Welcome to Briggs Farm

Briggs Farm is a family-owned outdoor adventure and event destination encompassing 560 acres of wooded bluffs, meadows, farmland, and creek bottoms. The farm was one of the first in Winona County, established in 1854 by Norwegian immigrants Halvor and Kari Myhre. Today, the Briggs family maintain a small herd of grass-fed beef cattle on the farm, but most of the property is managed to attract wildlife, including red-tailed fox, whitetail deer, wild turkey, eagles, coyotes, brown trout, wood turtles, hooded warblers, showy lady’s slipper, and jeweled shooting stars, to name just a few.

Stay with Us


Our three-bedroom farm house is filled with period antiques as well as modern creature comforts. It’s quiet enough to hear birds and crickets and the music of Cedar Valley Creek, and dark enough to see thousands of stars, yet only twenty minutes from the many cultural, recreational, and entertainment options of historic Winona. Plus, you can hike or ski our fifteen miles of trails during your stay.

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Add an Adventure


With more than fifteen miles of trails, there’s plenty of room for adventure out here. We offer a variety of outdoor adventure packages that you can add to your stay at Briggs Farm. Whether you’re interested in hunting, fishing, birding, wilderness survival training, wild edibles, or guided stargazing, we’re here to help you have a fun and memorable experience.

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Plan Your Event


We love hosting parties and special events, including family gatherings, weddings, company picnics, kids’ birthday parties, and larger events involving hundreds of people. You can bring your own food and activities, or let Steve fire up the outdoor wood-fired oven so you can make delicious pizzas just the way you like them. You can also add a bonfire, hayride, or mini-adventures with one of our naturalist guides.

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Whether you’re coming for a one-day event or staying a week, host Steve Briggs wants you to have the best experience possible. Feel free to contact him with questions at (507) 450-9902, or use the Reservations page to book your event or adventure today.

Upcoming Events

Fall Photo Safari @ Briggs Farm
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fall Photo Safari @ Briggs Farm | Winona | Minnesota | United States

Commercial photographer Jim Bambenek will lead a Fall Photo Safari this Sunday, October 5, from 1-3 p.m. at Briggs Farm; naturalist Julie McCormick will also be on hand to help budding nature photographers identify cool plants, birds, and animals that are out and about in the bluffs this time of year. The program will begin with a crash course on how to take advantage of all the cool-but-little-used features on a digital camera. Participants should bring their own cameras if they would like to take pictures.

Wood-fired pizza and refreshments will be served as part of this free event; donations will be gratefully accepted.

Fall Harvest Festival @ Briggs Farm
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fall Harvest Festival @ Briggs Farm | Winona | Minnesota | United States

Briggs Farm will host a Fall Harvest Festival this Sunday, October 12, from 1 – 5 p.m. The festival will include pumpkin carving, hay rides, live music, kids’ lawn games, apple cider pressing, wood-fired pizza, and several naturalist programs.

The event is free; donations will be gratefully accepted.

Briggs Farm is located at 27171 County Road 9.



Briggs Farm Journal

Fall Scavenger Hunt: Seeds!

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Naturalist Julie McCormick will lead an easy nature walk in search of fall seeds and nuts at Briggs Farm this Sunday, September 28, from 1-3 p.m. Along the way, she will share the... READ MORE

How Many Animals Can One Plant Host?

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by Daryl Anne Villard As I wandered around the Briggs farm this July and August, I found a wonderful plant. See if you can identify it by these clues: Each flower has five... READ MORE

New Sundays on the Farm events

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Sundays on the Farm has been so popular that we are extending it through October, and adding the allure of free wood-fired pizza. Sunday, October 5, retired commercial photographer Jim Bambenek will be... READ MORE