Oakenwald Terrace

218 Winona Street , Chatfield, MN 55923 USA (Show map)


This 1897 grand Victorian home is on the National Historic Register. The 23 room B&B features six guest suites, all with private baths. Enjoy the woodwork, craftsmanship, period antiques and collectables found throughout Oakenwald Terrace. All rooms have either queen or king size beds and private sitting area. A delicious four course breakfast is included and may cause you to forget about lunch. The perfect "home away from home" for Mayo Clinic visitors. Free high speed internet for our business travelers.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Excellent Host

4.8 on November 18, 2016

The host was magnificent, the morning meal was pleasent. Out of the way location but certainly would visit again given the opportunity.

Great Stay

4.8 on November 07, 2016

i would rate the breakfast as better then average or the standard usually seen at many B&B's

Emphasis on Breakfast

4.6 on October 26, 2016

The breakfast was amazing. We were served four courses at a formal setting. Our hosts Bob and RuthAnn were very friendly and accommodating.

Cannot wait to return!

4.4 on October 24, 2016

This is a wonderful place to stay. The house is beautiful and you could spend a day just looking at all of the collections. I will definitely be back. Kris Wine

Review of Guest House - Not main house.

3.4 on October 21, 2016

Very convenient location, blocks from the Main Street of Chatfield. comfortable house, nice kitchen, great lighting, all towels, dishes, etc are furnished. nice room with en-suite bathroom. Only concern was the water pressure in the shower, just the shower, bathroom sink was fine. I did not ask the Inn Keeper about the water pressure and probably should have. That was the only issue with my room The living room needs updated furniture, the pieces are older and the springs are gone in the couch, the upholstery has some dirt and stains. The room could benefit from some new pieces, that being said, it was still a wonderful place and I will definitely go back. There are no other places to stay in town and because of that, the price was as expected, however, the renters share a common kitchen, dining room and tv room, and do their own dishes, because of that it reminded me of a hostel, and if I compare it to a hostel then the price could be $10-$15 lower. - - or is it more like airbnb and the price is spot on? hard to say. What is easy to say is that the house has a very inviting and comfortable feel to it. the location is perfect, the innkeeper is wonderful, very friendly and helpful. (as was everyone I encountered in town). The few issues I mentioned are in no way enough to stop me from returning. I had an enjoyable stay and will return.

Beautiful House

3.8 on October 05, 2016

Beautiful house located in rural Southern Minnesota. It's an antique hunters dream and full of collectibles from a different era. The house and history are interesting and the owners are willing to talk about this history if you ask questions. The house itself is old....and not soundproof so be prepared to hear the people above, below and around you. Not sure there is much to be done there but could easily hear conversations in other rooms in our room.

Wonderful Experience!

5 on September 08, 2016

We enjoyed our stay and the owners were part of the reason why the experience was so delightful! We will definitely be back!

Amazing stay!

5 on August 08, 2016

Ruth Ann was so welcoming and the house is amazing! You could get lost for hours exploring this place! Full of antiques and it has a true Victorian feel. Breakfast was great and oh so delicious! Thank you for an amazing stay!

weekend getaway

4.4 on July 29, 2016

wonderful weekend, beautiful home and amazing people. Would definitely recommend and return

Gluten free accommodations!

4.4 on June 13, 2016

I stayed in the Terrace View room for two nights, and I enjoyed access to the terrace and bridge to back yard. My gluten-free diet was easily accommodated - one of the managers of Oakenwald is gluten-free, too, so I didn't feel judged.

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Rooms & Rates

Mrs. Lovell's Room

This is the original owner's suite. The room has an antique queen size bed, a bathroom with a tub, a fireplace with remote and a large sitting area.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195

Round Room

This elegant room has a bed in it that is actually larger than king size. Private bath / comes with 4 course breakfast.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $235

Frink's Room

Frink's room is decorated in rich blue and named after the original owner's son. (Yes the "i" is correct - poor boy must have been teased horribly!) The room has private bath with a shower. Join us for a fabulous 4 course breakfast!

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $175

Blue Room

The soothing blue color of this cozy room invites our guests to relax. Many have commented on how comfortably they've slept here. The room boasts the largest bathroom with shower/tub combination and full vanity. Guests enjoy a large walk-in closet and full breakfast in the morning.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $145

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Location Type

Small town


Rochester, MN (RST) 18 miles

Directions to property:

Travel 18 miles South East from Rochester on State Hwy. 52. Once in Chatfield turn left (East) at the only stoplight in town. Travel two blocks to Winona Street, turn left and park.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Pope and Young National Archery Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Central Fridge, Central Coffee facility, Hairdryer/iron/ironing bd available

Room amenities

Fireplace, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Amish Tours, Museum Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals

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  • Check In:: 4 - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations held immediately by credit card.
  • Cancellations: More than 14 day advance notice, no penalty. If cancelation is between 7 and 14 days in advance of stay, customer is charged $75 and provided with a $75 gift certificate. If cancelation occurs less than 7 days from expected check in, the full amount will be charged and a gift certificate for the full amount will be provided. Any guests not showing and not calling to cancel will be charged the full amount for the first night of their stay, no gift certificate provided.
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Bob, Ruth Ann, & Marion Lund

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Prior to your stay, please let us know of any dietary needs or restrictions. Ruth Ann has to eat gluten free and so is sensative to special diets.

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