Positives that make it acceptable lodging...nice proprietors, central location, clean rooms, A/C, rooms have good sound insulation, chocolate chip cookies. Totally fine if this is the only place with rooms...feel confident booking it.
Some downsides...Our mattress sagged in the middle. The breakfast was tasty but remarkably spare for guests who likely will spend much of the day exercising - really should add some additional fruit or protein options for filler. Don't worry if you don't get the "river view" rooms - small windows in the far end of the room look out on the car bridge and a little of the river. I guess I don't begrudge the proprietors their desire to blend in some of their years in HI, but those touches do feel a little forced and odd. Chalk some of these up to being a little picky, but they're the reasons I wasn't able to give it a 5 star.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the bank of the Root River, in one of Minnesota's most ancient and picturesque valleys. Restored to include modern conveniences, while keeping a comfortable Victorian decor. In the yard between the inn and the twisting river, the conversations of birds, the sound of flowing water, and a lovely garden offer a peaceful place to relax. ... more less