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.
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
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!
secluded 35-acres of woods and wetlands
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 150 miles
Take I-494 West from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to I-94 toward St. Cloud. Just before St. Cloud take the Clearwater Exit. Go to the town of Clear Lake where you will turn left onto Highway 10 and head north to Little Falls. In Little Falls, where Highway 10 veers off to the west, go straight ahead onto Highway 371 North. Go 30 miles to Brainerd. At the outskirts of Brainerd you will have the option of either: 1)choosing the Brainerd bypass which veers to the left and takes you to Baxter or 2)choosing the old Highway 371 which veers to the right and takes you to Brainerd. Take the old Highway 371. Upon reaching the Brainerd city limits, go straight ahead through several stoplights. Just after crossing over the railroad tracks, you will see the Chamber of Commerce and Brainerd's landmark water tower on your right. Turn right (east) onto Washington Street. See "Directions to Property" to direct you to Whiteley Creek Homestead.
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
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Telephone , complimentary Brainerd Airport pickup, onsite canoes, walking trails, birding, porch seating
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Private entrance, Radio
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
Richard and Adrienne Cahoon
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.