Breath Taking Views and Quiet Serenity
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lake City house description
By the week or weekend - 60 miles south of Twin Cities on Highway 61 along the scenic Mississippi River Valley.
Park Place On Pepin located in Lake City, MN is a recently renovated, fully furnished four bedroom, two bath rental home offering spectacular views of beautiful Lake Pepin and surrounding bluffs.
* Four Bedrooms - two with queen beds, two with two twin beds each and a third queen bed in form of new sofa sleeper in a separate room; all linens provided
* Bathrooms: 2 Full (hand towels provided)
* Kitchen: fully equipped with microwave, built-in oven, ceramic top stove, dishwasher, ice maker, full laundry, seating for eight
* Dining room: seating for up to six
* Living room: huge picture window overlooking Lake Pepin
* Family room: bay window with lake view, gas fireplace, TV (Satellite), DVD, VCR, stereo
* Quiet flagstone patio overlooking lake, full rear porch overlooking landscaped perennial gardens
* Fire pit and Gas grill available
* Air conditioned with local phone service and off-street parking
* Public Swimming beach: one block
* Public boat launch and Marina: one block
* Tennis courts: one block
* Other: Restaurants, grocery, movie rental, pharmacy: four blocks
Keywords: Rental, House, Lakeside, Retreat, Vacation, Get Away
- 2400 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Living Room seats 5:
- Washing Machine:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Mobile Phone
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Lake View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Winery Tours
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Gambling Casinos
ReviewsWrite a review
I’m sorry to say that we were put off immediately when we walked into the house. It had an old “feel”. Then there were the notes hanging by the microwave and on the frame of the living room telling us that “These paper towels are for microwave use ONLY” and “DO NOT EAT in the living room something to do with food allergy”. We felt like we were being scolded and we just got there! Ya, not a warm fuzzy feeling by any means. It dampened the spirit of our vacation for a couple days. The description of the property, to us it was not accurate. There are NOT 4 bedrooms. A landing at the top of the stairs is not a bedroom. A bedroom consists of a room with a door. Two other couples that were with us had to walk thru our room….they did not feel comfortable about that at all. It should be listed as 3 bedrooms and a loft bedroom that way you’ll know that it is not a private sleeping area. For a girls weekend this would not be a big deal but, we had 4 couples and it was a big deal. And there are NOT two full baths….a full bath consists of a sink, tub, toilet and shower. The only shower in the place was in the master bedroom. So if you wanted to shower you had to walk thru another person’s sleeping area or wait until they got up. It was very inconvenient for a group of 8. . Had we known this we would not have stayed here. The place was clean with the exception of the bathroom that is right off the kitchen. It looked like it wasn’t cleaned in over a month. It probably wasn’t because no one would use it. The view out the living room window was beautiful. This house is within walking distance of restaurants, bars and antique shops. I’m not sure I’d recommend this place….I know we wouldn’t rent it again. Part of a vacation experience is the lodging…this place just didn’t measure up. If you do rent just beware of what you are getting.
- Guest Willma (St Cloud, MN)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 09/21/13
Owner response: We're deeply disappointed that these guests didn't previously indicate any issues to us so that we could have attempted to address them. They didn't mention anything when I checked in on them the evening of their arrival, or when I followed up on their stay via email. We've been in business since 2007, and this is our first negative review. We try to offer our guests earlier check-ins or later check-outs as we want them to enjoy our home and all the area has to offer. While not meant to 'dampen' spirits, we’ve found simple common-courtesy ‘requests’ such as using paper towels in the microwave – something unfortunately lost on these folks, saves us from a big mess, and of course, we are sensitive to potentially dangerous food allergies, so ask that food not be brought into bedrooms. I’m not sure what the expectations were of these guests, but our home is well detailed, with lots of photos and a full description of all that it offers. In addition to my detailed email, website photos and description, I also send a full color brochure with additional photos and detailed narrative of our home. We are proud of our property and truly want your stay to be an enjoyable experience as it has for hundreds of our previous guests. If there is anything we need to be made aware of, please let us know directly so that we may address it in a timely manner.
Peaceful Vacation Spot
Peaceful Vacation Spot
Our time as a family on Lake Pepin at Park Place was just terrific. A walk from the marina, a few blocks from the bakery, a jaunt to the restaurant... Eagles fishing on the lake in the morning. Evening sunsets. Sailing available. Just a great place to get away. Great for children who can spend hours on the little beach nearby.
- Guest Family Man (United States)
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/15/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway.
This spot was everything they said it was and more. Loved the house which was very well appointed and clean. And, the view of and the nearness to Lake Pepin was amazing. Lots of birds, orioles, ducks, eagles, hummingbirds that we saw right from the front patio. We named a pair of ducks that were quite social, Gertrude and Heathcliff. Drove the loop around Lake Pepin. The Eagle Center at Wabasha was well worth going to. Very educational. Went to some shops but we just hung out a lot because it was so beautiful there. I would absolutley recommend this property to friends and family and hope to return myself.
