Guest Comments

Comments from In-Room Journals

 We are now encouraging guests to write a comment on Trip Advisor or Google.  Nonetheless, we still have journals in the rooms which guests enjoy perusing. There is a sampling here of comments made through 2013.  You might be suspicious, wondering if all the comments are as positive as these. We hope you’ll book a stay with us and see for yourself!

John & Sandra
Innkeepers

 

Main Subject Comment Room & Date
Anniversary
Thank you for the wonderful memories!  We would not have wanted to spend our anniversary anywhere else!

Janel & Nate
Spring Lake Park

Aspen Room
February ’13
Beyond Just another B & B John & Sandy, thank you for going beyond just a Bed ‘n Breakfast!  The conversation & welcoming as if we are family were completely unexpteted.

Suzanne & Franklin
Andover

Aspen Room
February ’13
Stayed in for Pizza
This was our first stay in a bed and breakfast.  The grounds are beautiful & the hosts are exceptional.  Wine, cheese and conversation were great!  We also relaxed with a paddleboat ride and my wife drove a golf cart for the first time ever.  We had planned to go into town to each but this place is so beautiful that we opted for the pizza on the deck.

Dave & Bethany
Lonsdale

Aspen Room
June ’13
Unexpected Delight!
What an unexpected delight we’ve had!  John & Sandy are quite comfortable hosts with a welcoming home.  Our first B&B stay and this may be the only B&B we’ll ever stay at and come back to!

Mary Sue & Walter
New Hope

Owners’ Suite
November ’12
Returned a Dozen Times! … And with that, I believe we have stayed here an even dozen times and have officially stayed in every toom.  As always, very relaxing and fabulous food and company.  Every trip leaves us dreading our return to the real world!

Ed & Gretchen
Columbia Heights

Owners’ Suite
May ’13
First Visit
This was our first time visiting here but it won’t be our last!  I’ve never seen such a spirit of ecellence and hospitality expressed in every detail.  John and Sandy, your are innkeepers extraordinaire!  We had an absolutely wonderful time and will surely be back.

Joanie & Casey
St. Cloud

Owners’ Suite
October ’13
Favorite Getaway on Earth!
Another great day and year just past, at one of Christine’s most favorite getaways on earth, Woodland Trails in Hinckley!

Terry & Christine
Rosemount

Royal Fern Room
February ’13
Romantic Sleigh Ride
Thank you so much for another wonderful stay at your spectacular home.  Your attention to detail, warm hospitality and all the extras make this a wonderful place to come back to.  The romantic sleigh ride was a first for Leslie and me.

Joel & Leslie
Brooklyn Park

Royal Fern Room
February ’13
Stay Excceeded Expectations
Thank you for another chapter in our memory book.  This was our 50th anniversary gift from our children.  Our stay here far exceeded our expectations!

Rich & Verlaine
Coon Rapids

Royal Fern Room
July ’13
Midnight Paddle Boat Ride
Thanks again for another great stay!  We still love your golf cards and land!  Our midngiht paddle boat ride was beautiful.  All the little touches, like the books in the room right down to the best robe ever.  Thanks for all!

Jackie & Shawn
Monticello

Royal Fern Room
August ’13
Surrounded by Nature’s Beauty
John & Sandra, this was our 3rd time back and it was as wonderful as ever.  This is a great place, surrounded by nature’s beauty, to decompress from our busy lives.

Shanna & Chris
Forest Lake

Winterberry Room
April ’13
One Night Not Enough
Brian brought me back for our 3rd visit as a gift for Mother’s Day.  Of course we had a wonderful time.  We stayed only one night this time and vow to never do that again!  One night is simply not long enough!

Heidi & Brian
Woodbury

Winterberry Room
June ’13
Gift Certificates Back and Forth
Last year we gave my in-laws a gift certificate from Woodland Trails for their 36th wedding anniversary.  They loved their stay so much that they gave us a certificate for Christmas.  Now they are planning their return trip for their 37th anniversary!

Karen & Greg
Rosemount

Winterberry Room
August ’13
This is the Best B & B
No words can express how much we enjoyed our time here celebrating our 11th anniversary.  We have stayed in many B&Bs over they years and this is far and away our favorite.  Your home, porperty, food and company are above and beyond our expectations.

Russ & Christy
Mantorville

Winterberry Room
Septemer ’13
Snowflakes, Bears, Turkeys and Deer in May
We had a great time again!  Saw things we hadn’t seen before, like snowflakes in May.  Also saw two black bears grazing at the feeding station out our window one night and may deer the oher night.  Then we counted 10 turkeys in the morning eating away.  What a wilderness get-away!  In additon, great food and fellowship!

Judy & Eldon
Shoreview

Red Oak Room
May ’13
1st Anniversary Celebration
This was our first time here.  For our 1st anniversary, this is by far the coolest place I’ve every stayed at!  We loved riding the golf carts on the trails and watching for deer from our windows.

