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Enjoy Hotel Rooms near St. Olaf and Carleton College
Reserve your hotel stay at the Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson, Northfield, MN to be near both the shops of historic downtown and the natural beauty and Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. Prospective students enjoy our location near Carleton College and St. Olaf College. After a campus tour, head downtown for 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 heated indoor pool, and stop by the lobby for a complimentary cookie before bedtime. Hotel amenities include:
Our Hotel Rooms Enjoy the comforts 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 Wi-Fi. Room highlights include:
32-Inch Flat-Panel HDTV
Bars & Restaurants Start your day with our complimentary, hot 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, such as Basil’s Pizza and The Tavern of Northfield.
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 where you can also listen to native songbirds. During the spring and summer months, the area is bursting with wildflowers, including the dwarf trout lily, found only in this part of the world.
Plan Your Next Meeting or Event Looking to host an event in Northfield? Our 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 24-hour business center.