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Winter Special! Name Your Price! More details in description

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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About the property

Huge 6 Bedroom, 1.5 bathroom historic estate with large yard & upstairs balcony

Winter Special: Name Your Price. No Reasonable Offer Refused! Come enjoy all the winter activities the Root River Valley has too offer! Snow shoe or cross country ski the Root River Bike Trail, snowmobile the areas groomed trails, go sledding in the backyard, book a sleigh ride at Iron Wood Springs, watch "A Christmas Carol" at the Commonweal Theater.

***Offer only good for bookings made after October 1***

***Offer only good November 1-April 30***

***You must still pay the $150 cleaning fee, taxes and Homeaway fees***

Our historic home is located in the town of Preston, MN. Preston is 8 miles away from Lanesboro, MN. Our guests enjoy the peace and quiet of Preston with the amenities of Lanesboro a short drive or bike ride away. This property has many unique, original features that one cannot find elsewhere including beautiful stained glass windows, exquisitely carved wooden fireplace and pillars, large upstairs balcony with seating, beveled glass windows in every door, original light fixtures, built in cabinets, original hardwood floors and doors, original functioning radiator system that is very unique, and grand staircase. Even the ceilings feature intricate wooden beams. Each bedroom has brand new beds, top line sheets and feather pillows, new shades and window treatments, new Roku flat screen televisions (in the 3 queen bedrooms) and DVD combination flat screen televisions (in the twin sized bedrooms). Wifi is available on-site. The house has a large indoor front porch with sitting areas and swing. A laundry area with new front-loading washer and dryer is provided for guest use along with detergent. The house has an outside private patio area with table and chairs and gas grill. There is also a small covered back deck in case it starts to rain. There is a fire pit with chairs for everyone who wants a s'more or nighttime campfire. There is parking room for at least five cars, and a basketball hoop in the driveway. The reading room comes complete with recliners for relaxing while you soak in the sun or listen to the rain outside. We provide books and games on site or bring your own. The kitchen is filled with stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave. Brand new dishes and utensils are also provided for guest use, and our guests can either eat at the four seat island in the kitchen or the six seat table in the dining room under the original lighting and stain glass window. The living room boasts an exquisite hand carved wooden mantle and fireplace that is one of a kind along with brand new couch, loveseat and chair, and large flatscreen TV. This is a one of a kind property unlike anything else in the area.

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Eric and Tara Corson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Eric and Tara Corson

Eric and Tara have lived in Fillmore County their entire lives, and in fact, Eric has lived next door to the property his entire life. They still reside next door and are available to care for any of your needs while you stay in the home. Eric is a local attorney and Tara is a pre-school teacher. They and their three children are very familiar with Fillmore County and all of its beauty, charm and fun. They believe you will fall in love with the area too and all that it has to offer. They look forward to having you as a guest in this home.

Eric and Tara Corson purchased this house in 2012

Why Eric and Tara Corson chose Minnesota

Eric has lived next door to this historic property for 35 years and always wanted to restore it to its original condition. This property has many unique, original features that one cannot find elsewhere including beautiful stained glass windows, exquisitely carved wooden fireplace and pillars, large upstairs balcony, beveled glass, original light fixtures, original hardwood floors and doors, original functioning radiator system that is very unique, and grand staircase. This is a one of a kind property unlike anything else in the area.

What makes this house unique

This property is located on a quiet street three blocks from the Root River Bike Trailhead. It is four blocks from downtown Preston. Preston is seven miles away from Lanesboro, Minnesota so you can get all of the benefits of Lanesboro without all of the crowds. The house has a large back yard with a fire pit for campfires, and a basketball hoop in the driveway. There is a brand new washer and dryer on site for guest use. This is one of the largest non-B&B homes in the area that is available as a vacation rental by owner. As described above, this home is packed with unique original features that have been preserved in the house. This is a beautiful, quiet neighborhood that you will enjoy visiting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Preston

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Antique Claw Foot Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Winter Special! Name Your Price! More details in description
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful House - Perfect for Get-Away with Friends

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a group of friends for a winter get-away and it was perfect! There is a big room for gathering together and lots of bedrooms with assorted arrangements. The house is beautiful with lots of early-20th century character. The hosts were great to work with and very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Five of us stayed at this Preston hideaway and had a fabulous weekend! We used all the space in the house and had a bonfire our last night with a beautiful full moon. The house was great - beds were comfortable, plenty of room, and the character of the house is present everywhere. We shopped in Lanesboro down to Harmony and had great eating and drinking experiences along the way. Thanks to Tara for meeting us, giving us the history of the house and making our stay so memorable!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a very positive experience.

  • 5 of 5

We were 5 friends sharing the house for the weekend. The listing description was accurate as to location, layout and amenities. It's an older house that has plenty of space for people to congregate or spend some quiet time alone. There's a sun porch on the ground floor and a balcony (off one of the bedrooms) on the second floor, as well as a large living room and dining room. The house has been well maintained. Tara (the owner) was very pleasant and helpful (especially when we locked ourselves out of the house). She and Eric made themselves available, in case we had any problems. We were in the area to do some biking. Both the Root River Trail and the Harmony Preston Trail, were very nice to bike. We had a lovely time and would highly recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful experience, our 2nd time visiting. A very quiet and restful environment. Only a short distance from the trail. Very accomodating, definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, historic, spacious, and memorable!

  • 4 of 5

This property wonderfully accommodated our large group of 3 families - 6 adults and 6 kids. 2 kiddos slept on sofas but there would have been plenty of room on the floor in one of the queen bedrooms had we remembered our air mattresses. Beautiful outdoor space! Kids enjoyed running around the yard, we all enjoyed the patio with grill. Kitchen was large enough to accommodate gatherings around meal prep and overflow dining space. Dining room was a great place to eat and enjoy games. Everything was clean including bedding and towels. Great to have laundry accommodations if we would have needed them for a longer stay. A couple visits from neighborhood dog and cats. We took advantage of close proximity to the trail and Mystery Caves. It was a beautiful, historic home and we enjoyed it immensely!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice quiet place to stay. Great old house.

  • 5 of 5

Real close to Lanesboro. Loved the veranda.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Rochester, MN
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Winona, MN
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Whitewater State Park Beach, St. Charles MN
Car: necessary

Preston is know as Minnesota's trout capital! This historic home is located near many freshwater trout streams that are restocked by the fish hatchery in Lanesboro. Take a tour of the National Trout Center just blocks away or try a guided trout tour from one of our local outfitters! Leisurely tube or canoe down the Root River or hike in one of the many local state parks. Preston is a bikers dream hub with the Root River State Trail and the Harmony-Preston Valley Trail located just BLOCKS from your Home Away From Home! Preston is only 8 miles from Lanesboro which hosts a live theater and many specialty shops.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Preston

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$262
Cleaning Fee A$197 + Tax
Pet Fee A$66 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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