Private apartment in walkout downstairs on Big Marine Lake! Hosts live upstairs. Canoe, paddles and life jackets available for on site use with access to lake . Refrigerator, coffee maker, sink, toaster oven, microwave, and crockpot. Private bathroom with shower. Queen size bed and a sleeper sofa (3" foam topper available). Indoor wood stove, wood provided, small outdoor portable fire pit, gas grill with grilling tools, small charcoal grill/bring charcoal and access to a screen porch.
This is a beautiful and relaxing place with privacy. You have your own separate entrance and living space. Your hosts live upstairs, so you might hear a few footsteps. The Queen size bed is a comfortable Ikea latex/memory foam mattress. We use organic cotton sheets. A three inch memory foam pad is available for the sleeper couch. You can enjoy Big Marine Lake and the call of the loons, hike on quiet roads, in the winter snowshoe, x-c ski, ice fish on Big Marine Lake or relax by the wood burning fireplace. William O'Brien and Interstate State Park are nearby as well as Franconia Sculpture Garden and Scandia's Swedish gardens and historical houses! Great bike trails nearby too! Or just enjoy a quiet retreat and a bug free evening in the screen porch.
You will have access to Big Marine Lake and our canoe to get out on the water. We have a screened-in porch where you can enjoy a bug-free evening.
Your hosts, Jane and Dave live upstairs and will greet you upon your arrival. You will have as much privacy as you want. You will have your own separate entrance.
We live in the countryside with great privacy from our neighbors. We share our boat launch area & 1000 feet of shoreline with 4 other families. We have beautiful wildflower gardens, privacy and live on a wonderful quiet street for great walks along the lake. Fantastic biking in the area too - quiet roads and bike trails or snowshoe or x-c ski out on the lake or in nearby woods or at Wm O'Brien State Park and Interstate State Park .
You will need a car to explore the area. We are 50 minutes from the Minneapolis airport.
Minimum 1 night maximum 4 nights.
Accès des voyageurs
You will have access to Big Marine Lake with our canoe or you can bring a non-motorized watercraft to get out on the water. You can fish from our dock too! We have a screened-in porch you can enjoy as well as outdoor chairs near entrance to apartment. Great swimming and fishing on Big Marine Lake.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
You will have your own private entrance. We hope to greet you upon your arrival. We live upstairs.
We have a wide variety of books to read, a few dvd's and cd's to play. Feel free to take a fiction book that you haven't finished during your stay.
If you are planning your wedding, we have beautiful gardens and a quiet space. Talk to us about the possibility of having your wedding ceremony at our home.
No smoking. No parties. Please consult with us about bringing your dog, no cats or other animals besides a well behaved dog. Please bring a dog kennel or dog bed if bringing your dog. Your dog needs to be on a leash when outside. We live upstairs so we ask that you do not play loud music and quiet after 10 p.m.
My wife and I have lived in our home for 25 years. We are both retired. I was an Administrator at the Science Museum of Minnesota and my wife was a Naturalist for a local Park District. We enjoy our natural surroundings, the St Croix river Valley is a special place and we want to share it with others. We enjoy friends and family, music, reading, making pottery, gardening, biking, canoeing on the lake, snowshoeing, skiing and travel.