First off let me mention that I'm not normally a bed and breakfest fan, staying in someone elses home that reminds you of Grandma's is not all that romantic to me. we have had some wonderful stays in unique places that i would'nt really classify as "Run of the Mill" bed and breakfest. The Inn at Sacred Clay Farm falls into that small group of unique places. First off its new, built in 1991 in the Amish post and beam construction. Not a nail to be found in this huge timber structure. beautiful porches that look out into a private valley , over 100 acres of forest, bluff and stream to wander and enjoy. The groomed hiking path was a wonderful way to enjoy our arrival and take in the property. We stayed two nights in "Whimsical' oe of the five theamed guest rooms. They also have a couple rooms that open up into other spaces that can accomadate a family of 4-6. Great planning , and from what I can tell the owners,Fred and Sandy spent a lot of time and thought as the decided what they wanted to do with this unique building as it was built. plenty if private space, huge sitting room with floor to ceiling 4 story windows,
The down side is that its not directly on the bike paths of Lansboro, one of the main attractions of the valley, so you will need to take your car and bike to town 2 miles to access the many miles of trails. However the well stocked private section of a very healthy trout stream caught my attention and held my interest for a few hours of actually catching and seeing trout rather than pretending their might be a fish in a creek. It was great fun and just a strolln down the hill to the bluff lined stream. Food by Sandy each morning was fantastic, from the locally raised and organic products she uses, to the unique dishes that compliment the historic construction of this Amish inspired structure. we got to tour each of the rooms prior to other guests arriving, each room was unique and beautiful, I wouldn't hesitate to rent any one of them. I had choosen "Whimsical" before arriving because I normally find most Bed and Breakfest rooms to be dark and clutered. I liked the thought of light and airy. But every room was beautiful and unique. Fred is a tremendous host and can tell some very interesting stories about how they came to build the place, interesting facts on Amish culture and really knows the area, and can recomend great activities wether it is fall, summer or dead of winter. he left us wanting for another adventure at other times of year. We traveled with a group of 8 freinds, which really helps to make a Bed and Breakfest adventure like this that much more fun. In addition to Biking, trout fishing, hiking and a wonderful meal at a place called" Intermission" that was outstanding and a bargain for a fine dining experience. We also took in the Niagra cave in Harmony, down the road. Really an exciting cave and ranked one of the nations 10 best, I had no idea a cave of this interest was right here in Minnesota after having toured a few others in other states. What a great way to pack a ton of relaxing entertainment and excersize into a beautiful spot so close to the Minneapolis area. we'll return again
Whimsical is light and sunny, with a very nice massage tub, but no shower. Which was OK in end becau...
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