Embark on your own "Walden Pond" adventure of spiritual discovery and being at one with nature amidst 44 private acres of serene woods with its own river running through it! Each season brings its own magic: the fiery colors in fall, crunching through snow in the winter, new life in spring and sports and activities in the summer! The 2000 s.f. log home known as 'The Bungalow" offers romantic fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office/bedroom + huge entertainment room. Home is completely equipped with full kitchen including dishwasher. Hostess readily available. Only 23 minutes from the Mayo Clinic Enjoy complete privacy or engage in activities such as down-hill inner tubing or horseback riding at nearby Ironwood Springs Ranch. Miles of marked hiking trails along the river.
- House2002 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
2000 s.f. 3 bedroom, 2 bath in a beautiful wooded setting!
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 14, 2018
About Barb Hill
This property was originally owned by my parents. My dad set up a small saw mill in the woods and built the original rough structure in the 1980s. I purchased it from them in 2000. My Dad actually milled the lumber over the fireplace, the shelf in the living room and some of the oak rafters. I recently added a beautiful addition and decided I would share it with people who I believe will love the tranquility and beauty. There is SO much to do and enjoy or sit and occasionally see a few deer wandering through your yard.
Barb Hill purchased this House in 2002
Why Barb Hill chose Stewartville
I grew up in Stewartville and decided to purchase this property to keep in our family for the future. I visit here occasionally but want to share it with others! I LOVE being here and I will get a lot of pleasure out of letting you enjoy it, too.
What makes this House unique
Root River on the property a few hundred yards away. Ironwood Springs Ranch adjacent with 200 acres of hiking trails and other available activities such as horse drawn sleigh rides, horseback riding, etc. (Further information is available through Laura, our host.)
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing is a understatement ❤️
This home has everything you would have in your own home, it was very clean and well maintained.. The home is decorated so perfectly for that cabin feel😊� The property was such a surreal place to enjoy nature and family time., we will definitely be back.. our host was absolutely wonderful. Very kind and informative.. We plan on many more visits to this hidden treasure..
Des Moines Iowa
You made our day! Nothing makes us happier than to hear you loved your visit to the bungalow; the comfort of cozying up inside and the beauty of nature. We are excited to have you visit us again.
Prior to our stay, Barb replied to each of my emails quickly and offered helpful suggestions as to things to do
Laura warmly welcomed us shortly after we arrived
Enjoyed the Cheese and cracker plate set out for us
Extra amenities such as hair dryer, fully stocked kitchen plus extra condiments etc
Thank you, Joyce! We really enjoyed having you at the bungalow. You took good care of everything and I'm glad you enjoyed the extra things we wanted to provide for you. Hope you come again!
Beautiful vacation home!
We were met by our host Laura who touched on a few things regarding the home. A very nice and personable lady. She then had to leave for Indiana for the week to celebrate her mother's birthday, but we encounered no problems during her absence.
The home is so beautiful, comfortable, functional and provides everything necessary for a lenthy stay. We cooked most of our meals there and lacked nothing in preparing meals.Our only use of the upstairs was to view a few Netfix movies.This added amenity was a very nice addition. The bed was very comfy and the surrounding area was very appealing.
We completed many activities in S.E. Mn. but always happy to return to the comforts of the bungalow. Would definitely stay again in this one of the " best of the best."
Again thanks to Laura and Barb.
You were an absolute pleasure to host. We were pleased you enjoyed being cozy at the end of a busy sightseeing day! There is so much to enjoy in the area and then have somewhere to cook, relax and get some rest!
We would love to see you again in the future.
Super nice, clean and modern property.
Spacious home sitting in a wooded area. Very clean and has all the amenities you could want. I struggled with the lighting initially, but the host educated my wife and I and it was all good after that. It stormed severely while there and it was a comfortable safe feeling within the home. I enjoyed the animals from the nearby camp (horses, goats, donkey, etc.) and appreciated the proximity to Rochester, MN. Would like to experience it again in the winter sometime.
Peaceful Wooded Home
My son who lives in Rochester was getting married in Spring Valley. My family was going to be spending 4 days in the Rochester area and didn't want to spend those days in a hotel. The bungalow was absolutely the perfect place for us to stay, as it was between those2 places. It was so welcoming both inside and out. The home was clean and well stocked with anything we could possibly need. With the hectic schedule of a busy wedding weekend, the surrounding woods with trails and a river were the perfect way to start or end the day with a peaceful walk. We even saw deer on almost every walk. Thank you so much for helping make my stay in Minnesota as close to perfect as it could get! 5 stars all the way!!!!
We are so pleased the bungalow was the perfect spot for your family! We want you to enjoy the entire experience; from relaxing inside the bungalow to enjoying the trails and wildlife outside! Thank you for choosing the bungalow for this important event!! Please come and see us again.
Wonderful, Clean Home! Peaceful, Private Setting!
What a great stay! The house was very very clean, with a great layout and well stocked. The grounds were so nice with wonderful trails & animals. It was very peaceful and private -- perfect after a big day of activity. And Barb and Laura were very welcoming and ready to answer questions! We're glad we stayed there and would definitely stay again! Matt & Carla Rae
Thank you so much for choosing the bungalow! We wanted your stay to meet and exceed your expectations and we are glad it did! We would welcome you back anytime!