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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
Just returned from our 3rd Visit...and it won't be our last!!
"We feel in love with this place the first time we stayed here in December, 2014. We love the location, and the home was beyond our expectations. We loved it so much that we have been back two additional times since December. We will be planning our return trip for the Fall. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful VRBO. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in that area. What more is there to say about a place that is so perfect."
Guest: Stephanie S.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 25, 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
"I've rented this home twice and loved it for both occasions. The first was for a church womens' retreat, the second for a family vacation. What led me to return to this location was the way the house so greatly accommodates a large group. There are a variety of rooms with varying numbers of beds. There are several comfortable living areas, allowing for comfort and relaxation for everyone in the group. Having a basement entertainment area was fantastic - our young children slept upstairs and weren't woken when the teens wanted to spend time downstairs. The pool and hot tub are a great addition. We also loved driving around and exploring Welch. It has an adorable ice cream shop. It also offers canoeing which was a great family activity. Peaceful, relaxing, secluded...yet close enough to the twin-cities to save the several hour's drive most retreat homes necessitate."
Guest: Amanda W.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 24, 2015