Moulin Rouge House a Mankato Bed and Breakfast, originally known as the historic Hunt House, was purchased in 2018 by owners Chris Crowell and Kristin Fisher to restore the home to its original Queen Anne style beauty. Both Crowell and Fisher have a passion for hospitality, creating beautiful spaces and preserving history, and the Hunt House provided the opportunity to create a place for all three!
Named after the Moulin Rouge Beauty Shop, located in the home’s parlor from 1940-2015, the home was originally built in 1886 by the owner of the Mankato Free Press, Lewis and Lisbeth Hunt. Features of the home caught Crowell’s attention, such as the spiral staircase inside the turret, decorative inlaid wood floors, stamped metal ceiling tiles, stained-glass windows, leaded glass bay windows and the beautiful curb appeal of this unique Victorian beauty.
The artistry that can be found in the walls of the Moulin Rouge House is something that cannot be replicated. The couple restored the home for 3 years before opening the Bed & Breakfast, doing much of the work themselves with the support of local community members. It was an architectural treasure hunt worth preserving. They view the home as a large piece of artwork, and the restoration process included many components completed “piece by piece.”
Our resort hospitality experience has taught us that it’s not just about where you stay, but more importantly, it’s about what you do and your experience in a place. We think the Mankato area is pretty special and can’t wait to share it with our guests.
Our “Vision” is about placing the Moulin Rouge House Bed and Breakfast IN SERVICE to the Mankato community; a place to have small gatherings and special events, a unique place that your family and friends can feel excited to stay at when they come to visit and a showcase that preserves an important piece of Mankato history. Located in the historic Lincoln Park Neighborhood, guests enjoy the convenient downtown location and walk through the neighborhood, viewing many restored historic homes.
We are excited to offer customized experiences that highlight different activities offered in the Greater Mankato area. Stay and Play when you enjoy Minneopa Waterfalls and drive through the bison park, rent our E-Bikes and enjoy the Red Jacket Trail, kayak the beautiful Blue Earth River, stroll along the downtown Art Walk, ski Mount Kato, take in a theater performance at Minnesota State University, and taste delicious food at locally owned restaurants that are walking distance from Moulin Rouge House.
Highlighting the 126 year old homes’ history, renovation, and transformation into one of Mankato’s best Bed and Breakfasts
An inside look at Mankato’s Moulin Rouge House