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Historic Hutchinson House B&B

305 2nd Street NW , Faribault, MN 55021-5112 USA (Show map)

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Treat yourself to a restful stay at the Historic Hutchinson House Bed and Breakfast, located just 3 blocks from picturesque, historic downtown Faribault, Minnesota. This Queen Anne Victorian home is worth a stay just for the historic beauty of the house itself. The architectural detail is a prime example of artistry and quality craftsmanship that is truthfully awe-inspiring. The house offers a peaceful haven, but with all of the modern conveniences you need to be pampered; including private baths. We serve a bountiful breakfast both Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Weekdays we serve an exceptional breakfast between 7:30 - 9:00 a.m., depending on the needs of our guest community. Innkeepers Tami and Doug Schluter, and their dog, Butler, look forward to seeing you!

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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A Cozy Winter Getaway

4.2 on February 24, 2015

My daughter and I stayed last weekend for our second-annual "retreat". We enjoyed every minute. Had the place all to ourselves on Thursday night, and Tami made us a big bowl of the best popcorn to enjoy with a movie we had rented. Coughlin's room is well-appointed and spacious. We loved the electric fireplace, closet for our coats and clothes, and comfy bed and furniture for relaxing. The big TV is also a plus, as we're HGTV fans. Friday we enjoyed a lovely breakfast (mmm, bacon) visited the Faribault Woolen Mill and the county historical museum, tried the local food, and attended an evening concert at the Paradise Theater (thanks, Tami, for the tickets!). We also had time to just hang out in the house and enjoy our lovely room, read, and talk together. My daughter loved playing with Butler, and we both enjoyed visiting with Tami and a fellow guest. Our getaway time always seems too short, but we look forward to next time. The Hutchinson House is getting to be a family tradition!

Innkeeper Response
Butler and I certainly enjoyed seeing you two again and are hoping your visits do become a family tradition! Remember, anytime you stay overnight, if there's a performance at the Paradise Center for the Arts, I will provide tickets . . . it's called our Play and Stay package. P.S. We really enjoyed the violin practice, as that doesn't happen very often at the B&B!


A gem in Faribault

5 on February 21, 2015

Our stay at the Historic Hutchinson House B&B couldn't have been a more relaxing, delightful experience. We were only planning on staying one night and when our plans changed we enjoyed the second night there rather than at a chain hotel. Butler, the dog, greeted us on our arrival, we are dog lovers and it was so fun to interact with him, and Tami is so warm and outgoing that we immediately felt at home. The two breakfasts that we ate in the kitchen were wonderful and the coffee and conversation caused us to linger and enjoy being there. We highly recommend a visit to Hutchinson House!


superb

4.8 on February 18, 2015

Loved the hosts and their knowledge!


surprise getaway

2.8 on January 27, 2015

Beautiful house, hosts were very friendly. First time for my girlfriend to visit a B&B she was pleasantly surprised. Our room was chilly even after the fireplace had been on for awhile, which made for some nice snuggling. Breakfast was a disappointment. Sometimes they try to hard to be fancy.

Innkeeper Response
We are sorry your stay with us was less than perfect for you. We try to make each of our guest rooms in this big ole’ Victorian as cozy as possible, as well as make each breakfast a special event. Each B&B stay should be a unique experience and we want all our guests to enjoy it. Hopefully this one experience has not tainted your girlfriend’s view on B&Bs as an awesome lodging experience. In the future, if there are any elements of the stay that are not to your liking, please let the inn-keeper know. We are here to serve you


Lovely visit to Carleton college

4.8 on November 03, 2014

We had a relaxing stay at the Hutchinson House. The food was delicious and we met other freshmen parents which made it a special feature of our visit.


Our anniversary stay

4.6 on October 15, 2014

I hate writing positive reviews for the simple fact that it entices people to go to what I'd consider our nice little secret. That said, it was a fantastic getaway for myself and my wife. And a great way to spend our first anniversary. The house is beautiful and beautifully decorated. The hosts were extremely friendly and literally went out of their way to make sure we had a great stay. There is a dog (Butler) on the premises, so if you are not a dog lover, this may be a deterant. We found the dog to be very friendly and we loved his personality. Very laid back dog. Additionally it is probably two blocks from downtown Faribault, so if you want to have a few drinks and not worry about driving, that's a way to go about it. Again, I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice getaway for the weekend.


Hutchinson House in Faribault

4.0 on October 01, 2014

Nice place but the rate is really high for one night in small town B+B.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your stay. Based on the October 2014 date posting of your review, I'm going to make some assumptions in my response. Thankfully, the house has been booked practically every weekend since mid-May, which may indicate you didn't have the opportunity to book your first choice for a room. We offer weekend rates from $129-$199/night based on the amenities in each of our 5 guest rooms. In an effort to allow our guests even greater traveling flexibility, we do not require a two-night minimum, which is common-place in the industry. Also, we offer discounted weekday rates . . . popular with business travelers. I'm sorry you felt we did not offer you a significant value. We are constantly working to improve our service to make everyone's B&B experience more enjoyable. Please feel free to contact us directly with suggestions on how we might improve your stay and subsequently, the next guest's stay. Thank you!


Top Recommendation!

5 on September 22, 2014

As soon as we arrived we had the most welcome greeting, and from that moment, we were hooked. The Hutchinson House was recommended to us by our dear friends who live in Faribault. The location was awesome, the accommodations were exceptional, including a very easy to sleep in bed, and Tami (the innkeeper) makes a wonderful breakfast! She and her husband Doug are incredibly knowledgeable about Faribault and the surrounding areas and were extremely helpful with suggestions of places to see. We learned a lot about this wonderful little community and plan to return to the Historic Hutchinson House in a few months for a fun winter experience. If you want to sleep well and get your days off to a great start with a delicious breakfast while you're in Faribault, then there's no better place in town!!


