Minnesota September 26, 2017
The Barn-Themed Resort In Rural Minnesota That Is Perfect For A Fall Getaway
Fall is the time of year that is perfect for getting cozy and settling in for the coming winter. But there is still plenty to see and do in early fall, especially in Minnesota. Throughout the entire state, cities and towns are buzzing with harvest festivals and pumpkin patches. That’s especially true for southern Minnesota, where the rolling, tree-lined hills make an incredible backdrop for autumn activities.
If you’re up for more than a
fall day trip, you’ll want to check out Old Barn Resort in Preston, Minnesota. This historic spot is swimming in natural beauty, and it offers plenty of entertainment to keep you busy.
Old Barn Resort is tucked away among the hills of southeastern Minnesota's Root River Valley. The Root River winds its way eastward nearby, and the famous Root River Trail is within easy walking distance.
The resort gets its name from a hundred-year-old barn that still stands - restored - on the property. It dates back to the 1800s, when this land was part of a farm.
Today, the resort is a popular place for guests who want to get away from it all while still having comfortable - and beautiful - accommodations.
Camping is a popular option at Old Barn Resort. Guests can choose from RV or rustic tent sites. Camping is a lovely, cost-effective way to enjoy the resort's natural beauty.
For those who crave a more comfortable experience, Old Barn Resort has a hostel that can accommodate many guests. Each of the five rooms, including two bunk rooms that can house up to 16 people, is located in the historic barn.
As for amenities at Old Barn Resort, there are many. Golfers will love Rivers Bend Golf Course, an 18-hole course on the property that has been named best of southern Minneosta.
There is also an indoor three-season pool that is free to use by resort guests. It is usually open May through October.
Aside from golfing or biking the Root River Trail -
or tubing the river in the summer - there are many fun outdoor activities available.
Kids will love the playground, complete with slides and swings.
Guests should make a point to visit the amazing restaurant on site, too.
Located in a 130-year-old historic barn, the setting is unlike anything else you will find in Minnesota.
The atmosphere of the restaurant is rustic, cozy, and beautiful.
The food, along with the atmosphere, is amazing. The menu is full of fun appetizers, fresh salads, and hearty dinners. There are often nights, such as pasta night, where guests are in for a special, off-menu treat.
Sticking to the menu is a good idea, too. In addition to favorites like ribs or parmesan chicken, guests can choose from a host of unique, mouthwatering burgers.
All in all, Old Barn Resort is a gorgeous place to visit this fall. You'll find it at 24461 Heron Road in Preston, Minnesota. Find more about booking a stay
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