The Palmer House Hotel.

When you stay at The Palmer House, choose from a room tucked away in the recesses of the hotel or directly above the Original Main Street where you can observe the hustle and bustle of small town life. The spacious lobby is perfect for whiling away the hours reading & visiting. The distinct photography scattered throughout the hotel, restaurant and lobby tell the tale of Sinclair Lewis and his night clerk duties, as well as the story of the town. The Palmer House Hotel was at the center of Sinclair Lewis’ boyhood home, and the Original Main Street, of Sauk Centre.

Address: 500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre MN

Historical Tours Information

Kitchen Hours:

SUNDAY 9:00a – 3:00p
THURSDAY 9:00a – 9:00p
FRIDAY 9:00a – 10:00p
SATURDAY 9:00a – 10:00p

A National Historic Site

The town’s first hotel burned to the ground on June 26, 1900.  Modern for its day, The Palmer House was the first building in Sauk Centre with electricity.  Historical Tours are available.


Live music, holiday specials, or paranormal events are just some of the fun, exciting and entertaining events you can find at The Palmer House Hotel!

A Cozy Pub

The pub is a pleasant mix of historic site and contemporary retreat. The cozy fireplace is a restful spot that Sinclair Lewis might have found familiar.  Our full service bar offers everything from ice cream drinks to martinis, as well as a unique selection of beers on tap or in bottles. Also try our famous Bloody Marys!

Palmer Haunt

The Palmer House attracts those curious about the old hotel for a number of reasons…  Explore The Palmer Haunt to learn more about the history and happenings of yesteryear, and get some insight from the experts on the paranormal past of The Palmer House Hotel.

Reserve Your Room!

Hotel Reservations:  866-834-9100 or 320-351-9100

Hotel reservations are by phone only. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS OR AVAILABILITY!!