Standing on the shore of Green Lake in Spicer, Minnesota, Spicer Castle Inn and Restaurant stands as a testament to the passage of time. On five wooded acres with 500 feet of shoreline, the 1893 home is a local landmark. The inn was named a national historic place, and is still furnished with the original decor and artwork. What’s more, it is still owned by the original family.
“My great-grandfather, John Spicer, built this home for his large family to enjoy their summers at beautiful Green Lake,” Mary Swanson said. “I can only imagine the fun they had while fishing, swimming, painting portraits, arranging flowers from the gardens and making jam from the wild berries.”
Now, Spicer Castle Inn invites you to become part of that history as they celebrate 25 years of service as an inn. With eight rooms in the original house, four more in the carriage house, and six more in cottages on the grounds, the inn has a wide variety of lodging options that allow you to surround yourself with turn-of-the-century charm.
Spicer Castle Inn offers you much more than just a beautiful historic property, however. Their lakeside location and mooring lagoon are your gateway to a wealth of activities. Explore walking and bike trails or trade stories around a fire in the on-site fire pit. Enjoy candlelit lakeside dining during the evening, or take a dinner cruise out on Green Lake on the Spicer Castle Belle. If you’d prefer to explore the area, take a winery tour, visit a bison ranch, or sample the fare at Mr. B's Swiss & Belgium Chocolate shop.
The real highlights of the inn’s activities are their Murder Mystery Dinners. Murder Mystery Dinners are held every Friday and Saturday night and feature a five-course meal alongside an intriguing case to catch a murderer. With storylines in settings ranging from a 1930s English mansion to a 1920s speakeasy in Chicago to a Scottish castle, these dinners are an unforgettable event.
Spring specials at Spicer Castle make it even easier to visit. Guests who make their reservations before May 18, 2013 will save 55% on mid-week stays and 25% on Friday and Saturday stays.
“When I was a young girl I spent summers at Spicer Castle and dreamed of the day that I would be welcoming guests to this historic property,” Swanson said. “Now an Inn and Restaurant, we are celebrating 25 years of welcoming guests to this piece of history where you can experience the magic of this historic gem and watch the magnificent sunsets over Green Lake.”
Whether you have been to the Spicer Castle Inn before or it’s your first visit, this spring is the perfect time to discover this exciting historic property.