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Briggs Farm

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The barn and outbuildings as seen from one of the surrounding bluffs in late fall.
The farmhouse has three bedrooms, a front porch, a deck (not visible), and a patio.
A wood-burning stove in the living room . . . perfect for cold Minnesota nights!
1 of 29The barn and outbuildings as seen from one of the surrounding bluffs in late fall.
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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
8 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Briggs Farm is a family-owned outdoor adventure and event destination encompassing 560 acres of wooded bluffs, meadows, farmland, and creek bottoms. The farm was one of the first in Winona County, established in 1854 by Norwegian immigrants Halvor and Kari Myhre. Today, the Briggs family maintain a small herd of grass-fed beef cattle on the farm, but most of the property is managed to attract wildlife, including red-tailed fox, whitetail deer, wild turkey, eagles, coyotes, brown trout, wood turtles, hooded warblers, showy lady’s slipper, and jeweled shooting stars, to name just a few. The three-bedroom country farmhouse features a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom (and a 'bonus bathroom'--tiny but convenient), deck, patio, porch, dining room and living area, a large bird-feeding stati...Briggs Farm is a family-owned outdoor adventure and event destination encompassing 560 acres of wooded bluffs, meadows, farmland, and creek bottoms. The farm was one of the first in Winona County, established in 1854 by Norwegian immigrants Halvor and Kari Myhre. Today, the Briggs family maintain a small herd of grass-fed beef cattle on the farm, but most of the property is managed to attract wildlife, including red-tailed fox, whitetail deer, wild turkey, eagles, coyotes, brown trout, wood turtles, hooded warblers, showy lady’s slipper, and jeweled shooting stars, to name just a few. The three-bedroom country farmhouse features a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom (and a 'bonus bathroom'--tiny but convenient), deck, patio, porch, dining room and living area, a large bird-feeding station, and an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven. Whole-house rental rates for up to 8 people are $150 per night Sunday – Thursday nights and $175 Friday and Saturday. Guests enjoy a wide range of activities on the farm, including hiking or skiing/snow shoeing our 15 miles of trails. The farm is currently being surveyed by a small team of volunteer naturalists who are documenting the natural features of the farm on our website. Trout fishing, wild berry picking. and wild apple picking are popular seasonal activities. We also offer a variety of classes and activities for an additional fee, including guided bird watching, outdoor survival skill training, wild fiber weaving, guided stargazing, hay ride/bonfire, pizzas from our outdoor wood-fired oven, and meals cooked on the farmhouse's wood cook stove (grass-fed sirloin steak with morel mushroom sauce, anyone?). (The kitchen includes a gas stove for your convenience as well.) Nearby Winona, Minnesota, offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities. Our website offers details of add-on activities that you can select after booking. Rates are for two adults; additional adults (up to eight) are $25 each. Children 17 and under stay free, so do not count them when listing the number of people staying at the farm. Our farm is kid-friendly (and kid-tested by our own children and their friends!). Please note: While the farmhouse is comfortable and nicely appointed (see photos), it does not include a landline; cell phone service is available, and if you do not have a cell phone, we can make one available at the farm. The farm does not have air conditioning, which is usually not an issue, even in the summer, given the cool nights. Finally, we cannot accommodate pets, with the exception of dogs on leashes or kenneled on site in our dog kennel. This is for the safety and protection of your pets as well as our farm animals, and also out of consideration for other guests with cat/dog hair allergies. Thanks for your understanding.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Steve B
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 6 May 2019

We rented the Brigg's Farm Cabin for the Easter holiday, and had a great time. The Farm is tucked away in a valley with a creek that runs right through the property. We were able to get out explore the hiking trails on the farm...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank kevin w
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We've used this location for several corporate events - always very well received. Good pizza, wonderful atmosphere and terrific host.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank bethbG9029TU
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

What a lovely setting and charming place to to stay. Clean, Friendly - We held a group event where the owner made wood fired Pizza - It was OUTSTANDING!! The rooms are cute and cozy!

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank cheriebx4
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This farm, nestled in the hills of Winona, MN was the perfect place for my mom, sister, and our 4 girls to stay. The dogs and cat welcomed us, and we had fun putzing around the farm and Winona for a weekend! The girls shut...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank ciolson90
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Last August my husband and I held our wedding at the Brigg's Farm after my now in-laws attended a foraging class on the grounds. It was a perfect location for a farm venue, and Steve Briggs was really great to work with and accommodating to...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank mmmaring
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Playground
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Briggs Farm is nestled in Cedar Valley, in the heart of Upper MIssissippi River bluff country. Although the farm is in a remote, secluded location (the highway pavement ends just a few yards before our driveway), we enjoy a 27-hole golf course, pub, and restaurant just three miles down the road. Nearby attractions include half a dozen state parks and the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge--plus, the historic Mississippi River town of Winona, Minnesota is just fifteen miles away. Winona offers a plethora of arts and cultural activities, including music venues, a major art museum, antiques shopping, historic sites, two universities, and a packed festivals calendar that includes the Minnesota Beethoven Festival, the Great River Shakespeare Festival, and the Frozen River Film Festival.
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