We stayed in the Butternut Suite. The room was very comfortable, although a bit dark in the day and a bit too bright at night. The bed was too firm for my preference, but not that's not unusual. The two person Jacuzzi tub was very enjoyable. We stayed two nights and Lynette gave us two excellent breakfasts. We were especially fond of the wild rice, bacon quiche. Our favorite spot was the screened front porch. At check-in they have wine, cheese, sausage and crackers available, so there is no need to go out for happy hour. The Inn was fully booked both nights and it was fun meeting the other couples. I think Lynette seems a bit burned out after 14 years keeping this Inn. There was not a lot of enthusiasm, and she did tell us that the Inn is for sale. She was still very welcoming and gracious. The home is in a very quiet neighborhood.
We walked to Barn Bluff (about 1.5 miles away) and hiked up to the top (3/4 mild uphill) for a beautiful view of the town and valley. There is a nice spot to park at the east end of the bluff if you don't want to walk there. We had a great meal at Red Wing Brewery, and a disappointing meal at The Brickhouse Pub.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five enchanting bedrooms, all with private baths and fireplaces, some with whirlpools. Victorian antiques, stained glass windows and Quezal light fixtures complete the authentic look of the home. Minnesota Register of Historic places. Charming river town with shopping, golf, skiing, bike trail, Sheldon Theatre. Mid-week discounts. Full breakfast. ... more less