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Cyclin-Up Inn 3 br home overlooking Whalan and the Root River Trail, Pet Friendl

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful House, georgous view, great location

The house sleeps 8 in 3 queen sized beds and one full size futon. It has 2 bathrooms and an awesome view. In the front yard there is a softball park, complete with teeter-totters, slide, swings and fire pit. The house has hardwood floors and is pet friendly. The small town of Whalan is located just 4 miles east of Lanesboro. You can walk, drive, swim, kayak, bike, or canoe between the two towns. The property is located just one block off the Root River State Bicycle Trail and about 3 blocks from the World Famous Pie Shop.

This 100+ year old house has been moved, from its original location across from the pie shop, and is now overlooking Gator Greens Mini Golf. The house has been gutted to the studs and totally redone. Great location for the cycling enthusiasts of all ages. Whalan is located just 4 miles from Lanesboro, and 8 miles from Peterson. It is some of the flattest parts of the trail, offering great views of the bluffs as well as the river.

More Details

Tammy Hughes
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Tammy Hughes

Duane and I (Tammy) own and operate this house. Duane is originally from Lanesboro, and is a wonderful tour guide. He offers Horse drawn wagon rides, and jeep tours up and down the bluffs near Whalan. Tammy is originally from Duluth, and has migrated south. She works at the Mayo Clinic in Research PT and runs the Mini Golf course and keeps the guests happy.

Tammy Hughes purchased this house in 2013

Why Tammy Hughes chose Whalan

This house was 'Free to a good home', but we had to move it 4 blocks and completely remodel it. We put it on a walk out basement, and placed a large 10x20 deck overlooking the mini golf course, bike trail and the river. The inside offers 3 bedrooms all with great views. Lots of wild life to experience, deer, squirrels, birds and the like. Private setting.

What makes this house unique

This house has a great view, wonderful deck and exceptional city park in your front yard, which includes a baseball diamond, fire pit, swings teeter totters, slides and monkey bars that is one of Whalan's best kept secrets. Located near the end of Bench Street, it offers you a private, wooded adventure. Nestled along side the original homestead of John Whalahann. John deeded the property to the city of Whalan and thus created Whalan. The house is currently being remodeled too. The house is located just one block off the Root River State Bicycle trail, allowing for Cycling enthusiasts great access to the trail.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Whalan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Down Stairs bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , This bathroom is adjacent to the Master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Sm Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Faces the city park
    Down Stairs Master - 1 large double bed , This is the master bedroom which has an adjoining bathroom
    Large Upstairs Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Overlooking the deck, and the Gator Greens Mini golf course
    Basement living area - 1 double bed , There is a full size futon located in the sitting room
  • Master bedroom in walk out portion of house. Has adjoining bath and laundry facilities. (Down Stairs)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
We offer Horse Drawn Wagon Rides and Sleigh rides, year around. We also offer Bluff Country Jeep Tours, only available when conditions allow. (no snow)


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Cyclin-Up Inn 3 br home overlooking Whalan and the Root River Trail, Pet Friendl
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews

Great location and perfect house for 4 adults to relax and enjoy the area!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It was the perfect location in the quiet town of Whalan midway on the trail between the eastern and western ends! It was close enough to Lanesboro to be convenient but far enough away to feel like we had some peace from the crowds. The house fits 6 but was a perfect fit for 4 adults to not feel overcrowded. We were very happy to have the park next door with a fire pit to use both nights we stayed and the weather couldn't have been better while we were there. And the beds were very comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki, Thank you. I am glad you liked our house. Please come again. Tammy & Duane
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Like staying with at clean, outdoorsy Grandma's house

  • 4 of 5

We choose this property because we were looking for a central location from which to explore surrounding outdoor activities with our four small children and dog. The house was clean and safe for them, it gave us room to spread them out so we got some sleep, and the park was perfect for entertaining them while we packed and unpacked and cooked. There are two bedrooms upstairs, a main level bathroom, and a true bedroom with an attached bathroom and another sitting room that can be converted to a bedroom in the basement. The basement does walk out. We had a campfire one night! The house is in great condition and was spotless. There's not excess clutter, which is helpful when you've got littles.

The only possible thing that could be improved is inclusion of bath towels. We had to pack two wet ones for the way home.

Thank you for sharing your home with us. Great location and quiet spot.

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring Break

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and very comfortable. The weather was a little cool but we were able to get out and bike each day of our stay. Location is great as you are very near the bike trail. We saw turkeys, eagles and deer while we were out and about. One evening we had a campfire in the park and were able to do some star gazing. The only thing I would change is to bring some pans for cooking especially for breakfast as the ones at the house were a challenge to keep food from sticking. Kitchen has all other items needed. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

We were traveling for business in the area and stayed here. A short drive to our place of business and the wildlife was everywhere. Eagles, hawks, deer ... wish we could have stayed longer. The deer walk right around the house both early morning and late evening. Oh, and the beds were very comfortable. All the amenities of home. Thanks for a very nice visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Great retreat for bikers riding the Root River Trail. This house is in sleepy little Whalan, MN. If you want more in the way of restaurants and shopping, Lanesboro is less than a 5 mile ride on the trail.

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying. Come again.
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Lovely and quiet

  • 4 of 5

We came during a few weekdays in August. The house was nice and clean, on the end of a quiet street. In the summer, you can only see trees - which is nice - but down the hill from the deck is the bike trail and river. We enjoyed being able to hop on our bikes and ride around town, or down to the river or into Lanesboro 4.5 miles away. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
ROchester, MN
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Parkway Pub
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 16
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Aroma World Famous Pie shoop
Nearest Beach
1 block

The house is located one block off the Root River and the Root River State Bicycle, offering over 62 miles of paved trails along the bluffs, and the river.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Whalan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
peak Season 2017
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Off Season 2018-19
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$67.19

We have a reservation fee (1/3 of rental amount) that can be paid by check. We will hold reservations for one week if you wish to send a check or money order. You will receive a confirmation packet of your reservation by mail. Final Payment is required before check in. We accept check, money order, cashier’s check.

Cancellation Policy You are financially responsible for the entire confirmed res

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.
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