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
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
2000 s.f. 3 bedroom, 2 bath in a beautiful wooded setting!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very cozy cabin
My family and I stayed here during a recent trip to Mayo Clinic. Of all the rentals we have stayed in the past, this stay was by far our best. The host provided many thoughtful touches, such as the fire in the fireplace was ready to go, all we had to do was light it. And put fresh bird seed out for the birds so we could watch them in the morning. My kids enjoyed the game room upstairs, while my husband and I enjoyed the fireplace downstairs The setup was very cozy, relaxing and peaceful. Horses and beautiful woods outdoors. Perfect setup for families. We are looking forward to a time when we can come back.
Thank you for sharing the things you enjoyed during your stay at the bungalow! Keeping you cozy and warm, being entertained by watching the birds and animals out your window, feeding the nearby horses carrots and taking a walk through the marked trails in the woods are some of the things we wanted available to meet and exceed your expectations! So happy your family had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy. We loved hosting you.
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.
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!
Great home and location!
This is thr perfect place for a family holiday w/ plenty of room for everyone. The hiking and scenery onsite is another plus. THANKS!
It was a pleasure for us that you chose the bungalow for your family getaway! Thanks for taking such good care of it. We are happy you were able to enjoy relaxing in the bungalow as well as hiking in the woods and along the Root River. We hope you choose us again in the future.
Beautiful hidden gem in the woods
My family and I spent a long weekend here while visiting family. The cabin was perfect for us, we had plenty of room to spread out and have our own space but we could also come together when we wanted. The hosts were friendly and kind and Barb’s communication was excellent. We were able to host Sunday dinner for 9 people comfortably and everything we needed was available. A beautiful, quiet property with activities available right next door if so inclined. We would definitely come back!
I love having families come together and enjoy not only enjoy the spaciousness of the bungalow but be able to relax and enjoy each other! So happy you found us and we hope to see you and your family again!