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Archer House River Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 6 hotels in Northfield
Certificate of Excellence
The Archer House River Inn occupies more than a central location in Northfield. For generations of guests and locals, it IS Northfield - a geographical and architectural landmark, a host to history for nearly 140 years, and an exemplar of the town's spirit of hospitality. Built in the French Second Empire style, the four-story red brick building is grand in design, rich in character, and impressive in its amenities - which include two full-service restaurants, a coffee shop, riverside lounge, conference space and more. Yet with just 36 rooms, no two of which are identical, the inn is intimate in scale and unique in feel. The Archer House also boasts the city's best location, straddling the town's main thoroughfare and the Cannon River. Beyond its prominent setting and venerable history, something else makes the Archer House special: a spirit reflected by the staff's pride in upholding a 140-year legacy of caring for guests, and the ownership's loving stewardship of a property that embodies the heart and soul of Northfield.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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82Good for walkers
Grade: 82 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
51Room tips
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“Quaint” sort of fits the description, but “run down” is accurate. It is a historic hotel inn in Northfield, there are some new fixtures, but the paint flaking off the outside window frames and cracks in the roof indicate lack of long-term care. Hopefully someone will step in and save this interesting building.
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We had a FANTASTIC time! The staff was extremely professional and friendly, as well as helpful. We held a high school graduation party in the conference room. Angel Eddy (the event coordinator) was extremely helpful during the reservation process and answered all of my questions promptly and thoroughly both over email and on the phone. I was able to tour the venue well before the party and found that the conference room is a large, well-lit, beautiful space. There are several ways to enter, but the most convenient was the double door located just off the parking lot, which was helpful for our older guests as well as for the set up process. There were also accommodations for extra parking (across the bridge behind the venue) and signage was provided upon request. In fact, Ms. Eddy even put the signs up IN THE RAIN for us, which I felt was above and beyond. We were able to see the venue again the day before the party, and before we arrived, Ms. Eddy had arranged the tables and chairs exactly as we had discussed and the room looked AMAZING! During the decoration process, we were provided coffee and water, and the garbage cans were emptied and the bags replaced every hour. Everything we asked for was accommodated immediately and with a smile! After the party, we were informed that all clean up would be handled by the staff! We grabbed everything we wanted to keep, but we left behind some things that they thought we may want, and they reached out to us to check before throwing them out! Everyone was SO kind and helpful, I would recommend Archer House to ANYONE for ANY occasion! Thank you Archer House Staff!!! We really appreciated all your help!!
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Our family (adult siblings, their spouses and children and cousins) stayed here when we traveled to Minnesota for a burial service at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. It was an excellent choice as a base where we could spend time as a family before and after the service.
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Hotel and Staff are awesome. Hotel is clean and very comfortable. Beds are great. Make reservations in advance if you are staying for a college event. I have stayed here a number of times and the staff always remembers us.
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Have been staying at Archer House for several years since our daughter attended college right up the road at St. Olaf. We love this place. The staff is amazing. Remembers us by name and goes out of their way to make us feel welcome. Love the hotel. So charming and conveniently located. Our daughter just graduated last weekend. Saying good-bye to the staff at Archer House was a sad moment. We will miss them all, but hope to have more occasions to visit in the future.
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$84 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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