Village House Inn

72 College Road , Winona, MN 55987 USA (Show map)


Welcome to the Village House Inn—a charming brick farmhouse with a touch of elegance! Exposed brick walls, high ceilings and tasteful decor preserve the character of this fully restored home which is located in a peaceful residential neighborhood. Each of our four distinctive guest rooms has a full private bath, and welcoming common spaces abound both indoors and out. Our flexible and informal continental breakfast fits into your schedule. Enjoy locally-sourced made-from-scratch muffins, pastries, granola, bagels, and more before heading out to explore the spectacular Mississippi River valleys and bluffs. Nestled at the foot of the bluffs in a peaceful residential neighborhood, the Village House is just minutes from historic downtown Winona, the Mississippi River, Saint Mary’s University and Winona State University. We’re the proud recipients of a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence which is awarded to the top 10% of properties world-wide that consistently receive high marks from their guests. Free WiFi. Off-street parking. Handicap accessibility.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.2

A Great Find

4.8 on October 27, 2015

What a great find. The accommodations were excellent and the beds were comfortable. Very quite and restful spot. Light continental breakfast was perfect and everything was extremely clean. Will be staying there again when in the area.

Great Find!

4.6 on October 04, 2015

So glad we found this hidden jewel! Lovely furnishings and quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Anne was very accommodating to work with us and our arrival time. Loved that we were able to come and go with no hassles. We will definitely be taking here again!

Pleasant Surprise

5 on March 28, 2014

We were in Winona for a night but didn't want to stay at the typical box hotel. VHI has a simple history, beautiful bedrooms/bathrooms, all the necessary amenities and and it was easy to work with Anne for arrival time and need for extra rooms. It was really great that my brother, sister and I could stay in the same house, have our own rooms...something we haven't done since we were kids. Breakfast was up to us and the refrig was well stocked with fresh items and other breakfast goodies. I have a feeling Anne will be seeing us again on our trips to Winona. Thank you!

Even makes work seem like a vacation!

5 on January 17, 2014

I have been staying at the Village House for over a year, and some of my colleagues have been staying there for a long time. Our company's home office is located in Winona, and we come to town periodically. I cannot say enough about the homeyness and extreme hospitality that is shown each and every time. From the personal welcome on the sign at the door, to the delicious goodies Anne always makes sure we have, the Village House is my home in Winona. I feel very special and spoiled while I'm in town! Don't hesitate a moment in deciding to spend your time at this lovely home!

Wonderful place to get away!

5 on September 02, 2013

We were 7 women who are friends from college that stayed at the Village House Inn. The Inn was absolutely beautiful and very well kept. We were provided with food in the fridge and general kitchen which was meant for breakfast but also provided us with delicious snacks and drinks throughout the day. I am from Minneapolis and have never spent any time in Winona and was very pleasantly surprised by how beautiful that part of Minnesota/Wisconsin is and how much there was for us to do. We had a WONDERFUL weekend at this Inn and will definitely be recommending it to my friends looking for a weekend away!

nice but missing

3.0 on August 31, 2013

This was a very nice place to stay but was lacking the breakfast part of the b&b. It is a self serve breakfast, so you miss out on the charm of the whole b&b experience. The house was very clean and nice and the person we met was really sweet. No dining service. So it was just really a place to sleep with a few sweets left out from the afternoon before. Not so appealing.

Innkeeper Response
Our self-serve continental breakfast is perfect for guests who prefer to eat light and on their own schedule. A breakfast of homemade pastries, homemade granola, oatmeal, Greek yogurt, fruit, juice, and coffee or tea is prepared the night before so that its ready to go for early risers. The patio is a favorite spot for lingering over morning coffee, or just grab a muffin and head out exploring for the day.

College Gals Celebrate 50

5 on August 29, 2013

I had the great pleasure of staying at the Village House Inn with a group of women I went to college with - we reunited this year as we all turned 50! What a charming place to spend time together. We slipped so easily into long ago patterns of talking: roommates in very comfortable rooms, with their own bathrooms, rather than bathrooms down the hall; little groups in the sitting area upstairs; and all of us in the very comfy chairs in the living room. We even enjoyed the grand piano as there was a musician in the bunch. We experienced a place well cared for, with delicous food, and where all details have been anticipated! Because of the comfort and quiet of the Inn, some of our plans changed during the weekend as we just wanted to spend more time there. Our group really looks forward to going back. I have done a lot of traveling for my career and I simply cannot recommend the Inn highly enough!!!

