BED, BREAKFAST, & BREWERY
BED, BREAKFAST, & BREWERY
COME AS A GUEST.
LEAVE AS FAMILY.
Turning Waters Bed & Breakfast was built in 1902 and holds over a century of character, memories, and stories. Its five unique suites/rooms offer comfortable, cozy accommodations and curated experiences that will make you want to stay forever. The B&B is a block off the Mississippi River in historic downtown Wabasha. Our property is the only bed and breakfast with a brewery on premises. Join us for a weekend of relaxation and adventure in the driftless bluffs, riverbeds, and forests of beautiful Southern Minnesota.
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The breakfasts equaled or surpassed any 5-star restaurant. Brenda was exceedingly caring and helpful with those of us who were dealing with age and health issues and made our stay feel like home. I highly recommend Turning Waters to anyone looking for a place to relax and enjoy. The brewery is a happening place!!
19:43 21 Mar 23
My friends and I had a great time here during the Grumpy 2023 Old Man festival. Brenda and the staff are excellent, and the atmosphere is relaxing and laid back. Highly recommend it.
22:21 15 Mar 23
Great, welcoming place to stay!
18:09 14 Mar 23
Brenda doesn't hold back when it comes to making you feel warm, welcomed and right at home. Her hospitality will make you feel like you're visiting a good friend you haven't seen in a while. The home is adorn with respect to its rich history, along with local one-of-a-kind flare. The rooms are impressive - clean, comfortable and cozy all over. And breakfast... yum, yum, yum. Made some B&B BFFs thanks in large part to the friendly atmosphere this beautiful gem invites. Will definitely return with friends or just the spouse - or maybe just myself if ever wanting a lovely individual getaway. HIGHLY recommend.
18:27 21 Feb 23
My husband and I shared 3 nights at Turning Waters. Our hosts, Brenda and Ford, made our time in Wabasha amazing. Excited to return. Next time we will go in the summer.
14:14 21 Feb 23
Wonderful B&B! Breakfasts were so delicious! Brenda was a wonderful host and concierge! We had an awesome time! Wabasha is a sweet little town!
21:19 13 Feb 23
Our stay at turning waters bed and breakfast was great. We stayed in the Coniferous Master Suite and felt right at home. The farm-to-table breakfasts were delicious. The Hoppy Girl brewery that is right outside was a fantastic place to grab a nightcap beverage and our first drink was always on the house which was nice. I would highly recommend staying here and we hope to be back!
16:47 15 Dec 22
We really enjoyed our stay! Comfortable and cozy accommodations, fabulous breakfast, yummy beverages at the brewery and super fun people!
20:10 10 Dec 22
What a beautiful home! Although the weather was cold, the hospitality was oh, so warm. The breakfast was wonderful. I need the recipes. The complimentary brew was a great icebreaker.I recommend Turning Waters to anyone who needs a little get away.
00:04 17 Nov 22
Brenda is an awesome host and cook! We stayed last night and it was an AHHH-mazing experience. Breakfast was to die for! Room was extravagant and the bed was soo comfortable! We stayed in the Great Lakes room and loved every minute of our stay. We were stuffed to the max at breakfast. Brenda, thank you so much for the most enjoyable experience for both Cory and I. We will return!
01:28 09 Nov 22
My wife and had a great time at Turning Waters B & B. This was our favorite B&B so far. The Coniferous room was very clean, cozy and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious! We had a great time. Would definitely come back again. Thanks.
15:17 22 Oct 22
Our first stay at a B&B and it was fantastic! It was relaxing and cozy and the breakfasts that Brenda made were scrumptious!! Everything was perfect and we loved our room. The Hoppy Girl Brewery at the property was an added bonus to our little weekend getaway. Thank you so much Brenda and Ford!!
00:34 21 Oct 22
My girlfriend (Darci) and I received a gift certificate to Turning Waters and had a great night there. Loved the feel in the entire house. The Coniferous Master Suite was so cozy and warm. It was so peaceful and quiet. Had a great breakfast the next morning! Loved the brewery as well. If you love a dark beer, the Salted Caramel Russian Imp Stout was delicious. Brenda is a great host!
