About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
7 bed, 5 bath, sleeps 14
We are a full-service historic bed and breakfast, but we have the entire building listed here at rates reflecting a self-service option that gives you exclusive use of the entire facility - inside and out! If your group is smaller or if we have one or more rooms already booked, we can negotiate a special rate for just a portion of the facility - with or without breakfast.
We are located in the heart of small town Excelsior, which is located on the south shore of Lake Minnetonka, just 20 miles from downtown Minneapolis and MSP international airport. In the short three-block walk to the lake, you will pass a dozen great restaurants, great shopping, antiques, a movie theater, a brew pub, a library and bookstore, ice cream, and more! Live theater, the University of Minnesota arboretum, Prince's Paisley Park Studio, more restaurants and shops are available nearby as well.
We have seven bedrooms each with their own HDTV/DVD, five bathrooms (two with jacuzzi tubs), four gas fireplaces, kitchen, dining room, living room and library. There is a quiet deck and BBQ in back, and a large open porch and patio overlooking historic and vibrant Water St in front. There is plenty of off-street parking, wi-fi, games, books, DVDs, full kitchen, etc.
For much more information about the inn and surrounding area, check us out on the internet - we can't include a URL here, but we're easy to find!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Dave Wahlstedt
Husband and father of two - we all live on-site in the upstairs apartment of the adjacent garage building. Full-time innkeeper and part-time gardener, handyman and community volunteer.
Dave Wahlstedt purchased this House in 2002
Why Dave Wahlstedt chose Excelsior
Because it's such a great old house and Excelsior is such a wonderful place to live - even if it's just for a few days!
What makes this House unique
Great front porch, historic charm and access to so many wonderful businesses make this a special place to live and to visit.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very comfortable for a large family.
We all absolutely loved staying at The Bird House in Excelsior! The rooms and beds were all very comfortable and Dave is the greatest host. We enjoyed riding the bikes and all the amenities in the kitchen and dining area. We hope to visit again!
And we hope to have you back! Glad the property worked out for your family gathering!
Great location- wonderful hosts!
We had 10 college friends that reunite every two years - now over 40 years. This was a perfect setting for us to gather, relax, and enjoy Excelsior. The porches and dining area were particularly inviting. Dave was incredibly flexible and accommodating
Perfect for Gal Gathering
Eleven of us celebrated our birthdays from Tuesday to Friday. We graduated from high school in 1958; five were from out-of-state, others from areas in the Twin Cities, southern MN and central MN. We had the whole house to ourselves and used it all. The kitchen space is a little tight but the refrigerator/freezer held all of our needs. The dining room was terrific for our meals together. We chose to bring our own food and prepared light suppers. Enjoyed the fresh flowers provided on the table, special beverage frig, available snacks, wine. The living room provided a great room for conversation and happy hours. We also enjoyed movie night in the Pheasant Room. Everyone said their beds were comfy. Loved the close proximity to restaurants, grocery stores, shops, and nice evening walks to the Bay. Dave and Gretchen were always available to answer questions and are a wonderful pleasant couple. Definitely recommend the Birdhouse Inn.
Great having you guys here - and thanks for cleaning up so well! Thanks for the great detail here and glad you were able to use so many of the amenities we have to offer here!
Army buddies and wives reunion
Very nice ,out side is in need of some refreshing, other than that it was a great location and perfect for a 5 couples reunion, Thanks Dave
Thanks and glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you and your group! Currently it is the foundation getting refreshed, then more on the outside. Always a work in progress, but thanks for the feedback - helps us know where to focus next!