"Quality Assured Inn" of the Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Guild. The Historic Rand House in Monticello, MN is part of Random-one of the last remaining large country estates built prior to the turn of the last century by leading Minneapolis families. Built as a wedding present to his bride, Susan Mealey, by Rufus Rand, heir to a natural gas lighting fortune, The Rand House served as the prominent family's summer home for more than 60 years. The estate's secluded four acre grounds include extensive flower gardens, New England style stone fences and hundreds of feet of luxurious lilac bushes ringing its perimeter. Now totally renovated, The Rand House has become a popular weekend retreat for history buffs and antiquers visiting the more than two dozen antique shops nearby. The Rand House is a very special place nearby, yet so far away in time and space. A place to relax. To escape. To think. To re-energize. Perhaps to dream a little. To get to know the person you thought you knew. To lose yourself in the charms of a grander, gentler time...
Spacious, sunny suite with 4-poster bed, sitting area, clawfoot tub.
Mini-suite includes sunny screened private porch, overlooking gardens and lawns.
Fireplace, elegant queen bed, sitting area overlooking grounds and city.
Decorated with hand-painted vines and flowers, sitting area, period furnishings.
5 on September 17, 2010
Duffy and Merrill provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our getaway from city life. The room is beautiful and the food is fantastic.
5 on December 09, 2009
this was a delightful inn and restful respite from my day to day chaos. Thanks!
5 on September 24, 2009
This was our 5th time at Rand House, and it was wonderful - as always. Duffy and Merrill take very good care of us. We love the Garden Room with it's 3 separate rooms. Breakfast was delicious and so beautifully presented I had to take a picture!
4.8 on August 06, 2009
We had the perfect room with 2 porches, one closed in and one screened it!
4.6 on August 05, 2009
The Rand House is beautifully restored and wonderfully run by Duffy and Merrill Busch, who treat their guests like great friends!
Countryside, Small town, Suburban
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, 45 minutes to Mall of America, major league sports., Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Secluded and romantic estate setting.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Radio
Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Nature trails, bird watching, near 25 antique shops., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental
Duffy & Merrill Busch
Professional couple, husband and wife, who have personally saved and restored this rare historic country estate.