Wow, what an experience! The innkeepers, David and Jerry, at the Olcott House were very friendly and welcoming into their B& B. We (my husband and I) visited on a typical Minnesota winter night, frigid and blustery. We warmed up in no time by the crackling, aromatic fire in the library. David offered a grand history of the house and answered every question we could think of. This mansion is truly spectacular! There was an elaborate offering of white wine and snacks upon our arrival.
Our room, the East Wing Suite was huge, but very comfortable. A cozy fireplace, comfortable chairs, and most importantly an inviting king size canopy bed with a fresh, firm mattress.
There was a charming and eclectic group of art work and antiques though out the mansion that my husband and I both enjoyed – we have very separate tastes. When we couldn’t decide on what to do with our evening - Jerry came to our rescue. As a newly returned local; he had a great knowledge of the area and its offerings.
Breakfast was elegant and scrumptious. David and Jerry are experienced chefs and gracious hosts. My husband felt he could see their New York and Los Angeles experience in their balance abilities as innkeepers – polished and service oriented, but unobtrusive – much appreciated as we needed some quiet from our children for two days.
We will be making this a seasonal tradition and cannot wait to return in the spring!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "A celebration of elegance, class and history…" One of Minnesota’s architectural gems! 1904 Georgian Colonial Mansion with six gorgeous, very private and very large suites. Fine antiques, gourmet candlelight breakfasts. Complimentary wine & cheese. Relax and enjoy grand luxury in an historic inn! ... more less