We have just returned from our 7th stay at the Jailhouse Inn in Preston Mn.
This is the origional 1669 Fillmore County jail that was completly rebuilt inside and out as an Inn. It has 12 rooms including the original cell block which is great for familys with kids.
The other rooms are furnished with period furniture, excellent beds and increadible service and value.. The hosts had previous experience in the hospitality industry and are the perfect fit to operate this inn. They also live on site which is very nice for the service you need.
The gourmet breakfast is excellent and they always have coffee and tea available and home made cookies every evening.
WiFi is available, bring your own laptop.
Preston Mn is in the scenic Root River Valley of southeastern Mn, about an hour south of Rochester and the Mayo Clinic. There are miles of paved bycycle trails through the scenic valleys and woodlands of the area. Also this area has some of the best trout fishing and Wild Turkey hunting in the Midwest.
Nearby Lanesboro is a senic river town with many shops, restaurants and the new Commonweal live Theater.
There is also a winery with excellent local wines, you can visit Amish farms with their many crafts for sale, canoeing on the Root River or book a float trip.
The fall colors are absolutely outstanding in this area and a little known secret is there are hardly any mosquitos in the summer due to the lack of standing water.
Visit two caves and Forestville state park with it's interpretive history center.
Prices are very reasonable in this area. A wonderful place to visit.
This is also a wonderful place for a small wedding or family reunion.