Northfield Inn

203 Maple Street , Northfield, 55057 USA (Show map)


Our inn has a single focus: the experience of our guests. Every guest will experience exceptional comfort, quality, and service personalized to their individual needs.The bed and breakfast is inspired by New England inns with sophisticated style and modern amenities. Our Inn, amenities, and location make us your premier place to stay in Northfield, Minnesota. We will offer four luxury suites and comfortable living room and dining room that open to a new screened porch that wraps around the Inn. Our amenities include most breakfast items farm to table, cable television, wireless internet, and bottomless coffee, tea, and snacks. We are walking distance to downtown shopping, entertainment, and business. We are located across the street from Carlton College and 7 minutes away from St. Olaf College.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A gem!

5 on September 16, 2018

Our stay at the Northfield Inn was exceptional! The food was delicious, room ma exceptionally clean and comfy. Our innkeeper was personable and attentive. It truly felt like we were staying in someone’s home. I have already scheduled another stay for November!

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4.8 on August 15, 2018

Sharon was a great hostess, cook and source of information. Loved the house. Will stay again. Breakfast local sourced and delicious.

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4.4 on August 08, 2018

We could have used better hanger/hanging space for the clothes that we wanted to hang. Otherwise all was good. The food was very high quality and the presentation was beautiful. Evening snacks were great. too. Very nice shower.


5 on August 03, 2018

My daughter and I have stayed at the Northfield Inn for the second year in a row and plan to go back next summer for a fun overnight getaway again! The Northfield Inn is an absolute beautiful Bed and Breakfast. Each room in the house, including all of the bedrooms, are beautiful decorated, kept up very well, clean and cozy. You will want to stay longer and definitely return for another visit. The outside of the home is also beautiful with it's large porch to sit and relax on and view the beautiful landscape and fountain in the front yard. The housekeeper, Sharon, is so welcoming, friendly, gracious, and a fabulous cook. You will enjoy a wonderful breakfast in the beautiful dining room. We also really enjoyed the two recommendations she gave us for a delicious lunch and dinner. This is a fabulous place to stay while you enjoy a visit in the quaint town of Northfield. Great shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and outdoor sitting areas. Be sure to stay at the Northfield Inn!

Great Place to Stay

4.6 on July 02, 2018

Enjoyed our stay.


4.6 on June 30, 2018

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy Northfield away from the crowds. Close to Carleton (1 block!) but quiet. Beautiful facility and outstanding hosting. Breakfasts were delicious and generous. Will always be my first choice when visiting.

What a lovely place!

4.4 on April 25, 2018

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Northfield Inn. The common rooms were lovely -- we enjoyed sitting in front of the fire and reading our books or chatting. Breakfast was fantastic -- one day we had a beautifully presented and delicious plated breakfast. The next was a lovely buffet with plenty of options. Sharon left yummy baked goods out each evening, willingly packed up some leftover cake from breakfast so we could have treats during the day, and maintained a nice open pantry for coffee, tea and beverages. We were also grateful that she accommodated our daughter (a Carleton student) and another friend at breakfast. She definitely made us feel like welcomed guests in someone's home. We marked the room down a bit because we had a very soft bed in Room #1. And there were also some minor plumbing issues that Sharon addressed as best she could while we were there. If I were to go again, I'd try a different room, as I understand that the others all had more upgraded bathrooms and slightly firmer beds. Overall, though, a great experience.

Wow! Exceeded our expectations!

4.8 on April 12, 2018

My husband and I stayed one night and were ready to move in! The property is decorated and renovated so beautifullly - it’s a an interior design nerd’s dream! The bed was comfortable, room was quiet, location wonderful, but the real magic is the innkeeper. She goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect and welcoming. She accommodates weird dietary restrictions with creativity - she’s an excellent cook! I highly recommend staying here.

What a wonderful gem!

5 on February 23, 2018

Visiting my daughter for a few days in the middle of February..This was everything I wanted and more. Sharon is a perfect hostess. Creative, thoughtful and warm. Shes a wonderful cook as well. She's happy to visit with you if you like or leave you in privacy. I loved the decor - clean and modern but befitting the home. The sitting room was cozy and delightful. I cant wait to get back. Thank you!

Outstanding Northfield Choice

5 on January 25, 2018

I have been staying in various places in Northfield for the last 4 years to visit my son at Carleton. This is by far the best place I have stayed. I frequently travel and this Inn ranks very highly for all of the places where I stay.

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Rooms & Rates

Suite Two

The smallest of the four suites was inspired by the Scandinavian heritage of many parts of Minnesota. We decorated this suite with function, comfort, and simplicity as centerpieces without jeopardizing elegance.

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

Suite One

Inspired by traditional, classic designs and a celebration of all the wonderful Minnesota colleges, including Carleton and St. Olaf, this suite has classic colors and a luxurious feel that have withstood the test of time. From an antique four-post bed with 1200 thread count sheets and down comforter to memorabilia from local colleges, this room will put you in the ol' college spirit.

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

Suite Three

Designed with readers and writers in mind, this suite is quiet, cozy, and uber comfortable. A writing table is stocked with everything a writer may need and bookshelves filled with books next to a comfy chair is a reader's dream. Don't like to read or write during your stay? Check out the amenities here! We thought of you, too.

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

Suite Four

With Carleton College Cowling Arboretum just two blocks away, we designed this suite with a garden-like feel -- fresh, airy, and spacious! From a natural color palate to decor inspired by the outdoors, this suite brings a little bit of Minnesota summer into your life no matter the season.

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

Suite Five

Suite Five

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

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Location Type

College Town, Small town


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

Directions to property:

We are located on the corner of Maple and Second, across the street from Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fireplace, Fridge, Kitchenette, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Turndown Service, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Please contact us for more information.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some days
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required.



Andy Howe & Mike Nylund, Sharon

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About the innkeepers

Our lifelong dream has been to own a bed and breakfast in a small, liberal arts college town. For years, we would take annual vacations to Maine, stay at small inns, and dream of buying a B and B in one of the quaint New England towns. As life played out our careers in higher education led us to Minnesota. Over time, we grew to love the people, geography, beauty, and even the weather of Minnesota. We decided, then, to take our best experiences over the years from Maine and create Northfield Inn.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m
  • Serving Location: To go, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Please contact us 48 hours prior to your arrival if food accomdations are needed.

Signature Dish

Check out our blog, Inn the Know, to find out more about our menu.