Built circa 1886, The Alexander Mansion Bed and Breakfast is an historic gem nestled in the scenic bluff lands along the Mississippi River in beautiful Winona, Minnesota. This distinguished B&B will quickly become your favorite getaway to return to whether with friends or that special someone you share life’s adventures with. The Alexander Mansion is a true river town destination, completely renovated with exquisite decoration and antiques in high Victorian style. It features spacious rooms and suites, welcoming wine and cheese socials, evening turn down service, and formal candlelight gourmet breakfasts prepared fresh with local ingredients. Located in a quaint college town river city boasting an abundance of cultural and recreational activities. The Historic Alexander Mansion Bed and Breakfast provides a high level of comfort, privacy, and friendly service in an environment reminiscent of the quiet elegance of a bygone era.
5 on October 23, 2016
We have stayed in a few other B&B's, and this one is by far the best. The house is beautiful, and the accommodations are wonderful. We stayed in Mary's Room, which was cozy and comfortable. Richard, the Innkeeper, strives to meet each guest's needs and he does not disappoint! He is a wealth of knowledge about the Winona area. And the breakfast? Delicious! We stayed two nights and hated to leave.
5 on October 19, 2016
We cannot say enough about this beautiful, clean, and comfortable B&B. We stayed in Mary's Room and would do so again. Richard, the Innkeeper, is very knowledgeable about the Winona area and wants to make each guest's stay a memorable one. He does not disappoint! The breakfasts are delicious. Again, Richard and his staff do all they can to accommodate each guest.
5 on October 17, 2016
Incredibly welcoming, and in a good location to walk throughout town. Friendly and knowledgeable host, plus an incredible 4 course breakfast. Small personal touches encourage return visits.
4.0 on October 15, 2016
Very formal - breakfast is over the top.
4.6 on September 17, 2016
This Bed & Breakfast exceeded our expectations. This mansion was decorated period correct. The details were over the top. Richard provided wine at 6 to enjoy and we took advantage of the beautiful veranda. When we came back to our room there were treats and a little nightcap. What a wonderful touch! The breakfast was very much over the top. It was served in several courses and all were delicious. Be hungry when coming to breakfast. Richard also featured Watkins products throughout the room. I just cannot say enough about the beautiful and historic B&B. We will definitely be back!!
5 on June 01, 2016
Our stay was perfect. It wasn't anything we expected. Great history of the Alexander Mansion and an amazing innkeeper! Thank you so much for breakfast and hospitality. We will return and recommend this B&B.
5 on March 02, 2016
We called ahead, as our arrival time was late, but Richard greeted us as we entered and helped us with our bags. He offered wine, cordials, tea; then showed us the home, which was beautiful. It was warm and inviting. The home is fantastically restored to it's Victorian splendor. We stayed only one night, but will be going back for our wedding anniversary, now that this "gem" has been found!
5 on December 14, 2015
I was so taken back with how beautiful the mansion was. Richard gave such a lovely tour and I wished we had more time to enjoy our stay. If you can stay 2 nights, do it! I am not much of a breakfast person, but Richard's attention to detail and serving wonderful fresh and healthy breakfast, he won me over! The best breakfast! I lost one of my small earrings in the room. I didn't even think to mention it to Richard. After we checked out, and on our way to the event we needed to attend, Richard called to let us know they found the earring! Just amazing service and care to customers! Can't wait to return in the spring or summer. Thank you Richard!
5 on November 20, 2015
There were four of us celebrating a friend's 50th birthday. We did a vineyard trip down the Mississippi and landed here. It was perfect.The proprietor Richard welcomed us with wine and a tour of the first floor. The structure itself is magnificent and so well maintained. We stayed in the downstairs apartment with a full kitchen. We stayed in and cooked dinner - Richard was generous enough to offer olive oil when we realized we had forgotten it, The quarters downstairs are a little tight for 4 adults, but we were very comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was great food, served with love, and we had the most wonderful time. Be aware that the welcoming/check in process is ~30 minutes (but with wine and a tour!) and the breakfast was about 1.5 hours which was perfect for us. If you are just looking for someplace to crash for the night, you are missing out on the real experience. Thank you, Richard!
5 on November 06, 2015
Absolutely Wonderful, Richard and staff were just great. We would want to come again.
Private bath with shower, King-sized bed, Fireplace, Four Season Private Sunroom, Comfortable seating, Free Wi-Fi, Hair dryer, Iron, CD/radio, Air-conditioner with adjustable settings, Window seat, Fine linens, Luxurious bath robes, Evening turn-down service. Afternoon wine social, Four-course gourmet breakfast in formal dining room.
Spend a night embracing the definition of elegance in a queen-sized antique canopied bed, shadowed by a hand-carved period fireplace. Sip morning tea or evening wine in a lush Victorian sitting area. Allow time for a bubble bath in an original soaking tub and shower. This suite offers every indulgence Maude herself demanded. Private bathroom suite, Separate shower and soaking tub, Queen-sized bed, Fireplace, Comfortable seating, Iron and ironing board.
Martha's is the first bedroom guests usually see at the top of the grand staircase; they are frequently dazzled by its exquisite décor and think it must be our most upscale room; actually it is our least expensive! It has a full size antique feather bed with canopy. Private bath ~ Soaking tub, Full size antique feathered bed, Ceiling fan, Client controlled AC, Window seat, Antique toys and dolls. Free Wi-Fi.
Named for our Royal Standard poodle, Judge Thomas Wilson, Ambassador, who was named in honor of the man who built this mansion for his family in 1886, The honorable Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Wilson. Your pet-friendly, private sunny vintage cottage-style suite located in the lower level offers a queen size bed, full kitchen with stove, microwave, blender, refrigerator/freezer, full bath with claw foot tub and shower, living room with comfortable queen sofa sleeper, TV, WIFI, AC, storage area for skis and other outdoor personal equipment and four course gourmet breakfast.
Mary was the well-loved maid of the Alexander family. We have updated her room to make it more elegant than a typical maids quarters, while preserving the charm and simple elegance of a time long past. Featured amenities Queen-sized bed (Firm), Private bath with Shower, Radio, Comfortable Seating, Client-controlled A/C. Free Wi-Fi.
Mississippi River road, Mississippi Bluff Lands, Coulee Region, Airport, City, Downtown, Small town
Rochester, MN (RST) 45 miles
Winona is located just off of US Highway 14/61. Turn into town at Huff Street and then right at the second stoplight, which is Broadway/6th Street, and go 1 ½ blocks and we are on the north side of street between Franklin and Kansas. From Minneapolis/St. Paul take US highway 52 to highway 50 and then US 61 into Redwing. Follow US Highway 61 out of Redwing to Winona. From Wisconsin or Illinois take I-90 towards LaCrosse and take Winona exit, Minnesota Highway 14/61. *****Directions from LaCrosse, WI Airport (27miles) - Take I-90 towards Minnesota. Take the Winona Exit and follow US 14/61 to Winona.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, American Eagle Bird Watching, Look-out point, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , tandem bicycle, off street parking, refrigerator
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wild life refuge, American Eagle Bird Watching, Look-out point, Festivals, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Lynn is employed part-time at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN as a registered nurse. Fred serves as the head of Winona State university's accounting department. Both long time residents of Winona, they enjoy sharing the richness of the life, the incredible beauty, the first class cultural activities and the incredible history of the area with their guests.