02:31 19 Oct 22
My husband booked a night at Turning Waters for my birthday in July. The space was clean, roomy, relaxing, and unique. We felt welcomed and valued as guests. We were treated to a drink on the patio before we left to go out for the evening. We drove up the road to Reeds Landing for a kayak tour on the Mississippi River, which is something I’d definitely recommend if you’re in the area. In the morning, the breakfast was delicious and so incredibly beautiful! Staying here was a wonderful experience.
14:12 07 Oct 22
It's hard to capture why this place is so great, but I think it ultimately comes down to the fact that the proprietor, Brenda, absolutely loves what she's doing. That love shows in the amazing homemade gourmet breakfasts, which were so far behind what I was expecting; the cozy feel of the well-appointed rooms; the warmth of the company; and the generosity of a free beverage each night at the brewery. It's so much more than that though... The town of Wabasha may be small compared to the Twin Cities, but there was so much to do there and in the surrounding cities that we had more than enough to do on our 4-day escape. Brenda had great recommendations for the best local food, live music, and other activities to check out. We'll definitely be back!
19:09 28 Sep 22
My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of staying at Turning Waters Bed and Breakfast after winning a 2-night stay at a Soldiers 6 fundraiser. We had a wonderful time.Upon arrival, Brenda greeted us like old friends and showed us to our room (the Prairie Room). She suggested we put our bags away and come down for "a beverage." Happy Hour ensued! We met the two other couples that were staying that first night and had multiple glasses of brew. We finally had to excuse ourselves around 8 pm to go get some dinner! We returned and were able to take a wonderful bath in the clawfoot bathtub down the hall (literally the reason I wanted this room!). In the morning, we rose to fresh coffee and a GLORIOUS breakfast. I don't have enough good words to describe it! Brenda even accommodated my gluten intolerance! (First breakfast was a fresh fruit yogurt parfait, fresh berry bread pudding, rosemary lemon scone, fresh berries, and chicken sausage links). The display was beautiful and tasted heavenly! I was full for hours after!My husband and I explored some nearby sites including Lark Toys in Kellogg, the Watkins Museum in Winona, and local shops in Winona. When we returned with our loot, Brenda and two separate couples were on the patio and we all enjoyed a beverage (or three!) We got along so well that all three of us couples (who hadn't met but a few hours earlier) went to supper together.The second morning, we arose to coffee and another delectable breakfast. Egg bake, berry yogurt parfait, fresh fruit, two different types of seasoned bacon, a biscuit, and a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin were served.I'll be honest and say that I definitely wished I'd had a few more days to stay! Brenda is such a hospitable host and makes you feel like you've been friends for ages. I know that we were very fortunate that we got along well with all four of the couples we met during our stay.Brenda provided shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, towels, bedding, a robe, an upright fan for your room, Hulu and Netflix, and a small refrigerator in each room for guests. My husband and I were a bit warm in our room at night but Brenda provided us with a second fan to keep us cool! Brenda has MANY DVDs that you can check out from her. I'd definitely recommend staying!
17:59 19 Sep 22
Beautiful, charming and CLEAN! This is a wonderful retreat away from crowded city life. The house is so comfortable, the breakfasts were delicious and beautifully presented, and we LOVED the onsite brewpub and patio! Many interesting places withing walking distance, or just a short drive away. Easy walk to the National Eagle Center (which was also awesome!)
14:36 16 Sep 22
Brenda & Ford are Amazing people! We had the best time. This Bed, Breakfast & Brewery is a must stay & see and will be our 1st choice for a romantic, uniquie, fun, quaint, Best Beer & Best Breakfast!! We stayed in a king suite with a fireplace & jacuzzi. Very relaxing and Brenda met our EVERY need. We will be coming back.
15:37 31 Aug 22
Great place to stay. The Inn is so comfortable and the breakfast was so good. It was fun having the brewery in the back yard which we hung out in both days. Highly recommend it.
