5 on March 15, 2016
My BFF and I needed an escape from our hectic "take care of everybody else but ourselves" lives and Turning Waters B&B really fit the bill. We stayed two (2) nights . . . both rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the breakfasts was fantastic! We visited the National Eagle Center where we learned several "fun facts" and watched the eagles soar over the Mississippi River for several hours. Downtown Wabasha is small, but several local restaurants and shops gave us enough variety for our short vacation! I can't wait to visit again with my husband, as I'm told Turning Waters is planning to open a small brew pub soon!
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our home and the surroundings that compliment our home. We would love to have you back and your hubby or friends too:) The National Eagle Center is a magnificent place to visit and we are working on the brew pub. We homebrew for free sampling until it is in place. See you soon on the next visit. Cheers. Brenda & Ford
5 on November 07, 2015
Wow, we can't even begin to describe how WONDERFUL our stay was here at the Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast, and Adventure! When we picked a B & B in Wabasha, we weren't sure what to expect. When we turned the corner, and we saw this BIG, beautiful house - we were pleasantly surprised! We were greeted by Brenda, who gave us a quick tour, showed us the Coniferous Suite, and asked us if we would like a beer tasting - they are brewing their own beer. We did our tasting, met the other people in the house - instant family! The rooms are beautiful and there isn't a bad one in the bunch. There are perks to staying in the suites, but the regular rooms are wonderful, too. Every room has it's own bathroom. They write the names of the guests on the doors, so you know who your neighbors are. You can sit and enjoy movies with the guests, OR, you can spend time in your own room...we did a little bit of both when we weren't out exploring the area. The next few days were so much fun that we ended up booking one more night, and at one point, we were the only people at the B & B - and Brenda even made us a pizza with some of the breakfast leftovers - smoked salmon, gouda cheese - YUM! We were able to enjoy complimentary wine, beer, and even helped out a bit in the kitchen (because we wanted to, not because we were asked to). The service was amazing - the breakfasts were incredible (they use local, organic, nitrate-free, meats, etc., and everything is made from scratch)! The yogurt parfait was the best I've ever had....and I kept going back for more fresh apple cider and coffee....and every day there was fresh fruit/baked goods on the table. By the time we left, we felt like family! Do yourself a favor and stay at this bed and breakfast - you will NOT be disappointed. We WILL be going back! Thank you, so much, Brenda and Ford, for your hospitality and welcoming us / taking such good care of us in your beautiful home.
First let me apologize for the untimely response. Second, we are super excited you enjoyed yourself on your stay and we do remember you fondly:) It was an epic time with you in the house and we appreciate your new friendship since then. The yummy food is a staple and so is the awesome beer. Come see us again soon and thanks again for sharing your experience. Cheers Brenda & Ford
5 on April 14, 2013
My husband and I chose the River Room Suite for a weekend stay. This is an old Victorian house renovated to be very contemporary, which turned out beautifully. Bedding was so comfortable. I had asked about breakfast in our room which was no problem at all. Only drawback here was no table/chairs in the room to sit at. This was truly minor. Food was brought up on a nice stand and there is comfy seating in the room. We chose to eat in the dining room on the second morning which was great too. Michael was a personable, generous host. The best thing about the whole weekend were the breakfasts! These were some of the best we've ever had and we've probably been to close to a hundred B and B's. Creme brulee oatmeal, gorgeous fresh fruit, sausages to die for, and cinnamon twist bacon. MMMMM Also fresh organic milk and juice to wash it all down. There were only two things I would suggest for improvement and these are relatively minor. This B and B does not have satellite/cable. I would presume this is to promote a relaxing stay- which worked for us- but we also like to be able to watch TV in quiet without the kids interrupting. The other thing which might be beyond their control is that we were able to hear everything going on downstairs from in our room. Most likely the result of the old house where everything echoes throughout. Neither of these things hindered our weekend and I would most DEFINITELY go back for another stay. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to any couples looking for quality time together or just an overall quiet, relaxing getaway.
Thank you for your review and as the new owner, I will continue the amazing breakfasts and we are in the process of adding cable to our 1912 home. As for the noise, we are adding fans and air systems to keep our home allergen free and the white noise will keep the sound level from carrying. We are improving the property as well by adding a nano-brewery brew pub so come back and check us out. Cheers