Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Why Kathy chose Scandia
This property was purchased by G. E. Ingersoll, a man of relatively modest means and an avid fisherman, as a place for his family to spend the summer. He built a house there which we, his descendants, still own and spend time in. Eventually a second house was built: the one included in this listing. The property was acquired just as logging operations in the St. Croix River Valley were winding down. Over the years the two houses have been the "glue" that keeps a large extended family in close contact, as we all share a love of the river, the wilderness along its banks, and the houses themselves, steeped in family history as they are.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Imagine lying in your bed and looking out at trees shimmering in the morning light and a river rolling by. The only sounds are leaves rustling softly in the wind and birds and squirrels chirping. Imagine having nothing to do all day but sip coffee, paddle a kayak or canoe, read on a screened porch, rustle up a meal. This was our experience at this well-loved, charming cottage. No television, no motor boats, no cars or trucks rushing up the highway. This kind of vacation might not be for everyone, but it was certainly just what the doctor ordered for our family of four. And the family who owns the cottage couldn't be nicer! We also really enjoyed the town of Marine, where we stopped to fill up on WiFi, visited the sweet library, had sublime BLTs at the Landing, and shopped at the little grocery that sells local products. Nearby William O'Brien State Park provided nature trails for our daily hikes (although some of us just sat outside and read all day :) ). A really great find.
Rustic river house.
We were happy with the peace and quiet.
This is a great spot to relax. Quintessential cabin experience. Well supplied and clean. We had everything we needed. Lots to do in the area. The wifi is somewhat spotty, but that helped everyone unplug. Really felt like we were in the woods. Would be great in the fall, too.
Quiet spot on the St Croix river close to St. Paul
Plenty of windows and two screen porches made our stay in the heat of August very pleasant. Well-stocked with kitchen utensils; and the canoe and kayak, located two lots down from the rental house, were available whenever we wanted to use them. We enjoyed an altogether relaxing week.
What a pleasant, quiet setting beneath pine trees and beside a slow flowing river. Just what our family needed to unplug and relax. The facilities are dated, but we didn't mind stepping back in time. The kitchen had almost everything we needed. Everything about the cottage was as described on the website.
Beautiful location, charming cottage, and welcoming owners.
This Saint Croix River cottage throws back to a simpler time of screened sleeping porches and the peaceful calm of watching the river. You can be as active as you want to be with nearby places to hike, swim, canoe, bike, and walk or retreat in place with good books and art projects. Time slowed and cool breezes off the river naturally relaxed and rejuvenated us. We weren’t driven to do anything other than what we felt called to do.
The Lewis Family kept us informed of anything that might affect our stay. They are great hosts.
I’m scheming to carve out time to return!
Canoeing; nature walks; weekend antique-train rides down the valley from the nearby town of Osceola, WI (about 1.5 hr. roundtrip).