Welcome to The River Nest Bed & Breakfast website. Our B&B is located on the main channel of the Mississippi River, just 1 mile upriver from Wabasha, Minnesota, in beautiful Reads Landing. We are Carol & Bill Dunn, your hosts, and we built this extraordinary place in 2005 as our home and your getaway. Both guest suites afford stunning views of the river and exceptional privacy. For a scenic vacation, relaxation, or a romantic weekend, The River Nest offers the accommodations to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Enjoy the private deck, or relax in the jaccuzi while you watch eagles flying over the river. Each suite has a fireplace, Jacuzzi, and sitting area overlooking the river as well as a private deck or patio. Both have a queen bed, full bath with walk-in shower, refrigerator, cable TV, DVD, free wifi, and separate zone heating and cooling controls (We’re “green” with Geo-Thermal heating and cooling.) The Terrace Suite is wheelchair-friendly.
We deliver homemade treats and coffee to your suite an hour before a FULL breakfast in the main dining room, complete with dessert–just like Grandma Tillie served! Home-grown berries, apples, and vegetables are featured in our breakfasts. You won’t leave hungry!!!
This area of Southeast Minnesota appeals to all interests from shopping to sightseeing, outdoor sports to theater and museums, wineries to fine dining, or just plain relaxing with a good book, the Mississippi Valley has it all. Winter or summer, the area offers the best in Minnesota and Wisconsin vacations.
Located at the south end of Lake Pepin, we are 1.5 miles from downtown Wabasha and the National Eagle Center; 8 miles from Kellogg (LARK Toys); 10 miles from Lake City; 13 miles from Alma, WI; 15 miles from Pepin, WI (Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home); 20 miles from Plainview (John Hassler Theater); 30 miles from either Red Wing or Winona; 50 miles from Rochester (Mayo Clinic), and 80 miles from MSP airport. The entire drive around Lake Pepin is 86 miles, an afternoon’s entertainment with fantastic scenery and many quaint businesses. Carol Dunn
Welcome to Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast and Adventure, LLC, located in downtown Wabasha just a block from the Mississippi River and four blocks from the acclaimed National Eagle Center (NEC). Recipients of TripAdvisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence for receiving 5 out of 5 Star rating thanks to our past guests.
Our home was built in 1902, however the modern amenities and offerings are similar to a 5 Star hotel, including our 5 course breakfast made with the freshest local, organic, non-GMO, ingredients we grow or can buy. We take into consideration your dietary restrictions, make delicious breakfast treats from scratch and offer a complimentary beer or wine to enjoy on our beautiful wrap around front porch. We also offer non-alcoholic refreshments. COMING SOON in FALL 2016, Turning Waters Back Alley Brewing Co, where we will be brewing our own craftbeer on premise. When you arrive, our home is your home. Enjoy the common areas of our home, watch a movie, play a game of cards, put a puzzle together, read in our library sitting room, or enjoy the front porch or garden area outside.
Turning Waters Bed & Breakfast is surrounded by numerous State Parks within 20-30-minute drive for hiking, biking, fishing, bird watching and enjoying the great outdoors. Do you like to golf? The Bluffs at Coffee Mill are 5 miles away and/or courses within 20 minutes in either direction. For our winter fans, we have Coffee Mill Ski Hill too. Kayak tours and rentals are offered locally. Bike rentals available in limited quantity. Wine and craftbeer tours in the area and foodie tours too on our Wino Wagon Hop Bus!
Are you planning a destination wedding of 50 people or less? We will make your special day one to remember. Wabasha is surrounded by wedding venues so reserve your stay in our home and leave the stress behind. Our mini tour bus is available for a nominal fee to get our guests to and from the wedding safely. We can also help host your elopement. Call for details
WHAT WE OFFER:
*Brewery Brew Pub on Premise
*Private Bathrooms for each room
*Five Course Breakfast
*Complimentary Drink Token(s)
*Cable TV, DVD’s
*Free Street Parking
*Fitness Center Near By
*Walking distance to NEC, shops and restaurants
*Military Discount with ID
*Marina Nearby, Complimentary pickup
*Blocks from the Mississippi River
*Massage Available on Premise
Brenda K Pearson, Owner/Innkeeper