When you stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Northfield, MN, you have easy access to Carleton College and the historic downtown area. Visit a loved one attending Carleton, or enjoy one of the daily performances at St. Olaf College. Afterward, head downtown for a bite to eat and a quick history lesson about the Northfield citizens who thwarted a robbery by Jesse James. Unwind after a fun day exploring with a dip in our hotel’s indoor heated pool, and stop by the lobby for a complimentary cookie before bedtime.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Gear up each morning with a free hot breakfast, and spend some time in our whirlpool tub for a relaxing soak. Hotel amenities include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Enjoy a slice of home in your room or suite by storing your favorite drink in the fridge, making a snack with the microwave and streaming your favorite shows using our free high-speed Internet access. Room highlights include:
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start your day with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast featuring Belgian waffles, sausage, fresh fruit and more. For lunch or dinner, check out one of the restaurants within a half-mile of the hotel. Basil’s Pizza dishes out pastas and subs alongside classic pies, and The Tavern of Northfield serves up a mix of Mexican, Italian and American comfort foods.
Things to Do in Northfield
For an exciting day trip, pack up the family and drive 40 minutes to Minneapolis for a shopping spree at the Mall of America or nine innings with the Twins. Northfield has its own brand of entertainment, though, including 18 holes at Northfield Golf Club and performances by the acclaimed choir at St. Olaf College. Other area favorites include:
Historic Downtown Northfield – Located within a half mile of the hotel, Northfield’s bustling downtown still houses the bank Jesse James once failed to rob. This event inspired the area’s biggest annual celebration, the Defeat of Jesse James Day. Be sure to visit the Cannon River Walkway in the heart of downtown for some unique dining options and live musical performances.
Carleton College – This private liberal arts college boasts several top-notch programs, including a nationally recognized teaching school. Drive four minutes from the hotel and explore the college’s Zen garden, a peaceful place complete with an authentic Japanese lantern carved out of stone. Visit the first Friday of every month to gaze at the stars using the telescopes at Goodsell Observatory.
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park – For a day of outdoor adventure, head to this state park about 15 minutes from the hotel. Hike to Hidden Falls for a family picnic beside a soothing waterfall with a soundtrack provided by native songbirds. The area is bursting with wildflowers during the spring and summer months, including the dwarf trout lily, found only in this part of the world.
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Groups & Meetings
Looking to host an event in Northfield? Our hotel’s breakfast area provides a warm environment for business meetings and intimate social functions. We offer you and up to 20 guests access to free high-speed Internet and a business center open 24 hours a day.
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