Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Redpath Retreat- enjoy the quiet beauty of the prairie in this private cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private cottage with full kitchen, bath & loft sleeps 4. Beautiful prairie view

Enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of all of seasons in our lovely private cottage. Our farm site including our home and the cottage sits on a creek surrounded by 40 acres of wildflowers and prairie grasses. It is located on the west central Minnesota prairie and is home to abundant wildlife. Watch the sun rise and set and enjoy campfires under star filled night skies. A great place to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of our lives and back into the nourishing embrace of nature. The cottage is a renovated granary with a rustic look and with all the modern conveniences. The original granary floor, barn wood and antiques mix with the modern comforts and conveniences. A loft accommodates a queen size bed and the living room has a comfortable queen size sleeper sofa. A fully equipped kitchen makes cooking easy and a full bath with shower will meet all your needs. Relax on the screened in porch or inside by the cast iron fireplace. Amenities include a flat screen TV connected to Dish network, Bluetooth enabled stereo system, DVD player, microwave, a Kuerig one cup coffee maker with an assortment of teas, coffee and hot chocolate. Enjoy sitting by our meditation garden, walk the trails, watch our entertaining chickens and gather their eggs for breakfast. Starting in spring you can canoe on the creek that flows through our property and in winter enjoy ice skating and cross country skiing on it. The area is on a migratory route and is host to many birds and waterfowl. Deer walk through the yard and other wild life is frequently viewed. Especially alluring is the peace and quiet of this country respite.


Owner
Vicky Radel
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Vicky Radel

We both grew up in the area and graduated from Wheaton High School in 1972. After high school we moved to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area where we lived for 30+ years and raised our family. Over the years we often spent time at Steve’s family farm. In the early 2000’s, with no one living there anymore, the farm site was becoming sadly dilapidated -- yet the land, trees and water continued to hold a great sense of peace and beauty.

We decided to buy the farm site, not quite knowing what we would do with it but wanting to preserve and restore its beauty and share it with others. We cleaned up 100 years worth of metal and junk and planted 6 acres of wildflowers and grasses to add to the hundreds of trees that were already there.

The process took several years. During that time we made weekend journeys to camp at the farm and do the work we could. We quickly found ourselves reluctant to leave at the end of the weekend. We decided to build a small home with plans to perhaps retire there.

In 2007 we moved into our new home (although we are not retired) and have been here ever since. We are so grateful every day that we are able to live here, enjoying the quiet beauty of the prairie, its sunrises and sunsets, the star filled night skies, amazing birds and wildlife, and of course our pet chickens who entertain and feed us (eggs only!)

We both have a keen interest in art. Steve graduated from University of Minnesota Morris with an art degree with a focus on sculpture and continues to explore his favorite medium. Vicky is pursuing her own interests in photography and encaustic painting (painting with pigmented wax). Our newest project on the farm is her new art studio. Vicky is also is an experienced practitioner of acupuncture and has a clinic in nearby Wheaton.

Vicky Radel purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Vicky Radel chose Minnesota

Since our house is small, we realized we needed additional room for guests. We found an old granary a mile away and had it moved to our site. In the spirit of recycling, we transformed it into a beautiful guest cottage that we have decided to share with people looking for a peaceful retreat like ours.

 We love our decorating projects and have incorporated antiques and furniture from our parents and grandparents, barn doors from an uncle's abandoned farm 1 mile north of us and the horseshoe we found while digging the foundation. The original granary floor is refinished and a screen porch lends that relaxed country feel.

The cottage is about 200 feet from the house, where sight lines and trees maintain a sense of privacy for both buildings.

What makes this cottage unique

It is hard to find a truly quiet place in our busy world. A place where the city lights don't interfere with the view of the stars and a place you can find solitude if you wish. Long walks along the river (or on the river in winter) with the interplay of nature and wildlife are nourishing to the heart and soul. You can read or write a book while sitting on the porch or by the fireplace. You can watch the birds at the feeder or see water fowl at area refuges. Perhaps an eagle will fly over as you sit by the river or go out in the canoe. The deer walk through the property regularly. Whether it is a special event or a week long getaway the beauty of the prairie's big skies will greet you.

Amenities

Norcross Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All towels a robe and slippers provided
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Loft with Queen size bed sleeps two. Comfortable queen size sleeper sofa in the living room also sleeps two.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
Feel free to explore the property. The mile walk around the river is especially nice as well as the trails through the meadow and grove. Bike on the rural roads and cross country ski and ice skate in the winter. Sit around the outdoor fire pit and look at the stars. Area lakes provide excellent fishing opportunities in all seasons. Wildlife frequently are seen on the property. Come and experience the beauty in all seasons.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

91% Complete
8% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Redpath Retreat- enjoy the quiet beauty of the prairie in this private cottage
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews
Vadnais Heights
5

Absolutely delightful! I would highly recommend it for a peaceful getaway. A slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

A darling cabin with wonderful hosts. It exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
24572 County Road 25, Lewiston, MN 55952
5

We WILL be back!!

  • 5 of 5

We would absolutely recommend this little getaway to anyone! We stayed during the week for our honeymoon, so while Vicky and Steve were at work during the day, we had the entire property to ourselves. We seen many different kinds of birds (with supplied bird books so we could look up what we were seeing), lots of butterflies, and the chicken supplied the most delicious breakfast eggs for us! The rooster waking me in the morning brought back fantastic memories of my childhood on the farm and I couldn't wait to get up and enjoy a cup of coffee on the front porch. We spent most of our days road-tripping to the Dakota's, but came back to make dinner on the grill that was provided and sit on the porch reading until dusk. Refreshing, beautiful, and peaceful, and cozy! We are making this our Anniversary vacation every summer from now on and have nicknamed this "our little piece of Heaven". Thank you Steve and Vicky for offering such a great retreat for all to enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Rapid City, SD
5

Perfect little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Redpath. Have been there now in late Winter and Summer. Look forward to coming back in the fall, when the mosquitoes have retreated, but still able to enjoy the outdoors :)

So nice to completely "unplug" and enjoy the quiet and nature.

Thanks again, Steve and Vicky!

-Danette and Brion Anderson

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Rest and Reprieve

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and idyllic stay. Breathtaking views of the prairie at sunrise or sunset through the huge windows or screened porch. Comfort and ease staying in the refurbished cabin. If you are seeking rest and quiet, this is the place to stay. Just be prepared for the mosquitoes awaiting your outside!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Nice and quiet

  • 5 of 5

It's a nice little house. Good place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The only noises we heard were the local birds.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Hidden little gem!

  • 4 of 5

An amazing little place, quiet and surrounded by beautiful nature! The hostess was more than welcoming and attentive! Loved every minute being there!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Fargo ND
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wheaton Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 75
Car: necessary

Enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of all of natures seasons in our lovely private cottage. Our farm sits on a creek surrounded by 40 acres of wildflowers and prairie grasses. It is located on the west central Minnesota prairie and is home to abundant wildlife. Watch the sun rise and set and enjoy campfires under star filled night skies. A great place to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of our lives and back into the nourishing embrace of nature. Enjoy our meditation garden, walk the trails, watch our entertaining chickens and gather their eggs for breakfast. You can canoe on the creek that flows through our property or skate or cross country ski on it in the winter.The area is on a migratory route host to many birds and waterfowl. Especially alluring is the peace and quiet of this country respite.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Norcross Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable