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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Red Wing chateau / country house description
This property is just a short, scenic 30 mile drive SE of the Twin Cities in the bluffs along the Mississippi River Valley.
This vacation rental home offers great bluff views of the country side, with 5 acres and lots of privacy. Easy access to historic Red Wing and Hastings. It is only a 50 minute drive to the Minneapolis Airport and Mall of America.
Five separate large bedrooms and 4 FULL bathrooms make up this property. One bathroom has a jet tub, and another has a large soaking tub and shower. There is also a loft, family room and rec room which has sleeper sofas that can be used. The beds accommodate 20 people, and an additional 7 people can use the convertible beds offered throughout this spacious 3600 sq ft home. Easily sleeps 20-27 people.
A-frame style home with lots of windows which face south to get the natural light. Dining room area with seating for 13, plus lots of room to setup additional folding tables for seating for 25 total. The dining room has a nice stone gas fireplace. Updated kitchen with newer Jenn-aire appliances (two ovens, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator), and family room with an electric fireplace and another table with seating for 4.
Spacious lower-level great room with large screen TV, DVD player, and lots of movie selections. There is also a table to play games or socialize. Basement has recreation room with pool table, ping pong table, and dartboard. There is also a wet bar with refrigerator for entertaining guests. The basement bunk room has a table and TV with video games for the kids.
Outdoors you can enjoy the spacious deck and ground level patio with views of the open country side and wildlife. The hot tub can be used for relaxing after a busy day. There is a gas grill for BBQs. Equipment is provided for volleyball, basketball, bocce, croquet, and bean bag toss. The home is air conditioned and heated with lots of parking. Boat launch for area lakes or river is just minutes away. Red Wing and Hastings also have biking and hiking trails. The area has ski and canoe/innertube close by. Treasure Island Casino is a short 8 minute drive away, and access to the Cannon Valley Trail is very close.
Additional pictures can be found at our website under the WELCH Tab. See the additional link info below the rates.
SPECIAL NOTE: We have another comparable property in the Red Wing area. If the calendar is booked, still contact us and we'll see if our other place can accommodate your group! Similar pricing and size. Or click on the 'additional listings' link found below.
The hot tub is only available from April-November. Its use is extended only as a courtsey to guests and is granted on a case by case basis. Check with owner on availability.
Keywords: Mall of America, Large, Hunting, Fishing, Golfing, Ski, Minneapolis, River, Water Sports, Private, Acreage, Vikings, Twins, Firepit, Volleyball, Basketball, Family Reunion
- 3600 sq. ft.
- Chateau / Country House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 19-20
- Queen size Beds (1) We have an accommodations document with details regarding room breakouts and sleeping arrangements., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) We have an accommodations document with details regarding room breakouts and sleeping arrangements., Child Beds (1) Some of the private bedrooms also have fold-out mats for young kids., Baby Cribs (1) There is 1 pack & play set available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have 2 sleeper sofas and 2 klick-klack beds available. There are also floor mats for kids in the closets., Bunk Beds (1) We have 2 twin over twin bunk beds available....moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Game Room:
- Video Games:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Video Game Console
- Pool Table
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
27 ft above ground pool has been installed in 2012. Access to the pool is granted on a case-by-case basis. It does require a waiver to be signed before use is allowed. Landscaping around pool will be completed in 2013....moreless
- Jetted Tub:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Rock Climbing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Roller Blading
- Ice Skating
- Fly Fishing
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Normally these renters aren't to keen on the idea of bachelor parties but were nice enough to work with us on making this a great weekend for my friends and I. This place had everything...seriously everything. The house was amazing. Beds for everyone, the kitchen was a great(wonderful appliances and everything you would need to cook with), huge table to eat and play cards at, and a basement full of entertainment. Also there is a hot tub and pool. Looking forward to renting again with other couples and having another great weekend.
- Guest Kyle M.
