The beautifully restored, historic Hallett House was built in 1920 for E. W. Hallett and his wife, Jessie. They were Crosby business owners and their two charitable trusts continue to carry on their legacy as benefactors in the Cuyuna area and surrounding region.
All five rooms at the Hallett House are named after vintage movie stars and ooze traditional vintage charm. Each room is equipped with a private bath, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. A deck overlooks the gazebo, gardens, and a bubbling waterfall, plus a fire pit to kick back in the evening. European-style breakfast is served with meats, cheeses, homemade bread (gluten-free by request), bread pudding, plus fruit, granola, coffee/tea, and juice.
It is very bike-friendly, with locked bike parking and a bike wash, extra water bottles, and you may even pack a lunch to take on the trails.
Hallett House is just a mile from the Yawkey trailhead, making it easy to hit the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area mountain bike trails after breakfast.
For more information, visit: halletthouse.lodgify.com
The Spalding House (originally the historic Spalding Hotel) in downtown Crosby features hostel-style lodging close to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and the mountain bike trails. It was built in 1910 and the second floor has been converted into bright, comfortable hostel rooms for single or triple residency with shared bathrooms. Parking is available in the lot or on the street. Daily, weekly, or monthly rates are available—pets are not allowed.
We should note that hostel rooms at Spalding Lodging are directly above the Spalding House bar, so it’s great for the right audience. But please be aware that noise from the bar could be heard in your upstairs accommodations. If you are traveling with family, you might want to find another option that best fits your desired experience.
To reserve hostel rooms, go to Spalding Lodging on Facebook. (They also post last-minute room openings for the big races on Facebook.)
Go to Spalding House on Facebook for information about their bar, off-sale, and pizza, plus events, meat raffles, and what’s on tap (large selection of tap beer, including local craft beers).
If you need to stay in a Cuyuna hotel on a winter visit to the mountain bike trails in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, Country Inn Deerwood is only 4.2 miles from downtown Crosby, which allows fast, easy access to the trails. Drive over and park at the trailhead, or bike over on scenic CR 6. You’ll find standard amenities—free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, and a coffeemaker. Some rooms have microwaves. Kids 18 and under stay free in their parents’ room.
Before going biking, have a continental breakfast at the hotel, and afterward, relax in the pool or hot tub. There are laundry facilities if you need to wash out the red dirt. A gas grill is also available to cook up a few brats or burgers.
For more information or to reserve a room at this Cuyuna hotel, visit: countryinndeerwood.com