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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 on August 29, 2014
It was our first stay here in the Nicolin suite and it was amazing! Elegant, charming and very private. The innkeepers were very friendly and the property is beautiful. I would recommend to anyone making a visit to this area to stay at the Nicolin Mansion, and especially in the Nicolin suite! Very pleased with our stay!
4.0 on August 26, 2014
This is a wonderful place to stay, especially if you enjoy craftsman style houses. The innkeepers are very warm and friendly and we enjoyed talking with them. The service was great and we had a wonderful stay. We loved the outdoor area and the window seat in Gail's room and will definitely stay there again if we are ever in the area.
4.8 on May 26, 2014
My boyfriend surprised me with a stay & we had a fantastic time! Mertz room was amazing! We can't wait to go back & stay in the other rooms! Fantastic owners, beautiful outdoor space, great ambiance, great service & delicious food! :) can't wait to go back!
5 on February 28, 2014
Have stayed in the Nicolin Room twice now and will definitely stay here again. Innkeepers Kevin and Terri are both warm and gracious. They took time out of their evening and spoke with us about how they got into being innkeepers. Can't thank them enough for that. The room was elegant and intimate. The breakfast was delicious. Hearing the history of the house while finishing breakfast was a wonderful touch to the meal. If you have not been to this gem in Jordan, you need to.
5 on December 03, 2013
We just had our wedding at the Nicolin Mansion. It. was. AWESOME. My bridesmaids and I stayed at the Mansion the night before the wedding. The rooms are simply gorgeous. Clean and Comfy. The decor is stunning and the entire house is truly a masterpiece. We were elegantly served a 5 star breakfast and were very well take care of. Kevin and Terri make you feel like family, and they go the extra mile to pay attention to the details. Our ceremony was beautiful, and they coordinated everything wonderfully. Kevin is a fantastic musician and cook! Terri assisted during the ceremony and was more than willing to provide anything I needed or wanted on our wedding day. I highly recommend the Nicolin Mansion for a bed and breakfast, a private party, or for your wedding ceremony and reception. Thank you Kevin and Terri!
5 on November 16, 2013
Executive Summary: The lodgings were great and the service was unbelievable. We had a great time. My wife and I stayed for 3 nights. We stayed in the Chamberlin room. The room wasn't huge, but it was decent sized and nicely furnished. It had a high four-poster bed. The bed was comfortable and we both slept well. The bathroom had a 1-person jetted tub with a lovely rock wall, with a stone tub spout jutting from it to let water flow into the tub. It was a nice effect. The best part of the trip, though, was Kevin and his cooking. Due to Celiac Disease, my wife must eat hardcore gluten free. They made an effort from the beginning. On the first morning, we quizzed Kevin about using non-GF oats in some muffins. He took our questions and concerns very well - not defensive or dismissive. He listened and said he would work on it for the next day. He went on to serve an excellent egg soufflé and chocolate mousse for dessert. The next day, Kevin re-made the chocolate chip muffin, but with certified GF oats. My wife was thrilled. The rest of the food was also awesome, with smoothies, egg dishes, and innovative desserts. He got the GF perfect, and my wife had no symptoms. Kevin’s cooking is fantastic. Throw in his efforts and willingness to listen, and I would give him 6 stars. Kevin and Terri are excellent hosts. Kevin is engaging, with an easygoing manner and made us welcome in his home. He is a former musician, and noodled on guitar and piano, entertaining all the guests. Terri was very personable. She works full-time, though, so host duties mostly fell to Kevin. The house is a 19th century mansion with a lot of history and stories. Kevin has remodeled it, himself, and was obviously proud of his work. We were impressed. Their website does not show the rooms very well. I assumed it was because the rooms would be small or dingy. That’s not the case. Some of the rooms are a little smaller, but others are generous. We look forward to returning.
5 on October 24, 2013
This was our first time staying at a B&B. Kevin & Terri were fantastic hosts, willing to make every aspect of our stay pleasant. The breakfasts during our 6 night stay often included fit-for-a-king courses which varied from day to day, and were miles away from our usual cold cereal breakfast. The mansion is located within walking distance of several unique shops, and a short drive from the twin cities. Several state park & wildlife refuge access areas are also minutes away. The décor of the historic mansion was inviting in every way, whether relaxing on the front porch rockers, cozying up in the sitting room, or unwinding in the garden area near the koi pond or fire pit. We felt like it was an exceptional value, and we're already looking forward to our next visit. We may never stay in a motel again.
5 on October 13, 2013
We truly enjoyed our stay. Friendly hosts as well as a great family. The boys also do a great job of checking in the guests. Would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone that wants to get away to a bed & breakfast.
5 on September 14, 2013
We loved it here! There's a massive shower, cute decorations around the room, amazing service, and really tasty breakfast in the morning brought right to your door. We're definitely going to go back for our anniversary!
5 on September 09, 2013
We were visiting friends in Jordan and their home was full, so we stayed at Nicolin. Everything was as promised. We had a wonderful breakfast that lasted for almost two hours because nobody wanted to leave. Wonderful conversation. We enjoyed sitting on the porch in the evening. Just a great stay!
Downtown, Small town
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 32 miles
Follow Interstate 494 West from the airport. Take Hwy 169 South to Jordan. Take Hwy 21 exit toward Jordan/New Prague. Stay straight on Hwy 21/Broadway Street. At the stop light by the church, stay straight for one and 1/2 blocks. You will see us on the left/east side of the road.
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, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi
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.