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Bluff View Guest House

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

This modern rental home provides privacy and comfort, with central air and fans. It includes two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds, along with a large great room, with a queen size memory foam mattress and a gas fireplace, plus a complete kitchen with dishes and dishwasher. The master bedroom has a walkout balcony; and, there's a 12'X20' deck, with grill, off the kitchen. Stepping down there's a decorative patio, with chimnea, which also provides a secluded, scenic view to enjoy the company of family and friends.

Property Manager
L. Johnson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018


Whalan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • water tubing
We ask that our guests provide their own bath towels, kitchen towels, personal soaps and shampoos. Sheets are provided, along with soap at each sink, as well as dish and dishwasher detergents. Dishes, silverware, pots and pans, toaster, electric mixer, coffee maker, utensils, (also for grill) and more are provided. There is charcoal and lighter fluid for the grill.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Bluff View Guest House
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Sweet Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been more comfortable or content at this sweet home in the midst of Bluff Country. It had all the amenities we needed and a fully equipped kitchen, beautiful deck with large table & comfy chairs & large fire pit area below for evening fires & marshmallow roasts. Close proximity to Lanesboro shops, restaurants & theatre & many area attractions to enjoy & scenic wonders to take in. The hosts are so accommodating & checked in to ensure we didn't have any questions or needs, & offered advice on area happenings. We look forward to our next visit & will definitely return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate these and all of our wonderful guests.
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Nice, quiet place for a weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

This house was very cared for by the owners....perfect for a long weekend away to bike, hike, laze on the river, shop, etc...

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cute and well cared for.

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice, well cared for property a half a block from the Root River trail and right across the corner from the pie shop. It was fabulous. My wife and kids loved it. The place was comfortable and spacious for our four-person family.

I'm inclined to ding it a little bit, because it doesn't have wifi in a town with very poor cell phone reception. But I don't think that's enough of a problem to demote the place a full star and, honestly, we all could use a weekend disconnected from the Internet for once. But keep that in mind if you stay here.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Awesome Place! 2nd Time here!

  • 5 of 5

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Really cute place!

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the trail. Really clean. Patio and chimnea an added bonus. We loved this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home is very clean and comfortable. This home is near the river and the bike paths.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay for the first time in the area. We will definitely be back and will stay here again. It is very accessible to everything in the area and we could kayak right to town. Great outfitters nearby will shuttle you where you need to go. We used Kenny with River Rats.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* canoe, kayak, and tube.

* fish.

* bike the scenic, paved trails.

* shop..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* bike.

* picnic.

* tube.

* fish.

* nature walks.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* bike.

* hike.

* fish.

* canoe, kayak, tube.

* explore nature.

Bluff View Guest House is nested in between scenic bluffs in Whalan, four miles east of Lanesboro on Highway 16. The Root River State Bike Trail, wonderful for biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing is one block from the house. The Root River, great for tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing runs adjacent to the bike trail.

Private Jeep Tours and Horse-drawn Wagon/Sleigh Rides are available, starting at the house, travelling through beautiful, scenic hills. There is an Aroma Pie Shoppe, a mini-golf (Gator Greens), and playground equipment next to the bike trail in Whalan. Enjoy the popular live CommonWeal Theatre, fine dining, shopping and more within five minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $900 - $1100

Peak Season: May-October --- $1100/week for
4 guests. Additional guests $22/person/day
Off-Peak: November-April --- $900/week for
2 guests. Additional guests $22/person/day
Check-In: 3:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.