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Historic Franklin House - Modern Luxuries, Walk To Lake Pepin And Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Enjoy your vacation in one of the most historic homes of Lake City that has been completely modernized. While the beautiful mahogany banister and original hardwood floors on the second level reflects the glory of yesteryear, granite countertops, a slipper bathtub, and WiFi provide all of the comforts of the 21st century. The eat-in kitchen with large table and benches provide a wonderful space for meals. The open floor plan allows family and friends to spend time together between the kitchen and living room. A den with a large TV and game table provide a space away from the main rooms. A brand new bathroom with shower, and stacking washer and dryer laundry complete the main level.

Three bedrooms upstairs provide plenty of privacy. The first bedroom is the “room with a view” of beautiful Lake Pepin. This room has a queen sized bed, while the second bedroom has two queen sized beds. The third bedroom is cozy with a double bed. A full bathroom with a luxurious slipper tub completes the 2nd floor.

The house is a half block from the boat launch into Lake Pepin, and three blocks from lots of downtown shopping. For the fishermen in your family, there are plenty of walleye, northern pike, bass, and sunnies (for those little guys and gals!). And of course Lake City is the birthplace of waterskiing, so the perfect place for water fun! One block away from Water Ski Days festivities, or fireworks on the 4th of July, this is the perfect place for a wonderful vacation.

Long-term rentals welcome during the off-season. Email for winter rates.

More Details

Jodee Glenna
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017


Lake City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Historic Franklin House - Modern Luxuries, Walk To Lake Pepin And Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

What VRBO is meant to be...

  • 5 of 5

This year marks the 3rd year in a row that we've stayed at The Franklin House. We were one of the first people to stay at the property, before there were even pictures posted (owners were doing multiple upgrades/renovations).

From the very beginning, the interaction with Jodee and Steve was first class. They're everything you hope for when using VRBO. The house was as described (beautiful) and they are always welcoming and helpful with anything we need. They also have great suggestions on what to do and see when in town.

The house is great for a family getaway or a weekend with friends. The layout is perfect for entertainment and/or relaxation - backyard is ideal for grilling out or a bonfire! We're impressed every year, and we will look forward to staying here for years to come! You won't be disappointed with this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We love having you each year and are so glad you enjoy your time in Lake City. The marina just added more sand to the beach, and we hear more fun things are coming to the area!
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Great house - Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our son's wedding. The home is spacious and relaxing. We had 5 people staying here and were very comfortable. The location is close to the beach, restaurants and local shops (especially the antique shops). Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Lake City, and the layout of rooms at the house. We did a little landscaping in the back yard since your visit, and upgraded the deck area. There are two new restaurants in town as well. Would love to have you back any time!
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Great house - great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family. There were 3 bedrooms so the kids each got their own space. It was nice to have 2 living areas. Someone could be reading in the front room while others watched t.v. in the other. The kitchen was updated and spacious. We were close to the lake and loved that we were within walking distance of shopping, grocery store and church. We took day trips to Wabahsa, Larks Toy Store, and Stockholm. It was a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at this home for a family wedding. The home has been upgraded and was in perfect condition. We enjoyed spending time out on the front porch and back deck. We walked all around town and it was a stones throw to the Lake. The owner was great to work with. I typically stay at beautiful hotels so this was our first VRBO experience and now I am hooked!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Would love to have you back, anytime.
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Hope to go back often!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Memorial Day Weekend and found it to be a very comfortable house with a great location. We walked to town (2 blocks) and the lake (1/2 block) and the grocery (4 blocks?) each day. The amenities and accommodations were perfect for our getaway and would have been comfortable even if we had more guests with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time in Lake City! We would love to have you come back any time.
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Perfect Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We had a 'Three Sisters' stay at this home. Everything was just as portrayed in the listing. Very well furnished and all appliances were top-notch. Beds were very comfortable. Great location. Wonderful floor plan with the two living areas. Also nice to have front porch and back deck. So convenient to have a bathroom downstairs and another one upstairs. Location is very convenient to everything. We would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and that you found everything "as advertised." The location is truly perfect for lake access as well as downtown Lake City. The Farmer's Market just opened 1/2 block away every Thursday night through the rest of the summer. Come back any time!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

$100 reservation / damage deposit due to reserve dates, then 50% of the rent and taxes due 60 days prior to check in, with the remaining balance due upon check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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