Quill And Quilt Bed & Breakfast

615 Hoffman Street West, Cannon Falls, Minnesota 55009
Innkeeper(s): Matt & Rachel Gillen
  • Introduction

    All rooms at the Quill & Quilt have a private attached bathroom with a whirlpool tub, fireplace, air-conditioning, coffee maker, Cable TV & DVD player. And you can always expect your room to have quality supplies and amenities, be clean and safe, and to enjoy plenty of privacy. The Bed and Breakfast is equipped with its own Spa Suite offering full body massage and other spa services for couples or individuals. Experience the ultimate in relaxation without leaving the Bed and Breakfast with this unique feature!

    We are located near the center of Cannon Falls, MN. And your room is the perfect place to return after a walk by the Cannon River, falls and swan pond; a relaxing visit to The Cannon River Winery; or a lovely bike ride along the beautiful Cannon Valley Trail.

    After dinner you may look forward to choosing a book or movie from our library, relaxing on the porch with a glass of wine, or enjoying one of our specialty teas. Then, wake up to the smell of a delicious breakfast served in the dining room. Reserve now for that relaxing weekend with a pleasant blend of history, elegance and modern comforts at the Quill and Quilt!

    Cannon Falls is under an hour from most of The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Explore this quaint piece of Southern Minnesota and all it has to offer. Not convinced? Scroll down to see what others had to say.

    The Quill and Quilt is here for you to enjoy as your home away from home - and we look forward to your stay with us!!


    We are located on a quiet residential street, near the center of town. The Cannon Valley Trail can be easily accessed from the property. The Cannon River Winery is a block away, across the Mill Street Bridge, which goes over The Cannon Falls. The center of Cannon Falls is two to three blocks away where there are restaurants and a variety of shops and services.

    Unique Activities

    • There is a system of walking trails connecting city trails with The Cannon Valley Trail, these wander past The Cannon Falls, a swan pond and along the Cannon River.
    • The Cannon Valley Trail is paved all the way to Red Wing (MN), and is groomed for cross country skiing in the winter.
    • The Cannon River Winery is a popular destination, tastings of their award winning wines are offered, and live music is provided on weekends.
    • Cannon Falls Canoe & Bike Rental is nearby where quality canoes, kayaks and bicycles are available 7 days a week from May through October.
    • Frog Creek Pottery (just outside of town) provides pottery instruction opportunities, and unique pottery art and functional items for purchase & viewing.
    • In house massage services in the private studio here at The Quill and Quilt are offered by advance appointment.


    Going Green

    • We utilize sustainable, locally produced, and organic products as much as possible. This includes roughly 60% of all breakfast ingredients, and 80% of guest supplies in the guest rooms.
    • Our electricity is 100% wind produced.
    • All natural, plant based cleaning products are used for cleaning, laundry and some other supplies.
    • Filtered water is always available and we avoid use of plastic containers, recycling any that are used.
    • You can read all about our green policy here: Green Policy


    Safety & Convenience

    This home has modern electrical service & wiring; a fire detection & alarm system; smoke and carbon dioxide detection, and is certified each year. We have modernized the plumbing and fixtures. There are whirlpools, showers, Wall mounted LCD televisions with DVD, coffee makers, and hairdryers in all guest rooms. And Wi-Fi is available throughout.

    Breakfast is both hearty & fresh, and made using about 70% locally produced ingredients. We strive to serve you a variety of tasty and creative menu items, inspired by the traditional breakfast table. The result is a seasonally rotated menu that includes creations based on fluffy baked egg dishes, seasonal fruit, breakfast meats, and homemade pastries – always served up with plenty of fresh ground coffee! Please note that we typically serve breakfast in the dining room at 9:30 a.m.

    Other Important Information

    There are no open flames allowed on the property, and no smoking is allowed. We are allergy aware. There are no pets of any kind that live on the premises, or permitted in the house. We use unscented, natural products for all laundry, dishes and general cleaning. Our pillows do not contain feathers.


    • The Quill & Quilt holds a 3-diamond AAA rating. And a 5-star rating at Tripadvisor.
    • All guest rooms are air-conditioned at the Quill & Quilt
  • History of Home

    Sketch of Original HomeThe house itself was built in 1897 and much of its original beauty has been preserved. Further, we have done our best to preserve the spirit of its Colonial Revival architectural style. The home was originally owned by Dr. A.T. Conley and his wife Luella Conley, and remained in the Conley family for over 40 years. There are photos and informational resources on the Conley Family, the house, and Cannon Falls throughout the common areas on first floor. More information on Cannon Falls history is available at the Cannon Falls Museum which is four blocks from The Quill and Quilt.

