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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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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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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Dining Experience: Perrons Sul Lago

Our guests tend to dine at restaurants in Jordan for their evening meals. And though some venture anywhere from Excelsior to downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul, the majority dining outside of Jordan do so within 10 miles in the surrounding communities of Shakopee, Chaska, Belle Plaine, New Prague, and Prior Lake. So Kevin and I…

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Local Dining: Suzette’s

Suzette’s is likely the most popular dining destination for our Nicolin Mansion guests. And it’s likely the most unexpected in our quaint town.

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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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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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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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Innkeeper’s Travelogue: New Ulm

We love New Ulm. We go there alot. Our B&B mentor is from New Ulm. So last Sunday, we took a trip to Kevin’s favorite local brewery, Schell’s. We missed the tour (bummer, so no beer samples for us), but explored the fabulous grounds and reveled in the peacock majesty! A picture perfect pose! After…

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