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Bird House Inn and Gardens

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371 Water Street, (In the Historic James H. Clark House), Excelsior, MN 55331
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely home very near to the heart of Excelsior. The whirlpool tub in our suite (The Turtle Dove) was worth the price, which by the way, was less than I expected for a Twin Cities location. I loved that the owners are "hands on" and made our stay very warm and inviting!

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

Great to have you with us Joanne, and glad to hear that you liked the bed! I look forward to trying your stuffed french toast recipe some time soon. (Don't worry, I'll make sure to keep it top secret! :) More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was our first (one night) stay at the Bird House Inn. What a relaxing homey, comfortable, delightful B & B. The hosts seem to have thought of everything to make us feel welcome, beginning with the easy self-check-in. The upstairs bedroom was spacious, the bed super-comfortable. The downstairs common areas are super. I appreciated the wine & snacks left... More 

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

I never cease to be amazed at the number of connections made around our breakfast table. What a treat to be a part of that every day! We do try to "think of everything" to accommodate our guests, but there is always more to learn. We recently added complimentary note cards and postage to make it easy for guests to... More 

Canal Fulton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had a great weekend at the Birdhouse. Very clean, cozy and the company was excellent. Great place just to hang out and explore the adorable town. Lots of things to do and great shopping and restaurants! The highlight is Dave the owner of the Birdhouse. He cooks up an incredible breakfast with a Percision cut fruit salad!!! His speciality!!... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write up a nice review for us. I'm glad to have been able to serve you breakfast and especially glad you appreciated my practiced fruit-chopping techniques! I try to have a mix of at least four or five kinds of fruit on the plate every morning (weekday continental included) to make for a healthy,... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I recently stayed at The Birdhouse, and enjoyed the location (on the "main street" in downtown Excelsior) the comfortable accommodations, and the hospitality. The proprietor, Dave, was available for any questions I had prior to our stay, and the check-in/check-out processes were painless (which can be a problem with B&Bs).

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

Nice to have you stay with us, and I'm glad the check-in/out process was to your liking. So long as guests have their door code with them when they arrive, it is usually a breeze, with lots of flexibility for the guests, and easy access to us personally by phone if there is anything at all that they need. Hope... More 

Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We rented the whole place for our wedding party and even had a faux reversal dinner there on the patio outside on the first evening. It was incredible! So close to the water and very spacious for us all to have room and be comfortable. Breakfast was absolutely outstanding!!! Some people in our party left their belongings and Dave went... More 

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

What a pleasure to be able to host your wedding here! Tons of fun, and we were eating the leftover cupcakes for weeks. Thanks! I can tell you that yours is not the first group to leave things behind, but we usually manage to reunite them with their rightful owners. Our pleasure! We'll look forward to future anniversary visits and... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our family rented the whole house for three nights. Dave was very accommodating, friendly, and kind. I highly recommend Bird House Inn for any get-away. The house is in a great location with restaurants, shops, a park, walking path, and even boat cruises all within three blocks. The front porch, patio and grassy area were perfect for sharing time together,... More 

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

Glad your family had a good time, and I look forward to your return! More 

Two Rivers, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ten friends gathered at the Bird House Inn for a wonderful reunion thanks to gracious hospitality, a lovely setting, and a convenient location for shopping and activities! We relaxed on the porch, enjoyed the gardens, and appreciated the many amenities. Thanks, Dave and Gretchen! I hope to return!

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

Thank you Brenda! I love that your profile picture is the one you ladies took on our front steps! So fun to have you all here. I do hope you'll be back! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

.....And this was the perfect place for us to meet and stay for 5 days because it was important for us to be together in a home-like atmosphere. Very nice accommodations with charming bedrooms and comfortable beds. A nice breakfast was served in the morning at a large table in the dining area. The main floor living room was large... More 

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

It was such a kick to have your high-spirited group here for an extended stay! And it was great to get to know you all a little better than just one or two breakfast conversations might allow. You guys with your bikes and pedicabs were a hoot! Must have gotten more than a few looks riding through town and around... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I travel into the twin cities area on business and my new favorite spot is the Bird House Inn, Charming accommodations with warm hospitality. The Bird House Inn is an easy walk to Lake Minnetonka and several fantastic restaurants. Fun Stay!

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

Thanks, Mike! Looking forward to having you back, but I'm guessing maybe it won't be until the lake opens up again in the spring. Still plenty to do in town, though, just a short walk away - even in the winter! More 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I and our four grown children stayed at the Bird house while attending a Wedding. We really enjoyed the stay. Rooms where very nice and clean. We used the main gathering area quite a bit as we had a lot of catching up to do as we are spread all over the USA. Dave and his wife... More 

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

Glad you could make use of the common areas that sometimes with separate guests don't get their share of use. Also nice to get such a strong review from seasoned B&B travelers. Thanks! More 

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Address: 371 Water Street, (In the Historic James H. Clark House), Excelsior, MN 55331
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Excelsior
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5

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