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Bird House Inn and Gardens

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371 Water St (In the Historic James H. Clark House), Excelsior, MN 55331-3039
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Our historic 1858 Victorian Italianate bed and breakfast hotel is the only lodging available at Excelsior Bay on Lake Minnetonka. We have five affordable and comfortable hotel rooms with modern decor, private baths, free Wi-Fi, and much more. While staying with us we provide you with inn amenities such as a breakfast bar, complimentary snacks and soft drinks, free parking, and so much more! We are pleased to provide our historical bed and breakfast for all of your event venue needs. Whether you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue or just somewhere to host a special event, our inn is the place for you.
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Anita W wrote a review Oct 15
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We rented entire B & B for 13 family members. It was a lot of coordinating and tweaks to make it work and Amy could not have been more accommodating and helpful during a very stressful time. Dave was a wonderful and patient host. The gardens and patios allowed us to enjoy the outdoors. Private and public areas were clean, comfy and cute. Special touches around the inn like complimentary beverages just made us feel welcome. Lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance. Highly recommend Bird House!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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R1958HHdavido wrote a review Jul 2020
Madison, Wisconsin3 contributions
Our three-night July stay at the Birdhouse bed and breakfast in Excelsior, MN has been a great experience. We had worried about needing to stay in a hotel during the Covid crisis. The Birdhouse with its comfortable porch and flower filled grounds was an excellent choice. The inn is spotlessly clean. Two of us stayed in the main floor Pheasant and Cardinal suite of rooms. We had a bedroom, bath, kitchenette and gathering area with TV and fireplace. Our adult daughter slept upstairs in her private bedroom with bathroom. She came down to share the suite. But in actuality, we also felt welcome the inn’s central parlor, dining room, and library. We have been made to feel completely at home. Antique furnishings without ever feeling like we “mustn’t touch”. It’s just like my grandparents’ house back in the 50’s! But grandma never had TVs, WiFi, HGTV-style bathrooms, soft-water showers, or king sized beds. Comfort, thoughtfulness and convenience were the focus here. There was even a picnic basket on the refrigerator in case we wanted lunch at the lake. They thought of everything! Dave, our innkeeper was completely at our beck and call while respecting our privacy. And talk about location! We were quietly tucked away on the main street of downtown Excelsior, an exciting and friendly vacation area. We’ve walked to cute shops; we’ve taken paths along Lake Minnetonka, and eaten at family owned restaurants, bakeries and ice cream shops with outdoor seating options. Nearby, we visited visited Minnesota Arboretum to walk and see the flowers. Lots to do! We were smiling behind our masks. We felt safe, healthy and entertained. We will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: The Inn’s website has excellent photos to help in choosing a room. The innkeeper was very helpful...
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mle0999 wrote a review Jun 2020
Ramsey, Minnesota20 contributions3 helpful votes
Rooms are quaint, comfortable, and very clean. Nice amenities. Awesome breakfast. Literally downtown historic Excelsior, MN walking distance from galleries, restaurants, breweries, and any service you could want. On site parking in the shade was plentiful and easy. Hosts were gracious and attentive. We were very happy!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Higher floors have wall A/C units, but have beautiful hot tubs.
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Shelby F wrote a review Mar 2020
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My fiance and I stayed in the Garden Room, the decoration was really cute and the fireplace made it toasty warm. Breakfast was great and the hosts were friendly! Nothing more I could ask for in a nice lakeside B&B.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Paul W wrote a review Feb 2020
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Spent a lovely mid-winter weekend. The house, and its rooms, are lovely, and perfectly situated at the head of Excelsior's main street, with very easy walks to many of the town's restaurants and shops. The breakfast was superb!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bird House Inn and Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to Bird House Inn and Gardens?
Nearby attractions include 318 Cafe (0.04 miles), Excelsior Bay Books (0.2 miles), and Wine Republic (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bird House Inn and Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bird House Inn and Gardens?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bird House Inn and Gardens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bird House Inn and Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coalition, Licks Unlimited, and Excelsior Brewery.
Is Bird House Inn and Gardens located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Excelsior.
Are there any historical sites close to Bird House Inn and Gardens?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wayzata Depot (5.4 miles) and Burwell House (6.5 miles).