125th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended our 125th Anniversary Celebration! On Monday, October 29th, 1888, Frank Nicolin moved into his new mansion and invited friends and family inside for tours and musical entertainment. This is the original announcement from the Jordan Independent, published on November 2, 1888: So, Kevin and I decided to do the…

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Carriage Ride through Historic Downtown Jordan

Vis-a-vis Carriage Rides along the route of the “Walking Tour of Historic Sights” was one of the highlights during our 125th Anniversary Celebration, held October 26, 2013. Trish Denn from Denn Carriages in New Prague brought two of her exquisite Percherons to lead the 1.5 mile carriage tour. Click here for the full walking tour…

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ExploreJordanMn.com Site Launched

As I’ve been working on the upcoming redesign for our Nicolin Mansion website, one page I wanted to expand was our original Attractions page.   The information was helpful to our guests, but as more attractions came to Jordan I saw our single page getting overwhelming and hard to use. I began to envision a…

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Nicolins Return Artifacts to the Mansion

As a charter member of the Jordan Area Historical Society, I presented some of the great artifacts that have found their way back to the mansion from our guests. And as secretary, I get to write articles on each member’s presentation, which often get picked up by the local newspaper. Here is the article I…

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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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The Jordan Junker Just Might Have Your Jewel

Jordan attracts the antique seeker, and the antique dealer. Our latest addition is The Jordan Junker, and it certainly will not disappoint the antique enthusiast. The shop is open as an occasional sale store, open posted days during the month with a constantly changing inventory. During my visit in December, a focus on holiday decor…

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Crofut Winery Grape Stomp

While watching Jordan’s local Heimatfest Parade Saturday morning from Nicolin Mansion’s front porch, I turn to our innsitter, Cindy Nevins, and make an offer: you clean the room that’s checking in this afternoon while I finish my computer work and we’ll go on a Nicolin Mansion Fieldtrip to Crofut Winery for the annual Grape Stomp. Deal! So we…

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Carasim serves up Coffee and Collectibles

Carasim Coffee Shop is far more than just Coffee. While it’s true they do serve coffee, espresso, chai, fine teas, Italian sodas and real fruit smoothies, there is a lot more going on in Frank Nicolin’s former Opera House. Dining at the vintage bar or booths not only includes a great nostalgic atmosphere, there is…

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We’re on Twitter!

Hope you’ll join us on Twitter!

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Summer Celebration – Art, Bikes, Kites and Pork

A small town in summer packed with fun! That was this Saturday in Jordan, Minnesota. The summer celebration featured not one, not two, but four great events – the Jordan Art Festival, the Jordan Valley Bike Tour, Minnesota Kite Society Fly, and Jaycee’s Pork in the Park. Plus Sunday after second day of the art…

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