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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

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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

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Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing
average rating of 4.448276 based on 87 reviews
5

FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5

WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME. WE WERE 7 ADULTS AND 3 YOUNG BOYS. THERE WAS LOTS OF ROOM FOR ALL OF US. THE LARGE LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM HAD ROOM FOR ALL OF US. EACH NIGHT WE SAT OUT BY A FIRE. WE USED THE KITCHEN FOR EACH MEAL, AND IT WAS WELL EQUIPED AND CLEAN.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have got to be some of the most gracious guests we have ever had!! I'm glad you enjoyed the house and I appreciate how tidy the house was when we came to clean (again). Windbeam House has hosted so many warm and happy family gatherings. After 6 years I think the house must be filled with those happy memories. Please do come again. Trudi
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5

Great great home to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at the Windbeam house and it was lovely. The house is beautiful with all the amenities you can ask for. We enjoyed watching birds, grilling in the backyard and the kids loved playing in the yard. We would definitely recommend staying here and would love to return to it in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when families gather at Windbeam House to be together, eat, play and visit. The house is perfect for all of that. We're so glad you had a good time (and yes, I will mail the shirt back to you). Please do come again. You can take advantage of our discount for return guests.
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5

Beautiful setting for get away!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for family or friends get away - beautiful setting on the river , lovely birds in peaceful yard. Only few miles from Red Wing and the fun Harbor bar for great food and spirits on the river!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Big house in great spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a wedding in Red Wing and it was perfect. A lot of space, bedrooms and bathrooms, not to mention an incredible view. We enjoyed coffee in the front room overlooking a part of the Mississippi River each morning. Location to Casino and Red Wing were great. Owners were very friendly and accommodating too.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We especially love wedding groups and this group was extra great. They loved the house, the view, the large amount of space. I loved that they were so very conscientious about the check-out requests. They even took time to switch out more of the laundry. That was great because we had more guests coming in a few hours. i love it when it works out that way. Please do come again, we would love to have you.
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5

Such a great house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. So close to Red Wing and fun WI tourist towns. Home Owners were quick to respond when our coffee maker didn't work.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deserves Its Reputation

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. You've heard it a hundred times. Windbeam House has it, has it, has it. Stepping into the house, gasping at the view, you know this getaway will be truly satisfying. A generously appointed home welcomes you into its peaceful ambience, your stress level plummets, and you smugly congratulate yourself for renting a VRBO gem.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just had to laugh when I read this Jeff. It's a blistering hot day, I'm exhausted and I opened this review. It was like walking into that living room myself. Ahhhh. Thanks so much. Please come down again. Try Fall, the view is even more breathtaking. Trudi
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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
 
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$650
 
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

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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