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Spicer Castle

11600 Indian Beach Rd PO Box 307, Spicer, MN 56288-9694 USA (Show map)
3.8
115 Reviews
$52 - $187
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About

Welcome to Spicer Castle Inn on Green Lake. We were just given a Reader's Choice award by the West Central Tribune! Experience a lakefront country escape of historic buildings, gardens, trails, lagoon and lakes where nature, art and relaxation come together to renew your spirit. This tranquil 5-acre property encompasses the Spicer Castle Inn, Carriage House, Honey House, Garden House, John's Cottage and Raymond's Cabin overlooking the beautiful 5500-acre Green Lake. Enjoy Our Restaurant for Dinner While relaxing at our Inn perhaps you will want to dine-in or take-out from our Restaurant. Spring hours of operation from Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Our Menu is inspired by seasonal favorites. Visit our Restaurant Page for Coupon and Current Specials. Murder Mystery Dinners Are you looking for an evening filled with laughter, suspense and great food? Our 5-course interactive Murder Mystery Dinners are a Blast! We Can't Wait to Welcome You! Spicer Castle Inn is owned and operated by the original family and now provides a Minnesota vacation for families and friends. Located near Spicer, Willmar and New London check our Area/Directions page for activities that interest you. To view our facilities and grounds watch our Virtual Tour of Inn and Grounds. It is our pleasure to invite you to the Spicer Castle Inn and Restaurant for your next get-away...

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Reviews

Overall
3.8

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  • Guest room3.5
  • Service4.0
  • Value3.6
  • Cleanliness3.8
  • Dining4.0

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Curry's Cabin was great!

4.6 on November 04, 2014

My husband stayed there for one night for our anniversary. It was a great value, the rooms were very clean, and I would love to come back again! The murder mystery dinner was fun, although the ending was impossible to guess. The toilet rooms are small but you just make it work. The staff were wonderful, the food was good, and we had a nice time. They really pay attention to the small details that make your stay comfortable such as complimentary hot drinks, board games, a short history of the house, and a happy hour with appetizers. Thank you for the fun, relaxing weekend!


Quaint and charming, but all you need is one day.

3.2 on September 25, 2014

This B&B was a good value, since we bought it from Groupon. Beautiful scenery and quiet, but don't forget to bring bug spray for all the mosquitoes. We stayed in the Curry room, and if you are tall, you may want to switch to a different cabin because the toilet room is really, really small. The whole room is kind of small to begin with, but we were barely able to use the toilet and we're not that tall. If you're tall, you won't be able to. There's no TV and no Wi-Fi in the room, but that's ok for a B&B. The room has a jetted tub large enough for two with a comfortable bed upstairs, and a fireplace, couch, mini-fridge and microwave downstairs. The stairs aren't really stairs but a ladder. The dinner and breakfast were very good as well as the service/staff. We would stay there again if we got the same deal.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review of your stay at our inn. We look forward to your return visit.


Wonderful Little Spot

4.4 on September 24, 2014

My Fiancé and I only stayed for a night, but it was wonderful! We enjoyed using the dock for fishing; the breakfast was delicious and informative. The grandson of the original owners still runs the B&B and he gave us a history of the mansion and the city, he was very sweet and very interesting to listen too during breakfast. The cabin we stayed in was very clean and cozy! It has a nice fireplace, large Jacuzzi, and the best part, NO TV :-) The staff was fabulous and kind. The best part of course was the views and the property itself. It was very nice to just sit outside, drink some wine, watch everyone on the lake, and be able to relax in the beauty of it all. We are definitely going back!


Cozy, peaceful getaway

4.0 on July 15, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at our cozy little rustic cottage (Raymond's). The staff are cordial and the breakfast was quite tasty and very rich. Spicer Castle is a peaceful, quiet place to get away. Love the view from the little outdoor patio. We will be using this as our go-to winter resort from now on.


Cute and Cozy

4.0 on May 15, 2014

We used the living social deal as an excuse for a little getaway at the Spicer Castle. Overall we really enjoyed our stay - the main house is full of history and has plenty of space to enjoy a beverage and play games. We stayed in Emily's room in the Carriage House, which was very nice and cozy. We were worried initially that we would hear the people next to us talking as it seemed to be close quarters, but we didn't at all. The murder mystery dinner was great fun, and the food was very good. It was nice to have a sit down served breakfast instead of the buffet style we had experienced at other b and bs, and again, the food was great. Loved hearing the history of the inn! Looking forward to going back in better weather.


