What would inspire you to visit a hidden jewel, 125 years in the making? Visit to our amazing home built by old-world craftsmen, modernized to intrigue today’s avid B&B connoisseur, and we think you will appreciate your discovery. We hope you will find your own jewel with us in our small river valley town. Founded in 1854, the charming City of Jordan is a gem surrounded by the bluffs and rolling green hills of the beautiful Minnesota River Valley. Just minutes from Minneapolis / St. Paul, Jordan offers you a cozy small-town environment while experiencing a variety of activities.
5 on October 02, 2015
My wife and I consider the Nicolin Mansion our getaway destination of choice: we have stayed there yearly for the past four years. Scheduling online is easy. The location is easy to find, on a small-town main street about a half mile off the expressway, just far enough from the Twin Cities area to be out of the fray but close enough to enjoy the urban amenities. We have always been met and made to feel welcome at a time of our convenience by Kevin or one of his family. The bedrooms and bathrooms are well provided to serve all our needs. As a pair of bookworms we have spent many hours in comfort, reading in the living room on the first floor. We can brew a cup of coffee at any time in our room or at the sideboard in the dining room. And Kevin provides a carefully selected variety of fresh brewed coffee each morning. Kevin excels in providing very tasty and nutritious breakfasts. He brings a lifelong interest in good nutrition and an artistic flair for combining ingredients into food presentations that are pleasing to the eye and to the palate. Kevin strives to meet the needs of persons with various food sensitivities. Kevin is very friendly and relaxed, taking the time to show a personal interest in his guests. We have frequently had the pleasure of sitting and visiting with him. Our experience at the Nicolin Mansion has been consistently superior in pleasure and value.
3.4 on September 08, 2015
The mansion was beautiful, the grounds outstanding. A lot of detail had been put into the room we had. The host (we never saw our hostess) wanted to go out of his way to be accommodating. The breakfast was perfect and the coffee was wonderful.
4.8 on August 11, 2015
My husband and I spent a night here for our 10th wedding anniversary. After a stressful day, this was the perfect place to relax with our 3 month old son. We enjoyed the room, the garden, and reclining with coffee in the morning. The service was excellent, and I hope we can stay for longer next time.
5 on April 01, 2015
My fiance and I had been planning a very intimate, private ceremony at Nicolin Mansion for several months, and when our big 3 day trip came, everything was perfect. Kevin and Terri were gracious hosts, their sons were very polite and our wedding was beautiful, simple, and exactly what we wanted. Our pictures already look fabulous!! The food and rooms were stunning, we had an overall wonderful experience and look forward to going back yearly.
5 on February 01, 2015
My girlfriend and I stayed over Saturday night in the Nicolin Room and both of us couldn't have asked for more! Kevin was there for our every need, although there weren't many occasions which we really needed him, the room was spacious with beautiful decor and a cozy turret which overlooked the historic downtown Jordan. We particularly enjoyed the jacuzzi as it helped melt away the stresses of the week. We were also treated to some locally produced wine that helped enhance what was already a romantic setting. In the morning, it was fresh brewed coffee and breakfast in bed (actually the turret as we had just had a fresh snowfall cover the town that night.) We will no doubt stay again but next time will be for more than just a night!
5 on January 01, 2015
My wife and I just stayed here and it was exactly what we needed and had hoped it would be. A beautiful home that reminds me of Summit Avenue homes in St. Paul, MN. Kevin was a wonderful host, making us feel welcome and at home. The breakfast was excellent, and was a stuffed french toast. The room was perfectly done, with every little detail drawing us in. I really can't say enough about our experience and service. Thank you, Kevin. You definitely got this busy couple to relax and start the new year off perfectly. Also, thank you for accommodating our infant as well. We hope to come back soon. What a great, unbelievable experience!
5 on November 12, 2014
To celebrate my birthday my wife wanted to pick a "romantic getaway" for us. She made the perfect choice in the Nicolin Mansion. We stayed in the Nicolin room and it was so beautiful! The king sized bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on when away from home. The room is very large with a big Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. The three course homemade breakfast was delicious and delightful. We met another couple wbile there and enjoyed visiting with them before checking. We do intend to return to the Nicolin Mansion. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
5 on November 07, 2014
My wife and I stayed here for our 10th anniversary. What a nice place to sit and unplug. We really enjoyed listening to music all night long. Kevin was very nice and any questions we had he had answered right away. We will be back soon.
