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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:
18 August, 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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Red Wing

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 centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • 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 4.4347825 based on 92 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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

Very nice place for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and roomy with a beautiful view. Well supplied kitchen area and close to many things to do. Very quiet and a friendly neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious with beautiful views Pretty yard lots of room for our family

  • 4 of 5

Great for a family vacation. So nice they allowed dogs. Grandchildren loved the trains and we all loved the many types of birds.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Red Wing was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Our son was getting married nearby. We had several family members coming from 5 different states. The house was perfect for us. The view, neighborhood and property was beautiful. The owners were accommodating, and easy to work and communicate with. It was so nice to not be in several hotel rooms. We could be together in the living room or out on the patio to visit late into the night. I was able to fix us simple meals each day without having to find restaurants to accommodate all of us for every meal. The house was comfortable and there were lots of activities and restaurants near by to keep our guest happy. I would strongly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trudi, I can't tell you what a treat it was to read your review of your stay at Windbeam House. Having hosted weddings on our farm for many years we know how important all the details can be. It's one of reasons we set the house up with lots of sleeping options and added another bathroom. Keeping everyone comfortable is a constant goal for us and we are glad we were able to provide that for your special weekend. Please do come and see us again.
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Loved the vacation as a whole but the house needs improvement.

  • 2 of 5

Not very inviting - when driving in the driveway noticed the house was dirty with bugs and overgrown weeds. Musty smell inside and could not open windows in the kitchen, dining room or bedrooms as no screens on windows or sign indicating not to open the windows. Kitchen window above the sink was dirty with an empty beer can on the window sill and bugs in the sink.. Carpet was soiled in many places and very dirty. Musty smell in the basement. The toilet was leaking and left a message there. Did not use the sun room as it was smelled as though it had not been aired out in a very long time. We read the reviews on-line and in the guest book and nothing like this was mentioned. We wondered if we were really that picky but this is how we felt about it. The location was wonderful and the view was great. Hate to be negative but really could use some improvements.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Once a year we went this so our family can stay and join us at our cabin. It is great to have everyone able to stay in one place

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 A$50.72
Additional Guest Fee A$12.68 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$253.6

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.