What a lovely stay at the Village House Inn

4.8 on August 09, 2013

What a fabulous time I had in Winona MN, when I stayed at The Village House Inn. It was home away form home but more. I went to Winona to attend a training/conference for my home business and made it a "me" time as well. I decided to stay in this B&B instead of the usual hotel. For a price that is slightly lower than the traditional hotel, I have a house with bedroom all to myself on my first night; It's a roomy home, have a huge TV, very well-kept and there's a grand piano. I ended up borrowing DVDs from a local video store; I packed the fridge with food I eat - its was truly home. I love the "fresh" and clean smell of the house. There's Keurig coffee maker and complete with house supplies. My housemaster, Anne and her son and daughter welcomed me and they were very friendly and warm. I locked myself out one night, and help was there right away. Anne is a thoughtful and tasteful host. It was a two night get-away I needed. I came back to my own home, energized and inspired. Thanks for a fabulous experience. I'd like to come back and bring my entire family next time.

Great Family Get-Away

4.8 on July 20, 2013

We recently rented the entire house for a family wedding in the area. We could not have been more happier in our choice!! The Inn was spotless! Such history!! The air conditioning was the first thing that greeted us!! It had been a long hot drive and sure appreciated that. Each family member chose their own room and then we gathered together downstairs. Very roomy! We were able to do some outside games together as well. All slept very well as the beds were comfy! We awoke to some yummy treats left by our inn keeper in the morning. It was the BEST spot to stay. We were able to gather as an extended family, enjoy each others company in a very private, lovely setting. Great time was had by all & we would love to return again!

Outstanding B&B!

5 on April 15, 2013

This is the note I wrote the innkeeper: Thank you so much for providing the perfect place for our family “Girl’s” Weekend! We loved every minute of time together, and enjoyed the whole house rental very much. The little touches you provided – great breakfast, lovely restful rooms, wonderful amenities – wow. We enjoyed Winona too, even though the weather wasn’t ideal. We had fun shopping and eating – went to the Vault and Bub’s – two favorites, I think. We also visited the Blue Heron and the winery up the road, Garvin Heights Vineyards, plus had pizza and watched a movie. We had to leave some things undone for the next time! We even talked about booking for the same time next year. No way could it snow on April 14 two years in a row, right? Again, thank you! We will be back!

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Rooms & Rates

South Room

With sunny views of Gilmore Valley, the South Room is set apart from the other rooms and adjoins a comfortable sitting room. Spacious full bath with tub & shower and an extra closet. 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

West Room

The West Room is our largest room. It is the only room located on the main level and is entirely handicap accessible. Double closet with sliding doors. Queen-size bed. In-room television. Private full bath with handicap shower.

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

North Room

Overlooking the quaint cottages of University Village, the North room is a quiet refuge. Two large windows provide a view of the setting sun behind the bluffs. Queen-sized bed. Private bath with tub and shower. 2nd floor.

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

East Room

The East Room features two twin sized beds, two comfy chairs, and a charming secretary desk. Private bath with tub and shower. 2nd Floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Location Type

Lanesboro, MN, Rochester, MN, Wabasha, MN, La Crosse, WI, Red Wing, MN, Small town


Rochester, MN (RST) 40 miles

Directions to property:

The Village House Inn is just 3/4 mile west of Highway 61 on Highway 14 across from Saint Mary’s University. Turn north on Knopp Valley Drive and the Village House Inn is immediately on your left, across the boulevard. Off-street parking available.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Winona State University, Saint Mary's University, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Great River Road National Scenic By-Way, Mississippi River, National Eagle Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Walk to mass transit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $250 refundable damage deposit required for whole house rentals.
  • Cancellations: Please provide your email so that we can contact you to make arrangements for check-in. To receive a full refund on an individual guest room reservation, please let us know by phone at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival, and 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival for whole house rentals.



Anne Larson

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About the innkeepers

Please note: The innkeeper does not live on site.

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Self-Serve Continental

  • Time Served: Self-serve
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area


Special Package

$50 Off Whole House Rental

$50.00 off when you book the entire house! The Village House is ideal for family gatherings or a weekend getaway with friends. A whole house rental includes all four double-occupancy guest rooms¿each with a full private bath, all indoor and outdoor spaces, and a continental breakfast for eight.

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