Relax in Beautifully Remodeled Vintage Suites!

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

* 2 - Two bedroom Suites available
* Each Suite approximately 1500 Square Feet
* Each two bedroom Suite sleeps up to 7 guests
* Each Suite features full Bathroom with Jetted Tub
* Fully equipped kitchen in each Suite
* Private Laundry included
* Rent the entire building to easily sleep 14 comfortably
* Longer Term rentals available at discounted rates
* Corporate Rates available

Please contact owner to discuss how we can fulfill your specific needs.

Bell Tower Suites is nestled on the quiet Main Street of Saint Clair, Minnesota. This is classic small-town America but just a short 10 minute drive to the Mankato/North Mankato area with every amenity you will need.

This beautiful vintage church is built on a diagonal, providing a sense of grand architecture with 24 foot high ceilings while offering serenity and calmness from the original round-topped stained glass windows. Guests will find Bell Tower Suites to be the perfect place for their family gathering while a honeymoon couple will find the peace, quiet and anonymity that they long for. Each suite is completely furnished with two bedrooms, living area, full sized kitchen, huge bathroom which includes a jet-air tub and separate shower. Everything is supplied from linens to dishes and utensils. The suite has its own home-style stacked washer and dryer combination. The living area is well appointed with a gas fireplace, flat screen HD TV and DVD player. Free high speed Wi-Fi is just one more modern amenity in this stunning facility. Owner/Manager is conveniently nearby should you need anything during your stay.

The Mankato area is alive with restaurants, night spots, shopping, theaters and many special events related to Minnesota State University-Mankato and Mankato’s significance as a hub in Southern Minnesota. You can appreciate the beautiful Minnesota River Valley setting for its scenic views, canoeing / kayaking opportunities, fishing and wide variety of parks, hiking and biking trails. There are a number of wineries in the area for those who enjoy wine tastings. If you are a sports fan, remember that Mankato is home to the Vikings Training Camp, traditionally held during the first part of August every year. Book early!
All of this makes Bell Tower Suites the perfect vacation destination.

For the Laura Ingalls Wilder fans, the town of Walnut Grove is a nice, easy day trip from Bell Tower Suites. Come in July to see the “Wilder Pageants” re-enact highlights from Laura’s life in an outdoor drama. Also explore the Deep Valley and see the real Betsy-Tacy homes from the Maude Hart Lovelace book series that was based in Mankato.

Scrap bookers, quilters, and crafters especially enjoy Bell Tower Suites. Perfect for a ladies’ get-a-way weekend, the suites offer lots of living space and lots of crafting space also. Each guest will find a full-sized craft table with individual task lighting available for her use. Imagine being able to set up your scrap booking materials - and leaving them set up and undisturbed for the duration of your stay! Located on the second floor, the craft room is situated in former Sunday school rooms. The craft room houses a computer and printer station. A Cricut cutting machine is available for guest use, no need to lug your personal one around on vacation. The computer and Cricut are loaded with the ‘Sure Cuts A Lot’ software program which allows crafters to cut lettering and shapes directly from the computer. There no longer is a need to purchase expensive cutting pattern cartridges when utilizing the ‘Sure Cuts A Lot’ program.

Whether you are looking for a scrap booking retreat, a unique venue to host a family gathering, bustling night life, or a restful landing spot after a busy day of hiking and biking - - Bell Tower Suites provides the perfect spot to help you enjoy your well-deserved vacation time.

Keywords: suites, retreat, scrap booking, quilting, sewing, knitting, reception, wedding, graduation, private get-a-way, holiday party, family reunion, girls weekend, church retreat, business travel, executive stay, skiing, Mankato, MNSU, MSU, Mankato State University, Minnesota State

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Property Type

  • Lodge

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors only ...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The futon is full size and in living room of this suite. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    The futon is full size and in the living room of this suite....moreless

  • There is one King size bed, and three Twin or Single Beds in each suite. Also there is a full sized futon sofa in each suite. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Washer/dryer in the bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Washer/dryer is supplied in bathroom....moreless

  • There are very large bathrooms with plenty of space. Each bathroom has a separate shower and tub. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • soaring stained glass windows, scrapbooking craft rooms, meeting areas, pianos, adjacent to city park, near trail systems,...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Child's booster seat upon request. Extra folding chairs available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Located upstairs in craft room with printer and Cricut ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Everything you need!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is spacious with a gas fireplace, a large screen TV, and pull out futon mattress to sleep more people. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    A very large parking lot!...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is always free at the Bell Tower!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, silverware, and utensils. Everything you need!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need! ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with appliances, dishes, utensils, cookware, coffee....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee and filters are supplied. A complimentary fruit or snack basket is supplied as well. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side refrigerator and freezer with water and ice dispenser. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Flat top stove. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 5
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Maintenace Fee $45
  • Tax Rate 6.895%


RATE LISTED is based on a SINGLE SUITE RENTAL (two bedroom).

"Rental Basis: Per Property" indicates 1 Suite. 2 Suites are available.

*Two or four bedroom rentals available.

*A two bedroom area sleeps up to 7.

*Credit card number must remain on file as a damage deposit.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
Check availability
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Car: Recommended

Winery, MSU Vikings training camp in August. MSU theater.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: We are Al & Kerrie Hertaus owners and builder of the Bell Tower Suites. We purchased the Building back in 2007, remodeled and made it into what it is today.

Why Saint Clair, MN, USA:
We purchased the building because of its incredible original architecture and because of its good fortune of being located in a welcoming village, just a few minutes from Mankato. The structure is very unique and accommodating for families, couples, and scrap booking groups.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Bell Tower Suites is unlike any other vacation rental. When was the last time that you ate a meal or watched your favorite movie while sitting near soaring stained glass windows? The generous living space offers room to stretch out and truly relax. It is the best of both worlds. Tucked into a quiet, family neighborhood with plenty of off-street parking, your night’s sleep is sure to be uninterrupted. Yet, just 10 minutes away is the busy social life of the Mankato/North Mankato metropolitan area. You’ve earned your vacation time – make the most of it with a stay at Bell Tower Suites!

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  • Charming and vintage.

    Charming and vintage.

  • Patio Seating Area

    Patio Seating Area

  • Original Stained Glass Windows, at Dusk

    Original Stained Glass Windows, at Dusk

  • Relax in Comfort by the Fireplace - Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Building!

    Relax in Comfort by the Fireplace - Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Building!

  • Craft room over-looks Suite 2

    Craft room over-looks Suite 2

  • Entry area

    Entry area

  • Bell Tower Suites is nestled in small town America.

    Bell Tower Suites is nestled in small town America.

  • 2 Blocks to the river

    2 Blocks to the river

  • Stained Glass -Suite 1

    Stained Glass -Suite 1

  • Suite 2

    Suite 2

  • Suite 2 Kitchen

    Suite 2 Kitchen

  • Craft Room Windows Overlook Living Area

    Craft Room Windows Overlook Living Area

  • Lots of Space for Scrap Booking!

    Lots of Space for Scrap Booking!

  • Sitting area of Suite 2

    Sitting area of Suite 2

  • Second Bedroom of Suite 2

    Second Bedroom of Suite 2

  • Stained glass Dove in the shadow of the 12' Christmas Tree

    Stained glass Dove in the shadow of the 12' Christmas Tree

  • Full light through the Stained Glass

    Full light through the Stained Glass

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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