We have recently added complimentary free wireless internet access as an additional amenity to make your stay more convenient and enjoyable.
Four Columns Inn was recently featured in an exclusive video segment entitled "Hidden Away...Not Forgotten" by Our Story Productions, which is a multimedia company primarily involved in the production and distribution of television programming focused on life in the Midwest.
Click the play button on the video below to view the
"Hidden Away...Not Forgotten" video segment from Our Story.
About Four Columns Inn:
Four Columns Inn sits atop a knoll overlooking what was once the
Winnebage - Jackson Stage Road. Originally built in 1884 by George Rhode, the
seven-bedroom inn served stage travelers, many of whom sought out the area's
excellent hunting and fishing. A lovingly restored Minnesota farm home, Four
Columns Inn offers romantic, country strolls and a good night's rest. For
generations, people have enjoyed Victorian-Country hospitality. The Kittlesons
have taken this traditional lodging favorite, updated it, and added Victorian
touches with antiques, laces, stained glass, and etched glass windows.
The spacious living room, which includes a library and a grand piano, invites
you to relax. The focal point of the room is a charming handcrafted circular
staircase leading to the five guest accommodations, each with private bath, on
the second and third floors. A mural of the Orton Plantation in Wilmington,
North Carolina creates a background for the grand piano. The front of the Orton
Plantation was the inspiration for the present design of Four Columns Inn.
Whether you come to Four Columns Inn with loved ones or alone, for a weekend
or a night, you will find the Inn a peaceful respite from your everyday
You will enjoy your country homemade breakfast by candlelight at the round
oak table in front of the brick fireplace in the Great Room. Or if you wish, you
can have your meal served in the 19th-century style Victorian Gazebo located on
the lawn of the Inn. The Gazebo features a table and chairs for dining or
relaxation, a swing for two, a swing for one and a popcorn wagon. In the gazebo,
there is a table and chairs, a swing for two, a swing for one and a popcorn
wagon. The gazebo is
surrounded by lawn, ornamental trees, flowers and birds. From the gazebo you can
see a 40 foot deck, wrought iron and white fences and finally a large metal 100
year old church bell. There are four columns on the lawn by themselves besides
the four white columns on the front of the house.
You may also have your breakfast served in the formal
Dining Room, on the deck, or in the Solarium -- all with fresh flowers from
outdoors or from the Greenhouse.
During your stay you can relax in the oak raised paneled living room as you
sit on the sofa by the large library and television. Or if you choose, you may
go to the Music Room and listen to 45s played on a 1950's jukebox, enjoy the
pump organ and player piano, or experiment with the many other musical
instruments. Go to the Greenhouse, which is full of flowers in bloom, and relax
in a Redwood Hot Tub.
Four Columns Inn has a distinguished presence in the press, with features in
the following publications: the front cover of The Minnesota Bed and
Breakfast Book in 2002, Connections by Federal Rural Electric in February of
Country Extra Magazine - March 2002 and a focus article
by The Fairmont Sentinel on January 15th of 2005.
Advance notice appreciated. Call (507) 764-8861 or write 668 140th Street, Sherburn, MN 56171, or click
"Contact Us" in the menu.
Payment: A deposit of 50% is appreciated to hold the room.
Breakfast: A full hearty, yummy homemade breakfast is served.
Special Recommended Recipes:
Orange Julius, ... Cranberry Dessert, ... Blueberry Belgian Waffles, ... Egg Souffle, ... Scandinavian Apple Pancake, and Peach Muffins.
Special Inn Events: Weddings, receptions, and reunions. Recreation & Activities:
The Greenhouse, gazebo, hiking at Four Columns Inn, and located on a 320-acre rural historical farm with 10 acres of green grass and flowers. We have recently added complimentary free wireless internet access as an additional amenity to make your stay more convenient and enjoyable. Antiquing, Historical Fox Lake, boating, indoor swimming pool, golf, tennis, biking only two miles away. Downhill skiing 25 minutes away in Estherville, Iowa. Fishing for norther, blue gills, and crappies in Fox Lake.
Attractions & Special Events: 30 minutes away: Historical Iowa Lake Okoboji, Spirit Lake, Amusement Park with excursion boat, paddle boats, Summer Theater, boutiques, Fairmont Opera House, Butterfield Threshing Days, Kilen Woods, Fort Defiance, and skiing.
Recommended Local Restaurant:
The Sirloin House (507) 235-3856, ... Cup 'N Saucer Cafe (507) 764-6721,
...The Ranch Restaurant (507) 235-3044, ... St. James Hickory Inn (507) 375-3227, and
The Hi Lo Supper Club (507) 662-5992.
Recommended Local Best Kept Secrets:
Historic Iowa Lake Okoboji and Spirit Lake.
Located at 668 140th Street, Sherburn, Minnesota. We are located between Fairmont and Jackson, Minnesota
on Interstate I-90. Take Exit 87 on I-90. 2 north of I-90 on Hwy 4, 1/4 mile west on County Road 132. Click on "Map" in the menu to see the map.