Cozy vacation home

66 Acres Nestled in a Wooded Valley
Near Lake Pepin

The Cottage, at Journey Inn, an eco-retreat, is a cozy vacation rental home nestled in a beautiful secluded coulee (small valley), just three miles from Lake Pepin (the Mississippi River).

The Cottage is for guests who are looking for a quiet get-away or retreat in a natural setting. Just one hour from St. Paul, MN, a stay at The Cottage is accessible to the Twin Cities and other areas, yet provides guest with a sense of restful seclusion.  Dogs and children are allowed at The Cottage.

What we offer

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen (with complimentary teas, coffee and delicious, clean well water), a casual dining area, a living room with wood stove, two bathrooms (one with shower, one with a spa tub) and a covered front porch. The living room, dining room and kitchen occupy a bright, open floor plan and are fully tiled. The two queen bedrooms have wood floors and large windows. Additionally, the living room has a futon couch that folds into a double bed, plus several other chairs and a small library. All rooms offer excellent views of the surrounding hills and woods. 

The 66-acre property affords guests opportunities for biking country roads, as well as hiking our trails that pass through prairies, woodlands and hills. Enjoy bird watching by day and
star-gazing the wide-open, dark skies at night.

Many nearby attractions are available to our guests including art galleries, restaurants, unique shops and wineries. There are bountiful opportunities for driving or biking scenic roads along the Mississippi or back country into the hills of The Driftless Region of Western Wisconsin. Art-inspired guests can experience Spring and Autumn art tours, The Stockholm Art Fair, music, theater and other activities throughout The Mississippi Valley region.

Massage, energy therapy and life coaching sessions are available on site at EarthSky BodyMind Center.

All the comforts of home and more....

•  Fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee grinder & maker, blender)
•  Complimentary organic tea and coffee, olive oil, honey and herbs     & spices
•  Linens provided
•  Wood stove - wood provided
•  Whole house air conditioning
•  baseboard hot water heat
•  Two bedrooms (queen beds)
•  Open floor plan - living room, dining room, kitchen
•  Double futon sleeper in the living room
•  Small library, cd & dvd player and movie selection
•  Spa tub
•  Patio with gas barbecue grill
•  Free Wi-fi
•  Natural cleaning supplies used throughout
•  Kids and dogs welcome
•  Organic whole-food brunch may be available upon request




Prices & Policies

Cottage rentals are a two night minimum.

Quiet Season Rates: November - April
$350/two nights, $175/additional night, single or double occupancy
$25 each additional person per night, except small children sleeping with parent(s).  $1050/week (one night free), double occupancy

High Season Rates: May - October
$390/two nights, 195/additional night, single or double occupancy
$25 each additional person per night, except small children sleeping with parent(s).  $1170/week (one night free), double occupancy

(inquire about maximum occupancy)

Pet Policy: Dogs only are welcomed with signing of a dog agreement and nonrefundable fee of $50 for the first dog, and $25 for each additional dog (One large or three small dogs maximum).

CHECK-IN: 4 – 6 PM         
CHECK-OUT: by noon

Reservation/Cancellation Policy:
Reserve room with deposit of one-half of your stay on our reservation system.  A full refund is given with two-week advance notice of cancellation; a gift certificate for amount paid is issued with less than a two week notice. The deposit is non-refundable with less than 48 hours cancellation notice. $35 handling fee for cancellations.

Activities At The Cottage...

bikes and snowshoes available
meditative labyrinth     

On-site body/mind services at EarthSky BodyMind Center are available upon request, including massage, energy therapy, life coaching, private yoga session, Japanese Soaking Tub

Things to do Nearby...

sailing, kayaking, canoeing
bike routes
hiking trails
apple orchards
blueberry farm
art galleries     
seasonal art tours
Stockholm Art Fair
great restaurants
unique shopping     
picturesque driving routes
...and much more...