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Prairie Wind Retreat Center is a retreat center geared towards the needs of small groups of up to 10 guests. Located in Winnebago, South-Central Minnesota, Prairie Wind is 35 miles South of Mankato and 15 miles North of I90. Prairie Wind is an ideal setting for crafting groups.

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Prairie Wind is an ideal setting for crafting groups and family/wedding groups. Have guests visiting for graduation or holidays? Check with us about availability!

At Prairie Wind, you and your friends will find roomy, beautiful, and comfortable spaces to rest, relax, and create. Priced with the small group in mind, we offer "Pay by the Person" rates!

What Guests Are Saying

Every weekend, guests at Prairie Wind retreat center are very happy with the accommodations.

Most of our guests return to create, relax, and create more memories with their loved ones. 

"Beautiful, comfy place to relax/work/chat! Love the good lighting in the workroom!"
- Sue 
"Thank you so much for a quiet, relaxing time with good friends. We couldn't have asked for a more welcoming host. We even had time for quite a few crafts- between all the laughter!" - Jodie, Sara, Sharon, & Tracy 

"You made us feel so at home.  Treated us so special- made us feel like "queens."  Loved the lighting and chairs!" - Karen L

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Our Amenities

  • Tons of Workspace

    Four foot, six foot, and eight foot tables may be moved to meet your seating preferences.  Workspaces comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests.  Lighting is bright, electrical outlets are numerous, and power strips are provided.  Additional counter spaces are conveniently located for cutting tools to be used on them.

  • Retreat Center

    Prairie Wind Retreat Center is perfect for a group of friends who enjoy scrap-booking, quilting, paper-crafts or just hanging out together. The spacious, private and beautiful lower-level serves as the retreat area, while hosts remain on a different level of the home and are available to assist, as needed. The lower level is accessible by an exterior stairway, where guests may come and go without "bumping" into hosts.

  • Kitchen

    We offer a beautiful kitchen fully equipped with the tools you need for making meals: stove/oven, 18 Cu. refrigerator, microwave, Keurig Coffee Maker, drip style coffee maker and filters, toaster oven, crock pot, blender, hand held mixer, George Foreman grill, toaster, pots and pans, serving and mixing bowls, plate service for 10, drinking glasses, silverware, and more!

  • Free WIFI

    During your stay with us you'll have access to free high-speed internet. The wifi password awaits you at check in - should you choose to stay  connected.  

  • Crafting Tools

    We also provide the following for our crafters: Cricut Expression 2, Cricut MAKER machine (must have your own design space and tools), Cricut Easy Press, Quilting cutting board (must have your own rotary cutter / blades), wireless copier / printer, and more.

  • HDTV + Streaming Services

    The retreat center entertainment area is equipped with a large screen HDTV including subscriptions to Prime & Netflix perfect for a relaxing afternoon or evening!

Retreat Rates

Priced with the small group in mind, we offer "Pay by the Person" rates!

2 Nights: Weekday

Monday-Wednesday
Tuesday-Thursday
Check in: 12:00  Checkout: 11:00

Minimum of 5 paying guests:

$375/plus tx ($400.79)

MORE than 5 paying guests:

$75/per person/ plus tx ($80.16 each)

3 Nights: Weekday

Thursday - Sunday
Friday - Monday

Check in: 12:00   Checkout: 11:00
Minimum of 5 paying guests:

$450/plus tx ($480.94)
MORE than 5 paying guests:

$90/per person/ plus tx ($96.18 each)

4 Nights: Weekday

Monday-Friday
Check in: 12:00  Checkout: 11:00
​Minimum of 5 paying guests:

$600/plus tx ($641.25)
More than 5 paying guests:

$120/per person/ plus tx ($128.25 each)

2 Nights: Weekend

Friday 12:00 - Sunday 5:00
Minimum of 5 paying guests:

$500/plus tx ($534.38)
More than 5 paying guests:

$100/per person/ plus tx ($106.88 each)

3 Nights: Weekend

Thursday 12:00 - Sunday 5:00
Minimum of 5 paying guest:

