The Village House is a perfect little spot to land while in Winona. We were there with other family members and had the house to ourselves. Anne is a wonderful hostess. Very quiet location, very clean bed and breakfast home, and decorated beautifully.
My husband stayed one night in late September, staying in the South Room on the 2nd floor. The room, its furnishing and bedding were all lovely and made us feel quite special. There also was a nice-sized closet and room in the bathroom to store things - a real plus for anyone staying more than one night. Outside of our room was a sitting room, which we also took advantage of. I could lounge on the couch there while my husband lounged on the chair and footstool in the bedroom. The other rooms on the 2nd floor also looked nice. Didn't see the room on the 1st floor.There is room to relax downstairs and also outside (too bad it was too cold for us that day). For hikers, there are about 15 miles of trails across the street on the St. Mary's campus - I think most of them climb the bluffs!
Anne was very accommodating and showed us everything we needed to know, including directions to a hall where were going dancing later that night and made recommendations for where to eat.
I would only complain - and mildly at that - at the pretty sparse continental breakfast, just granola and cereal, bananas and apples, and bakery-made pastry. Hard-boiled eggs would have been nice in order to get some morning protein. The host does not live onsite, which probably at least partially accounts for the breakfast. It's nice that the breakfast is self-serve, so we could eat breakfast on our own schedule.
We visited the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, and I would highly recommend that if you are in Winona.
We were blessed this summer to spend a night at the delightful Village House Inn. Our friends had recommended it, and we discovered that the Village House Inn far exceeded our expectations!
From the moment we saw the colorful exterior, we were enchanted with the charming, comfortable setting.
ANNE, the proprietor, is simply wonderful. She made us feel right "at home" instantly. Our room was lovely---
the unique furnishings, the peaceful setting on the outside, the quiet inside.
It was especially "homey" that Anne advised us to use the refrigerator and any kitchen accommodations as if
they were our own. How comforting to make coffee when a person wants it, and/or store a nice wine bottle in the
fridge for the evening. We LOVED being there---and plan to go back soon!
Mary Pat & Ralph Davini
We rented out the entire house for a one night get away and would highly recommend it. It was very clean with lots of nice amenities. We really enjoyed the outside patio and would definitely stay again!
I stayed one night at Village House Inn for a business trip primarily because the chain hotels I typically use were upwards of $130 in Winona. My priorities in business travel are comfort, budget and nearby dining options. The rate was very reasonable for such a pleasant B&B and it made me wish I was staying for a vacation. It is in a nice residential area and has plenty of restaurants in close proximity. I would love to return to Winona sometime to relax and enjoy the area. If I do, I will stay here.
We have stayed at the Village House Inn many times and we love it. The house becomes our home away from home when we attend Winona State football games and have post game gatherings for our family and friends. The dining room, extra tables and chairs and outdoor space have allowed us to host over 20 people after games. And then when the extras leave, our family settles in for fun and games around the piano or at the dining room table. Its so pleasant, roomy and a bathroom in every bedroom is a real perk.
My husband and I have also rented one room only and have enjoyed that experience as well. Close proximity to hiking and other great Winona activities makes this a great weekend getaway spot.
We've stayed here with extended family twice in the last 3 years, and find it perfect for that purpose. The porch with pergola is a perfect outdoor space to hang out after a great day in Winona, and the indoor living space is open and has plenty of space to hang out later in the evening. The kitchenette has just about everything you'd need for a quick family meal, and even though there is no range, the grill outside provides a good alternative. The rooms are very clean and large, and there are a few bonus areas with a couch and pull-out love seat suitable to sleep a few extra children. The only drawback is the proximity to a main road, so there is some traffic noise at night. It would be lovely to stay here as a bed and breakfast, but it is even better as a family gathering spot. Great place!