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!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 20, 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.)
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
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.
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!
A perfect get away
Let me start by saying the owner and host of this property are amazing. Both were fast to respond to any inquiry that we had and very accommodating. The cabin itself was perfect. Very clean with everything you would need for a perfect stay. My wife and I were traveling with our niece for her birthday and she was very happy to have her own space upstairs. The only negative about our trip is that we did not stay at this property longer. If you are looking for a great place to stay in the Stewartville area you really need to consider this property. My wife and I are already planning our next trip back.
Thanks, Brian. You are one amazing Uncle and we were so happy to be a part of this special trip. So glad you enjoyed. That is so much to see and do at the bungalow and the surrounding area. The caves in SE Minnesota are a big draw as well as many other things to do. You were perfect guests and we will look forward to seeing you again in the future!
Lovely home in wooded, secluded area
All four of us loved the beautiful home, flowers, trails, quiet, and beauty. The home was very comfortable for cooking, meals, movie nights, games, crafts, reading, etc. We wished we could could have stayed for a week.
The neighbors were great, too.
We loved hosting Carol and her group. We are so happy they took advantage of all the features of the bungalow - hanging out..relaxing..walking, cooking, activities and more. We really enjoyed having them as guests.
Quiet, peaceful, great for family time
We have stayed at many VRBO’s and this one is a great bargain. It is nessled in the beautiful rolling hills and woods of southern MN with easy access to area bike trails, tourist towns around the area that have fun events (Lanesboro was one we had fun visiting) and to Rochester. Although private the cabin is actual a part of a Bible camp campus (the cabin is on the other end of the property away from the main camp) which offered animals for the grandkids to spend time with, miniature golf and other events if one so desires. We loved hearing the peacock throughout the day and had fun watching the male peacock do a dance with his feather’s ruffled for his mate. There are several rabbits that can be held, lambs, goats, a miniature donkey and horse. Paths in the woods allowed for hiking and biking. The private yard is large enough to play games with the grandkids and have a bon fire. Basic amenities included were soap, coffee, limited spices, towels, washer and dryer. All much appreciated. The multi level allowed for family time with plenty of room for alone time if desired. The property was very clean and well maintained. I would have given it a 5 except the main bedroom had a humidity problem so it needed a dehumidifier in it. If we are ever in the area again we would definitely consider coming back and staying again.
Thanks, Charlene. So happy you enjoyed the bungalow and all the surroundings and activities! You are a family on the go! So sorry we had some moisture but were happy we were able to address it right away.
Just a side note..while we do share a common driveway with Ironwood, the bungalow is its own separate 44 acres but are happy you can enjoy some of the features of the ranch.
Thanks for sharing such great feedback!
Gem in the woods
The Bungalow was perfect. It had everything we needed. Loved having fires at night. The land around the property is so calm and peacful. Only wish we had more time to explore.
Our goal is to give you the opportunity to have a full experience whether it is serenity, activity, comfort, beauty or exploration! So happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
Ladies weekend getaway.
We stayed in the bungalow for our annual ladies weekend. It was perfect for us! The bungalow is cozy and comfortable. The setting is peaceful and Barb was so accommodating and responsive. Laura made sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend!
So happy your ladies weekend getaway was a success! We have done our best to make you comfortable and give you space to be together to talk, laugh, eat and enjoy each other.
Thank you for sharing your experience!