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Weekend Special! $295/ night June 15-18 (for any 2+ consecutive nights).

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Beautiful Historic Home with ample space for relaxation and conversation! 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.

Eric and Tara Corson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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 Preston

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 -
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Weekend Special! $295/ night June 15-18 (for any 2+ consecutive nights).
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
La Crescent, MN

the most PERFECT weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This home was welcoming and warm from the minute you drive up. It was VERY clean, beds comfy and the owners were absolutely fantastic! Tara is such a sweetheart, making sure we had everything we needed. The home is beautiful the pictures don't do it justice. Outside patio was perfect for our wine tasting. All 10 of us were so happy with it. Close enough to Lanesboro for all our needs but we're content in this charming home and neighborhood. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy (and the rest of your group) Thank you so much for your glowing review! We so enjoyed your group as guests! We hope you visit again! Tara and Eric
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Beautiful and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is charming and roomy, perfect for a group of people. Conveniently located near the bike trail. The beds are extremely comfortable, and the bedding is impeccable. Tara was accessible to help us out if needed. Would definitely rent again!

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I live in the Twin Cities in Minnesota

Beautiful old home, as described

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely, comfortable home. Our stay was marred by the weather. It was unbelievably humid for the entire time, so much so that we never were able to ride our bikes, and that was the purpose of the trip. I think the humidity was uncharacteristic of the location, but there it was. Thankfully, the home had air conditioners all over the place, and they were wonderful. The house was spacious, immaculate, and had just about everything we could need. We love to cook while traveling, and this home made it a pleasure. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Thanks for providing such a great place!

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you as guests. We hope you return again!
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Large enough for plenty of people.

  • 4 of 5

We had nine adults and five kids stay in the house and fifteen more of the family members stay at Trailhead Inn. Every one came to the house for meals and backyard activities. Everyone thought it was great. The bike trail is about two blocks away. We went tubing on the Root River.

Had a great time.

Clark Anderson

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to stay for a long weekend at this home. It was a lovely bike ride to and from several small towns near by. The backyard was shaded part of the evening allowing for corn hold to be played. Our family of 8 fit well in the house, we had to do some furniture shuffle for the dining room table setting, but it was just fine. Ice cream shop in town was fun to visit too!

Would recommend, it was lovely and very fun!

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

This turned out to be the perfect home base for two families in town during Preston's Trout Days festival and the Almanzo bike races. The hosts were on top of all the details, before and after our stay, and were gracious and welcoming in all communications. We don't have much experience in shared lodging market, if I can call it that, but these hosts set a high bar for future experiences.

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your gliwing review! We so enjoy hosting different families and groups in our Vacation "Home Away from Home." We hope you return next year during the Almonzo Ride... and hopefully the weather will cooperate!
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$203.18
Pet Fee AU$67.73
Damage Deposit AU$270.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.