Riley & Jenna
New Brighton

Red Oak Room
August ’13
Unique B & B
We have never experienced such a unique Bed and Breakfast.  The hospitality was out of this world.  John & Sandy really know how to do it right.  The games they included for entertainment were awesome.  The conversations and meeting new friends, priceless!  I can’t imagine ever going to another bed and breakfast that could hold a candle to this.

Linda & Steve
Cold Spring

Red Oak Room
August ’13
Visit # 13 or 14!
Thank you  for letting us stay with you once again.  I think this was visit number 13 or 14 for us.  This time was speciial, though, because we convinced my parents to join us.  They now know why we love this place so much!  Thank you, John & Sandra, for making this our “Home away from home”.

Gretchen & Ed
Columbia Heights

Red Oak Room
October ’13
Birthday Celebration
Thank you so much for a delightful stay in the country!  You made us feel so welcome.  The food was delicious and we loved your decor.  It was a perfect place to celebrate Wayne’s 40th birthday.

Marjorie & Wayne
Coon Rapids

Winterberry Room
November ’12
New Friends
We enjoyed our stay very much!  Wonderful hospitality and we made some new friends.  You have a great thing going here; hope you are able to keep the B&B running for many more years!

Joel & Denise
Champlin

Owners’ Suite
November ’12
Nicest B&B Ever
John & Sandra: We have stayed at a good number of Bed & Breakfasts and this is by far the nicest ever!  You two are amazing & fun hosts.

Craig & Mary
Shakope

St. Croix Room
October ’12
Paddle Boat Rookies What a wonderful weekend getaway!  Everything was just perfect, the weather, the breakfasts and John and Sandy, most of all, your hospitality!  This was my first time on a paddle boat.  Fun!  The trail rides in the woods, Wow!  We loved all the fall colors.

Ron & Sharon
New Ulm

Winterberry Room
September ’12
2nd Stay This is our second trip here and the best one night stay we have had!  New Year’s Eve was nice, snowfall, deer watching, but late September, fall colors and more deer!  Tht was breath taking!  This was a beautiful place to celebrate our 4th anniversary.

Blaine & Melissa
Ogilvie MN

St. Croix Room
September ’12
So cozy!!
John & Sandra: thanks for the amazing welcome basket full of goodies.  We enjoyed them on a picnic during our day trip to Duluth today.  We love the suite and our private sitting room.  So cozy!  Loved it when Lucky wanted to stay with us.

Roger & Barb
Amboy MN

Owners’ Suite
September ’12
36th Anniversary
Celebrated in Style!
John & Sandra: Lee and I enjoyed our stay; what an amazing and relaxing setting.  You are so gratious to your guests.  The conversation of adventures at Woodland Trails will warm our hearts.  Our 36th anniversary was celebrated in style at Woodland Trails!

Kathy & LeRoy
Hugo MN

Red Oak Room
September ’12
First Time
Away from
the Baby!
John & Sandy: Thank you for yet another wonderful stay!  We feel like we have come here to share different milestones in our live.  This time we are new parents!  This was our first night together without the baby.

Dan & Carla
Robbinsdale MM

Aspen Room
September ’12
24th Anniversary
Dear John & Sandy,
Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at this beautiful home.  After sending our daughter off to college, this was a special way to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary!

Lois & Greg
Rosemount MN

Aspen Room
September ’12
Hugs to
Lucky & Lady!
Dear Sandy & John,
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend!  We love Woodland Trails – it was the perfect place to celebrate our 5th anniversary.  You are so warm & welcoming, we felt right at home chatting around the table last night.  Thanks for a great experience!  Oh, and hugs to Lady & Lucky!

Megan & Jeremy
Minneapolis MN

Aspen Room
September ’12
10th Visit! Thanks again for opening your beautiful B&B for us!  I think you probably know by now (since this is visit #10 for us) that we kind of like it here!

Gretchen & Ed
Columbia Heights MN

Winterberry Room
September ’12
Mini-Moon
Sandy,
We are so lucky to have been referred to your B&B!  It was an amazing “mini-moon” for us.  What a great way to end our wedding week!  We enjoyed exploring the grounds, saw a few deer and even caught a few fish!

Joey & Becca
Alexandria MN

Witnerberry Room
August ’12
From
New York
Thank you so much for everything.  Woodland Trails was the perfect place for Bruce and I to stay in Minnesota!

Dorothy & Bruce
Jamestown New York

Aspen Room
August ’12
Gift Certificate for our Anniversary John & Sandra: Our daughter, Emily, gave us a gift certificate for Woodland Trails.  It has turned out to be a special time to reflect, celebrate and enjoy our 38th wedding anniversary.  Your home, grounds, food and company have made this celebration tremendous!!

