Hoarfrost Highway

A Saturday afternoon, interrupted I thought, turns into an unexpected unforgettable moment. A drive from Jordan to Maple Lake. Actually 90 moments there. And 90 back. Same estimated time freeway or back way…so back way it is. And leaving Jordan we have no idea what we are in store for. So a couple stops, and…

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Cheers to Life in 2011!

Our family’s favorite toast: Cheers to Life! Inspired by a friend who takes a photo of her feet standing at a special place or event, we began to commemorate some special places and events with a toast. So here’s to 2011 ~ here’s to life! Thank you to all our guests for making 2011 our best…

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Holiday Open House

Food, Friends and Family! The best way to celebrate the holiday season. Together! Nicolin Mansion hosts several parties throughout the year for our guest’s events. This afternoon, Kevin and I hosted our own holiday party for our friends and family. Give us a call if you’d like to have a holiday memory created for your…

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Halloween at the Mansion

Happy Halloween from Nicolin Mansion

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Breeggemann Bath Remodel (And On Time!)

I like to set goals for renovation projects, now that we’re open, specifically on dates for upcoming events. So when we booked a recent courtyard wedding (watch for a future post), I set the goal, well actually Kevin’s goal, to have the only yet untouched room in the mansion completed for that wedding. So when…

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We’re on Twitter!

Hope you’ll join us on Twitter!

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Remembering Bobbi

I was devastated when I learned a fire consumed The Bohemian Bed and Breakfast, and took the life of my friend and mentor, Bobbi McCrea, her precious girls Abby and Savannah, and 3 of her guests. The tragedy is overwhelming and beyond comprehension. It has left New Ulm devastated and grieving – it has left multitudes…

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Soapmaking to Innkeeping

We fell in love with Bed and Breakfasts while honeymooning on Mackinac Island. We fell in love with our mansion while antiquing in Jordan. But it was soap that led us to this chapter in our life at this time in our life. So I’m doing my day gig as a software engineer, but looking…

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Innkeepers Travelogue: Excelsior

We always get asked: “What got us into innkeeping?” Well, it was falling in love with Bed & Breakfasts as we celebrated our wedding and subsequent anniversaries. This year innkeeper Catherine Dwyer of the Bird House Inn in Excelsior invited us to spend our anniversary. What a fabulous retreat!

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Welcome to Our New Blog!

We hope you enjoy this new blog site soon to be full of the musings of an innkeeper!

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