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Heaven's Valley Lodge

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Himmelstal is Heaven's Valley in German. Welcome to our valley!

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Last updated: 03/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Winona lodge description

Nestled in the 'back 40' of a 200 acre hobby farm is a little piece of heaven, an inviting respite of peace, surrounded by nature.

This two bedroom, full kitchen guest lodge will accommodate sleeping for six, with one queen size bed, one full, and one queen pull out sofa.

It has antiques sprinkled throughout its l shaped living/dining rooms, and has a 3/4 bath and laundry room. Feel free to make your own meals in the fully furnished kitchen. A gas grill stands ready for use.

We have multiple pastures and groomed logging roads to accommodate hiking, cross country skiing or snow shoeing in the winter.

Even though we are tucked away 3 miles from town, there are plenty of things to do.

The lodge:
- has a free standing fireplace for those cozy fall/winter nights.
- is just on the outskirts of Winona, approximately 1.5 miles as the crow flies from St. Mary's University.
- has WIFI, tv and dvd w/limited movie selections.
- has a large bonfire pit for roasting marshmallows and star gazing, as well as a smaller, self contained firepit.
- is ideal for parents/families of students enrolled at St. Mary's or Winona State Universities.
- nationally acclaimed hockey camps and cross country ski trails close by at St. Mary's University. Bring the family!
- has a full garden and perennial flower beds, (weed pickers welcome...:) take home some fresh garden produce or honey from jim's bees.
- has a spring fed creek running through it. Wee ones love to catch our frogs!
- abundance of rarely seen birds: Bluebirds, Indigo Buntings, Scarlet Tanagers, Pileated Woodpeckers, an Audubon lovers delight.
- a small herd of Scottish Highland cattle (long horns, long hair). A gentle group. Very lean meat, organic, grass fed.
- home to Herbal Turtle Farms, and what may be the largest Shitake mushroom farm in mn!
- if you like wildlife, waking up to see a small herd of deer or a dozen turkeys walking single file to the creek is not uncommon.
- is great for corporate clients and all day strategy retreats. Weekly corporate rental encouraged.

Winona:
- is home to the Great River Shakespeare Fest, Beethoven Fest, Frozen River Film Festival and more, promises to impress, never disappoints!
- has the Minnesota Marine Art Museum where you will see paintings with primarily marine theme, including masters like Renoir and Monet! Take in Mississippi Sippin' events on the edge of the Mississippi there!
- has an outstanding Winona County Historical Society Museum! Winona is rich in history and at one time was the wealthiest county in the country due to the lumber industry.

- we have many returning guests! Come and relax, enjoy yourself on our little piece of heaven!

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    22...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed on the deck or outdoors only please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Alas, the main living area is on the upper floor, bathroom on the ground level....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bed 3, sleeper sofa: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • The largest bedroom has a queen bed, dresser and two chairs. The 2nd bedroom has a full bed, dresser, desk and two chairs. The 3rd bed is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • The bathroom is on the ground floor with a laundry room adjacent to it w/laundry sink. Bath has a large walk in shower....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Heaven's Valley is a beautiful private 200 acre valley. The Lodge is nestled in the 'back 40'. Wildlife is abundant! ...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Cross Country skiing in our valley Or drive to St Mary's University to rent ski's or snow shoes. World class groomed trails only 2 miles away!...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Cross Country skiing in our valley Or drive to St Mary's University to rent ski's or snow shoes. World class groomed trails only 2 miles away!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room is open to the livingroom and kichen areas....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Parking:

    Yes, and room to turnaround with boats, horse trailers. or snowmobile trailers....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell service is great if Sprint..., Verizon - text only, most others, text only or no signal. Guests may use our WIFI to connect....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Yes...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Standalone wood burning fireplace...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully furnished with dishes, pots, pans, blender, crock pot, spices, kitchen knives, silverware, everything you should need. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Small, but certainly functional....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Yes...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Yes, gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross Country Skiing in our valley, or 2 miles away at St. Mary's University....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6.875%

Notes:

Holiday nights will be charged weekend rates.

