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Close to Historic Downtown Stillwater on Bike Trail

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This is a shot looking at the green roof and your studio.


Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

500 sq. foot Studio with beautiful view. 1 bedroom, bath, and kitchenette.

Feel like you’re part of the treetops in this Scandinavian-styled studio of knotty pine and skylights — only a mile from Historic Downtown Stillwater. Bike/Hike the new trail just steps from your door. (Nordic ski in the winter.) Furnished with top-of-the-line king bed, wifi, and cable TV! Enjoy coffee in the nicely equipped kitchenette as songbirds sing their morning serenades. Dine-in or stroll into Stillwater for its wide variety of restaurants. You’re surrounded by gardens here with indigenous plants carefully cultivated by the owner. Your own fire pit, too, so bring s’mores fixings for a quiet evening nestled in the beauty of the St. Croix River Valley. This upper level studio was originally a craftsman’s workshop for making harps. Ideal for writing retreats, cycling weekends or romantic getaways. The office is on the first level, so if you need work space while your honey is watching a movie, you can both have privacy.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, American Sign Language - although rusty
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 2
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • The king size mattress is an iComfort by Serta. Most comfortable bed I have ever slept in by far! Gaze at the stars through the two skylights which are directly above the bed. Also fun to watch lightening during thunderstorms! This is a studio so the bed is open to the living space....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • 3/4 bathroom with unique large shower letting natural light enter. The bathroom has a skylight window. ...moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are situated on the Brown's Creek Bike Trail which is adjacent to the property. Historic Downtown Stillwater is a 15 minute walk....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Cross country ski or snowshoe right out your front door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Small bar area with seating for two....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Park in driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has basic amenities....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    The basics, salt and pepper, coffee, sugar....moreless


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental is available nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small seating area in OK Corral...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Afton Alps and Trollhagen, cross country skiing right out the door, Local State and local parks have great cross country skiing...moreless



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from 17 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
MPS International
1.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pub 112
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Oak Glen
22 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 95
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many on Main Street
22 Miles
Nearest Ski
Afton Alps or Trollhagen
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Boom Site on the St. Croix River

Car: Recommended

Located in what locals call Dutchtown which is on the north side of Stillwater. Dutchtown was considered the wrong side of the tracks back in the day, only being annexed officially into Stillwater in 2005. This property is adjacent to Brown's Creek Bike Trail. Walk the track to downtown Stillwater or hop on your bike and see where you will end up.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: In 1998, I almost purchased the small house across the street. I remember standing in the driveway, pointing at my current home, and saying to the realtor, 'That is the house I want.' Seven years later, I bought it. I think you will find the feeling of 'yesteryear' and see the remnants of the company town this neighborhood has to offer. There is a Bohemian feel with several artists living within walking distance. Several years ago, I remodeled with the desire to appeal to travelers. I am a traveler who enjoys a more provincial experience to a complete touristy experience. If you are similar, I think you will find this in Dutchtown. Additionally, I have been in Stillwater for 23 years (unbelievable!). I would love to serve as your personal consigliere.

Why the Owner Chose Stillwater, MN, USA:
Natural light pours in from the six skylights featured in the studio. Being up there when it rains gives you the feeling of being in a birdhouse. Stillwater is the most visited place in Minnesota, second only to the Mall of America. BTW, the Mall of America could definitely be a day trip given it is only 32 miles from here. The one mile walk or bike to Historic Downtown Stillwater gives you the feeling of being a local. Wineries and brewies are popping up everywhere which could also make for a fun day trip. The little towns up and down the St. Croix River Valley could provide enough activity for a week and then some. Marine on St. Croix to the North boosts itself as being the Birth Place of Minnesota, although so does Stillwater:) Further north is Taylor's Falls and St. Croix Falls, both having individual charm and worth checking out. Down river is the quaint village of Afton were you could easily laze away a day. Further south you will find Prescott which is at the confluence of the St. Croix River and Minnesota river. Lunch and music at Muddy Water's Salon is always worth the drive. Of course, the twin cities is only about a 30 minute drive and has everything a large city has to offer. Fine dining, museums, and urban flair is abundant - yes, even in the winter!

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
The charm of this architecturally designed home is it's setting. It is located on one of the steepest hills in Stillwater which adds to the allure. The large windows help bring the outside into the living space. I was raised on a hobby farm so I find that digging in the dirt is not only in my blood, but therapy. Slowly, I have introduced many native plants into my gardens. I'm amazed by how many pollinators; such as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, I see around since making the transition to natives. Additionally, one of my beekeeper friends has a hive on the back hillside. I thought I should mention this in case you are allergic to bees. The bees are not aggressive and tend to their business of pollinating and are fun to have around, not to mention healthy for the environment.

Contact us

Speaks: english, American Sign Language - although rusty
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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  • This is a shot looking at the green roof and your studio.

    This is a shot looking at the green roof and your studio.

  • The bed is high which makes it great for lounging while watching t.v.

    The bed is high which makes it great for lounging while watching t.v.

  • Flowers and fruit seem to go well together:)

    Flowers and fruit seem to go well together:)

  • Back gardens on owner's side.

    Back gardens on owner's side.

  • There's a story behind this sink!

    There's a story behind this sink!

  • View from the headboard.

    View from the headboard.

  • Nothing like catching rain water for the plants.

    Nothing like catching rain water for the plants.

  • I call this the OK Corral

    I call this the OK Corral

  • Winter on the hill!

    Winter on the hill!

  • Living space for relaxing.

    Living space for relaxing.

  • 3/4 bath with ski light

    3/4 bath with ski light

  • The office.

    The office.

  • Kitchenette complete with gas range.  Small fridge so plan accordingly.

    Kitchenette complete with gas range. Small fridge so plan accordingly.

  • Love this shot!

    Love this shot!

  • Shot from the 'corral'

    Shot from the 'corral'

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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