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It Would Be a Crime Not to Stay at the Elkader Jailhouse Inn
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It Would Be a Crime Not to Stay at the Elkader Jailhouse Inn

Are you ready to spend a night in jail?

Visit the Elkader Jailhouse Inn that rests on a three-acre lot overlooking the historic town of Elkader to spend the night in a “unique lodging experience that transcends the ordinary.”

The old Clayton County Jail, a historic, limestone building, that was built in 1870 has been transformed by Julie Carlisle-Kane and Dr. Tim Kane.

The Elkader Jailhouse Inn has three different suites available year round. During summer and early fall months of May through October, the lodging offers a home-cooked breakfast meal and hot, fresh coffee to kick off the morning.  From November through April, the inn operates as a bed and bath only.

The Harstad Suite, located on the 3rd floor, is a two-person suite. The bath has a two-person soaker tub, shower, and bidet.

The Botanical Suite, located on the 2nd floor, is also a two-person suite. The spacious bath has a two-person air tub, shower, all with a beautiful view of the garden and the Turkey Valley.

The Emma Big Bear Suite can accommodate 2-5 people. One room has a queen bed while another room has both a double and twin bed. The private bath is located across the hall.

The old cell block has been transformed into a comfy hangout that will make you feel at home. With a big screen TV, shuffleboard, and other board games and cards, the cell block is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a beverage of choice.

For more information, head to Elkader Jailhouse Inn’s website, call 563.580.0041, or email heyjule1@hotmail.com.

No one wants to have to spend the night in jail, unless it is at the Elkader Jailhouse Inn!

Written by Amy Bonvillain; Photo Credit to Elkader Jailhouse Inn

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