If camping isn’t your thing, try our hostel
located in our charming historic barn.
Modeled after European hostels, there are
convenient restroom facilities and a commons
area with furnished kitchenette.
The two bunkhouse-style rooms, one family style room and one semi-
private room in the lower part of the barn range in size from two single beds
up to sixteen bunk beds. The family style room rents for a minimum of 2
people up to six. This room is newly decorated with a queen size bed and 2
sets of bunkbeds. Any of our rooms are perfect whether you are alone or
with a group. We have several groups of visitors and families where some
people camp and others utilize the hostel. This is a nice way for everyone in
the group to have the accommodations they like and still be together on the
The European hostel atmosphere and the barn, with its original limestone
foundation and historic features, such as original grain chutes and wagon
scales, make the hostel an unusual and fun place to stay.
Newly remodeled restroom and shower facilities are just down the hall (the
women's has five showers, five toilets and two sinks). The commons room
includes television and kitchenette area with a refridgerator, microwave,
coffee pot, toaster, sink, miscellaneous dishes and utensils, and several
outlets to use for electric griddles, crock pots and other small appliances. Of
course, you can also forget cooking and come to our on-site restaurant and
bar. Lunch and dinner are served daily from mid-April until mid-October. We
serve Thurs through Sun end of Mar to mid-Apr and mid-Oct to mid Nov.
Hostel guests are welcome to use all resort facilities such as the pool, sand
volleyball, basketball, and more. There is even a bonfire pit for you to use
because we know you'll want to sit outside and enjoy the evening air once you realize that mosquitoes are naturally rare in
these parts. You can also enjoy the nightly chorus of coyotes, crickets, frogs and whippoorwills. You'll never believe that there
are so many stars. At daybreak, you can play a round of golf at Rivers' Bend—our own 18-hole golf course—or rent a bike,
canoe or inner tube to enjoy the property around the resort or in one of the nearby quaint towns.
To make a reservation click here
A deposit of one night's stay per person is required to make a reservation.
All hostel rates are subject to a 3% lodging tax and 6.875 % sales tax.
Group/holiday reservations need to be cancelled 1 month prior to arrival date. Other
reservations need to be cancelled 2 weeks prior to arrival date. If done accordingly, you
will be refunded your deposit except for a $5/person bookkeeping charge. We cannot
be held responsible for weather, illness, work schedules, or other situations affecting
our guests and therefore, we adhere to our cancellation policy regardless of
Check-In is NOON, Check-Out is 10:00 AM
Rates - All Season:
Bunk Bed $25/person/night (includes mattress, bottom sheet, blanket, and pillow)
Milk House 1or 2 people $50/night (Milk House rate includes full bedding)
Family Room 1-6 people with min $50/night plus $25/person/night over 2 people
Five or more paid bunks qualifies for exclusive use of bunk room if desired.
Youth Groups should call for discounted weekday and off peak rates!
The Old Barn Resort | 24461 Heron Rd., Preston, MN 55965 | (507) 467-2512 (800) 552-2512 | © 2011 Prestige Media