High Woods is our new favorite "staycation". An hour or so outside of the Twin Cities, High Woods is hidden back in the forest and surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. The location feels wonderfully secluded. If you stay in one of the rooms on the lower level (Richard's and Jenny's Rooms), you have the run of the house's walkout basement. A kitchen stocked with soda and cookies, a big-screen TV and cable and oversized, comfy couches. One of the walls is floor-to-ceiling windows, so there's plenty of natural light and great views of the woods and gardens. There's also an outdoor hot tub that looks fun. We enjoyed meeting Debbie, the innkeepers *male* cat (named by the grandkids), who wanders the grounds. Overall, the innkeepers are amazingly nice. On one rainy night we stayed there, they lent their car to a couple who was also staying who had come in on a motorcycle so they could go into town. Oh, yes, and food is awesome, too. Overall, just a great, great place to hang out and relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on over 10 wooded acres, five miles north of the town of Taylors Falls, MN. Quiet and peaceful getaway but just minutes from outstanding restaurants and theatres. All rooms have queen size beds with private baths. Kitchen is available for guests' use other than cooking. Complimentary beverages, cookies and popcorn are available and you are welcome to keep items in the refrigerator. Large outdoor patio and wood deck invite you to relax with your morning cup of coffee and/or your favorite book. ... more less