The Archer House is a charming French Second Empire Inn located along the picturesque Cannon River. Situated at the center of Historic downtown Northfield, the Inn is surrounded by restaurants and pubs as well as bookstores, antique shops,clothing and accessories stores, gift shops and galleries. The Inn is 3 blocks from the Carleton College campus and 1.2 miles from the St. Olaf College Campus. The Archer House opened in 1877 one year after Jesse James failed raid on Northfield's First National Bank. The Inn features 36 individually decorated guest rooms and suites. The Archer House has two full service restaurants. The Tavern Restaurant and Chapati Cuisine of India. The Tavern Lounge, A coffee shop, Bittersweet Eatery and Gathering Place, A Bag Lady and Paper Petalum shops and Nevaeh Salon are located in the Inn. The Archer House River Inn offers free high speed wireless Internet throughout the building. The Inn is 100 percent non-smoking. We do welcome pets. A security deposit is required and pets may not be left unattended. The Archer House has staff on duty to assist you 24 a day and is open 365 days a year. Banquet and meeting space is available in the Riverside Room for groups from 15 to 100 guests. We offer full service catering. Business meeting set up is available for groups up to 60. Small Weddings, Reunions, Grooms Dinners and Luncheons to 96. Please feel free to call the Archer House directly with any questions or special requests. We look forward to serving all of your needs as you visit one of Americas great small towns.