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Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

You will not forget a weekend spent at Windbeam House, 6 miles from charming Red Wing, Minnesota. Floor-to-ceiling living room windows offer spectacular views of not only Goose Lake but also the bluffs of historic Red Wing across the river. This tree-lined panorama provides breath-taking year round scenery, including miles of the Mississippi's famous fall foliage and ever changing waters. Because the house sits on the edge of the bluff above the lake, it is a perfect spot to sit and relax, watching a wide array of birds and animals, including eagles and flocks of migratory swans and pelicans in season, not to mention trains passing silently along the edge of the lake below.

This four bedroom rambler sleeps 12 with one full bath and two half baths, a family room, full kitchen and dining room. Only one hour from Minneapolis/St.Paul or Rochester, Minnesota, this home offers a retreat for groups from 2-12. And while it is hard not to be mesmerized by the view, it is also within a few miles of shopping, hiking, fishing, golf, snowshoeing and skiing. Not to mention an extensive arts community, restaurants, antique dealers, the Sheldon Theater and Treasure Island Casino.

This peaceful house is pet friendly and comfortably furnished in southwestern style. The master bedroom is equipped with a queen size bed and includes a private half bath. The other three bedrooms have double beds. Downstairs, the family room offers two full futon sofas.

Four generations of our family have come together in this home and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Keywords: bluff country, shopping, hiking, golf, eagles, Twin Cities, girls' weekend, rustic, southwestern furnishings, peaceful,spectacular view, scenery, Great River Road

More Details

Owner
Trudi Schaefer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Trudi Schaefer

We live on a small farm just 6 miles from Windbeam House. We purchased our farm in 1976 when the farmhouse was about to be demolished. Much of our time since then has been spent renovating the house and outbuildings and creating the many gardens that surround Windbeam Farm.

Trudi Schaefer purchased this house in 2000

Why Trudi Schaefer chose Minnesota

We inherited this property from Paul's parents in 2010. Immediately, we saw the potential for furnishing it as a guest house for the many friends and families who visit the Red Wing area. Womens Weekends Away and Fishing tournaments are two of the groups who find Windbeam House the perfect place to stay.

What makes this house unique

Practically every person that comes through the front door of Windbeam House is awed by the lovely view of the Mississippi River and the bluffs of Red Wing that greet them through the wall-to-wall windows of the living room. People tell us they sit in that room for many peaceful hours, watching the river, the birds but especially the eagles who perch in the trees below the house.

Amenities

Red Wing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Full size Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fabulous view of the Wisconsin channel of the Mississippi River.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing
average rating of 4.392405 based on 79 reviews
5

Diamond in the Bluff!

  • 5 of 5

The Windbeam House was perfect for our girls getaway! Everything was pretty seamless. Instructions were clear, owners were friendly, and the house was accurate to its description. Excellent and scenic back yard, which we took advantage of as much as we could. We loved hearing the trains go by and just being able to overlook the bluffs! Beautiful views! It helped that we were there over a gorgous weekend too. We brought our bikes and were able to keep them in the spacious garage. We only got to bike over into Red Wing during the day, but I could tell that many biking adventures could be had in the area. I'd go back again and again. Thank you, Trudi, for sharing your gem of a house!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed the house and the view. So many people comment on the view from the house, it really is a gem. There are many biking adventures in the area so please, do come again Carrie and take advantage of our return guest discount. Maybe you could consider coming this winter for a cross country skiing trip. Lots of ops there too.
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5

Clean, well maintained, and exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay...thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Delightful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this home. All the rooms were comfortable, well furnished and cozy. It felt just like being 'at home'. Oh, and 'Yes!', The view from the living room was spectacular.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The views over the river were beautiful and a lot of Eagles to watch. The house was very clean and set up nicely. We had no issues during our girls weekend and would recommend this house. Would love to see it in the fall.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're right about the fall. It is a beautiful time in our area. The view of Goose Lake and the bluff beyond is just. . .well beyond. Do come and stay again. Return guest always get a discount. Book early though. (The word is out about the fall view.)
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

very nice set up and accommodating. If you get into bird watching this is the place for you

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely property with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

The home is well stocked in all areas. The beds comfortable and clean nice bedding. WIFI worked well with multiple devices. An easy 1 hr drive from the Twin Cities in MN. Great Birding. Saw many Eagles any time we looked out the windows. 100 + Tundra Swans in a close by field. Red Wing had everything we needed for food, bakery, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you got to see the swans. The February warm up made for a mostly lovely week for you The swans are always just passing through and they don't stay long. One year I came down to clean and there they all were, 100+, swimming on the lake. What a site! We have been very fortunate to have many lovely guests at Windbeam House who are more than thoughtful and considerate. When people go even one step further to wash a load of laundry or sweep up, it makes me even happier to share our lovely home with it's fabulous view. So thank you. Please do come again (when there isn't snow!)
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bluffs, Hager City/St. James Hotel, Red Wing
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mississippi National Golf Links, Red Wing
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Red Wing, MN
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 35
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Prescott
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Red Wing House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Until booked, all rates are subject to change w/o notice.
Cancellation Policy: A deposit can be refunded if we are notified 30 days before the booking. If less than 30 days than 50% of the deposit will be refunded.
No smoking allowed.
Pets are welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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