Also, in the winter, all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive is recommended. Our driveway is 3/4 mile long and during heavy snowfall, we plow as often as we can, however, there will be times when 4 tire traction is the best.

Payment due at check in or during stay via check or cash. No credit cards except to secure booking. (Card is not charged).


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Last updated: 03/19/2015
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
LaCrosse, WI
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ground Round
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Westfield - 9 hole
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 14 or Hwy 61
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ground Round
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
XX Skiing at St. Mary's University groomed trails
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mississippi River

Car: Necessary

Winona is home to many fine arts! The Minnesota Marine

Art Museum, is home to some masters! The Great River Shakespeare Fest and Beethoven in June/July never disappoint! Frozen River Rilm Festivals in Feb, many local theatre troupes, like Mississippi du June, or SMU's Paige Theatre, WSU stage productions. The Tri-nona triathlon is a true draw to athletes regionally and nationally. There are many trout streams in the area to fish, or rivers within 40 min's to canoe or float down. Spectacular scenery in this karst region that the glaciers did not touch! There are golf courses all around, caves to explore or biking to be had!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Jim and Cheri purchased 100 acres in 1996 from some lovely german owners. It grew to 200 acres in 2000. We built the Lodge in 1997 and lived in it while building our new home in 2001. The oldest of 9 children, Jim's family visits by the dozens, so we used the lodge for overflow. In 2004 we became licensed for a 'bed and coffee', which means to our guests, a nice basket of fresh assorted fruits, good coffee in the freezer door, and fresh eggs to pick for your own culinary breakfasts.

Why the Owner Chose Winona:
We felt like Winona was lacking lodging that allowed folks to prepare their own meals and simply relax in comfort surrounded by nature. Not having cell signal is a blessing and a curse, but by and large, it seems to have a calming effect on those that stay. Families make memories, brides and grooms honeymoon, children love picking eggs and playing in our shallow creek. Heaven's Valley has a kicked back feeling, kind of like your hosts...:) we wanted to share our little slice of heaven on earth.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Being able to look out the window and see fawns prancing in the spring, or a gaggle of turkeys walking single file to the creek, or that first Bluebird or Baltimore Oriole on the deck railing, or hearing the owls hooting at night, makes Heaven's Valley a special place. It makes us count our blessings and give thanks.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Himmelstal is Heaven's Valley in German.  Welcome to our valley!

    Himmelstal is Heaven's Valley in German. Welcome to our valley!

  • Picnic pavillion.  Can seat many!

    Picnic pavillion. Can seat many!

  • Bonfire area for roasting S'mores and star gazing!

    Bonfire area for roasting S'mores and star gazing!

  • The fully furnished kitchen!

    The fully furnished kitchen!

  • Partial view of the back valley. Great for XX skiing or snow shoeing!

    Partial view of the back valley. Great for XX skiing or snow shoeing!

  • The 'L' of the living room, w/queen sleeper sofa.

    The 'L' of the living room, w/queen sleeper sofa.

  • The free standing fireplace.  Cozy!

    The free standing fireplace. Cozy!

  • Bdrm #2 with full size bed.

    Bdrm #2 with full size bed.

  • Large shower in bathroom.

    Large shower in bathroom.

  • Heaven's Valley Lodge has a large turnaround area.

    Heaven's Valley Lodge has a large turnaround area.

  • View from parking area to the Lodge.

    View from parking area to the Lodge.

  • Our salvaged corn crib.  We love pieces of the past!

    Our salvaged corn crib. We love pieces of the past!

  • Rope swing!  We can hear many a delighted squeal from this swing!

    Rope swing! We can hear many a delighted squeal from this swing!

  • Our accommodating laying hens gift you eggs for your breakfasts! You pick!

    Our accommodating laying hens gift you eggs for your breakfasts! You pick!

  • L shaped dining room/living room.

    L shaped dining room/living room.

  • Dining room looking towards the kitchen.

    Dining room looking towards the kitchen.

  • Bdrm 1 with queen bed.

    Bdrm 1 with queen bed.

  • Laundry room near bath.

    Laundry room near bath.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/19/2015
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