  • Area Information

    Cannon Falls is a scenic riverside community located just beyond the outskirts of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area. The town is the perfect distance for a getaway from the city. Within Cannon Falls, you will find many opportunities for recreation and relaxation, a laid-back atmosphere, and a town proud to share its long and interesting history. Cannon Falls is your portal to biking, hiking, skiing, golfing, canoeing, shopping, or simply relaxing.

    Restaurants in the area:

    Downtown Cannon Falls (1 to 3 Blocks)

    Mill Street Tavern
    Located - 1 block away. Casual dining - burgers, sandwiches, steaks, soup, pasta. Kitchen serves until 9pm. Open until midnight. Full Bar. Closed Sundays.
    Chuggers Bar & Grill
    Located - 2 blocks away. Very casual dining - burgers, pizza, steaks. Kitchen serves until 10pm. Open until midnight. Pool tables, specials. Full Bar. Open 7 Days.
    The Old Market Deli
    Located 2 blocks away. Great for breakfast or lunch. Serves until 4 PM, 7 days/week. http://www.theoldmarketdeli.com/
    Located – 3 blocks away. Very casual – burgers, tacos, daily specials. Full Bar. Pool tables, darts, other games. Open 7 days/week.
    Dudley's Pizza
    Located – 2 blocks away. Very casual – pizza, lasagna, spaghetti. (delivery available). Open 7 days/week. (No bar)

    Greater Cannon Falls / Miesville (3-11 Miles)

    Cannon Golf Club
    Located - 3 miles away off County-17. Large modern dining room. Dinner includes, fish, chops, pasta, salads, burgers, sandwiches. Full Bar. Nice Patio. Open for dinner May-October until 8pm 7 days/week. Closed for special events.
    Wiederholdts Supper Club - *R*
    Located in Miesville - 11miles, off Hwy 61. Classic supper club, large menu, nightly specials. Dinner served until 10pm (11pm weekends). Open 7 days. Full Bar.
    Fireside Lounge
    Located in Dennison - 11 miles, just south and west of Cannon Falls. Supper club menu with large selection of fish & seafood. Closed Mondays. Full Bar.

    Northfield / Dundas (13-16 Miles)

    Chapati Indian Restaurant - *R*
    Located – 2 blocks away. Very casual – pizza, lasagna, spaghetti. (delivery available). Open 7 days/week. (No bar)
    The Ole Store Restaurant -*R*
    Located in Northfield – 14 miles west near St. Olaf College. Chef driven menu, casual homelike atmosphere. Wine and beer. Open for dinner all days but Sunday.

    *R* - Reservations highly recommended - we will be happy to take care of this for you

  • Directions

    From Southbound US Highway 52 (out of St. Paul):
    1) Exit off the highway at MN Highway 19 and turn left (east) on MN-19.
    2) Turn left (north) onto 7th Street as you enter Cannon Falls
    3) Turn right (east) onto Hoffman - we are at 615 Hoffman Street West.

    From Northbound US Highway 52 (out of Rochester):
    1) Exit off the highway at MN Highway 19 and turn left (east) onto MN-19.
    2) Turn left (north) onto 7th Street as you enter Cannon Falls
    3) Turn right (east) onto Hoffman - we are at 615 Hoffman Street West.

    From US-Interstate 35:
    1) Follow the exit signs for MN-Hwy 19 (for Northfield)
    2) Continue out of Northfield on MN-Hwy 19 (east) Note: the signs are somewhat unclear, you want to be on MN-19 heading east out of Northfield.
    3) Follow MN-19 to Stanton, the road ends at at "T" Intersection when it intersects with MN-56.
    4) Turn left on MN-56 (north) for a short distance, and watch for MN-19.
    5) Turn right (east) onto MN-19 from MN-56.
    6) Continue on MN-19 into Cannon Falls (just after crossing over Hwy 52).
    7) Turn left (north) onto 7th Street as you enter Cannon Falls.
    8) Turn right (east) onto Hoffman - we are at 615 Hoffman Street West.

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