Barb & Greg
New Brighton MN

Winterbery Room
August ’12
Retirement Party John & Sandy,
We came here last night for the retirement party of our very good friend. This place – your home – is one of the most fabulous places we have been.  Every room has such a touch of class!  The grounds are beautiful – flowers, pond, gazebo, campfire, trails … you have ti all!

Tim & Betty
Vallley City ND

Red Oak
July ’12
Pampered
in the Woods!
John & Sandra:
Thank you for your warm hospitality and sharing your beautiful property. What a wonderful blend of elegance and nature.  Nothing like being papered in the woods!

Ann & Kevin
Apple Valley

Red Oak Room
July ’12
Spotless
Rooms
John & Sandy,
What a delightful getaway!  The accoimmodations were first flass – extra comfy beds, spotless rooms decorated to a “T”, georgeous natural surroundings and true peace & tranquility.  You both made our visit exceptional – great food, indoor & outdoor activities to enjoy and good company.  It’s always fun to have new adventures – meeting new people, seeing new places, seeing “Fred the Bear”and not being a “newbie” at geocaching anymore.

Lee & Jim
Little Canada

Royal Fern Room
August ’12
Mother – Daughter weekend
with Fred the Bear!
Had tons of fun riding the golf carts on the great trails! Lots of butterflies, including a yellow swallowtail that kept following us! Everything is great here:  the place, the fool, John & Sandy, and the dogs.

Judy (Paynesville)
Mindy (Maple Grove)

Royal Fern Room
June ’12
4th Stay
Dear John & Sandy:
We are so grateful to be back for our 4th stay, celebrating our 19th anniversary.  We had other places in mind but, as you can see, we were drawn back to our favorite.  It is hard to top the gorgeous, serene setting and the A+ hospitality that have made deep inprints in our hearts and memories!

Marci & Steve
Ham Lake MN

Aspen Room
June ’12
Geocaching
Success!
John & Sandra: Thank you again for making a trip here memorable.  Staying in the Owners’ Suite was very different.  We enjoyed dinner at The Winds and Brian even won some money!  Thak you for the “hard” geocaching trip, which was successful.  We’ve had a great time and met some wonderful guests.

Michelle & Brian
Lino Lakes MN

Owners’ Suite
June ’12
Back
to
Nature
Memorial Day weekend!  Very special time for us to relax and get back to nature.  This is a fantastic way to meet new people, enjoy the history of the area and get out of the rain for a few days.

Mary & John
Duluth MN

Red Oak Room
May ’12
Returning
Guests
John & Sandy:
Once again we can’t say anything but wonderful things.  Three years ago we stumbled across this beautiful place and here we are again.  We are so happy we stayed two nights this time.  We were able to take a walk through your trails and find the hidden treasure.  We very much enjoyed the scavenger hunt in the living room and dining room.  Breakfast was amazing!

Caitlin & Aaron
Roseville MN

Red Oak Room
February ’12
Fred the Bear John & Sandy:
Wow, what a place! A piece of heaven.  From the minute we saw “Fred”, to your greeting at the car, we felt so special.  You made us feel like this was our home.  You are right on with all the amenities and the personal touches in each room.

Peg & Rhonda
Lewisville MN

Royal Fern Room
April ’12
Camaraderie!
Once again I am blessed to be able to spend an evening at Woodland Trails with my marvelous hosts (and friends!) John & Sandy.  The deer, squirrels and other wildlife were all around, showing off for their observers.  Cheese, crackers, wine and good company again added to the sense of relaxation and camaraderie.

Kathe
Milwaukee WI

Royal Fern Room
March ’12
Sleigh Ride
& Campfire
It’s taken use a while, but we finally made it back!  And we so enjoyed our time here!  As before, John & Sandra make us feel like family.  The sleigh ride and campfire were real treats.  A wonderful finishing touch to a beautiful day.

Sue & Bob
Long Lake MN

St. Croix Room
February ’12
Sleigh Ride for
Returning
Guests
John & Sandy:
Thanks for another wonderful & relaxing visit.  This is our 3rd stay and each has been equally as special.  The sleigh ride was great!  Your Woodland “Trails” are  perfect for  sleigh rides.  A great idea and something we really enjoyed.  His blessings on you!

Cynthia & Jim
Rothschild WI

Royal Fern Room
February ’12
7th Visit!
Returning fo rour 7th visit here and the first guests to stay in the Owners’ Suite — we weren’t disappointed!  Great breakfasts, hiking through the woods, bonfire in the snow and a great dinner at the Winds Restaurant.  Overall, a wonderfully relaxing weekend!

Jenny & Jayme
Sartell, MN

Owners’ Suite
October ’12
Magical
Sleigh Ride
John & Sandra: Thank you once again for shairing your beautiful home with us.  The sleigh ride was magical and the massages with Linda were so relaxing.  We always feel so comfortable the moment we enter your home.

Sue & Jim
Plymouth MN

Winterberry Room
January ’12