Rustic Retreat: Quiet and Peaceful: Indoor Pool, Tennis Court
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Hudson chateau / country house description
On a country road just outside of New Richmond, Wisconsin, our Vacation Rental is located on 30 acres of country charm in the beautiful St. Croix Valley. As soon as you drop into the wooded surroundings, you will discover an array of flowers surrounding your cozy getaway home. Plenty of on site parking for our guests in the horseshoe driveway. The 4500+ square foot home provides lots of spacious privacy for a secluded atmosphere.
The year round escape that sleeps up to 10 guests offers a heated indoor pool, and private tennis court, After drawing straws to see who gets the exquisite master bedroom with jetted tub and 1500 square foot balcony, all other quests can choose from 3 additional cozy & comfy bedroom suites. The old-fashioned hard wood floors will lead you into many other nooks and crannies, where you can curl up and read a book, or rock on the front porch swing and listen to nature at its best.
Not only is this gorgeous escape just minutes from the Twin cities, it's also minutes away from historic downtown Stillwater, Minnesota, and beautiful downtown Hudson, Wisconsin. The River Valley is vibrant and alive all year round, so have fun discovering all the sites and shopping when and if you venture out. Willow River State Park is 5 minutes away, if you feel like hiking or cross-country skiing on groomed trails. For the die-hard golfers, there are 5 major golf courses within minutes. No matter what you decide to put first on your list, you will always feel refreshed to just breathe in the country air.
Discover all of the pristine beauty and tranquility that this home and acreage provides. Enjoy the plush mattresses in every suite, the fully equipped galley kitchen with a classic 6-burner nickel silver stove that will delight the gourmet cook, the backyard patio with a retractable awning, and a patio bar that will entertain the backyard spectators, and bird watchers. The casual décor combines an eclectic mix of old and new that instantly provides a welcoming setting. Our goal is to make this experience as enjoyable and refreshing as possible, so that by checkout you’ll feel memories were made. Don't forget to watch the 360 tour at the end of the page. See you soon!
Keywords: Country Home, Private, Women's or couple's Retreat, Secluded, relaxing, peaceful, energizing, close to the Twin Cities, great dining and shopping, clean lake, close to State Park and Historic cities, Hudson and Stillwater, beautiful private beach front, fresh country air. Clean and comfy beds.
- Chateau / Country House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Bring your own soap, shampoo, and towels. Clean up after yourself.
Kitchen & Dining
R & D Catering in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Excellent food and service. They have a huge banquet hall, and it would be fantastic for receptions or seminars...within 10 minutes from vacation rental. MaMa Maria's restaurant in Hudson has an awesome catering menu. Search on google. Also, you can order organic products from Crystal Farms: 715-294-4090, and have everything delivered on Friday morning. Fresh milk, eggs, butter, assorted cheeses and curds, plus organic hamburger and chicken. It's all very healthy and very good tasting. It's the old fashioned glass jugs, and delivered to the front porch. Call their number for further questions....moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Willow River State Park, five minutes away. Five 18 hole golf courses within 10 minutes. Stillwater & Hudson 15 minutes. Twin Cities attractions, including downtown Minneapolis & St Paul..45 minutes. Mall of America and international airport..45 minutes. Groomed cross country ski trails within five minutes. Boat dock available on Bass Lake...recreational lake...great fishing. ...moreless
- Music Library
- Video Library
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fly Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- This vacation rental is a 30 acrea private retreat. Full size year round indoor heated pool, private tennis court, private walking trails, private beach on Bass Lake. Excellent catering 10 minutes away at R & D Banquet facility in New Richmond, Wisconsin: www.readyrandys.com or 715-246-5250. Please view the 360 link attached at the bottom of the page. This will give you a better perspective of the inside and outside of the home and property. Crystal Ball Farms will deliver organic dairy and other products, if you want to place an order @ 71-294-4090. Bass Lake Cheese Factory also has Award Winning Cheeses, and other products. FAMILYFRESHMARKET.COM also has catering and grocery delivery service....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Fabulous stay at his beautiful home!
Fabulous stay at his beautiful home!
My family had a wonderful time in this clean and spacious home! Collmeen is a pleasure to work with! She met us upon arrival and gave a tour of the beautifully furnished home and lovely fully stocked property!the pool was very clean and we truly enjoyed sitting at the lake.on the lawn chairs there! We also enjoyed watching sunset! I would definitely return for another super family getaway!
- Guest Esther (MN)
- Date of stay 07/23/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Your family is welcome back any time! It was a pleasure having you here! Maybe next time you can catch more fish too!
