Every choice made for this 1880 Queen Anne during the saving, restoring and polishing was by a desire to slow the pace and soothe the weary soul! Just a short distance from the Twin Cities in the quaint Mississippi rivertown of Hastings, the inn is listed on the National Register. The Rosewood was lovingly restored to offer 8 luxurious guestrooms, seven with double whirlpools and woodburning fireplaces. In addition to breakfasts, even optional dinners (by advance reservation) are served to your schedule, in-suite or at a private table in the dining parlors, porch, library.In-suite therapeutic massage packages and other custom packages and gift baskets are available. The area is famous for a fabulous local bike trail (12 of the 15 miles along waterways), parks with bluff views, charming historic downtown and award winning Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Winery plus the amazing LeDuc Estate open for tours seasonally.
Original master suite has a bay window, centered fireplace, double whirlpool surrounded by marble and yards and yards of creamy lace, accented by roses on teal background.
An ornate brass queen bed is surrounded by the deep rich color of vermillion, where a two-sided fireplace faces a double whirlpool and loveseat sitting area.
All-marble two-level bath has double whirlpool next to a woodburning fireplace. Bedroom is four-season porch with custom shutter-covered windows, wood-paneled ceiling and gas fireplace of its own. Queen pine hand painted bed is outfitted with Swedish Duxiana mattress system. Loveseat tucked into alcove and lots obf books beckon guests to snuggle-in reading space.
Hand-painted murals adorn the walls. An iron canopy bed focuses on a 15-foot glass wall (with view over the tree tops toward the river valley). Like all the rooms at Rosewood, fireplace is viewable from the bed and whirlpool. View of the sky is possible from the bed through the open canopy.Bath has double whirlpool and shower. Also a Swedish Duxiana mattress system in this room and very comfortable sink in leather chair.
This two-room suite with multicolored roses features a sitting room with 15-foot ceilings vaulting to 18 feet(skylight above the bathroom area). Walk up a couple steps to the arched entry of the bedroom which features double whirlpool, custom ceramic shower, three-sided fireplace and Queen bed (Swedish Duxianan mattress system)tucked into an avalanche of pillows.
Luxury in a 900-square foot suite adorned by an extraordinary teakwood double whirlpool, centered fireplace, five skylights(one directly above the whirlpool). Bathe in an antique copper soaking tub or custom ceramic round shower. Room is adorned with tapestries and paislies and approximately 38 elephants.Seating comfort is found in leather reading chairs or chaise tucked into unique triangle nook. Queen walnut four poster bed with Swedish Duxiana mattress system is also under the stars.
Roses on midnight background adorn the walls and sweetheart roses adorn the ceiling in this dramatic suite with two levels, a double whirlpool and fireplace.
5 on February 21, 2013
My husband and I consider ourselves fortunate to have spent a night at the Classic Rosewood Inn. The Inn is a 3-story 1800’s mansion featuring 12 foot ceilings, large common rooms, a well-stocked library including a variety of board games, and a pantry stocked with self-serve organic ice cream, cookies and beverages. The decor is classic Great House Victorian style, but not pretentious or fussy, a place where guys can feel at home. We were warmly greeted by Pam who, with 30 years of experience, guided us through the Inn regaling us with its history and information on nearby places of interest before helping us carry our luggage up to The Cove, our third floor attic suite featuring slanted ceilings, skylight and split-level floor plan. You enter the sitting area furnished with a table, chairs and a sofa. A couple steps up is an alcove bedroom with a very comfortable Queen bed, fireplace, double whirlpool bath and a shower stall. The Cove is spacious yet cozy. I appreciated being able to relax on the couch in the sitting room, playing a DVD on my laptop, while my husband slept uninterrupted in the bedroom. Great Wi-fi reception also. Before turning in we enjoyed the convenience of putting in our order specifying where and when we wanted breakfast and whether we had any dietary restrictions. In the morning we were seated by a bay window at one of the dining nooks which dot the periphery of the great rooms. There was a newspaper and a pot of the coffee waiting for us. Pam’s husband, Dick, cooked and served our fabulous breakfast. The food was delicious, the presentation beautiful. One of the things that most impressed me about our stay were our hosts, Pam and Dick. They are generous, conscious, caring people; concern for their guests, their town, their inn and the environment are genuine. We definitely look forward to staying at the Classic Rosewood Inn next time we visit Hastings.
