The Outing Lodge

1- or 2-Night Stay for Two in Pablo Picasso, Eva Peron, or Robert Frost Room at The Outing Lodge in Stillwater, MN

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Hotel at a Glance: The Outing Lodge

Before it was a bed and breakfast, The Outing Lodge was a prize-winning dairy farm. Built in 1858 amid 360 acres of forests and rolling hills near Stillwater, Minnesota, the main brick building on the property has since been beautifully restored. Inside are seven enormous fireplaces, exposed fir beams, and wide-planked pine floors that are a century old. Near the property, 18 miles of paved paths crisscross the landscaped grounds, including a path that stretches all the way to St. Paul. The property also has 5 miles of dirt trails that can be used for horseback riding.

  • Celebrity status: Guest rooms are named for famous people, and some include fireplaces and jetted tubs; the Pablo Picasso room also has a three-season sun porch.
  • Included breakfast buffet: Head to the dining room to enjoy items such as pastries, cheese, and eggs.
  • Art-studio package includes a two-hour open art session for two with a glass of wine and a cheese plate. Art sessions begin at 3 p.m. on the first day of your stay. This package is included in your Groupon.
  • Curl up with a book on a couch by a 7-foot-wide fireplace in the knotty-pine-paneled library.
  • Resident canine: a friendly chocolate lab named Choco

Stillwater, Minnesota: Historic Territory Town near the Twin Cities

Downtown Stillwater, Minnesota, dates back to 1848, making it one of the oldest towns in the state. Many of its 19th-century buildings are still standing—more than 100 restaurants and shops line the downtown, tucking into what were once brick factories and warehouses. Nearby, steamboats chug down the St. Croix River, which forms the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

In the nearby Twin Cities—about 18 miles away—the paved Gateway State Trail is a popular choice for bicyclists and stretches from Pine Point Regional Park into St. Paul. Neighboring Minneapolis is more than just the geographic epicenter of the city; it’s the cultural heart, too. Sports venues for the Timberwolves, Vikings, and Twins are neighbors to the lively nightclubs of the Warehouse District and the neon-lit marquees of the Hennepin Theatre District.

In recent years, the city’s arts scene has gotten a lot of attention, and for good reason: Minneapolis has more live theater shows per capita than any other US city except New York. Additionally, dozens of eclectic galleries complement the wide-ranging exhibits at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which showcases everything from Japanese woodcut prints to turn-of-the-century European advertisements.

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What You Get

Stay for two in the Pablo Picasso, Eva Peron, or Robert Frost room

  • Option 1: $119 for 1 night, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday, not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $315 value)
  • Option 2: $149 for 1 night, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday, not valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $315 value)
  • Option 3: $229 for 2 nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday, not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $540 value)
  • Option 4: $269 for 2 nights, valid for check-in Friday, not valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $540 value)

Included in all options:

  • A 2-hour open-studio art session with a cheese platter and a glass of wine for two

Policies and Fees

Book by: 3/15/15
Travel by: 4/30/15

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 12/24–12/25, 12/31/14–1/1/15, or 2/13–2/14/15
  • Cancellation policy and fees: All cancellations subject to fee of 50% Groupon price; 7-day notice or fee up to Groupon price
  • Taxes: 7.125% tax not included

Amenities

  • Set on 360 acres
  • Miles of trails
  • Fireplaces and library
  • Included breakfast buffet

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/15/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must book within 45 days of desired check-in date
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/15
  • Not valid 12/24–12/25, 12/31/14–1/1/15, or 2/13–2/14/15
  • Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to fee of 50% Groupon price; 7-day notice or fee up to Groupon price
  • Must register and confirm art session at least 24 hours in advance
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 7.125% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Pablo Picasso, Eva Peron, and Robert Frost Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for each additional guest 11 or older; $15 per night for each additional guest 10 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available upon request at booking
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: each pet under 100 lbs. may be added for an additional $30 per night in the Pablo Picasso room.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP; 33 mi)
  • Distance from St. Paul: 25 miles

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