We enjoyed our two night stay very much! Maggie was so welcoming and the two connected rooms worked very well for our family of five. We particularly appreciated how accommodating she was regarding the breakfast menu for our two boys (both have mild autism and as a result have a limited diet). The other three of us enjoyed her fancier homemade breakfast fare.
Since I am working on a special travel guide that focusses on historic period lodging I was in heaven in this charming Victorian farmhouse. Maggie was also very kind to spend some time sharing the unique history of the place, and sitting for an afternoon on the big porch looking toward the small pond one could feel like they had travelled back in time. It was wonderful!
One thing to be aware of is that it sits, preserved, in the middle of a modern technology park, so if it seems like you are in the wrong neighborhood, don't worry it's right there in the middle. And, thankfully, they left a stand of trees around it so when you are there if feels nicely isolated and beautiful.
I heartily recommend this place for families, couples, and anyone wanting a charming stay in a friendly atmosphere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oaklawn is a 129 year-old farmhouse, built by a lumberbaron. The last structure remaining of a 518 acre stockfarm where horses were raised and trained. Now a bed and breakfast with four spacious guestrooms, queen beds, complimentary refreshments and private baths. Great hot tasty breakfasts to accommodate your taste or special needs and showcase local fare. Wonderful screened porch for fantastic sunsets, bird watching and night time chorus of peepers. Free Wi-fi and parking. Just an hour's drive east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Off I-94. 5 minutes from downtown Menomonie. Near Red Cedar Trail, UW-Stout, Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, Phillips Medisize, Andersen Windows, Leinenkugel’s. The area is perfect for biking, hiking, antiques, golf, microbreweries and Wisconsin fish fries. State and Federal rates honored. Corporate guests welcome. Extended stay options available. Flexible rates customized for guest needs. ... more less