Great Place for a family vacation
Great Place for a family vacation
We were looking for a place that we could have a family vacation with our 3 children. they live in 3 different states, so we wanted a place close to an airport. We found this website and we decided this would be a good location for our family to gather as it was close to the MN airport. The Rustic Retreat was great, lots of room for the 9 of us, and many things to do and see. It felt like home, the lake was perfect for swimming, kayaking, and just relaxing in the sun. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery in the evenings as we had camp fires and watched the sunsets. Thanks so much for letting us share your home, we loved it and had a great family vacation
- Guest Making Memories (WI,CO,AZ)
- Date of stay 06/28/13
- Review Submitted 07/09/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for your wonderful comments! I appreciate families like yours. Everything looked neat and tidy, and it's nice to hear that everyone had a nice time. Hope to have you back!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! Our group consisted of 6 adults and 4 kids ages 6-4-3-and almost 2 and I have to tell you the pool was a HIT!!! We swam from the minute we arrived until just before we left. After the kids crashed in bed, we played games,snacked, and just enjoyed each others company. As everyone was leaving, thanking us over and over (Grandpa and Grandma), for the getaway,the sweetest thing was our 3 year old granddaughter said "Thank You for the "Pretty Day"- oh my gosh melt our hearts!! Thanks again for everything!
- Guest Greg and Barb (Forest Lake, MN)
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 12/30/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Your family is welcome here anytime! What awesome guests! You kept everything so neat and tidy, especially since you had little ones, too! I am glad everyone had fun. Again, thank you for being so respectful, and we hope to see you back.
A Just Perfect Weekend
A Just Perfect Weekend
After looking at several possibilities on the VRBO, the Ladies of the Lake (LOTL) unanimously voted for this beautiful home. Twice a year the LOTL (a group of amazing women ;-) plan a weekend together to recharge, relax, and just share our lives with each other. The VRBO property description, pictures, and 360 video were perfect. The comfy beds, beautiful decor, a variety of gathering areas, the well- equipped gourmet kitchen, and all the generous amenities provided, made us feel right at home. Add to that the well being extras. Yes, we enjoyed the large pool and the cozy viewing loft above it. The Jacuzzi, steam room and massage chair added to our relaxation. We had great spring-like weather and sunny skies, too, which made our daily walks on the lovely grounds and the lake all the more enjoyable. The horses, the quiet, peaceful and picturesque surroundings made for a lovely backdrop and a perfect winter getaway. We had A LOT of fun! Thank you for sharing your lovely and comfortable home! Hope to see you again soon!
- Guest LOTL (Ladies of the Lake) (St. Croix Valley/Twin Cities, MN)
- Date of stay 02/17/12
- Review Submitted 02/20/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: I am very blessed to have had such wonderful ladies enjoy their precious time together at my vacation home. I do hope to see you all back again, and thank you for leaving me the nice card, the hand painted wine glass, and of course the Hersey Kisses! The Ladies of the Lake Rock!!
Christmas at the Inn
Christmas at the Inn
We were looking for a relaxing location to spend our family Christmas with an age range from 10 to 80+, plus a few four legged friends. I Do Drop Inn and its owners could not have been more accomodating. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and stocked with anything one could need. Note to mention, the cozy out of the way spaces which we all took turns in napping or reading. We enjoyed the experience of making a meal together in the gourmet kitchen and had quality time together in the family room. The pool area stocked with toys and enjoyed by all. A large get together is always stressful for the host. This is the perfect place to leave that stress at the door and truely enjoy your company. Thank you. We will be back.
- Guest Lori (Cadott, WI )
- Date of stay 12/26/10
- Review Submitted 01/24/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for the wonderful comments! It's always nice to see and hear that guests had fun. I noticed that your family took advantage of reading some of our book collection, and I am glad that the kids were playing with the games: cribbage, dominoes, and maybe they read a few Nancy Drew books. Hopefully your family will be back to play a little tennis, and basketball in the summer!
Wonderful place to stay
Wonderful place to stay
We had a girls weekend at the house in November 2011 - there were 8 of us that came down from Northern MN to stay for the weekend. Very welcoming house, comfortable, clean and charming. The pool area was great and the steam shower in the basement was very relaxing as well. It was nice to have all the amenities that we needed right there and not have to worry about bringing extra things with or buying them when we got there. The property is beautiful and would like to see it in the summer as well. We all had a great time - the beds were comfy too!
- Guest J.C. (Iron, MN)
- Date of stay 11/11/11
- Review Submitted 01/16/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you, Jennifer. I am so glad you girls had fun! I love that women do know how to get away and reward themselves with a little R & R. It was so clean, we could hardly tell that anyone was there. Very nice group of great gals!
Would strongly recommend, it's got everything!
- Guest TC (Minnesota)
- Date of stay 10/11/10
- Review Submitted 10/02/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for the nice review. I hope to see you on the 21st.
