Skip to comments.Garrison Keillor's St. Croix River retreat listed for sale at $1 million
Posted on 11/04/2011 5:45:49 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
For about $1 million, you can get a taste of Lake Wobegon on the St. Croix River.
Garrison Keillor has put his 11.5-acre riverfront property in Pierce County, Wis., up for sale.
Complete with 460 feet of shoreline and clay tennis courts, the two-parcel property features four dwellings: a nearly 1,900-square-foot log home, a log guest home, a studio and a detached office.
"It's in the woods - it feels like a hamlet," said Joyce Peterson, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet.
The office, which, Peterson called "a writer's cottage," was where Keillor wrote the novel "Wobegon Boy," she said.
The main home has two bedrooms and one bath. The guest home adds another bedroom.
(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...
So Garrison Keillor is part of the 1%. LOL!
Hope that hate-filled jerk is upside down on it and loses a ton of cash.
Nice looking place. The woodwork is particularly attractive. Not sure what the river is like there, however.
"His home is a great Georgian pile atop the swankiest neighborhood in town, with 13-foot ceilings, seven bedrooms and a circular staircase of such beauty and scale...so grand that Mr. Keillor...feared their friends might consider them pretentious for buying it...built in 1914 by the French architect Emmanuel Masqueray...
MR. KEILLOR'S first marriage ended in divorce and produced a son...Mr. Keillor later had a long relationship with his show's producer, Margaret Moos...in 1987, Mr. Garrison fell in love with Ulla Skaerved, whom he had known long before as an exchange student...After he married Ms. Skaerved, a local newspaper published a front page picture of the newlyweds' home, including the address and the sale price. Mr. Keillor..sent an angry letter to the paper, shut down the radio show and moved to Copenhagen. Within a few years, his marriage to Ms. Skaerved was over...he had met Ms. Nilsson, who had also grown up in Anoka."
As she was riding, sitting up in the convertible, waving, smiling, looking marvelous, about that time, events led her goofy old dad in his sewer service company truck to turn into the parade right behind the convertible his daughter was riding in...
I said, "What a hate-filled angry jerk. Who's laughing at this stuff?"
"Mr. Keillor had by then bought a large log cabin on 80 acres in a remote, wooded area in Wisconsin. Too remote, says Ms. Nilsson, who remembers..."This huge dead deer, smashing into the car. People were stopping and offering to drive me home, and I said, 'No, no, my husband will be along any minute.' He drove right past. Never turning his head." -- ibid.
Like I said, he's a Leftist douchebag. And if wife #3 has finally forced him to divest said cabin 6 years later, I find that...interesting...
Looks like a nice place.
“Not sure what the river is like there...”
Are there any bad places on the St. Croix? I really think it is a lovely river with almost universal beautiful views.
The outside of this home looks like it needs some restoration, but that’s just my opinion.
I agree with the one who said he’s the most overrated celeb ever.
Years ago I would listen to his show trying to figure out what was so funny. On a scale of 0 to 10, he was about a 1. Thought it was pathetic that people spent their time on him. If it weren’t for government funded NPR he would be pushing a broom somewhere. That million dollar country retreat is compliments of taxpayers like us.
Other hypocritical Leftist libtards. Sanctioned "comedy" for the Bolsheviks. There are quite a few...
After making all that money with his Minnesota schtick, you would think he could have at least lived on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix! Just another lib dis-loyal ex-pat. (Probably advised to do so by his accountant to avoid Minnesota taxes.)
I grew up in small towns in both Peninsulas of Michigan, and his Lake Wobegon characters are carbon copies of people I knew. His original show was supposed to be a combination of the Grand Ole Oprey and the daily stock reports (that's pigs and cows, not ticker tape), with live local entertainment thrown in. It was a great amalgamation of Americana.
I discovered Cajun music with Beausoleil, and split my sides laughing at Bluegrass Broadway by Marvin and Mavis Smiley. His original stories from Lake Wobegon would take me back to my childhood where there was no confusion as to who were the men and who where the women. I still listen with my children today, but we prefer my old cassette tapes to the live show, and we all join in when it comes time to sing Has your mama tried them, Powder Milk . . . .
The current live show is nothing like it was 30 years ago. In the old show, the Lake Wobegon stories were more like episodes of the Lucy show in Mayberry, not todays stories which more resemble Seinfeld. It is unfortunate that Garrison has allowed his personal politics into the show, because it was just fine, and I would say better, without it.
As a caveat, I would say that anyone born after 1960 would probably not get the humor or understand what Lake Wobegon is all about, unless your father is an old fart like me and likes to tell stories of the good ol days.
Has your family tried 'em, Powder Milk
Has your family tried 'em, Powder Milk
Well if your family's tried 'em
Ya know ya satisfied 'em
They're the real hot item, Powder Milk
Look for the big blue box with the stains to indicate freshness. Powder Milk - gives shy people the strength to get up and do what needs to be done.
He can’t get through a show without doing a “poop” joke or two.
Someone should buy it, burn it down and build an ‘energy hog’ in its place.
Ah yes, the beautiful upper Midwest waterways. You're either slapping a mosquito or slapping your cheeks to get the circulation going.
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Same people who listen to Car Talk and then call themselves mechanics.
I agree, his program used to very funny. I think basically Keillor has run out of funny material. He's exhausted it all. I remember getting bad vibes about him about twenty years ago when during an interview with some Minn reporter, he went off on a crazy tangent condemning every Republican as a small-minded fascist. I was still a Dem at the time, but I was stunned. Where was the gentle humorist the media had led us to believe was Garrison Keillor? Now I call him Garrulous Squealer. Like many libs in the media, he thinks he's smarter than he actually is. And the real GK is indeed a very bitter person with a real dark side.
Old Garrison is living at Lake Brainbegone now.
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