// Bed & Breakfast //The Urstad House
The Urstad House Bed & Breakfast, located in the rolling hills of Kiester, Minnesota embodies a unique character of eclectic style, not Victorian, Craftman, or Modern but a combination of all three. Our suites are delightfully and individually designed for you to rest and rejuvenate. Along with that our chairs and couches are chosen for style and comfort to create a space for you to curl up with that novel you have been wanting to read or share a quiet moment with a friend. The front porch invited you to spend a Spring/Summer afternoon visiting with other guests or friends sipping a glass of lemonade.
Al and Hope
The home was built for the towns first Doctor Oscar Urstad in 1903. Oscar was born in 1870 in Norway. At the age of 18 the ambitious young man left his native land in search of opportunity for America and landed in New York. He made his way to Mitchell County Iowa and worked on a farm for 2 years. He then moved to Mount Horeb WI and secured a clerical position at a general store, but at the end of 2 years he returned to Iowa obtaining work at a drug store in Lake Mills This job led him to his interest in the science of medicine.
In 1895 he married Nettie Lee in Lake Mills Iowa. In 1896 Oscar began his studies to fit himself for a professional career. He attended the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons at Indianapolis Ind. From which he graduated in 1900.
The home was built for the town’s first Doctor. Several years ago the Innkeepers purchased the home and saved it from demolition. The home has been beautifully restored with original woodwork etc. It has also been updated with new wiring, plumbing, in floor heating system, and updated and enlarged suites and bathrooms.
You can have full access to the home except for the private kitchen. The main floor features a living room, parlor, and dining room where a four course breakfast will be served to our guests. The second floor has 2 private suites for our guests and also features a sitting area which has a mini fridge and coffee bar, smart TV and fireplace.
The day can come early in Baron’s room, named after a grandson. This room features a bay window that faces East to allow morning sunlight in. The room also has a beautiful queen-sized sleigh bed artfully adorned with pillows and luxurious linens. Enjoy sleeping on the high quality Verlo mattress that boosts energy, recovery, and well-being. Turn on the fireplace and relax and watch a movie on the 42” smart TV.
Quinn’s Room is named after a granddaughter and features a wrought iron Queen Sized bed with luxurious high-quality linens and pillows along with a high quality mattress by Verlo, known to boost energy, recovery and well-being. Relax and unwind by watching a movie on the 42” smart TV turn on the corner fireplace and read a book.