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"The Bell Tower Suites has been the "home" for our family holiday gathering for the past three years. Although the converted church with its original stained glass windows is beautiful year round, it is wonderful for a gathering during the holiday season. When we arrived, our hosts Dawna and Steve had made the suites festive for us with Christmas decorations complete with an absolutely HUGE Christmas tree!! There were even items strategically placed for the little ones to find and enjoy. Special gifts from the hosts to our group also were placed in each suite.
The Bell Tower allows us to create family memories that would not be possible in a typical hotel situation. For example, cookie decorating has become a major family tradition during our stays. Everyone participates which makes for a happy, but hectic scene. The results are as diverse as those who participate. Now place this family event in a converted historical church. Sunshine gave our entire room a splendid background of colors sparkling through the stained glass. Now add the cozy fireplace for a perfect setting. Very special!
We rented both suites which is ideal for families with children. If the doors to the two suites are left open, there is easy convenient access to use both suites simultaneously. During afternoon nap time, the children could nap in one suite, and the other suite was still available for the adults to visit. Also, in the evenings, the children could go to sleep with parents safely nearby. Since our families come from five different states for this weekend, the ability to be together yet have the space to spread out is a luxury. The layout of the Bell Tower Suites provides us that ability. Having TWO complete kitchens available for making a large holiday meal for a group gathering is very helpful and convenient. The suites are very clean and well equipped. Hosts, Dawna and Steve, are outstanding! Response time to any form of communication prior to arrival was especially prompt! It was always obvious that they really wanted our stay to be perfect.
If looking for only two bedrooms, then you can rent only one of the two suites. If you are looking for a lodging that is unique, large while still being cozy, with especially welcoming hosts, and want to create a memorable family gathering ANY TIME of the year, the BELL TOWER SUITES IS YOUR SPOT!!!! After staying here for three years now, our family group can't imagine being anyplace else."
Guest: Ruby Z.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: December 11, 2014
"We take an annual family vacation with our grown children along with our parents and this home could not have been more perfect for the 10 of us. It is large and comfortable and had absolutely everything we needed. The pictures do not do justice to the size of the rooms and the beauty and comfort of the home. We enjoyed some activities in the area but stayed at the house for the most part because the pool, hot tub, pool table, deck, games and family time were more than enough to fill our time. We also enjoyed a visit from family who live near Minneapolis who we rarely see and they were able to join us for dinner (14 at the huge dining table). The house was truly perfect and family members have already voted to return next year rather than trying somewhere new. Thank you to the owners for the wonderful accommodations and for being so friendly and helpful."
Guest: Teresa C.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 8, 2015
"We stayed here with my parents and my young children. We loved the home. It was a lovely, cozy, clean home and was stocked with everything we could have needed. The jacuzzi bathtubs in both of the upstairs bedrooms were a real treat and a very nice touch.
The house is really just a hop, skip and a jump away from the waterfront and the view of the river is gorgeous. You are just a short walk from all the shops and restaurants in town.
Greg was very helpful and friendly. We'd be more than happy to stay there again. The house made our vacation a great one."
Guest: shannon m.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 4, 2015
"My wife and I stayed at Joe's Bluff top home for three days this July, it was perfect! its not very often when you go on a vacation and the place you've booked to stay at becomes the highlight of the trip... this was one of those occasions. My family and I have been coming down to the lake Pepin area for 20+ years, usually in the fall, and we have stayed in many places over those years... the search is over now though, this is far and away the best! secluded and quiet, large beautiful kitchen, comfortable beds, big bathroom, a very relaxing living room with "the view" as soon as we walked in we saw the view that looked out over the lake and the bluffs and we were absolutely stunned! it was also a great vantage point to watch the huge storm that rolled in over the weekend, although my wife was not quite as enthused about that as I was, can't wait to enjoy that view in the Autumn with the fall colors blazing. Joe was a very good host too, was quick to answer any questions we had, even offered to take us sailing on his boat, at one point there was apparently an issue with the air conditioning, which was essential as the temps were in the 90's, before we had even noticed anything was wrong he contacted me and informed us that he and a AC repairman would like to stop by and fix it if the timing was good for us, talk about attentive! anyway, my wife and I were very happy and would highly recommend Joe's bluff house, we will most definitely be back... soon and often! Thank you Joe!"
Guest: Mike V.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 22, 2015