Video Vision - 1928 Giant Squid Discovery


Room in boutique hotel hosted by Michael

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 private bath
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While visiting Winona, MN stay in this newly converted space. This unique place has a style all its own. This building is the former home of Video Vision, a home movie rental store that serviced the Winona area from the early 80’s until 2019. I purchased this building and spent the better part of a year converting it to 4 exceptional spaces, each designed and curated to reflect Winona hotspots, history and culture. Come and stay in this chic space, close to all Winona has to offer. #bekindunwind

The space
1928 Giant Squid Discovery Room (Lower Big)
Each of the rooms in the Video Vision building feature art by local artist Sarah Johnson, Winona's first Creative Laureate and owner of "The Joylabs". The art is designed to connect guests with the history, hotspots and art scene in Winona.

Room Highlights and Amenities:

ADA accessible (handicap parking spot, ADA ramp railing and door width, ADA bathroom with easy sink access and grab bars)

2 queen size beds
Mini fridge
TV (with Netflix and Roku TV)
Keyless entry (unique code for each stay)
Blackout curtains
Hair drier
Fluffy towels and cozy bedding
Alarm clock
Vanity and full length mirror

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
55" HDTV with Netflix, Roku
AC - split type ductless system
Hair dryer
Long term stays allowed
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Winona, Minnesota, United States

Neighborhood Highlights:
The Video Vision building is located within walking distance of the Holzinger Trail head which features a 9 mile loop great for hiking and mountain biking.
Lake Winona offers both a big and small lake that is a quick 5 minute, 2 mile drive. Lake Winona offers canoe and kayak rental in the summer months as well as a fishing pier and great paved trails. “Every Child’s Dream” all inclusive playground is also located at the Big Lake.
Garvin Heights is another quick drive 2 miles up the bluff. Garvin Heights offers a great overview of the city, lakes and Mississippi River.
Sugar Loaf is the iconic bluff overlooking Winona’s east end. You will notice the name on many businesses across town. Access the trail head right off East Lake Blvd (the frontage road on Highway 61).
Levee Park and Patio is great for a picnic or a relaxing stroll along the river to watch the eagles. During the summer months you may also catch a large barge making its way up to the granaries or a grand river paddle boat docked for the day.
Winona’s Minnesota Marine Art Museum boasts a collection of fine art that rivals many metropolitan museums. Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir, Matisse and the work of scores of other painting masters hang in the gallery.
Bloedow Bakery has been Winona’s hometown bakery since 1924 featuring original recipes. Famous for doughnuts, rolls, and breads. They sell upwards of 10,000 donuts each day to people from near and far!
Downtown Winona offers a variety of restaurants and shops including Blooming Grounds, Nosh, Slice, Peter’s Outdoor Biergarten, Acoustic Cafe, Island City Brewing Co., Port 507, Nate and Ally’s Frozen Treat Creations, Yarnology, Loft on 3rd, JovyRocky Jewelry and many more. Downtown is just 3 miles away on 2nd Street and 3rd Street.
Universities in the area include Winona State right in the heart of Winona and St. Mary’s nestled into the bluffs on the west end of town.
Watkins Museum offers a 150 year history of the company with old advertising memorabilia, products and more. The museum is connected to the Watkins Store which sells over 350 Watkins products including their famous Watkins Vanilla.
Alleyway Art:
Take some inta-worthy photos at these unique murals around town.

A Little Further Out (10-30 minutes outside of town):
Parks and Outdoor Activities
The Lock and Dam No. 5 has a viewing platform that puts you right next to the action. (11 miles across the river in WI)
John Latsch State Park has 585 steps up the bluff. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with the best view in town. (12 miles North on 61)
Great River Bluffs State Park (17 miles South on 61)
Perrot State Park (14 miles across the river in WI)
White Water State Park (23 Miles west towards Rochester)
Elba Fire Tower (20 miles north west towards Rochester)
Wineries, Pizza Farms and Orchards:
Garvin Heights Vineyard, Winona, MN (3 miles)
Elmaro Vineyard, Trempealeau, WI (11 miles)
Seven Hawks Vineyard, Fountain City, WI (11 miles)
Riverview Vineyards and Wines, La Crescent, MN (27 Miles)
Winghaven Pizza Farm, Gailsville, WI (17 miles)
Suncrest Garden Pizza Farm, Cochrane, WI (22 miles)
Ekers Galesville, WI (miles)
Ferguson's Orchard Galesville, WI (miles)
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Steamboat Days
Midwest Music Festival
Boats and Bluegrass
Farmers Market (Saturday’s May-Sept)

Hosted by Michael

  1. Joined in June 2016
  • 98 Reviews
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Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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