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Spicer Castle

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was built in 1895, so time has taken a toll, but that's part of its charm. If you are looking for all the modern conveniences, this isn't the place to go. But if you are looking for good food, good service, a relaxing view of the lake or a relaxing place to read a book, this is the place. We loved the antiques spread around the house. The breakfast was excellent. We would definitely go back.

We had a lovely quiet getaway not too far from our home in Marshall, MN at the Spicer Castle Inn. Good service, delicious breakfast, lovely afternoon tea. Great view of the lake from our second floor in Russell's Room. Interesting to find out more about the history of the home from Spicer's grandson.

The staff is great and easy to just have casual conversations with. The Castle is simple and not overbearing. The rooms are well thought-out and nicely isolated from one another. The food was fantastic and every meal a delicious treat. We went late winter, but a summer or fall trip would have some fantastic walks

Our visit was purchased as my husband's Christmas gift with the understanding that it needed to be used by the end of March. However, our 42-year-old daughter passed away from pulmonary fibrosis at the end of January. Getting away by the deadline was impossible, but Sue graciously extended the offer into April, so we took the first opportunity to come and stay in William's Room. Slowing down to rest and reflect was what we desperately needed, and our stay provided exactly that. Allen, the Inn's owner, provided lots of helpful, personal information about the history of the castle and the area. Our room was comfortable and cozy with a fireplace to warm the space. Meals served in the main house were plentiful and fresh. Beautiful artwork done by talented family members over the generations added ambience. Watching the sun set at the end of the dock was a perfect ending to a slow, meandering day. We asked to see some other rooms in the main house and outbuildings - lots of options to choose from on our return!

We stayed at the Spicer Castle B&B for our 25th wedding anniversary and we really enjoyed our stay. The host and owner were pleasant and helpful. Our room was clean and had the unique atmosphere we were hoping for. The tea time and breakfast food was delicious. We highly recommend this B&B. Rich and Janette P

This was our fifth time to Spicer Castle and we decided to try Raymond's Cabin. With a wood-burning stove and a lovely view of the lake, it was perfect. Be advised, there is a steep step ladder to get to the loft bed. When you get to the bed you find it is firm, which we really like. We always choose to have supper in the restaurant and they always accommodate us even with a large group in a separate room. If you are looking to get away for a quiet, reflective, deep breath this is just what you need.

The people were great , customer service is great. Al the owner is there to give you history of the area. The staff was very attentive to all the customers. Some of the furniture in the rooms need to be replaced. The wicker chair in my room was busted. This is more rustic so don't expect perfection. The help makes up for everything.we were also there for the. Murder mystery dinner which was very fun.

My hubby and I wanted a relaxing weekend and chose to spend it at Spicer Castle. We arrived on Friday evening and stayed till Sunday morning. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms of the Spicer castle are decorated and in the period of the house. I can't say enough how wonderful the staff is. They wanted to make sure all of our needs were met. They went out of their way to help meet my dietary needs. I especially loved the breakfast. They serve several courses giving time for everyone to chat. On Saturday night he participated in the murder mystery dinner. we were all given clues over a five course meal to solve the murder mystery. We all enjoyed lots of laughter while finding the guilty person. My husband and I had a great time and would highly recommend Spicer Castle.

This is the second time that my friend and I have chosen Spicer castle for our girls getaway weekend. We have loved it both years! We always go during spring break week so have never tried the murder mystery. We love the charm of the house and the super friendly staff. Allen, the great grandson of mr.Spicer is so much to talk to about the history of the area as well as learn about his many travels all over the world. you should not go here expecting a 5 star hostel, That is not the draw of this beautiful place. The charm is that is is kind of rustic and traditional. the rooms are VERY small but very beautiful. the only thing that did annoy me was the toilet ran for a long time after it was used. other than that the week was awesome. we were only a short distance from lots of hiking, my favorite being sibley state park. I can hardly wait to come back again! Always a favorite!

While the Murder Mystery was the objective of our trip to Spicer Castle, we were also looking forward to our belated Valentine's night away. Getting to the property (Property owners, please recheck the website directions from Mpls./St. Paul - much more direct to take Hwy 12 than 94 to St. Cloud) took longer than expected. Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the grounds were very muddy and difficult to navigate especially in the dark. Dinner was tasty, although my selection of pork loin had considerable fat, my bf's was perfect. Preludes were a veggie tray, broccoli soup and a mixed green salad, along with rather crunchy popovers and honey butter. At each course, we were given written hints and directions to be shared out loud to other diners. After our cheesecake dessert and many accusations as to the identity of the murderer, we each were given our final conclusion paper. Prior to this, there was no disclosure, which made it even more fun. Turns out, my boyfriend had killed three people!! Our room, the Allen room, was tiny. There was a lot of "romance" packed into what seemed to be a 10 x 10 room. A double bed, double whirlpool, a gas fireplace, table, two chairs and toilet tucked away in teensy closet. We'd used a Groupon so realized we were there for the theatrics and meals, so weren't terribly bothered by the room space. Breakfast was astounding. Surrounded by the previous night's guests, we started out with a Morning Glory muffin, coffee and grapefruit juice. Next was granola with sliced strawberries in a sweet cream served in a parfait glass (VERY tasty), followed by a broccoli, sausage and cheese souffle served with salsa. An added plus was a visit from a descendant of the original owners/builders of the Castle. A very cordial fellow, he explained how the Castle came to be and the journey to present day. Overall, I suggest to visit this established mainstay attraction in Minnesota. Just be sure to sleep with one eye open if it's your boyfriend/husband/significant other is the murderer! :)

11600 Indian Beach Rd Spicer MN

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Spicer Castle places you within a few miles (5 km) of Spicer City Park and Big Kahuna Fun Park. This 18-room, 3-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free self parking. It's on a lake and also a short drive from Glacial Ridge Winery.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay. This bed & breakfast has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.

Property features

Spicer Castle features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a library. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide tour or ticket assistance. Additional amenities include a garden and wedding services.

Room options

Carriage House Rooms

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Garden House Rooms

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Amy's Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Eunice's Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 123 reviews