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Escape the city @ Rice Creek Guesthouse.

Entire guesthouse hosted by Gretchen And Dan
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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House rules
The host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
Interested in SUMMER 2021 - We have limited availability in the summer and want to connect with guests before they book.

Cozy 1 bdrm log cottage on 30 acres.

Perfect for a romantic getaway, quiet weekend. Over 1 mile of wooded trails perfect for long walks, cross country skiing or snowshoeing.

Great spot to escape from the city. You can fish right off the covered bridge or wait for deer to pass by.

The space
Out cozy guesthouse offers guests the opportunity to relax and unwind.

The first floor is 400 square feet, plenty of room for 2 guests comfortably. The unfinished walkout basement offers 300 more square feet.

Acres of outdoor space, campfires and your own private golf hole, bring your own clubs or use ours.

Guests love sitting on the deck watching leaves float down the creek or our resident blue heron during summer months.

Winters are beautiful. Bring your skates the creek is right outside your back door! Private trails are perfect for X country skiing or snowboarding walks.

Easy access to the Briggs Lake chain of lakes- less than 2 miles away and only 20 minutes from St. Cloud.

Plenty of room to store your boat or bring your ATV or snowmobile.

Full kitchen is stocked with everything you need for cooking. Refrigerator is stocked with breakfast items. Olive oil, salt and pepper and select spices are provided.

Our appliances are not full size, but still provide plenty of cooking and storage.

The 20-in 4 Elements 2.6-cu ft Freestanding Electric Range has an oven that will easily fit a casserole.

The 10.1 cu ft Top Freezer Refrigerator is clean and we find provides enough space for all our weekly needs. Ice trays are provided and are cleaned and filled before each stay.


Queen size pillow top bed boasts flannel sheets in winter and 100% cotton sheets in warm weather. Alternative down comforter and cotton coverlet along with 3 different types of Pillows top it off.


Bathroom is stocked with 100% cotton bath sheets, lots of extra hand towels and wash cloths. Aveda shampoo and conditioner are provided.

4 season porch has plenty of seating, lots of throw blankets, and games and cards for cold or rainy days.

Flat screen TV is loaded with Apps. Just use your log on. We don't have cable or local TV. We want our guests to enjoy the peace and quiet of the country.

Basement is wide open and has lots of space for creating or other hobbies. Laundry is on this floor and detergent is provided.

Guest access
Guests have access to the entire cabin and grounds and we welcome your canine family members.

Other things to note
Owners live on property but respect guests private retreat. The owner home is visible from cabins 4 season porch in winter months. Summer and fall, the foliage provides privacy. Use window blinds for winter privacy and sunshine. See pictures of distance between the 2 structures.

We have a neighbor who is a Federal Agent. He like many of us is working from home and does Target practice during the day. You may hear gun shots.

While we are a large property, you will hear those who live and work around us. This occasionally includes: Dogs barking, fireworks, airplanes overhead, farm equipment. While this is not frequent, we want our guests to know that it's peaceful here much of the time, we do live in a normal community :)



The property is a working property, formerly an excavation business. We are continuously working on improvements and clean up. You will experience untouched nature, beautiful landscaping that allows for gorgeous views and areas that need much attention. We may be working around the property during your stay but we are careful to give our guests privacy as well as morning and night quiet time.
Interested in SUMMER 2021 - We have limited availability in the summer and want to connect with guests before they book.

Cozy 1 bdrm log cottage on 30 acres.

Perfect for a romantic getaway, quiet weekend. Over 1 mile of wooded trails perfect for long walks, cross country skiing or snowshoeing.

Great spot to escape from the city. You can fish right off the covered bridge or wait…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 air mattress

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Clear Lake, Minnesota, United States

The cabin is in our little village of Palmer (township actually, but we prefer village) also called the Briggs Lake Area. We are less than 1 mile away from a chain of 3 lakes, all of which have public access.
Our Guest House is less than 1/2 mile away from the Sherburne county snowmobile trails and we can provide covered storage.

Palmer has a fabulous store that has everything from hardware, fuel, bait, MN grown maple syrup and wine. We also have a beautiful Park with tennis courts and kids play area.

Hosted by Gretchen And Dan

Joined in September 2018
  • 126 Reviews
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Small town family who loves to travel and enjoys great food. We love our peaceful country retreat but love seeing new places and meeting new people. We appreciate all people from all backgrounds. Both Dan and I work at St. Cloud State University and have a passion for Education Abroad! Our kids (13 and 11) love living in the country and are often wandering around the property.
Small town family who loves to travel and enjoys great food. We love our peaceful country retreat but love seeing new places and meeting new people. We appreciate all people from a…
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During your stay
We live on the grounds and are here if you need recreation suggestions or directions to our nearby family owned restaurants. Please check out our Guidebook on this listing - tons of things to do in the area. We enjoying meeting our guests but value privacy.
We live on the grounds and are here if you need recreation suggestions or directions to our nearby family owned restaurants. Please check out our Guidebook on this listing - tons…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
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