Weekend Oasis

5 on October 14, 2013

The service was great and the history shared at breakfast by the Innkeeper was fascinating. Our guests from Sweden felt welcome and at home with the casual and warm surroundings looking out at beautiful Green Lake in central MN.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. I really enjoyed talking with your guests from Sweden. It was fascinating to learn more about their culture.


Great get away

5 on October 07, 2013

2nd time we have stayed here. Love the tranquility, history and charm. Food is great especially since dining options in the area are at a minimum. Enjoyed a little happy hour over looking the lake. Great to have everything right there that you need. Will go back again.


Friday Get-A-Way

3.6 on September 09, 2013

My wife and I had a very good time visting Spicer Castle. We stayed in Eunice's room. The decor was a bit different from the website picture, but was prett comfortable. The food was fantastic and worthy of any 4 or even 5 star dining experience. The mystery dinner was very fun, although we did not get our "script" until we arrived which did not give us much time to prepare. The staff were very friendly. We only had a few negatives. First, it was very hot in the B&B at the time we stated. While there are window A/C units and fans in the rooms ans other areas, it was very uncomfortable for some Also, it may be time to take a power washer or broom to some areas to clear off spider webs outside. There are also a few cracked windowpanes. So, a little TLC is needed on the grounds. In spite of the few negatives, it was overall a very enjoyable experience and we would go back for another stay.


Raymond's Cabin

4.6 on August 03, 2013

Stayed 2 nights - Great Breakfast, Terrific view out of cabin Picture window, Great place to get away and just relax


Honeymoon trip

5 on July 25, 2013

Me and my husband decided to stay for a few nights for our honeymoon and it was amazing! The atmosphere was very relaxing and romantic. The food and service was outstanding as well. Would stay again!


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Rooms & Rates

John's Cottage

Private cottage quite popular with special celebrations. This room features 15 lace curtain windows viewing the lake, lagoon and grounds. A sculptured mahongany head board with a queen size bed, corner double whirlpool and wood burning fireplace, along with microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, dining table and chairs, reading area and a vaulted ceiling. Namesake after John Spicer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $84 - $185

Nightly Rate: $84 - $185

Raymond's Cabin

This rustic log cabin with massive stone chimney and fireplace overlooking beautiful Green Lake was built by a French lumberjack. Now provided with a loft bedroom, love seat, table and chairs, wood stove, microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker. Raymond is the son of John and Frances Spicer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $82 - $135

Nightly Rate: $82 - $135

Amy's Room

Looks out over the gardens, woods, lagoon and is bright with the morning sun. This rooms features a queen size bed and writing desk. A private balcony with table and chairs enhances the view of the grounds, gardens and water. Amy was the daughter of John and Frances Spicer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $52 - $136

Nightly Rate: $52 - $136

Eunice's Room

Fourteen windows make this room part of the yard and grounds and lighten the spirit of the warm stained wainscotting with swinging queen size bed and double whirlpool tub and shower. Eunice was the daughter of John and Frances Spicer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $70 - $177

Nightly Rate: $70 - $177

Frances' Room

The morning sun brightens this spacious room through triple French windows that provides a grand overview of the gardens and woods. This room features a king size bed, claw foot tub and shower, desk, vanity along with a table and chairs. Frances was the wife of John Spicer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $59 - $181

Nightly Rate: $59 - $181

Jessie's Room

An ivory room where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the lake from the octagonal tower. A walnut spool queen size bed, table and chairs, dresser, claw foot tub and shower adds to the special quality of this room. Jessie was the daughter of John and Frances Spicer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $62 - $157

Nightly Rate: $62 - $157

Mason's Room

A spacious room in majestic gold and maroon, high overlooking Green Lake. This room features a massive carved four poster mahogany queen size bed, double whirlpool tub with shower, vanity and desk. Mason was the son of John and Frances Spicer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $72 - $181

Nightly Rate: $72 - $181

Ruth's Room

A cozy ivory room with a private balcony overlooking Green Lake, it is furnished with a white iron and brass queen size bed. Sunsets are quite spectacular from this room. Ruth was John and Frances Spicer's daughter.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $54 - $141

