COVID-19 precautions information: Surfaces are cleaned & sprayed with anti-bacterial spray. Upsala's population is 425 & solidly in farm country. See what the stars looks like! Property features a hot tub on fenced 2 acres, just 3 miles from Cedar Lake Memorial Campground (boating, fishing & magnificent descending beach). 27-mile Soo Line Trail offers hiking, biking & snowmobiling. Free Wi-Fi. Full bath with shower. Park, bar-n-grill & restaurant in walking distance. Diversity is most welcome.
“What a cool stay in an unexpected spot! Stylish cabin with all the amenities but the artistic flair, gardens, and chickens took the stay up a notch. Warm welcome and Great Communication from hosts. Highly Recommended.”
COVID-19 precautions information: Surfaces are cleaned and sprayed with anti-bacterial spray. Upsala's population is 425 and solidly in farm country. Come and remember what the stars look like! https://www.huffpost.com/entry/city-light-pollution-night-sky-star-protection_n_5dc9d1fee4b00927b2381233?ncid=newsltushpmgnews StarGazer sits at the highest point of the area; offers a vaulted ceiling, 53 windows (stained & leaded) and skylights. It reflects our love of LOTR. Magical and restful.
“The tldr is that you are at the end of your search. This is the place you want. Book it now! It seemed like this place was built specifically for my wife and I. It was the perfect romantic getaway for our 19th wedding anniversary but this would also be a great place for a small family to visit. In fact, we think we are going to come back with our son this winter. The Stargazer is so freaking cool, especially if you are into Lord of the Rings (which we are) but even if you're not. Something is magical about this place. There is always a rainbow somewhere in the cabin, you notice something new every time you enter the room, and strangely every flower garden had a butterfly fluttering around it. It felt like we were in a virtual reality fantasy game. At one point, my wife and I were sitting on the "below" deck and a shrew climbed up and sat in an empty chair. I was waiting for him to start talking and give us a quest or something but instead he fell asleep for a few minutes and then hobbled off. We named him "Pippin" so you know in case you see him. We were lucky enough to be there during the Perseid meteor shower and sat out on the lawn by the solar panels watching the shooting stars come in. If you live in the city you'll see that the skies in Upsala are vastly more impressive. We could clearly see the Milky Way and managed some really good views with our telescope. Jill and Joan were fantastic hosts. Our privacy was respected, we had everything we needed and they kept in touch with us via the app. The place was safe, quiet, and welcoming. They have a pellet smoker/grill! It's a nice electric one. I do cabinet smoking with propane and the grill they have is way more user friendly than mine. Next time I'm bringing a brisket (Jill and Joan will have to help us eat it though!). Regarding COVID - Jill and Joan take this seriously. The Stargazer was sparkling clean and they left disinfectant for us to use. We had no contact with anyone the entire time. I'm a nurse and felt very comfortable with the precautions, the location, and the cleanliness. I highly recommended this as a safe stay during the pandemic.”
Country feeling with the convenience of a charming community nearby. Alexandria is known for its unique restaurants, hospitality and shopping. Our recently renovated and cozy 1-bedroom apartment suite gives you easy access to all the lovely lakes and all the fun. Excellent for a weekend away or for a stop on the 'way.'
“This place exceeded all of our expectations! I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Debra was awesome at communicating, the place was spotless, there were thoughtful touches throughout the unit, and there was a ton of information left about things to do in the Alexandria area. The AC kept the place at the perfect temperature as well. This place is truly a great place to stay and for a great price too while exploring the Alexandria area.”