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“We've loved Oaklawn Inn for 10 years!”
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Oaklawn Inn
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Oaklawn Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Menomonie B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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“We've loved Oaklawn Inn for 10 years!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Peaceful, welcoming, unpretentious, and accommodating -- these are all words that describe our many experiences at Oaklawn over the past ten years. We visit to unwind, catch up with the wonderful Inn keeper Maggie, bike on the Red Cedar River trail, go antiquing, and of course to see whatever is scheduled at the Mabel Tainter. The price at Oaklawn is right, it is not a fussy B & B, it's quiet and in a woods, and we love the small town atmosphere. Yes, we recommend Oaklawn Inn!

Room Tip: We love the green room the most, it is quiet and there are trees outside every window.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed for two nights at Oaklawn Inn and highly recommend it. Maggie, the innkeeper, made sure we were aware of all the things to do in town and all of our restaurant options. Every morning she made a lovely breakfast.

The Inn is a beautifully restored lumber baron mansion. It is has an easy charm about it that reflects the inn keeper's nature. We look forward to future stays!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Sanford, Florida
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed at the Oaklawn Inn over an extended Memorial Day weekend as we helped our son settle into the Menomonie area to start his new job. It was an absolutely delightful stay! Maggie Foote, owner and hostess extraordinaire, welcomed us with grace and warmth as we entered her door near midnight. Delicious breakfasts were served with care and consideration of not only of the guest's schedules, but also any requested dietary needs. The home is beautifully decorated, and the rooms are large with comfortable beds and space for a sitting area. Each of the guest quarters have a private bathroom complete with bath tub and optional shower. Sitting on the front porch in the morning, with a hot cup of coffee, listening to the Canadian geese around the pond was a special time to enjoy the quiet of the day break. Great place. Great hostess. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed one night in early spring - such a beautiful home - you can just imagine the history that transpired there over the past century. Maggie has renovated and decorated so it is comfortable and charming without being stuffy - very soulful environment. She was a great hostess, willing to chat about the home and local venues. And the birds! And the screen porch!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I have been to Oaklawn Inn multiple times in the last year and keep going back for a number of reasons. The Inn is itself is an historic building built sometime in the late 1800's. The common rooms are grand. The bedrooms are of good size and have comfortable beds. The grounds are lovely being surrounded by all manner of trees, some wet lands and containing wildlife. One of the best features is the large, enclosed front porch with a great view of the sunset.

Maggie is a gracious and knowledgeable hostess who puts on a good breakfast. I highly recommend the Oaklawn Inn.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Salem, Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We booked two rooms this past weekend with Maggie Foote at Oaklawn Inn - a bed and breakfast. Our son had surgery on Friday in Menomonie, and rather than take him back to his house full of students we opted to begin his recuperation at Oaklawn. It provided a perfect atmosphere to begin healing....quiet, comfortable, and a real home away from home. Maggie was warm and welcoming and genuinely looked to meet our son's needs. She provided healthy homemade breakfasts, suggestions for dining and hiking for my husband and me, and made our stay and the beginning of our son's recovery a positive experience. We plan to stay at the Oaklawn Inn whenever we are in Menomonie.

Room Tip: We had adjoining rooms, which worked great as we were caring for our son. All of the rooms looked l...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Minneapolis
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

The Oaklawn Bed and breakfast is a great place to relax, and it is only 60 minutes from Minneapolis/St Paul, but it has the charm of a friendly small college town-UW Stout is the local university

My husband and I first stayed here 5 years ago after he herniated a disc in his low back. It was the only place we found during the first 6 months that had a bed comfortable enough for him to sleep through the night.

We have returned once a year since then. The wrap-around screened porch is a relaxing, beautiful place to sit in the late afternoon and sip a glass of wine.

As one who works on a cardiac care unit in a hospital, I appreciate that the breakfasts are tasty but not artery clogging.

Maggie the innkeeper is always a great resource to help us pick a restaurant, suggest antique stores in the countryside, a local apple orchard or a cheese factory for great Wisconsin Cheese.

The bike trails nearby are beautiful- the Red Cedar Trail goes along the river, and about 8 miles away is the quaint town of Downsville with a historic cafe with great pie and ice cream.
This is a great weekend get-away

Room Tip: The bed in the Tiger Room is VERY comfortable
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Oaklawn Inn

Property: Oaklawn Inn
Address: 423 Technology Dr E, Menomonie, WI 54751-2300
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Menomonie
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Menomonie
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oaklawn is a historic 128 year-old farm once owned by a lumberbaron where horses were raised and trained. Now, Victorian bed and breakfast with four spacious guestrooms and private baths. Great hot tasty breakfast. Wonderful screened porch offering fantastic sunsets and chorus of peepers. A great location for birdwatching. Free Wi-fi. Just an hour's drive east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. 5 minutes from downtown Menomonie. Near Red Cedar Trail, UW-Stout, Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, Leinenkugel’s. The area is perfect for biking, antiques, golf and Wisconsin fish fries. Government rates honored. Extended stay options available. ... more   less 

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