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 11/05/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
The absolute best for our family
The absolute best for our family
Within the first 24 hours of staying at Country Cove our family of 15 said we had to reserve it again for 2014. It was the perfect place for us! Country Cove had it all: plenty of bedrooms, 4 full baths, a great kitchen, lots of storage, a pool with a deck, a hot tub and a great fire pit we used every night.. There were lots of pool toys, bumper pool and foos ball table in the garage, and a large pool table and ping pong table in the lower level. I could go on and on with the amenities. The place was clean and well maintained. It was especially nice that the kids room had a video game system that allowed the grownups to sleep in a little. The owner was very helpful and easy to deal with. We can't wait to go back. We have recommended Country Cove to several friends.
- Guest Jeanne (Hartland, Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 06/23/13
- Review Submitted 11/03/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful home. The accommodations were absolutely perfect for our family get together. There were more than enough beds, and the kids loved the bunk beds. The rooms were large and spacious. The kitchen was gorgeous and fully stocked with all the pans, dishes, silverware, and utensils we needed. And the kitchen table was large enough for us all to gather around. This home has so many perfect sitting areas--we could have stayed much longer than 2 nights!
- Guest Tla (Des Moines, Iowa)
- Date of stay 05/10/13
- Review Submitted 11/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Unveiling Women's Retreat
Unveiling Women's Retreat
We had a great time! Thanks so much to the owners for letting us come for the second year. We have enjoyed the views from the windows that surround us in the meeting area and kitchen. The house has suited our group perfectly. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and it is always clean. We even enjoyed a snow storm :-) It seemed odd that we would not rush home when they called for snow to this Tennesseean! But we stayed and enjoyed the white stuff and left with no problems at all. Great place for a get away!
- Guest Francie (Knoxville, TN)
- Date of stay 02/08/13
- Review Submitted 11/01/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway.
Great Owner, Great House, Great Vacation
Great Owner, Great House, Great Vacation
Our group of eight rented this house for a ski vacation at Welch Village. We were very impressed with the rental process and the property itself. The ski hill was very close, I think 15 minutes from this location. First off (and most importantly), the owner was incredibly easy to work with. I contacted him over VRBO, and had a response within the day. I had a few requests that varied a bit from the standard contract, and he was able to quickly respond to those requests and was very accommodating. Through the entire process we knew exactly what was expected of us. Arrival and departure procedures were very clear. Two days after checking out, we had our deposit check in our mailbox. By far the smoothest rental process I have ever encountered. If you have had nightmare owners before, you know how important this is. The pricing was flexible based on the number in the group, so it could accommodate a small group such as ours or a large group without being cost prohibitive. Walking in the house, we were astounded. Once you get there, you will feel comfortable. Spacious and comforting are the two words that best describe the house. We stayed with eight people, but it could easily accommodate many more. There are five bedrooms, and all but one can sleep more than four people. The large dining room table was great for eating meals. The house made it easy for everyone to hang out in one space, but get away somewhere private if needed. All equipment you could possibly want to cook with was there. I never believe an internet review if there are no negatives, so I always try to include them in any review I write. There are only a few minor quibbles that we experienced while there. The TV in the upstairs living room does not have an HD signal. If it was not a Vikings playoff game, we would not have noticed. They do ask that you leave all dishes clean and back in the cupboards that they came from. It would be nice if you could leave one load of dishes in the dishwasher. There are already people that come to wash bed linens, maybe they could put away that last load of dishes. We had to wait for the breakfast dishes to run before we could put them away and leave. We could have washed them by hand, but we're lazy, dangit. These are very minor, and are greatly overwhelmed by the positive aspects of the rental. I would not have included them if the rest of my review was not so positive. Overall, I could not recommend this location more. Cannot wait to return.
- Guest Kevin (SE MN)
- Date of stay 01/04/13
- Review Submitted 02/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.
We had a marvelous time over the holidays bringing together multiple families under one superb roof. The Kitchen was glorious with two ovens and plenty of cookware to cook for the masses. The large open room where the table sat was also perfect to accommodate large or small gatherings depending on how many wanted to eat at once. The hill in the back yard was perfect for sledding, and there was even a christmas tree already there! We would describe our stay as magical. Everything was so well labeled we could easily find things and put them away properly, and everything seemed to have been thought of, including some small tools which helped us get toys put together for Christmas morning. The owner was easy to work with and quick to respond, even over the holidays. This may just become a permanent family tradition we loved the house so much.
