A Hidden Gem


This century old Inn - meticulously restored and maintained - is the original hotel in beautiful Peterson, Minnesota (Population 199) just a few miles east from Lanesboro. A main attraction to the Bluff Country - The Root River State Trail - is just outside the door, offering plenty of activity all four seasons.


Serene & Peaceful


Your Home Away from Home on a Budget 

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat, this is it. Bluffs and beauty surround you as you unwind in any of the 9 spacious rooms, all with private bathrooms. Shared spaces such as the Parlor (complete with fireplace) and Sunroom (with TV and game cabinet) make it the perfect place for conversation and relaxation.



Enjoy the tranquility enriched by the sound of nature from the rocking chair on the porch or relax after a day on the trail in your suite. Rain or Shine, the light in the "Conservatory" Room is a dream to read, play or just simply relax.



Venture out the door right onto 60 miles of paved trail, used by all skill levels for biking, jogging, walking, in-line skating, and cross-country skiing. Always add to your weekend's getaway list a few moments to stargaze the breathtaking, clear, dark skies.



To start, wind up the Victrola in the Dining Room and watch as your legs swing to the fascinating rhythms of the roaring twenties. Now, catch your breath and be ready to discover a slower pace of life rich in artistic and cultural experiences, tours, unique shopping, wine and dining.

Witness Historic Beauty in Southeastern Minnesota


History unfolds in the Root River Valley, where rolling hills, towering bluffs, sinkholes and swift rocky streams tell of years gone by. A rare mix of activities comes together in the southeast corner of Minnesota (100 miles south of the Twin Cities): experience life in a late 1800s settlement, ride in a traditional Amish horse-drawn buggy, or dive into best underground cave attractions in the country.