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Whiteley Creek Homestead

12349 Whiteley Creek Trail , Brainerd, MN 56401 USA (Show map)
3 Reviews
$105 - $145
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Secluded thirty-five acre B&B three miles from Brainerd. Private bath themed rooms with names such as "three marigolds and one other flower", "starry starry night", and "miss 4th of july" allude to the unique decor in each room. In addition to Inn rooms, you may stay to rear of old fashioned general store with 1930-40's cars and trucks parked beside antique gas pump, in loft of barn with French doors opening onto balcony overlooking acres of land, or in cozy cabin snuggled amongst pines. Slow your pace to enjoy gardens with markers identifying plants or take a stroll down walking trail through woods. Just look for sunflower patch that marks trail. Fireplaces in cabins and huge stone fireplace on inn's porch. A nutritious homemade breakfast prepared with organic and locally grown ingredients served in "queen of the meadow blooms tearoom", an 1890 railroad passenger car. Whiteley Creek Homestead takes you back to a time when laundry swung lazily on a line in the breeze.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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Forget About the World for a While

5 on June 25, 2013

Adrienne and Dicks homestead was the high point of our cycling trip from Bimidji to Brainerd along the Paul Bunyan State trail. We stayed in the Three Marigolds and One Other Flower cabin and the combination of the rustic surroundings, comfortable and spacious cabin, and the mellow music playing when we walked in told us how relaxing our stay was going to be. Relax on the back porch with a book in front of the Paul Bunyan sized fireplace and you will have a hard time leaving. Dick was a gracious host, showing us his fine collection of cars as well as the projects he was working on. Breakfast of beet and buckwheat pancakes with crushed hemp topping (to suit Dars' gluten free needs) was delicious and nutritious. The dining car was the perfect way to enjoy breakfast. Thank you for the most relaxing part of our entire journey. You have set the bar very high for our future B&B evaluations! Clint and Dar, Winnipeg, MB

A gracious, artistic retreat

5 on July 31, 2012

My wife and I recently spent a wonderful weekend at Whitely Creek where we stayed in a cabin the exterior of which resembled a 1930's service station - complete with an old gas pump out front and several vintage road signs. The cabin sits nestled into the pines next to a bright red vintage caboose car. We found Adrienne and Dick to be gracious, friendly, and low key hosts. Adrienne serves organic, home made breakfast items in a renovated railroad dining car. The first morning she served baked oatmeal topped with fresh fruit and a delicious muffin on the side. I need to eat gluten free so she went out of her way to secure gluten free oats and a delicious gluten free muffin recipe. The next day she served an egg and ham perched atop a slice of gluten free bread with a fresh salad on the side. I could say much more - about the vintage cars, the canoes, the hundreds of artistic embellishments - but I hope this limited information serves to give you a sense of the place. Whitley Creek Homestead is just the place for a memorable, idyllic retreat in the north woods.


4.0 on June 20, 2008

Delightful! My husband and I were up there a few weekends ago, and it was so relaxing! No kids, no TV in the cottage, just quiet and birds and forest and good, healthy food! The owners have taken great care to make every aspect of your stay restful and comfortable--truly a retreat away from the rat race! Decorated with charming country antiques that are functional and comfortable, not fussy. You aren't afraid to break anything here, it's all designed for your R&R. Enjoy!

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Location Type

secluded 35-acres of woods and wetlands


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 150 miles

Directions to property:

At Brainerd's landmark water tower, next to the Chamber of Commerce, go east on Washington Street to the stoplights by JCPenney at the East Brainerd Mall. From the stoplights, go straight ahead on Highway 210 East exactly 2.4 miles. Turn right just past the "Whiteley Creek Homestead" state highway sign. Follow the signs down the 1/2 mile drive to the gray, weathered Whiteley Creek Inn.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Arboretum, Charles Lindbergh's boyhood home, Crow Wing State Park, Dinner Cruise, Berry Picking Farms, Croft Mine Tour, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Telephone , complimentary Brainerd Airport pickup, onsite canoes, walking trails, birding, porch seating

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Private entrance, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, 1937 Packard Tour, Canoe Outfitting, Quilt Shop, Fr. Rapids Hiking and Horseback Riding TRL (2 mi.), Paul Bunyan State Bicycle TRL (2 mi.), Mississippi River Access (2 mi.), Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Whiteley Creek Homestead maintains a smoke-free environment.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Whiteley Creek's mission is to provide a retreat for adults.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Reputable kennel recommendation upon request.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are guaranteed with a credit card. Rates are subject to a 6.5% state sales tax.
  • Cancellations: To allow time to rebook, cancellations are requested two weeks prior to arrival date. A gift certificate will be issued for cancellations less than two weeks in advance of stay.



Richard and Adrienne Cahoon

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Selected Florida's 1996 Conservation Education Teacher of the Year and recipient of Disney's 1996 Teacheriffic Top Program Award for a school-wide waste management system utilizing composting, Adrienne has an interest in land stewardship and related environmental issues. In 1993 she earned a Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and completed her Master Gardener certification through the University of Minnesota Extension Service in March 2000.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: "queen of the meadow blooms tearoom" 1890 RR Car



12349 Whiteley Creek Trail , Brainerd, MN 56401 USA (Show map)

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