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Beautifully Decorated Home at Pepin Wisconsin Open Year Around

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

This beautiful home is located in the historic village of Pepin, Wisconsin. Villa Bellezza (1 mile away) and Hidden Meadows (5 miles away) wedding facilities. The Twin Cities are just over 1 hour away and Rochester is just 1 hour away. Home is beautifully appointed and has all the conveniences, including bar-b-que, DVD player with movies , books, magazines and stereo.

You can have a quiet getaway or an action vacation with hundreds of shops and restaurants in our many towns around Lake Pepin. If you want festivals and activities, see the Mississippi Valley Partners website. Laura Days (Little House on the Prairie) are in September and the wayside cabin is 6 miles away. On-the-lake activities are year round. Just hang out at the Co-op store and you will find all the best places to eat, fish, swim and sail.

Keywords: Charming, Home located in the historic village of Pepin, WI, birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder from 'Little House on the Prairie'

Pepin Cottage has 4 distinct sleeping areas. Downstairs has a pair of twins and a full size along with the half bath. Washer and dryer are in their own rooms, if needed.

The back porch has a single bed overlooking the backyard. It is suitable for someone who may have difficulty navigating stairs. It comes with an adjacent full bath.

Upstairs houses a room with a pair of twin bunk beds with safety rails. The beds are very comfortable. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed. An iron with ironing board are located upstairs if needed.

We have a great spot for a 'girls weekend' outing or a multi-family vacation. Family reunions are really fun at Pepin Cottage.

We proudly display all four seasons. In the winter, our village and the surrounding villages have many monthly activities (check Pepin, Stockholm, Maiden Rock, Nelson, Wabasha, Lake City and Red Wing websites). Don't forget ice fishing. Spring shows all the new foliage, the new crops of leaves, corn and soybeans. Watch the ice flows break up. Summer weather is spectacular. Try our beach, the boat harbor next to the beach, the beach-front shops. Bring you appetite to try out the many restaurants. Bring a boat and we have a spot and the slip by the harbor. Fall colors in September and October are worth the trip. The sugar maple trees show almost every color of the rainbow. Take a stroll anytime around our village to see great sights and to meet great people.

Search Words

Girls Weekend

family Reunions

Wine Tasting

Harbor View Restaurant

Great Italian Food

Snowmobile Trail

Ice Fishing

St Paul Destination

Minneapolis Destination

Rochester Destination

Eau Claire Destination

Chicago Destination

Dakota County Destination

Wedding Party Accomodations

Great Fishing

Laura Engalls Wilder

Eagle Watch

Eagle Museum

Lark Toys

Pickle Factory Food

Nelson Cheese

Twin Bluffs Family Food


Art Fairs

Country Fair Produce

Italian Food

Warm Fireplace

Gourmet Kitchen





Anniversary Celebration

Birthday Party

Sleeps 9

Cross-Country Skiing

Horse Trails



Sportsman's Club Range

Wine Tasting

County Fair

Lake Sailing

Boat Rentals

Flyway Film Festival



Boat Launch

Boat Slips

Boat Storage

Sattlelite Dish

Lock & Dam

Fall Colors



Wings Over Alma Nature Center


Mayo Clinic Deals

Love Nest

Villages Around the Lake:

Maiden Rock (12 miles)

Stockholm (6 miles)

Nelson (7 miles)

Alma (13 miles)

Wabasha, MN (9 miles)

Lake City (20 - 25 miles)

Red Wing, MN (30 miles)

More Details


Pepin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet time OUTSIDE the home is 9:30 pm till 8:00 in the morning. This is strictly enforced. Please inform all who are staying.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2), trundle bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
You will be delighted in all that you will find as you roam the 9 communities on Lake Pepin.


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average rating of 4.478261 based on 33 reviews

Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

The stay was nice but for the price it should have internet and some type of television service.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pepin is a small community that experiences frequent and very short power outages. Each time this happens, the internet and sattlelite box have to be manually reset. This causes huge frustrations for folks staying. So we have put together a library of movies for everyone to watch plus an invitation for everyone to bring some along. There is high speed internet at the local library (inside and outside) that is about two blocks away.
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nice property and plenty of space

  • 3 of 5

Overall we had a nice weekend with al ot to do, thought property was clser to the water

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chippewa Falls

Pepin, Wisconsin was a great place to spend the Fourth of July weekend

  • 4 of 5

Clean, well decorated home with plenty of space. Home was clean, with a well appointed kitchen. All other necessities and other amenities were within walking distance of the house. Great restaurants, taverns and entertainment. We were also blessed with great weather.

The beach, restaurants, coffee shops, taverns were close by and we enjoyed the great view of Lake Pepin which was a few short blocks from the house.

A mile north was a nice winery with a very reasonable Wine Tasting offering. A few miles to the south was a nice place to drop the kayaks in the water for a 3 hour trip down the Chippewa River then the Mississippi and then back up the backwater and pull in about a quarter of a mile by road from our launch.