19:19 30 Aug 22
Turning Waters - Best of the BestThere are two primary aspects to any B&B: the B and the B. At Turning Waters, the accommodations are excellent. The rooms are super clean and neatly appointed. The beds are very comfortable. The breakfast is delicious and nutritious. Typically there is a main dish with several accessories such as muffins, yogurt, fruits and juices. There is fresh coffee early, and breakfast is at nine.There are other features at Turning Waters. The owners operate a brewery and they make a nice range of tasty beers. They offer a free tasting in late afternoon and if interested, you may purchase more. All guests are welcome at the tasting and the conversation is wide-ranging and very interesting. They also have a variety of books and DVDs and have a nice wrap-around porch for sitting and gazing.The best part is the proprietress. When you stay at Turning Waters, she makes you feel like you're truly welcome and not just a client.We have stayed at Turning Water B&B during two visits to Wabasha. If I could give Turning Waters ten stars, I would.
14:11 28 Jul 22
Awesome place had a great time in the town and will be back ☺️
10:36 21 Jul 22
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Beautiful house. We enjoyed relaxing on the wrap around front porch. We had a spacious room with comfy bed and jacuzzi tub. We had a flight of craft beer before dinner, and vanilla fudge ice cream after dinner. The next morning we enjoyed a delicious 5 course breakfast. Brenda was a wonderful host through out our stay!
14:54 06 Jul 22
Awesome B&B and Hoppy Girl Brewery/Pub! Very clean suite and super comfortable bed. Brenda laid out a beautiful and tasty breakfast both mornings we were here with enough food to fill up to last us most of the day! We enjoyed good company at breakfast with other guests as well as lively stories from Brenda. Bonus was the 3 hours of live music on the Hoppy Girl patio one night! We'll be back!!!
19:21 05 Jul 22
We stayed for two nights and had a great time. The breakfasts were top rate and delicious! You won't go hungry. We also enjoyed a beer each afternoon from the micro brewery. The beer was very good and refreshing on a hot day. Brenda was a great host! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
18:11 22 Jun 22
Great beds. Great food. Beautiful setting
14:17 16 Jun 22
Beautiful rooms, wonderful house and Brenda is awesome.Breakfast absolutely amazing!!
23:50 08 Jun 22
Lovely historic home and super thoughtful owner Brenda who took every step to make sure we were happy. Very private and quiet for a B & B. Delicious breakfast and brewery on site made the stay extra enjoyable! We'd come back in a heartbeat.
15:31 29 May 22
Loved this place! Brenda is a great hostess! Amazing breakfasts! Didn't have to eat much for the rest of the day! Within walking distance of downtown! Great eating places all around! Will definitely come again!
15:21 09 May 22
Recently spent the weekend at Turning Waters and had the best time. Brenda is a natural host, making us feel at home immediately. The rooms are thoughtfully decorated, comfortable, and clean. Brenda and Halley made the most delicious breakfasts with such variety and quality ingredients. We will be returning for sure!
17:54 01 May 22
Brenda is very attentive. The breakfast was delicious. Our room and bed were very comfortable. I highly recommend this quaint bed and breakfast!
01:28 20 Apr 22
Great atmosphere. The suite we had was beautiful. The breakfast was amazing. Brenda made it a fun place to stay
16:12 16 Apr 22
Our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast and we had a short, but awesome stay! Brenda was super welcoming and a great host! The house was beautiful and had so much character and the breakfast was delicious in the morning. We hope to be back soon!
02:35 12 Apr 22
We spent two weeknights at Turning Waters. Breakfast was excellent, as was the beer in Brenda's brewery. The bed was comfortable, street noise was quiet, water in the shower was hot, and the downstairs was cozy to hang out. Brenda was responsive and was happy to accommodate any needs. Over all a hospitable stay and I recommend a stay while also visiting other spots up and down the River Road.
15:07 27 Feb 22
Fantastic Bed and Breakfast, a wonderful space, delicious food, and awesome host. A gem on the river in Southeast Minnesota.
22:09 13 Feb 22
We loved our stay at the Bed and Breakfast. Brenda was absolutely lovely, food amazing, rooms cozy, and the brewery a perfect end to each day. We are looking forward to our next stay!
