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“Friendly Family Farm”
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The barn and outbuildings as seen from one of the surrounding bluffs in late fall.
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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. The front yard offers plenty of room for gatherings or games.
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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.
The front yard offers plenty of room for gatherings or games.
The dining room looks out on a bird feeding station, and the farmyard.
The master bedroom features a queen-size bed; the doors open onto the deck and patio.
The deck offers a great view of Cedar Valley, as well as of our outdoor wood-fired oven.
The modern kitchen is stocked with everything you need, from microwave to dishwasher.
The second bedroom, upstairs, features a queen-size bed and a twin bed.
The third bedroom, on the second level, features two twin beds. All linens are included.
An antique bureau in the upstairs bedroom.
The view from the front porch in early spring, just as things are greening up.
Briggs Farm includes some 15 miles of trails suitable for hiking or back-country skiing.
The living room opens onto the deck and patio.
A view of the farmhouse early on a fall morning.
A green field in mid-spring, with Sanctuary Ridge in the background.
We host events, too, including weddings.
The view from one of our bluff-top trails, overlooking Cedar Valley, and a little country church
A view of the barn in the fall; the colors can be magnificent.
Our wood-fired oven in action.
We raise grass-fed beef cattle, which are growth hormone and antibiotic free.
Located between three Audubon-designated Important Bird Areas, our farm is great for birding.
Kids enjoy exploring the farm and the surrounding blufflands.
Morel  mushrooms grow around here in the spring.
Our extensive trail system makes for great back-country skiing.
Our family enjoys just hiking through the bluffs.
The farm was started in the 1800s by Norwegian immigrants; many of the original buildings remain.
A great shot of the woods on our 500-acre property.
Barbed wire waiting to be strung.
A wood-burning stove in the living room . . . perfect for cold Minnesota nights!
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Winona, Minnesota

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Kerry S
1 review
“Friendly Family Farm”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We randomly chose Briggs farm as a destination during our drive cross country; it has been the highlight lodging of our trip. The home was comfy and warm, and the farm was perfect for our city kids. We loved Bruce, the farm dog and Tiger, cat in residence. The bird feeding station was so relaxing as was the tire swing which our children played with all day. We hope to return for a longer stay!

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060615fly...
Buffalo, Minnesota
1 review
“Secluded and peaceful!”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

So glad we found Briggs Farm! You will find this farm nestled in bluff country, away from traffic, just you and the wildlife. Exactly what our group was looking for during our 3 days in the area fly fishing. Great place to relax and unwind. Thank you Steve for everything!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bridgetoc...
Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
“Stunning setting worth exploring!”
Reviewed 24 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Our family had a beautiful visit. The setting among the bluffs is unbeatable. We went on hikes and a beautiful snowfall allowed for sledding, too! The owner was super--staying in touch with us to see how we were doing. Great place for a family with room to roam. Kids stayed in great upper bedrooms giving us the first floor master suit. Well worth a visit! We'll go back for a summer or fall experience next time. And they have ALL the kitchen items you could ever dream of--fully loaded for a big breakfast feast.

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Liked best: The beautiful setting and space for kids.
Liked least: Don't expect to do any work--hard to connect technology. And be ok with a farm dog on site.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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troutfan
DeKalb
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“We liked the farm house, it is our kind of place.”
Reviewed 15 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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If you are looking for something besides a typical motel room, you may very well enjoy Briggs farm house as much as we did. It is very homey and decorated as such. We like to be able to cook for ourselves when we travel, and that is certainly an option here. Secluded, yet not far, it is located in a very pretty valley. We plan to visit again.

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Your age range 50-64
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