Historic School Teacherage in Northern Minnesota(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Spacious and Charming Historic Property Surrounded by Nature
Here's your chance to sleep in school! The Teacherage at Alango is nestled above 16,000 square feet of culture (Alango School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places), situated upon ten private acres, surrounded by hundreds of square miles of wilderness, yet just a short drive to town. Our 1200 square foot home-away-from-home is a traditional teacherage from days gone by that has been renovated to include all the necessities of today's comforts.There are two very large bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a queen bed. Each bedroom also has a day-bed and the rooms are theme- decorated down to the smallest detail. There is a pull-out (double) couch in the living room. The bathroom has been renovated into a charming, retreat and includes an antique clawfoot tub. The kitchen includes a refrigerator and freezer, gas range with full-size oven, microwave oven, toaster oven, pizza oven, and other small appliances. The dining room is spacious and has a beautiful westward view. The living room includes comfortable seating to watch the flat screen plasma TV (with satellite service) and there is a game table and writing desk. A washer and dryer add to your convenience. Wireless internet is available but not guaranteed due to the rural location. The Teacherage at Alango is located on the second floor of the school, has its own private entrance and tours of the school and its history are available upon request. Large windows offer beautiful views of the front yard and the woods surrounding the property. Because of our location on the second floor, unfortunately we are not handicap accessible. No smoking or candles are allowed inside our historic property. Maximum 6 adults. Open May through October.
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Member since: 2012
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $20 + tax
- Tax Rate 7.375%
Rates are based on double occupancy. Add $25/guest/night for each guest over age 16. Maximum 4 adults.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Located in the beautiful North Woods of Minnesota, The Teacherage at Alango is within driving distances to Ely's Wolf Sanctuary, Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary in Orr, Lake Vermilion, Lake Leander, Iron Range mining museums, Boundary Waters Area Canoe Wilderness, Fortune Bay Casino, hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails, hiking trails and much, much more!
Year Purchased: 2004
About: Hi, I'm Dan Maki and I'm proud to offer my home-away-from-home with you and your family. I have always had an interest in old buildings and this building has become a labor of love for me and my family. We look forward to sharing our passion for restoration with you!
Why Angora, MN, USA:
Two very important people in my life, my parents, graduated from Alango School in 1957. It was always a beautiful building to me and when we vacationed up here as kids, we would always drive by and know it was where Mom and Dad went to school. It was when I brought my own son up for a fishing trip about eight years ago to show him the school when I realized that it had fallen into disrepair and neglect. It had not been a school for many years and various owners had used it for several purposes. Long story short, I bought it. With the help of my family, friends and the community, we have brought Alango School back to life and are proud to now share the upper level as a vacation rental. (The teacherage is historically where the female teachers boarded because they were not allowed to marry.)
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
They just don't make buildings like this anymore! Beautiful woodwork and details abound throughout. There's the dent in the gym floor where my father and a classmate accidentally dropped a piano off the stage. The pine floors have been refinished to their original shine and if these walls could talk, oh, what a story they would tell! To know that my parents went to school here and are now living in the original one room school-house behind the property, well, I guess you could say, they've come full circle. Saving this beautiful building, its stories and its history and sharing it with others is my greatest passion.
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The Teacherage at Alango is on the 2nd floor of this beautiful old school.
The Northwoods Room also includes a daybed for lounging or reading a book!
The Victorian Cottage Room includes a vintage iron bed and beautiful decor.
The Victorian Cottage Room includes a daybed perfect for reading or napping.
Play at the game table in the living room or just gaze out the large windows.
The kitchen includes everything you need to make a home-cooked meal.
No need to go to the laundromat...everything you need is provided.
Reserve our library for a few peaceful hours.
The spacious Northwoods Room includes a double size bed and a north woods theme.
The Northwoods Room includes a desk for writing or just gazing out the window.
The spacious Victorian Cottage Room, perfect for imagining days gone by.
The living room includes a large screen TV and plenty of room to lounge.
The living room has a writing desk, perfect for catching up on emails.
The charming dining room is the perfect spot to enjoy all your meals.
The charming bathroom complete with clawfoot tub and gentle rain showerhead.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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