I have stayed here for business on several occasions, and will stay again. It has a warm charming homey feel and easily beats a night in a hotel room. I have only stayed during the week, so the breakfast is more in line with a standard continental type breakfast. The staff was very kind in asking if there is anything they could provide or add to the breakfast items available, a personal touch most hotels do not offer. Both the Grand and Casablanca are nice rooms. The Grand has an outdoor balcony and an indoor hot tub. The Casablanca has original wood floors and a spacious bathroom. This establishment was bike friendly with trails and bike friendly roads nearby. If bringing your bike, be sure to be respectable so as not to ruin this accommodation for others. Maybe some day I can visit this B&B with my wife for leisure, rather than business.
We had a lovely restful stay in the gorgeous Victorian room last month. And, I'd like to respond to an earlier review (Jan 14, 2015) which complained that the continental breakfast was "a cookie and a muffin that had been sitting out all night". On the contrary, in the hospitality room we found a well stocked fridge with fruit, yogourt, orange juice, etc, and on the table was a lovely tray of bagels and muffins and cream cheese, all covered up and waiting for us to enjoy. We would highly recommend the Pillar Inn, whether you are coming on the weekend or mid-week.
My wife and I enjoyed the Pillar Inn. We only stayed one night, but it was SO relaxing. The hot-tub was used both in the evening an the morning. Breakfast was great, and the house is amazing. We would come again!
The Pillar Inn is a fantastic property. We loved everything about our room. Our only disappointment was that our Bed and Breakfast did not come with "breakfast". Apparently, they do not serve breakfast on weekdays. We were offered a muffin and a cookie that had been sitting out all night. I would definitely recommend staying at the Pillar Inn, but do so on the weekend.
We enjoyed our stay at the Pillar Inn. The room was comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was wonderful each morning. The upstairs hospitality room was a nice surprise with drinks including coffee and cookies. Would go there again.
The service we received from The Pillar Inn was fantastic and the rooms (we saw the Casablanca suite but actually stayed in the Grand suite) were beautiful and extremely comfortable. The breakfast served on Sunday was delicious (although the continental breakfast served on Monday was standard). The town itself has some cute shops but with CSB/SJU, Waite Park and St. Cloud so close, there are plenty of options for activities. We would definitely recommend this B&B!!!
Lovely, inviting rooms and a warm reception by the hostess. We had the mid-week continental breakfast which included a nice variety of options. Snacks of soda, cookies, popcorn were available in the evening. The grounds were a bit unkempt. Pond was empty and the front yard had a large dead tree. Perennials needed attention. Porch had rotting wood. Front steps had unsightly and loose carpet.
We stayed 2 nights in the Victorian room. Everything except the bathroom was antiques and looked true to the time even the cd played was hidden. There was a TV in the room for who wanted to use it and a few romance dvd's. The bathroom was very small and the shower head came from the ceiling making it hard to get all the soap out of long hair as the water spread out so much by the time it got to you. I'm guessing the bathroom used to be a closet. Over all the room was amazing and beautiful! The rest of the house was beautiful and the host was very nice. The second night we were the only people staying in the house so it gave and empty feeling but neat experience. The porch could use some work but was still beautiful. The gardens were not ready yet and the pond was not filled but we it was early in the year for the gardens. (Middle May). Breakfast was AMAZING!! I do recommend this B and B to everyone! It will take you back in time!
I surprised my husband with a night off and we stayed in the lovely Victorian Suite which was just beautiful. We had a great relaxig time just laying around and relaxing. Pat was a great host and her breakfast was outstanding absolutely delicious!!! The whole house is very nice, I would recommend it to anyone.
Our stay at The Pillar Inn was great. The room was wonderful. I loved the wraparound porch and the beautiful flower gardens. Breakfast was fantastic. It was a work of art. We would definitely go back again.
beautiful Victoria home in a small quiet town, delicious & bountiful breakfasts, outstanding hospitality, great hiking on nearby Lake Woebegon Trail, a touch of the tropical in the Casablanca Suite -- the perfect Minnesota getaway any time of year.
We arrived and truely enjoyed the house & our room. Jill was friendly as she greeted us at the door and Pat is a great inkeeper. We enjoyed our first breakfast in our room with all the trimmings and the second in the formal dinning room. Fresh summer morning with the birds and beautiful gardens. The food was wonderful and presented well! Coffee was great and it was nice to have beverages etc. available down the hall from our room. The Inn is decorated inside & out so beautifully. We also enjoyed the private covered deck outside our room.(Grand Suite) We truely enjoyed our stay and would gladly stay again.
After a day of bicycling the Wobegon Trail, The Pillar Inn was perfect! We stepped back in time into the relaxed atmosphere of an era gone by. The polished banisters, chandeliers, airy porches, waterfall garden and even the resident duck protecting its' young under cover in the flower bed created a charming setting. My husband isn't keen on B&B's, but quickly became a fan of The Pillar Inn. The decor in the Casa Blanca Room was totally fun. We felt like we were in the movie. After a day of biking, a soak in the tub with their bath salts was soothing. Pat, the innkeeper, and Jill, the owner, were such gracious hosts. They were attentive to our every need, but never in the way. The morning breakfast was a culinary feast! Our stay at The Pillar Inn was a delightful experience!
We needed this weekend away after my diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer. The Pillar Inn gave us a chance to be papmered as a couple and get away from it all. We came home relaxed and renewed. Thanks for all the TLC
The moment we passed the front door threshold, we knew that we were stepping back into a quieter, more gracious place in time. The inn is beautifully decorated with antiques, fresh flowers, and delightful touches. The grand suite was elegant, beautifully appointed from rich tapestries, to luxury linens. Our breakfast began with entering an exquisitely decorated sun-filled dining room, with soothing classical background music that set the stage for a culinary masterpiece. The innkeeper, Pat, was truly a delight. She made us feel like royalty, and yet quite at home. By the way, we stayed two weeks.
Not a gambler by nature, I booked The Pillar Inn on a whim and boy was I rewarded! The Pillar Inn is a top notch B & B, from the sheets right on up to the gourmet, mouth-watering breakfast. I stayed in the Grand Suite and from my conversations with the other guests, all the rooms are "grand," and mine was aptly named! The only thing you will lose by hesitating to book a room at The Pillar Inn is the opportunity. The rooms go fast! Dawn V. Shoreview, MN
We especially enjoyed the Casa Blanca Room we stayed in. Beautifully decorated and accented with pieces reminding one of the movie. The host was very friendly and excited about sharing house history. The house was decorated lovely for Christmas.