W.W. Smith Inn

101 Linden Street SW , Sleepy Eye, MN 56085 USA (Show map)


Step back in time and experience turn-of-the century elegance and the relaxed lifestyle of a bygone age in an historic mansion and carriage house in a quiet, tree-lined village neighborhood. Shaded by magnificent maples and willow trees, the Main House features stained glass and leaded, beveled glass windows along with ornate and intricate woodwork in oak, cherry and chestnut. The Main House has three guest accommodations and the Carriage House, done in the style of a country cottage, has a Loft Suite on the upper level and a guest room with private bath on the first floor.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Beautiful and welcoming!

4.6 on September 04, 2016

Very personal service! The room and Inn were beautiful. The food was AMAZING!!! I would highly recommend!!

Great stay very welcoming.

4.6 on August 02, 2016

Owners are very friendly and welcoming. Very helpful with finding activities. Good food and beautiful home. Would highly recommend.

Anniversary two night stay

4.2 on May 01, 2016

Very nice and friendly hosts very good breakfast ,nice and quiet

W.W. Smith Inn

4.4 on April 13, 2016

Leo and Marcia were very accommodating to all of our requests, the carriage house was absolutely beautiful, and the food was delicious! Everything I had hoped for and more for our wedding night!

Murder Mystery night at W.W Smith Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on March 15, 2016

Leo and Marcia provided a perfect venue for a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. We gathered 13 individuals together for an unusual evening. Their home/bed and breakfast was perfect for the creative endeavor of slipping into a character for the evening to solve a murder. The food, catered by New Ulm Chef Pantry was outstanding. The combination of great hosts, fun people, and great food made for a very memorable evening. Valerie Holzhueter

Celebrating our anniversary

5 on February 24, 2016

Marcia and Leo were amazing hosts. They took care of everything from our massages, to our dinner reservations, to our breakfast in the morning. You will not be disappointed with your stay!

If you are in the area be sure to stay here.

5 on October 12, 2015

This is a great place to go to relax. Very outstanding unique property that I am sure will amaze you as much as it did for us.

WW Smith Inn

5 on October 01, 2015

We stayed for 2 days and our reason for going was just to relax. It was very relaxing and a beautiful bed and breakfast. The hosts are very easy to have a conversation with and very accommodating to your needs. They went above and beyond for us. I would recommend this bed and breakfast very highly.

Good Stay

4.0 on April 15, 2015

It was fun, cozy and romantic. The Inn Keeps were nice and knowledgeable. I would stay again for sure.

Nice Historic B&B

4.6 on March 22, 2015

Great location, very private and wonderful atmosphere. The service was excellent and the breakfasts were wonderful.

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Rooms & Rates

Rose Room

Spacious, sunlighted room with king bed, private bath with claw foot soaking tub, comfortable sitting area.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Laura's Suite

Spacious suite with sitting room and bedroom, carved cherry antique bed and matching furniture, gas log fireplace, beautiful chesnut woodwork, period details, Persian rugs, private bath with claw foot tub and shower

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Cottage Room

Large room with bay window, staned glass details, four-poster queen bed, armoire, period antiques, chairs and reading lamps, private bath with separate shower and bathtub.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $95

Carriage House Loft Suite

Our most popular room - a very large suite on second floor of Carriage House. King bed, 2-person whirlpool, private bath with shower, use of gathering room on first floor, very quiet and private - ideal for wedding night, anniversary, romantic get away

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Carriage House Box Stall

On the first floor of the Carriage House, queen bed, private bath with shower, use of gathering room in Carriage House,two dressers, comfortable reading chairs - quiet and private.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

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Location Type

Small town


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 125 miles

Directions to property:

From East: take RT 14 to Sleepy Eye, turn left at first traffic light (1st Avenue South) go four blocks to Linden Street SW, Inn is on corner of Linden and 1st Avenue. From West: take Rt. 14 to Sleepy Eye, turn right at second traffic light (1st Avenue South)go four blocks to Linden Street SW, Inn is on corner of Linden and 1st Avenue. From North: take Rt. 4 south to Sleepy Eye, stay on Rt. 4 through first traffic light (intersection with Rt. 14), go four blocks and turn left on to Linden St. SW. Go two blocks, Inn is on the right at the corner of Linden and 1st Avenue South. From South: take Rt. 4 north to Sleepy Eye, turn right on Linden St. SW. Go two blocks, Inn is on the right at the corner of Linden and 1st Avenue South.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Laura Ingalls Wilder Pagent, New Ulm Festivals, Shells Brewery, Petroglyphs, Fort Ridgely, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Cross Country Skiing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: One room night
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made more than seven days prior to your arrival date will incur a $10.00 booking fee and your deposit will be refunded. Cancellations made less than seven days before your visit will be charged the full amount of your stay. If the room is rented, you will receive a gift certificate for a future visit. If you must cancel a reservation please call us or send an e-mail and we will give you a cancellation number. Leaving a message on the answering machine is not sufficient to cancel a reservation; you must speak to us or send an e-mail reply to get a cancellation number.



Leo and Marcia Derkowski

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Cooking, camping, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, golf, travel, canoeing, painting and drawing, photography

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room