Welcome to the Archer House River Inn
The Archer House River Inn opened in 1877. The Inn is a grand 4-story red brick building featuring French Second Empire architecture and is situated on the banks of the Cannon River at the center of historic downtown Northfield. The Archer House River Inn completed a 21 month renovation of its Public Spaces and Guest Rooms in April 2011! Checkout our Photo Galleries or Virtual Tours to see the beautiful improvements!
With two full service Restaurants, a Coffee Shop, Lounge with a river deck, Retail Stores, Conference Room and Exercise Room it is the perfect place to begin your visit to Northfield. We are located just 3 blocks from the heart of the Carleton College campus and 1.25 miles from St. Olaf College.
The Archer House River Inn is just 45 minutes south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Inn is surrounded by Restaurants and Pubs, Bookstores, Antique Shops, Clothing Stores, Galleries and Gift Shops. You will find live music in our local pubs most Thursday through Saturday evenings. We invite you to experience the Riverwalk Market Fair located behind the Archer House on the Cannon River Saturday mornings June 4th through October 15th.
The Inn features 36 Guest Rooms and Suites including Cozy, Large, Executive Rooms and Two Room Suites. All of our guest rooms feature private bathrooms. The Inn offers free High Speed Wireless Internet access and Cable Television. All Large, Executive Rooms and Suites feature 32-40” LCD TV’s.
The Archer House is 100% Non-Smoking. The Archer House has staff on duty 24 hours a day and is open 365 days a year.
The Archer House River Inn Features:
- Complimentary Guest Exercise Room
- Free High Speed Wireless Internet
- Newly Renovated Guest Rooms & Suites
- Riverside Banquet & Conference Room for up to 100 Guests
- Bittersweet Coffee Shop & Eatery
- Chapati Cuisine of India Restaurant
- Tavern of Northfield Restaurant & Tavern Lounge w/ River Deck
- A Bag Lady Gift Shop
- Paper Petalum Scandinavian Gift Shop
The Archer House River Inn is committed to providing you with exceptional guest service and the unique experience only an Historic Downtown River Inn can provide.
Hospitality & History Awaits!
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