We purchased the property in 2003 in order to escape the city life and be closer to nature. Over the years we have developed our sustainable farm, raising grass-fed cattle, free-range chickens, turkeys, pigs and vegetables. We work hard to maintain practices that heal the land and preserve it for the future. No chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, pesticides or herbicides are used here. We raised our four children here and have made many memories together as we learned to farm, build and enjoy our land. We continue to create and build towards a long-term vision, creating a haven for artisans with self-sufficient living in mind.
Welcome to our inviting custom built cottage. It is located on our property, approximately 300' from on our home on our 88 acre land plot, located 10 minutes outside of St. Joseph, MN. We are very near St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict. Hiking trails located on our property as well as nearby County parks and St. John's University. We are 6 miles from the Wobegon Trail (76 miles long) which is great for biking, roller blading, walking and running.
Come explore Creekwood Acres which is host to a great deal of wild life as well as sustainably raised animals with a process we call rejuvenative farming. Wander through the woods and listen to the birds, watch monarch butterflies, our cattle, pigs, free-range chickens, and hear the frogs, crickets and occasionally distant coyotes. The Watab Creek runs through the property which consists of fields, forest and a pond.
Our cozy cottage was built by our family using lumber sawn on our property. There are two double beds up in the loft accessible by ladder and one queen size sofa sleeper on the main level . A wood burning stove keeps the cottage cozy in cooler weather. There is a composting sawdust toilet in the cottage and an exterior outhouse, running water with a hot shower. Electricity keeps the cottage aglow and runs a refrigerator, microwave, sound system and fans. Also available for your convenience, an apartment size range/oven.
Enjoy a fire in a private fire ring near the cottage. Firewood available for purchase (for exterior fire ring). Enjoy a wood-fired sauna upon request. The sauna has been known to get quite hot!
A fresh farm breakfast can be purchased for an additional fee of $12/person. It is helpful to us if you order the breakfast prior to your arrival
At this time, we are taking reservations for the Cottage. We are currently working on developing campsites and another rustic cabin on the property for people who wish to tent camp with a goal of creating a unique experience and wonderful memories. Theres so much more to come and your current support to help with our reinvestment in Creekwood Acres is so greatly appreciated!!!
Side Note: We truly strive to accommodate everybody's needs and wishes. The more we host, the more I understand some people just want to be left to enjoy a quiet weekend while others love to engage and develop a connection. I love to engage and develop connections and yet completely respect the desire for others privacy to the utmost degree. I try to let the guest set the stage and expectations based on the first greeting and any encounters. Please feel free to state your hopes and wishes, Also..., we are passionate about our farming methods with a strong sense of homesteading. If your are interested in learning more about regenerative farming or would like to secure a plot of land of your own, but are unable to secure financing..., our Realestate holdings company may be able to help finance that for you. Our quest with this thought would be to bring people back to the land in a holistic, spiritual, and conscientious manner. Todd
St. Joseph, Minnesota, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Todd & Sarah T.Joined in September 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
101 ratings · 87 reviews
September 30, 2022
We absolutely loved Todd and Sarah’s property and had everything we needed for our short stay. Todd and Sarah are very accommodating and have a wonderful place here. They have put a lot of thought into the amenities provided and how everything is set up. My son really enjoyed the loft area and the animals. We can’t wait to come back and stay longer. Perfect place to get away and find some peace and quiet, yet still close to town!
September 25, 2022
Beautiful land, people, and energy out there!
Can't wait to come back to see what unfolds!
Thanks for the beautiful space to stay in and for the care of your land and its inhabitants.
August 27, 2022
The cottage is a very sweet oasis. It is thoughtfully furnished and supplied, clean and comfortable. Todd, Sarah and their dogs are very welcoming! Our group only had one night but everything was easy and seamless so that we could relax and enjoy our stay to the fullest. We highly recommend it and hope to be back again ourselves.
August 7, 2022
Such a charming and cozy cabin! What a fun place to stay! We enjoyed the wandering cows, the adorable farm kitty, the sassy chickens, and (of course) all the beautiful Bernese Mountain Dogs!! 10/10 will definitely be returning!
July 31, 2022
The cabin was so quaint and magical.
Todd was such an amazing host. Flexible, communicative, and accommodating.
July 21, 2022
The hosts were extremely nice and the cabin was so cute. The kids loved the dog and walking the property to find the cows.