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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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 Red Wing

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 4.4646463 based on 99 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: July 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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Great Lake Pepin access

  • 4 of 5

Although the weather wasn't the best for a fall weekend, we enjoyed the stay at Paul & Trudi's place. The location on the east side of the river is a nice diversion to get away from the traffic in Red Wing and is perfect for access to the little towns around Lake Pepin. Their house is deceptive from the outside because it doesn't look that big, but there is so much room on the inside. There were only 4 of us and the place would easy hold a large family gathering. We really enjoyed the main room looking through all that glass at the river. There are train tracks below the lot, but by the second day the women didn't even notice the trains. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Windbeam House. You are not alone, many people comment how about how much larger the house is once you get inside. It even took me a while to figure out that half the house sits behind the garage, making it look much smaller from the outside. We have had some very large groups stay at the house and everyone has enjoyed the amount of room they have had. Thanks for mentioning it. Please come and stay again. Now you know how many people you can bring with you!
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Perfect Location for Perfect Fall Colors!!

  • 5 of 5

Quaint location overlooking scenic Goose Lake. Beautiful fall colors with white pelicans on the water and bald eagles soaring overhead. Perfect week!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear from repeat guests, who now seem like old friends who have experienced Windbeam House, seen how lovely it is and what it has to offer. People who have seen what we are offering and get it. We appreciate that they come back, year after year, and that they understand what we have to offer. Thank you Pat.
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Clean, roomy, our comfy home for the family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect for our reunion and recreation. Convenient to Red Wing, MN and many neat facilities and activities in proximity to the Mississippi River. The home was clean and well furnished and supplied. The property and environment guide was well organized and helpful.

The view from the many large windows overlooking the river was stunning and we saw several soaring eagles. A very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for all the kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit us again so we can give you a "return guest discount". I know that view is a winner. It's the first place we head to when we come to clean up. Today the specialty was a flock of pelicans, they're always so fun to watch. It was hard to tell that there had been 10 people at the house. Very tidy footprint you folks have and we really appreciate that. Thanks again. If anyone wants their tie dyed scarf have them give me a call. Trudi
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Beautiful views, comfortable setting

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend with our two daughters and their families. Plenty of room for all of us and nice little patio on lake side to just sit and enjoy. We will certainly be back

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a good time and that you all got to enjoy the patio and the view. Do come back again. We offer a discount to return guests and would love to have you again.
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Lovely home with stunning view.

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I stay in this home for a wedding in Red Wing, MN. It was very clean and had an amazing view. It was a short drive to Red Wing. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a good stay. Wedding gatherings are some of our favorites at Windbeam House. You were just on the beginning edge of "leaf season", hope you got to see some nice color in the area. Do come again and take advantage of our return guest discount. One more thing, I love your profile foot-age. 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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