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Bird House Inn and Gardens

371 Water Street, (In the Historic James H. Clark House), Excelsior, MN 55331
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
89 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Of course this is a great location in the middle of Excelsior but I noticed some very good and very bad points. What was good. Great reception and welcome by the inn keepers who make you feel welcome. The homemade breakfast on Sunday morning was delicious. And the free wine and champagne was appreciated. Just my room was not good.... More

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Dave W, Owner at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Glad to have your review and sorry the room was not what you were looking for. The temperature was not up to snuff for your stay and I apologize for that. That is not usual as we have rarely had that problem before. The windows do open easily if you just pull the pin that locks them in place -... More

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Located at the end of Water Street, the location is perfect for spending time inn DT Excelsior's fun restaurants and shops. Jeanne was a really nice hostess and saw to it that we had everything we needed. Our was neat and clean and comfortable. Our stay here met all our expectatons.

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Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words, and are so pleased to have such kind and friendly guests! We're glad you had a nice visit to Excelsior and hope to see you again! More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My family (two adults and two small children) spent several days here this past summer (2013) and enjoyed every minute! We had a downstairs room, which also had a kitchenette, which made things very convenient for us. It was very quiet and peaceful and felt like we were staying in someone’s home. The service was great - the dishes we... More

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Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks! We are always pleased to hear that people made wonderful family memories here at the Bird House Inn and Lake Minnetonka! Some other fun things to do for a trip to Excelsior include a visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Gale Woods Farm and the Old Log Theater. Winter visitors will find miles of cross-country ski trails, a cozy... More

Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I liked the old, cosy and charming house very much. It offers all I need to feel at home during my extended business trips and Excelsior and the lakes are a fantastic start for running, biking or skiing. Will be back soon. Thanks Jeanne, and regards from Berlin. Florian

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Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks Florian, we look forward to your return stays! We're glad we can offer some of the comforts of home to our business travelers. More

Lake Park, IA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We recently stayed at this gorgeous B&B in Excelsior and highly recommend it for many reasons. The inn was clean, quaint and comfortable. We were greeted at the front door when we arrived and made aware of complimentary wine and munchies. There was plenty of room indoors to relax as well as outdoor seating on a beautiful patio or lawn.... More

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Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and see all that winter at Lake Minnetonka has to offer! More

Minneapolis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We went to the Bird House Inn for our 30th wedding anniversary. It is a charming place, and we had a great stay. Excelsior is a very nice little town in which to stroll around. Would definitely recommend.

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Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We're so glad you had a great stay! Excelsior is a fun little town! Hope to see you again soon! More

Burbank, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband, daughter and I have stayed at this B&B several times and have always received exceptional care. The innkeepers were friendly but not overbearing. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Lots of space to just sit and be quiet or join in the company of others, depending on your mood. We are from L.A. and appreciated the effort that... More

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Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks! We sincerely appreciate your thoughts! I know what you mean about running around and feeling like a kid again-Excelsior reminds me of many happy memories as a child in a small town where I grew up. Summers do fill up fast here, so yes, please book early! More

Payson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I thought since there were all high reviews of this place that we wouldn't have any issues. I'm actually a very easy going person, but do expect quality when paid for, but was really disappointed in this establishment. First of all, it's WAY overpriced for what you get. I think they take advantage of not many lodging options in the... More

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Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Darn! We are truly sorry that your recent visit did not meet your expectations, but we appreciate your feedback. We are working everyday to improve this wonderful, very busy 155 year- old house, and will continue with our efforts to work on renovations and repairs. Yes, it is true that we offer a continental breakfast on weekdays. It’s what we... More

Rainham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Exceptional more of a visit to a friends house. Travelling from UK we were a party of 4 going to a family wedding also celebrating our 50th wedding Aniversary. We were made t feel very welcome the owners and the management were very very nice and friendly. The other guest were all interesting and it was a delight to talk... More

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Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much, it was our pleasure to host you and your family! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and I for one, can't wait to get to London sometime and have a proper chip butty! Hope we see you again sometime. More

Hood River, OR
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Walking distance to everything in the charming lakeside town of Excelsior. Historic accommodations to go with the historic town. Rooms are private, clean and quiet. Owners were very hospitable and accommodating. It worked great when we visited as a family but this is a place I look forward to for a future romantic getaway.

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Jeanne C, Manager at Bird House Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed your stay! We'd love to have you come back for that romantic getaway! More

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Additional Information about Bird House Inn and Gardens

Address: 371 Water Street, (In the Historic James H. Clark House), Excelsior, MN 55331
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Location: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 

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