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Historic School Teacherage in Northern Minnesota

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The Teacherage at Alango is on the 2nd floor of this beautiful old school.

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/22/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Maximum 2 dogs allowed with pre-approval and signed Pet Agreement. Pets are an additional $20/per pet/per night....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) daybeds are located in each bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double-size sleeper sofa...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • The Teacherage bathroom includes a vintage clawfoot tub with shower, original wall sink and medicine cabinet, towel warmer, soft towels, and vintage decor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor fire pit (determined by local fire danger status); Library; Tours of school by appointment. Gymnasium and other areas of the school are available for group events; please call for details. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several board games and decks of cards are provided for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Located in Angora Township, MN, the Alango Teacherage is surrounded by beautiful wilderness vistas. The town of Cook is ten miles away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The Teacherage stays cool naturally but for the extreme heat we do offer two backup room air conditioners....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The spacious living room includes satelite tv, game table, writing desk and a sleeper sofa....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Depending on your provider, cell phone service may be sketchy inside the building but usually is good if you step outside....moreless

  • Parking:

    Please park in the front parking area and use the central sidewalk to access The Teacherage. Please do not park on the grass....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Because of our rural location, cell service may be spotty, depending on your carrier....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    detergent complimentary...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Because of the rural location, wireless internet service is sometimes spotty, and therefore not guaranteed. Service is available at McDonald's in Cook--10 miles away....moreless

Kitchen

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

    Full size refrigerator with freezer, gas range with full size oven, microwave oven, covered skillet, toaster oven, pizza oven, crock pot and small appliances available...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas range with full size oven...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Lots of area lakes including Lake Vermilion, Lake Leander and Lake Fourteen....moreless

  • Golf:

    Wolf Ridge Golf Course is 10 miles away. The village of Cook also has a golf course....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    The Boundary Waters are a half hour drive away....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat
$650 $2,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.87%

Notes:

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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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cook Municipal Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Wooden Table
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wolf Ridge Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Wooden Table
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Leander

Car: Necessary

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!

 

Manager info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/22/2016

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  • The Teacherage at Alango is on the 2nd floor of this beautiful old school.

    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 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 vintage iron bed and beautiful decor.

  • The Victorian Cottage Room includes a daybed perfect for reading or napping.

    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.

    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.

    The kitchen includes everything you need to make a home-cooked meal.

  • No need to go to the laundromat...everything you need is provided.

    No need to go to the laundromat...everything you need is provided.

  • Warm your towels while enjoying your bath.

    Warm your towels while enjoying your bath.

  • The spacious Northwoods Room includes a double size bed and a north woods theme.

    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 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 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 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 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 dining room is the perfect spot to enjoy all your meals.

  • The charming bathroom complete with clawfoot tub and gentle rain showerhead.

    The charming bathroom complete with clawfoot tub and gentle rain showerhead.

  • Reserve our library for a few peaceful hours.

    Reserve our library for a few peaceful hours.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Historic School Teacherage in Northern Minnesota

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