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St. Croix River Escape (Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Escape for a week to this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home, an extremely unique, natural, built-into-the-river-bluff setting on a picturesque 3 acre lot with close to 300' of private river frontage. It can accommodate 4 to 5 people and is located on the Wisconsin bluff, looking over to Stillwater. The location is very private, yet just 1.5 miles south of downtown Stillwater and about 5 miles north of Hudson. It is also just down the road, almost walking distance, from The Valley House banquet and wedding facility, making it a choice event location.

Note: If you were unaware, there is a new bridge project going through the Stillwater area. Here is a link for current status: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stcroixcrossing/index.html

Keywords: Nature, River, Amphitheater, Beach, Chalet, Tree house, Private, Unique, Architecture, Michael McGuire

More Details

Owner
JT
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About JT

We are river loving couple who want to give our guests the not-your-average-hotel opportunity to stay in this cozy and unique setting and share the beauty of nature and the river.

JT purchased this chalet in 2012

Why JT chose Wisconsin

The unique private natural setting on the bluff, large lot, and the beach below sold us on this 'escape'. It is very close to both Stillwater and Hudson, two delightful river towns.

What makes this chalet unique

The privacy, architectural harmony, and natural beauty is amazing.

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This is a truly unique, modern, yet natural setting that is difficult to describe, but somewhere between a chalet and tree house with multi-tier decks and patios will get you close. The property is about 3 acres with approximately 300' of private water frontage on a very wide area of the St. Croix River. The beach lies down the steep sandy bluff. Although the property has private water front, the house sits in a private cove at the top of a steep, sandy, treed hill. We hike up and down a rustic marked path, but it is about 350' of hill and is a short, but strenuous hike. It is only accessible for the fit and adventurous and boots and gloves are recommended.

Please Note: This is just south of Stillwater, but on the other side of the lift bridge.

Amenities

Hudson Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master bed is a queen and the second bedroom has a queen and a single daybed also., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a full size futon in the living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
Multi-tiered natural limestone terrace and amphitheater-type patio

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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St. Croix River Escape (Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired)
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 31 reviews
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Beautiful location! Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful escape for us! The beauty of the locale, coupled with some really fun things to do in the area (Stillwater, Hudson, Twin Cities) made this a perfect place to stay! There were a couple of minor issues, but I'm sure they have been taken care of. Thanks to JT and Helen for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family reunion stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Escape home. The remodeled bathroom was beautiful. Kitchen was fun with the blend of vintage and modern touches. Also enjoyed the fire pit area. We will for sure consider staying again

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really injoyed our stay at the River escape ,every thing was perfect.

Steve&Teresa

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Super cozy and peaceful. Chalet had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Wish we had a hot tub and better view of river but overall, amazing accommodations!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Clean & spacious

Convenient to shopping & restaurants

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great getaway, close to Twin Cities

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing and peaceful location, close to the Twins. Plenty of space on two outside decks (one wraparound) and natural rock patio, with a fire ring at center. Great space inside for games and meals and watching some TV on rainy days. For four guys, we added an air mattress to the master bedroom and everyone had their own bed. The kitchen is ok (I don't love electric cooktops) but is well stocked with pans, utensils, etc. Have rented before and will rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $119
Damage Deposit $500

Refund policy: 50% of the rental amount is refundable with confirmed cancellation notification more than 30 days prior to rental. Within 30 days of rental, there are no refunds.

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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