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274 East Broadway St, Winona, MN 55987, USA    
(507) 474-4224
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Description

Circa 1886. Indulge in a pampering stay at this renovated, historic Victorian that graces a scenic bluff in the Mississippi River town of Winona, Minnesota. Distinctive surroundings include inviting gardens with benches and statuaries. Wicker furnishings adorn the veranda. Gather for wine and cheese socials, peruse the book collection in the cherry wood library or relax in the balcony music room. Feel pampered by the gracious amenities, European-quality linens and period antiques. Spacious guest suites feature soaking tubs and fireplaces. Early risers savor hot beverages in the breakfast room. Linger over a hearty four-course gourmet breakfast made with fresh local ingredients accented by Watkins spices in the formal candlelit dining room or dine alfresco. Browse the gift shop for J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary personal products and other items to take home as souvenirs.

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$109 to $209

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, Discover and Visa.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Wine

Amenities

This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 2 suites. The types of beds available include Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Bicycles
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Desk
  • FAX On-site
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Gym Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Modem Connection
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Romantic Getaways


 
DC ALEXANDER SUITE

Enjoy luxury and embrace romance in this deluxe suite, featuring a Renaissance Revival canopied king-sized bed, antique fireplace, a window seat overlooking gardens, and an original soaking tub with shower. There’s an adjoining sun-room infused with natural light, where you can welcome the morning and relax away the entire day. You might even begin to write that book you’ve been planning.

Type of bed: King

 
MAUDE KING ALEXANDER SUITE

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.

Type of bed: Queen

 
MARTHAS ROOM

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. It was Martha Alexander’s bedroom during her childhood and adolescence years while she lived in Winona. Martha, whose preferred name was “Jerry”, matured into a very beautiful women; there are still stories circulating about her rejected suitors! She did not have any children and she was Maude and Durand’s only child. Guests often ask if the large antique framed picture on the room wall is a likeness of Martha; we wish we could say yes but it actually came from a mansion on St. Paul’s historic Summit Avenue and the image is unknown. There is an actual photograph of Martha on top of the dresser. Martha’s room has a very large 1922 soaking tub only. There is no shower.

 
MARYS ROOM

Mary was the well-loved maid of the Alexander family. We’ve updated her room to make it more elegant than a typical maid’s quarters, while preserving the charm and simple elegance of a time long past. This delightful east facing room is a great value priced favorite.

Type of bed: Queen

 
JUDGE THOMAS WILSON SUITE

The Judge Thomas Wilson Suite – Quite suitable for extended stay Named for Judge Thomas Wilson, in honor of the man who had this mansion built for his family in 1886, The honorable Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Wilson. This sunny vintage cottage-style suite located in the lower level offers a queen size bed, fully equipped kitchen with stove, microwave, blender, refrigerator/freezer, full bath with claw foot tub and shower, living room with comfortable queen sofa sleeper and storage area for skis and other outdoor personal equipment.

Type of bed: Queen

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Cancellation

Due to the small size and no overbooking, cancellations and changes made to arrival and departure dates affect them significantly. Please read and understand their cancellation policy. Check in time is 4-6pm. If you are unable to arrive by 6pm, please call to make suitable arrangements. All cancellations must be made by a person-to-person telephone call and subject to a $45 administration charge per room. All cancellations made 7-14 days ahead of reserved date: your credit card will be processed for the full amount and mail you a gift certificate valid for the months of Nov-April following the date of your original reservation. All cancellations made within 7 days of your anticipated arrival will be charged the full amount of your stay and will not receive a gift certificate.


Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports

Nearby College/University

Winona State University, Saint Mary's University

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are November-March, Sunday-Thursday. Valid on rooms $179 and over only..

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.


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Best Vacation Getaway

Very comfortable; very welcoming. Richard, the owner is very accommodating. Breakfast is bountiful, and eating with other guests is fun.
Maggie Thompson
Findlay, OH

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WOW!!!

From the minute we stepped into the Mansion we knew it would be SPECIAL!!! If you want an AMAZING B & B experience with everything from a 4 course breakfast to a night cap & chocolate at bedtime - STAY HERE!!! Richard & his staff bend over backward for you at every turn! BAM!
jim Krupke

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Perfect!

From the delightful decor to the night cap at my bedside - everything was perfect! I felt like life slowed down and i could breathe for the first time in a long time - what a blessing! Wonderful hospitality.
Susan Ellmaurer
Fox Point, WI

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Wonderful Stay

Martha's room ws charming and comfortable. We enjoyed being pampered for the weekend. We hope to be back very soon.
Joe & Stacy Will
St. Paul,

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Delightful!

For a spur of the moment stay- boy what a treat! Couldn't have been more relaxing. I appreciated all the details and hospitality. Hope to be back soon!
Suzanne Perry
Elm Grove, WI

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Fantastic!

