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The Lorelei Cabins 'Not Just a Place, But an Experience!' the Edelweiss

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The Lorelei Cabins are located in Dubuque, Iowa, near Swiss Valley Park. The beautifully decorated cabins, The Edelweiss and The Aster, and our newest property, The Homestead, are perfect for any getaway. The cabins and the house are secluded in an area with over 400 acres of land, yet close enough to the city of Dubuque to enjoy the restaurants, shopping, and other amenities a city has to offer.

A perfect place for a family gathering, reunion, wedding or a romantic getaway. Each season has it's own unique offerings, with the vibrant leaves in the fall, the snow activities in the winter, and the relaxing tranquility of the ponds and Catfish Creek in the spring and summer.

The sunsets are abundant, and the lights of the city are a beautiful back drop to this area. Viewing the wild life and various scenes of nature are an experience everyone can appreciate. Walking in the woods, having a picnic or bird watching, is also recommended.

Call us and create your own getaway!
No pets allowed.

Keywords: Cabins (2 available), and The Homestead
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    There is no cost for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We have a designated smoking area outside in the back of the cabin. No smoking inside, otherwise you may be fined....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, no pets allowed...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The scenery is breathtaking. We have two ponds for fishing and other water activities, and we use the ponds for ice skating in the winter. We are close to Dubuque, but the feel is country living at it's best. Most people come to the cabins, and they do not want to leave to go eat or do anything but relax, or do outside activities. Great for reunions, family gatherings, weddings, or any other opportunity to get away! We have lots of space, and a party barn, with more games and areas to explore. We also have fire pits, for a bon fire!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) One television on each floor. DVD player....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    The cabin overlooks a 11/2 acre pond....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor fire pit...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is equipped with all tableware, paper towels, napkins, coffee, pots and pans, bowels...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    we have a paddle boat and canoe available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We have snow shoes available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 1 - Jan 10, 2018
2 night min stay
Standard pricing
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $228
  • Tax Rate 5%


Rates are subject to change. Cleaning fees may be charged depending on the booking. Different rates apply to events held at the barn, or the cabins. We are open to hosting parties, retreats, weddings or showers.

13 yrs and younger stay free. If not available, please contact owner for other listings.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dubuque Regional Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Dubuque
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lansing, Iowa
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
90 Miles
Nearest Train
Galesburg, Illinois
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many choices Downtown Dubuque!
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sundown Mountain, Dubuque, Iowa
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mississippi River

Car: Necessary

On site, with over 400 acres to hike, snowshoe, fish in the Catfish Creek and in the newly built ponds. Many beautiful places and overlooks to enjoy picnics and sunsets. Wildlife is abundant, including deer, turkeys, eagles and red tailed hawks. Close to Sundown Mountain for winter skiing, cross country skiing is available on site, or at The Swiss Valley Park. Snow shoeing is available with snow shoes available. Only 8 minutes to the city of Dubuque. Many great places to visit in Dubuque: casino, hockey, theatre, ballet, ice skating, the Mississippi River Museum, river walk, shopping,wineries and much more. The 4th St. elevator is a great experience in the spring, summer and fall. There are many great restaurants such as L'May, and Woodfire. Close to Galena, Illinois., which offers many shops, antiques and great restaurants.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: Laura is originally from Dubuque, Iowa, and Jim is originally from Milwaukee. They have been married 28 years and have three grown 'children'. Both have human service back grounds. Jim is a motivational speaker/educator and owns Creative Education Services as well as Lorelei Cabins with Laura. The best part of owning the cabins has been the great people they get to meet all of the time, and the events in people's lives they are able to share.

Why Downtown, Dubuque, IA, USA:
This property has been family owned since 1930. The Edelweiss Cabin and the Aster Cabin were built in 2009 and 2010. The idea was to offer beautiful upscale cabins, on this property so others can enjoy the area and all of the natural beauty has to offer. There are over 400 acres to hike, snow shoe, bird watch, picnic or even fish. Enjoy the water with our paddle boat and canoe. My home is a hillside away from the cabin, so we are available to take care of any problems or to help your stay be complete. This cabin, the Edelweiss and the Aster Cabin are a perfect pairing for family reunions or other events.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
WE offer hot tubs all year round, and beautiful scenery all seasons. Our kitchens are fully equipped so you never have to leave to go out to eat unless you want to. We are honoring my mother, Sally von Carlowitz with this endeavor, as it wouldn't have happened unless she convinced us to follow through in providing this magical experience. We all loved the Sound of Music, which is why the cabins are named as they are, and Lorelei is named after myself, Laura, and my sister, Lisa. Unfortunately, my mother passed away suddenly in 2010 before the second cabin was finished. I believe she is watching over us and happy with how everything turned out and really happy at how busy all of this has been keeping me!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • The Edelweiss

    The Edelweiss

  • Dining area (next to screened in porch)

    Dining area (next to screened in porch)

  • View of the 1.5 acre pond

    View of the 1.5 acre pond

  • Living room with fireplace and flat screen TV

    Living room with fireplace and flat screen TV

  • Back view of The Edelweiss

    Back view of The Edelweiss

  • 1st floor bedroom

    1st floor bedroom

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Lower living room and game table; also includes flat screen TV

    Lower living room and game table; also includes flat screen TV

VRBO #284805

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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