Crescent Moon Retreat is located in beautiful La Crescent Minnesota. The retreat is just 5 minutes from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Located just off I-90, we are an easy 2 1/2 hour drive from Minneapolis-St. Paul or Madison and only 1 hour from Rochester, MN. We have a comfortable and beautifully decorated house for your group to relax and enjoy. We will accommodate groups of 4 to 11+. The house has 3 bedrooms with 9 single beds and one queen bed, full kitchen, dining room, living room, and a large area for family activities or parties. Additional area for air mattresses or cots to accommodate more. Off street parking in a quiet neighborhood with restaurants and groceries within walking distance. (Base price for 4 people)
- House2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11 People. 5 minutes to Downtown La Crosse
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 14, 2018
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fully equipped, great place!
The kitchen carries all the dishes, pans and utensils you will need. 2 full bathrooms and one half bathroom, sleeping 10 with a possible large crafting room or room to sleep more people. Deck on back with grill. Our family has stayed here a few times. The beds are a bit soft, but otherwise it is a perfect place to stay
Glad you had a good weekend!
Quaint, well-equipped property; unclear rate structure
Although this house is set up as a crafting retreat, we rented it for a wedding in Lacrosse, WI. There were 10 of us, 2 families of 5. 1st the good. The house was clean and nicely decorated inside (although not impressive from the outside). The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of counter space and a large table. There's another table on the deck. Bedrooms are all large enough and the 2.5 bathrooms worked well for 10 people. The A/C was effective which was good because it was a very hot weekend. We did not have any functional or mechanical problems with the house. There is parking in back for 3 vehicles. There were plenty of bath towels and toilet paper so no need to bring your own as is the case with some rentals. The house is a 5-10 minute drive to Lacrosse which was very convenient. If you've never been to Lacrosse it's worth going for many good restaurants/bars as well as parks and river views. Now the negatives. First, the beds were comfortable but VERY LOUD. Every time you or your roommates moved a muscle, you could hear it loud and clear. I don't know what type of mattresses they were, but if you're a light sleeper like some of us were and you're sharing a room with people who move around a lot, sleep will not come easy. Second, this is not the place for you if you struggle with steps. It's a split-level, so you MUST go up and down stairs to get anywhere. Fortunately steps aren't an issue for any of us, but they can be for others, so be warned. The biggest problem I have with this place, however, is that the owner billed me for an additional $192 after we had checked out for "additional guests." Based on the VRBO listing, we were under the impression that the rate was $150/night for 4-10 people. It says it sleep 10. (There's an added fee for the crafting room, but we didn't use it). We originally booked it for 5 people, but later added another family of 5. I didn't think there was any need to let the owner know we had more than 4 people. It does say there's an additional charge of $15 per night per person, but I interpreted this to mean people over and above 10. In other words, the rate structure isn't clearly spelled out in the listing, so make sure you know what you're getting into. Shame on me for not paying closer attention to the fine print, but I do feel it was somewhat deceptive and I can't help but feel a little scammed. Based on this, I would not re-book.
We are very pleased with the positive comments.
We have not received a negative comment in our 6.5 years of renting Crescent Moon Retreat so we were surprised by the negative comments and offer responses below.
We have had many positive comments on our beds over the years. We have not had a negative comment before this one, but we will test the beds and try to eliminate any noise that is generated.
Our property is a split level, so it has steps and does not have a quaint look. Unfortunately we cannot change this. We pride ourselves on being in a great location and making our guest comfortable with a clean, well decorated, and functional living space.
Our pricing is progressive so we do not exclude smaller groups from enjoying our VRBO. We have worked with many groups that have changed group size from the initial booking and we have never had an issue. We adjust our price up or down depending on the actual number of guests. No fine print!!
We are very accommodating and we bend over backwards to please our guests!!!
great place for family rental
We rented the house for out of town guests to stay overnight for a wedding reception. It was very nice and had lots of beds. The house was updated and very clean. I didn't actually meet Cindy in person, but she provided all the information we needed through email and text and was very accommodating and provided us with everything we needed. Would love to go back for a ladies weekend or another family vacation.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and that my house was comfortable for all your guests! I appreciate hearing this. . You were easy to be in touch with and the place looked GREAT after your busy weekend!
Thanks so much! Come again!
This place is beautifully decorated, neat and spacious.
We were in LaCrosse to celebrate our son's college graduation and had Saturday to enjoy at this house. We highly recommend this vacation home for family get-togethers since there's open space for games, a wonderful dining room table for at least eight to enjoy meals together and plenty of comfy beds to sleep in.
Definitely hope to stay here again!
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the weekend. Hope you can come back again!
Suitable for any group gathering
Our group of 8 female relatives, ages 22-52, gathered here in mid January for a girls weekend. We all loved the accommodations. The home was clean and cozy. The room off the kitchen which i guess is used for crafters was suitable and convenient for the bridal shower we had for one of the guests. The owner, Cindy, was easy to access if we needed anything. The La Crescent and La Crosse area has a lot to offer visitors no matter what time of the year. We will definitely make arrangements to stay at this location in the future.
Thanks Wendy! So glad my place was a perfect fit for your group! Sounds like a fun weekend! You were very respectful of my property! it was great hosting you! Thanks, Cindy
Perfect location for our Christmas gathering/get away. There was plenty of room for all. Those who wanted to sleep in could, those who wanted their own space could find it, and those who wanted to visit had plenty of room. Kitchen has plenty of room to prepare and serve large meals. Really liked being able to walk to local businesses while having a quiet space for the holiday. Thanks Cindy for a great stay.
Thank you! Glad your stay was great! You left the place nice and took great care of it!
Happy New Year!
Additional information about rental rates
$150 per night for 4 people. Each additional person is $15 per night. An additional fee of $25 per person per day for use of the craft room depending on the activity. Contact the owner for details or special pricing.