The Magic Door is a stately, three story Victorian located on a spacious corner lot, just two blocks from downtown Northfield. It was built in 1899 by Henry Boe, the owner of one of Northfield's first hardware stores. The house had been both a private residence and a triplex before I purchased it in February 2001 to create my bed & breakfast.
What makes a place magical?
Is it vintage charm? Cozy beds? A bottomless jar of fresh
chocolate chip cookies? Endless amenities can certainly
contribute to a special experience, but real magic is something
internal and intangible. It's a feeling you get when you're
in good place, and everything seems perfectly in sync. People
create that magic, and they leave a bit behind when they
go. This is why, after so many years, The Magic Door lives
up to it's name. And it is why, as the innkeeper, I'm so
grateful for my guests: those who have stayed, those who
return, and those who will come in the future. You are the
To promote our health and protect the
The Magic Door uses only chemical free, non-toxic products
for all dish washing, laundry, and house cleaning.
Northfield is a friendly, historic town situated 35 miles south of the Twin Cities on the Cannon River. It is home to St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges, two top-rated schools that draw students from all over the country.
In addition to the attractions and activities available year round on each campus, Northfield also offers many recreational opportunities such as biking, canoeing, golfing, and hiking in the nearby Big Woods State Park. The downtown area contains many well-preserved historic buildings that house restaurants, shops, antique stores, and the town's museum. Click here for more information about Northfield!
After feasting on a delicious,
home cooked breakfast, you can relax in your whirlpool
or enjoy a movie. The leather couches in the parlor
are the perfect place to settle down with a good book, play
a game of cards or Scrabble, or simply share some conversation
and a cup of tea.
Just a short walk takes you downtown for dining, shopping,
or a visit
to the local museum, bakery or coffee shops. Stroll along
the riverwalk at sunset,
or sip a glass of wine on the outdoor patio of a local
Don't want to miss your workout while you're away? Guests at
the Magic Door have free access to the Anytime Fitness facility,
2 blocks from the inn, or can attend complimentary yoga or Barre
classes at Heartwork Studio, just 4 blocks away. (www.heartworkyoga.com)
I am a member at both places, so perhaps I'll see you there!
The Magic Door is perfectly located; close to everything yet peacefully removed from downtown traffic in a quiet and charming residential neighborhood.
The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast
818 Division St. South
Northfield, Minnesota 55057 (507) 581-0445
If you have trouble with the email link, please type the email address into the mail client of your choice (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, etc.). Thank you! Pamela Sanford, Innkeeper
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