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St. Croix River Escape (Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Escape for a week to this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home, an extremely unique, natural, built-into-the-river-bluff setting on a picturesque 3 acre lot with close to 300' of private river frontage. It can accommodate 4 to 5 people and is located on the Wisconsin bluff, looking over to Stillwater. The location is very private, yet just 1.5 miles south of downtown Stillwater and about 5 miles north of Hudson. It is also just down the road, almost walking distance, from The Valley House banquet and wedding facility, making it a choice event location.

Note: If you were unaware, there is a new bridge project going through the Stillwater area. Here is a link for current status: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stcroixcrossing/index.html

Keywords: Nature, River, Amphitheater, Beach, Chalet, Tree house, Private, Unique, Architecture, Michael McGuire

More Details

Owner
JT
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About JT

We are river loving couple who want to give our guests the not-your-average-hotel opportunity to stay in this cozy and unique setting and share the beauty of nature and the river.

JT purchased this chalet in 2012

Why JT chose Hudson

The unique private natural setting on the bluff, large lot, and the beach below sold us on this 'escape'. It is very close to both Stillwater and Hudson, two delightful river towns.

What makes this chalet unique

The privacy, architectural harmony, and natural beauty is amazing.

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This is a truly unique, modern, yet natural setting that is difficult to describe, but somewhere between a chalet and tree house with multi-tier decks and patios will get you close. The property is about 3 acres with approximately 300' of private water frontage on a very wide area of the St. Croix River. The beach lies down the steep sandy bluff. Although the property has private water front, the house sits in a private cove at the top of a steep, sandy, treed hill. We hike up and down a rustic marked path, but it is about 350' of hill and is a short, but strenuous hike. It is only accessible for the fit and adventurous and boots and gloves are recommended.

Please Note: This is just south of Stillwater, but on the other side of the lift bridge.

Amenities

Hudson Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master bed is a queen and the second bedroom has a queen and a single daybed also., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a full size futon in the living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
Multi-tiered natural limestone terrace and amphitheater-type patio

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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St. Croix River Escape (Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired)
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 34 reviews
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home for girls weekend. We loved the character this home has! The mature trees make the for a private setting. You can see the river from almost every room in the house. We did find a few bugs, mostly in the master bedroom and bathroom. Nothing a exterminator cant fix. We were asked to strip our own beds and take out the trash before we left, which we did. The reason you leave home for a weekend is to not have to do that stuff. It wasn't that big of a deal, just took the fun out of staying some place to relax. I would not hesitate to stay again. The charm and the character this home has, makes it easy to over look any negative things.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the architecture and the tree-top views. The home is well cared for, well-stocked and very clean. We felt right at home.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place that was exactly what we needed. We are very grateful that we were able to stay in such a beautiful home close to our friend's wedding. It almost feels like you are in a treehouse from inside. Would recommend to anyone staying in the area!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location! Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful escape for us! The beauty of the locale, coupled with some really fun things to do in the area (Stillwater, Hudson, Twin Cities) made this a perfect place to stay! There were a couple of minor issues, but I'm sure they have been taken care of. Thanks to JT and Helen for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Escape home. The remodeled bathroom was beautiful. Kitchen was fun with the blend of vintage and modern touches. Also enjoyed the fire pit area. We will for sure consider staying again

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really injoyed our stay at the River escape ,every thing was perfect.

Steve&Teresa

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $119 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Refund policy: 50% of the rental amount is refundable with confirmed cancellation notification more than 30 days prior to rental. Within 30 days of rental, there are no refunds.

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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