~ Frequently Asked Questions ~

Q: What time is check-in and check-out?

A:  For a Weekend Retreat, guests will be able to check in as early as 9:00am Friday Morning and will check out by Sunday evening at 6:00pm.  Check in is by appointment only. 

For weekday rentals, check in and check out is made by arrangement.


Q: What accommodations are provided?

A: We have three bedrooms on the upper floor. Two rooms have queen bed and a twin bed.  One room has three twin beds.   There is a full bath on the upper floor. All linens are provided.  Additionally, we will work with you to configure the home to meet your needs before you arrive.  We have complete packages for quilting/scrapbooking retreats, parties, or a more traditional home settings.  These configurations are included in the rates below.


Q: What about food?

A: You will be responsible for your own food during your stay. Our kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare your meals. We will also provide recommendations for local restaurants and grocery stores.


Q: What if I don’t have a group of nine for overnight stay?

A: Rates are per person, per night with a minimum for your group.  The best deals are with a full house rate, though!


Q: Do we have to clean when we leave?

A:  We ask that upon check-out you strip the linens off your bed, gather the garbage into one spot and run the dishwasher.


Q: What type of workspace is provided for quilting and scrapbooking?

A: We have provided every convenience for new and seasoned quilters.  Our stations include: individual natural lighting crafting lamps, Lifetime 2 table folding system with an ergonomic office chair for each guest, individual irons, individual cutting/ironing board, group cutting table, group design wall, and 3 large ironing boards. 


Q: What do you provide for meetings and gatherings?

A: We have 6 six-foot rectangular tables, 12 four-foot round tables and two sets of chairs – one set of 30 padded chairs, and another set of 50 hard-seat, stackable chairs. There is a sofa, chair, and dining room table for informal gatherings. The house has a private hi-speed wireless internet connection. Catering can be provided upon request for an additional charge.


Q: What do you provide as a guest house?

A: In addition to the sleeping quarters, the house will be configured as a traditional home. We have a full kitchen with utensils and dinnerware. There is a large dining room table that seats 8-10 people.  The living room as a 42” widescreen TV, couch and lounge chairs.  An additional round table that seats 8 will sit in the first floor turret.  Kids toys can be brought out upon request.


Q:  What makes this house so special?  Why should I choose the Heritage House?

Step inside this house and take a step back in time to turn of the century executive home.  The amazing detail and extensive original woodwork is intact, the house layout is exactly the same as it was when built in 1901, and the incredible stained-glass window provides a signature detail.  If you're staying overnight, the rooms are impeccably decorated and comfortable.  If you're quilting or scrapbooking - everything you need is provided.  If you're holding a meeting or gathering -  the setting, tables, chairs, internet, etc. are all ready for you to arrive.  And Laurie is ready to answer any question!

It is also important for you to know that we are the only licensed guest house in Olmsted County and are very proud that we have exceeded expectations on every annual review.  You can be assured that we will provide a professional level of comfort, quality, safety and service during your stay.


Q: How do I make a reservation?

A: contact Laurie Wildeman at (507) 533-8555 or send us an email at


Q: What is the payment/cancellation policy?

A: A 50% percent deposit is required at the time the reservation is made.  The remainder is due 5 days before arrival. The reservation can be cancelled up to 4 weeks in advance for a full refund.


Q: What else do I need to know?

A: The Stewartville Heritage House is smoke and pet free

The house is air-conditioned

A waiver of liability must be signed before staying at the Stewartville Heritage House