01:46 07 Feb 22
This was our first experience at any Bed and Breakfast, and it was AMAZING! The house is beautiful and well-maintained. Our room was perfect... jacuzzi, king-sized bed, cozy, warm (we were there in January), and quiet. And the breakfasts... oh, the breakfasts!!! Brenda is some kind of wizard in kitchen!! Every breakfast was beyond incredible! So much delicious food with a clear dedication to buying local and organic as much as possible. We love and appreciate that so much!! The pub - right in the backyard - was a fun place to hang out in the evenings, sampling Ford's creative brews (or other beverages), chatting with the other patrons and just having fun! Everyone was so friendly! And even with all this awesomeness, perhaps what is most notable from our stay at Turning Waters, is how we were treated like family. It was as if we'd know Brenda and Ford our whole lives! They are wonderful people doing business the right way. We are confident you'll enjoy your stay, so you should probably book now. :)
17:45 05 Feb 22
This bed and breakfast is an experience you'll never forget! Brenda was super energetic, caring, and always available. Her breakfast is comparable to Michelin star chefs, with something new each morning. The backyard brewery is a treasure, fantastic and unique drinks each night of our stay. Will definitely make it a priority to stay again!
16:44 28 Nov 21
Great rooms! Great food! Great host! Great beer! Did I mention great!! We are looking forward to our next visit.
16:49 14 Nov 21
Amazing place and people at Turning Waters B&B! We had such a great weekend, Brenda was friendly, funny and attentive to all our needs. The house is beautiful, our room was inviting and comfortable. The food was top notch and plentiful. We will be telling everyone to stay and will be back soon...
16:11 14 Nov 21
21:38 08 Nov 21
What a great experience. The house is exceptionally clean and well decorated. I was surprised at how quiet our room was, the bathroom was huge, we stayed in the Great Lakes suite and will certainly stay here again. Breakfasts were creative and no one would ever leave hungry. Easy walk to the downtown and riverfront! The Hoppy Girl was also a lot of fun, the drinks that we had all rocked!!
16:27 14 Oct 21
We had an amazing time at Turning Waters B&B. Brenda was a wonderful host who made us feel right at home. The breakfast was delicious, the rooms were spotless and relaxing. We will definitely be back.
15:20 12 Sep 21
What a cute, romantic stay in Wabasha! My partner and I had a wonderful trip, and this place had an excellent breakfast with very cozy accommodations. Highly recommend for a weekend getaway.
16:06 06 Sep 21
The house was beautiful! Rooms were clean, breakfast was delicious, and Brenda was great!! Relaxing in Wabasha, was the perfect getaway!! Highly recommend 💓
17:00 31 Aug 21
Turning Waters is the perfect spot to stay if you're looking for a beautiful riverside getaway! Close to Pepin, Winona, Red Wing, Trempealeau - so many beautiful spots. It's central to all of those locations, which makes it the perfect home base after a full day out and about.My husband and I stayed there for our minimoon, and it was wonderful. Brenda is the best hostess, and her breakfasts are delicious! She had great recommendations for us, and made sure we had everything that we needed. The place is so well kept, cozy, and walking distance to restaurants. We loved our stay, and will definitely be back!
20:16 27 Aug 21
The room was great and the breakfasts were delicious! We had a great stay, and got a lot of great recommendations from Brenda on things to do in the area.
14:07 27 Aug 21
We've stayed in many B&B's in our 22 years of marriage and there's usually an awkwardness at first as we go through the initial formalities. But this time, Brenda made us feel absolutely at home and completely pampered! Plus, she's a master story teller. :) The room was absolutely beautiful, the bed was so cozy, and the breakfast was amazing!
02:49 03 Aug 21
Super relaxing weekend getaway! The house is beautiful and we loved the suite. Brenda was a great host and made the best breakfast we've ever had! Would highly recommend
01:18 02 Aug 21
Who wouldn’t want to stay at a bed and breakfast with a cute brew pub in the back yard ? Brenda was an excellent host full of energy . The breakfast both mornings was homemade , filling and from scratch. Rosemary lemon scones were my favorite ! The room was nice , spotless , comfortable bed , I think our bathroom was was bigger than the bedroom portion. Fine by me ! The brew pub is adorable and lots of beer and seltzer’s to chose from . We would love to come back someday ! Thank you for a great Birthday weekend !
