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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The Magic Door turned out to be one of the best b&bs we've been in the US. It's a vintage home restored to historic look and feel. All the decor and touches are reminiscent of 19th Century, early 20th. Pamela, the owner, has put a lot of thought, resources, and effort in presenting a very pleasant b&b. Our room was...

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pamdog818, Owner at The Magic Door, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and positive review. It means a lot to get high marks from someone who is so well traveled! I really appreciate your feedback. Just two points I should clarify: The room that you stayed in and described is the Summer Suite which actually has a king sized...

Shreveport, Louisiana
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We chose to stay in Northfield as an access point because we were departing the next morning from M SP airport. What a delight! The magic door is a lovely home centrally located in the small town of Northfield. Pamela was so very accommodating with our schedule and made our stay most pleasant. Northfield is a wonderful town just to...

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pamdog818, Owner at The Magic Door, responded to this review

Hi Sanders! Thanks for the nice review. Northfield is a sweet little town... but we can always use an infusion of Southern charm! I hope you and Suzanne will make your way back sometime. Maybe for a dose of Minnesota winter? I'm guessing you don't see much snow in Shreveport. Hot chocolate on the porch is almost as good as...

Springhill, Louisiana
Reviewed 21 May 2015

This B & B was just what we needed to conclude a 2700 mile road trip through five states and two Canadian provinces. The Magic Door is wonderfully decorated with historic pictures of Northfield, and the owner/hostess was terrific on the hospitality scale. Super breakfast, warm conversations, and beautiful cats (better love cats). Intimate and elegant!

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pamdog818, Owner at The Magic Door, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words Charlie. It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely wife! But... to all of those with cat allergies.. please be advised that my cats are never allowed in any of the guest areas and receive introductions by request only. (when they are in the mood)

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 15 May 2015

A truly warm and congenial atmosphere with pleasant conversations. The breakfasts were exquisite; the room and bed were cozy and comfortable. Outstanding place to stay. I hope to stay there again this year.

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pamdog818, Owner at The Magic Door, responded to this review

Thank you Caroll! I look forward to seeing you again in the fall.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 April 2015

My wife and I found this B&B through TripAdvisor when planning a college visit with our daughter who was checking out Carleton College. The reviews all sounded very good, so we came in with high expectations, and we generally stay at nice places when we travel as a family. Bottom line, our expectations were exceeded. Staying with Pamela at The...

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pamdog818, Owner at The Magic Door, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Wow. That was so nice. Pamela

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 December 2014

This is a real find especially for couples. Whether you are visiting the river towns of Minnesota or visiting your child at one of the two colleges in Northfield you will not be disappointed. The establishment is a beautiful victorian style, immaculately decorated, very clean, and comfortable. And the breakfasts are fantastic. There are only 3 rooms so book in...

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Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 27 November 2014

The Magic Door is a lovely 1899 home just south of downtown Northfield. My room's decor was a bit eclectic, but others (like the room downstairs), are handsomely appointed -- in keeping with the age of the house. A whirlpool might be an important feature for many, but I would rather the original deep claw foot soaking tub. Pamela was...

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Reviewed 13 October 2014

I've visited Northfield a number of times over the past three years. The Magic Door is the best place to stay in the city. The B&B is very clean, warm, charming and comfortable. The Sunshine Room has a lovely gas burning stove fireplace, all day natural light, a large dressing closet, and a bathroom with an oversized, classic, whirlpool tub...

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pamdog818, Owner at The Magic Door, responded to this review

I just figured out how to respond to reviews. (I'm a little slow) But thanks Kristen! I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate the kind words and the nice review. I feel I should mention, in case it may be confusing, that the "Sunshine room" you referred to is actually called Spring Thing. It is quite bright...

Lanesboro, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Pam was very welcoming. When we arrived she had wine, cheese, crackers and other goodies awaiting our arrival. Our room was perfect right on the main floor. We spent a lot on the front porch - enjoyed refreshment and visiting with Pam. We got to spend three nights here. We were there for Jesse James Day's and had an outstanding...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We loved our stay at the Magic Door. Pamela was accommodating and welcoming and our room (the Summer Suite) was spacious, private, beautifully decorated and super-comfortable. The plush-topped queen-sized bed was a delight, and the double whirlpool appreciated. There are lots and lots of extra thoughtful touches, too, like the unlimited Netflix access on the flat-screen t.v., the sherry decanter,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lovely, three story Victorian, located just blocks from historic downtown area. Comfortable beds and furnishings, whirlpools, fireplaces, mini-fridges, Cable TV/DVD's, movie library, afternoon snack, complimentary wine and sherry, delicious full breakfast. The place to be pampered in Northfield. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Magic Door

Address: 818 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-2429
Region: United States > Minnesota > Northfield
Price Range: $121 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“They all looked gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles pdxbanitts, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Only three rooms, so ask for the Summer Suite. The other rooms are just as tasteful only smaller.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlieP354, 20 May 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms are lovely. The sizes vary, so choose according to how much private space you require. The common living room is spacious and welcoming for hanging out in.”
 of 5 bubbles BostonFamily70, 25 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All 3 rooms are exceptional.”
 of 5 bubbles jfo2000, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Ask if the room trends cool or warm.”
 of 5 bubbles okie56, 27 Nov 2014 | Read review
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