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“Excellent Experience”
Review of JailHouse Inn

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JailHouse Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Preston B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Experience”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Superb hospitality, quiet, clean rooms, fabulous breakfast (they cater to food allergies) and lovely neighborhood. We visited during the Bluff County art show which is well worth the time and drive; lots of talented artists. Will definitly go back.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

My cousin and I spent a weekend here. We wanted a place that was near the attractions of Lanesboro but without the hustle and bustle that come with a place like that. We found it at the Jailhouse! Our highlight of the weekend was not having to cook our own meals.

Our days got started with a deliciously filling breakfast by Marc and Jeanne. The Sather's really know how to season their food. YUM! I knew I would be sad once I arrived back home and had to make breakfast myself. It just doesn't compare....

We stayed in the sunroom. My cousin took the bed and I had the settee which turned into a twin sized bed. Pull-out beds aren't usually comfortable to begin with so I dealt with it as best I could. The only other negative was that our shower pressure was really low (not sure why) but we dealt with that too. We were on a girls' getaway and nothing was going to ruin our time away from our hubbies and kids....

Highly recommend this B&B and have already told our extended families about it.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Bellingham
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

We had trouble finding lodging for two nights near Lanesboro MN & finally settled on this B&B with a dubious name. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but thanks to a $750K interior job the inside is wonderfully warm and well done, complete with all the modern touches, even a sprinkler system in case the James Gang comes making mayhem. Inside there is no mayhem, rather it is dead quiet and decadently comfortable. We picked the most expensive room - the bridal suite. Spacious & nicely appointed with a King bed, comfortable seating, a shower & giganitic double whirlpool bath (we didn't try it), and complementary flask of sherry it was a bargin at $160/night. There was also a nicely furnish parlour for those who like to hobnoob with other guests. Breakfasts were reasonable portions expertly prepared with fresh squeezed OJ as an unexpected treat. The innkeepers were mostly unseen except at breakfast an amicably knowledgable about the area. There isn't much else in the tiny berg of Preston, but it is very close to most of the attractions in the region. Highly recommend this place and riding the pleasant bike trails.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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cbarrow
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

The renovated jail house was amazing. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The owners were very accommodating and we enjoyed visiting with them. I would definitely go back for another visit and I would highly recommend this place to friends and family.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

A spur of the moment decision to get our of town led us to the Jailhouse Inn in Preston, MN. We stayed in the Bridal Suite - a very comfortable king sized bed, two person oversized whirlpool jacuzzi. Working Wood Fireplace. Private lavatory. No TV, No Internet, No connection to the world. A great opportinuty to spend time with the person you love. In the morning we had a delicious breakfast. Scones, Fresh Fruit, a variety of juices to start. Then herb omelet, home fries, sausage. All delicious. Marc and Jeanne are wonderful , gracious hosts that have converted the Preston Jailhouse into a first class B&B.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

My family stayed in three rooms at the Jailhouse Inn during a bike trip along the Root River. I was incredibly impressed with how well the jailhouse had been converted into a beautiful B&B. The rooms were lovely, the beds were incredibly comfortable, and the breakfast was delicious. Only two blocks from the bike path. Our host recommended dinner at Quarter/quarter, in Harmony, MN, and they also deserve a shout-out. Great atmosphere, service, and food.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Fargo, North Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2011

Our first time in the Lanesboro area - Preston is just a few miles away and charming. The Jailhouse Inn has a fun theme, but more importantly, the place is well-appointed and well-run, with spacious rooms (very quiet), wonderful bedding, all the creature comforts you'd expect. The owners are lovely people, intelligent, funny, helpful but not obtrusive. Their recommendation for dinner (The Quarter Quarter in Harmony) was spot on -- delicious fare and delightful hosts.

In the morning, my wife and I rode the bike trail along the Root River, very peaceful and serene, with views of the woods, river, and fields. We even came across two fawns, who watched us awhile before bounding off the trail! Breakfast at the B&B was just right -- big blueberry muffins and fresh OJ, followed by perfect Quiche Lorraine and roast potatoes.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: JailHouse Inn
Address: 109 Houston St NW, Preston, MN 55965-1099
Region: United States > Minnesota > Preston
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Preston
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Number of rooms: 12

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