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Spring/Summer/Fall rates (March through October) – $275.00 per night Friday – Monday (weekends); $250.00 per night Tuesday - Thursday (with the exception of holidays, and the day before and after a holiday – the rate is $300.00 per night for those nights and there is a 2 night minimum over holidays.  Also, the non-holiday rate in July and August is $275.00 every night and there is a 2 night minimum on weekends in July and August) for up to 3 guests.   Add $25.00 per person for each additional guest up to 5.   There is also a $75.00 cleaning fee in addition to the nightly rate fee.

Holidays:     New Years Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.

Fall/Winter rates (November through February) – $260.00 per night Friday - Monday (weekends); $240.00 per night Tuesday – Thursday (with the exception of holidays, and the day before and after a holiday – the rate is $275.00 per night for those nights and there is a 2 night minimum over holidays) for up to 3 guests.   Add $25.00 for each additional guest up to 5.

There is a two night minimum for weekends during the months of July and August and the weekly and non-holiday weekend rate in July and August is $275.00 per night.  There is no minimum night stay for January through June and September through December (with the exception of holidays when there is a 2 night minimum).   The Guest House is open year round.   To confirm availability, contact Peter Plunkett or look at our calendar on Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO)   Taxes are included in the room rates.  Room rates subject to change without notice until confirmed by owner.

GIFT CERTIFICATES – send an email to Peter at for information on purchasing a gift certificate.   They make a great present for the holidays or any other special occasion.    If you have a date in mind, we will block out those dates on our calendar upon receipt of your payment.    Or, purchase one without a specific date and let the recipient choose the date.

The Plunkett family resides in the main part of The Elam House.   The guest rental area includes a large living room, kitchenette, bedroom with a private bath and walk in closet; and a portion of the hallway.   A pocket door in the hallway separates the guest rental area from the Plunkett residence.


To make a reservation, download the registration form, print it out, and follow the instructions.   Complete the form and then email, fax or mail it to Peter Plunkett.





If you have any questions, contact Peter Plunkett:

Fax:  507-437-8376

For a guaranteed reservation, advance payment is required by check, cash, PayPal or electronic bank transfer.   For PayPal payments, hit the PayPal hyperlink, click on “transfer” and then click on “send someone money”.   Follow the rest of the instructions.   A PayPal account is not necessary.    We are not accepting credit cards at this time.   Refunds given if cancellation is received 2 weeks in advance.   After 2 weeks, refunds are made only if the room is re-rented during your time period.   In the event that your deposit becomes non-refundable, we would be happy apply it to a new date.    Please read our reservation form for further details.  Gift Certificates are available.   Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible.   If desired dates are not available or you wish to make a last minute reservation, please contact Peter Plunkett early in the month as cancellations will occur.


Check-in is between 4:00 and 6:00 pm at The Elam House, 309 21st Street SW, Austin, MN.   Contact Peter Plunkett at 507-438-9503 if you need to check in later than 6 pm.   Check out is at 12:00 Noon.


Tours of the main part of the house are available only to our overnight guests between the hours of  5 – 7 pm.   From time to time, the tour time may change, so please confirm your tour time with Peter Plunkett.    Our rental guests are free to walk around the grounds of the entire lot and through the entire guest area at any time during their stay.  Public and Private tours for people not renting the guest house are not available.   Please respect our privacy, that of our guests and that of our neighbors by not trespassing on the property unless you are a rental guest.  We cannot respond to questions about the Elam House other than those related to Guest House rentals.


Maximum 2 guest vehicles in parking lot
No on-street parking
No smoking anywhere on site
No pets
No children under 7
Not available for guest parties or special events
No food, liquor or gift sales
Maximum occupancy 5 people


Please be advised that this house is NOT handicapped accessible.



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