COVID-19 precautions information: Surfaces are cleaned and sprayed with anti-bacterial spray. Upsala's population is 425 and solidly in farm country. Come and remember what the stars look like! https://www.huffpost.com/entry/city-light-pollution-night-sky-star-protection_n_5dc9d1fee4b00927b2381233?ncid=newsltushpmgnews StarGazer sits at the highest point of the area; offers a vaulted ceiling, 53 windows (stained & leaded) and skylights. It reflects our love of LOTR. Magical and restful.
“If you’re looking for a magical little getaway less than 2 hrs from Minneapolis/St.Paul — this is it!!! However long your drive may be, this beautiful and unique treehouse is 100% worth it!! Jill and Joan are fabulous hosts and you will be enchanted with the entire experience from gate open to gate close! You do not want to miss this incredible little oasis!! From the rainbows pouring in through the windows, to the entire carved dragon outside of your door, the details will blow your away!!! Highly recommend this gem, we will most definitely be back :)”
The Maynard Log Cabin was erected by a homesteader after the civil war. We have moved and restored it and made it available for rent. It is off the grid, but it has a complete functioning kitchen, wood stove and sitting room downstairs. There are two antique beds with new mattresses upstairs. There is no electricity but the cabin is furnished with kerosene lanterns. The bathroom facilities consist of wash basins and outhouse. The cabin is surrounded by 40 acres of woods and meadows.
“This place is better in person. The stars are epic, the wind chimes on the porch soothe you, even the rain on the tin roof was lovely. There are cows and roosters next door that wake you, but it all added to the fantastic vibe, and I adore this place so much I already booked it again. The check-in was great. I was traveling from the cities after work, and John arranged Samantha to check us in late. The house was warm and the lanterns were lit. It was perfect and thoughtful! My son fell asleep peacefully, even with the gentle thunder. The beds were ok, and keeping the windows cracked open lets in the breeze and the sounds outside. It’s quite lovely. The mosquitos didn’t bother us at all! I did see a bat house and plenty of dragon flies, so perhaps they are doing their jobs. Other wildlife we saw: quail, pheasant, turkeys, some other bird with a red head (it’s in the book in the cabin). We played in the creek, and my son finally forgot about his video games and we were able to spend some quality time together, reconnecting and making memories. The fall foliage was just peeking through the green. We stopped at every recommendation in the book to buy things from the Amish. We didn’t see people at a couple so we hurried off, but we did pick up a lot of homemade jams and jellies, canned pickles, fresh eggs, carrots, cucumbers, and a watermelon. Everyone in town is friendly too. I adore this place. Definitely bring your cooler of ice, possibly your own bed linens if you like them freshly laundered like I do, and you will be set. Thanks for such a great stay in such a lovely place.”
Full lower level offering privacy, comfort and even cats for petting! Bookings are for one group of up to five individuals. Within minutes of entire St Cloud/St Joseph area.
“Maribeth’s home is a comfy little oasis. Homemade cookies, a comfy bed with soft sheets, great shower and even a 20 lb social butterfly of a cat named Squash that makes frequent visits all create a cozy home-away-from-home. As always highly recommended!”