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Escape for a week to this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home, an extremely unique, natural, built-into-the-river-bluff setting on a picturesque 3 acre lot with close to 300' of private river frontage. It can accommodate 4 to 5 people and is located on the Wisconsin bluff, looking over to Stillwater. The location is very private, yet just 1.5 miles south of downtown Stillwater and about 5 miles north of Hudson. It is also just down the road, almost walking distance, from The Valley House banquet and wedding facility, making it a choice event location.
Note: If you were unaware, there is a new bridge project going through Stillwater for the next few years with associated detours that change week to week. The project starts about a mile across the river and connects to Wisconsin about 1/3 mile north of the Escape. The lift bridge will be in service for vehicle traffic until the new bridge is complete, then will only allow bike and walking traffic. Here is the link to the bridge crossing information site: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stcroixcrossing/index.html
Keywords: Nature, River, Amphitheater, Beach, Tree house, Private, Unique, Architecture, Michael McGuire
Multi-tiered natural limestone terrace and amphitheater-type patio
TV with over the air digital HD channels. No cable....moreless
The property is ~3 acres and has ~300 feet of frontage on a very wide area of the St. Croix River. Although it is right on the water, the house sits in a private cove at the top of a steep, sandy, treed hill. We hike up and down, but it is about 350' of hill and is a strenuous hike. It is only accessible for the fit and adventurous and boots and gloves are recommended....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Hot Air Ballooning
Seating for 6 people
Parking Off Street:
There is off street parking for about 5 cars. There is no garage....moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
There is a large wood fireplace in the great room on the upper level....moreless
Dishes & Utensils
The kitchen is outfitted with dishes and small appliances including a blender, toaster and mixer....moreless
Deck / Patio
The Escape is equipped with a Weber gas grill on the lower back patio....moreless
Memorial Day May 22 - May 25, 2015 3 night min stay
4th of July Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2015 4 night min stay
Labor Day Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter Sep 11 - May 19, 2016 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$300 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$100 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Refund policy: 50% of the rental amount is refundable with confirmed cancellation notification more than 30 days prior to rental. Within 30 days of rental, there are no refunds.
Rates are subject to change until rentals are confirmed. Rentals are confirmed upon receipt of a completed rental agreement and payment.
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This is a truly unique, modern, yet natural setting that is difficult to describe, but somewhere between a chalet and tree house with multi-tier decks and patios will get you close. The property is about 3 acres with approximately 300' of private water frontage on a very wide area of the St. Croix River. The beach lies down the steep sandy bluff. Although the property has private water front, the house sits in a private cove at the top of a steep, sandy, treed hill. We hike up and down a rustic marked path, but it is about 350' of hill and is a short, but strenuous hike. It is only accessible for the fit and adventurous and boots and gloves are recommended.
Please Note: This is just south of Stillwater, but on the other side of the lift bridge.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We are river loving couple who want to give our guests the not-your-average-hotel opportunity to stay in this cozy and unique setting and share the beauty of nature and the river.
Why the Owner Chose Stillwater: The unique private natural setting on the bluff, large lot, and the beach below sold us on this 'escape'. It is very close to both Stillwater and Hudson, two delightful river towns.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet: The privacy, architectural harmony, and natural beauty is amazing.