Last week I spent two days on the road working for The Lutheran Home Association, a client for whom I’ve been writing and shooting photography. And since May is historic preservation month, if I had to stay overnight somewhere, I wanted it to be something old and unique. Nicolin Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Jordan, MN was just what I was looking for!
Innkeepers Kevin & Terri Knox have been operating Nicolin Mansion since 2003. They’ve done a beautiful job renovating this grand 125-year-old house and have it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They’re also accommodating hosts. I was unable to arrive until evening, and they graciously welcomed me to their home and my room.
It rained all evening. I couldn’t resist leaving one of the windows open and hearing the gentle sound of water throughout the night. Turns out, the rain had stopped and what I was actually hearing was a fountain trickling in the courtyard garden below. Very soothing. And very, very cozy.
Isn’t this a pretty bathroom? And yes, it was private (I’m a bit funny that way—I don’t jive on sharing a bathroom with another room. Uh, can you think of anyone who does?).
Wow, a 3-course breakfast by candlelight—I felt like a queen! I was disappointed I didn’t have time to linger. I also wished I’d brought a tripod for taking better pictures. The deep rich tones of this lovely home need a steadier hand than I had that day. Looks like I’m just going to have to come back another time!
Thanks, Kevin and Terri, for a lovely stay!