Hastings Cottage - Mississippi & St. Croix Rivers, Twin Cities
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Hastings house description
Looking for lodging in Hastings or near Prescott, Red Wing, and the St. Croix/Mississippi Rivers? Why stay in a hotel when you can book this 1890 Cottage in the heart of Hastings!? The location is within easy walking distance to the historic downtown and the Mississippi River. It is also convenient to St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the scenic river valleys.
****** SEE RATE BREAKS for staying more nights and please check for available dates (use the calendar buttons on this Web page). Also, NOTE: We will be happy offer a 2-night rental deal for an appropriate rate. ******
Built in 1890, and extensively remodeled more than 100 years later, the house has 1 BR on the ground floor (king bed), 2 BR upstairs, and full bathrooms on both levels. It has plenty of space indoors and out for a group, including a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, main floor laundry, front porch, back patio, and an extra-large backyard. The location provides outstanding access to recreational attractions and is a great base from which to enjoy the rivers and many miles of exceptional trails.
Need to stay in touch and entertained? We provide a WiFi connection, cable TV (living room and main bedroom), a large selection of DVDs, Netflix access, and many books. The house also features a classic 70s-era Yamaha stereo receiver with a connection for your portable and switchable speakers in both the living room and kitchen.
Hastings is a historic river community with vibrant downtown businesses, classic cars on cruise nights (every two weeks in summer), and many other special community events. Local and nearby attractions include shopping and dining, the 1860 LuDuc Mansion/Estate (open for tours in season), Mississippi River parklands, Vermillion Falls/Gorge Park, and many other cultural and recreational sites. Hastings is located ideally for access to the Twin Cities (30 minutes from the airport and the Mall of America) while also convenient to Minnesota’s most scenic rivers, including Lake Pepin and the bluff country to the southeast. Nearby river towns include Afton, Prescott (WI), Welch, Red Wing, Lake City, and Pepin (WI).
*** News for 2014... The new Hastings Bridge is 100% complete and open, including a pedestrian/bicycle trail. Downtown Hastings and the bridge are located only blocks from the rental. ***
In addition to outstanding boating, fishing, and swimming, nearby parks/attractions include Spring Lake Park Reserve (including Schaar’s Bluff), Lock & Dam # 2 (and adjacent trails/parks), Carpenter Nature Center, St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, Freedom and Kinnickinnic State Parks (in WI), several golf courses, and countless other parks with abundant paved and hiking trails. In winter, there are many miles of cross-country ski trails as well downhill skiing at Afton Alps or Welch Village, both within about 20 minutes. For touring ideas, look online for the Great River Road, including the Wine Tour, leading you to many nearby wineries and orchards. Contact us; we’ll happy to provide more information!
Keywords: house, cottage, 2-story, yard, historic, neighborhood, furnished rental
- 1400 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Plenty of soft towels are provided.
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Living Room seats 6
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Pier Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
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Simply a Great Place to StayGuest comment entered by owner
Simply a Great Place to Stay
From Guestbook: Jan-Mar 2013--Coldest winter in MN in over 5 years! I questioned my sanity for moving here; but this little house made it easy. Perfect setup for my transition from Indiana to Minnesota. I brought clothes and that was about it! Everything works - it was simply a great place to stay. My heartfelt thanks go to Doug & Ann for allowing me the privilege of staying in the Hastings Cottage. Please take care of my first MN home!
- Guest Jim
- Date of stay 01/10/13
- Review Submitted 05/18/13
Five nights of cozy clean comfort at Christmas time! We enjoyed all the amenities - stereo/radio, television, DVDs, Netflix, fully equipped kitchen (including dishwasher), and laundry facilities. Outside we enjoyed a winter wonderland, with fresh snow but promptly cleared sidewalks for neighborhood walks. The cottage has great bedrooms upstairs and downstairs and an electric fire/heater in the living room. Stay here and you'll find winter warmth and coziness throughout. We look forward to coming back to enjoy spring, summer, and fall too!
- Guest Linda (Nassau, Bahamas)
- Date of stay 12/21/12
- Review Submitted 12/29/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Will always remember it fondlyGuest comment entered by owner
Will always remember it fondly
From Guestbook: We had such a great time staying here! We picked this house because we live in St. Paul but were getting married just down the way at Schaar's Bluff [Spring Lake Park Reserve]. Not only was the house a fun, comfortable, place to stay for our wedding weekend; but it also came with wonderful owners. Doug was so great to work with; even though we changed our reservation at least twice, he was always kind and professional. The house is adorable. The back yard is amazing and huge. We had a such a great time here and will always remember it fondly when we look back on our special day. Thank you so much!
- Guest Kelsey
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/31/12
Thanks for thinking of everythingGuest comment entered by owner
Thanks for thinking of everything
From Guestbook: We had a lovely time here and the home is so cozy! We live up in the Colorado mountains, so having a back yard like this for a few days was amazing for both the kids and adults. (Lush green grass.) Thanks for thinking of everything we needed and we hope to return again!
