Welcome to the historic Hallett House! Built in 1920 for Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Hallett, this beautiful deco style home rests on 11 acres of mature white pine, Norway and oak. In 1936 the house was significantly redesigned and expanded to include a beautiful library with a bay window and fireplace by noted architect Edwin H. Lundie and maintains its original elegance to this day.
Your stay will be a restful one as you read a book in our library and enjoy a Czech style breakfast. Have the opportunity to see fine Czech pottery and glassware. Enjoy the beautiful gardens with it's pond and waterfall.
All rooms have a private bath. Each room is named after one of our favorite movie stars and you can watch movies in your room as each room is equipped with cable TV and wifi.
HALLETT HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST ROOM NAMES
Several people have asked us why we named our rooms after famous movie stars. When we thought about what to call the rooms for our bed and breakfast, we thought about naming them after authors as the previous owners did. We certainly had some favorite authors, but too many and so it was difficult to decide. We keep referring to the master suite as “Jessie’s room”. Then we talked to someone who knew Jessie Hallett well. She told us that Jessie loved pink and rose and also loved nice clothing and perfumes. She had a number of perfume bottles on her dressing table which reflected in the many mirrors that lined her beautiful dressing room. For some reason it made us think of Elizabeth Taylor and this room became the Elizabeth Taylor room.
We have a number of wonderful black and white photos from old movies. We found some great shots of “Liz” and decided to frame them. From there it was easy. The big white bed in the next bedroom reminded us of Marilyn Monroe. We framed some classic photos of Marilyn and named this room the Marilyn Monroe room. The room with the twin beds was simple. We found a few shots of Laurel and Hardy and that fit – thus the Laurel and Hardy room.
The room on the main floor just off the living room has several outdoor landscape pictures with deer and reminded us of some of the movies that John Wayne starred in. The living room is furnished with antique furniture that could have been used in one of his movies so this room became the John Wayne room. Now all of our rooms have names of famous past movie stars who will never be forgotten or go out of style.
Looking for something to do in the Deerwood/Crosby MN area?
* Antique Shopping
* Site Seeing