Frozen In Time: Heritage House Bed And Breakfast [AUDIO,VIDEO]
ST. CLOUD — The Heritage House Bed and Breakfast was built in 1904 as a Queen Ann style home. The unique style of architecture and historical connection to the community has landed the Victorian a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
The original owners were former St. Cloud mayor, John Bensen and his wife Elizabeth Metzroth.
Bensen was born in Germany in 1850. He moved to St. Cloud in 1872 and started a grocery store with his brother Andrew. John married Metzroth in 1883.
The couple had five children and wanted to build their dream home on the land they had inherited from Metzroth’s father.
The Queen Ann Victorian home was built in 1904, a few years after the carriage house was built.
Bensen was named the Mayor of St. Cloud the following year in 1905.
Deb Middelstadt and her husband Jerry currently own the home and decided to turn it into a bed and breakfast about 15 years ago. Middelstadt says she’s very interested in preserving the Queen Ann Victorian style architecture.
The Heritage House Bed and Breakfast is on the National Register for Historic Homes due to its unique style of architecture and connection to historic St. Cloud figures.
The Heritage House has been featured in many national programs including a mention on Showtime and an appearance on ESPN.
The bed and breakfast was used as a location to film an interview with members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team after the 2004 movie, “Miracle” debuted.
See a video of the Heritage House Bed and Breakfast below.