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The River House is perfect retreat destination! We invite you to come relax, unwind and recharge your batteries. Treat yourself & come experience the River House in 2017.

We can't wait to meet you!

The space

Welcome to a simpler time...The River House was built in 1870 and comes with lots of charm, plenty of outdoor fun, or come to just relax! Here you will unwind, unplug, and recharge. A River Retreat ...

There are 3 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs with big closets for all your personal items.

The main floor has 2 porch rooms, a kitchen with all new appliances, a large gathering room, and half bath.

Sit outside and watch as huge barges navigate the Mighty Mississippi on the large, double lot under beautiful mature trees. Grill out, play horse shoes, have a small fire and be sure to wave to boaters as they go by...

Bring your own boat or rent one from across the bridge at Kings Cove.

Guest access

The entire River House is yours to enjoy.
With the exception of the basement and garage.

Interaction with guests

We hope to welcome each guest as they arrive. We plan to introduce you to the area and answer any questions you may have. A guest book will give ideas and activities of things going on around town. We live in the area and may stop by via boat, bike, or car to see how you are doing. We want your visit to the river to be relaxing and a place you want to return.

Other things to note

The River House can be used for small events under 100 people. It's perfect for showers, birthdays, family reunions, and small weddings.

There is an additional fee for events. Please contact me for more details.

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee €86
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

The River House is located in a small quaint neighborhood with other homes not far away. We would ask our guests to be respectful of neighbors and of our personal things. We understand that accidents happen, but expect any items that are damaged or broken to be replaced.

Rental of the house is for up to 6 adults only.

We have raised 3 children and have taught them to "always leave a place better then you found it" whether at a park, walking down a trail, or staying at a friends home... Please practice this while enjoying your stay in our home, boating the river, or hitting the trails in Historic Hastings.

Please remember that The River House is a home, not a hotel room.



Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Stacey User Profile
January 2017
Thank you Kelly for all of the great touches you've put into your home to make it inviting and cozy. My girlfriends and I enjoyed our weekend so much we chose to stay in and hang out Saturday night. It was a special treat to watch your resident eagle soar over the river too! Your recommendations for Caring Hands Spa, Breakaway Cafe and Eye Candy were all awesome.
Kelly User ProfileKelly is a superhost.
Response from Kelly:
Thanks for the nice review! I enjoy our River House so much and love to share it with others! I am glad you could relax and recharge before heading back to the real world! We hope to see you again...
January 2017

Kay User Profile
October 2016
The River House was exactly as Kelly described, the amenities were numerous and thoughtful - a welcome pot of coffee ready to brew, and numerous other little touches to make us feel so very welcome. We loved being able to sit out by the river, or be indoors and still see the river and its activity. Kelly and Matt were great hosts and every question we had was promptly answered. This was a great place to have a reunion with the Hastings family. Thanks Kelly! (We found fresh walleye @ Cub Food - you betcha!!)
Kelly User ProfileKelly is a superhost.
Response from Kelly:
Love it! I am so glad you enjoyed your time here! Good luck with the future wedding!
October 2016

Emily User Profile
October 2016
Kelly was extremely thoughtful and attentive. We so appreciated all of her help!
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Response from Kelly:
Thanks Emily! I hope you had a good time!
October 2016

Valentina User Profile
September 2016
Loved this rental! Kelly was a phenomenal hostess and went above and beyond to make everything perfect for our stay. She was super accommodating and welcoming and truly made us feel comfortable and at home. She was extra attentive and made sure all of our needs were met. I would certainly rent here again should my travels take me back to Minnesota!
Kelly User ProfileKelly is a superhost.
Response from Kelly:
Thanks for the nice review! I love welcoming guests and making their stay special here! Thanks for leaving the chocolates! Kelly
September 2016

Mary User Profile
September 2016
Our group really loved The River House. Kelly and Matt made us feel most welcome and went above and beyond to make us feel special with a personal welcome and tour of the house and amenities, welcome snacks and wine and a handbook of area information that we found very helpful. The house itself was extremely clean, everything was updated, the beds were very comfortable and decor charming. The location is excellent, backing to the Mississippi River in a quiet residential neighborhood and within walking distance to charming downtown Hastings. Highlights of our stay included watching barges and other river traffic (quiet), resident ducks that would make their way to the river, local wildlife and bird watching, relaxing on two enclosed porches or on lounge chairs near the river. Unfortunately, we did not have time to take advantage of the firepit and seating area, but would have enjoyed that. Kelly and Matt were very generous with stocking some breakfast items for us and fresh fruit and also shared their stocked pantry items with us. Check in and out was very flexible, which we appreciated. All in all, we loved our stay at The River House and would recommend it to anyone who wants to spend quiet quality time with their group in a charming, updated, vintage home with an amazing location on the mighty Mississippi!
Kelly User ProfileKelly is a superhost.
Response from Kelly:
What a great review! I am blushing...
September 2016

Jane User Profile
August 2016
Above and beyond! That is how I would describe our experience with Kelly and Matt at the River House! Kelly is one of the most thoughtful people I have ever met, and it showed in details big and small, from the delicious goodies that greeted us upon arrival, to the recommendations of what to enjoy in town, to the alerts about the different animals to look for as we took in the most picturesque setting. To speak of above and beyond, Kelly and Matt were generous enough to let us hold our wedding in the back yard of the River House, and it was every bit as magical and perfect as I could have ever hoped for. The house is above and beyond, Kelly and Matt are above and beyond, and I can't wait for the chance to come back and make more memories at the magical River House!
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Response from Kelly:
Jane and Ryan.... We will always remember your beautiful wedding! It really was a great example of how weddings SHOULD be... Come back anytime❤️
August 2016

Whitney User Profile
August 2016
A group of friends and myself stayed here for a night to enjoy the river and a relaxing weekend. Kelly and Matt were so wonderful right when we arrived and made sure we had everything we needed. They even went above and beyond and had fresh farmers market flowers on the counter and breakfast items and a little basket at the ready should we have wanted to go for a picnic. Full of blanket, bug spray, plates, food covers, and more! If you're looking for a calm weekend on the river, this is the place to stay. I've already recommended it to other friends and family and recommend it to you as well :)

Hastings, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in September 2014
Kelly User ProfileKelly is a superhost.

Hello and Welcome!

I am Kelly Francis, your host at The River House in beautiful, Historic Hastings Minnesota!

My family and I have lived in Hastings since 2003. We have 3 beautiful daughters, a son in law, and our first granddaughter!

We love adventures and just returned from Iceland where we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary! We currently live out of town about 15 minutes, on a little horse place. I am living my dream of owning horses, which we take camping and trail riding as often as we can.

We have owned The River House since late 2015 and I finally have it perfectly furnished for guests to unwind, unplug, and enjoy all it has to offer!

We can't wait to meet you...

Kelly and Matt

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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