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“Peaceful Victorian luxury at affordable price”
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JailHouse Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Preston B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Peaceful Victorian luxury at affordable price”
Reviewed October 25, 2009

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.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Waconia, Minnesota
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Reviewed May 27, 2005

We have recently booked our 3rd annual biking and B&B weekend. We happened upon the Jail House Inn two years ago and fell in love with it. It is so serene and the innkeepers are fabulous. From the wonderfully comfortable rooms to the spectacular breakfasts, this place is the best of the best. One of our favorite things to do is start and finish our days on the porch relaxing in the rockers and listening to the peacefulness surrounding the inn. It is a MUST DO if ever in the Preston area.

  • Stayed August 2004
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Minneapolis
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Reviewed September 28, 2004

My wife and I just returned from our second stay at the Jailhouse Inn B&B.
The Jailhouse Inn is the best combination of informality and privacy I've experienced in a B&B. The various "theme" rooms are a treat (each with their own bathroom). Everything in this B&B is superbly appointed, and the gourmet breakfasts provide a great start for a bike ride on the fabulous Root River Trails, or hiking in nearby Forestville State Park.
Preston is a quiet, lovely community in the bluff country of SE Minnesota, and the Inn is on a shady street overlooking the town. The Innkeepers have thought of EVERYTHING. There's always great bean brewed in the kitchen, fine wine in the fridge (for sale on the honor system), and a living room/parlour made for lounging.
I love the region, and I love this B&B!

  • Stayed September 2004
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Property: JailHouse Inn
Address: 109 Houston St NW, Preston, MN 55965-1099
Location: United States > Minnesota > Preston
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Preston
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Number of rooms: 12

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