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Franklin House - New Winter Rates $499/wk thru March! Book Your Getaway Today!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Enjoy your vacation in one of the most historic homes of Lake City that has been completely modernized. While the beautiful mahogany banister and original hardwood floors on the second level reflects the glory of yesteryear, granite countertops, a slipper bathtub, and WiFi provide all of the comforts of the 21st century. The eat-in kitchen with large table and benches provide a wonderful space for meals. The open floor plan allows family and friends to spend time together between the kitchen and living room. A den with a large TV and game table provide a space away from the main rooms. A brand new bathroom with shower, and stacking washer and dryer laundry complete the main level.

Three bedrooms upstairs provide plenty of privacy. The first bedroom is the “room with a view” of beautiful Lake Pepin. This room has a queen sized bed, while the second bedroom has two queen sized beds. The third bedroom is cozy with a double bed. A full bathroom with a luxurious slipper tub completes the 2nd floor.

The house is a half block from the boat launch into Lake Pepin, and three blocks from lots of downtown shopping. For the fishermen in your family, there are plenty of walleye, northern pike, bass, and sunnies (for those little guys and gals!). And of course Lake City is the birthplace of waterskiing, so the perfect place for water fun! One block away from Water Ski Days festivities, or fireworks on the 4th of July, this is the perfect place for a wonderful vacation.

Long-term rentals welcome during the off-season. Email for winter rates.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Lake City

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Franklin House - New Winter Rates $499/wk thru March! Book Your Getaway Today!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Everything we needed was here!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautifully decorated and very clean; there was plenty of room for our family of five; the owners were easy to contact - and all within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and recreation!

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The Franklin House was perfect for our weekend wine getaway! It was even more adorable in person. Jodee came over to greet us and she was so nice and helpful! The house in a great location and within walking distance of a lot of places. I will definitely be staying here again! Thank you Jodee!

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time here! Would love to have you back any time. :)
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Clean, convenient. Lake City is a beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very responsive. Property looked exactly like the pictures. Lots to do in the area. Railhouse restaurant was excellent and so were the antique stores in downtown Lake City.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cloquet, MN

First class VRBO with tons of ammenities. WOW!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Franklin House for Sister's weekend last Wednesday through Sunday. What a great setting in a wonderful small town! We enjoyed the back yard firepit and deck as it was a beautiful weekend. Lake City has been our destination before, but the Franklin House was perfect in size for our group of 4. The DVD with surround sound was impressive for our evening movies. The kitchen is expansive and the bedrooms a good size. Having two bathrooms helped us get ready and out for our days of exploring the area. We were so pleased that we are already confirmed to visit and stay another long weekend next October. Thanks Jodee & Steve!

  • Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and that the home was a good fit for your Sister's Weekend! We designed the main floor to provide our guests the ability to hang out together, or find a quiet corner to crack open a book. Glad you enjoyed it, and look forward to seeing you next year!
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What VRBO is meant to be...

  • 5 of 5

This year marks the 3rd year in a row that we've stayed at The Franklin House. We were one of the first people to stay at the property, before there were even pictures posted (owners were doing multiple upgrades/renovations).

From the very beginning, the interaction with Jodee and Steve was first class. They're everything you hope for when using VRBO. The house was as described (beautiful) and they are always welcoming and helpful with anything we need. They also have great suggestions on what to do and see when in town.

The house is great for a family getaway or a weekend with friends. The layout is perfect for entertainment and/or relaxation - backyard is ideal for grilling out or a bonfire! We're impressed every year, and we will look forward to staying here for years to come! You won't be disappointed with this property!

  • Submitted: 1-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We love having you each year and are so glad you enjoy your time in Lake City. The marina just added more sand to the beach, and we hear more fun things are coming to the area!
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Great house - Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our son's wedding. The home is spacious and relaxing. We had 5 people staying here and were very comfortable. The location is close to the beach, restaurants and local shops (especially the antique shops). Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Lake City, and the layout of rooms at the house. We did a little landscaping in the back yard since your visit, and upgraded the deck area. There are two new restaurants in town as well. Would love to have you back any time!
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Jodee Glenna
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Lake City

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rate
Jan 15 2018 - Apr 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
High Season I - 2018
Jun 6 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$126.33
Tax Rate 10.38%

$100 reservation / damage deposit due to reserve dates, then 50% of the rent and taxes due 60 days prior to check in, with the remaining balance due upon check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.