- Guest MNfamily (Bloomington, MN)
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are glad you enjoyed your Christmas gathering. We do try to include all the kitchen items you might need for large family meals. The dining room area is a wide open space where you can setup multiple tables and it works well for the large gatherings. And the 5-acre property allows for lots of outdoor activities no matter what the season is. Hope to see you again next year!
The house was fantastic!! It was very clean and well stocked! We brought everything we needed for the weekend, but didn't need to! The house has everything you could possibly need..... from kitchen utensils to household papergoods. The house is in a beautiful setting and has a great layout! ENJOY!!!
- Guest Shelly (Grimes, Ia)
- Date of stay 11/16/12
- Review Submitted 11/19/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are glad you enjoyed the house and the layout. It works well for a girls weekend. Thanks for the nice review.
40th Birthday Party
40th Birthday Party
Ridiculously Spacious. Meticulously clean and clutter free. Unbelievably organized with everything you could possibly need... Every possible kitchen utensil and appliance to entertain a large crowd. Plenty of games and things to do with a nice fire pit and hot tub. We used it for My Wife's 40th birthday party. Slept 5 couples with ease in the 5 large bedrooms. There was enough room to bring our kids... hmmm... maybe next time.
- Guest Patrick (St. Paul, MN)
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 10/10/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are glad your group could enjoy the hot tub and the bonefire pit during your time. The home provides lots of room to spread out and relax. Glad you had a fun time celebrating your birthday.
Excellent house and location!!!
Excellent house and location!!!
The house was great and everyone in our group loved it! Very large, equipped with every amenity, and we could not have asked for anything more. I would definitely recommend this house to others and we absolutely plan on going back.
- Guest C.W. (Eagan, MN)
- Date of stay 09/06/12
- Review Submitted 09/27/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are glad you enjoyed your time. We would love to have you back!
Warm and Comfortable
Warm and Comfortable
Our bicycling group from Springfield IL which consisted of 13 older adults spent a week in this Country home and could not have been more pleased. Everything shown on the pictures was very accurate. There was more than enough room for our group from housing our bicycles to the preparation and eating of meals or just relaxing. The owner of the home was excellent in answering questions and gathering information for us. The location is a very easy 40 minute drive to the Twin Cities and about a 7 minute drive to the Cannon Valley Trail at Welch MN which incidentally has the best ice cream in the area! If the opportunity presents itself, we will return. Thank you Ken!
- Guest Alan (Springfield, IL)
- Date of stay 08/12/12
- Review Submitted 09/09/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.
Owner response: We get lots of sporting groups coming through to use our home. From snowmobilers to boaters to golfers to skiiers to fishermen to your group of cyclists. I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy the home and the nice biking trails around the area. With the Cannon Valley Trail so close to the home, it is easy to connnect to most of the regional biking trails. I agree that the Welch ice cream shop has the best ice cream around. Please visit us again sometime. Thanks.
Peak Rates (May-Oct) Rates are based on groups up to 10 people. Additional guests are $30/person/night Discounted Weekly Rates (Sunday to Sunday stays): $2700/week (10 people) .. $3200/week (15 people) .. $3600/week (20 people) Larger discounts given for visits longer than 1 week. $100 cleaning fee with each stay. Possible discounts given only during off-peak season Nov-Apr (excluding holidays).
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- Nearest Airport: Minneapolis/St Paul at 45 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Welch Village at 6 Miles
View from the back of the home. Lots of windows and views that go on for miles.
Spacious kitchen with updated Jenn-Aire appliances. Eat-in counter top.
Main walk-in area with large windows and hardwood floors. Opens to deck.
Basement wetbar with refrigerator and microwave.
Basement rec room with big screen TV and DirecTV
Hot tub on lower patio.
Basement bedroom - 2 queen beds.
Dining Room with large table and gas fireplace
Family room with recliners, sleeper sofa, table, LCD TV and DVD player..
Outdoor fire pit.
Soaking tub in the master bathroom
Front of the home. Private lot with lots of space on a 5 acre lot.
Upper deck with country views for miles.
Basement bunk room. Two bunk beds, 1 queen bed, and 1 pull out bed.
Upstairs bedroom. Queen bed with bunk bed. Lots of floor space.
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