We decided to take our employees and their significant others to Spicer Castle for a work Christmas party. We booked 6 rooms in the main house.
If you are looking for new and modern I would not recommend coming to Spicer Castle. however, If you are open minded, enjoy history, can appreciate what this home was like back in the day, and enjoy good food and fun you will enjoy your stay here.
We arrived at 4pm welcomed in and shown to our rooms. This gave us time to freshen up before we went down to have appetizers and beverages. We have some guests who like tea and coffee, and some who enjoy stronger bottled beverages, there was enough of each for everyone. The food at "tea" consisted of portabella mushroom pizza, awesome cookies, nuts and snack mix, and prime rib roll ups.
While I agree with some of the other posts there isn't a lot of common areas to sit in, we had a group of 11 and had no problem being able to either sit/stand and visit with one another.
After "tea" we went up to prepare ourselves for the murder mystery dinner. We came down 1/2 hour later were ushered into a large diningroom for our dinner. Our name places were set and the fun began! We had a great time with the mystery and the food was amazing from the appetizers to the desert!
Yes, staying at Spicer Castle is what you make of it. If you aren't comfortable with your companions and can't visit or are a person who needs to be entertained by the television set, this place isn't for you. But as I previously mentioned if you enjoy antiques, history and can appreciated how they were able to convert closets into bathrooms in a home that was built in the late 1800's this place is definately for you.
Bedding: Great smell, not old
Cleanliness: no issues!
Bathrooms: yes, they are small, however, if you have a problem with small, you could use the bathroom in the hallway which is more than ample size.
Food: Awesome! Supper consisted of Punch, crackers/spread, veggies, amazing onion soup, cranberry spinach salad and roll, Choice of chicken or pork, baked potato, green beans and a fabulous cheese cake for dessert! Breakfast-fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee, fruit, home made muffins (assorted!), individual baked eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce!
Service: Nancy was wonderful and kept not only our group satisfied but all of the restaurant patrons and other murder mystery in the other dining room as well. The murder mystery host (Grandson of the orignal home owners)was great as well! His dimeanor added a lot to our fun the night of the mystery and at breakfast the next morning. he was very knowledgable about the property and you could really tell he enjoyed our company.
Our entire group of 11 had nothing but praise for our stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spicer Castle Inn, circa 1895, is located on five wooded acres along the beautiful shores of Green Lake. There are 18 guestrooms, private cabins. Enjoy central Minnesota's lake region. ... more less
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