Historic Hutchinson House B&B
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|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||5400 square feet|
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|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, River, Town|
Description from the owner
Treat yourself to a restful stay at the Historic Hutchinson House Bed and Breakfast, located just 3 blocks from picturesque, historic downtown Faribault, Minnesota. This Queen Anne Victorian home is worth a stay just for the historic beauty of the house itself. The architectural detail is a prime example of artistry and quality craftsmanship that is truly awe-inspiring. The common areas of the house make an excellent venue for a wide variety of special events including small weddings, bridal showers, family get-togethers, birthday or anniversary celebrations and small dinner parties. The house features 5 elegantly-appointed guest suites,...Read more
Historic Hutchinson House B&B
Additional Location Information
Located just 45 minutes south of the Minneapolis/St.Paul area, Faribault is regarded as one of the most historic communities in Minnesota, with settlement and commercial activity predating Minnesota’s establishment as a U.S. Territory. The city's namesake, Alexander Faribault, was the son of Jean-Baptiste Faribault, a French-Canadian fur trader and Elizabeth Pelagie Kinzie Haines, a woman of the Dakotah tribe. He is credited with fueling most of the early settlement activity in the area beginning in 1826, when he established a fur trading post on the banks of the Cannon River. By 1834, the trading post had grown in popularity and was relocated to the Straight River, one mile (1.6 km) upstream of its junction with the Cannon River, the site of modern-day Faribault. The aptly named Alexander Faribault House was built in 1853 by Alexander Faribault at a cost of $4,000. The house is considered the oldest framed structure in the area, and still stands in its original location near the southeastern edge of Faribault's historic downtown district.
The main street, Central Avenue, is seeing a renaissance of re-development with most of the historic commercial block listed on the national register of historic places. Many buildings are being restored to their original appearance. Among them is the Paradise Center for the Arts, a multipurpose art center which is the result of a merger between the Faribault Art Center and the Faribault Area Community Theatre.
Herbert Sellner, a woodworker and maker of water slides, invented the Tilt-A-Whirl in 1926, at his Faribault, Minnesota, home. Over the next year, the first 14 Tilt-A-Whirls were built in Sellner's basement and yard. In 1927, Sellner Manufacturing opened its factory in Faribault, and the ride debuted that year at the Minnesota State Fair. Other noted Faribault originals include Faribault Woolen Mills (1865); State Academies for the Blind and Deaf, Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior and Historic Mural Displays depicting Faribault's rich history.
On the bluffs overlooking the Straight River east of downtown of Faribault is Shattuck-Saint Mary's School, a private college prep school for boys and girls grades 6-12. Shattuck was originally an Episcopal school with military training. One enters Shattuck by driving through the stone arch which frames the stone buildings comprising the original campus; this image has been used in many movies when the director wishes to represent an elite, ivy league type school.
The most notable Shattuck attendee was most likely Marlon Brando. In his autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me, he spoke glowingly of his classmates but was critical of the school administration. After being expelled prior to graduation for removing the clapper from the main bell* (never proven), he received a letter from all his classmates in which they sent him their collective regards. The letter was one of only a few possessions which he appeared to appreciate throughout his life and it was framed and prominently displayed at one of his homes.
Location Type Away from it all, River, Town
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|Rate Summary||$895||$895||$1,520||$7,000||1 night|
|All Dates||$895||$895||$1,520||$7,000||1 night|
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AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 11, 2012 ◀▶