Andy Howe, Owner and Innkeeper

Our lifelong dream has been to own a bed and breakfast in a small, liberal arts college town.  For years, we would take annual vacations to Maine, stay at small inns, and dream of not returning to the “reality” of our jobs but instead buying a B and B in one of the quaint New England towns. As life played out, however, our careers in higher education led us to the “Land of 10,000 Lakes."  Over time, we grew to love the people, geography, beauty, and even the weather of Minnesota. We decided, then, to take our best experiences over the years from Maine and create Northfield Inn.

With sophisticated style, modern conveniences, and New England charm, we believe we created the premier place to stay in the idyllic and classic liberal arts college town of Northfield, Minnesota.  Our turn of the century Inn has been fully renovated to include four luxury suites, a cozy living room, and a warm dining room. French doors in the living room and dinning room open to a large wrap around screened porch with oversized wicker chairs that allow our guests to relax with friends and family with a cup of coffee or glass a wine. Our amenities include a farm to table breakfast, flat screen TVs, wireless internet, central air, and a fully stocked butler’s pantry that is available 24 hours a day with coffee, tea, bottled water, and midnight snacks!  In addition, we host an afternoon happy hour, featuring some of our favorite wines from California, Oregon, Italy, and across the world. By the way, don’t be surprised if you hear Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, or Dave Brubeck playing during our happy hour.  

We are located in a historic neighborhood across the street from Carleton College’s beautiful campus and a short walk to Northfield's historic downtown with many shops and restaurants. Two blocks away from our Inn is a 900 acre arboretum that supplies our guests with endless hiking and cross county skiing trails. St Olaf College is a quick 5 minute drive. Twin Cities is less than an hour away by car, and we can arrange smooth transportation to/from MSP International Airport as well as the Mall of America (although we prefer and highly recommend our local merchants!).

Please check out our website. Give us a call at 651.246.4000 or shoot us an email at if you have any questions. 

We look forward to seeing you.

Andy and Mike, Owners