- Guest Ellie (Viroqua, WI)
- Date of stay 05/11/12
- Review Submitted 05/15/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
Our group of women meet every year in the spring. We are always looking for a nice place to enjoy beautiful scenery and relax and sleep well in comfy beds. Park Place had all of that and more. Lake Pepin is a wondrous spot and Park place looks right on it. The town was welcoming and charming with interesting shops and great food. We had a gourmet dinner out at Nosh and it was great. The house felt like you were staying in a friends home and was very warm and comfortable. My favorite memory was sitting in the living room with the fireplace with my girlfriends and all of the sudden we had two bald eagles circling in front of us over the lake and came down and landed in the trees right out front. We hope to be back.
- Guest Marcia (Blaine,MN)
- Date of stay 05/27/11
- Review Submitted 05/10/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway.
Hello Dan and Char, On behalf of our group, I want to thank you for the hospitality of Park Place on Pepin. We had a wonderful ladies' getaway to celebrate our 7th member's 50th birthday. We enjoyed your house very much. An unanticipated surprise was being to participate in some of the events of the annual Lake City Winterfest! Park Place on Pepin was the BEST SEAT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!! We walked around town yesterday afternoon, enjoyed the "Smoosh Races", watched part of the construction of the Ice Bar, and some of us even watched the Polar Plunge. To top off the evening, we were able to enjoy a "front row seat" inside for the fireworks!!! Your home was very comfortable and accommodating for our group's activities. Because we were staying in january, we had some difficulty regulating the thermostat. We didn't know there were some instructions in the manual on the diningroom buffet. Even with those directions, the downstairs/main level was very cold both nights. I was on the sleeper-sofa. I am not a "freezy-bug", but I was chilled. It might be a good idea to have another blanket available for the sleeper-sofa. Nothing was a deterent from our group having an extremely enjoyable time! Thank you again for the great venue for us to have a winter getaway!
- Guest Susan (Andover, MN)
- Date of stay 01/27/12
- Review Submitted 02/18/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks you for your wonderful review and feedback regarding Park Place on Pepin and the Lake City Winterfest and Smoosh Race activities! Unfortunately, your weekend was one of the colder ones. We have a booklet of instructions for your use, and as it notes, the thermostat can be affected by use of the fireplace. Thanks to for your suggestion as we will keep an extra blanket available for use on those extra chilly nights. Thanks again, Dan & Char
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in mid-October, for a Ladies Weekend get-away. The house is in a fantastic location, and is nicely decorated, comfortably furnished. We enjoyed sitting out around the firepit in the front of the house, looking at the moonlight on the lake - beautiful! Would definately recommend a stay here, the only downside is the bathrooms are a bit awkward; one is off the kitchen and the other is through the master bedroom. We made it work, and had a great time. It is close to restaurants, shopping, and a great walking path.
- Guest Barb (Maple Grove MN)
- Date of stay 10/14/11
- Review Submitted 10/18/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Our stay at Park Place
Our stay at Park Place
Dan and Char Thank you for a wonderful place to spend time together with friends. We found your place comfortable and spacious for the four couples. We especially enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings, the beautiful view of the lake and park across the street. We fed the seagulls and the ducks each morning and evening and after day one, it was like they were looking for us to come down to the concrete retaining wall for their bread. Met a lot of very friendly local people or neighbors out walking their dogs and enjoyed talking with them. There are sure some friendly folks in Lake City, Minnesota. Your neighbor, I believe, named Bruce came in the day we were leaving and said he grew up their and your wife Char in the house we stayed in. The weather was fantastic and the fall colors of the trees left and right were beautiful in the morning sun across the lake. Our favorite restaurant was the Bronx and the owner, Stacy was delightful. Visited several of the Apple Orchard stores and we bought many memories to take with us. Thank you again, Evan & Sue Harms PS - By the way, the Rhythm and Brew offered WiFi access at the left side of the restaurant and the owners were very nice. The restaurant was full, so they opened up the dining area so we could eat breakfast and use our laptops, the only time we needed access. It is good you don't have it at the house on Peppin Place as we spent some valuable time visiting with each other. You binder with information was very helpfull as well as the maps of the area.
- Guest Evan (Tallahassee, FL)
- Date of stay 10/04/10
- Review Submitted 10/18/10
Recommended for: Age 55+.
