Nicolin Mansion Bed & Breakfast

221 Broadway Street South, Jordan, Minnesota 55352
Innkeeper(s): Kevin & Terri Knox
  • Luxury Beds, Romantic Rooms

    Luxury Beds, Romantic Rooms

  • Enjoy A Gourmet Candlelight Breakfast

    Enjoy A Gourmet Candlelight Breakfast

  • Historic Mansion, Modern Amenties

    Historic Mansion, Modern Amenties

  • Nicolin Mansion in Beautiful Historic Downtown Jordan

    Nicolin Mansion in Beautiful Historic Downtown Jordan

 

Recipe of the Month: Cappuccino Praline Puffs 2 Jan 2014, 6:17 pm

  Cinnamon and chocolate garnish a coffee-flavored pastry cream piled into golden puff pastry shells. We’ve garnished with chopped Andes peppermint candies and green sugar sprinkles during the holidays. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake and cool the pastry shells according to the package directions. Finely chop 1 chocolate bar. Set aside. Stir the espresso powder...

Recipe of the Month: 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 11 Dec 2013, 10:50 pm

This month we review our blog feature for the 2012 holiday season – the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! We baked a new cookie each day starting with National Cookie Day on December 4th. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies 4 Dec 2013, 5:46 pm

December 4th is National Cookie Day! We first made these for our Holiday Open House in 2011. These cookies are delicious and festive! Perfect for a holiday party, or just a special treat!   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl, and beat until...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 3 Dec 2013, 8:10 pm

The decorations have been hung by the chimney (and then some) with care. In hopes that St. Nicholas (and YOU) soon would be here! Here’s a peek. Our front porch welcome to the Nicolin Mansion. One of our festive urns… Snowman foyer reminder – “Count Your Blessings” – everyday! Inside holiday window looking out. Snowflake...

125th Anniversary Celebration 30 Oct 2013, 5:32 pm

Thank you to everyone who attended our 125th Anniversary Celebration! On Monday, October 29th, 1888, Frank Nicolin moved into his new mansion and invited friends and family inside for tours and musical entertainment. This is the original announcement from the Jordan Independent, published on November 2, 1888: So, Kevin and I decided to do the...

Mansion Tour by 125th Celebration Guest 29 Oct 2013, 5:10 pm

We love to see what details our guests notice on a tour of the mansion. Here is our friend LaDora’s perspective on a tour during our 125th Anniversary Celebration.

Carriage Ride through Historic Downtown Jordan 28 Oct 2013, 5:43 pm

Vis-a-vis Carriage Rides along the route of the “Walking Tour of Historic Sights” was one of the highlights during our 125th Anniversary Celebration, held October 26, 2013. Trish Denn from Denn Carriages in New Prague brought two of her exquisite Percherons to lead the 1.5 mile carriage tour. Click here for the full walking tour...

Slideshow of Nicolin Mansion Through the Years 27 Oct 2013, 5:43 pm

We presented this slideshow of the Nicolin Mansion at our 125th Anniversary Celebration, on October 26th. It includes photos of all the previous owners of the mansion, including Frank Nicolin and each of his children (except Joseph). There are four sets of images shown for each of the rooms:   Grab some popcorn and enjoy...

Recipe of the Month: Haralson Apple Crisp 30 Sep 2013, 9:42 pm

Featured as our September 2013 Recipe of the Month, apples from Jordan’s orchards take center stage. Kevin’s favorite apple is Haralson, which is a perfect fit for this apple crisp. Haralson’s have a mildly tart flavor, and hold their shape and texture in baking. Top this off with a cinnamon ice cream. Yum!   Preheat...

Fireside Films Inaugural Night 13 Sep 2013, 11:32 pm

Tonight was the premier of our Fireside Films in the Nicolin Mansion courtyard. Our Innkeeper’s choice rental “Zero Dark Thirty” was played on our new outdoor projector. So fun, ate pizza and snuggled up with a blanket beside the fire-pit. We welcome our guests to bring your favorite DVD, or choose one from our collection,...