Step back in time and experience turn-of-the century elegance and the relaxed lifestyle of a bygone age in an historic mansion and carriage house in a quiet, tree-lined village neighborhood. Shaded by magnificent maples and willow trees, the Main House features stained glass and leaded, beveled glass windows along with ornate and intricate woodwork in oak, cherry and chestnut. The Main House has three guest accommodations and the Carriage House, done in the style of a country cottage, has a Loft Suite on the upper level and a guest room with private bath on the first floor.
4.0 on April 15, 2015
It was fun, cozy and romantic. The Inn Keeps were nice and knowledgeable. I would stay again for sure.
4.6 on March 22, 2015
Great location, very private and wonderful atmosphere. The service was excellent and the breakfasts were wonderful.
5 on February 28, 2015
When we arrived Marcia and Leo were very welcoming and gave us a quick tour. They have all the hotel amenities (fridge, microwave, coffee, etc.) and much more (homemade cookies, robes, bath minerals, etc.) The loft space is both comfortable and expansive. I couldn't imagine a better place to relax and warm up after a day out in the Minnesota winter. The morning breakfast and the architectural detail in the main house were both magnificent. Our first experience at a B&B was memorable and tranquil thanks to the wonderful hosts at the W.W. Smith Inn.
5 on November 05, 2014
My partner and I had a wonderful time at the W.W. Smith Inn. The house was more than lovely as were the hosts. The breakfast was served in a beautiful setting and was of very high quality. We found the room to be most comfortable, and the large claw foot tub was a great soaking tub. The entire experience was just plain relaxing and enjoyable. I give my highest recommendation!
4.6 on October 28, 2014
We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed the quiet of the setting as well as the outstanding historic beauty of this house. This was the most ornate historic home, yet very comfortable and welcoming. One reason we choose to spend our vacations at a B & B is that we get to meet new people, both guests and Inn Keepers. Leo & Marcia were gracious hosts and gave us more than good service and food, they gave of their time to talk and listen to our interests and the concerns on our heart. It won't get that at a hotel. We needed this break from our daily routine and it exceeded our need. Sadly, it was over much too quickly. Yes, we would go back and recommend this B & B to others.
5 on October 14, 2014
Owners were very welcoming, clawfoot tub was awesome, breakfast was fabulous, and we hope we can return someday!!
5 on September 26, 2014
The building was gorgeously restored and the rooms were very comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was delucious each morning. I enjoyed the conversation with the other guests. On the last morning, I had to leave early and she gave me muffins to take with me. Also the cookies left hy the coffee were excellent. I stayed there five years ago for my nearby high school reunion and will return again. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
4.6 on August 27, 2014
Why stay at a chain hotel when you can experience a pleasant, relaxing, historical stay at W.W. Smith Inn. My daughters and I enjoyed every moment of our stay, exploring the details of the property, reading on the porch and relaxing in our bathtub. Leo and Marcia were welcoming and served a delicious breakfast!
5 on August 13, 2014
should plan on more than one night Chocolate chip cookies were a nice late night treat
5 on July 29, 2014
What a lovely home and a step back in time. Leo and Marcia are very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Our suite (the Laura) was spotless and beautifully decorated. The bed was comfy and the room felt like home. Our bathroom was also very clean, spacious and nicely decorated. Also our breakfast of French toast apple bake and local sausage was very delicious. I am looking forward to my next stay.
Spacious, sunlighted room with king bed, private bath with claw foot soaking tub, comfortable sitting area.
Nightly Rate: $110 - $110
Spacious suite with sitting room and bedroom, carved cherry antique bed and matching furniture, gas log fireplace, beautiful chesnut woodwork, period details, Persian rugs, private bath with claw foot tub and shower
Nightly Rate: $125 - $125
Large room with bay window, staned glass details, four-poster queen bed, armoire, period antiques, chairs and reading lamps, private bath with separate shower and bathtub.
Nightly Rate: $95 - $95
Our most popular room - a very large suite on second floor of Carriage House. King bed, 2-person whirlpool, private bath with shower, use of gathering room on first floor, very quiet and private - ideal for wedding night, anniversary, romantic get away
Nightly Rate: $160 - $160
On the first floor of the Carriage House, queen bed, private bath with shower, use of gathering room in Carriage House,two dressers, comfortable reading chairs - quiet and private.
Nightly Rate: $100 - $100
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 125 miles
From East: take RT 14 to Sleepy Eye, turn left at first traffic light (1st Avenue South) go four blocks to Linden Street SW, Inn is on corner of Linden and 1st Avenue. From West: take Rt. 14 to Sleepy Eye, turn right at second traffic light (1st Avenue South)go four blocks to Linden Street SW, Inn is on corner of Linden and 1st Avenue. From North: take Rt. 4 south to Sleepy Eye, stay on Rt. 4 through first traffic light (intersection with Rt. 14), go four blocks and turn left on to Linden St. SW. Go two blocks, Inn is on the right at the corner of Linden and 1st Avenue South. From South: take Rt. 4 north to Sleepy Eye, turn right on Linden St. SW. Go two blocks, Inn is on the right at the corner of Linden and 1st Avenue South.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Laura Ingalls Wilder Pagent, New Ulm Festivals, Shells Brewery, Petroglyphs, Fort Ridgely, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
CD player, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Cross Country Skiing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Leo and Marcia Derkowski
Cooking, camping, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, golf, travel, canoeing, painting and drawing, photography