Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast & Adventure

136 Bridge Avenue , Wabasha, MN 55981 USA (Show map)

About

Turning Waters is steeped in the natural world. Turning Waters is not a traditional Bed and Breakfast; it is set apart by holding the spirit of travel and adventure in highest regards. A place for anyone who wants access to outdoor adventure, peaceful space, elegant rooms, and hearty breakfasts. Imagine arriving at our home and getting settled in by enjoying a complimentary beverage beer, wine, sparking water, juices, coffee, tea etc...and relaxing on our front porch or in our comfy living room. Then being able to walk to most restaurants & shops or walk out the back door to our brewery taproom coming soon in Summer 2016. If you prefer total relaxation, book a massage and enjoy a soak in the jacuzzi tub ( in River or Coniferous Suite). Either way, you will leave our home with a smile and full stomach especially after our signature 5 course breakfasts made from scratch and using local ingredients and organic as much as possible. Wabasha, MN, is home of the " Grumpy Old Men Movies", National Eagle Center, Lark Toys and Annie's Caramels in nearby Kellogg, MN. See you soon! Brenda & Ford

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Overall
5

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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Terrific B & B

5 on June 08, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Turning Waters immensely. This was a surprise birthday gift for my husband, so I wanted a B & B that catered more to his style and tastes. Upon arrival we were greeted by Brenda and Ford, offered a sampling of their wonderful beers and had a lively conversation getting to know each other. The home and décor is refreshingly masculine. We spent hours of our evening in the living room/den. Very comfortable and relaxing space. Loved the beauty of the woodwork throughout the house. Our bed was spacious and extremely comfortable for a wonderful night of sleep. Breakfast was delicious. Brenda's natural ability to spark conversation kept the table chatting. All over this was a terrific stay, highly recommended and we will enjoy coming back for another stay!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you both enjoyed our home and of course Ford's homebrew beer. I'm never one to just sit still and let people feel uncomfortable around the table, plus there is always history of the house, our town, by the way, did you know Wabasha is the oldest city in Minnesota! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Brenda & Ford


Delightful B & B!!

5 on June 06, 2016

My husband and I spent three glorious nights in The River Room Suite. The suite was spacious, peaceful & relaxing. This stunningly beautiful inn was immaculate, warm and welcoming. Plenty of easily accessible parking. Brenda and Ford were friendly, fascinating and extremely helpful. They had a way of making us feel at home as if we were family. The breakfasts are absolutely delicious! The best breakfasts we have ever enjoyed at a B & B! Special attention was made to every detail. Fresh and wholesome ingredients, clean local meats and healthy balanced nutrition. We had three perfect nights sleep on a very comfortable bed with very soft linens. It was hard to leave this beautiful and peaceful place! We will definitely be back!


What can I say?

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!

Innkeeper Response
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


This place gave us a reason to be "repeat guests!"

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.

Innkeeper Response
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


Fantastic stay!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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


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Rooms & Rates

River Room Master Suite

King Bed, Private Bathroom, Jacuzzi/shower, Day Bed, Mini Fridge, Flatscreen TV/DVD, WiFi, Aveda Bath Products, Luxury Bath Items, Central Air, Hair Dryer, Plush Robes, Space Heater, Radio/CD Player, Gift Basket

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $219 - $239

Coniferous Master Suite

King Bed, Private Bath, Jacuzzi & Shower, Gas Fire Place, Flatscreen, TV/DVD, WiFi, Central Air, Aveda Bath Products, Luxury Bath Items, Hair Dryer, Plush Robes, Space Heater, iPod Player, Gift Basket

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $219

Great Lakes Suite

King Bed, Private Bath w/Shower, Flatscreen TV/DVD, WiFi, Central Air, Aveda Bath Products, Luxury Bath Items, Hair Dryer, Plush Robes, Space Heater, Radio/CD Player, Gift Basket

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Prairie Room

Queen Bed, Private Bath, Shower, Tub, Sitting/Reading Area, WiFi, Aveda Bath Products, Luxury Bath Items, Hair Dryer, Central Air, Space Heater, Radio/CD Player, Gift Basket

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Wetlands Room

Queen Bed, Private Bath, Shower, Sitting/Reading Area, WiFi Aveda Bath Products, Luxury Bath Items, Hair Dryer, Central Air, Space Heater, Radio/CD Player, Gift Basket

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

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Location

Location Type

Riverside, Bluff Country, Downtown, Small town

Airport

Rochester, MN (RST) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Located off US HWY 61 in downtown Wabasha.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Microwave, Movie library, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary beer/wine at check-in

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Snowkiting, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Half of Total
  • Cancellations: If you have to cancel your reservation inside the 14 days prior to your check in date you will forfeit your deposit. If you have to cancel your reservation outside 14 days prior to your check in date, you will receive a full refund of your deposit minus a $25 booking fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Brenda and Ford Pearson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , All Dietary Needs