We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful hostess”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Excelsior
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Bird House Inn and Gardens
Ranked #1 of 1 Excelsior B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2012

We had 3 nights here in early July with a friend. We swapped rooms with her as the stairs to the Hummingbird room aren't too easy for less mobile people. We shared a bathroom- also not a problem.
Breakfasts were really excellent and I would happily stay here again.
Helen V.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank HelenVCanada
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2012

Thanks Helen, I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. You were wonderful guests, and it was truly a pleasure meeting you!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (102)
There are newer reviews for Bird House Inn and Gardens
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

96 - 102 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2012

I was on the hunt for a small wedding venue...small as in 15 guests...and surprisingly it's really hard to find! I stumbled upon the Birdhouse Inn somewhere in the depths of google and I am so glad I did! The innkeepers were friendly and helpful and the character of the property was perfect for our wedding...we couldn't have been happier. We were married on the front porch and the Birdhouse Inn will forever be in our fond memories. Check out the link to see what great pics we got at the inn. http://www.kristaesterling.com/weddings/becky-shane-wedding/

Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
3  Thank Becky M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2012

Thank you! It was a lovely day for a wedding!
We're always happy to work with couples on finding the right arrangement for their big day. Our wedding packages are reasonably priced, and we strive to offer a relaxed and friendly experience. Now, we better get outside to mow, we've got a bridal shower tomorrow!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 May 2012

I made arrangements for out of town guests to stay in the cardinal suite and I joined them each morning for breakfast. The proprietors are friendly and welcoming, know the town well, and made excellent suggestions for places to go for dinner. My guests said the room was comfortable and I know the breakfasts were delicious.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
1  Thank LibbyClaire C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 May 2012

We have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. There is a new hostess, Jeannie, who is as lovely as Catherine before her. The home is clean and beautiful, and right downtown Excelsior which is fun to walk around and shop on the way to the lake, only a few blocks away. They have a spontaneity deal; if you call for a room after 9 a.m. and one is available that day, it is 20% off.

Room Tip: The Bluebird room is very small, but we always choose this one because it is the least expensive, wi...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank revgmb4689
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Stayed here during a road trip and this was our first time in Minnesota. We didn't know much about the area and randomly picked Excelsior, in part because of the Inn. The property and house are very charming. We got a great rate for a Sunday evening and the innkeeper gave us good advice on some restaurants to try. The location is perfect, as we were able to walk down to the water then to dinner, all within a five minute walk. The room we were in was extremely cozy and very clean..always important!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank courtney9384
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2012

Thank you for your kind words. As the new innkeepers at the Bird House, we are working hard to update the property and provide a pleasant and welcoming place to stay!

Excelsior is a great little village situated on the shores of Lake Minnetonka,
and we are always discovering new adventures in our new home-we can't wait to share them with our visitors.

Thanks for staying with us, hope to see you again soon.

Innkeeper

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 July 2011

Had the pleasure of staying over July 4th. Location could not be much better (unless waterfront). Shops and restaurants in town are very nice. Waterfront quite picturesque. Property is in need of cleaning & painting. Spiders in room and lack of showers was disappointing, yet the rooms were a nice siZe, beds comfy, breakfast delicious and staff friendly. Though the property is due for some TLC, the location can't be beat if you want to be as close as possible to lake Minnetonka.

  • Stayed: July 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank LoveToTravelVirginia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Dave W, Owner at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

This was just about the time we moved back onto the property after living off-site for about six years while our kids were young. We and our partners in the business since this time have poured our heart and soul into it, and I believe it shows. Don't believe me? Just check out the more recent reviews!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 January 2009

This is a beautiful home built in the 1850's. Our family of 7 stayed in Excelsior for a family memorial. The B&B was near the lake, easy walking distance. The proprietor (Catherine) will make you an incredible breakfast she is also great on knowledge of the area and a great conversationalist. I love the Excelsior area with great shops, Irish pub with music and beautiful upscale homes.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
2  Thank kitc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Excelsior
Hotel Landing
#1 of 1 in Wayzata
10 reviews
Chanhassen Inn
#3 of 4 in Chanhassen
61 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
W Minneapolis - The Foshay
W Minneapolis - The Foshay
#12 of 49 in Minneapolis
1,277 reviews
Warehouse District
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
#5 of 49 in Minneapolis
1,692 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bird House Inn and Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bird House Inn and Gardens

Address: 371 Water St, (In the Historic James H. Clark House), Excelsior, MN 55331-3039
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Minnesota > Excelsior
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Excelsior
Price Range: £81 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our historic 1858 Victorian Italianate bed and breakfast hotel is the only lodging available at Excelsior Bay on Lake Minnetonka. We have five affordable and comfortable hotel rooms with modern decor, private baths, free Wi-Fi, and much more. While staying with us we provide you with inn amenities such as a breakfast bar, complimentary snacks and soft drinks, free parking, and so much more! We are pleased to provide our historical bed and breakfast for all of your event venue needs. Whether you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue or just somewhere to host a special event, our inn is the place for you. ... more   less 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing