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The Rand House

One Old Territorial Road , Monticello, MN 55362 USA (Show map)
7 Reviews
$115 - $175
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"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...

Rooms & Rates

East Room

Spacious, sunny suite with 4-poster bed, sitting area, clawfoot tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Garden Room

Mini-suite includes sunny screened private porch, overlooking gardens and lawns.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Turret

Fireplace, elegant queen bed, sitting area overlooking grounds and city.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Vine Room

Decorated with hand-painted vines and flowers, sitting area, period furnishings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room5
  • Services5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining5

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Another Wonderful Weekend

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.

The Rand House

5 on December 09, 2009

this was a delightful inn and restful respite from my day to day chaos. Thanks!

Many Happy Returns

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!

very nice and relaxing

4.8 on August 06, 2009

We had the perfect room with 2 porches, one closed in and one screened it!

Fantastic Inn, Wonderful Innkeepers!

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!

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Suburban

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Radio

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 4-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's lodging
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation, we must have 14 days notice to give you a full refund of your deposit. Cancellations received with less than 14 days notice will be given a refund less a $10 service charge, if we are able to re-book the room with another party. No refund will be given if we are unable to fill the room.



Duffy & Merrill Busch

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About the innkeepers

Professional couple, husband and wife, who have personally saved and restored this rare historic country estate.

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  • Serving Location: Solarium, Grand porch (in season), Breakfast/dining area

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Details Diamond Collection

One Old Territorial Road , Monticello, MN 55362 USA (Show map)

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