2 bedroom rural ridge-top guesthouse in SE MN
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||1000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Other, Away from it all, Rural, Other|
Description from the owner
Located in the Mississippi River blufflands just north of La Crescent, MN between La Crosse, WI and Winona, MN, this 1000 square foot rustic and cozy guesthouse is a perfect spot for bicyclists, hikers, birders, canoe/kyackers, cross country skiiers, families attending local events, or quiet relaxing get-aways. Sleeps up to 7, with 2 bedrooms, one full and one queen, as well as a bunk bed alcove. Has a full kitchen, large bathroom with washer/dryer, air conditioning, wood stove, satellite TV, and free wireless connection. Close to several beautiful State Parks, and located just off of Scenic Apple Blossom Drive. Owners are avid cyclists, and...Read more
2 bedroom rural ridge-top guesthouse in SE MN
La Crescent, Minnesota
Additional Location Information
Our guesthouse is located 8 miles north of La Crescent, MN and 20 miles south of Winona, MN. We are about 15 minutes from the cities of Onalaska and La Crosse, WI, and an hour east of Rochester, MN. The guesthouse sits on our 20 acre property just off of Apple Blossom Scenic Drive 500 feet above the Mississippi River valley in apple country. We are located in a beautiful spot conducive to all kinds of outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, birding, hiking, skiing and, our very favorite; bicycling. Within a half hour, you can be at the trail head of the well known Root River Trail in MN, or the Great River trail system just across the river in WI. The cities of La Crosse and Onalaska both offer access to many good restaurants, bars, and events as does Winona, the home of the annual Shakespeare Festival among other things. Amish country and the handmade crafts they sell are about an hour away to the east as well as the west.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Other
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$90||$90||$500||$1,700||2 nights|
|All Dates||$90||$90||$500||$1,700||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 7% of rental - Tax
- Additional guests - $5 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2guest(s). It will also be applied to 2 guests who utilize more than one bedroom.
- Holiday - $87 / day - Other - Base rate for Holidays and Holiday weekends is $87 for dual occupancy.
- Large load of fire wood - $25 / stay - Fee - The wood stove in the guesthouse and the campfire ring are both useable by guests. A large load of dry firewood can be purchased upon request.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 06, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Best price, privacy, and location
I needed some privacy, quiet, and isolation to focus on writing a screenplay, and that is exactly what I got. This fully-furnished guest house features necessities and comforts, and was serviced by Jeff and Laurie who were both accommodating and unobtrusive. The location does not have much in the ways of restaurants or shopping, but if you're looking for those things, LaCrosse is only a few minutes away. And for the amount of space and accommodation, the price can't be beat.
I will definitely be back, and soon.
Exactly What We Needed!
The cabin is absolutely beautiful. We stayed for two nights and would definitely stay again! Laurie and Jeff provided enough firewood to heat the cabin for our entire stay. Chris and I spent hours sitting in front of the fire place as well as driving a short 5-6miles down the road to the beautiful state park! The overlook from the state park was more than I could have hoped for. We could see we're the river began splitting and the cars looked tiny from how high up we were. The kitchen of the cabin is well stocked for any meal needs. We made steaks and burgers :) I felt I also had privacy during my stay, which we appreciated, although Laurie and Jeff were always available when we had questions or needed anything. The cabin was nice for a couples weekend, but there is enough space for a family of 4. Although Internet was only available in a portion of the cabin, near the window, it was good to be unplugged from the world for awhile. The thing I loved the most about staying at this cabin was the view from the front door on a clear night. The stars looked close enough to touch and the silence was incredible. I encourage you to take a trip out and enjoy an unforgettable weekend!!!
A great alternative to a traditional hotel stay.
I was not sure what to expect when I booked this guesthouse. After talking to the owner, I was impressed with how friendly and laid back this couple seemed. I traveled with my three children (ages 6, 9, and 15) and their father. We travel a lot for sports, and it is difficult to find a hotel room that is accomodates all us at a reasonable rate. This trip we had a competition in La Crosse which was just under a 15 minute drive from here. So, we were anxious to give this a try. I must be honest, when we pulled up, it looked a little sketchy. The land itself is absolutely stunning, as is the owners residence and we were hoping their house was the one we were staying in! However, when we stepped inside the guesthouse we were pleasantly surprised by the up-to-date appliances and spaciousness of the accomodations! The place had everything you could possibly need, and very high quality extras were provided (Soap, shampoo, awesome towels, tea.). My teenager daughter feel in love with the abundance of books they had in every room! It was like a giant library, and she stayed up late reading. My little ones were obviously happy they had satellite TV and there were several games provided. They were initially disappointed we weren't staying at a hotel since the like swimming and running the hallways. We were happy to find there was a "Kwik Trip" that has a casual restuarant inside for easy access to supplies we forgot. However, there is not much more in the immediate area for restaurants or things to do. Overall, we absolutely loved the stay. We are more used to "convenience stays" where there are restuarants or shopping centers in the immediate area, but we would definitely stay here again.
Perfect for us
This 2 BR place was perfect for us (2 couples hiking Minnesota State Parks). Great bargain! It was decorated very nicely inside. We loved the LR and kitchen area. Great TV reception. We're able to make our own supper and breakfast there. Beautiful and peaceful spot in the country. Owners were very kind to give us directions to a nearby state park.
Michelle & Justin
South St. Paul MN
My husband & I were looking for hotels in either Winona or La Crosse, and he came upon this place, and it sounded neat. We are always up for something different, and we wanted something quiet & relaxing, after a year of marriage & remodeling a house for 8 months straight! It was way better than a hotel, since it was fully ours, and had direct tv, a full kitchen, all towels/linens (softer than hotels!) and we just came & went as we pleased. We had a short scenic drive to Winona or La Crosse, to spend the day checking out these cute towns. It was a great getaway from our busy city lives! Thanks Laurie & Jeff!
Response from Laurie Rogers - 09/26/2012
It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we hope you come back again next time you need a get-away!