The Magic Door is a stately, three story Victorian located on a spacious corner lot, just four blocks from downtown Northfield, Minnesota.  It was built in 1899 by Henry Boe, the owner of one of Northfield's first hardware stores.  The house has been both a private residence and a triplex before we purchased it in February 2001 to create our bed & breakfast. The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast
Northfield, Minnesota

An intimate and elegant bed and breakfast located in Northfield, Minnesota!

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Of the city's numerous annual events, The Defeat of Jesse James Days, a four day festival in early September, attracts the most visitors and publicity. The celebration ignites the town with a carnival atmosphere and features a daily parade and re-enactment of the famed James Gang robbery attempt of the Northfield Bank in 1876.

For a small town, Northfield offers quite a variety of dining options. In addition to American cuisine, and the numerous pizza places you'd expect to find in a college town, we also have Indian, Mexican, and Chinese venues and even a Japanese Grill that serves fresh sushi for lunch and dinner! Blocks away from St. Olaf, you'll find the Ole Store Restaurant, which featues an upscale, casual atmosphere and an innovative menu that is drawing raves from the locals.

The Downtown area is quaint and inviting, featuring a wide variety of unique shops, a coffee house, ice cream parlour, bakery, museum and even a town square. It's a great place to wander around, shopping, snacking...relaxing by the river.

Live music is often available downtown at the Tavern Lounge, The Contented Cow, and The Grand Event Center, and also in nearby Dundas at Dawn's Corner Bar. The colleges frequently offer free concerts throughout the year, as well as sporting events, lectures and seminars. Theater performances are presented by the Northfield Arts Guild and other independent theater groups. For a complete list of local events, contact the Northfield Chamber at (800) 658-2584 or check their websites: or For local events and information: and

If you are interested in renting kayaks or canoes for boating trips on the Cannon River, please contact The Gear Resource in downtown Northfield at 507-407-GEAR;;

Northfield Highlights
  • Picturesque, historic downtown area
  • St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges
  • The Cannon River
  • Shops and Antique Stores
  • Hiking, Biking, canoeing & golf
  • Snowmobiling & skiing
  • Numerous Parks
  • Carleton's Japanese Garden & Aboretum
  • The Christmas Festival
  • The Winter Walk
The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast-Northfield, Minnesota

The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast-Northfield, Minnesota

Local art and theater: (507) 645-8877
Northfield Arts Guild

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The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast
818 Division St. South
Northfield, Minnesota   55057
(507) 581-0445
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Pamela Sanford, Innkeeper

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