We went for a Thursday and Friday evening getaway. This would include the "Murder Mystery" dinner on Friday night. We arrived and given a good deal of availability, we were able to choose the cabin we wanted to stay in. We ended up in Williams cabin. which worked out well, except it was a little far from the wireless access point. The wireless worked extremely well in the Inn itself.
The 4:30 wine and snack reception was nice, free glass of wine with cheese, crackers, and veggies. We went for a short walk and drive afterwards around Green Lake and the town of Spicer. There was an all you could eat prime rib special that evening. The prime rib was about the best I have ever had, truly outstanding. In fact I changed my order for the next evening's "Murder Mystery" meal from walleye to prime rib as I wanted it again.
We spent much of the next morning at the Inn using the wireless in the parlor, drinking a few cups of their very good coffee, and having a very good breakfast.
The "Murder Mystery" was a bit lame but entertaining enough. There were several couples there who knew each other and they were obviously having a blast. I think if you had several couples there who knew each other, the experience would have been very fun. The dinner was good, the prime rib was not as spectacular as the night before but still way above average.
Overall the cabin was clean, comfortable, though the toilet and sink are a bit small. The bed had a very firm mattress and I slept very well. Parking was kind of random and given the melting snow, a lot of it was quite muddy. Guests who stayed at the main Inn said that their beds were very comfortable but the floors creak quite a bit so getting up in the middle of the night was announced to all. We peaked in on the rooms which we thought were quite cute and roomy.
Overall, it was a relaxing stay that made you feel like you were at a small mansion in the countryside. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spicer Castle Inn, circa 1895, is located on five wooded acres along the beautiful shores of Green Lake. There are 18 guestrooms, private cabins. Enjoy central Minnesota's lake region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spicer Castle Hotel Spicer