Tired of the same cookie-cutter generic accommodations ? You know, those places with the “free” breakfast buffet taht are so conveniently located at an interstate exit, next to a regional mall and just down the street from the omni-present national fast-food eateries ?
There’s an accommdations with a personal touch in Taylors Falls, Minnesota offering something a bit different. In fact, it is one of a kind place, The Old Jail Bed & Breakfast.
As the name indicates the modern day B&B used to be a jail. Theses days it is still set up that way.
The Taylors Fall Jail (now the B&B) was built next door to a saloon (now also part of the B&B) in 1884. Over the years it also served as an ice house, shoe repair shop and garage. Historian Helen White restored it as a Jail, and in 1981 it opened as Minnesota’s first licensed Bed & Breakfast.
In this Conversation on the Road (originally recorded in August, 2007) we hear more about the history of the buildings, how they werre turned into a Bed & Breakfast, and just what travelers might experience as they pay to spend a night in jail.