22:20 30 Jul 21
My husband and I just returned from a fabulous weekend getaway to Turning Waters. It is the perfect place to stay if you enjoy hiking, kayaking, visiting quaint boutiques, and of course trying unique beers and seltzers at the on site brewery. Brenda was an amazing host, serving the most delicious breakfast each morning. Rooms were very clean. Would definitely recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone - we hope to return again!
15:36 28 Jul 21
We stayed here with a group of friends. The house is a great place to relax, "homey" inside and out. The bed and bedroom were super comfortable. Couldn't have asked for better breakfasts! The brewery in the back was awesome - great beer, live music, fun atmosphere! Thank you to Brenda and Ford, the wonderful hosts!
20:07 27 Jul 21
Once again, we had a wonderful time at Turning Waters Bed and Breakfast. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the breakfast is amazing, and the beer is worth the trip. We had an awesome time with our housemates. Thanks, Brenda, for another wonderful weekend!
17:56 25 Jul 21
We visited along with a group of couples and everyone had a wonderful time! The house beautiful, and the breakfast is second to none. Brenda was a terrific host, and Ford's beer at the brewery on-site is delicious. Highly recommend and we will definitely return!
17:01 19 Jul 21
Really comfy beds, excellent breakfast, a brewery in the back and only a couple of blocks from the eagle center. Brenda and Ford are really great hosts. A wonderful place to stay and cant wait to go back!
00:21 12 Jul 21
Really cool place to stay. Brenda is a great host and makes great breakfasts. Eagle Center is justva couple blocks away
17:05 11 Jul 21
If I was wealthy I'd be here every other weekend to enjoy the service and the environment created for guest. Very centering
22:20 12 Jun 21
I really love this B&B! I stayed there in May - it was my second time staying with them. I love everything about it! The owners are friendly and fun, it's a beautifully decorated, cozy home with great atmosphere! The beds are comfy, the rooms are lovely, and the breakfast is to die for! The location is close to the beautiful river, and near enough to walk to a downtown pub! I felt safe, pampered, and well taken care of. I will go back! I highly recommend!
18:26 04 Jun 21
Turning Waters it's a solid five star B&B. The house is fantastic with a wrap around porch that's perfect for watching thunderstorms. Our room (Great Lakes) was spacious and inviting. Basically it's everything I like about old homes turned into B&Bs.But there are 2 things that make Turning Waters stand out. First of all, their garage had been converted to a brew pub and it's awesome. Not only are HoppyGirl's own beers good but they also offer beers from other local breweries. The atmosphere is super casual and friendly.But the real magic behind Turning Waters comes from the owner, Brenda. She is a powerhouse of positive energy and makes everyone feel special.When we ride the 3-speed Tour again I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.
21:43 19 May 21
Brenda is an awesome Innkeeper! She made me feel right at home. Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast and Adventure is a comfortable home-away-from home. I felt completely relaxed here. The B&B is beautifully decorated and features lots of happy paintings by a local artist. Went for a gorgeous hike at Whitewater State park to the Chimney Rock. Wowee what a beautiful view!! There are lots of gorgeous places to hike near Wabasha MN. Also went for a beautiful walk along the river after dinner. The Mississippi River is about a block away from the B&B and there's a nice walkway there. Even better...there is a brew pub on premises called Hoppy Girl Brewing with many handcrafted beers. I enjoyed a delicious triple berry beer. Love their logo with the Hoppy Girl! Turning Waters B&B is the only B&B in Minnesota with a brew pub! How cool is that? My bed was super comfy. I felt like a princess (had to use a step to get up into the bed). Breakfast was amazing! I didn't need to eat again until dinner at about 5:00. I wasn't hungry during the afternoon. Note: You could easily stay at this B&B for a FULL WEEK and still not enjoy everything Wabasha MN has to offer. Thank you Brenda for a wonderful getaway! Can't wait to stay again!!
18:47 13 May 21
Very comfortable,clean, and welcoming B&B. We had a delicious breakfast and Brenda was so very so friendly. We can't wait to come back in warmer weather and enjoy the backyard and brewery and live music.
