7 bed, 5 bath, sleeps 14
About Dave Wahlstedt
Husband and father of two - we all live on-site in the upstairs apartment of the adjacent garage building. Full-time innkeeper and part-time gardener, handyman and community volunteer.
Dave Wahlstedt purchased this House in 2002
Why Dave Wahlstedt chose Excelsior
Because it's such a great old house and Excelsior is such a wonderful place to live - even if it's just for a few days!
What makes this House unique
Great front porch, historic charm and access to so many wonderful businesses make this a special place to live and to visit.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
It is a beautiful property! The front porch (along with it's absence of mosquitoes) made for enjoyable evenings. The walkability of the location simply cannot be beat! If there was a downside, I'd say it was the carpeting in the upstairs rooms (up the more narrow staircase) as these rooms seemed to have a musty smell to them. The only other thing (and it is a minor one) was that on the upper balcony, there was a full/dirty ashtray that had then filled with rainwater.
Perfect place to see the town and the lake
Right in the heart of historic Excelsior, this beautiful property has 7 bedrooms. We rented the entire house, which we needed, to have an additional refrigerator, and a "public" space where people could go to watch TV. We would have liked showers in all the bathrooms, but otherwise the home had everything we needed for a great family reunion. We would love to return sometime!
Thanks for staying with us and thanks for the great review! We are working on all the bathrooms - three done in the last couple years and and two to go, with the next scheduled for September, 2019. Then just one more to go - probably early 2020.
Perfect location for a Family reunion
Organizing a family reunion at the Bird House Inn was very easy with David's recommendations on how to arrange the rooms to suit our family structure. We really enjoyed having the entire house with use of the kitchen so we could make our own meals. Being able to rent tables and chairs was also a tremendous asset.
A fantastic location for a reunion!
Excellent and responsive owners. Clean and beautiful!
What an amazing experience!
The Birdhouse Inn is such a charming place. It is tucked away on the main drag in Excelsior, walking distance from many restaurants and lake Minnetonka. The owner is very friendly and he made it a very seamless experience. The property itself is maintained very well and has very picturesque landscaping all the way around.
From start to finish this was an exceptional experience!
Thanks so much, and glad it was everything you had hoped for! We loved having your group here - very fun bunch!