Vintage Cottage Overlooking the Mississippi River (Minn/Wisc)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Classic, restored cottage with panoramic views on main channel of Mississippi. Next to National Scenic Byway in area ranked Number One for exploring Upper Mississippi. Excellent central location between Madison/Milwaukee and Twin Cities. Cottage is 10 miles from downtown La Crosse in small rivertown of Dakota MN.
1920's cottage is on a quiet road fronting open, moving water. Cottage looks out on SKY & WATER. Railroad and highway proximity are not a problem here as they are at many area Mississippi River locations. The quiet road is not a main highway. Tracks are unobtrusive--blocked by small boat landing, fence and road. Cottage sits on private knoll. Eastern windows (all the sitting/living areas) view sky and water--no buildings and no view obstructions. North & South, cottage is surrounded by trees/mature privacy hedge. Garage/fence border back yard. Guests enjoy sitting/dining/cooking/outdoors, overlooking the river.
Rosy morning sunrises, moonlight on the water, and walks along the panoramic road are loved by guests, many of whom return every season. The Guest Book is filled with tributes from ten years of satisfied guests. (The cottage reserves far in advance May through September.)
Furnishings are attractive & comfortable. Large new kitchen (stocked well for cooking) and dining area open to a brick patio. Queen bed in one bedroom; double in 2d bedroom; twin in sunroom. Daybed size couch in livingroom. Living areas are spacious. While cottage can accommodate larger groups, it is best for one to four guests.
A stroll across the quiet road takes you to the confluence of the Dakota and the Mississippi Rivers and a small boat landing. Two miles down the road is a larger boat landing and white sandy beach with blue,clear water. It is worth a stay to watch the sky, light, water, eagles and tundra swans. Close access to numerous fishing/boat rental marinas.
Extensive WI/MN trails & parks nearby. Located close to the scenic Great River Road Wine Trail. Great dining & antiquing on the National Scenic Byway. Eagles gather on area of River framed by the sunroom window. Many boat/bike/kayak rental places nearby. Cable TV and highspeed internet.
Area attractions in addition to SE MINNESOTA/WESTERN WISCONSIN BEAUTY:
(Google these attractions/areas)
GREAT RIVER ROAD WINE TRAIL: 10 Scenic Wineries
TREMPEALEAU COUNTY: Bluffs, Wetlands, Trails and Scenic Backroads
WINONA: Shakespeare Festival; Art Shows; Classical Music Summer Concerts; renowned Minnesota Art Museum
RIVERFEST: July 4 festival on Historic La Crosse Riverfront
LACROSSE DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT: 60 sites--largest in Wisconsin; Riverside Park Holiday Lights
OKTOBERFEST: famous La Crosse September/October celebration
HISTORIC RIVERBOATS: Majestic steamboats pass cottage enroute to/from Twin Cities
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE BASILICA: Stroll the serenely beautiful grounds; fine dining on site
Cottage is less than 20 minutes from Mayo Healthcare and Gundersen Healthcare, UW-La Crosse and Viterbo University. Approximately one hour from Mayo/Rochester.
Keywords: Private cottage, unobstructed water view
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Member since: 2007
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1),
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
Weekly and Monthly rate vary, depending on season and number of guests. Reduced rates October through April.
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$400 minimum rent. $50/additional guest/night for 3 nights or less. $40/additional guest/night for 4 nights or more.
50% deposit at time of reservation. Balance when guests are at the cottage.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: My vocation is law, but my avocation is real estate and creating inviting homes in peaceful settings. I discovered the cottage on a Sunday drive, loved the location, and acquired it to enjoy the majestic Mississippi River--in a private setting that is only 10 miles from La Crosse. As friends visited and asked to use it, the cottage became a popular rental.
Why the Owner Chose Dakota, MN, USA:
Dakota has wide open views along the Mississippi. I purchased the cottage for my own use because of views/setting. The location is simply tranquil and peaceful--the light magical. You have complete privacy but are close to things you want to do.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Walking along the River (even at night, under the moon); the light of the morning sunrise; daytrips on Great River Road; grilling and dining on the patio while watching the River; entertaining in the lovely kitchen all year around. Watching the River and movies at the same time. The architecture and furnishings of the cottage. Beautiful flowers, fall colors, birds. No intrusive neighbors.
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Front of cottage, eastern view facing Mississippi and rising sun or moon
No houses between cottage and river-- clear, beautiful view of water
Kitchen--open to dining/sun/living rooms. Terra cotta tiled. Superbly outfitted.
Dining/gathering area open to kitchen & outdoor brick patio w/grill & dining
The famous "Dakota Eagle Tree" outside your front door.
Front Room with river view dining, gathering, TV and movies
You see sky & water: That's the riverview in bottom half of sunroom windows
Guest Bedroom with double and twin beds (Not Pictured: Attractive Queen Bed BR)
Private patio facing River for sun/moon/bird watching, dining, grilling
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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