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Beautiful Historic Home For Retreats, Parties, Getaways & Reunions

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 4 Bedroom Victorian Home In Historic District Near Downtown

This home is perfectly designed for group gatherings, wedding parties and/or simply a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the Alexandria area. This home boasts a large parlor, library and spacious dining room with unique pocket doors to create different settings for conversation, privacy or gatherings. Four bedrooms with private baths are located on the upper level. Enjoy happy hour on the beautiful wrap around front porch with an old fashioned swing. Play lawn games or simply meander through the beautifully landscaped yard with a pond and rose garden.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 3, 2014

What makes this house unique

This home was so well-preserved over the many years when other older homes were bulldozed or converted to apartments, because it was owned by people who really appreciated it's splendor and unique character. For 40 years, Alma Anderson ran it as a Hostess House, hosting teas on the front porch, special dinners for guests, and a meeting place for influential people in town. The house immediately welcomes you when you drive in the circle drive and see the majestic porch and swing. Once inside the front door, you know you have found a very special place to relax, read, converse or just dream about what the walls could tell you if they could talk.


Alexandria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ward - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Anderson - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Herriot - toilet , shower
    Ledermann - toilet , shower , Ledermann bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Anderson - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , twin is a rolloway if needed, old fashioned tub and shower
    Ward - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , twin is a rolloway if needed, whirlpool, shower and bath
    Herriot - 1 queen , shower, sink and stool
    Ledermann - 1 queen , The Green Room!
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is lots of flexibility with this property. Wether you want a traditional vacation rental all to yourself or you would like something more tailored to suit please just ask. Outside of vacation rentals this property runs as a Bed & Breakfast so if you'd like breakfast service this may be the option for you. Please just ask!


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Beautiful Historic Home For Retreats, Parties, Getaways & Reunions
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Denver, CO, USA

Beautiful home, perfect place for gathering friends or families!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay. A true historical gem. This big beautiful home has old world charm with updated modern conveniences. Each room offers personal privacy with a sitting area and its own private bathroom. The wrap around porch is the perfect place to gather for a glass of wine, a patio meal or to watch the sunset. Within walking distance to many restaurants and cultural activities, this home is convenient for anyone looking to get away and still be close to downtown. Definitely a stay that you'll always remember!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Alexandria MN
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Alexandria Golf Course
Nearest Train
59 Miles
Staples, MN
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Andes Tower Hills
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Latoka
Car: recommended

Alexandria is located in the scenic central lakes region of Minnesota with over 300 lakes within 20 miles of town. Many have Public Access and swimming beaches for visitors to enjoy.

Cedar Rose Inn is located in a very historic and well-kept neighborhood with many beautiful homes over 100 years old. Easy walk to many antique shoppes downtown where shoppers can stroll the historic main street enjoying coffee shops, bookstores, museums, and live theatre.

The world famous Kensington Runestollne, authenticated stone evidence that Vikings were here 100 years before Columbus, is residing in the downtown museum.. a must see if you like history!

The Central Lakes Trail is the longest continuous paved trail in the US and provides cycling, hiking or nature walk opportunities with new 10' wide path. Passes between many lakes, small towns, and beautiful rolling countryside.

There are two licensed wineries within minutes of the home....Carlos Creek, which offers entertainment, tasting and many good Minnesota-grown wines and Burr Vineyards, a small boutique winery with nature trails, outdoor tasting events and tours by appointment.

Inspiration Peak, second highest point in Minnesota is only 25 miles North of town....a good place to exercise, picnic and view the Minnesota landscape.

If you like Golf, you are at the boyhood home of professional golfer Tom Lehman, who frequents the Alexandria Golf Course-site of the popular Resorter's Tournament.

Guides are available for anyone wanting to fish the many deep pristine lakes in the area. Or maybe just rent a pontoon or boat and travel the Chain of Lakes for a relaxing summer evening.

Douglas County was settled by a broad mix of immigrants in the late 1800's because it has many of the same topographies of Germany, Scandinavia, England and Ireland all in the same county.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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