The Old Jail is unique among the B & B's we have visited. It consists of four units: the three-story main building, formerly a two story stable building that was set on top of a one-story brewery/saloon, contains the Overlook Suite on the top floor, the Balcony Suite on the second floor, and the Cave Suite on the ground floor. The separate Jail Suite (where we have stayed) is the original Taylors Falls jail building, constructed in 1884. On our first visit, the owner graciously showed us through all of the suites, and we would gladly stay in any of them.
The Jail is a tiny cottage containing a separate kitchen with fridge, cooktop and microwave, a living room with LCD TV/DVD player and several shelves of books, full bath, and an upstairs loft with a full-sized bed. There is a back patio area which faces Angel Hill, and two very comfortable chairs in front of the building if you care to look down on the city of Taylors Falls. A large grill is available for guests' use, and there's also a fire ring for bonfires if desired. The building contains many interesting antiques, and an extremely comfortable sofa and bed. There's a wood-burning stove in addition to the baseboard heat, plus an air conditioner for hot days. The kitchen is equipped with anything you could need to cook a full meal, plus a wall-mounted antique coffee grinder (complete with beans), popcorn, and chocolates.
Breakfasts are generous and delicious, with plenty of iced juice and lovely fresh fruit. Several excellent restaurants are within walking distance, and several others within driving distance.
For anyone who is interested in ghosts, the Jail building is supposedly haunted--previous guests have described spectral encounters in the journal, and the B & B has been written up in at least one book of Minnesota haunted properties. We never saw him/her, however.
After two stays, the Old Jail feels like home to us, and Don the owner and Heather the manager are like our friends. We can recommend this place wholeheartedly.