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Timber-frame cottage in heart of rural Minnesota

4.90(351 reviews)SuperhostUpsala, Minnesota, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Jill
5 guests1 bedroom0 beds1.5 baths
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You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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The host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
COVID-19 precautions: Surfaces are cleaned/sprayed with anti-bacterial spray.
See the stars! Our 2+ acre fenced property (see a-peaceful-dragon.com for walking tour) includes hot tub & is 3 miles from lake (boating, fishing & magnificent descending beach). Soo Line Trail has hiking, biking & snowmobiling. Upsala is solidly in farm country. Our home is 100 ft. away from the cottage; shrubs provide privacy. Wi-Fi. Park, bar & restaurant in walking distance. Diversity is welcome.

The space
The cottage itself is beautiful and light. Its timbers were locally harvested and it is artfully crafted and decorated, with a soaring loft area accessed by ladder, and cozy living space with gas fireplace. There is a very large 20' X 30' deck with chairs in the front of the cottage, a smaller, more private deck outside the back patio door, and a covered porch. The area is generally quiet and peaceful. The town welcomes you! Joan and I welcome you!

Guest access
The cottage will be unlocked for you prior to your arrival. Parking is available on the street and/or on the left side of the driveway. The two acres is yours to roam, as are wooded areas surrounding the property. Paved roads and very low traffic make for good bicycling and we have bike and walking trails nearby. A fountain and 16' waterfall is a water feature in our yard, creating pleasant "white" noise.
We also offer a full size refrigerator, a gas oven with four burners, a microwave, a kitchen sink, and a flush toilet.

Other things to note
We are 8 miles from bike/hiking trail access near Bowlus, MN, so you have a choice of whether you want to start your excursion from here or drive there.
Hunters and fishing folk are welcome during those seasons. For local hunting/fishing opportunities, please look up Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). We are in the corner of Morrison, Stearns and Todd Counties, and we recommend starting your searches there.
We welcome families, singles, couples, and pets. We have 2 dogs, 3 cats, 15 chickens and a waterfall feature on the property.
We are 1.5 - 2 hours from the Twin Cities, so consider us whe you just want to get away from the crowds and remember the stars!
COVID-19 precautions: Surfaces are cleaned/sprayed with anti-bacterial spray.
See the stars! Our 2+ acre fenced property (see a-peaceful-dragon.com for walking tour) includes hot tub & is 3 miles from lake (boating, fishing & magnificent descending beach). Soo Line Trail has hiking, biking & snowmobiling. Upsala is solidly in farm country. Our home is 100 ft. away from the cottage; shrubs provide privacy.…

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Wifi
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Upsala, Minnesota, United States

Upsala is a great little town. People are friendly and courteous. We have a wonderful meat market in town that makes their own brats--like pineapple/jalapeno--and award-winning bacon. We also have a thriving motor company, an Internet business, a good bar with excellent burgers and complimentary drinks for our guests (with the purchase of a meal), and an excellent restaurant. Hiking, biking, boating, snowmobiling are all available nearby.
Upsala is a great little town. People are friendly and courteous. We have a wonderful meat market in town that makes their own brats--like pineapple/jalapeno--and award-winning bacon. We also have a thriving mo…

Hosted by Jill

Joined in March 2017
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I love people and their pets and it's fun to provide them with this big two-acre area and cozy cottage to make their own. I enjoy always updating and improving the property for us and our guests. I'm an English professor and love writing, gardening, and comedy!
I love people and their pets and it's fun to provide them with this big two-acre area and cozy cottage to make their own. I enjoy always updating and improving the property for us…
During your stay
I usually work from home so I'm around to make sure you have everything you need/want. My goal is to provide the privacy that you've likely come here to find.
Jill is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100
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