Home Away From Home
Home Away From Home
Every single vacation that I have had in the past 20 years have been spent at the I Do Drop Inn. In my stressful day to day life, this is the perfect place to go to relax and sit and watch the world go by. The grounds and home are warm, friendly, cozy and peaceful. My favorite place is sitting on the front porch swing watching spectacular thunder and lighting storms, or on the back patio watching the beautiful horses graze in the pastures. The lake is just the right size, not too big and not too small. The water is clean and clear and bath water warm in the summer, a perfect place for my glass of wine on a floatee as the summer sun sets. My next visit is just around the corner and I can hardly wait. The owner of this magnificient home is inviting and ensures that everyone leave with an experience remembered for a life time.
- Guest Kare Bare (Monterey California)
- Date of stay 09/01/11
- Review Submitted 09/01/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Wow! Thank you for the wonderful review. Coming from a Catering Director that works for a 5 Star Resort, I am flattered. I can't wait to see you, Sue, and meet your friend, Mac. Hopefully the Fall leaves with be at their peak. Everything will be in tip-top shape! Colleen
Country Get Away
Country Get Away
Wonderful retreat not far from the cities. The ambiance is unforgettable. Peaceful location and a delightful home. Would recommend this location to anyone.
- Guest Patty (Hudson)
- Date of stay 08/05/11
- Review Submitted 08/30/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you so much! I loved having you here, too. I hope to see you again. Colleen
June-October $$495-550/night...four night minimum..plus holidays November-May $395-450/night....two night minimum Add 17% for cleaning & fees. Rates include 6 people;more than 6 add $25 per person per night. Refundable damage deposit required. Don't forget to view the 360 tour!!
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Year Purchased: 1985
About the owner: Horse enthusiast, hobbies are gardening, playing tennis, hanging out with Pablo, friends and neighbors, riding Harleys, grillin' & chillin', dining out with my handsome boys is the best! I work at Hom furniture in Woodbury, so all of our mattresses are from Sleep Express, and the patio furniture is from our Seasonal Concepts department.
Why the Owner Chose Hudson:
I grew up riding horseback in Lake Elmo, and I got the bug to be a country girl. There's nothing better than fresh country air! I really like the area, because you've got the best of both worlds. Quiet and peaceful when you're home, yet close enough to the cities for upscale shopping and dining. The town of New Richmond also has a few really nice pubs and restaurants: Brady's Brewhouse, Champs on Main St., Ready Randy's, and the Willow River Inn for dining and dancing (they're all within 10 minutes.. Family Fresh grocery in New Richmond, and County Market in Hudson have fresh bakerys and great deli's. You also have to check out Bass Lake Cheese Factory if you like fantastic cheeses, jellies, jams, local wine and other treats. The summer time is the best time, if you want to stroll the banks of the St.Croix River. All along the river there are so many fantastic places to eat and shop. The antique stores are plentiful. Check it out for yourself!
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
It's a hop, skip and jump from the cities; with the price of gasoline and limited traveling time, you can get here in a jiffy. Private beach on site, stroll across the pasture and the lake lot is at your disposal. It's always relaxing to take a thermos of coffee, or a nice bottle of local wine and just sit under the lake lot's pergola, or at the end of the dock to watch the sunset and listen to the loons calling, and the frogs croaking. If you want to bring your bikes, or just take a walk on the country roads, it's never too congested. There is a bulletin board in the kitchen area that has a few map books posted that will give you a few ideas for venturing out. Faith Community Church in Hudson or Stillwater has great services for those you like to worship on Saturday evenings, or Sunday mornings. I call this God's country, because there is no doubt that He created this countryside and the St. Croix Valley! If you are a nature lover, then you shouldn't be disappointed once you arrive. Don't forget to bring your racquets if you play tennis, or your bathing suit and towels if you like to swim. If you prefer to just sit and read a book, or take a nap, there are plenty of couches, beds, and swings to unwind You will have to see for yourself to appreciate all the sites, and hopefully everyone will have a fun-filled stay! If you want to order groceries online from New Richmond's Family Fresh Grocery store, they will have everything ready to go, and they will also load your groceries in your car. This more of a peace and quiet place to relax and unwind. No rowdiness allowed. The preferred amount of guests is 8, ten is an exception.
- Primary: 715-220-5880
Links to more information:
Welcome to Wisconsin's Vacation Rental in the Beautiful St, Croix Valley
Tennis anyone? Shoot hoops, or play badmitten
Quaint living room. Anne of Green Gables book collection. Peaceful and relaxing.
Comfy, cozy bedroom suite
Somewhere over the rainbow, you'll find our nature trails and spectacular views.
End of a perfect day!
Heated year round pool: bring your own towels.
Access to Bass Lake...Fish or swim.
Luxurious and spacious Master suite, with jetted tub for two, 1500 sq ft. deck
Dining room for 10 hungry guests.
Watch the sunset in our beautiful Italian Pergola
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