$600/plus tx ($641.25)
More than 5 paying guests:

$120/per person/ plus tx($128.25 each)

4 Nights: Weekend

Wednesday 12:00 - Sunday 5:00 

Minimum of 5 paying guests:

$700/plus tx ($748.13)

More than 5 paying guests: 

$140/per person/ plus tx ($149.63 each)

Friends, Family, and Neighbors (FFN) Seasonal Specials

Are you looking for a place for your family to stay during a wedding or family event? Prairie Wind is an option to consider! The FFN reservations include a 2 night stay, and is priced per bedroom.

One bedroom (sleeping for 3-4, priced for 2 nights) is $240 plus tx (256.50).
If you have more family members, a second bedroom would be charged accordingly - by the room and for two nights.

The Friends, Family, and Neighbors reservations are only available in December, June, July, and August.
The other months are blocked out and priced at retreat rates - by the person. The only dates that are exception to the block-out months are open dates within the next 30 days of your indicated interest. These rates include the use of the full retreat center (kitchen, workspace, etc.) and are the same price whether booking weekday or weekend nights. If interested in booking, please mention FFN on our booking inquiry form.

Availability & Reservations

Please use the contact form or give us a call for booking inquiries.

Please Note: Booking is not complete until you receive confirmation from Prairie Wind. We aim to respond to inquiries within 72 hours.

    When making group reservations, one guest will serve as "Group Contact Person" and will be asked to handle all communications between Prairie Wind and the registering group for their accommodations.

    Please Note: Booking is not complete until you receive confirmation from Prairie Wind. We aim to respond to inquiries within 72 hours.

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    Southern Minnesota Retreat Center | Prairie Wind Retreat Center

    Self Service Retreats For You And Your Friends

    Prairie Wind Retreat Center is a Southern Minnesota Retreat Center geared toward the needs of groups of family/friends, including sleeping for 10 guests. It is located in a private, country-side home, six miles northeast of Winnebago, Minnesota. We are no longer licensed as a B & B, but continue to book "self-service" groups in the retreat center, which has a complete kitchen.

    In this setting, the entire retreat center is designated for a group of friends and their weekend event, be it crafting or just hanging out together for the weekend. Hosts remain on-site and are available to assist, as needed. However, hosts are not living within the retreat space and would "knock" to enter. We check on the group daily to confirm room temps are comfy and answer any retreat space questions. Our guests all give us a "We love our hosts!" evaluation.

    Prairie Wind Retreat Center 23721 380th Ave, Winnebago, MN 56098, United States
    Phone Number: (507) 893-4740
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Southeast Minnesota comprises the corner of the U.S. state of Minnesota south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area extending east and part of the multi-state area known as the Driftless Area.

    Driving Directions to Winnebago, MN from Rochester International Airport:
    Get on State Hwy 30
    1 min (0.7 mi)
    Follow I-90 W to 470th Ave in Emerald Township. Take exit 128 from I-90 W
    1 hr 12 min (82.5 mi)
    Continue on 470th Ave. Take 225th St to 380th Ave in Delavan Township
    23 min (21.2 mi)

    Reviews:
    Our guests all give us a "We love our hosts!" evaluation. See why we are the top Southern Minnesota Retreat Center.

    Google Reviews

    "Becky is just the best host. We loved staying here and will be back again next month. Perfect retreat for a small group!” - Jessica Johnson

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    Questions & Answers

    • Can part of my group arrive / depart at a different time during our registered dates? 

      Prairie Wind can work out rates accordingly for those staying for a portion of that time; however, the group must meet the minimum rate for at least 2 nights of the stay. 

    • What if our group has less than 5 people?

      If less than 5 people come from Friday to Sunday- the group pays a minimum rate for the retreat center use, as detailed on the "Rates & Dates" page.  This minimum rate would be divided evenly between the number of guests in your group.  For variations of arrival times and rates, please inquire on the contact form.

    • How can I book?

      Please check our availability calendar and use the form, and we'll be in touch!

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