Airy hilltop 1884 country estate, stately rooms, period antiques, five fireplaces, private baths, full AC. Three acres of lawns, gardens, fountains, pond. Just 40 minutes from Minneapolis, but 100 years away! Originally constructed by Rufus Rand, owner of the Minneapolis Gas Light Company, and presented to his bride, Susan Mealey, on the occasion of their marriage in 1884, the estate--called "Random"--and the 30 room house retain their grandeur to this day. Inn guests who enter through the stone gates off Old Territorial Road (once an Indian trail, later an oxcart path) fall in love with its secluded and romantic setting, completely ringed by high lilac hedges, New England-style stone fences, broad lawns, woods, gardens and fountain pond. Recently totally restored, the Historic Rand House has received the coveted Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Award for Outstanding Historic Preservation. Today--more than 115 years after it was built--the Rand House remains a very special place. Now you can discover it again, at "Random".