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The Rookery Cottage

Emily is a superhost.

The Rookery Cottage

6 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
14 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Emily is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Our newly renovated rustic cottage is a quiet retreat in the heart of the Middle Raccoon River Valley. Situated on our private acreage, the cottage overlooks a prairie and garden. With close proximity to Whiterock Conservancy, guests can easily access hiking and mountain biking trails, or float the nearby river.

A "rookery" is a nesting site for herons, a bird that prefers quiet, undisturbed habitat near water. And so the Rookery Cottage seeks to provide a natural escape from the daily grind.


Air conditioning
Hot water

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed,1 sofa bed



106 reviews
Brittany User Profile
February 2020
Amazing, peaceful and quiet location with lots of hiking available in the surrounding area. Also being able to bring our dog along with no extra fees made this place my first choice. Loved the personal touches!
Justin User Profile
November 2019
The Rookery Cottage was great. Emily and her husband were very kind and attentive. The cottage was very nice and exceeded our expectations. The property was awesome and we appreciate all they did for us during our stay. We would definitely stay at the cottage again!
Jenika User Profile
November 2019
What a great spot for outdoor fun and relaxation! Amazing hiking right from the cottage and such a special place surrounded by Whiterock Conservancy. Emily is kind and welcoming and the cottage is clean and well stocked. It was the perfect weekend stay!
Katy User Profile
November 2019
The Rookery Cottage is a hidden gem! What a sweet little getaway near Whiterock Conservancy. You can literally hike outside the back door and drive a few minutes to have access to tons of other hiking and outdoor activities. We will be back for sure!
Brianna User Profile
November 2019
Wonderful, quiet space to relax and disconnect. Enjoy the outdoors and the cozy cabin. The beds are comfy and cabin super clean. Added bonus, our puppo could come with us, too!
Caitlin User Profile
October 2019
This was our second trip to The Rookery. It was exactly as we remembered: beautiful nature scenery, cozy cottage, outdoor fire pit, and plenty of nearby hiking trails at Whiterock Conservancy. Emily and Matt were very accommodating and quick to reply to any questions we had. If…
Jessica User Profile
October 2019
Gorgeous property and cute little cabin with easy access to Whiterock Conservancy trails for hiking. It was the perfect getaway for us and our dogs.

Hosted by Emily

Coon Rapids, IAJoined in July 2016
Emily User Profile
106 Reviews
1 Reference
Emily is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am an avid traveler and former Peace Corps volunteer. I have visited 20 countries, most recently Nepal and Tanzania. I love to hear others' travel experiences. My husband, Matt, is an outdoorsman and works for a nonprofit land trust. He knows this area and its hiking trails…
Interaction with guests
Our home and small engine repair business are located on the same acreage. We are people-persons and enjoy meeting our guests. Please feel free to grab us for a chat, otherwise, we are glad to give you plenty of space to just relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
After 3:00 PM
11:00 AM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • Pets are allowed
  • Parties and events are allowed