Amazing views await you at the Banner Cottages’ “Riverview Cottage”. We are located just off the acclaimed Scenic Great River Road on the banks of Lake Pepin in the tiny Village of Pepin, Wisconsin. Situated on a hill at the River’s edge the Riverview Cottage enjoys amazing panoramic views of Lake Pepin, The Mississippi River, the Pepin Public Boat Launch, and the Pepin Marina. Our charming guest house is nestled in the woods at the edge of the Village with birds to wake you and frogs and crickets to sing you to sleep. Dark nights make moon, star and firefly gazing possible.
Within 6 blocks of your lodging you will find 4 Restaurants, a coffee shop, several pubs, an ice cream shop, 3 convenience stores, several gift shops, a grocery, and a library, a place to rent videos, a place to buy firewood, the Public Boat Ramp, the Swimming Beach, the Pepin Marina, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. Within a mile there are more restaurants, an award winning winery, a road side produce market that has it all, and a dollar store. We may be small but we live large! The area offers wineries, bakeries, berry farms, orchards, cooking classes, farmer’s markets and great dinning. There are boutique shops, antique shops, small town parades, seasonal art fairs and fun fairs, world class museums, an independent film festival in October, as well as live theater and numerous live music events year round. There are several wedding venues in the area as well.
The winding byways of the area lead you through quaint small towns, scenes of hills, valleys and limestone bluffs, rivers and vast wetlands with hundreds of islands, and lush flowers, forests, farm fields and pastures. The landscape is truly stunning year round. The area provides abundant opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with sailboat, kayaking, and paddle boat excursions; birding, dancing, hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, hunting, fishing, and many types of water sports.
Our Guesthouse is offered by Banner Cottages and has a vaulted ceiling and a full wall of glass which show cases expansive Lake Pepin views. A well-appointed kitchen, a bath with a shower, a fire place, Wi-Fi, Netflix, comfortable beds and indoor and outdoor seating make it a great vacation rental. Our cabin sleeps up to 6 people in a great room setting. For larger groups or more privacy there are 2 additional bedrooms and a guest bath in the main house that can be rented as well, in total accommodating up to 10 people. The yard is large and the owner may consider allowing a few tents.
Families are welcome and we provide both indoor and outdoor games, a fire pit, and weeny roasting sticks. Sorry, we don’t allow smokers, pets or parties. The primary renter must be at least 25 years of age. We have 2 small dogs, and many birds and animals visit us. Parking for 4 vehicles is provided with on street parking within the village permitted just 2 blocks away. Sorry there’s no room for RVs or trailers on site. We are located in a residential area so after 10pm we have a loud noise restriction. We ask that all guests provide a photo Id at check in for everyone’s safety. We are close to home yet a world apart. We would be pleased if you make us part of your vacation lodging plan. Come join us, unwind, and have fun.