Winona, MN 

Alexander Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn

274 East Broadway St
Winona, MN 55987 US

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Rates: $109 to $209
Total Rooms: 5
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (21 reviews)


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.Location: City/Urban and Mississippi River Road.

Room Detail

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

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

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.

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

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



Rooms & Rates

Rates: $109 to $209
Payment types accepted include Master Card, Discover and Visa.
Rooms: This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 2 suites.
The types of beds available include Queen and King.


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.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments and Wine.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments and Vegetarian Breakfast.
Amenities In Room: Bath Amenities, Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, CD Player, Ceiling Fans, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Reading Lamps, Stereo, Turn-Down Service and Wireless Internet Access.
Amenities On Site: Bicycles, Computers, Copy Machine, DVD, Fax, Fireplace, Gift Shop, Library, Parlor Games, Phone and Television.
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 and Wireless Internet Access.


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are November-March, Sunday-Thursday. Valid on rooms $179 and over only.


Events Hosted: Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways.
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 and Water Sports.