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Why Stay at the Maple Knoll Inn and not a hotel/motel?

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Why should you stay at the Inn and not some hotel? I can answer that in two words – Amenities and Atmosphere.

Amenities – We have three beautifully appointed rooms each with their own personal style. Each room has a queen size bed. We use only high quality linens. We supply plush robes you can use during your stay. Each bedroom has it’s own private bathroom with wonderful soft plush towels. Two of the bathrooms feature large tiled over-sized showers for two with dual shower heads. One of the bathrooms features a wonderful claw footed tub. We have added a shower to this tub to allow you to soak or shower. When ever possible, we feature organic food and coffee.The house was built in 1914 and features spacious guest sitting areas such as our large living room, dining room, and second floor sitting room we call our “Sun Room”. Our grounds cover three acres and have many hundred year old maple trees. Rush Creek runs through our property.

Atmosphere – The Inn provides a great setting for romance, relaxation, or to renew your relationships. Relax in our living room or sun room. After dark, enjoy what you can’t see in the city – the stars. The sky is beautiful away from the city lights. The Inn is great for a girls night or weekend out, a team building event, or themed weekend, such as our Murder Mystery event or scrap-booking/quilting weekend. Play a game (we have many to choose from) watch a movie, read a book or search the web on our free WiFi. The Inn is a great place to use as a “jumping off point” to explore and enjoy the many things to do and see in the area – fishing, boating, kayaking, wine tasting, biking, cycling, hiking, golf, indoor golf, skiing, snow boarding, snowmobiling, antiquing, thrift store/outlet store shopping, sight-seeing or enjoying one of the many festivals and fairs in the area. Before leaving each morning treat yourself to one of our sensational breakfasts.

The Inn has so much more to offer than a hotel or motel. Comfortable and spacious it is more like home than a overnight travel stop. If you have never stayed at a bed and breakfast, you don’t know what you are missing!

Make your reservation, today.  Find us at – www.mapleknollinn.com or phone – 320.358.6280. We look forward to seeing you.

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2014 MBBA Annual Conference

MBBA/WBBA first joint annual conference was held

November 9-11, 2014, in Waupaca, Wisconsin.

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  • Mark Philips begins the auction to benefit WBBA. Each table bids on the dessert it wants.

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Participate in a murder this winter

The year is 1923 and you have been subpoenaed by the Rush City Police to the Maple Knoll Inn Bed and Breakfast. You, your significant other, and up to two other couples are suspects in a murder. You will need to solve the murder by asking questions and sharing information. Remember, you may be the murderer.

The mystery requires four people but we have roles for up to six people! Four makes a great mystery, but six makes it even more fun! So pick a weekend and invite another couple(s), the Inn has three rooms, who would have a great time at a murder mystery. Book your rooms and let us know you want to participate in our murder mystery package.

In advance of the stay, each participant will receive a packet with information about their character as well as details only they will know. Each participant needs to be checked in by 8 pm. Round 1 will take place in the dining room at 8 pm sharp. During that time you ask questions and share details you know. After the first round is over, you will be given additional information for round 2. During the rest of the evening, enjoy our accommodations.

In the morning, all participants will meet at the same time for breakfast in the dining room. While eating breakfast you will participate in round 2. At the end of breakfast you will be asked to to solve the murder.

This event is great way to have fun with your friends! Contact us today for availability and rates!

www.mapleknollinn.com

Phone: 320-358-6280

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What are the guests of the Maple Knoll Inn, Rush City saying??

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This was a great place to stay. Thank you so much for having us here. It was so much fun seeing it now as I spent so much time here with the Halpin boys growing up. It’s a great place. Kim and Marlene – North Carolina

Our paddle down the St. Croix yesterday was a perfect way to say goodbye to summer. This was a great reprise out of city life for Linda and I. Thanks for your kindness. Mark and Kinda – Minneapolis

You can’t know how “at home” I felt to be here among your legacy pieces and the small town feel of Rush City. Your ministry to travelers is assume not to mention the comfy beds, bottomless coffee pot and great breakfast and chat around your beautiful table. Kristin – Missouri

Thanks Ruth and Jeff for your hospitality. We loved the tour of your beautiful yard. It is so peaceful. We will be recommending your B&B to our friends who also come to Hay Days. Brenda & Jack – Canada

Thanks you, Jeff and Ruth, for a welcoming place to come for our honeymoon. We were so blessed to not only have a cozy room, friendly faces, and delicious breakfast but also your encouragement about our marriage. Britt & Andrew

What a beautiful home you have here. We’ll be back for sure. J. – Michigan

Thanks you for the lovely stay at your home. It gave me a great restful nite. It is a beautiful place to stay. Betty

These are just a few of the comments left by our guests in our in-room guest books. We desire to make every guests stay memorable. Fall colors are beginning, book your stay with us today!

