Testimonials

I stayed at the Village House Inn for the weekend of the International Owl Festival in Houston. Anne met me at the house when I got there with an introduction to the house, personal welcome on the small blackboard at the front door, and answered all my questions about the house and its many amenities along with places to eat and things to see in the area. It is a charming historical farmhouse completely updated and tastefully decorated. I didn’t hear any traffic from the inside of the house, I slept well and had everything I needed. The refrigerator was well stocked and the granola was very very good. After looking over the town, going to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum and watching migrating water fowl on Lake Winona, I visited the local co-op for dinner, took a long bath, stretched out on my yoga mat and settled in for a movie after I played the piano. I would stay there again!

Carlyn
Minneapolis, MN

We very much enjoyed our stay here! Thank you for everything. What a beautiful house! We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Boathouse–what a fun atmosphere. We will be sure to come back and visit again. We are also planning to recommend your inn to our friends.

Ben & Stacy
Green, IA

I have been staying at the Village House for over a year, and some of my colleagues have been staying there for a long time. Our company’s home office is located in Winona, and we come to town periodically. I cannot say enough about the homeyness and extreme hospitality that is shown each and every time. From the personal welcome on the sign at the door, to the delicious goodies Anne always makes sure we have, the Village House is my home in Winona. I feel very special and spoiled while I’m in town! Don’t hesitate a moment in deciding to spend your time at this lovely home!

Teresa
Columbus, OH

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We made wonderful memories here!

Susie, Cindy, Ellen
Faribault, MN

We enjoyed our stay immensely. And we look forward to next year’s GRSF — and another relaxing time at Village House Inn. You have really a wonderful setup for guests. We loved having the little sitting room space as well as kitchen and other lovely common areas (including the pergola and gardens).

Diane & Ken
Eagan, MN

“…truly a home away from home.The home is well-kept and tastefully decorated. The location is perfect too. It’s accessible and it sits in a very quiet neighborhood… overall, my stay was fabulous!”

Marechiel
Belleville, WI

Thank you so much for providing the perfect place for our family “girl’s” weekend! We loved every minute of time together, and enjoyed the house very much. The little touches you provided – great breakfast, lovely restful rooms, wonderful amenities – wow. We enjoyed Winona too, even though the weather wasn’t ideal. We had fun shopping and eating – went to the Vault and Bub’s – two favorites, I think. We also visited the Blue Heron and the winery up the road plus had pizza and watched a movie. We left some things undone for the next time :) We even talked about booking for the same time next year. No way could it snow on April 14 again, right?!?

Janet
Ellsworth, IA

Spotless! -Comfortable beds -Nice linens -Comfy commons -Lots of reading materials -Continental breakfast everything that is needed and easy to serve yourself…Lovely B&B!

Dick and Joan
Eau Claire, WI

We had a lovely time at the Village house Inn. Good breakfast and we slept very well. Very impressed by the Maritime Museum. We will definitely recommend to our friends.

Martha and John
Coon Rapids, MN

We really enjoyed our stay at the Village House. The home is lovely and very well cared for. We will definitely be back!

Robert and Jennifer
Madison, WI

We want to thank you for your hospitality. We felt welcomed and cared for in our weekend home. Our beds were very comfortable and our baths clean. The kitchen provisions were more than adequate and were very convenient. The house is full of charm and allowed us to share a fun weekend given private spaces and common areas. We will happily recommend it to others!

Russ & Dianne
Ankeny, IA

We had another lovely stay at the Village House. It was even a bonus that we were alone here–a luxury we seldom have at home. Thanks also for the flowers What a nice gesture after 37 years. Come to Lanesboro to say hi sometime. Many blessings and thanks.

Marv & Carol
Lanesboro, MN

The house is beautiful and our stay was perfect. Thank you!

Tom & Becky
Weatherford, TX

I just wanted to thank you for a lovely visit to your B&B. My friends and I have a great stay; it was the PERFECT place for us to reconnect! You do such a great job and I look forward to coming back again.

Amy
Shoreview, MN

Anne, that was the finest, classiest, loveliest B&B we’ve ever been in. We ate at the Hillside Fish House before coming back after the terrific concert and sat in the living room feeling so fine that the four of us had the house to ourselves, not like some motel/hotel where we’d be surrounded by hallways, noises, or rooms not made for sitting around. You have a very fine place, and I hope that we can come again and again and again. Thanks again, you’ve got 8 thumbs up from the 4 of us.

P.S. The individual coffee machine was over the top! What a fabulous feature you offered.

Viki
New Brighton, MN

“Every corner has another wonderful surprise. This is an A++ find. Thanks!”

Mona
Excelsior, MN

Our stay was most delightful. Your home is peaceful, beautiful, and we had a wonderful stay. Our only regret was we could not stay longer! Thank you for your kindness and for paying attention to every detail. We did not want for a thing. We look forward to our next visit.

Mike & Deborah
Dallas, WI

“We really enjoyed our stay. I love what you did with the renovation and decorations/furnishings. Our little getaway for Arlene’s 50th birthday was a perfect venue…We will recommend your B&B to others. Thanks again!”

Allen
Coon Rapids, MN

“Thank you for the wonderful stay–we wish to have stayed longer! You have a beautiful home.”

The Good Lovelies (Caroline, Kerri, Sue, Ben)
Toronto, Ont.

“…Our mini-vacation with wonderful long-time friends was delightful. The Village House was a lovely place to relax and enjoy catching up. It is beautiful and inviting. We enjoyed the art museum, the Watkins and Polish museums, the beautiful “St. Stan’s” [Catholic church] was awesome! Our plans are to come again to finish seeing all the rest.”

