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WELCOME TO THE

Carriage House 
Bed & Breakfast

WINONA,MN

Victorian Charm 

Welcome to the Carriage House, Minnesota's oldest single-owner Bed & Breakfast, established in 1986. Built in 1870, we are located in the center of historic Winona, Minnesota, nestled between the majestic bluffs and the mighty Mississippi River. Our guests have the most convenient access to many parks like Whitewater State Park, Perrot State Park, and Frontenac State park. The Carriage House is only two hours away from Minneapolis with many fun places to visit there like the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Science Museum of Minnesota. 

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Our History


Born in 1836 in Hesse-Cassel, Kingdom of Prussia, Conrad Bohn immigrated to the United States in 1851, living first in the cities of New York and Chicago before settling in Winona and establishing himself as a carpenter and builder. These trades blossomed into a planing and contracting business in 1866 when he built his first mill which prepared sash and trim work on the corner of Main and Sanborn streets ushering Mr. Bohn into the role of one of Winona's thriving lumber barons. He later moved his business to the corner of Front and Laird Streets establishing a first-class operation employing 125 men.

In 1870, Conrad Bohn built his elegant Winona home for his second wife, Anna, and their growing family with proof of his fine sash work evident in several rooms of this executive home. Along with a grand three-story Carriage House large enough to accommodate six carriages, several horses, a second floor hay loft, and rooms for stable boys, the old Carriage House stands today as a pleasant reminder of a bygone era.

During his 24 years in the contracting business, Mr. Bohn built several prominent structures, the most memorable being the main building of the State Normal School directly across the street from his home. This site, now known as Winona State University, has supported the career of Economics Professor Donald Salyards who, most fittingly, is also the owner of Bohn's magnificent home.

In 1986, the grand carriage house, Winona's largest remaining Victorian structure of its kind, was renovated into a guest house to accommodate four charming guest rooms with baths en suite. Former stable boy rooms and the old hay loft now boast jacuzzi tubs and gas fireplaces, a section of the old stable transformed into a light and airy four season porch. Both the main house and guest house are recognized by the Winona County Heritage Preservation Commission.
 
We know entrepreneur Conrad Bohn would, indeed, smile with delight at these unique innovations. And so will you.
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Breakfast

Good morning and welcome to our new Artisan Breakfast, breakfast crafted to reflect the joy and delights of each of the four seasons. 
This place is the best B&B we have ever been to. The food is like eating at one of the top restaurants in any major city. Our hostess Tara made us feel like one of the family! It's like staying at your favorite relatives getaway only better!
Ray C
We stayed here for our 21st wedding anniversary and had a great time. Beautiful place, great location, easy to bike or walk to places. The room was super nice and up to date. It was fun to meet some of the family that owned the B & B. Super nice family and very helpful and welcoming
rluisguerrero
Beautiful house, wonderful food, and super cozy room! The owners are very friendly and helpful. We live in Rochester and just wanted to get away for the night and will definitely come back just to stay there!
Jessi B
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