5 Bedroom Rural Chateaux with Large Great Room & Kitchen
About Jill Defoe
Hi! I'm a countryside Chateaux host who enjoys sheet rocking, painting and playing with electrical wiring. Saturday mornings, I can usually be found juggling shopping lists, two bouncy kiddos, and my burning desire to build something new with my circular saw, all while looking forward to meeting our next guests! I also have a lovely onsite helper named Tony who will be there to assist you should you have any questions or need anything during your stay.
Jill Defoe purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2016
Why Jill Defoe chose Fountain City
The Chateaux amazed me at first sight. The valley is just so stunning and so heart warming. You can taste the fresh air, and you can play on our acres of beautiful green grass, or roll down the hillside like a giggling kid. Come enjoy the valley!
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The Chateaux is particularly suited to family and friend reunions. It's one big normal house - a really, really big normal house! You won't find luxury granite countertops here; you'll find a warm and welcoming home designed to help you make memories with your loved ones. From the swing set and outdoor toys to the backyard grill, to dining ware for 20, we've enjoyed helping families enjoy their vacations together since early 2018. We've also had the pleasure of hosting retreat groups, and welcome facilitators with adult and teen groups alike. Facilitators do enjoy the rural nature and the bonding that can add to the retreat experience, and our handy little feature of being able to kill the wifi if you have too many tech-focused teens you're working with! Contractors and work groups also enjoy being able to stay under one roof in a family-style environment, with a full kitchen, free laundry and a large selection of DVDs, books and other entertainment options on their off-hours. We encourage you to stay with us, be that for the weekend or for longer-term projects.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - All rms but The Library are also infant friendly. All rms but The Library are also infant friendly.
Pets allowed - 2 pet-friendly upper rooms. No dangerous breeds.2 pet-friendly upper rooms. No dangerous breeds.
Parties/events allowed - We live on site. 10pm indoor quiet hours enforced.We live on site. 10pm indoor quiet hours enforced.
Smoking allowed - Outdoors only. Strictly enforced, $500 indoor fee.Outdoors only. Strictly enforced, $500 indoor fee.
Max guests: 20 (sleeps up to 20 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- Indoor quiet hours are 10pm-7am; No loud parties, karaoke, music, raucous laughter, shouting or the like. Strictly enforced.
- All glitter, confetti, flammable objects or liquid are banned from the property, except cigarette lighters used and stored outside.
- We have satellite internet, which means a max cap of 30gb per guest group. Please refrain from streaming and video chatting, and enjoy the landline!
Children and Grandchildren and family pups , weekend togetherness
We had our family togetherness, outside around the fire ring . Wood provided and lawn chairs as well .
Large kitchen loaded with pans , dishes etc.. so much space for family games. Bathrooms were clean and pretty and Bed rooms all named and unique. My grand children played pool and air hockey together with parents , we squeezed a family/ dog hike in also with kitchen full of food to come back and enjoy.
Thumbs up from family!
Thank you, Tammy! My heart is happy to know your family had a wonderful time here.
We're just 20 minutes from both Merrick and Perrot State Parks in Wisconsin, and the tourist-friendly town of Winona, MN. In the summer, enjoy kayak or canoe rentals, kid-friendly area pools, biking, hiking and winery tours at the nearby Elmaro or 7 Hawks Vineyards, or pick berries, explore an area Museum or discover one of the area's weekend festivals with your family. In the fall, enjoy the local apple orchards and fresh fall treats, or try to find your way through the West Salem Corn Maze. If you're considering a winter retreat, nothing says cozy getaway like our large Great Room and fully stocked on-site library. Venture into the snow for skiing, hiking or making snow angels with your friends, or warm up in on our comfortable sofas with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.
This area is stunning year-round, whether you are here to explore local amenities or visit with family and friends over a shared meal and a game of Life, Twister, Bridge or your family favorite!