Nightly Rate: $54 - $141

Russel's Room

Green Lake, grounds and woods are all viewed from six windows. Warm stained wainscoting is complemented with soft yellow curtains and gold accents. This room features a queen size bed, table and chairs, claw foot tub and shower. Russel was John and Frances Spicer's son.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $52 - $136

Nightly Rate: $52 - $136

Curry Room

This two-story room is decorated in a nautical theme. Features a double whirlpool tub and shower along with a queen size bed in a loft bedroom. Main floor has a gas fireplace, microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker along with a loveseat. Curry is John and Frances Spicer's great-great grandson.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75 - $187

Nightly Rate: $75 - $187

Christopher's Room

This two-story room is decorated in a patriotic theme. Features a double whirlpool tub and shower along with a queen bed in a loft bedroom. Main floor has a gas fireplace, microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker along with a love seat. Christopher is John and Frances Spicer's great-great grandson.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75 - $187

Nightly Rate: $75 - $187

Mary's Room

This room is cozy with soft yellow walls accented in blue and green and features a double whirlpool tub and shower, gas fireplace. There is a queen size bed, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker and air conditioner. Mary is John and Frances Spicer's great granddaughter.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $70 - $177

Nightly Rate: $70 - $177

Emily's Room

This cozy room is deocrated with sienna walls with cream accents. This room features a double whirlpool tub and shower, gas fireplace, along with a queen size bed, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker andair conditioner. Emily is John and Frances Spicer's grea- great granddaughter.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $70 - $177

Nightly Rate: $70 - $177

Allen Room

A soft tan room is accented with red and black, features a double whirlpool tub and shower, gas fireplace, queen size bed, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker and air conditioner. This room is named after John and Frances Spicer's grandson and great-great grandson.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $70 - $177

Nightly Rate: $70 - $177

Paul's Room

A comfortable room decorated with basket beige and accented with dark green and navy blue. This room features a double whirlpool tub and shower, gas fireplace along with a queen size bed, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker and air conditioner. Paul was John and Frances Spicer's great grandson.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $70 - $177

Nightly Rate: $70 - $177

Martha's Room

This soft yellow room is accented with green and warm yellow. Features a double whirlpool tub and shower, gas fireplace, queen size bed, coffeemaker, refrigerator and microwave. Martha is Allen's wife and Mary's mother.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75 - $187

Nightly Rate: $75 - $187

William's Room

An inviting room with garnet walls and toile print bedspread and curtains. Features a double whirlpool tub and shower, gas fireplace, queen size bed, coffeemaker, refrigerator and microwave. A table and chairs provide a place for games or dining. William is John and Frances grandson.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75 - $187

Nightly Rate: $75 - $187

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Location

Location Type

Lake country setting, Lakeside

Airport

St. Cloud, MN (STC-St. Cloud Municipal) 45 miles

Directions to property:

North MN 23: Left onto Agnes St. Right onto Lake Ave 1.9 miles. Left onto Indian Beach Road .6 miles. South MN 23: Right onto Agnes St. Right onto Lake Ave 1.9 miles. Left onto Indian Beach Road .6 miles.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Little Crow Water Ski Team, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Ctr, Sibley State Park, Mr. B's Chocolates, Glacial Ridge Winery, Big Kahuna, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Iron / Ironing Board, Bonfire/Canoeing, Balcony, Room Service - Limited Hours, Bathroom - Private, Express Check - Out

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Fitness Center / Gym, Health Spa / Massage, Snow Skiing, Winter Sports, Jogging Trails, Volleyball, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% of one nights lodging.
  • Cancellations: We are a small family owned Inn and rely on our advance bookings. For a refund on cancellations we require a $20 processing fee per room, per night with a seven day (1 week) notice, a 30 day notice for three or more room reservations. After that time you will be charged for the room (this also applies to Gift Certificate reservations). We will provide you with a cancellation number. There are no cancellations due to weather.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mary Swanson-Mgr.

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Chocolate Decadence Cheesecake
Deliciously decadent - as splendid a texture as its name implies and a favorite of our guests - topped with hot fudge sauce and a dollop of real whipped cream is a winner that has earned the description, "to Die for."


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Details

11600 Indian Beach Rd , PO Box 307, Spicer, MN 56288-9694 USA (Show map)

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