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40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 29, 2016
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
  • Linens 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.

Speaks: english

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
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83 Reviews

4.8
based on 83 traveler reviews

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
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.
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

First of all the owners of the cabin are amazing. They responded to any questions or concerns ASAP and they even left a little welcome pacage for us when we arrived. The cabin is beautiful, beyond beautiful with plenty of sleeping space. I could see myself renting this cabin with my husband for an anniversary but this time it was for a bachelorette party. The bride loved it and so did all of us bridesmaids. There are so many things to do and the owners have a book there of all of the local shops, activities and resturants! I would recommend this cabin to anyone and for any occasion.

Thank you for everything,

- Janet and the wedding party :)

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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STUNNING property!! WONDERFUL to work with!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough great things about this property and also working with the owner's! Our entire experience was great-- from the beginning stages of working with Rob who was always available and quick to reply, to the beautiful home that had everything we could have dreamed of. We rented the cabin for a girl's weekend and there was 12 of us and the house was the perfect size. Everyone got a bed and everyone kept talking about how it was the most comfortable beds they've ever slept in!

The views from the deck and absolutely stunning! We spent a lot of time on the deck and it was the perfect size with plenty of chairs and seating. The log cabin is even more beautiful that the photos show. We were all so happy!

Thank you again for a wonderful weekend! We've decided we'll be coming back every summer as long as the cabin is available to rent. THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Very well maintained. Easy to work with owners. If you are looking for rest and relaxation in a breathtaking environment - this is the place for you. Have already recommended to friends and family. Hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies Get-Away

  • 4 of 5

Your home was beautiful...the scenic overlook view spectacular. Just be careful taking your luggage down to the home...the wagon can indeed get away from you! The home was filled with all the amenities listed in the ad..very, very relaxing! And to top it off a huge eagle decided to land in the tree right outside the dining room window! Sleeping accommodations were a little strange for seventy year old women (climbing a ladder to the loft was definitely out!) but for a younger group it would be great.Totally enjoyed our brief stay. (PS...Bring bug spray!)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we do love it when the eagles soar overhead or land in one of the trees outside of the Cottage!
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The.canin is a amazing property, the view is breath taking, the cabin is spacious and beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed every minute we were there. We spent most of our time on the deck or in the hot tub. The weather was perfect. We had a larger group so the large table was great for eating and playing games at night. The sleeping was a little bit interesting but we made it work. Other then the mosquitos swarming while we loaded our cars I wouldn't have changed a thing.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and wonderful comments about our Cottage! We just signed up for a mosquito service and it has made a huge difference! ;)
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Location

Frontenac State Park
Ole's Bar and Grill
Harbor View Cafe
Vino in the Valley
A to Z Produce & Bakery
Flat Pennies Ice Cream
MT Frontenac Golf Course
Coffee Mill Ski Area
Red Wing Golf Club
Mississippi National Golf Links
Lake City Golf Club
Jewel Golf Club, The
Dan's Pepin Marina

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$325
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
$325
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Property Type

  • cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House

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
  • 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

  • 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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