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Stay at the Maple Knoll Inn and Enjoy Our Local Wineries

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Fall is a great time to enjoy the colors and to spend a little time sipping some local wines.

Book a room at the Maple Knoll Inn in Rush City and enjoy some of the great wineries located close to the Inn. Every Friday night 5 – 8 pm (now through Oct 31), enjoy Gourmet Pizza and free entertainment at the North Folk Winery located in Stark. Every Saturday from 3 – 6 pm enjoy live music at the Wild Mountain Winery.

On October 4th from 11 – 5 pm, enjoy the Upper St. Croix Wine and Art Krawl. Visit all three of the local wineries, North Folk in Stark, Wild Mountain in Almelund, and the newest winery JP Winery in Rush City!

The fall colors have begun in the Rush City area and will soon be in full color! Book your room and plan a great get away. Enjoy wine tasting, a boat ride on the St. Croix River out of Taylors Falls, a bike ride, or kayaking. Use the Inn as your home base to enjoy the fall colors. Rooms have been filling, so make your reservation, today.

There is always something going on close to the Maple Knoll Inn in Rush City Minnesota.

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Afton Art in the Park (Save the date)

36th Annual Afton Art in the Park
Sept. 27 and 28, 2014

For Immediate Release: The Afton Area Business Association is pleased to present the 36th annual Afton Art in the Park, September 27 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and 28 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 20113. The event takes place in the Afton Town Square park, located in the charming St. Croix river town of Aton, MN.

Art in the Park began as a small art fair in 1979, hosted by the Riverfront Artisans group, a group of local artists. Over the years, it has grown into an event that attracts thousands of visitors and includes artists from across the country. With its quaint and picturesque river setting, Art in the Park is a favorite annual tradition for many area residents.

This 2-day, outdoor fine arts and traditional craft fair includes over 90 vendors showcasing fine arts, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fiber and more.

The event also features:
– A great selection of food including roasted sweet corn, gyros, stir fry, pulled pork sandwiches and more.
– A Children’s Art Pavilion, sponsored by New Horizon Academy, with free activities including the Franconia spin art wheel and fall foliage inspired crafts.
– A “Pets in the Park” rest area for our four-legged guests, provided by Pet Evolution of Woodbury.
– Complimentary bike parking, provided by Stillwater Medical Group, located at the event entrance. Guests are encouraged to “walk, run or roll” to the event.
– A small business fair located along the main street in town
– A Leinenkugel’s beer garden located in front of the Afton House, with live acoustic music, food and beverages
– Live folk/jazz music from the park band shell both days (Saturday – Patchouli from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and Amy and Adams from 1-4pm and Sunday — Patchouli from noon to 4 pm).
– Artists awards (vendors choice and people’s choice) announced Sunday at approximately 3:30 pm

Plus the town of Afton is home to many unique shops and restaurants, which are open for business during the event.

Sponsors of Afton Art in the Park include: Audi St. Paul, Pernod Ricard, New Horizon Academy, Xcel Energy, Kitchens of Stillwater, Renewal by Andersen, Health Partners Stillwater, Afton Care Senior Homes, Pet Evolution, Excel Lifeforce Martial Arts, BrightStar Care, My Pillow, Envy Skin Clinic, Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest, Tetzlaff Yacht Sales, First State Bank and Trust, Freedom Value Centers, Village Wine and Spirits and Sam’s Club Woodbury.

Directions to Afton, MN: From St. Paul, travel 12 miles east on Highway 94. Take the St. Croix Trail exit and travel 4 miles south to the town of Afton, MN.

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Why Stay At The Maple Knoll Inn?

