Not much has changed about the Spicer Castle Inn since it was built as a summer retreat in 1895, which helped the B&B land on the National Register of Historic Places. Located on the shores of Green Lake a couple hours outside of Minneapolis, the 5-acre property boasts 600 feet of shoreline and is close to golf and outdoor recreation.
Whodunnit? Some options include a five-course murder mystery dinner for two, set in a 1930s English mansion, a 1920s Chicago speakeasy, or a Scottish castle.
Start the day right with a complimentary hearty breakfast of a main entree, coffeecake, fresh fruit, and specialty coffee.
Two lumps, please: Afternoon tea is served everyday starting at 4:30 p.m.
Barbecue ribs and elk steak: Dig in at Green Lake restaurant and bar, which features high ceilings and antique glass windows.
Things to do: Play a round of golf at one of the nearby courses, go boating on Green Lake, or bike through the countryside or around the lake on the paved trails.
Spicer, Minnesota: Quiet Getaway on Green Lake
Minnesota’s state motto, “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” can be hard to conceptualize. Not so in Spicer, located on the shores of Green Lake in the west-central part of the state. Hundreds of lakes surround the community, both big and small, making area maps appear as though they’ve just been rained on. All that freshwater means there’s plenty of fishing and boating to do in summer. A popular place for both is Sibley State Park, home to fine beaches and old stone structures, which have landed the park on the National Register of Historic Places. Rumor has it that the park holds buried treasure.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a queen room in the Carriage, Garden, or Honey house
Select option includes a murder mystery dinner for two (dinners are held every Friday and Saturday year-round, as well as every Wednesday in September and October)
Dates into November
Policies and Fees
* Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
* Cancellation policy: 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
* Additional fees: 18% service charge for murder mystery dinner included in select option; $3 daily breakfast service charge added at purchase.
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.