Tom and Barb
Dubuque, IA

“What wonderful accommodations! We loved our stay and your hospitality. If we find ourselves in Winona again, we will definitely be back!”

Daniel & Camille
Dubuque, IA

“We enjoyed our stay and definitely will return. Thanks for the map and tips. We enjoyed the lookout, winery, and dinner, and I had a lovely walk this morning on Saint Mary’s campus.”

Donna
Baxter, IA

“We had a wonderful time! This place is beautiful. We hope to return soon. Thank you!”

Abby
Monticello, MN

“You have thought of everything–we loved our stay!”

Janet
Council Grove, KS

“Thanks for a great stay. This place is beautiful and quite a jewel. Our group has asked me to book again for 2012!”

Colleen
Burnsville, MN

“Thanks for your recommendations. Loved the Marine Art museum; had a great fish dinner and enjoyed the view from the look-out. Best wishes. You have a lovely place!”

Kim
Kansas City, MO

“Thank you for a wonderful stay. You have exceptional accommodations and we will tell everyone to stay at the Village House Inn of Winona!”

Andy & Laura
St. Paul, MN

“Thank you for your clean and beautiful accommodations. I felt very relaxed here. The bed was superb! The shell frames are magical and added a sense of calm to my stay. I will recommend this inn to everyone I know who travels to this part of the country.”


Cambridge, MA

“Thanks for everything. We enjoyed the inn & all the comforts of home…We’ll plan a return trip!”

Lori
Coppell, TX

“Keep up the great work! Wonderful place! We had a great stay…did not want to leave the house!”

Chris
Baraboo, WI

“…a very peaceful home away from home―we are eager to return.”

Kathy
Beaver Dam, WI

“We enjoyed another pleasant stay with you…Thanks again. We will see you again.”

Jeanne
Somerset, NJ

“The Village House was the perfect place for my mom and me to stay on our mother-daughter weekend. It was so relaxing to eat our breakfast and dinner on the patio. We enjoyed listening to the player piano as we read our books in the living room. We’ll be back!”

Valerie
Minneapolis, MN

“Lovely! The hosts, the house, ambiance. Many thanks!”

Robyn
Shawang, WI

“What a beautiful home! We felt so relaxed and welcome here and hope to come again. Everything was perfect! Thank you for being so accommodating!”

An Ohio Family

“As a member of a traveling theater troupe, I am used to discomfort. My colleagues and I work hard to accommodate ourselves to all kinds of conditions. You can’t imagine the pleasure we derived from two nights at your beautifully appointed, completely comfortable, inn. Every need has been thoughtfully provided for, with grace. I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying their stay.”

Debra
Cambridge, MA

“Very lovely inn to stay at with all the extra comforts and amenities to enjoy. My daughter and I had a wonderful overnight stay. Thank you.”

Laura
Little Canada, MN

“Thank you! It exceeded our expectation greatly. We had a wonderful time. Thank you also for the advice of places to go. Everything made us feel homey.”

Erika
Hopkins, MN

“With every convenience available and many luxuries not even found at home, I can’t imagine anyone wanting to stay anywhere else in Winona! It is like a home away from home.”

Allen & Kathy
Atlanta, GA

“We had such a wonderful time! We had been looking forward to this all year, and every one of our expectations was exceeded. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet we found at the Village House Inn. We will definitely be returning! Thank you!”

Angie
Minneapolis, MN

“What a perfect home to stay at. You have done a wonderful job with the decorating and refurbishing. Loved it!”

Anita
Saratoga Springs, UT

“Absolutely delightful!!! We so enjoyed our stay. Having our own bed and bathroom, playing the piano, cooking together…a great place to spend the weekend with our sisters. Thank you for everything.”

Del
Lakeville, MN

“Where do I begin with all the wonderful memories we made in Winona last weekend. From the moment we stepped into your beautiful peaceful home to the relaxing sleeping rooms and baths that awaited us. Our family was thrilled to be together and staying under the same roof for a very special time. We loved your little town of Winona, the people and the incredible river and YES, the incredible weather. It was perfect! Our rehearsal dinner at Cedar Valley Golf Club was delicious and the wedding at the Chapel of St. Mary was beautiful. The wedding reception was held at the Visions Event Center to the most spectacular fairway views ever. You will enjoy our last photo which was an impromptu moment on Sunday night. We had Chinese takeout in the front yard, a little baseball game on the lawn and last minute hugs before we departed for all points on the map. Thank you from our home to yours…”

Loretta
San Diego, CA

“How did we ever find such a perfect place for our girls’ trip?! This is our 5th year together and we all agree this house has been our best accommodation. You have done a fantastic job of restoration with ALL the modern conveniences!!! Bless your family!”

Pam
Lakeville, MN

“Really spectacular. We will be back and we will spread the word. Thanx!”

Dana
St. Paul, MN

“The Village House is just lovely; comfortable beds, modern bathrooms, beautifully decorated, welcoming public spaces. We will be back if we can, and won’t hesitate to recommend to friends. Thank you.”

Ginnie
Shoreview, MN

“What a great place! Beds are so comfortable, everything is so beautifully done. The furnishings are absolutely gorgeous. We’ve told everyone about the Village House Inn ―from tour guides to waitresses. Lovely home!”

Phyllis
Pelican Rapids, MN

“My in-laws absolutely loved their stay at the Village House! They had nothing but nice things to say. They were impressed by how different (meaning ‘un-stuffy’) it was from other places they’ve stayed. I am so glad that they took our recommendation to stay with you, and I can say with certainty that your establishment is their new ‘go-to’ when visiting Winona!”

Kate
Winona, MN