viewed on a 40' HDTV.

Also, we have a high bandwidth DSL Wifi throughout the cabin offers easy and quick access to the Internet. If you work through you computer, then plan on a change of scenery while having access to the Internet and your Cloud applications.

Description: A beautiful cabin style home built in 2005 that is quite unique. It has a large great room with red oak floors and knotty pine cathedral ceilings. The oak wrapped roof beam is more than 17 feet above the floor! A stone fireplace really creates a cozy and romantic atmosphere during the winter months. Don't worry, a gas furnace will insure that you never get cold.

The spacious living room and kitchen are all open which creates a wonderful Great Room space for entertaining family & friends.

There are beautiful views of Lake Pepin from the kitchen and living room. There is a 40" TV, entertainment center with DVD/VHS video player and selection of movies, & fireplace. The living room features a queen size futon, Prairie style loveseat sofa w/ottoman in front of the fireplace as well as a Prairie style rocking chair.

Sleeping accommodations are a queen size bed in the bedroom, a queen size futon in the great room, and 2 twin beds, a full size futon, and 2 foam seats that fold out to mattresses in the loft.

The large 16 ft by 27 ft cedar deck offers space for entertaining and great views of Lake Pepin. There are a flight of stairs to negotiate as the garage is below and living quarters above.

The perfect vacation rental place to spend quality time vacationing, family gatherings, or a romantic get-away! Note: We are located less than 2 blocks from the Villa Bellezza Winery!

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More Details

Tim and Jane
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Tim and Jane

My wife and I bought the property in 2000 and built the cabin in 2005.

We enjoy spending time here with our 6 children.

Tim and Jane purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Tim and Jane chose Wisconsin

We love Pepin! The people are friendly, the scenery is awesome, and we are always reluctant to leave.

Work from home? Why not make this your home for a week? We have high bandwidth DSL WiFi to make work from a quiet , remote location easy and relaxing.

What makes this chalet unique

The quiet and peacefulness reign. Seeing eagles is definitely more common than not seeing an eagle, especially Oct - Apr. During the these months the quiet calms frazzled nerves and there is nothing like a fire in the fireplace throughout the weekend.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Posted with guest permission for stay on Dec 22-25:

We'll definitely be booking again with you in the future. We did see several eagles and took some walks on the beach. I don't think any of the restaurants were open during our stay due to Sunday and the holidays, but we wanted to stay in and cook anyway. Your place was well stocked with everything we needed to make all of our meals and really enjoy ourselves. It was exactly what we were hoping for, and the drive up there along the river was lovely. More than anything, we appreciated being able to bring our dog. I think she enjoyed roaming the beach even more than we did.
Dec 2012
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Pepin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen size futon (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bring your boat, Marina is right down First St and has protected launch for boaters. We can provide a key to launch boat and parking pass for the marina. -Beach is also 6 blocks down First St from the cabin! -Private Lake access - Frequent eagle sightings. **Check out more info at


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Come to Where the Eagles Soar!
average rating of 4.814815 based on 62 reviews

Beautiful and comfortable house! Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

The house is located conveniently to town, lake, and winery. The house has plenty of beds to sleep at least 7 people. The loft has a very steep ladder which could be hard for young kids.

There are two bathrooms but we did not use the second one since you have to go through the garage to get to it. The laundry room is also located there. Most of the house appeared recently remodeled and nice. All of the living space is above the garage so you do have to walk up/down steps. Best part-- they allow dogs! The owners have a launch pass available for the marina and we paid $20 a day to dock our boat. There is a flat space to park a boat in driveway but it is uphill to get to it. Fishing wasn't too good while we were there.

We enjoyed eating at The Fried Pickle- GREAT BURGERS! The winery is absolutely beautiful!!! Wine was good for Wisconsin wine and food was delicious. The best part it is only a 1/4 mile walk from the house.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that your stay was a good one! The policy at the Pepin Marina has changed. They no longer want owners of vacation rentals to make the launch key available to guests. Please give the Pepin Marina a call to see if they have a slip available during your stay. thank you for your positive comments.
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Plymouth, MN

Great views and a great location

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I enjoyed a mid week relaxing stay here. Cool, gloomy April weather didn't impact our visit at all as the property was cozy warm and bright, with terrific windows. These windows offered beautiful views of Lake Pepin and the soaring eagles above.

Walkability is great from this rental. Everthing you could possibly need is nearby: coffee shop, vineyard, marina, restaurant, library, groceries, etc.

The place is attractive, clean, and stocked with everthing you need. And Tim was helpful with my questions and accommodating.

I hope to make a return visit later in the year.

Thanks again, Tim and Jane!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in spite of the weather.
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Minneapolis, MN

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin, very clean and comfortable with all the amenities anyone could need. My favorite part was the huge deck with the views of Lake Pepin, could spend a whole day out there. Located not to far from the Villa Bellezza Winery, it is a perfect spot for a girls weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love it too. We spend all of our time on the deck during the warm months. There is ialways some shade and usually a cool breeze.
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Lovely place with huge deck

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place for so many reasons. The deck is huge. There is a beautiful winery right across the street and it can be seen through the trees. The property is clean and bright inside with very high ceilings. It's on a little street that follows the river and the railroad tracks. We walked to restaurants in town and saw eagles in the trees. Just lovely!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You hit all of the reasons we love spending time here. The eagles, the beach, and the good food!
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  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing time at the Eagles Nest! The owners were helpful and relaxed. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Very clean, well kept, and welcoming vibes.

  • 5 of 5

Tim was very transparent about instructions and left a ton of great information about our stay and other things to do. It was wsssntially like picking up our home and moving it to Lake Pepin; we felt very comfortable right away and made it our own. Plenty of space, beds, blankets and wood for a fire! There were also utensils and kitchen items for everything you would need to have a nice meal, which we did except for one dinner.

The steps to the loft are steep, but it's a great space up there! There are two skylights which bring in great natural light.

There is plenty of parking and space is the garage if you need to bring in a cooler, or anything else from your car. Since it's March we didn't get to use the beach, but its not too far from the house.

We were there for a wedding venue tour of Villa Bellezza which is literally across the street on the east side of the house. Check out the tasting room there if you enjoy wine! I heard The Eagles Nest has also been favored for the Groom and groomsmen to get ready on wedding days. I bet it would take some nice pictures for that occasion!

Had a smart TV which we used once to record the Badgers game during March Madness. That was a nice plus.

Would love to visit again in the summer when we could walk down to the lake or sit on the very nice and large deck.

Overall, we had a fantastic experience and were extremely pleased with this rental!

PS the decor is perfectly midwestern. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Villa Bellezza
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Villa Bellezza
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Pepin Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Fall Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer/Fall Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.5%

*Weekly and monthly rates include up to 6 guests. Contact owner for greater than 6 guests at the weekly and monthly rates.

Holidays at weekend rate,3 night min
Rates are subject to change until dates are booked and confirmed with deposit.
Cancellations: No refund if less than 30 days, more than 30 days then payment returned minus 20%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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