Anniversary week-end

4.4 on September 03, 2014

Nice place, great food!


Great Weekend

5 on September 01, 2014

We had a wonderful weekend at the Hutchinson House. We went to celebrate our anniversary there and Tami and Doug were just great! They helped us pick out things to do in Faribault and were so sweet. What a wonderful experience and we look forward to going back there for our 2nd anniversary next year.


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Rooms & Rates

Dr. Haessly's Suite

Refresh your spirit with a quiet, restful evening in a queen-sized carved walnut bed. This spacious suite offers an intimate sitting area in front of the now decorative original cast-iron fireplace. The en suite bath boasts an individual tiled shower plus a large bubble tub — soaking oils provided! But the thing you may enjoy most about this room is relaxing outdoors on your own private screened-in porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Johnson's Pride

Floor-to-ceiling windows let the morning light stream into this serene Victorian setting accented by the octagon-shaped turret. Snuggle in on the cozy, curved loveseat and let your thoughts wander with a cup of coffee and your favorite book. Further fulfill your need for relaxation in the authentic antique sawn-oak, queen-sized bed. An over-sized shower is the highlight of the private en suite bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

The Malone Suite

Enjoy the opulence of this secluded two-room suite. In the main bedroom a queen-size, pillow-top mattress beckons after a long day of activities, capped by a relaxing shower in the private attached bath. The additional room offers a full-size bed, which allows this room to accommodate 4* . . . making the Malone Suite perfect for “special” family weekends! *additional charges apply

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

Coughlin's Room

This southwest facing room is perfect for those who would rather be awakened by the sound of birds than by the rising sun. The calming colors and warmth of this spacious room will make you want to stay for days. There's plenty of room for stretching out in front of the electric fireplace in a sitting area complete with a sleeping couch and 2 matching chairs. The en suite full-bath features a large soaking tub with tiled shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

The Professor's Room

A cozy, inviting room awash with morning sunlight. Wingback chairs provide rest and relaxation, and a comfortable, corner-placed queen bed awaits the sleeping hours. The adjoining, private bath offers the opportunity to soak away stress in an antique claw-foot tub or enjoy the soothing spray of a hand-held shower in the century-old, wrap-around shower that highlights one of the home's original baths.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $129

Nightly Rate: $119 - $129

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 40 miles

Directions to property:

I-35 to Faribault exit Highway 60 East. South (right) on 4th Avenue NW, East (left)on 2nd Street NW, 1 block to Historic Hutchinson House.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00-10:00 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Under certain circumstances, by arrangement with innkeeper.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card number or check deposit in the amount of half of the total stay.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations require a 7-day notice. Cancellations inside this time parameter will result in a charge equal to your stay - unless the room is re-booked. A gift certificate equal to the amount of your stay will then be issued and will be good for one year and valid for a Sunday through Thursday night stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tami and Doug Schluter

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

The Victorians, of course, were not especially known for their practicality but this “Queen” is an exception. Upstairs, guests relax in five spacious guestrooms. Master Hutchinson could never imagine that his pride n’ joy would eventually boast eight bathrooms and a TV in every room. Changing with the times, the whole house has central air-conditioning and even has wireless internet for those “techies” that can’t quite let go.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Wrap-around porch, Solarium, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Blue-Ribbon Scones
The Historic Hutchinson House B&B is proud to serve Cranberry-Almond, White-Chocolate Chunk Scones, which won a blue-ribbon at the Rice County Fair.


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Deals

Hot Deal

Watch the Sparks Fly!

Regular Rate: $199 now $149 (25% Savings:)

Be entertained on our beautiful, wrap-around porch while you watch the sparks fly on Saturday, July 4th . . . enjoying the local fireworks display while snacking on a variety of the holiday's favorite treats! Please contact the inn directly at 507 384-3291 to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday


Special Package

Girlfriends' Getaways

Enjoy delectable flavors and activities. We’ll be serving chocolate surprises each day at breakfast and savory and sweet chocolate appetizers each evening. Of course, there will be chocolate cookies available at all times! Also choose from * Chocolate Martini night * Build your own Sundae * Chocolate Pairings with Wine, Beer and Spirits * Leg and Foot Massage with Chocolate-Mint Scrub or the simple warm cup of sipping chocolate + butterscotch schnapps! (Over-night stay required.)

Beer Lovers Getaways

Faribault’s Biggest Block party is back. Attracting over 6000 people last year, this years festival has all your favorite elements from years past. Food Vendors, Beer Garden, 12 Hours of Live Music, BBQ Contest, Home Brewing Contest, Washers Tournament, Pull Tabs, Art Fair, Recycled Art Sale and More. Located just 3 blocks from the action, the Historic Hutchinson House B&B is the place to stay!

Mini Escapes

Book one of our beautifully-appointed suites at the Historic Hutchinson House and receive 2 free tickets to the current show at the Paradise Center for the Arts. Based on availability, not all shows available (i.e. Louie Anderson). Each suite includes a queen-size bed, private bathroom, in-room sitting area, central air-conditioning, cable TV, free WiFi and bountiful breakfast!

Girlfriends' Getaways

Act like a kid, and bring some friends along to play! Do you remember what it was like to make art as a child? No judgments, no critiques, no pressure? Re-capture the love of creation by adding on this incredible package to your stay… Gallery-on-the-Go! ($26/person value) Imagine creating a beautiful, 11x14 acrylic painting while sipping on wine and enjoying grown-up hors d’oeuvres! (Two-night room reservation required. 5 people to play, minimum.)

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Details

305 2nd Street NW , Faribault, MN 55021-5112 USA (Show map)

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