PO Box 422   •   109 Houston Street NW   •   Preston, MN 55965
(507) 765-2181   •   innkeepers@jailhouseinn.com
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Fan Room

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Fan Room

FAN ROOM

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Former sheriff’s quarters bedroom is now a comfortable guest room with a queen-size four poster bed. Natural morning sun warms the two wing back chair seating area in this room. The bathroom boasts a step-in tile shower.

Sheriff H. C. Gullickson (circa 1869-1872)*

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Rose Room

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Rose Room

ROSE ROOM

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Formerly the room used by the Sheriff’s family. Today the queen-size walnut accented bedroom set and two wing back chair seating provide a pleasant setting with a yard view. A single whirlpool tub bath and shower provide a relaxing room to enjoy “time in jail.”

Sheriff Ole Allen (circa 1879-1880)*

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Sun Room

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Sun Room

SUN ROOM

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A sunny morning exposure to this former Sheriff’s living quarters room provides a bright and refreshing stay. The “cottage style” furniture set (adapted to queen size bed) dating to 1842 lends a nostalgic element to the room. The Sun room bathroom has a step-in tile shower. The upholstered settee makes into a twin bed giving the room the flexibility of adding a third person.

Sheriff Samuel A. Langum (circa 1919-1927)*

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Detention Room

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Detention Room
DETENTION ROOM

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Being detained in this room gives direct access to the upstairs sun porch with rocking chairs and market umbrellas in order to contemplate incarceration as a true detainee. The single whirlpool tub bath with shower compliments the spacious room with a queen bed, wing back chair and upholstered settee seating area. The settee may be made into a twin bed to provide for one additional detainee.

Sheriff E. D. Blexrud (circa 1896-1919)*

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Amish Room

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Amish Room

AMISH ROOM

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The Amish guest room is situated where a former jail cell block once stood. Today the Amish room opens onto the upstairs sun porch where old fashioned rocking chairs and market umbrellas await. Bathing in the Amish room’s “copper bathtub” is a great way to slow down, relax and rejuvenate. Seating in the Amish room is a wing back chair, chamber chair and games table with side chairs.

Sheriff B. C. Christenson (circa 1919-1927)*

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Drunk Tank

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Drunk Tank
DRUNK TANK

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Formerly the “drunk tank,” this guest room treats present day guests to a king-size bed, sofa seating and two wing back chairs providing a spacious setting to relax and “dry out.” The bathroom has the original sheriff’s bedroom elongated claw foot tub with shower-wand faucet. The room features a private entrance through the downstairs covered porch with rocking chairs enhancing “mosquito free” evenings.

Sheriff Victor Wubbels (circa 1941-1947)*

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Master Bedroom

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Master Bedroom
MASTER BEDROOM

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As the former “sheriff’s bedroom,” this spacious guest room features a boudoir wood burning fireplace niche housing two wing back chairs. An eight foot high queen-size bed with a walnut head board and “fill from the side” 1,000 lb. china tub sets a tone of nostalgia and relaxation in the “master bedroom.”

Sheriff H. C. Gullickson (circa 1869-1872)*

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Oriental Room

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Oriental Bedroom
ORIENTAL BEDROOM

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A tailored oriental motif with eastlake furnishings (adapted to queen size bed) and two wing back chairs adjacent to a marble fireplace sets this room in the victorian era. The guest bathroom features a claw foot bathtub with shower-wand faucet. Three windows overlook onto the courtyard with tables and market umbrellas.

Sheriff Henry Nupson (circa 1886-1895)*

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Processing Room

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Processing Room
PROCESSING ROOM

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A tailored Victorian motif with eastlake furnishings and two wing back chairs by the fireplace creates a cozy feeling in this room. The guest bathroom features a claw foot bathtub with shower-wand faucet. This guest room enjoys private entrance through the courtyard with tables and market umbrellas making your room access convenient and enjoyable.

Sheriff Neil S. Haugerud (circa 1959-1967)*

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Cell Block

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Cell Block

CELL BLOCK

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The real thing…”sleeping behind bars” in our circa 1906 four jail-cell “cell block” suite. Sleeping for two, three, four or five friendly inmates in two queen-size beds and one twin bed in semi private jail cells provide a real sense of incarceration. Two wing back chairs and a color television with jail related videos help set the tone for a “slumbering in the slammer” experience. A bathroom with some original equipment and additional amenities such as a two-person whirlpool and step-thru shower keep you from wanting to “escape.”

Sheriff Donald C. Cook (circa 1947-1959)*

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Court Room

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Court Room

COURT ROOM

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The original court room and former sheriff’s office have been transformed into a spacious ground level suite with “king-size” sleigh bed accommodations and private entrance from a brick courtyard with tables and market umbrellas. The court room bath features a two person whirlpool and shower making your time in court before sentencing comfortable and enjoyable.

Sheriff Carl Fann (circa 1967-1978)*

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Bridal Suite

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Bridal Suite

BRIDAL SUITE

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Part of the former upstairs jail area has been transformed into a spacious, private suite with a king-size bed and in-room two person whirlpool in view of the wood burning fireplace. The Bridal Suite step thru shower makes your special time together comfortable and enjoyable. Chaise lounge seating and two wing back chairs adds to the spaciousness of the suite.

Sheriff Knute Inglebret (circa 1927-1941)*

 

*The Jailhouse Historic Inn is a twelve guest room country inn where guest room names commemorate the service of one of the twelve (12) Sheriff’s serving Fillmore county as sheriff during the period of time when the building housed the jail, the sheriff’s living quarters, sheriff’s office and courtroom.

