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Map pinRushford · Minnesota
5.0 · 
Country Cottage in SE Minnesota Bluff Country
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Country Cottage in SE Minnesota Bluff Country

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Experience the beauty SE Minnesota and the Driftless Region. We are located in the beautiful and secluded Wiscoy Valley which straddles the boundaries of Rushford and Winona, MN. Surrounding area includes small towns, rolling valleys, sparkling creeks, and short drives to the Mississippi and Root rivers. Located 53 miles from Rochester, MN, 12 from Winona, MN, and 30 from LaCrosse, WI. *This is a non-smoking space that involves (three) stairs to access the first floor. Limited cell reception.* This location is ideal for nature enthusiasts and anyone looking to disconnect from technology for a bit. A quiet place for families visiting nearby colleges, healthcare centers, or those just enjoying the area. This house was designed for nature lovers, it is set into a hill with gorgeous views of the valley. The surrounding environment has abundant wildlife, especially during spring bird migrations. Some sightings include, but are not limited to: owls, herons, pileated woodpeckers, hummingbirds, songbirds, and raptors. Wildflowers abound from early spring through fall frost. While there is cellphone reception and internet, the strength of the signal is limited by the topographical challenges of being nestled in a valley against a bluff. The house also has a landline. There is not a TV. It is the perfect reprieve from the hustle & bustle of the world. The house is fully winterized, and the valley has cool breezes to keep you comfortable in the warmer months. This house was built for individuals with chemical sensitivities and has wonderful indoor air quality. There was no plywood (which contains many chemicals) used in the construction of this house (with the exception of in the attic/roof). Every paint, caulk, adhesive, tape, finish, tile (bathroom), etc., was decided on by a natural consultant. The lumber is untreated and the paint does not include any volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The wallboard is magnesiacore which is not hospitable to bacteria, mold, mildew, etc., and is often used in hospital emergency rooms. The foundation (concrete) does not have any additives or drying agents. We do not use insecticides in and around this house. Accessibility: There is one staircase between each floor with a railing (basement, first, and second floors). There are three steps to the front and back entrance of the house. The landline, bathroom, kitchen, dining table, master bedroom, and washing machine are on the main floor. There are lots of trails and woods for hiking, bird-watching and creeks for puddle jumping. This house offers a great central location for hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowshoeing, etc., whether you're in MN, WI, or IA. The valley can be icy in the winter months; you will want four-wheel drive. **Please NO INDOOR SMOKING of any type (please stay >100 feet from house when smoking outside). No pets or parties. Families traveling with young children should bring their own stair safety equipment. Non-negotiable checkout times due to time needed for enhanced cleaning guidelines.** A note about COVID-19: In accordance with CDC and AirBnB hosting guidelines, we are closed between guest stays and prioritize the enhanced cleaning standards. We take COVID very seriously and do our best to protect you as future guests and our family. We request that you also respect these considerations and notify us immediately if you develop a fever, cough, or other COVID-19 symptoms within two weeks of staying with us so we can close to protect ourselves and other guests and perform a deep clean. Winona, MN, the nearest city, has a mandatory city mask mandate and MN has a mandatory mask mandate. We request your compliance with these mandates as our guests. You'll be able to enjoy the peace and quiet without us bothering you, but of course we will be available to you in case of emergency and we live just a few minutes up the road should you need anything. Our contact information is available on the safety card at the house. Wiscoy Valley is a gorgeous snapshot of the Driftless Region. Encompassed by bluffs on all sides, the bluffs mirror the season-- full of life and green during the spring and summer, of vibrant orange, red, and yellow hues during the fall months, and of hoar-frosted, sparkling trees and hills during the winter. Surrounding towns and cities offer seasonal concerts, theatre festivals (i.e., Great River Shakespeare Festival, MN Beethoven Festival, etc), museums (i.e. Marine Art Museum), and splendid eateries and breweries. Guests need a personal vehicle to get to nearby towns or to explore the valley's gravel roads. Public transportation exists in nearby towns/cities (Winona, Rochester, LaCrosse) but does not come to the valley. Bring your bike to enjoy cycling without competing with traffic! Smoking is not allowed in or outside the premises out of respect for the surrounding habitat and neighbors. For a sneak peak of the geography you'll be a guest in before arriving, search 'AirBnB Promotional Drone Video' on youtube (AirBnB doesn't allow outside links to be posted so search using these exact words to find the video!).

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