Architect, most famous for the design of the Minnesota State Capitol and the Library of Congress in Washington.
Hotel:  Designed by Cass Gilbert.
Built in 1898 - a slice of European graciousness in the heart of the Midwest.  Hotel was revived in 1974.  One of 3 dining rooms features a 150 year old imported  Bavarian Pine wainscoting, hand-carved chairs, and European chandeliers.  Nationally renowned Bavarian folk artist, Pipka, has added decorative accents throughout the building.
11 guest rooms with gas fireplaces and luxurious whirlpool baths.  Exquisite folk painted furniture provides a different color and flower theme for each room complete with armoires, canopied beds, European lace curtains, Eiderdown comforters and pillows covered with Austrian linens.  Enamel overlay chandeliers and wall sconces exemplify Czech glasswork at its best.
Award winning chef for fine gourmet dining.  Gift shop features quality items unavailable elsewhere: Furniture, lampshades and dolls from the Menzel Workshop in Bavaria; gifts and glassware from Central and Eastern Europe.  Christmas year round highlights European and American craftsmanship. 
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