The Legend of the Lucky House!
Broadway Guest House is more than just a charming place to spend a quiet weekend away. Our Guest House offers unique insight into our area's history, culture, and cuisine all in one place. Many local folklore and roomers claim that all who enter the home become LUCKY!
Somehow Broadway Guest House is as majestic inside as it is on the exterior. Every one of the 4 guest rooms is uniquely different—and many have luxe amenities, like a whirlpool tub and private deck. And is just minutes away from the idyllic Downtown Spring Valley.
A local banker named John Osterud (the original founder of Home Federal Savings Bank) originally built the home in 1938. The Guest House was completely remodeled 2021 - 2003 (Still upgrading as we go).
Spring Valley, Minnesota, is a quintessential small town that is famous for its historic main street, local cuisine, and vast array of events that take place during every season.
Broadway Guest House lies in the heart of Bluff Countries Driftless Region, there are a vast number of unique natural formations, parks and conservation areas that include trails, rest areas and playgrounds tapping into the beauty and wonder of this spectacular topography.
With an array of elevations from 603 to 1719 feet the area was never touched by glacial deposits, or drift, so largely remained untouched by glacial deposits. Steep hills, bluffs, deeply carved rivers, spring feed waterfalls and streams are common throughout the area.
Enjoy a good book by the Fireplace, after a day fishing or hiking. Broadway Guest House is the perfect place to find old world country charm, Spend your time Fishing on the Trout run trail, or experience our many local vineyards or breweries.
Treat yourself to an effortless country getaway.
The Ledgend of the Lucky House!
Arlys Marzolf Edson
Unfortunately I was unable to attend your open house last Saturday due to a previous commitment but I wanted to share some information with you that I discovered in 2006 while researching the history on another Spring Valley home.
When John Osterud built his home he used a renowned architect to design it. The architect was Harold Crawford from Rochester, Minnesota. Mr. Crawford designed many notable homes and buildings in Rochester and the surrounding area. He is considered one of the main architects of the prestigious area known as Pill Hill in Rochester. Much research has been compiled about his work. A book was written by Ken Allsen entitled, “Master Architect The Life and Works of Harold Crawford”. It was published through the History Center of Olmsted County. The John Osterud home is pictured in the book. The architect‘s drawings for the Osterud home are available as well at the History Center of Olmsted County (HCOC# 1981.139.166).
In 1936 Crawford designed the present Spring Valley Municipal Light Plant. He was also the architect for a brick cottage style home on Hudson Ave. that served as the first church building for First English Lutheran church and later became the church parsonage. It is now a private home.
Crawford’s work between 1916 and 1965 included residences, public buildings, retail stores, schools , churches and other structures. He lived from 1888 - 1981.
One of my favorite examples of his work is the former Rochester Public Library that is now part of the Mayo Clinic Medical Library located on 3rd Avenue and 2nd Street SW in Rochester, MN.
I hope to see the renovation that you have done on the Osterud home in Spring Valley. If you have other weekend tours scheduled please let me know. I would love to see the guest house. Thank you for your work preserving this historical gem!
Arlys Marzolf Edson
Space Awaiting The Next LUCKY Story!