Tel: 507 720 1324
Concierge.com's insider take:
Forget this hotel's dowdy dining room; the best place to eat in the old-fashioned clapboard building is the open-air bar. Wrought-iron tables are scattered around the covered terrace beside the garden and inside along the gleaming wooden bar. No matter where you sit, even at one of the cozy couches tucked in the back, you'll be warmed by one of the flickering fireplaces. (Evenings can be chilly in the mountains, even in summer.) The cuisine spans the globe but is uniformly good: Try the grilled salmon with asparagus in a dill-cream sauce, or the seafood stew with lobster, octopus, and squid in a saffron–red-pepper broth. Leave room for a slice of lemon pie, the house specialty; you can always walk off the extra calories on the trails that crisscross the inn's beautifully landscaped grounds.