The Cottage, at Journey Inn* is a cozy vacation home nestled in a beautiful secluded valley (coulee), just 3 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 1 hour from St. Paul, MN, The Cottage is accessible, yet provides a sense of restful seclusion. We allow children and dogs at The Cottage - please contact us for our policies.
It has a fully equipped kitchen (with complimentary teas & coffee), casual dining area, living room, two bathrooms (one with shower, one with a spa tub) and a covered porch. The living room, dining room and kitchen are a bright, open floor plan and fully tiled. The Cottage has air-conditioning for hot summer days. A wood stove provides comforting ambient heat in the winter (wood provided). Natural cleaning supplies are used. Amenities include EO natural bath products and Mirasol Farm organic soap.
The two bedrooms have wood floors and large windows. Each bedroom has a queen bed, with wool-covered futon/latex mattress on slat frame. Additionally, the living room has a couch that folds into a double bed, a comfortable seating area and a small library. All rooms have great views of the surrounding hills and woods. All linens are provided.
The 66 acre property affords visitors opportunities for snowshoeing, hiking our trails through prairies, woodlands and hills, as well as birding and star-gazing the wide-open evening skies.
Enjoy local art galleries, restaurants, shops and many opportunities for biking highways and back roads (and nearby rails-to-trails bike trails), driving scenic roads along the Mississippi or back into the hills of The Driftless Region of Western Wisconsin. Seasonal art tours, The Stockholm Art Fair and
other activities abound through The Mississippi Valley region along and near Lake Pepin. Massage and energy therapy sessions are available on site. Kids and/or dogs are welcome at The Cottage (please call for details about our policies).
The Cottage Prices - two night minimum stay.
High Season: May 1st -October 30th, 2016.
$195 per night single/double occupancy.
$25 per night for each additional guest.
Six person maximum capacity.
$1170 per week (1 night free), single/double occupancy. Additional cost for additional guests.
Quiet Season: November 1st, 2015 -April 30th, 2016
$175 per night, single/double occupancy.
$25 each additional guest per night. Six person maximum capacity.
$1050 per week (one night free), single/double occupancy.
Additional cost for additional guests.
Solo Quiet Season Retreat Rate - (single occupancy, 3 night minimum, $135 per night. Week long stay (one free night): $810.
Children are charged the guest fee unless sharing the bed with their parents.
Pet Policy: Dogs only are welcomed with signing of a dog contract and nonrefundable fee of $50 for the first dog, $25 each additional dogs (1 large or 3 small dogs maximum allowed).
Meals: The Cottage is equipped with a kitchen and cooking supplies as well as coffee and tea. Weekend brunch is available at the Cottage on some occasions, but guests must check in advance with the innkeeper if interested. $20/brunch per person.
Prices subject to change without notice.
~ The Cottage at Journey Inn is a nonsmoking property ~
CHECK-IN: 4 – 6 PM please let us know if you will be coming later so we can be here to greet you. We can not accommodate an early check-in.
CHECK-OUT: by 1 PM
Cancellation Policy: Reserve room with deposit of ½ down. A full refund is given with a two-week advance notice of cancellation; a gift certificate for amount paid is issued with less than a 2 week notice. Deposit is non-refundable with less than 48 hours cancellation notice. $25 handling fee for cancellation.
During Winter emergencies when there is an official warning to stay off the roads either in your location or ours, you will be issued a gift certificate for the amount of your deposit.
Make a reservation online using the Availability button at the top of the page or e-mail or call 715-448-2424.
Reservation Deposit - Online Payment :
We accept online payments to securely and instantaneously receive credit card and electronic bank transfer payments. We can accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. There is no charge for you to sign up or to send money. Your credit and/or bank account numbers remain confidential. Use the Availability button at the top of the page.
Check availability calendar for The Cottage by using our Availability button at the top of the page.
We hope to see you soon!
Charlene Torchia & John Huffaker, Proprietors
Journey Inn, an eco-retreat is a new-concept holistic Bed & Breakfast. It incorporates features of a get-away, a learning center, a retreat, and a natural spa. Built with earth-friendly products and healthy building features, the Inn uses natural & organic: bedding, cleaning products, ammenities and delicious whole food.
During your stay enjoy biking, hiking, snowshoeing, sightseeing, birding, or resting in a creek-side hammock. Receive one of our services: a massage, life coaching session or take a life-enhancing workshop, such as The Artist’s Way, Couples Massage, Women’s Spa Weekends, Yoga and Meditation Classes.
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