My weekend with my Sisters
My weekend with my Sisters
This year we Sisters (4) choose to spend our vacation in Lake City. We arrived on Sunday and left on Wednesday. The house was fine, could have used a good vaccuming. The weather was extremely hot so the upstairs was rather warm, but we managed. The view of the lake was fabulous and Tuesday morning the weather cooled down and a great breeze was coming in off the lake, it was Wonderful!!! Lots of fun things to do, spent some time in Red Wing, and drove down to Lanesboro and did one of the Amish tours. Great time with the sisters as who knows how many more of these trips we will be able to make. Claudia
- Guest Claudia (Sauk Rapids, Mn )
- Date of stay 08/22/10
- Review Submitted 08/31/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you and your sisters Claudia for your wonderful time spent as our guests at Park Place on Pepin. Unfortunately for your group, we have a few incidents of food stains incurred on the carpets immediately in front of your stay that we were not able to shampoo before your arrival, so please accept our apologies. And yes - it was unusually hot for your stay, with daily temperatures in the mid-90's nearly every day, which is untypical of the lake area; glad the central A/C and wonderful lake breeze were there for you. We enjoyed hosting you and your family as there is so much to see and do in the beautiful areas surrounding Park Place on Pepin and all throughout the Mississippi River valley. We thank you again for your stay and hope it becomes a long family tradition. ~Dan
A wonderful family reunion!
A wonderful family reunion!
We recently spent a long weekend at Park Place for a family reunion. The location of the home is beautiful. We enjoyed sitting on the front patio watching the activity on the lake. We also loved having bonfires at night. The area offers a lot for families. We took walks around the docks and to the playgrounds. We also enjoyed how close the home is to the downtown shops and restaurants. The hosts made sure we had everything we needed and even called to check in on us during our stay. Thanks for opening your home to our family!
- Guest Rachel (MN)
- Date of stay 07/09/10
- Review Submitted 08/06/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Please accept our appreciation and extend it to your family for your stay. The flagstone patio with its wonderful overlooks of the lake is a great place to unwind your evenings, so we are glad you were able to make good use of it. And thank you too for sharing with future guests how close and convenient everything is! Whether staying in the immediate vicinity or traveling throughout the area, there is always something fun and interesting to do for all ages. Thanks again to you and your family for allowing us to host your reunion. ~Dan
Writer's Retreat on Lake Pepin
Writer's Retreat on Lake Pepin
I spent four days at Park Place on Pepin with three friends. We needed a clean, quiet environment to work on projects. We were pleased when we arrived and walked through the door. The property is clean, well-maintained, and has lots of good sunlight. If we meet in Lake City in the future, we will call Park Place first for reservations. The owner, Daniel, went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and satisfied.
- Guest Teri B. (Minneapolis MN)
- Date of stay 04/18/10
- Review Submitted 04/22/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: We're glad we could provide Teri and company with our place for we take a lot of pride in all that Park Place on Pepin and the area has to offer. We enjoyed hosting this group and will certainly look for them in the future. ~Dan
Peak Season rates*: (May 15-Sep 15) Weekly stays $1600 all inclusive . Weekdays (Sun–Thu) .............. $175/night plus taxes & fees . Weekends (Fri, Sat) & Holidays .. $300/night plus taxes & fees Fall/Spring rates*: Weekly stays $1225 all inclusive . Weekdays (Sun–Thu) .............. $135/night plus taxes & fees . Weekends & Holidays ............. $210/night plus taxes & fees Winter rates greatly discounted - please call(651) 492-7932 Additional discounts may be available.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Though we lived out of state when we first met and fell in love, we always knew we'd somehow end up back 'home'. We so love this area and all the friends, family, neighbors, and yes - our guests, who make it so special.
Why the Owner Chose Lake City:
We were fortunate in that we were able to 'repurchase' this home back into the family. In addition to being rich in family history, Park Place on Pepin offers the beauty and peacefulness of an area unequaled... We pride ourselves on attention to detail and welcome you as our guests for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Park place on Pepin comfortably accommodates groups up to 10 and offers plenty of 'leg room' to spread out and relax - and everything is so close! With its gardened back yard and flagstone front patio it's the perfect spot for that relaxing get away, that overdue family reunion, or that much needed recharge of the batteries.
- Primary: (651) 492-7932 (Minnesota, USA)
Outside your front door....
Spacious kitchen boasts natural woodwork, built in oven, and dishwasher
Family Room has gas fireplace and bay windows offering breath-taking views
Relax with an evening bonfire out the flagstone patio overlooking the lake
Enjoy the rear covered porch glider in the quiet shade and fragrant gardens
Enjoy a Lake Pepin excursion aboard the Pearl of the Lake paddlewheel
Enjoy a stroll along the marina
Well equipped kitchen offers ceramic cooktop stove and seats 8 comfortably
Formal dining room offers additional seating for up to six
Two bedrooms offer comfortable Queen sized beds
Flagstone Patio with Firepit overlooks Lake Pepin and surround bluffs
Quiet backyard offers a covered gas grill on a flagstone gazebo
This picture of sunfish at sunset was taken from the beach
There's just somethng about the lake...
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