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.
Spacious, sunlighted room with king bed, private bath with claw foot soaking tub, comfortable sitting area.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
5 on July 27, 2014
This was the best experience we every had and the breakfast was amazing. Our host was also wonderful and we are already planning a trip back as soon as possible.
5 on July 16, 2014
Marcia & Leo, Both Rose Ann and I enjoyed the peacefulness and solitude of your inn. It was a very relaxing weekend for both of us. Your breakfasts were superb. We are looking forward to staying with your next summer and exploring the Sleepy Eye area. Thank you and best regards,
5 on June 23, 2014
The WW Smith Inn is in a beautiful Victorian home with impressive wood work throughout. We did not tour the converted barn but from the house it also looked charming. Each bedroom/bath is comfortably decorated and everything looked and smelled fresh. The owners were very personable and fun to talk to. Great homemade breakfast of pannekoeken/Dutch baby (even better than mine.)
4.4 on February 19, 2014
The owners treat you like family and the house is beautiful. This was my 3rd visit and I'll be going back again. The only down side is there are NO good restaurants in Sleepy Eye. You'll need to drive to New Ulm to have a good meal.
5 on October 22, 2013
We stopped here for one night on our trip to Laura Ingalls Wilder sites. We were late arriving but Leo & Marcia were wonderful & gave us a warm welcome as well as having snacks available. The house was beautiful and breakfast was fantastic! Would highly recommend staying here if you're in the area!
5 on October 20, 2013
My husband and I wanted to spend the weekend quietly in a bed and breakfast inn. It was our first time to stay in a B&B. We found the WW Smith website and were intrigued by its history and very interesting rooms. We were not disappointed. The inn was fantastic and the hosts were very warm and hospitable.
5 on October 16, 2013
We had a great time and will definitely be back!
5 on October 12, 2013
What a beautiful B& B. Extremely clean. Relaxing and peaceful!
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 125 miles
Take 494 East from Airport to 169 South. Follow 169 to Mankato, MN. Exit to Rt. 14 West. Follow Rt. 14 through New Ulm to Sleepy Eye, turn left ar first traffic light (1st Avenue South) go four blocks to Linden Street SW, Inn is on corner of Linden and 1st Avenue.
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