The Cottage

Imagine relaxing in the ambience of a cozy cottage nestled in wooded bluffs. The Contented Cottage Bed and Breakfast is just steps away from the well known St Olaf College Campus and one mile west of the Carleton College Campus in the historic town of Northfield Minnesota. The Contented Cottage Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located 35 minutes south of the Mall of America and just 50 minutes northwest of the Mayo Hospital in Rochester Minnesota. The Cottage is perfect for out-of-town or out-of-country visitors, or as a well deserved staycation for St. Paul and Minneapolis metro area residents.

Wake up from a restful sleep and the wonderful smell of a delicious tw0 course breakfast. After Breakfast you can hike or bike the well kept trails up or down the Cannon River or hit the shops in downtown Northfield. You can learn the history about how the Northfield residents defeated  Jesse James and the Younger gang from robbing the First National Bank on September 7, 1876. This will be a destination place you will never forget.


Please be aware, Contented Cottage is built on a Bluff and there is a flight of stairs to the Cottage front door enterence. There are also a flight of stairs to 2 of the rooms. There is no handicap enterence in the cottage.  Please feel free to call or e-mail Contented cottage with any questions or concerns.  


Relax on 3 season screened in Porch.

Baby it's cold outside!!


There are no strangers here, just friends who have not met.

Lisa and Steve were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. It was a lovely cottage, comfy bed and very clean. Northfield is a cute and interesting college town. Not far from downtown.


September 2016

“Our host was very welcoming and the location is ideal if you are visiting your St. Olaf student as we were. The room was spacious, quiet and very comfortable. We were very happy with our decision to book this room.”

Elizabeth 10/27/2016



Very quiet, clean and comfortable, nicely decorated. We had a pleasant stay, short and sweet, as we only stayed one night.

Patricia October 2016


The experience was breathtaking. The bed and breakfast here at Contented Bed and Breakfast was nothing short of amazing. Steve and Lisa went above above and beyond the call of duty, and they truly made us feel at home. I wanted to do something special for my girlfriend and I, and you guys gave us that and more. We will definitely be back, and we will spread the word to others. Once again thank you for the wonderful experience, and i wish you guys nothing but continued success.

Yours truly,
Gerald and Krystle


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