5 on October 24, 2014
I remember being kind of nervous before I came here, since I'd never stayed in a B&B before. I booked this place with me and my aunt in mid-October for a getaway, and I could not believe how good the service was. Kevin, our innkeeper, was always polite and super friendly, often pointing out things to us about the mansion, and in more than one case, taking his time to have a long conversation with me. I stayed in the Chamberlin room, which was nice but I think I'd choose a smaller room next time since it was so huge. It's really meant for two people. The breakfast was phenomenal, especially the chocolate chip scone and the yogurt parfait (Kevin was kind enough to substitute vanilla wafer cookies for the nuts to accommodate my allergies). I only wish we could have stayed longer. I would certainly recommend this place to all my family and friends, and I hope to stay here again soon.
5 on October 17, 2014
The rooms were very clean and nice. We stayed in the Nicolin room which was beautiful and romantic. The meals were a delicious treat and new each day. Very comfortable bed and great jacuzzi tub. We will definitely return again.
Your green toile room surrounded in fabric covered walls features a queen size bed with a half-tester canopy and fireplace. Envelop your senses in the curtained bay window seat with the sights and sounds of the courtyard and garden ponds below. Your private bathroom includes the mansion's original marble sink and a corner whirlpool tub with hand-held shower to soothe your cares away. Additional conveniences include an antique highboy dresser, vanity with bench and closet with cedar hangers.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $169
Set against a mocha brown backdrop, with chocolate and French blue accents, your room invites you to rest in the queen size open-toe iron bed. Warm your body and soul beside the gas parlor stove under the comforting canopy of a wallpapered ceiling. Your private bathroom includes heated tiles warming the floor under your clawfoot tub with standing and handheld shower. Additional conveniences include antique French settee and waterfall desk.
Nightly Rate: $129 - $149
Take a trip back to Old Hollywood. The Golden Age of film, where Marlene Dietrich, Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable and Cary Grant ruled the Silver Screen. Your art deco inspired room features a satin covered queen size bed within a black surround showcasing period art. Gaze on the original &amp;quot;Mertz Room&amp;quot; sign above the tres art deco three step design fireplace. Your private tiled bathroom includes a standing rain shower with massaging body jets. Additional conveniences include zebra upholstered retro chairs beside the bedside cocktail cabinet.
Nightly Rate: $129 - $149
Your elegant deep crimson and gold room features a king size four poster bed and Victorian cast trim fireplace. Step up into the turret and relax with a book, glass of wine or morning breakfast in your room. Your private bathroom includes a double whirlpool tub with shower surrounded in tumbled marble and a copper vessel sink on an antique commode, creating your own vintage spa experience. Additional conveniences include an antique dresser and closet with cedar hangers.
Nightly Rate: $169 - $189
Your stately green room features a king size four poster bed. Rest in a leather chair beside the fire in the classic library inspired room under the coffered ceiling surrounded by cherry paneled wainscoting. Your private bathroom includes a whirlpool tub with shower and waterfall spout flowing from the stone wall, reminiscent of a chateau winery. Conveniently located on the first floor.
Nightly Rate: $169 - $189
Downtown, Small town
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 32 miles
A short 30 minute drive down Interstate 35W to Interstate 494 to Hwy 21 toward Jordan/New Prague. We are located right downtown on Broadway Street (Hwy 21) in the historic district.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Scott County Fair, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Mystic Lake Casino, Canterbury Park, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Antiquing, Jordan Brewers "Mini-Met" Baseball Park, Art Festival & Bike Tour, Apple Orchards, Paintball, Heimatfest & Vintage Car Cruise, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Video Arcade
Kevin and Terri Knox
Kevin is an exceptional guitarist, and has worked on several CD projects. He is also owner of his own painting and remodeling company, skills which were invaluable during the Nicolin Mansion renovation process. Terri enjoys gardening, photography and crafting, including making the custom soaps for the inn.