22:50 12 Apr 21
Great relaxing B+B! Brenda is very fun, her breakfasts were great and they had some really good beers!
13:53 31 Mar 21
I am late getting our review in. We stayed at Turning Waters Bed and Breakfast the end of June 2020. Everything was perfect. The room was super clean, and I am particular. The breakfast was absolutely delicious. Sitting on the porch enjoying a really good beer couldn't have been better. Thank you Brenda and Ford for our wonderful stay! Sally and Mike Wendel
01:26 25 Jan 21
This is a wonderful place to stay. Brenda makes great food and the rooms are comfortable and clean.
21:14 17 Jan 21
I stayed at Turning Waters B and B for the second time this last weekend. Brenda was so accommodating! Her outgoing and vibrant personality makes it an adventure to stay there. She's a fantastic host! I highly recommend this B and B even if it's out of your way a bit it's worth the drive! The room we stayed in was comfortable and clean and extremely relaxing. I will be back for a third time! Thanks, Brenda.
15:27 22 Dec 20
My husband and I stayed the end of October early November and everything was more than we could have dreamed of. Brenda and Ford are amazing and treated us like family. The rooms were just incredible and comfortable with nothing left out!! The food was just beyond words Brenda is an excellent cook!!! The brewery in the back was such an extra touch that added to the whole experience. We want to thank Brenda and Ford for an unforgettable stay and look forward to staying in the future
20:45 19 Dec 20
My freshly minted husband and I visited Turning Waters over Wabasha, MN's annual Grumpy Old Men festival weekend in late February, 2018. We booked it as a Minimoon weekend get-away, and with it being our first ever visit to a B&B, we were cautiously excited. What we were met with once we arrived completely blew us away. Brenda and Ford provided us with such a welcoming experience that we both agree it may never be surpassed! Brenda's easy-going nature made us feel immediately welcome, and Ford's quirky charm had us laughing straight away. We were given a tour of the house, during which were allowed to peek into the rooms that were waiting for their guests to arrive. Every room has its own character and cozy charm. Our River Room Master Suite was such an oasis, both to wake up in as well as come 'home' to. The rainfall shower over the jacuzzi soaker tub felt straight out of a spa and there were plenty of throw blankets to cuddle up with in over-sized swivel chair. Each morning we were greeted with freshly brewed coffee and a new, 5-course breakfast you almost wished would never end. The food was delectable, locally sourced and presented in such a way that Brenda's passion for cooking and caring for others easily shined through. The weekend passed all too quickly. We would not trade our experience for anything and hope to make it back for many anniversary trips!
21:58 17 Dec 20
Made the trip to Wabasha from the Twin Cities just to stay at this B&B for a romantic weekend getaway and it was absolutely wonderful! Brenda and Ford were fantastic hosts and we felt right at home. The coniferous room was beautifully decorated and we enjoyed multiple baths in front of the fireplace. When the weather turned rainy on us, the perfect solution was one of Brenda’s pub Pizza’s and delicious home-brewed beers in front of a movie! Great food, great service, very clean and cozy! We will return!!
17:21 10 Nov 20
I am a bit late in this review but not short in memory as to how wonderful our stay at Turning Water's was!We had booked several rooms for my sons wedding - then Covid hit. The graciousness of our host, Brenda, in helping us sort out our initial room reservations was, well, gracious.She was a wonderful host throughout, even aiding in my other son's 'pants too big and in the wedding party' debacle (he had flown in from fighting fires out west).There were countless considerations and niceties at an exciting but anxious time for us, and surely, a difficult business time for Turning Waters.Brenda, thank you for your welcome, warmth, incredible breakfast, beautiful rooms, your advice and the lovely tavern to congregate in.Your B&B is lovely - and you even more so.
14:57 29 Oct 20
Just got home from an amazing weekend away. This is by far one of the best Bed and Breakfasts we have been to. Brenda has thought through every detail. Homey, clean, comfortable, amazing breakfast, attached brew pub! Brenda was knowledgeable about things to do nearby and this B&B is central to amazing parks, wineries and shopping attractions. Highly recommend!
00:51 19 Oct 20
Fantastic place. Terrific food, but honestly the amazing beer made the trip. Brenda took great care of u