5 on February 03, 2013
We spent a beautiful fall week at the historic Rosewood Inn in Hastings MN. Pam greeted us at the front door and gave us a tour of her beautiful home. We stayed in the Rebecca room which was extremely comfortable with antique furniture, fireplace, double whirlpool bath, and ice cream/cookies from the kitchen. It's close to the Twin Cities with lots of attractions and easy to visit friends and relatives. We enjoyed most of our time walking a few blocks downtown to several friendly restaurants, visiting the parks on the river, and biking on good trails. Each morning, Dick started our day with a fabulous breakfast. We chose the time to eat every morning and enjoyed sitting in each of the historic dining rooms. Our retirement travels have taken us to many beautiful places, but we plan on returning to the Rosewood Inn again this spring.
5 on November 09, 2012
We went to stay at the Rosewood Inn for our anniversary. Pam greeted us cheerfully and even gave us a great suggestion for a place to eat dinner. We loved the food at the placed she suggested came back for some yummy cookies for dessert. We were so full or else we would have had ice cream as well. We loved the fireplace by the whirlpool tub and well as in the bedroom. The bed was very comfortable and we had a great night's sleep! I loved how you could arrange to have breakfast in your room or downstairs at your choice of time. My husband is never really fond sitting and talking to strangers at breakfast. We chose to have breakfast downstairs and it was set up in a little nook by the window with a paper to read as well. It was just a beautiful place to spend the night and I only wish we could have had more time here! We have been telling all of our friends and family about this little jewel of a B&B. Pam and Dick are wonderful, gracious hosts!
5 on June 23, 2012
Our first B & B experience took place in June of 2011 at the Rosewood Inn. When making reservations and the Inn Keeper heard we were new to 'B & B' stays she upgraded our room! Needless to say the experience - from reservation to checkout - was of the highest standard. With a memory that positive we returned in May of 2012 for an anniversary get away. Again the service exceeded expectations. The house not only reflects an era of time gone by but the keepers of it (Pam and Dick) genuinely offer hospitality with a sincere desire to ensure their guests have a lovely stay. What is lovelier -the rooms or the entire house? And oh those breakfasts - truly are of noteworthy legend! Add the 'always available' ice cream and homemade cookies and one may linger for days. At checkout I mentioned I had lost a ring, 'somewhere in Hastings'. A note was made of it with a promise to notify the staff to be on the lookout for it. What a surprise when an email AND phone call came some days later: my ring was found!! "May we insure it and mail it back to you?" I was asked. We cannot say enough good things about this Inn - and the wonderful service we've received during our stays. For any considering a stay in Hastings you will be rewarded above and beyond at the Rosewood Inn.
4.8 on May 08, 2012
Our stay at the Penthouse Condo at Thorwood Inn was exceptional! The private elevator was a great help in getting settled. All the rooms are so charming. The kitchen is absolutely beautiful. What really struck us was the sitting area in what we called the "solarium" - with glass all around, fireplace, overstuffed chairs and you are literally up in the beautiful oak trees. We have to say that breakfast at Classic Rosewood Inn was over and above anything we expected. Hosts Pam & Dick treat you as family, very special. What a wonderful experience! We highly recommend the Penthouse Condo and hope to return. Jim & Deb Mpls., MN
Small town, Wine country
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 25 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, waterfalls, ski resorts, 9 golf courses, free frisbee golf course, bike trails, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Llama caddy golf, Frisbee golf, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Spa
Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi
marina free pick up, Free Newspaper, fabed / Foldaway / Z-Bed, Free Local Phone Calls, Private bathroom, Post / Parcel Service
Pam & Dick Thorsen
Pam & Dick Thorsen have been innkeepers since 1983. Pam, a former newspaper reporter who was publishing historic guidebooks, and Dick, an engineer who had worked for 3M and elsewhere.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free , vegan
Carmel Apple Bread Pudding
Guests request this recipe more than any other.Seasonally local apples along with homemade caramel sauce put our bread pudding over the top. The secret to its light consistency is that we use croissants or Hawaiian bread and then use less sugar and butter in the recipe. The same recipe may be changed sesonally with pears and a fresh lemon sauce or berries and chocolate sauce. We do the chocoalte one in February and again in March for the Famous Chocolate March.