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Corporate Retreats; Intimate Celebrations; and Beautiful backdrop for events

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Over 5000 sq ft, 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 7 rooms for entertaining, city views

This historic and beautifully renovated 1885 Queen Anne Mansion with over 5000 square feet includes accommodations for up to 12 people with 6 bedroom options on the upper floor. They include the Master Suite (king bed, sitting area, private bath/double shower, full bed in adjoining room). West Room (1 full bed) is across the hall from Master Suite. East Room (queen bed and twin bed), Private Room (full bed) and Room With A View (downtown views, queen bed) all share a bathroom. The main floor is a wonderfully large space for entertaining and includes parlor, music room with grand piano, dining room, kitchen, tv room with 50' screen tv, library and bar. Sauna in basement. Sweeping downtown view from deck. Enjoy exquisite stained glass windows, extraordinary fireplace mantels and stunning woodwork and architectural details throughout. Dearing Mansion is an elegant destination to experience and admire.

The exquisite historic home, built in 1885, includes nine working fireplaces with magnificent mantels, 8 gorgeous stained glass windows, stunning original woodwork and beautiful architectural details. The Dearing Mansion is a splendid place to relax and discover.

When renting the whole house, introduction to the home and any necessary visits and information are provided by the owner and host, Scott Kramer of Kramer Restoration. Because of the historic nature of the home it is well suited for adults and children with supervision. Consider Dearing Mansion for intimate weddings, wedding parties, a place for friends and family to stay while attending weddings locally; family reunions, sister weekends, corporate gatherings, events.

The neighborhood is friendly and safe. There are beautiful parks and great trails nearby for walking and bicycling. Great coffee shops and bakeries are within walking or driving distance along with antique shops and other shopping 5-10 minutes away by car. Historic Summit Avenue as well as Grand Avenue, known for shopping, fine restaurants and eateries, are just 5 minutes by car. The owner is happy to provide restaurant and entertainment recommendations. Also close to Xcel Energy Center, Fitzgerald Theatre, local colleges and universities including: Macalester, St. Thomas, St. Kates. Come visit and enjoy. And like many of our guests, come back again!

Conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown Saint Paul and a 15 minute drive from the airport. Dearing Mansion in West Saint Paul is just over the Smith Avenue High Bridge across the Mississippi River. Public transit available.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Scott Kramer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016

About Scott Kramer

I am a residential remodeling contractor specializing in older homes. As a lifelong resident of Saint Paul, I am rooted to this community and immensely enjoy the opportunity to preserve the character and quality of St. Paul's beautiful homes. Feel free to visit my website for Kramer Restoration.

I love sharing my historic home with guests either during gala events or for a cup of coffee or tea in the kitchen or living room in front of a fire.

The house is truly a treasure. It is a very unique homes in St. Paul with an interesting history.

In my spare time I love to travel, sea kayak, and lindyhop swing dance. I'm always game for a canoe trip, a great single malt scotch, a Broadway show, a home improvement project around the house involving hanging any kind of art or a good conversation. As a guest you will be welcomed, given the tour and assisted in any way I can.

Scott Kramer purchased this house in 2004

Why Scott Kramer chose Minnesota

You can escape into the past, imagine a bygone era while enjoying modern conveniences. The space is grand and elegant as well as intimate and inviting. It is a place to experience and come back to! Dearing Mansion provides a comfortable and intimate location for friends and family to be together while in town celebrating a milestone or gathering. It's more personal than a hotel and more affordable as well. The mansion is large enough to have time together when desired, yet the ability to have places for quiet alone time.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Corporate Retreats; Intimate Celebrations; and Beautiful backdrop for events
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Stunning, huge, welcoming, clean. Dearing Mansion was perfect for our wedding and reception. Sunnie went the extra mile to make sure our stay was perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place!

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean, and Scott was flexible with us. The back deck is amazing, and the inside of the house speaks for itself.. It's incredible. Very unique and fantastic for groups.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really lovely

  • 5 of 5

Dearing Mansion is a beautiful, one of a kind place. We had a wedding party of 12 stay there and it was terrific. Scott and Sunnie are very easy to correspond with and everything is very clear. I'd say that there might be a bit more interaction with the guests than you'll have at other vrbo spots (Scott stopped by a couple of times during our stay) but that didn't detract at all from the experience. 5 stars would stay again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful weekend in this house! It is so spacious that all of us had plenty of room. We had 9 adults in the house - and never ran out of hot water! The driveway was large enough to accommodate all of our vehicles. It's a short drive to downtown St. Paul and close to so many restaurants. The heated floors were such a treasure in the mornings! It is a great spot for large families looking to stay somewhere that is not a hotel.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome! I rented it for some friends to stay at for my wedding, and they all loved it! Lots of character and a good location--so close to downtown St. Paul. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home located in close proximity to all of the highly sought after MN locations. We stayed here with our families that flew in from all over the U.S. for a wedding in St. Paul. Scott and Sunnie were extremely hospitable and went above and beyond to make our stay incredible. I'd highly recommend this VRBO.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Linda! It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Now that there is a crib and high-chair on site we hope you will come again!
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Car: necessary

5 minutes from downtown St. Paul events, restaurants and bars, Xcel Energy Center for hockey and concerts. Grand Avenue eateries, historic Summit Avenue, antiquing, river walks are 5-10 minutes distance. Macalester College, St. Catherine's and St. Thomas Universities. St. Paul's Winter Carnival, Crashed Ice, Harriet Island's Irish Fair --all are very close by. The Mansion is just across the Mississippi river with bike and walking trails available. Enjoy downtown views from the deck. Quiet neighborhood. Conveniences are just 5 minutes away including groceries, gas, restaurants, bakeries and unique shops.


Rates & Availability

Riverview House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 28 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 10.62%

SPECIAL EVENT rates for weddings, reunions, open houses, etc. are separate from lodging rates and are based on number of guests, type and length of event. Guests up to 12 at posted price. There is room for 2 additional guests at the cost of $60 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Riverview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Double shower with stone floor, heated tile floors
    Hallway Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Shared bath for 3 rooms, claw foot tub, tile shower
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite 2nd room - 1 double , Adjoins master bedroom with double pocket doors
    Master Suite Main Bedroom - 1 king , En suite bathroom with heated tile floors, double shower
    East Bedroom - 1 queen , Large room with fireplace, shared bath
    Room With A View - 1 queen , Downtown Views, shared bath
    West Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Extra bedroom, shared bath, across hall from Master Suite
    Guest Room - 1 double , Bedroom with shared bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

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