For years I have been an arm-chair gardener. I bought home décor magazines showing colorful gardens, showy waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. I would tear out the magazine pages and file them away for “someday” inspiration. Once the Internet debuted Pinterest, … Continue reading
Punxsutawney Phil, the winter sage, has predicted an early spring . . . was he right the last time he had a positive prognostication? We sincerely hope so. Bill and I both grew up in southern Minnesota – he in … Continue reading
Our second annual Christmas Tea was absolute success in spite of the weather. Okoboji Magazine featured the event in their latest publication. “The first rule of Christmas Tea is that there are no rules. For Bill and Bridget Johnson, owners … Continue reading
Relax, refresh and reconnect this Christmas season during our annual four-course Christmas Tea on December 2, 2017 at The Oakwood Inn. Choose from two seatings held at 1:00pm and 3:30pm. Champagne will be served with dessert at the 3:30pm seating.
Guests will enjoy festive, heirloom recipes and learn of centuries old European High Tea traditions. Friends and family of all generations will feel right at home as the Innkeepers share their personal experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Reservations for the event are $25/guest or $100/table of four. Limited seating is available, thus advance reservations are required. Call (712) 332-8057 to reserve your seat.
Make it a memorable weekend getaway and reserve a room at the Inn starting at $109/night.
Christmas is a time of celebration and the annual Christmas Tea is a long-standing tradition for the Innkeepers as a kick-off to the Christmas season. Savor the season and relish holiday memories with this age-old tradition of Christmas Tea!
We launched our first ever Facebook Giveaway on Saturday, July 8, 2017! One lucky winner will receive a 2-night stay for two at The Oakwood Inn (valued at $500 and good for up to one-year, subject to availability). A winner … Continue reading
Have you ever looked back on your life to see what led you to where you are? A year and a half ago, I was in a high-stress job, working my way up the corporate ladder at a big luxury … Continue reading
Save the date for the inaugural Chef in Residence Weekend November 4 – 6, 2016 at The Oakwood Inn! Bill and Bridget Johnson have invited an accomplished Executive Chef to educate and entertain guests during this getaway weekend! The two-day … Continue reading
Join us for Opening Weekend, May 20, 2016! Bill and Bridget Johnson will officially open The Oakwood Inn Friday, May 20 at 4 p.m. with beverages and treats on the lemonade porch. Guests are invited to roast marshmallows at the … Continue reading
Join Innkeepers Bill and Bridget Johnson in celebrating a traditional 4th of July at The Oakwood Inn, July 1 – 4, 2016. In addition to The Oakwood’s gourmet continental breakfast featuring vintage family recipes, the Johnsons are planning afternoon beverages … Continue reading