- Guest Brenda & family
- Date of stay 08/17/12
- Review Submitted 10/31/12
We stayed here for a month recently and were extremely pleased with the home in general. The only reason we did not rate excellent is because there was no "cable". They had local stations with an antenna, but it would often pixelate. They had netflix streaming which worked fine for us, but we would have preferred cable. The house itself is wonderful - very comfortable (bed downstairs especially, but a bit high to get into). We felt at home right away. Nicely decorated and a really nice yard. We also loved the location - nice neighborhood - had some traffic, both vehicle and foot, but quiet none the less. We also loved Hastings. Such a nice town and so many parks and restaurants. The owner, Doug, was very nice to deal with and very accomodating. We were visiting family in Apple Valley, about a half hour away and the drive was good - so all in all we are looking forward to spending time there again.
- Guest Christine G. (United States)
- Date of stay 09/18/12
- Review Submitted 10/30/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: (Updated October 2013) Thank you. Our goal is to provide an outstanding rental value. Price matters to our guests. And in this case, we delivered an excellent value in a month's stay for two, as well as about a week's stay for two more (plus accommodations for non-staying guests). At the time we did not offer cable TV and this was known to all renters up front. We have since added cable TV and a TV in the main bedroom based on a 2013 long-term rental deal. But we hope renters will enjoy many things other than TV! Also, we offer Netflix programs and a HUGE selection of DVDs. Better yet, enjoy the impressive stereo; connect your own music and play in multiple or selected rooms! Outstanding value means we make special efforts for our guests. Plus, the rental comes standard with the large plush king bed and the nice & active neighborhood, as praised in the review. For a short or extended stay, we provide outstanding value! Contact us to learn more.
real nice place
real nice place
This house is well maintained, scrupulously clean and very pleasant. We spent a weekend here and the weather was miserable, but the house was very nice. I would certainly come again.
- Guest TJ (Milwaukee, WI USA)
- Date of stay 05/26/12
- Review Submitted 05/29/12
Owner response: Tim & Barb - You are always great guests and you know you had fun boating in the cool air and light rain! We docked for dinner in Prescott at Muddy Waters -- great food, great friends, and great rivers as always.
A wonderful house to stay in while visiting Hastings! If you like a nice clean and comfortable place to stay don't overlook this little charmer. It is off the beaten path, has all the amenities that you would expect from a much more expensive place to stay but is close to everything Hastings has to offer. The owners are fantistic and work hard to make your stay pleasurable.
- Guest Sandra (Richland Center WI )
- Date of stay 12/10/11
- Review Submitted 05/11/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+.
D @ MD
D @ MD
Cozy and just right! We had a multigenerational "gals" long weekend and this little cottage suited us to a tee! Homey and cute, not luxurious and overstated which put everyone at ease right away. The bedroom on the main level was perfect for those who find stairs difficult and the three beds upstairs gave us all the room we needed. The neighborhood was quiet and the landlords very sweet and accomodating. Washer and dryer were handy which enabled us all to head home with suitcases full of clean clothes. We didn't get much chance to "see" Hastings...have to save that for next time!!
- Guest Debbi (MD)
- Date of stay 04/24/12
- Review Submitted 05/07/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2014
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
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4 night rate = $110 / $125 summer
5 night rate = $100 / $115 summer
(rate adds will apply for more than 2 guests or for a 2-night stay)
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: $150
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highways 55 and 61 at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Prescott Beaches on the St. Croix River at 5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Several 6-8 blocks away at 0.3 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Welch Village at 18 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several 6-8 blocks away; many more a short drive at 0.3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Ann, Doug, & Family - We enjoy boating and swimming on the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers, bicycling around Hastings, and downhill or cross-country skiing at Welch Village and throughout the area. Doug was also involved in planning/design for the new Hastings Bridge since 2008, now complete!
Why the Owner Chose Hastings:
We have a long family history of boating and canoeing on the area's lakes and rivers. We keep our boat at this house and enjoy the access Hastings provides to both the metro area and to the wilds and small towns in the river valleys. Please feel free to ask us about things to do.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers provide the best recreation areas and scenery found in the Twin Cities Metro region. Hastings is the ideal location from which to enjoy the whole area!
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Front yard & porch
Main floor bedroom - king bed
Upstairs Bedroom #2
Hastings Historic Business District
Mississippi River in Hastings (with old bridge, now replaced - see other photos)
Vermillion Falls - Hastings
View from the deck at Muddy Waters Restaurant - Prescott
The new Hastings Bridge includes a safe pedestrian/bicycle crossing
Living room - TV - stereo
Upstairs bedroom #1 of 2 (pullout trundle will double the size of this bed)
Winter in the Neighborhood
Summer Cruise-In Night, Downtown Hastings
Trail Segment in Hastings (Mississippi River near lock & dam)
Beaches - Lower St. Croix River
New Hastings Bridge (Nov 2013)
The new Hastings Bridge is now completely open (Nov 2013)
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Date last modified - Friday, January 17, 2014
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