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New Vacation Home, Dramatic View Of Lake Pepin Just 1 1/4 Hrs From Twin Cities

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Home Comfortably Sleeps 6 Guests

This home is completely and thoughtfully equipped for guests year round. There is a large deck for full enjoyment of the lakeview during warm months of the year. During the cooler months, the living room with glass on three sides is equipped with a cozy parlor stove. There are 2 bathrooms, on the main floor, one with a jetted tub, a kitchen with dishwasher and dining area. The breakfast bar is a great spot for morning coffee or an evening cocktail. For guests with mobility challenges, there is one sleeping space on the main floor.

Property Manager
John Myklebust
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About John Myklebust

Three generations of the Conlon Family of Iowa have enjoyed the Minnesota side of Lake Pepin for the past 10 years. The home is located in a quiet residential area of full time and second home owners mainly from the Midwest. The view from this home is restful and yet dramatic. The Wisconsin Bluffs across the approximately three miles of water beckon the tourist to come hither and explore. The up river direction in just a 15 minute drive means that visitors can explore historic Red Wing, MN. The Conlons have enjoyed many drives around the lake. Their love for the area is evident in home that is now offered for the first time to others as a Vacation Rental. The Wisconsin scenery is set against a backdrop of dramatic, high bluffs. The charming villages of Maiden Rock, Stockholm, Pepin, WI and Nelson hug the shoreline. The Nelson Creamery is a popular destination for cheese, lunches and an afternoon ice cream, especially on a hot summer's day.

Wine Trail

100 Mile Garage Sale

Fall Colors

John Myklebust purchased this house in 2005

Why John Myklebust chose Minnesota

It is easily accessible from the Twin Cities, Rochester, Minnesota and La Crosse, WI

What makes this house unique

The dramatic view of Lake Pepin and the Wisconsin side of the water is one of the most spectacular in the area. This is a view that a visitor could well pay much more in other parts of the USA


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Minneapolis St. Paul International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Read's Landing Brewing Company
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Red Wing, Minnesota
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 61
Car: necessary

There are things to do year round. The area has abundant beautiful fall foliage. The Great River Road offers numerous wineries and tours. Lake Pepin is known for sail boating and fishing. Kayaking, tubing and canoeing also offer the visitor a chance to get close to nature. Winters mean cross country and down hill skiing at one of 3 area hills. A short drive to Wabasha means visitors can visit The ever popular National Eagle Center. This year round nature center provides viewing and educational insights about the ever popular Bald Eagle. A drive around the perimeter of Lake Pepin provides numerous spots for fun and entertainment. Nelson, WI is known for the popular Nelson Creamery, pleasant environment and a huge variety of cheese located in the deli


Lake City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , First level adjacent to the KItchen
    Main Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub , First Level adjacent to a landscaped outdoor space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 double
    Hide-a-bed - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed. Private deck off the bedroom with another fabulous view of Lake Pepin. With a vaulted ceiling with glass separates bedroom from the space above the Dining Room. There is a separate stairway from the Living Room to this space.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • water skiing
Conlon House is a quiet place to enjoy the views and the many attractions of the area. A drive around the lake is about 85 miles. Scenic highway 61 takes you up-river to Redwing, cross to WI on 63 to The Great River Road (35) turn right on West Coast of Wisconsin to Bay City, Maiden Rock, Stockholm and Pepin. Each village has its own personality &a variety of food & retail. Eat at Nosh in Lake City, Staghead in Redwing, Chef Shack in Bay City, & Smiling Pelican Bakery in Maiden Rock, Stockholm Pie Company & General Store, Gelly's, Bogus Cafe, and lots of retail in Stockholm. Continue downriver to Home Made Cafe, Cucina Ceci, Harbor View Cafe, Pickle factory, Garden Pub and Ralph & Mary's in Pepin. J & J Barbeque and the Nelson Creamery in Nelson. Cross the Mississippi to Wabasha to the National Eagle Center, Slipperys (remember Grumpy Old Men), Stacy's Kitchen & the Coffee Mill ski & golf. Lark Toy factory in Kellog. Reads Landing Brew Pub, Reads Landing, MN. Enjoy the drive.


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New Vacation Home, Dramatic View Of Lake Pepin Just 1 1/4 Hrs From Twin Cities
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

_great getaway, very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

surrounding towns are great visiting places; beautiful view in quaint house/cabin

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful views, all amenities, excellent condition

  • 5 of 5

Great location with views from huge deck, living and bedrooms. Convenient access to Lake City and Wabasha. Great condition and excellently stocked and maintained.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was very nice, comfortable and clean. And the view is fantastic! We enjoyed the peace and quiet; and yet it is very close to both Lake City and Wabasha.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red Lodge, MT.

Lake City Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely few days, five miles outside of Lake City, at this beautiful home overlooking Lake Pepin. The house was very clean and well stocked. John provided great information about things to do in the area. I would definitely recommend a stay here. The fall colors would be wonderful from the livingroom windows.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really liked our weekend at the Conlon House. When we first arrived, the hot water wasn't working (not sure why), but I contacted the manager immediately and he got back to me right away and had someone out to fix it (it was a very small reset that needed to happen) really quickly. The house was clean, cozy and very comfortable. I'll be recommending it to my friends and family who want a weekend away!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Bend

Great Lake Home

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I wanted to visit some wineries in Wisconsin and Minnesota. We tried to find a location central to all the places we went to. The house was nicely decorated with a beautiful deck. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate for us that weekend and we couldn't enjoy the HUGE deck. It would be a great place to stay in summer and early fall. The family room has all windows along the wall facing the lake. Such a gorgeous view of the lake from inside! The layout of the bedrooms is very unique. Both bedrooms have a glass window that overlooks the downstairs. The only downfall was that there isn't a bathroom upstairs. We also were disappointed that we were unable to use the jet bath because there wasn't enough hot water in the evenings. Overall we would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.88%

In the event of a cancellation the guest is obligated to pay an administrative fee of 20% of the rental cost if the cancellation is requested prior to 2-weeks before the scheduled stay. If cancellation is requested 2-weeks or less before the scheduled stay the fee is 75% of the rental fee. The reservation can be rescheduled for a fee of $100.00, however, dates are subject to availability.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.