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Contented Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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Come to Contented Cottage which is nestled amongst the tree covered bluff right next to St. Olaf College! Stroll along the short scenic path from the cottage onto the campus in minutes! Enjoy the comforts of good hospitality with beautiful rooms and scrumptious treats and a three course breakfast. You will enjoy Northfield’s historic and quaint downtown with its many fine retail shops, coffee an
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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We enjoyed our stay at this B & B right next to St. Olaf College. Steve, the inn keeper, was not only helpful, but what a chef!! Every one of the three course breakfasts were outstanding. Eggs come from the chickens on the property and they even have bees for honey on the property. The room was charming and comfortable. We want to return next year.
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Response from contentedcottage, Owner at Contented Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Responded May 15, 2019
We thank you! Love it when our guests have enjoyed their stay and even take the time to let us know! Glad to hear that you will come back again!❤️
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We visited here one night while touring St. Olaf. Everything about our stay was wonderful, and I highly recommend this place. In fact, over breakfast, my son whispered to me, "Mom, you need to give this place 5 stars on Trip Advisor!" All communications with the B&B before the trip were efficient. We had a very late arrival time and the innkeeper made sure via both text and phone that we knew exactly how to get in. He made it very easy for us. The B&B is clean and incredibly well stocked. There were fresh cookies, chocolates, and lemon water in our room for us, which was very thoughtful. The room was very cute and clean and comfortable. A lot of charm. There was a variety of coffee, tea, and snacks available at all times. Plus a microwave and fridge we could have used. Breakfast was 4 courses and delicious! And the innkeepers offer it for an extended period of time (either 6 to 10 or 7 to 10, not sure), so we didn't have to get up too early after our late arrival. We had homemade cinnamon bread, fresh out of the oven, poached pears, an egg/spinach/cheese bake, and a palate cleansing sherbet. Plus OJ and coffee. We didn't need lunch that day, we were so well fed. The innkeeper (we met Steve) was so friendly and welcoming. You can tell he loves what he does. Just one note--you can hear the train as it comes through and it seemed to love to toot its horn. It didn't bother us and it wasn't really loud, but just something to note. We loved this place and would absolutely return. If you're visiting St. Olaf or Carleton, stay here! It's just so charming and comfortable and easy. (It's a 2-minute drive to St. Olaf, and probably 7 minutes to Carleton.) Highly recommended!
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Response from contentedcottage, Owner at Contented Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Responded Apr 26, 2019
Thank you so much! We love hearing that our guests feel comfortable and enjoyed their stay! Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion. Hope to see you again! Blessings!
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I don’t often post reviews, but the breakfast at the Contented Cottage really knocked my socks off. Three courses, each better than the last. Such a wonderful stay for a weekend wedding in Northfield. Highly recommend.
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Response from TCDavisManor, Owner at Contented Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jul 9, 2018
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!! We so appreciate your business and taking the time to express your review. We love to make our guests feel welcome and want their stay to be enjoyable. We take much pride in our menus and care about our clients stay. Blessings! Steve and Lisa Contented Cottage Northfield, MN
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Nestled in the woods off a major road, the Contented Cottage is a quiet B&B between St Olaf and Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. A few minutes' drive from shopping and dining, the Cannon River, and a state park. We stayed in Olivia's Room for four days, which had a nice, comfy bed, TV, walkout balcony with chairs, and a snack nook. The room had a detached, but private, full bathroom and shower. Fresh baked cookies and chocolates were a delicious surprise. The breakfast was very large (almost too large), but was delicious. The breakfast rotation included blueberry pancakes, creamy scrambled eggs, fruit and yogurt parfait, lemon cake, a delicious peach breakfast bake, bacon, and other goodies. The screened patio has tables and a porch swing, and a nice ceiling fan, and is surrounded by a wooded back yard and lots of bird feeders. The living room has a comfy couch, an overstuffed arm chair, fireplace, and bubbling fish tank. The Contented Cottage felt like we were staying at a relatives' house instead of a B&B. Highly recommended.
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Response from TCDavisManor, Owner at Contented Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jun 30, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement! We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to have you again in the future! We always want our guests to feel welcome and comfortable. Blessings! Steve and Lisa Contented Cottage
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We stayed in Olivia's Room while visiting a student at St. Olaf college. Olivia's Room is a nicely decorated room with a separate, but private, full bath. Delicious breakfast and also homemade treats in our room. Nice common area for visiting or relaxing outside your room. Very clean. Welcoming and friendly hosts.
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Response from TCDavisManor, Owner at Contented Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Responded May 23, 2017
Thank you so much! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come and stay with us again.
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$160 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMinnesotaNorthfield
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