We value the unique experience that comes with a stay at a character-filled boutique inn. Guests seek out specific destinations because they want an experience that encompasses everything that a small-town experience has to offer.
While the old adage “location, location, location” holds true in real estate, it also plays a significant role in our hospitality business. We are very selective in the locations in which we invest in the niche of historic boutique inns. We are not interested in building another “run of the mill” hotel chain. Instead, we have built a rewarding and profitable niche through our investments in historic boutique inns that not only feature desirable locations, but that also offer visitors charm and character. As with all our investments, “fit” is key and our hospitality business is no different. We seek a profile that is unique when compared to a traditional hotel experience.
Whether a visitor is traveling for work or to escape the real world, we expect to provide them with a welcoming and exceptional guest experience – from the ambiance of the lobby to the personality of the rooms to the service received. Hospitality is not created by ambiance alone. The quality of the people and the service provided are of key importance.
We understand the expectations and needs of guests while also understanding the complexities of running a successful and profitable operation. Opportunity can take the form of many shapes, from a substantial remodel of a property to the turnaround of an existing inn to increasing occupancy and revenue. We are able to take a situation that requires significant attention and turn it into a success.
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The Archer House River Inn is a grand 125-year-old red brick inn situated on the banks of the Cannon River at the center of historic downtown Northfield, Minnesota. Featuring French Second Empire architecture and 36 unique guest rooms, it is located a mere 45 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The Inn is nestled amidst pubs, book stores, antique shops, galleries and restaurants.
One of the Midwest’s most extraordinary pleasures, the Hotel Winneshiek offers visitors turn-of-the-century charm and grandeur. Located in the scenic river valley country of Northeast Iowa, the Hotel Winneshiek treats visitors to splendidly appointed rooms and suites that encircle an open, three-story atrium. A marble fireplace, Waterford crystal chandelier, antique furnishings and exquisite millwork create a comfortably inviting atmosphere. Visitors may also enjoy a fantastic dinner just steps from their room or suite in the award-winning Albert’s Restaurant.
Situated just off the lobby of the charming Hotel Winneshiek, Albert’s Restaurant and Pub is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks or Albert’s famous BBQ ribs. Casual and contemporary, Albert’s offers patrons a respite from the hectic pace of the day. From the menu selections to the decor to the professional wait staff, every component of Albert’s is intentionally designed to put you at ease.
Lost Lake Lodge is located just outside of Nisswa, tucked between private Lost Lake and the popular Gull Lake Chain nestled on 80 acres of forest land; just 2.5 hours from the Twin Cities. Lost Lake Lodge is an all-inclusive getaway to the Brainerd Lakes Area. The 13 modern cabins provide exceptional views of the natural beauty in this area and Gull or Lost Lake. Abounding with activities for everyone to do, ranging from canoeing to biking to catching a sunset from your private deck. Lost Lake Lodge is the place to create a memorable getaway.