The Pillar Inn

419 Main Street , Cold Spring, MN 56320 USA (Show map)
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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6


5 on October 09, 2017

The Pillar was a great getaway. Staff was lovely, the room was comfortable, and we felt like royalty. We are already planning another stay.

Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful home.

4.6 on October 06, 2016

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.

Great Place including Continental Breakfast

3.6 on July 05, 2016

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.

Great romantic getaway!

4.8 on October 08, 2015

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!

Great Place; No Breakfast

3.0 on January 14, 2015

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.

Relaxing weekend away

3.8 on February 14, 2014

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.

An Excellent Place to Stay

4.8 on November 17, 2012

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!!!

We would go again.

4.6 on July 02, 2012

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.

More than a weekend

3.2 on June 24, 2012

It was good to see that wi fi is available. Breakfast left in the refrigerator on weekdays not a hot one as in the past.

Beautiful place!

4.6 on May 25, 2012

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!

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Rooms & Rates

The Grand Suite

Our Grand Suite is perfect for romantic getaways! A double whirlpool tub provides a place to relax and unwind, as does the private balcony, a perfect place for summer morning breakfasts! Private bathroom. $20 additional per person over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $159

The Victorian Suite

Those who love all things Victorian will love this sunny room! The room features a 100 year old Victorian bedroom set, with a queen sized mattress. The white tiled bathroom features a waterfall shower head. This room has bay windows and a lovely view of the gardens.

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

Nightly Rate: $79 - $109

The Casablanca Suite

The Casablanca theme of this room makes you feel like you're living in the 1930's and 40's! A waterfall dresser is surrounded by curtains and lamps created with tropical looking fabrics. Settle in the antique wicker reading chair with a great book! Large private bathroom with original black and yellow tile is within the suite.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $119

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 90 miles

Directions to property:

Follow Hwy 23 West, approx 10 miles. At first stoplights in Cold Spring, take right on Main Street. Follow through town and through next set of lights. We are 1 block from the stoplights, on the right side of Main Street, across from St. Boniface Church.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Gluek Brewery, Granite companies, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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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: Yes With prior arrangement
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellations received within 72 hours prior to arrival will result in a $50 cancellation fee, per room reserved. No shows will be charged for a one night stay of room reserved, plus tax, per room reserved.
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Some continental

  • Time Served: 9AM
  • Serving Location: Porch or balcony, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

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