St Cloud Minnesota is also known as "Granite City" because of its prominence in stone finishing made possible because of the many area stone quarries. St Cloud is one of the first three settlements in Minnesota bordering the famous Mississippi River. Historical tours of St Cloud are popular and can be done by foot or by trolley. Tours include visits to the refurbished 1921 paramount Theater, Clemens Gardens and the Munsinger and Stearns History Museum. St Cloud Minnesota is a quaint city and a nice stop for enjoying a slower pace between larger cities.
When choosing accommodations, bed
and breakfasts are great alternatives to St Cloud
hotels and there are many excellent ones to choose from.
The Heritage House B & B is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places and furnished exceptionally with period
antiques reviving its historical status. The well-preserved
antiques signify the ambience of an affluent past. The
1904 Queen Ann Victorian-style accommodation boasts a
front parlor, well-stocked library, drawing room and beautiful
turret-style tower room. Heritage House is a great
place to relax and unwind between sightseeing. Historic
tours and tea events are held for groups up to twenty
at this St Cloud hotels location. Private baths, queen
beds, TV's, DVD players and wireless internet compliment
your stay at this revered lodging site in St Cloud Minnesota.
Grand stay Suites is also a great choice for lodging in St Cloud Minnesota at it's near many attractions. Located in the heart of downtown, the Grand stay is also close to a number of restaurants, St Cloud University, the Crossroads Shopping Center and the exquisite Munsinger Clemens Gardens offering many things to do and see. The list of hotel amenities is staggering and includes an airline desk for assistance with flights to Minnesota and home, child services and a car rental desk. There is also a courtesy car offered for easy transportation arrangements.
This hotel in St Cloud also has a fitness center, barber, indoor pool, outdoor sport court, grilling area and lovely surrounding gardens. Complimentary high speed internet makes staying in touch with friends and family easy. Room amenities include air conditioning, continental breakfast, coffee maker, a kitchenette, a safe deposit box and more all contained in spacious suites.
For a more unique experience with hotels in St Cloud MN the Historic Rand House is a true gem and a great choice. Sitting on the outskirts of St Cloud Minnesota, the short drive to the city center is definitely worth it. One of the last surviving country homes in St Cloud MN, the estate was built before the turn-of-the-century and eventually renovated into a hotel accommodation. Rand House once belonged to a prominent Minneapolis family who enjoyed the retreat from hectic city life just as guests do now. This is a prime area for antique shopping and also for golfing in Minnesota with more then ten courses to choose from. The large, screened in porch is excellent for tea or coffee after breakfast is served in the Solarium.
With rooms bearing names like the Vine Room and the Turret Room, guests will feel as if they're in their own private fairytale. Comfortable queen beds, spacious private baths, air conditioning, complimentary breakfast and a tranquil atmosphere all make lodging in St Cloud Minnesota a delight. Imported fireplaces, oriental rugs, period furnishings, fountain gardens and stone fences flatter the luxurious amenities.
For great shopping make a trip downtown to Midtown Square, Centennial Shopping Center or the Marketplace. Dining is excellent and a variety of options allow for fine to casual dining. St Cloud hotels do come in a variety of choices but better known hotels chains are most dominate. The best lodging and atmosphere comes with a stay in one of the old estates or charming bed and breakfasts. Slow down your pace, breathe in fresh air and prepare to experience one of the most ambrosial areas in Minnesota.