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Private, Relaxing, 2 Story Country Home

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Full Kitchen

Cozy, relaxing, private home environment 5.5 miles southwest of Wadena. Children enjoy gathering eggs from chickens for breakfast.

Children enjoy bottle feeding baby lambs when neighboring farm sheeps are lambing. Several rooms original woodwork and hardwood floors. Open staircase in living room and great countryside views from large windows throughout house. One bedroom and bathroom (shower/tub) on main floor and 4 bedrooms and bathroom (shower) second floor. Full kitchen, large yard with plenty of room for parking. .

Great get away retreat which may accommodate as many as 10 people 8 comfortably. Unique place for small group retreats, quilters, scrapbookers. Ideal for families coming to area for holidays, weddings, and family gatherings.

Several-hundred Acres available for 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Cross country trails and mountain bike trails at Blacksgrove Park 3.5 miles away.

Across the road and down the lane enjoy a running creek and a pond. Great place for a camp fire. Enjoy seeing deer and wild turkeys in backyard and nearby acreage, along with ducks and geese at the creek and pond.

More Details

Mary K. Malone
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
1 September, 2018

About Mary K. Malone

My husband grew up 1/4 mile south of this property and we purchased the farmstead 1/4 mile north of property 39 years ago. We enjoy the country life. We have raised 5 daughters who have throughly enjoyed creek that runs through property as they were growing up.

Mary K. Malone purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Mary K. Malone chose Wadena

This property borders our farmstead. We rented the cropland for over ten years. In October of 2012 we had opportunity to purchase the farm to expand our crop farm operation. Big decision for us was do we demolish the old farm house or fix it up as rental. We choose to fix it up.

What makes this farmhouse unique

I fell in love with the character of this old house. Its open staircase, old painted woodwork, hardwood floors and great countryside views from the large windows are a delight to share with other. I have seen deer and wild turkeys many times through these windows as we were fixing this old house up.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Wadena

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly installed with tile shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Blue Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , New, very comfortable mattress
    Main Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , New very comfortable mattress, High brass headboard
    Tan Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Gray Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
    Cream Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private, Relaxing, 2 Story Country Home
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Could not have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from one of the best vacations ever! We came here with my 6 year old and 8 year old. They got a true farm experience. They collected eggs every morning from the chickens, got tractor rides, fed the sheep, played with baby kittens, kayaked down the beautiful creek, caught minnows, got lost in corn fields, played in the hayloft, had bonfires and more. We could not be more grateful to have found this gem. I can say with certainty that we will be back. Thanks for everything, Greg and Mary!

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Julie, for choosing our place for your vacation. We loved how your family explored everything we have to offer here. It is a fun time of year to take in the beauty here. Mary & I look forward to having your family back!!
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Great home for our family

  • 5 of 5

We attended our son's wedding in Hewitt and stayed at this lovely country home in Wadena. It was a great stay! Thank you to the Malone's for a clean, peaceful setting. We had fresh eggs in the morning and we were thrilled to have air conditioning to make our stay so comfortable! The house is well-equipped with all the dishes and appliances for a wonderful stay. We would definitely stay there again when we are in the area. Thank you! The Robins Family

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Green Bay WI

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the farmhouses at Christmas time so it really feels like we are coming home. It is a great place to get together with family in and outside the area and build family memories.

Thank you to The Malone’s for all you do to make this possible.

The Roiko’s

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy having your family come and stay. We love providing that gathering place where families can come together. That is the most rewarding part of this business.
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 loved staying at this home! We loved the rooms, the kitchen, the yard--really, all of the indoor and outdoor spaces. The girls loved the chickens and couldn't wait to check for eggs each day. We spent a day at Itasca SP, and another at Bemidji, but it was so nice to come back here each evening. Our last full day, we didn't drive anywhere--did some kayaking, 4-wheeling, bean bag tossing, holding lambs, and just enjoyed staying there the whole day. Hope we can make it back again sometime! Thank you, Greg & Mary, for such an enjoyable stay!

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas Area

Wonderful place to relax. Fantastic owners!

  • 5 of 5

A real gem just outside Wadena. The house is spacious and very well maintained and the property is huge! Lots to do here like minnow fishing, kayaking, star gazing, or just wading in the creek. We all loved feeding the chickens (no roosters to wake you up) and collecting eggs each day.

The owners are super nice. Greg and Mary were so kind and generous with their time. They showed us around the property and made us feel right at home. Greg even took time out to show the boys some of the big farm equipment which they all loved (Dad liked it too).

We have stayed at many rental properties over the years and the bar has certainly been raised now. I think the kids summed it up best when they all agreed "Best VRBO property ever!"

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so fun to watch families like yours take in all that is available for them to enjoy here. We so appreciated your family's grateful attitude. We so enjoyed having you as guests.
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Can we give six stars!?! Amazing place to experience farm life in rural Minnesota

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home to get away to a place of peace and quiet while some of our kids were at a camp in Western Minnesota. While in a rural setting (& very quiet) the home is not too far from the small town of Wadena. We were pleasantly surprised with just how quiet and peaceful it was, yet with opportunities to be busy and explore the farm, which made for some great memories for us, and our four youngest children who were with us.

Adventures found us feeding lambs, touring the farm, walking and kayaking down the creek, finding tree houses, exploring corn fields, and biking at a nearby mountain bike park (10 min away). We spent much more time at the house than we thought we would, not needing to go far to find things to do. The yard is nice and large, plenty enough for lots of running, throwing ball, playing games, campfires, s'mores, even chasing fireflies - which for us folk from Colorado was a very rare treat!

The home was well kept, stays nice and cool on hot days, offered a place of rest and relaxation from our adventures. We played board games, built a puzzle on the sitting room table and watched an occasional movie on the tv via Netflix. (FYI, we have verizon and had great LTE coverage at the home. Their DVD player has Netflix and we connected to that by way of my iphones hot spot. Worked just fine!).

The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals in house - and even bake brownies, of course!

Water was a bit strange for us, but we might be sensitive based on what we are used to. It is connected to a filter but we still chose to bring in bottled water.

Greg and Mary and their daughter Nichole were awesome hosts and went out of their way to make our stay great at every turn. They quickly became friends, rather than mere hosts.

All-in-all, a most awesome experience, much more than we had expected. We will most definitely be going back with the entire family!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed your family taking in all the amenities that were available. We love sharing this serene property with others.
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Uptown
Nearest Golf
8.5 Miles
Whitetail Run
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak, Staples
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
MN State Highway 29
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Harvest Thyme Bistro, Los Jalapenos, Pizza Ranch
Nearest Ski
3.5 Miles
Blacksgrove Park - Cross Country Sking
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Portage Lake and Otter Tail Lake
Car: necessary

Creek running through property acreage; great for

4 wheeling; enjoy seeing deer, wild turkeys, ducks & geese; several Amish communities within 5 mile radius


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse around the Wadena

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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