Best Bed & Breakfasts In Minnesota

November 30, 2013 6:00 AM

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Finding the ideal bed and breakfast can be a terrifying task. Whether looking for a nature-filled, quiet, isolated or just a theme-filled location from another part of the world, look no further. Minnesota hosts award-winning locations ranging from the big cities to the small towns. You will also find world class food either at the inn or nearby. Choose from some of these most exquisite, luxury or exotic suites to meet your needs.

Golden Lantern Inn
721 East Ave.
Red Wing, MN 55066
(888) 288-3315

The Golden Lantern Inn is located in the majestic and historic town of Red Wing. The Inn was built back in 1932 with a philosophy of being the perfect venue for different sorts of occasions (weddings, honeymoons, getaways and more). The mission of Golden Lantern is to provide a warm welcome, accompanied with a comfy bed, and serve a delicious breakfast made from the freshest seasonal produce. The rates for the rooms vary but each offers the bells and whistles you most desire.

Water Street Inn
101 Water St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 439-6000

The Water Street Inn was not always a bed and breakfast. It was constructed in 1890 and used as a lumber baron, thanks to its proximity to the St. Croix River as means of transport. In 1995, all of that was changed when three local innkeepers along with the Minnesota Historical Society and the National Trust decided to turn it into what it is today. The bed and breakfast services are all finely prepared by Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub. You get to enjoy a typical Irish breakfast (one egg served any style, bacon or sausage, toast and fruit). If you love the traditional favorites, there is also the Irish Country Breakfast, steak and eggs, traditional eggs Benedict, corned beef hash and more.

Belle Rive
302 Ashburn St. E.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-2407

The name Belle Rive comes from the fictional home in Tennessee William’s play “A Street Car Named Desire.” The name Belle Rive means beautiful riverfront. With proximity to the Root River, Belle Rive offers majestic, simple rooms with the basic necessities. Belle Rive has old-fashioned porches and great bed and breakfast specialties cooked exactly how you like it. In addition, you have exclusive access to the “JUkEjOiNt” – an open outdoor room where guests can enjoy a comfortable atmosphere and the gorgeous sounds of the Root River.

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The Elephant Walk
801 Pine St. W.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 430-0359

The Elephant Walk is a unique bed and breakfast compared to the other destinations on the list. If you really need to travel to a distant land, you will not have to search too far. Each individual room features a different theme depending on where you wish to magically teleport yourself. The rooms are decorated with collectibles and antiquities from around the globe, matching what it may be like to stay at the Rangoon, the Raffles, the Cardiz Garden Suite and the Chiang Mai. A four-course, delicious breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. for early birds and each room includes a complimentary bottle of wine.

Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 331-1800

The Nicollet Island Inn stands out as an award-winning hotel, restaurant and bar in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. With its luxurious rooms and a classical appeal fused with a modern touch, the Nicollet Island is a good excuse not to look too hard for a place to stay. Located in one of the most dynamic cities in America, the ambiance, stained glass windows and historical detail make this bed and breakfast a perfect destination. This inn is known to be a top destination for the city’s political and cultural elite. Furthermore, it has the reputation to serve the best breakfast in town.

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Anthony Carranza is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota related to tech, social media, news, and local happenings around the Twin Cities. His work can be found at

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