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40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront

40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 26, 2014
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 13)

"Lion Downe" cottage, the perfect get-away with all the extras (new large hot tub, free WIFI, satellite, firewood, etc.) , located in the heart of the Rush River Valley, along the scenic Mississippi corridor with brand new large hot tub and expanded deck with unparalleled views of Lake Pepin and the surrounding majestic bluffs.

Stunning log home, as featured in Log Home Living Magazine, is nestled in the bluffs, with breathtaking views of Lake Pepin from every room in the house, and from the large deck. The serenity and cozy feeling is accentuated from the surrounding 40 acres of private majestic hard wood forest. 660 foot of lake frontage, easily accessible from the lake (but not from cottage up in bluffs), with variable sandy beach depending on the season. Located 13 miles downriver of Red Wing, near the Wisconsin Villages of Maiden Rock, Stockholm and Pepin. Just 60 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport.

Fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, bird watching and relaxation right out side your back door. Shopping, fine restaurants, and quaint small towns with antiques, arts, crafts, and frequent festivals all within a short, pleasant drive along the lake shore.

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Sanctuary, house, home, lake home, hot tub, secluded, private, lakefront, riverfront, view, flat

More Details
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I someday hope to retire at Lion Downe Cottage with my wonderful wife, Heather. In the mean time we both work in the Twin Cities and get down to visit as often as possible with our family.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a great weekend! We loved the place even more than we expected after looking at all of the pics online! Hope to come back and visit again soon!!
Mar 2011
  • 1 of 82

Reviews

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40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p197314vb
Lake Pepin Central Wisconsin
Minneapolis
5

Quiet and Romantic Retreat

  • 5 of 5
WOW-
My wife and I snuck out of town for a short weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We were hoping for a quiet setting where we could enjoy eachothers company, a bottle of wine and a cozy fire. The cabin provided everything were were looking for and much more. Matter of fact, we enjoyed ourselves so much we contacted the property owner and arranged to stay an additional night.
The cabin was stunning, it reminded me of a gingerbread house, strategically located on the ridge of the bluff top with a perfect view of the Mississippi River/Lake Pepin.
It was very clean and tastefully decorated. We easily found all of the items we needed for our stay and took advantage of a few of the extras we stumbled across like the sound system on the main floor. The large stone fireplace became the focal point of our stay. I like the fact that it was easy to start and there was plenty of dry wood within close reach.
The spring leafless trees provided a panoramic view of water from nearly every window. We took advantage of the warm weather and walked the upper property strolling through the heavily wooded lot, taking in nature at its best. The long driveway and lightly traveled access road were great for taking a walk any time of day- the views of the Rush River Valley were specatular. We caught sight of a few eagles as they made their way around the river valley, soaring in the sky and even landing in a tree very close to the cabin, it was quite the spectacle.
I would recommend this property for a romantic get away, a girls weekend or a guys weekend. There are many great golf courses in the area, fishing, boating or simply sharing time together.
Thanks Rob for sharing this wonderful property, we'll definitely be coming back.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: WOW- Thanks for the wonderful review! We pride ourselves in making everything as enjoyable as possible for your stay with us at Lion Downe Cottage.
business
40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p197314vb
Lake Pepin Central Wisconsin
La Crosse, WI
5

Gorgeous home

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful place! I rented the house with 8 other women looking for a nice getaway. We shopped during the day and enjoyed all the amenities the house had to offer in the evening. It was exactly as described and extremely comfortable sleeping accommodations. Am looking forward to renting the house again in the fall.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
business
40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p197314vb
Lake Pepin Central Wisconsin
5

Simply Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
We were in awe of the beauty surrounding the cottage from the moment we arrived. The cottage was welcoming and it was the perfect place for us to enjoy a girls weekend. The listing was very accurate and the owner was spot-on with any questions and supplying all needed information. I would recommend this property and hope that we will be staying here again and would even like to go back with my family.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p197314vb
Lake Pepin Central Wisconsin
5

Clean, Beautiful & Great Customer Service!!!

Clean, Beautiful & Great Customer Service!!!
  • 5 of 5
Clean, beautiful and great customer service!! What more to say other than we should have stayed the week!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words!!
business
40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p197314vb
Lake Pepin Central Wisconsin
South of the River
5

Our 2nd Stay Here

  • 5 of 5
We love Lion Downe Cottage. It is the perfect retreat for our small group of girl friends to relax, unwind and laugh. Thank you for the beautiful time away, again! (PS - we'll be back...)
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We always strive to exceed our guests expectations and couldn't be happier to have more and more return guests as the years go by. Thank you!!
business
40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p197314vb
Lake Pepin Central Wisconsin
5

Great Summer Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I came to getaway for a weekend and this came with everything we asked for! Beautiful scenic views and we even went paddle boarding by the lake. Loved it! We're hoping to make this a summer tradition :)
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words!

Location

From the Owner

We chose to purchase Lion Downe Cottage as it is very close to the Twin Cities, has wonderful quaint towns nearby, great wildlife, fantastic restaurants, countless festivals, and is still one of the best kept secrets for a vacation!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ole's in Maiden Rock, Loft in Bay City at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Red Wing Golf Club, others nearby at 16 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 35 and 452nd St. at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Several in Bay City and Maiden Rock at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Coffee Mill in Wabasha; Afton Alps 10 mi. further at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : Colville Park, Red Wing at 12 Miles Car: recommended

Perfect getaway located in the heart of the Rush River Valley along the scenic Mississippi corridor. Located 13 miles downriver of Red Wing, near the Wisconsin Village of Maiden Rock, just 60 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport. Fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, bird watching and relaxation right out side your back door. Shopping, fine restaurants, and quaint small towns with antiques, arts, crafts, and frequent festivals all within a short pleasant drive along the lake shore.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are for 2 guests; add $25 per night/guest for each additional guest regardless of age. Cash, Check, secure online payment via echeck, Visa , MC or Discover accepted. *Website calculated rate is not always accurate. There is a $100 cleaning fee regardless of length of stay or number of guests. We occasionally will rent for one night and make exceptions to our no pet policy, please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund

Amenities

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Loft
  • King size beds (1) New King Bed in lower level suite!, Queen size Beds (3) Two Queens in upstairs suite bedroom (one in small space off main room) and sofabed in Great Room (see convertible bed section for more detail). , Double Beds (1) New Double Memory Foam Mattress in loft., Twin or Single Beds (3) Extra long twin new Memory Foam mattress in downstairs bedroom. Two extra long twin Memory Foam Mattresses in new loft., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable Queen bed with springs and adjustable air from the new leather sofa.

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Japanese soaking tub, Jacuzzi bath, new shower in upstairs suite, outdoor hot tub, incredible views, ultimate in serenity and privacy with 40 acres of surrounding forest, free firewood!
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