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40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 13)

"Lion Downe" cottage, the perfect get-away with all the extras (new large hot tub, free WIFI, satellite, firewood, etc.) , located in the heart of the Rush River Valley, along the scenic Mississippi corridor with brand new large hot tub and expanded deck with unparalleled views of Lake Pepin and the surrounding majestic bluffs.

Stunning log home, as featured in Log Home Living Magazine, is nestled in the bluffs, with breathtaking views of Lake Pepin from every room in the house, and from the large deck. The serenity and cozy feeling is accentuated from the surrounding 40 acres of private majestic hard wood forest. 660 foot of lake frontage, easily accessible from the lake (but not from cottage up in bluffs), with variable sandy beach depending on the season. Located 13 miles downriver of Red Wing, near the Wisconsin Villages of Maiden Rock, Stockholm and Pepin. Just 60 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport.

Fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, bird watching and relaxation right out side your back door. Shopping, fine restaurants, and quaint small towns with antiques, arts, crafts, and frequent festivals all within a short, pleasant drive along the lake shore.

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Sanctuary, house, home, lake home, hot tub, secluded, private, lakefront, riverfront, view, flat

More Details

Rob Weinmann
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Rob Weinmann

I someday hope to retire at Lion Downe Cottage with my wonderful wife, Heather. In the mean time we both work in the Twin Cities and get down to visit as often as possible with our family.

Rob Weinmann purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Rob Weinmann chose Maiden Rock

We chose to purchase Lion Downe Cottage as it is very close to the Twin Cities, has wonderful quaint towns nearby, great wildlife, fantastic restaurants, countless festivals, and is still one of the best kept secrets for a vacation!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a great weekend! We loved the place even more than we expected after looking at all of the pics online! Hope to come back and visit again soon!!
Mar 2011
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Maiden Rock Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13 ...
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Great room conv couch - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) New King Bed in lower level suite!, Queen size Beds (3) Two Queens in upstairs suite bedroom (one in small space off main room) and sofabed in Great Room (see convertible bed section for more detail). , Double Beds (1) New Double Memory Foam Mattress in loft., Twin or Single Beds (3) Extra long twin new Memory Foam mattress in downstairs bedroom. Two extra long twin Memory Foam Mattresses in new loft., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable Queen bed with springs and adjustable air from the new leather sofa.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Japanese soaking tub, Jacuzzi bath, new shower in upstairs suite, outdoor hot tub, incredible views, ultimate in serenity and privacy with 40 acres of surrounding forest, free firewood!


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40 Acre Wooded Retreat Overlooking Lake Pepin with Lakefront
average rating of 4.8425927 based on 190 reviews

Quiet and Romantic Retreat

  • 5 of 5


My wife and I snuck out of town for a short weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We were hoping for a quiet setting where we could enjoy eachothers company, a bottle of wine and a cozy fire. The cabin provided everything were were looking for and much more. Matter of fact, we enjoyed ourselves so much we contacted the property owner and arranged to stay an additional night.

The cabin was stunning, it reminded me of a gingerbread house, strategically located on the ridge of the bluff top with a perfect view of the Mississippi River/Lake Pepin.

It was very clean and tastefully decorated. We easily found all of the items we needed for our stay and took advantage of a few of the extras we stumbled across like the sound system on the main floor. The large stone fireplace became the focal point of our stay. I like the fact that it was easy to start and there was plenty of dry wood within close reach.

The spring leafless trees provided a panoramic view of water from nearly every window. We took advantage of the warm weather and walked the upper property strolling through the heavily wooded lot, taking in nature at its best. The long driveway and lightly traveled access road were great for taking a walk any time of day- the views of the Rush River Valley were specatular. We caught sight of a few eagles as they made their way around the river valley, soaring in the sky and even landing in a tree very close to the cabin, it was quite the spectacle.

I would recommend this property for a romantic get away, a girls weekend or a guys weekend. There are many great golf courses in the area, fishing, boating or simply sharing time together.

Thanks Rob for sharing this wonderful property, we'll definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW- Thanks for the wonderful review! We pride ourselves in making everything as enjoyable as possible for your stay with us at Lion Downe Cottage.
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Perfect location and atomosphere

  • 5 of 5

Everyone was stunned with the view of Lake Pepin. The kitchen was spacious and the beds super comfortable. The hot tub was such a nice touch. We would for sure want to come back and stay in the fall.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Book Club Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time staying at Lion Downe. We had a problem with the key lock box on the first day and on the second day there was an issue with the hot tub. The owner was contacted for each problem and had someone there within a very short time fixing these problems. The cottage is very clean, comfortable and has everything you need. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property! Previous reviewers have pretty much covered everything already. Wonderful loft-style home with log, metal, and beautiful tile details. We were just fine with the beds being "loft-style", there is only one true closed off bedroom in the basement but that worked for us. Beds were extremely comfortable. We didn't end up using the hot tub because it was just a little too cold out. TV was easy to wheel out and get running to watch a few movies. They do provide a cart to get your luggage from the vehicle to the home but it is down a stone hill path and with the snow and ice, that was dicey at times. Rob was very helpful in contacting the guy in charge of plowing and shoveling the property when we had a stuck car issue as well as coming to plow before we needed to leave in the morning! SO appreciated. I would imagine that this place has wonderful charm during any season but was very serene for us on a snowy winter weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Christmas to remember

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay it was the best Christmas we have had for our family. The cottage is such a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, peaceful winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place for our quiet winter weekend. Comfy bed, gorgeous fireplace and great kitchen. It's all we needed and never left all weekend.

Enjoying the outdoor hot tub while the snow was falling was the icing on the cake.

Great property with awesome views.

Our pup loved the dog run area too.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ole's in Maiden Rock, Loft in Bay City
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Red Wing Golf Club, others nearby
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 35 and 452nd St.
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several in Bay City and Maiden Rock
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Coffee Mill in Wabasha; Afton Alps 10 mi. further
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Colville Park, Red Wing
Car: recommended

Perfect getaway located in the heart of the Rush River Valley along the scenic Mississippi corridor. Located 13 miles downriver of Red Wing, near the Wisconsin Village of Maiden Rock, just 60 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport. Fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, bird watching and relaxation right out side your back door. Shopping, fine restaurants, and quaint small towns with antiques, arts, crafts, and frequent festivals all within a short pleasant drive along the lake shore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are for 2 guests; add $25 per night/guest for each additional guest regardless of age. Cash, Check, secure online payment via echeck, Visa , MC or Discover accepted. *Website calculated rate is not always accurate. There is a $100 cleaning fee regardless of length of stay or number of guests. We occasionally will rent for one night and make exceptions to our no pet policy, please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund