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Evelo's Bed & Breakfast

2301 Bryant Avenue South , Minneapolis, MN 55405 USA (Show map)
24 Reviews
$75 - $95
per night

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Evelo's Bed and Breakfast, also known as "the Bell House" after the original owners, was designed by the mid-western architect William Kenyon for Dr. John and Kate Bell in 1897. The home has three stories and has one of the best preserved Victorian interiors in the Lowry Hill East neighborhood. The entire main floor is done in heavy dark oak millwork still in its original state. The gorgeous woodwork, corner fireplace and period furnishings provide guests with a warm and comfortable parlor. A rather unusual room is the dining room. It is a combination of a formal dining room and a conservatory with its room of windows on the south wall. Guests enjoy an expanded complimentary breakfast of fresh fruit, assorted baked goods, yogurt or cheese, coffee, tea and juices. The front porch with it's wicker furniture provides a perfect setting for relaxing or even enjoying breakfast. The three spacious guestrooms are located on the third floor, a fourth bedroom on second floor, each furnished with period furniture. Accommodations have been modeled after the English Bed and Breakfast arrangement, in that the two bathrooms are shared (one full bathroom, one half bath). Guests have available for their use a small refrigerator, coffee maker, private telephone and a small television in each room. Also available are numerous guidebooks, maps and magazines. All rooms have queen beds and two of the rooms have an additional single bed. Hosts provide guests with information on local restaurants, attractions in the city and easy directions to make their stay comfortable and enjoyable. Evelo's was selected by City Pages, a local weekly paper, as the Best B&B in the Twin Cities, Evelo's was also featured on WCCO TV newcast " Finding Minnesota".



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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Can't wait to come back!

5 on October 04, 2013

Incredible experience. Beautiful home. Located in Uptown. Kind innkeepers. Extremely clean. Not to mention... breakfast was unreal. Stayed 2 nights and it was $166 total. Can't wait to come back.

Evelo's Bed & Breakfast

5 on April 22, 2012

Absolutely loved the stay!

Do Not Go Anywhere Else

4.8 on December 27, 2009

My mother and I visited Evelo's while in town for a John O'Donohue workshop. The decor was wonderful, the place is located just steps away from a bus stop, the hosts were gracious and helpful, the lighting was gorgeous and the FOOD was just RIDICULOUSLY fantastic. Seriously, it was scrumptuous and delightfully different each morning we stayed. My mom and I STILL think about it at random times. I love B&Bs and I visit them as often as I can and I have NEVER come across one that fed their guests as well. You should visit them...and send me the leftovers.


4.2 on October 08, 2009

We have never stayed at a B&B. We are senior citizens and were treated royally by Barbara, substitute inn-keeper. The Evelo's were on vacation during our 4 night stay. Barbara's breakfast was delightful and healthy. Fresh fruit, juice, baked breads, etc. were prepared fresh each morning. Due to the fact that we are limited in our abilities to climb stairs, the third floor bedroom was inconvenient. The room was very pretty and the closet was a very generous size. It would have been perfect had it not been for the stairs. Folks that stayed there were very friendly. Barbara provided us with answers and directions to help us get around the city. If we were in better health, I would not hesitate to stay there again.

Greatest Best B&B I have ever been.

4.4 on September 08, 2009

This B&B is probably the best I have been in the past years. Very welcoming and I was given a lot of information about Minneapolis so that I could tourist around. Very clean place. The house has a very fine and old finish. I was already impressed as I stepped in the first time. Breakfast was a feast day after day. I was very impressed by the freshness of the food and the different kind of dish I was offered. I will definitely come back again and tell all my friends about it. Thank you for the wonderful staying. Massimo.

Lovely decor an unexpected treat

3.0 on August 24, 2009

The antique decor is certainly a delight to the eye. The reasonable rate compensates for the wait for the shared bathroom. Although the innkeeper strives to make wonderful pastries, fruit and yogurts; we do miss having a hot egg dish of some sort. It is too heavy on the breads and pastries. I would like the option of not having the breakfast at a lesser cost if possible


5 on June 30, 2009

What a great experience! The food the ambiance and a chance to meet fellow visitors from all over the country. As a former resident of Minneapolis, I enjoyed staying in one my favorite areas of the city. I shall return!

Evelo's is Great

4.8 on April 12, 2009

We stayed at Evelo's last May 2008 in the room upstairs (on the left) and it was fantastic. Great view and closet space - very together B&b in a very good location. Best front porch, beautiful street. Highly recommended.


4.0 on January 05, 2009

We only had one night in Minneaopolis and Evelo's was the perfect place to stay! It was beautiful and very comfortable and breakfast was delicious! The owners David and Sheryl were very gracious and helpful in recommending a fantastic Italian restaurant near by. We will stay with them again if we are in Minneapolis!

Evelos in Mpls

3.6 on November 30, 2008

Great Location Comfortable Rooms Bathroom is a bit awkward as the ceiling is slanted at an angle so you have to crouch while showering.

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 8 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Mpls best restaurants close by and in center of city which is 10 min bus ride or 20- 30 min walk, Convention Center , Target Center, Eat Street/ethnic restaurants, Mississippi River/cruises, Metro Dome, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Telephone , Art Nouveau, antiques, parlor, front porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theate, Lake of the Isles, Shopping Uptown/Downto, Jungle Theatre and many more., Minneapolis institute e of Art, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: Flexible
  • Check Out:: Flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On porch outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night stay
  • Cancellations: one week



David and Sheryl Evelo

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About the innkeepers

Hosts David and Sheryl Evelo are retired teachers and have lived in the area since 1972. They began their Bed and Breakfast in 1979.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: arranged
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

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Innkeepers: David and Sheryl Evelo


  • Nightly Rate $75 - $95
  • Reviews (24) 4.4
  • Rooms 4
  • Accepts Gift Cards
  • Phone 1-6123749656 1-6123749656
2301 Bryant Avenue South , Minneapolis, MN 55405 USA (Show map)

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