The SpaceOnly an hour and a half from the Twin Cities, the facilities are modern yet rustic, but not at all primitive. Built not only for maximum energy efficiency, but with much care in providing a safe, non-toxic, all-natural environment. Comfortable sleeping facilities are provided with several sleeping options available including a private bedroom, a large futon in the living room under the skylights by the wood stove, or a futon on the screen porch by the banks of the river.
There is also a separate hand-built log cabin on the premises with a large stone fireplace, view of the river, woodstove, large screen porch, sleeping loft with outdoor balcony. Located about 100 yards from the main house If renting the house, the log cabin is available for an additional fee. Not available separately. If not rented, the log cabin will not be occupied during your stay.
With it's easy drive from the Twin Cities and its extremely tranquil and private setting, this is a perfect location for personal retreats for artists, writers, yoga practitioners, people in the healing arts or anyone in need of personal, spiritual or artistic rejuvenation. Or a romantic getaway!
Facilities include a large modern kitchen with 6 burner professional stove, full bathroom with hot and cold running water (there is enough not water for a quick shower but not enough to fill tub unless heated supplementally on stove), heat, electricity, phone, wireless high-speed internet, wood-burning stove, skylights, wood-fired sauna, screen porch right on the river bank and an attached wooden deck with gas grill along the river, screen gazebo, fire-pit, photo library and high-resolution audio system. The almost ¼ mile long driveway leads to secluded grounds that have many Japanese garden touches but are kept in a mostly natural state.
Complete seclusion and privacy close to the Twin Cities. 10 acres of wooded land with a protected trout stream, surrounded by hundreds of heavily wooded acres. The Trade River is very clean with a nice shallow sand bottom and is perfect for swimming, wading or frolicking. Lots of deer, eagles, owls, fox, coyotes and other critters.
7 miles South of Grantsburg, WI.
20 miles North of St Croix Falls, WI and Taylor's Falls, MN.
Close to the St Croix River, Brandt Pines ski and hiking trails, Governor Knowles State Forest, Crex Meadows and Fish Lake Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Includes wood fired sauna, wood stoves to supplement the gas heater, gas grill, green egg charcoal grill, fire pit with lots of wood, screen porch along river bank, hammock, gazebo, deck overhanging river. Guest AccessThe whole house, including screen porch, deck, gazebo, sauna, fire pit, extensive grounds, the river and 20 acres of woods surrounded by hundreds of acres of wilderness. You will have the whole house and grounds to yourself! Interaction with GuestsYou will have total privacy. Homeowners and our housekeeper Joann are not on premises but are available to help or answer questions. The NeighborhoodNo close neighbors, surrounded by hundreds of acres of forest filled with deer, fox, wild turkeys, coyotes, beavers, bear and other wildlife. Getting AroundThere is a long unpaved driveway leading in. We will have it plowed as soon as possible after a snowfall. There are many great nearby scenic drives and hiking and skiing options. Other Things to NoteThis is ideally suited to singles and couples looking a quiet getaway or personal retreat. Ideal for writers, photographers and artists looking for creative renewal. It is not particularly kid friendly but well behaved dogs are welcome!
I have another Airbnb cabin 7 miles further North, the Wood River Retreat Cabin, on the Wood River and near the St Croix River, that is more suited to families and larger groups.