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The Sterling Bed and Breakfast

Certificate of Excellence
312 W Lyon Ave, Lake City, MN 55041
The Sterling Bed and Breakfast
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Suamico, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Sterling was such a nice place for us to relax leading up to our Ultra Endurance Run. Everyone needed to rest before and after the event. Liked to hear the birds outside the windows in the morning. Also enjoyed a ride along the lake during down time to see the Eagles. Suzie and Dave were very accommodating to our... More 

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Suzie S, Owner at The Sterling Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are thrilled that this weekend worked out for all of you!! Congrats on the great job you all did at the "run". Pretty amazing (actually mind blowing) for a non-runner like me. It was fun for us to get to know you better during your stay. Glad you enjoyed the sound of the birds singing. That is a favorite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and i were looking for a peaceful charming place to stay to get away for part of the weekend. We found it at the Sterling Bed and Breakfast. The accommodations were comfortable, charming, relaxing and enjoyable. The decor was great, the rooms were spacious and relaxing. The host Dave and Suzie Spain were more than accommodating and made... More 

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Suzie S, Owner at The Sterling Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Guests from my home town are always a treat! So fun to make some connections with people we both know. (And yes, my cousin was excited when I told her you stayed with us!) Thank you for spending time here and for your gracious review. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate that - and you! Come again any... More 

Mankato, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary at the Sterling. Dave and Suzie are a wonderful couple. The Inn is warm, welcoming and very cozy. The breakfasts were amazing. Suzie came up with wonderful heart healthy menus for us, keeping in mind our diet. They recommended places to eat and things to do in the area. We enjoyed visiting with... More 

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Suzie S, Owner at The Sterling Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

What a gift you both were to me! Loved spending time visiting. I am so happy that I was able to accommodate your dietary requests - and it ended up being a fun challenge for me as well. Now I have new recipes to add to my breakfast lists and to eat myself :) We'd sure enjoy another visit from... More 

Prescott, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Sterling. The hosts are warm and friendly, providing the kind of service that they would want when they are away from home. The inn is charming, very clean, very comfortable, the food is wonderful! We highly recommend The Sterling to anyone wanting a fabulous get-away.

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Suzie S, Owner at The Sterling Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

How very sweet of you to leave us such a kind review. You were both so interesting to talk to and we enjoyed getting to know you better during your stay. Spending time with our guests is one of the best parts of running a B & B and everyone has a story to share. Thank you for sharing yours... More 

Andover, Minnesota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I and another couple selected this B&B because of location. To our very pleasant surprise the house and Dave and Suzie made our one night stay very enjoyable. Suzie recommended a place to eat that fit our needs well and upon returning there was a homemade cookie for each hanging on the door knob. The morning breakfast... More 

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Suzie S, Owner at The Sterling Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We had so much fun with you guys!! What a delight for us to have you stay at The Sterling. The breakfast conversation is absolutely the best part of my job and it was a rocking good time when you were here. We are always so grateful when our guests enjoy their time with us and leave us a wonderful... More 

Milaca, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband I had a wonderful time in Lake City. We stayed at the Sterling and were treated like family. The room was decorated very nicely and the breakfast was amazing. We would certainly go there again!

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Suzie S, Owner at The Sterling Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

What a sweet surprise to see your wonderful review on Trip Advisor!! The pleasure was all ours when you stayed with us! So fun to catch up on things in the old hometown. We could have visited all morning long (and nearly did - haha). Thanks also for including the photo you took of me. I rather like it :)... More 

Shoreview, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great location right off of Hiway 61. Great hosts, very welcoming and helpful with information about the area. Like the newer look of the interior, not so dark as are some B & B's with a Victorian flavor. Special welcome treat is always fun and the breakfast was perfect, not too much and not too little. Wen solo this time;... More 

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Suzie S, Owner at The Sterling Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

So very nice to have you stay! You picked a wonderful time to get away to our lovely part of Minnesota. Our thanks for taking time to give us a lovely review. It is much appreciated! We look forward to hosting you (and, hopefully, your husband) in the future. Just remind me what you had for breakfast so we can... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Sterling was an excellent place to stay during our trip to see fall colors along the Mississippi River. Very quiet location but only a few short blocks to the main part of Lake City. The hosts were very gracious and accommodating....we enjoyed talking with Susie during breakfast the next morning. The afternoon snack served upon our arrival was a... More 

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Suzie S, Owner at The Sterling Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

You picked the perfect time to come to Lake City for the colors!! We really enjoyed our visits with you & appreciated your choice to stay at The Sterling when there are many B & B's close by that could have hosted you! Thank you for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review! We are so grateful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I celebrated a memorable anniversary in Lake City and stayed at the elegant but cozy Sterling B&B. Suzie was such a wonderful host and made the most delicious snacks and breakfast! Suzie and Dave have put a lot of love and care into this B&B and it shows. The Princeton was a beautiful room; we also enjoyed... More 

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Suzie S, Owner at The Sterling Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We LOVE first time B & B guests! And you two were such a delightful couple! Your appreciation of what we provide for our guests and what we have put into our B & B warms our hearts. Thank you for your sweet and generous review. We hope your stay inspired you to give other B & B's a try... More 

Dent, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I made reservations at this B&B because it was very close to an event I attended. I will return to the Sterling any time I am in the area because it is delightful! Comfy bed, excellent and elegant breakfast, and cookies at night add to the experience. The hosts are welcoming, helpful, and willing to chat, but not intrusive if... More 

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Suzie S, Owner at The Sterling Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dawn, It was so interesting to talk to you about your vintage sewing machines and to visit your get-together to actually see what you were talking about! I have a new respect for your devotion to the sewing craft. All our other guests enjoyed visiting with you and mentioned that to me. You were such a nice guest! We look... More 

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