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Unplugged Tranquilty - Quality Time Any Season of Year

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14-22)

The Olive Branch is a private home nestled in 57 acres with mature trees and lake front that provides a breathtaking view.

The Olive Branch has been remodeled from a convent to an 'old world' style aesthetic. A spacious, yet intimate home to enjoy time with family and friends. The horseshoe shape of the home affords two secluded wings that house the bedrooms and three bathrooms. The Gathering Space, Dining Room, Screened Porch, Breakfast Porch and the Kitchen are located in the center of the home, are large in scale and furnished with a vintage decor for entertaining and relaxation. The original Peter W. Bartholome Chapel provides a place for quiet reflection. The renovated chicken barn has been turned into additional entertaining space with bathroom, wood-burning stove, wet bar, and fire pit.

Nature surrounds the property. Walking trails are private throughout and are adjacent to 1100 acres of state land. Fishing on Fuller Lake is always a good catch. Canoeing can connect to Lake Hennessy.

Area Description

The Grey Eagle area has over 20 lakes. It is a beautiful drive filled with gorgeous lakes and well-tended farmland. The conveniences in town include; restaurants, bars, gas stations, post office, library, and churches.

Sauk Centre is just 15 minutes away with a world class golf course, raceway, theatre, public beach and parks.

Alexandria extends it's hospitality with shopping, dining, golf, water park, winery and many other activities for a great day-trip. The drive is just 35 minutes from Grey Eagle.

While you are here, check out the vinegary and antique stores in Long Prairie or the winery in Melrose.

Vacation Rental Amenities


• Boating (onsite)

• Yard Games (onsite)

• Shopping Area (15 miles)

• Canoeing (onsite)

• Restaurant (1 mile)

• Zoo (15 miles)

• Fishing (onsite)

• Bicycling (12 miles)

• Hiking (onsite)

• Golf (15 miles)

• Miniature Golf (25 miles)

• Kayaking (onsite)

• Grocery Store (15 miles)

• Winery (12 miles, and 25 miles)

• Lake (onsite)

• Movie Theater (15 miles)

The Olive Branch is the Perfect Place for:

Family Gatherings: Plan summer vacations, weekend gatherings, and holiday celebrations! The Olive Branch is comfortable being filled to the brim with people and fun activity; card games, feasting and lively conversation, or a great destination for a quiet, calm, and reflective encounter. The whole place welcomes and envelopes you!

Weddings: Perfect for an intimate ceremony and celebration with up to 250 of your closest friends and family. Great resources available for hosting a fabulous outdoor wedding. Featured in Fall 2016 Central MN Bride Magazine.

Girlfriend or Couple Getaways: Some possiblities for a girlfriend or couples weekend is to bring in a massage thereapist, psychic, personal chef or have your meal catered (it is dinner out, without the drive). Call us if you would like referrals or bring in your own. What a great way to let the relaxation begin!

Spiritual Retreats: Spiritual and church groups have appreciated the opportunity to unplug for a more indepth retreat that offers socializing and fun as part of their bonding experience. There is something nurturing about the natural setting, remote location and the history of the home that is extra inviting to these guests. All denominations are welcome. Healing energy abounds.

Grief Healing: There are so many things about the Olive Branch that make it an ideal place to heal. The water soothes. We offer two canoes and a paddle boat for getting out on the water. Our Chapel is on site and is the perfect place for quiet reflection. Our quiet corners are comforting and inviting. Inspirational literature is available in the library. It is the perfect place to be quiet - or be heard.

Business Meetings: The Olive Branch has hosted team-building activities for groups. There is plenty of outdoor space for team challenges and games. Cooking meals in the Olive Branch Kitchen has worked well as a team-building activity. Don’t forget to judge “presentation” as one of the criteria … there is plenty of china and serve ware to make dinners beautiful!

Keywords: House Retreat Resort

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


Nearest Airport
122 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Grey Eagle
Nearest Golf
12.6 Miles
Sauk Centre, MN
Nearest Train
50 Miles
St. Cloud, MN
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Highway 94 West
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Grey Eagle, MN
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Legion Park, Upsala, MN
Car: necessary

Just 10 miles from the Lake Wobegon Trail in Melrose. Adjacent to 1100 acres Wildlife Reserve. 57 acres of abundant wildlife and massive private yard.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Grey Eagle, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Retreat Seaon
Jan 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Resort Season
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Relaxation/Reflection Season
Sep 3 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.88%

Advanced Purchase Special: We offer a 10% discount if paid in full (plus 6.875% sales tax) at time of booking with no refund offered.

Flexible Rate: Half down at time of booking (plus 6.875% sales tax). Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Full refund minus a 3% processing fee for cancellations up to 60 days in advance. No refunds after 60 days

Rebooking always offered as available.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Grey Eagle

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • King size beds (1) Lake View Suite, Queen size Beds (3) Courtyard View Room, Peter's Room & Garden View Room, Twin or Single Beds (6) Three twin beds and one trundle in Grace Room, one twin bed in Rita's Room, two twin beds in Children's Hideaway Attic , Baby Cribs (1) Portable play pen available in the garage, Sleep Sofa or Futons (8) Three queen pull out couches and two twin pull outs
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Renovated Chicken Barn with 1/2 bath, large yard, walking trails, orchard