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Hastings Cottage - Mississippi & St. Croix Rivers, Twin Cities

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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 BRs upstairs, and full bathrooms on both levels. It has plenty of space indoors and out for a small group, including a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, main floor laundry, front porch (with table and chairs), 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, basic cable TV (living room and main bedroom), a huge 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 2015... The new Hastings Bridge is 100% complete, 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 (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


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Upstairs Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    Single beds (trundle), dresser, closet....moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Single bed, loveseat & coffee table, dresser, closet....moreless

  • Air Bed (Queen Size)

    Available - plenty of room for this in an upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Main Bedroom (ground floor): 1 king

    Plush king-sized bed, credenza w/cable TV, dresser, closet....moreless

  • Cozy bedrooms. The two upstairs provide lots of flexible floor space on new carpet....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Plenty of soft towels are provided.

Other Amenities

  • The neighborhood and vicinity are very walkable and the bicycling is excellent! Longer-term rentals (a few weeks to a few months) are welcome in winter months and will be a great deal. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    BluRay, HD - great DVD choices...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable & Netflix...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Fun! - Switchable speakers in living room and kitchen....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Large collection, including classic movies...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Historic walkable neighborhood - an urban forest; Mississippi River within blocks...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Owner's boat is in the garage. But there is room for bicycles or other gear....moreless

  • Heating:

    Modern forced air. Electric stove in living room....moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed wireless; secure....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Driveway and on-street next to house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need and more....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and other condiments are available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large side-by-side fridge/freezer...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio


Write a review 4.8
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 25 - Sep 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$850 $1,450
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$700 $1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Taxes Not included


************** MAKE A DEAL!! **************

Contact Owner about rate offers and we will work with you. For the best value, stay more nights!

4 night rate = $115 / $125 summer

5 night rate = $105 / $115 summer

(rate adds will apply for more than 2 guests or for a 2-night stay; don't hesitate to ask for a fair deal)

******* Pay by check or credit card - Either is OK and secure. ******

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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several 6-8 blocks away
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highways 55 and 61
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several 6-8 blocks away; many more a short drive
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Welch Village
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Prescott Beaches on the St. Croix River

Car: Recommended

Hastings Aquatic Center (nearby), Frisbee/Disc Golf Course, Great River Road, Orchards, Wineries


Owner info

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, with the project completed by 2014!

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 an ideal location from which to enjoy the whole area!

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front yard & porch

    Front yard & porch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Upstairs bedroom #1 of 2 (pullout trundle will double the size of this bed)

    Upstairs bedroom #1 of 2 (pullout trundle will double the size of this bed)

  • Backyard


  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Hastings Historic Business District

    Hastings Historic Business District

  • Mississippi River in Hastings (with old bridge, now replaced - see other photos)

    Mississippi River in Hastings (with old bridge, now replaced - see other photos)

  • Vermillion Falls - Hastings

    Vermillion Falls - Hastings

  • Mid-week summer evening on the St. Croix River (most folks are working)

    Mid-week summer evening on the St. Croix River (most folks are working)

  • New Hastings Bridge (Nov 2013)

    New Hastings Bridge (Nov 2013)

  • Hwy 61 Hastings Bridge

    Hwy 61 Hastings Bridge

  • Living room - TV - stereo

    Living room - TV - stereo

  • Kitchen


  • Main floor bedroom - king bed

    Main floor bedroom - king bed

  • Upstairs Bedroom #2

    Upstairs Bedroom #2

  • Backyard


  • Winter in the Neighborhood

    Winter in the Neighborhood

  • Summer Cruise-In Night, Downtown Hastings

    Summer Cruise-In Night, Downtown Hastings

  • Trail Segment in Hastings (Mississippi River near lock & dam)

    Trail Segment in Hastings (Mississippi River near lock & dam)

  • Beaches - Lower St. Croix River

    Beaches - Lower St. Croix River

  • View from the deck at Muddy Waters Restaurant - Prescott

    View from the deck at Muddy Waters Restaurant - Prescott

  • The new Hastings Bridge includes a safe pedestrian/bicycle crossing

    The new Hastings Bridge includes a safe pedestrian/bicycle crossing

  • Hastings City Hall

    Hastings City Hall

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