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Welcome to Pilgrims Roost

Living on the river is nice and easy. People on the river just take their time

Welcome to Pilgrims Roost, a nature lover’s Bed and Breakfast on the bluffs of the St. Croix River in Hastings, Minnesota.


If you are looking for a little peace and quiet, winding trails, or fun on the dock, you will find it here. We have two private guest rooms, each with their own bathrooms. They can be rented separately or both at once for fun get-togethers with family or friends.


We’d love to host your next getaway or retreat. Book directly or get in touch to learn more about what makes this home away from home so special. 

About Us

Pilgrims Roost is a gathering place for friends and family, wherever their journeys might take them.

The picturesque Bed-And-Breakfast lies at the intersection of Minnesotan broadleaf forest trails and historic waterways.

Owner-host, Pam Nielsen, was inspired to open her doors to fellow travelers after going on her own pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. 

Since opening in February 2020, guests (and returners) have formed a beautiful quilt of memories that continues to grow with every season. 


The Roost has been the backdrop of many engagements, girls weekends, working holidays, family reunions, and recently a wedding. 

Pam (and her dog Bailey) are live-in hosts with separate quarters, allowing guests to have tranquil privacy while still being available to answer questions about the area and surrounding activities. As the resident baker, Pam's (famous) poppyseed muffins are a must-try and often grace the table in the breakfast nook.

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Highlights of Staying at The Roost

An Amenities Page is coming soon with a full list of guest offerings. Please reach out if you have any questions.

River and Dock Access

Perfect for sunbathing, swimming, fishing, or boating.

Guests that want to anchor their visit around the St. Croix River have access to our private dock. Kayaks are available for guests to use.

Two Outdoor Patios

Outdoor Furniture, Grill, & Dining Areas

Our deck and covered patio allow guests to enjoy the fresh air, eat al fresco, bird-watch, grill out, or just giggle with friends they haven't seen in awhile.

Free Wi-Fi & WorkStations

E-Working Escape

With our Free Wi-Fi and room workstations, guests can enjoy all the comforts of a nature retreat without sacrificing the ability to connect with life back home.

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Personalized to Your Needs

Whether your travel plans changed, you want to soak up every minute you can on the trails, or you just want to sleep in after a late show in Minneapolis, the customized experience at Pilgrims Roost provides you with the flexibility you need.

Panoramic Views from Every Room

River and Garden Views

Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the natural and cultivated beauty of the property.

All the Amenities of Home

Washer, Dryer, Gas Fireplace

Guests staying in Guest Room #1 have a private washer and dryer (and gas fireplace). So convenient, you won't have any reason to leave.

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“We already expected the stay to be magnificent, but what we didn’t expect was for Pam to really listen to what we wanted from our stay and accommodate our unique personalities and needs. The beauty of the location can be clearly seen from the photos, and the location really is as beautiful, if not more beautiful in person than the pictures depict. The new shower was delightful and very clean. Nearly every convenience had been considered, and Pam even brought fresh baked muffins, other breakfast items, fruit, and fresh-squeezed juice to the room/coffee bar. It was a magical experience, leaving us wondering if it really was a dream because it seemed too good to be true.“

Jack and Eileen, Effie MN

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