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Upscale and Modern. a Hidden Paradise on the Backwaters of the Mississippi River

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The view as you pull into the property. Parking right outside the front door.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

1 Bedroom, Plus Loft, With Stunning Views Of Backwaters Of The Mississippi River

Open year-round! Nestled between the small riverside towns of Alma and Nelson, Wisconsin, The Great River Retreat Guest House sits on the backwaters of the Mississippi. What once was a day cabin with no running water or electricity to speak of, was completely remodeled in 2013. Every detail was considered, from the hand-scraped wood floors, the Amish rough sawn pine ceiling, the natural stone marble counter tops, the real stone slate surrounding the free-standing wood stove (there to keep you cozy on a cool night), to the screened-in deck with stunning views of the calm Mississippi backwaters and the trains passing by. You’ll feel like you just escaped into paradise.

The cabin sleeps six people comfortably in it’s one bedroom and large loft area. Enjoy incredible views as the sun rises and sets, and watch as the fisherman and water skiers go back and forth during the day. You’ll also have access to the water and use of our dock so that you can fish, swim, or just relax. Experience what it’s like to stay at a truly unique place. (ask about availability of Pontoon or Jet Ski Rental)


If this place seems a little to tight check out VRBO Listing: 821489 as this is the Main House adjacent to the property that is now available for rent.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Train tracks are nearby, so supervision is required at all times....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Standup shower. Small linen closest. Towels provided. Please bring your own shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    There are a variety of games in the pantry-bring your game face!...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Water/Dock Access Fish from the dock, go for a dip, or just relax next to the water. Pontoon or Jet Ski may be available for rent(based on availability)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With a 42'' flat screen TV, CD and MP3 player. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Stay toasty and warm in the winter! Wood is provided for the stove. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    We have the kitchen fully stocked with utensils for your cooking convenience, all you need to bring is the food! ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Make your vacation even more memorable. Ask about renting our pontoon or Jet Ski!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened-in, table with seating for 6, and hammock....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    May be available upon Request. Please ask!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill, all you need is the fresh fish or meat!...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Summer Rate
May 1 - Oct 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $225
Fri, Sat
$900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6.5%

Notes:

*Prices shown do not reflect the 6.5% tax.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
MSP
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Top Hat
15.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Coffee Mill Golf Course
Alma, WI, USA
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 35
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harbor View; Slippery's; Nelson Cheese Factory
13.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Coffee Mill Ski & Snowboard Resort
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Alma Beach & Mississippi Sand Bars

Car: Recommended

Stay on the backwaters of the Mississippi River and enjoy gorgeous views of the water, trains passing by, and the abundant wildlife. Take a day trip to explore the many wineries in the area and wine taste your way up and down the Great Mississippi River Road. While you're here you can hike up to Buena Vista Park and experience the stunning view from a top the bluffs of Alma, WI. Or, if you'd rather, take a nice drive along the river to soak in views of the bluffs, wildlife, and river. Another must see is the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN, featuring live eagles. If you're visiting us in the winter don't forget to bring your skis, snowboard, or snowshoes. If you like fishing, we've got that too! So again, if it's winter, pack your ice shack and warm clothes and Flotty will show you where all the fish are biting. We've also got great biking trails and roads if you are a cyclist. If you like boating, kayaking, canoeing, or just about any other water sport we've got the perfect location for you to do all of those things as well. Feel free to bring your boat and tie it up at our dock or ask us about renting the Pontoon or Jet Ski, Into golfing? Yes, we have that too! Like campfires? Perfect, we've got a great fire pit for having a fire and roasting s'mores. To experience something really unique, add Suncrest Gardens to your list. Suncrest Gardens has the best pizza in the area, live music many nights, and a nice fire to keep you warm as the evening fades away. Only catch is you have to bring your table, chairs, plates, napkins, and silverware but no worries you can borrow ours. You can also explore the many small river towns along the Mississippi, do some shopping, eating, or antiquing. Lastly, if you love deep-fried cheese curds, or if you have no idea what those are, than you must go to Pioneer (a 10-minute boat ride) and you'll have the best hand-battered white cheese curds Wisconsin (or anywhere else) has to offer. Not to mention, the Saturday night prime rib that melts in your mouth. Please also visit our website and visit our Facebook page for the latest happenings:

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2016

About the owner: Jeremiah & Jessica are new to the ownership of the property as of March, 2016. Both natives of small towns in Minnesota, have always had a love for the time away on the water. Taking ownership of the previously rented 'guest home' along with the 'main house' has been a very exciting adventure after a few years of owning and managing a lake house on Lake Zumbro just north of Rochester, MN. Parents of 3 young children, we stay busy working full time (Jeremiah as an electrical supervisor and Jes as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Mayo Clinic Rochester) and managing our properties....of course, frequenting them as much as possible as well!! :)

Why the Owner Chose Alma, WI, USA:
This home is a ball toss and a driveway's width away from the main home giving the added bonus of dual rentals for your larger groups but keeping the properties separate for the smaller groups who enjoy the peace and privacy of our wooded lots overlooking the railroad and the open beauty of the river. The refreshing dips in the summer water, boat cruises and many fishing adventures will keep our love for this location year after year!!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The gorgeous views and calming sounds of the train coming through are just a couple of the features we would like to extend to our guests either traveling the area or local to us looking for an escape! The amazing porches will provide you with wonderful mornings drinking coffee watching the eagles and calm, relaxing evenings enjoying the trains. Step outside for a campfire and watch the fireflies dance in the night and the stars flood the sky - you'll enjoy every minute away!!!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • The view as you pull into the property. Parking right outside the front door.

    The view as you pull into the property. Parking right outside the front door.

  • Beautiful high top dining table, seats 6 comfortably.

    Beautiful high top dining table, seats 6 comfortably.

  • Another photo capturing the vaulted ceilings and modern decor.

    Another photo capturing the vaulted ceilings and modern decor.

  • Master bedroom, brand new mattresses April 2016, full bed.

    Master bedroom, brand new mattresses April 2016, full bed.

  • West facing porch to enjoy beautiful sunsets, bird watching, train activity, etc

    West facing porch to enjoy beautiful sunsets, bird watching, train activity, etc

  • Our view from sitting on the porch - overlooking the train tracks and the water.

    Our view from sitting on the porch - overlooking the train tracks and the water.

  • Check out the main house, also available to rent on VRBO - #821489

    Check out the main house, also available to rent on VRBO - #821489

  • Dock for guests to sit and read, fish, or swim from.

    Dock for guests to sit and read, fish, or swim from.

  • Furnished kitchen with the basics, open to the dining area.

    Furnished kitchen with the basics, open to the dining area.

  • Open floor plan with loft pictured.

    Open floor plan with loft pictured.

  • Living room with wood burning fire place (as a cozy option), DVD player, Direct

    Living room with wood burning fire place (as a cozy option), DVD player, Direct

  • Located in the loft, one full and one queen size bed.  New beds, April 2016!

    Located in the loft, one full and one queen size bed. New beds, April 2016!

  • Another angle of the porch....one of our favorite spots to hang out!!

    Another angle of the porch....one of our favorite spots to hang out!!

  • Guest House on the left, Main House on the right - as you pull into the property

    Guest House on the left, Main House on the right - as you pull into the property

  • Riverside fire pit. (Yes we have 2 fire pits!)

    Riverside fire pit. (Yes we have 2 fire pits!)

  • Sunset--view from our dock.

    Sunset--view from our dock.

VRBO #480979

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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