This has been a fantastic and relaxing experience! The house is not only beautiful but also so warm and inviting. Lynn, the perfect hostess, shares great history lessons and has such a welcoming and friendly attitude! I enjoyed watching her decorate the Christmas tree and am in total awe of her decorating ability. she could give Martha Stewart a run for her money. I don't ever remember a time I have slept so well- wish I could take the bed home with us! Guess I'll just have to come back.
Lisa Yazderi
Jackson, MS

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Champagne, Chocolate & Shakespear

I came from Kansas for a baby shower and got Alexander mansion as a bonus! What a delightful and beautiful place this is! Another real treat was my fortune in being there for the Champagne, Shakespeare and Chocolate event. I adore shakespeare and being able to watch some scenes from the vantage point of the screened in veranda was a delight. Breakfast was marvelous and everyone was so welcoming and gracious! I couldn't imagine a better or more delightful weekend!
Georgia Burke

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Phenomenal B&B

The Alexander Mansion B&B is such a charming and gorgeous place! The attentions to details is absolutely phenomenal! Delicious breakfast! We will be telling all our friends about this great find and we hope to return again and again!
Sandy & Gregg Bott

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Wonderful Hospitality!

We loved all the delightful attention to detail and special touches everywhere you look. We left feeling relaxed and pleasantly full of wholesome food. We look forward to returning.
Carolyn Howe
Minneapolis,

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Girlfriends Get-away

The Alexander mansion B&B is the highlight of our girlfriends vacation. Wonderful staff- wonderful decor. We toured the Watkins Museum, Polish museum,the art center and the Maritime Museum. Lunch at the Lakeview Drive in. Car hops and 50 cent cones are the best!! Supper at the Acoustic cafe and a concert at the band shell made for a wonderful Wednesday.
Wendy Streng

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A Five Star stay!

What a beautiful and comfortable place to stay! Winona offers lovely scenery, historic mills and architecture, as well as welcoming people. We toured the Winona National Bank's second floor enjoying the stained glass and Italian marble, but shocked to see the mounted animal heads and huge elephant ears displayed. The Shakespeare production of "Comedy of Errors" was over the top- most enjoyable! The Alexander Mansion served us an excellent breakfast, and the wine and crackers around four were relaxing and delicious.
Marilyn Sing

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We will definitely return!

We've had a wonderful and too brief visit at the Alexander Mansion. We enjoyed the great breakfasts and conversations with the other guests and Lynn, Fred and Sarah. Mary's Room was lovely and the maid's apron and feather duster were great fun touches! The Shakespeare productions we saw were of a very good quality!!!The Maritime museum was very high quality also. We will definitely return!
Cathy & Chuck Hounshell

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Delightful Experience!

Mary's room is so charming, the photo's do not do it justice! We enjoyed everything from the scrumptious breakfast to the elegance of the house. Wine and cheese served in the library were a focal point of relaxation.
Lori Egland
Hastings, MN

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Absolutely Beautiful!

The Alexander Mansion Bed & Breakfast is an absolutely beautifully restored old home. We loved the quiet peaceful feeling of walking into and relaxing in an unhurried past. Lovely setting and wonderful breakfast! Very comfortable room and bed. Wish our stay could have been longer. wonderful hospitality.
Jane & Otto Cordero
Saulk City, WI

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Outstanding Mansion!

I have had the good fortune, over the decades, to have stayed in many B&B's in United states and abroad. None has been better than the Alexander Mansion. The loving care and painstaking attention to countless details that Lynn and Fred have devoted to restoring and decorating this house, in ways authentic to its era, far exceed that of any other B&B I have experienced. It is truly a labor of love.
Bob Will
Northfield, MN

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Treated like a King and Queen

My husband and I were thrilled with staying in such a beautiful home. we were treated like a King and Queen. The staff were so kind and took care of our every need.
Kay & Russ Kohner
Maplewood, MN

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Thank you, Thank You!

A delightful way to start the new year - we were here for a wedding and enjoyed this lovely home with dear friends. Thank you, This is a very special place!
Jeri & Paul Robertson
West Bend, WI

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Marvelous!

We were visiting Winona from Chicago and had a marvelous three days at the Alexander Mansion Bed & Breakfast! Beautiful furnishings & gracious hospitality. We look forward to returning.
Holly Rogers
Chicago, IL

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Most Romantic B&B Ever!

Martha's room brought back many memories of the "old days." The furnishings are very appropriate. Our son and his wife gave us a gift certificate to be used here. They do this for us yearly and the Alexander Mansion is Tops! The hospitality was very generous and Fred you are a very good cook!!! We would highly recommend this as a place to stay.
Linda Lee
Brooklyn Center, MN

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What Elegance!

Words cannot describe the beautiful home!From the gracious hospitality to the delicious breakfast, everything was sooooo perfect! We will definitely be back!
Mary Zirngibl
Williams Bay , WI

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A Rare Gem

From the moment we walked in the front door of the Alexander Mansion we felt as though we'd been transported back in time to a gentler and more gracious way of living. The decor throughout the mansion has been lovingly researched and restored to its original glory. The window dressings in each room are in themselves a work of art. The antique Victorian furnishings and accessories are exquisite, and yet the atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming throughout the mansion. Breakfast each morning was a gourmet delight. The wine and cheese hour each evening and the bedtime cordial, chocolates and turndown service made us feel very pampered. The service throughout our 3 day stay was impeccable.
Nick & Jacquie Buch
Canton, OH

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