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Why should you stay at the Inn and not some hotel? I can answer that in two words – Amenities and Atmosphere.

Amenities – We have three beautifully appointed rooms each with their own personal style. Each room has a queen size bed. We use only high quality linens. We supply plush robes you can use during your stay. Each bedroom has it’s own private bathroom with wonderful soft plush towels. Two of the bathrooms feature large tiled over-sized showers for two with dual shower heads. One of the bathroom features a wonderful claw footed tub. We have added a shower to this tub to allow you to soak or shower. The house was built in 1914 and features spacious guest sitting areas such as our large living room, dining room, and second floor sitting room we call our “Sun Room”. Enjoy our large screen porch and huge second floor deck. Great for viewing nature or the changing colors. Our grounds cover three acres and have many hundred year old maple trees. Rush Creek runs through our property.

Atmosphere – The Inn provides a great setting for romance, relaxation, or to renew your relationships. Sit on the deck, sun room, screen porch, or outside and enjoy a cool glass of lemonade or wine. After dark, enjoy what you can’t see in the city – the stars. The sky is beautiful away from the city lights. The Inn is great for a girls night or weekend out, a team building event, or themed weekend, such as our Murder Mystery event or scrap-booking/quilting weekend. Play a game (we have many to choose from) watch a movie, read a book or search the web on our free WiFi. The Inn is a great place to use as a “jumping off point” to explore and enjoy the many things to do and see in the area – fishing, boating, kayaking, wine tasting, antiquing, biking, cycling, hiking, golf, indoor golf, sight-seeing or enjoying one of the many festivals and fairs in the area. Before leaving each morning treat yourself to one of our sensational breakfasts.

The Inn has so much more to offer than a hotel or motel. Comfortable and spacious it is more like home than a overnight travel stop. If you have never stayed at a bread and breakfast, you don’t know what you are missing!

Make your reservation, today. We look forward to seeing you.

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Two Big Events – Rush City Music and Art Fest and Hay Days

Saturday, August 16 Rush City is hosting the Annual Music and Arts Festival at the Chisago County Fair Grounds. Live bands begin playing at 9 am. Enjoy music from the 50’s, 80’s country, gospel, blues and Elvis! There are many vendors, food, art, a car show, beer and music.

The event is FREE.

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September 5-7 North Branch is hosting Hay Days.  This huge event has grass snowmobile races, a swap meet, and new part vendor.  Last year all rooms were sold out for many miles around. The Maple Knoll Inn B&B in Rush City, as of today, has one room available. If you want to attend this event and need a room, book yours today!

 

 

 

 

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Big Weekend in Rush City – Maple Knoll Inn

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A big week coming for Rush City!

Thursday, July 17th – The Chisago County Fair Begins! Motocross is the event of the evening!

Friday, July 18th – The county fair continues with The NTPS Tractor Pull AND at Chuckers Bowl a fund raiser for the Namyaki Girls Secondary School Tanzania. Chucker’s is across the street from the fair grounds.

Saturday, July 19th – The fair continues with a demo derby AND The Maple Knoll Inn has it’s centennial celebration! Join us from noon to 2 pm for light refreshments and live music. Bring your lawn chair or blanket!. After the Inn activities, go to the parade which runs down main street and starts at 3 pm.

Sunday, July 20th – Kids day at the fair and a talent show!

Food, rides, demo derby, tractor pull, motocross, shows, entertainment, parade, and animals. What is not to like about next weekend in Rush

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Chisago County Fair – July 17 – 19 – Rush CIty

Wow! Come to Rush City and enjoy the Chisago County Fair! Just a few of the many activities are:

July 17 – Motocross Racing, July 18 NTPA Tractor and Truck Pull, July 19 Parade & Demo Derby

Every day features a carnival and many fair activities.   Every night the fair has live music.

Plan your get away, today! Stay at the Inn and enjoy all the activities the fair has to offer.  Check out all the fair activities at: http://www.chisagocountyfair.org/pdf-files/FairSchedule-2014.pdf

If you have already booked that weekend, the Pine County Fair, located just 10 mile north of the Inn, is  July 30th – August 3. Check out all of their great activities at: http://www.pinecountyfair.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=138&lang=en

There is ALWAYS something happening close to the Inn.

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