The Andor Wenneson Inn was built in 1904 along the tracks of the Southern Minnesota Railroad, now the beautiful Root River State Trail. Built by businessman W. Andor Wenneson, the hotel served rail travelers coming through Peterson for many years. The building changed hands several times, also serving as a boarding house and eventually as apartments. It then sat empty for about ten years. In 1994, it was completely restored and renovated to its historical beauty and charm. In 2001, the carriage house was built into four more rooms, making a total of nine rooms in the Inn. Each room is complete with a private bath available for guests, including two with whirlpool tubs. The third-floor suite has two bedrooms and a sitting room; with elegant dormers and window seats overlooking the courtyard and bluffs.
We invite you to come and sit on the front porch and watch all the trail activity. Listen to the peaceful sounds of the fountain and numerous song birds in the courtyard. In the evening watch the sun set over the western bluffs. Don’t worry about mosquitoes, there are virtually none here in Peterson, so you can enjoy the outdoors all evening. While indoors relax in your room decorated with antiques and period furnishings, enjoy reading a book in the parlor by the fireplace, play one of the many board and card games in the dining room, or enjoy sitting in the sunroom with a cup of tea and conversation with other guests.