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Guest Room Amenities

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

GUEST ROOM AMENITIES

  • BATHROOM HEAT LAMPS
  • HAIR DRYERS
  • CEILING FANS
  • EMERGENCY LIGHTING
  • FIRE SPRINKLERED ROOMS
  • CABLE READY (color/dvd/vhs/televisions by request)
  • COMPLIMENTARY APPERTIF
  • JAILHOUSE INN GLYCERINE SOAP
  • JAILHOUSE INN BATH GEL, HAND & BODY LOTION, SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
  • WIRELESS INTERNET AVAILABLE

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Valentine

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

VALENTINE’S SWEETHEART DINNER

Saturday Evening, February 12th, 2011
7:00pm

For Inn Guests Only

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California Avocado

(fresh shrimp w/fresh avocado & deviled egg)

or

Crab Cakes

(Served on a bed of gourmet greens and topped with a Remoulade Sauce)

Gourmet Greens with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

(Topped with walnuts and parmesan cheese)

Beef Filet with a Mushroom Madiera Sauce

or

Salmon Filet with a Dill Sauce

(Entrees served with wild rice and seasonal vegetables)

Dessert

Crème Brulee or Tiramisu

Bottled beer and wine (by the glass or bottle) are available

$49.95 per couple (plus tax & gratuity)

Reservations are a must as space may be limited
Please call (507) 765-2181 or
email us at innkeepers@jailhouseinn.com
to make a reservation

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Things

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Things To Do

Activities Surrounding the JailHouse Inn in Southern Minnesota

Historic Bluff Country and Preston have much to offer for your enjoyment and relaxation, including:

Biking

  • Root River State Trail and Trout Run Trail provide for biking, hiking,
    cross country skiing and rollerblading – we have no mosquitos here!
  • Forestville State Park and historic site includes Meighen Store, hiking,
    cross country skiing and trout fishing
  • Niagara and Mystery Cave tours
  • Fillmore County Historical Museum located in nearby Fountain
  • Canoeing and tubing on the mighty Root River south branch
  • Local theatres; movies and summer plays
  • Preston’s Trout Day in May
  • Minnesota State Fish Hatchery located between Preston and Lanesboro
  • Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest and Forest Resource Center
  • City of Preston tennis courts swimming pool and golf course
  • Dining can be found in Preston at the Branding Iron and local cafes and in
    neighboring communities such as Lanesboro and Spring Valley
  • Horseback riding, horse drawn wagon rides and in snowy month, sleigh rides
  • Antique, Amish, craft & gift shops
  • A large Amish community, which offers tours

Amish Horses

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Special

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Special Dinners

Valentine's Day
Cinco de Mayo
Labor Day
New Year's Eve
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Sent

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Contact Innkeepers

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Newyear

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

JOIN US FOR OUR
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
DECEMBER 31st, 2011

7:00pm Hors d’oeuvres

8:00pm Dinner

For Inn Guests Only

Tomato Bisque Soup

Gourmet Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette
or
Classic Caesar’s Salad

New York Strip Steak with Portobella Mushrooms

(Served with Green Beans in a Balsamic Shallot Sauce
and Twice Baked Potato)

or

Stuffed Salmon Wellington with a Bernaise Sauce

(Served with Green Beans in a Balsamic Shallot Sauce
and Brown Rice with Lentils)

or

Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin with a Plum Sauce

(Served with Green Beans in a Balsamic Shallot Sauce
and Twice Baked Potato)

Chocolate Decadence with a Raspberry Coulis

or

Grand Marnier Crème Brulee

or

Bread Pudding with a Bourban Sauce

 

$69.95 per couple (plus tax & gratuity)
We honor Visa, MasterCard, American Express,
Discover and Personal Check

Following dinner enjoy a complimentary
commemorative bottle of champagne
and party favors to ring in the New Year

Reservations are a must as space may be limited
Please call (507) 765-2181 or
email us at innkeepers@jailhouseinn.com
to make a reservation

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Map

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Map.....To Jail

Break Out Of The JailHouse Inn…

or use your "time off for good behavior" and explore Southeastern Minnesota

Most Roads Lead To The JailHouse Inn

The JailHouse Inn is a comfortable 2 hour and 15 minute drive south from the Twin Cities on US Highway 52

5 hours from Chicago on Interstate 90 and US Hwy 52 South

3-1/2 hours from Des Moines on Interstate 35 and Minnesota 16 (a National Scenic Byway)

 

 

 

 

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Labor

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Labor Day

Labor Day

For Inn Guests Only

French Onion Soup

Gourmet Greens with Honey Vinaigrette
Classic Caesar

Baked Sherried Breast of Chicken

Topped with sherried mushrooms and mozzarella cheese,
Minnesota rice and seasonal fresh vegetables

Grilled Salmon with Rosemary

Served with Minnesota rice and seasonal fresh vegetables

New York Strip Sirloin

Choice strip sirloin topped with fresh mushrooms & a marsala wine sauce,
Served with garlic russet potatoes and seasonal fresh vegetables

Dessert

Crème Brulee or Chocolate Decadence

Bottled beer and wine (by the glass or bottle) are available

$22.95 per person (plus tax & gratuity)
We honor Visa, MasterCard, American Express,
Discover and Personal Check

Reservations are a must as space may be limited
Please call (507) 765-2181 or
email us at innkeepers@jailhouseinn.com
to make a reservation

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