We came to just get away from it all for a couple of days as were so happy to just relax and take it easy for a while. Everything was just great!
Wenneson Historic Inn
Peterson, MN 55962
United States of America
Innkeeper(s): Barry Erickson, Pam Erickson
Circa 1904. Originally built along the railroad racks, this restored and renovated historic inn now sits on the scenic Root River Bicycle Trail. Biking, hiking, rollerblading, golfing, fishing, canoeing, snowshoe...
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We had a lovely September trip to bike the Root River Trail. The Inn was the perfect spot to stay. It is right on the trail with tasteful, comfortable rooms. A great breakfast sent us on our way along with wonderful hospitality. This was our second time staying there and we will be back!
My wife and I and another couple rode the Root River trail a few weekends ago. Tried the Wenneson sight unseen and were very pleasantly surprised. The place is immaculate and beautifully furnished. What the owners have done to restore the place is nothing short of amazing. Our hosts Pam and Barry were very friendly and the breakfast was excellent. I was made to feel very much at home. We will be staying here again!
My husband and I have a tradition of riding our bikes on the Root River Trail for our anniversary in September. We've stayed at other B&Bs in the area, but this one is the best. Decorating is lovely; the bedrooms are pretty, old-fashioned Victorian-looking with many extra little touches. Bathrooms are like from a different century: modern, immaculate, and spotless. The owners treated us like friends; they were very, very nice.
This was our second visit this season to the Wenneson, hope to be back before Winter again. We are always welcomed with wonderful hospitality. This is a outstanding B&B. Pam and Barry recommended eating at Lynnden Bridge restaurant for dinner in Rushford-Charming with Great food! All in all the Wenneson is a great place to stay.
We had a wonderful, restful stay at the beautiful Wenneson. I loved the decor...just right. The Inn is peaceful and immaculate. I am so glad that we found it. Will definately return.
We had a restful, relaxing stay in this beautiful Inn. We were so impressed with the clean, neat, relaxing room and the warm hospitality. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the quaint towns along the Root River. We will recommend the Wenneson to our friends.
I have a wonderful time everytime I come here. The food is delicious and the rooms adorable. The storage area in your garage for all of our bikes is fantastic. I hope to be back again soon!
We come back to the Wenneson year after year. We love it; not only is it clean but the owners are very gracious. I have to wonder about the reviews I see here that are so unbeleivably bad. There is no public restroom or kitchen, no one has ever said we had to go to bed at 10 pm or any other time. It sounds as if these people are trying to ruin this business. We read on tripadvisor these reviews and then read the owners and we beleive the owners as we stay here alot and will continue to as I can't beleive any of those bad reviews. Ask yourself, how come all of the other reviews are good or excellent and this one groups are terrible. We stand behind the owners.
What a gorgeous weekend we've had to celebrate a Birthday. Perfect bike riding weather. Pie in Whalan and a wonderfully restful place to return to at the end of a active day and the breakfast starts it all out! Thanks
We enjoyed a "kid free" weekend down here biking, bumming around Lanesboro, reading, playing cribbage, and relaxing. We loved the clean room, quiet nights, yummy waffles in the morning and meeting a bunch of nice people! We really enjoyed chatting with Pam and Barry on their beautiful porch Friday night!All around-Great weekend.
We love this B&B. Pam and Barry are so friendly and easy to be around. Wonderful hospitality-we will definately be back and recommend The Wenneson to our friends and family.
Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. Our innkeepers were very creative and hard working people who went out of their way to extend hospitality. The rooms were very clean and the atmosphere was restful and brought us back to bygone days. The biking was great and the countryside amazing!
Thank you for everything. It was a very enjoyable weekend and your breakfasts were wonderful. You have a lovely bed and breakfast, very warm and inviting.
I Loved the fountain and the wide variety of flowers. Real blast watching the birds play and bathe in the fountain. Inside everything was very comfortable and I felt at home. Nice Work! You should be proud of your beautiful house.
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It's only surpassed by your hospitality. We celebrated our 9th anniversary in peace and relaxation-nice to reconnect.
Our stay at the Wenneson is always so wonderful. We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary today. Always enjoy the conversation and care you give. We have been coming here for many years and always enjoy our stay. We'll be back.
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and thank you for this truly beautiful room to stay in. We usually stay in Lanesboro but believe we have found a new favorite place away from the hustle and bustle of Lanesboro. We will definately be back!
This is the first time in all of my travels that I have felt the need to go on to the internet to complain about a stay. I have stayed in the finest hotels across the world and in 1$ a night huts in Africa in my travels, but never have I had worst service than at the Wenneson Historic Inn. We rented out the entire place for a family reunion last week and we are still trying to recover from our negative experience. We experienced everything from being harassed to go to bed at 10pm, having to haul our own trash out of the B&B ourselves with the trash bags that we had to provide, to even not be allowed to set the thermostat under 74 degrees. The caretaker literally wrote dozens of sticky notes with the rules and posted them throughout the house after our first night. I could keep this list going for hours, but the button line is: if you’re looking for a place to stay, please… Keep looking.
While the Wenneson is lovely in apprearance and very clean.....it seriously lacks in hospitality. We were asked to go bed by 10pm, they regulate the thermostats (and they will come in your room and adjust it), they provided no ammenities other than a less to be desired breakfast and our rooms were not cleaned throughout our stay we had to ask for more towels. There is little to no cell phone service, the WiFi is intermittent, the rooms have no clocks, dressers or closets. I would highly recommend checking into other B&B's in the area before staying at the Wenneson, the owners clearly do not have the skills to run a successful B&B.
Quite frankly, I never complain. However, after spending 3 nights with several other unsatisfied family members, I felt this time it was necessary. The Inn was extremely CLEAN and WELL MAINTAINED on the interior. The owners forced us to keep the thermostat at 74 degrees with just the fan on (this does NOT move any cooler air, despite it being nearly 90 degrees outside. Wanted the lights out and complete quietness at 10 PM. They continually complained that we were up past 10 PM on the front porch. Please keep in mind that were are all adults and over 40 years of age. We had no access to the living room, dining room, public bathroom, kitchen, etc. areas at all in the evening hours. And yes, we supplied our own garbage bags and we were only supplied with 1 roll of toilet paper for three days (With a large group of people) I could never recommend this to anyone.