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Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Trudi Schaefer
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Red Wing

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
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
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Full size Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
Fabulous view of the Wisconsin channel of the Mississippi River.


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Lovely Home on the Mississippi River, Six Miles from Red Wing
average rating of 4.5086207 based on 116 reviews

If I could give this more stars, I absolutely would. Absolutely a 10/10 - I would HIGHLY recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This was hands-down the loveliest home - share I have ever had the pleasure of staying in! Trudi's hospitality, flexibility & attention to detail is absolutely impeccable. The home itself is absolutely beautiful, with a SPECTACULAR view over the bluffs - this alone would be enough to make it a memorable stay, but with the addition of all the little details like brochures for everything you could think of to do in Red Wing, two pairs of binoculars and a bird watching guide book, a multi-page binder full of all the information you would need in order to answer literally any question you might have about your stay, and fully-stocked EVERYTHING (seriously, you need extra blankets? check. forgot to bring shampoo or a blow dryer? check. need any kind of batteries for anything? check. want to have a fire? there's plenty of wood for the outside fire pit as well as dura-logs for the indoor fireplace... I could go on!), we were lacking in absolutely nothing. On top of all of this, Trudi always replied promptly to all communications and was very accommodating with our request to check out a bit later than the listed time.

I cannot stress enough how much we enjoyed our stay here!!! we will definitely be coming back again :)

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: i don't know what to do here. I can barely fit my head through the doorway it has swelled up so much! What a charming couple, what a lovely review. As the season heats up (i.e., if Spring ever arrives) I know that Windbeam House will get busier, the laundry will start to overwhelm me and I'll have to work even harder to make sure the everyone feels like this couple. I'll just have to remember to take a breath, enjoy all the new guests. . . and remember this review. Thank you!
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wonderful home with amazing view of Mississippi

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Windbeam House. We were also thankful that Paul and Trudi were flexible and allowed us to have a rehearsal dinner for our son's wedding there, despite the property being hit by a bit of a windstorm the evening before we moved in! The house is very roomy and the kids loved playing in the sun room especially!

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have your rehearsal dinner at Windbeam House. I knew from the beginning that you would enjoy the view and the amount of space inside. You were so very calm and understanding about the problems we faced with two large trees landing on the house 2 days before your stay. Whew! I'm glad it all still worked for you (and that the house is still standing!)
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Nice house with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed. Great views and comfortable beds. Plenty of space for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time, even if you couldn't all come. i saw from the note you left in our guest book that you took quite a tour of things in the area. That's great! In all seasons there are so many interesting places to visit, to eat and to shop. Good for you! Come again and take advantage of our return guest discount. Trudi
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Roomy home, beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

This was a great choice for a girl’s getaway with a bedroom for everyone and 2 1/2 baths, and spacious living and dining rooms. The view over Goose Lake—a side channel of the Mississippi River—is beautiful from inside the home and outside on the lawn high above the water. Lots to do within a short drive across the bridge in Red Wing and south on the Wisconsin side of the river.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The views are stunning and the beds are very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Room to spread out and four bedrooms for privacy. The views are stunning and convenient location!

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice accomodations, really appreciate the attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

We plan to return, and would highly recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Red Wing

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$55.34 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$276.7

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 cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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