I stayed a night on short notice when a plumbing problem at our cabin a few miles away chased us away for a night until it was fixed. This is a 7-unit old-style motel. The manager was friendly and sympathetic; it was a slack time of year (weeknight in March) so only two of the seven rooms were occupied. Both the room and the bathroom were small and plainly furnished but very clean. The bed was standard, not plush but acceptable. The "Amish" furnishings were mainly of the knick-knack variety, but helped make the room comfortable. Although it is on the main street/state highway in town (no view of anything worth looking at), at least in March not much is going on and it was quiet for sleeping. Parking is right at your door. It IS right across the road from the little Laura Ingalls Wilder museum in town in a former railroad station (which has been moved to this location).
One tip: in our shower, the control knob was plumbed the opposite of normal -- when turned you come to the hot water first, THEN the cold water. It took me a while to figure that out, so I'm including it here. A humorous little quirk typical of this type of motel.
In sum: don't expect fancy, but it is clean and comfortable and the price was right ($65+tax), it is conveniently located. And it IS the only motel in the little village of Pepin.
- Also Known As:
- Great River Amish Hotel Pepin