The Historic Wenneson Inn was built in 1904along the tracks of the Southern Minnesota Railroad,now the beautiful Root River Bicycle Trail. Built by businessman W. A. Wenneson, the hotel served rail travelers coming through Peterson for many years. The building changed hands several times also serving as a boarding house and eventually apartments. It then sat empty for about ten years. In 1994 we completely restored and renovated it to bring it back to its historical beauty and charm. In 2001 the carriage house was converted into four rooms, making nine rooms with private baths available for guests (two have whirlpool baths), and our third-floor suite has two bedrooms and a sitting room, dormers and window seats overlooking the courtyard and hills.We invite you to come sit on the front deckand watch trail activity. Listen to the peaceful sounds of the fountain and numerous song birds in the courtyard. In the evening watch the sun set over the western hills. Don’t worry about mosquitoes—there are virtually none here in Peterson—so you can enjoy the outdoors all evening. While indoors relax in your room decorated with antiques and period furnishings, enjoy reading a book in the parlor by the fireplace, or play a game of Cribbage or Scrabble in our light filled sitting room. We look forward to having you as our guest.—Barry and Pam Erickson, Innkeepers
New Addition to the WennesonThe “PengerVault”1908 historic brick bank building. Only 100 paces through the city park from the Wenneson, this private building has 12-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and exposed brick. Includes queen bed, sitting area, dining area (no stove) and nice bathroom with large walk-in shower in one of the newly tiled bank vaults. Also available for crafting groupsRetreats and Meetings at The PengerVault“Great Crafting Retreat!” Scrapbooking, quilting, basket weaving and more. Also great for business meetings and Club Retreats. Available any day Nov. - April and midweek May - Oct. Call for special pricing for groups.