A minor issue was the missing grill as advertised but as soon as the owner was notified the grill appeared.

Additionally the advertisement did mention beachfront but as mentioned above the beach was about 3 blocks from the house. The harbor did have a nice public beach that appeared well taken care of.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our rental home is located in the middle of everything: (1) exactly 1 mile from Villa Bellezza, (2) 3 blocks from the boat harbor and beach, (3) 1-3 blocks from shopping, restaurants and bars, (4) 3 blocks from music venues, and (5) 5 miles from the round barn wedding venue. At night renters have quiet for sleep. A great venue for fishing and hunting trips, family reunions, and "girls" weekend getaways. We have space for boats and several cars. There is much literature for local sights in the dining room. Come often for your "home away from home."
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Cute and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights and had a wonderful time. The house is walkable to the waterfront, shops, and restaurants, and best of all for our daughters - down the block from the Laura Ingalls Wilder museum!

Plenty of beds, comfy and quiet house. Great kitchen had everything we needed! Thank you Jim!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is to make everything comfortable, easy and convenient so that everyone will be refreshed while on a vacation or at an event. We are OPEN year around to assist hard working people who need a break. WINTER in Pepin is great.
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Celebrating 81st and 90th Birthdays in Pepin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, very clean and snuggly home. We were in Pepin celebrating my mom's 81st and my aunt's 90th birthdays, both of whom are Pepin natives. We had a great party at the Nelson Stone Barn! Our family enjoyed the gorgeous, well-stocked kitchen, fabulous grill, and enormous open spaces. Very comfortable couches to spread out and visit. Wonderful stay! Thanks so much for making this weekend extra special, Jim. Our families will be back :)

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pepin WI is directly in the center of the Lake Pepin shoreline and there are many communities. From the village, everyone can take day trips and only have to drive a few miles. WINTER is Pepin has excellent ICE FISHING and over 150 miles of SNOWMOBILE trails, many of them clearly marked. The house is very warm. Think Pepin for a last minute getaway, a family reunion, or a "girls' weekend."
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Summer Vacation Delight

  • 4 of 5

Great Lake Pepin getaway! Time was split between girlfriends and family time with fantastic activities and fun to please both. Sailing, Stockholm art fair, winery tours, pizza farm, hiking, blueberry picking, Lark toys and swimming. An hour and half from St. Paul. Can't wait to go back! Thanks Jim!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed our little village of Pepin and "took in" so many of the local activities and places to visit. Pepin Cottage is in the middle of so many communities that have so much going on. Our dining room bay window is full of literature that tells what is happening in our area. For those who are with family or a girls weekend out, we offer a quiet spot for enjoyment. Even during the cold winter months, Pepin Cottage is a warm and welcoming place to stay.
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Jim Morgenstern
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

Why Jim Morgenstern chose Pepin

We chose Pepin as a vacation destination because it is the most friendly town in Wisconsin, the scenery is awesome all the time; there is so much to see. The local merchants are visitor friendly. We have numerous great restaurants. We are close to the Twin Cities and all of southern towns in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Pepin and the surrounding communities have numerous events 12 months of the year, which have an appeal to artists, those who enjoy film, fishing, boating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, eagle watching and much more. The 'Laura Days' activities in September offer great enjoyment for kids.

What makes this house unique

Our home is situated in a quiet neighborhood. If listening carefully, you can hear a train whistle in the far distance. The home is very uniquely designed. Everything is very 'custom,' from the ash inlaid cathedral ceiling to the stainless kitchen in custom hardwoods. The home is a true work of art. You can enjoy a easy 3 block walk to the boat harbor and all of the local shopping. Several eating establishments are within 2 blocks. AND, if you come in by boat, we have local transportation from the boat harbor to our home for you and your luggage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came down from Minneapolis to check out the Pizza Farm in Stockholm. It was amazing!! We had the best time and perfect weather. Thanks so much for the wonderful cottage. We plan to come back with our kids.
Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Eau Claire, WI
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Restaurant
Garden Pub, Harbor View Cafe
Nearest Beach
Pepin Beach

Ice Fishing is huge on Lake Pepin and snowmobiles are encouraged for the 150 miles of trails. Come to the many town festivals (see Mississippi Valley Partners website) and make Pepin, WI your headquarters for lots of fun. The fall colors are as beautiful as New England. Special winter rates available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 13.5%

contact Owner via this number-7156171485 between the dates of Aug 20-25 for bookings
Property theft and damage will be charged to renters
Rates and room taxes are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with payment.
Check in time is after 3:00pm and Check out time is by 11:00am
We require a one-day vacancy between bookings for complete house cleaning.
Outside quiet time between 9:30pm and 7:00am
Please contact us with questions and an exact price quote
*** Call us today for October to March DISCOUNTS***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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