Minnesota Sights and Views

Book Now for Summer Music festivals and Concerts

Summer Concerts and Festivals in DuluthThere are few things better than relaxing in the warm summer sun, listening to bands new and old, and enjoying the simple pace of summer. These outdoor concerts and music festivals are one of our favorite parts about summer in Duluth. Each year, Duluth hosts a variety of outdoor summer concerts and festivals, which add a fun local flavor to just about any getaway.  This year’s summer lineup certainly doesn’t disappoint. From the Chester Creek Concert series to bigger events like Hairball and the Bayfront Blues Festival, this summer promises to be another good one for music lovers in Duluth.  Once you’ve seen the lineup for 2018’s summer concerts, we know you’ll want to join us.  Book your room at our luxurious Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today. Read More »

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Let Duluth Experience Enhance your Trip

Tours with the Duluth ExperienceAt the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, a luxury Inn in Duluth, Minnesota, we pride ourselves on offering guests more than a place to stay.  Though our 7 unique guest rooms will set the stage for an incredible experience in Duluth, it’s the additional touches offered at our Inn that will make your stay exceptional.  From the moment you walk through our front door, you’ll be captivated by the Inn’s warmly sophisticated vibe. From here, how you explore Duluth is up to you. Relax on our beautifully landscaped property, watch ships coming and going in Duluth’s busy harbor, browse the shops in the Canal Park Neighborhood, or get adventurous with local tour company, the Duluth Experience.  Whatever it is you plan to do while here, let us help. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Duluth today, and come experience life on the North Shore. Read More »

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Summer is Coming, Soon!!

Do you realize that most things you like to do on the weekend you can do on a weekday?? If you do it on a weekday you will avoid the traffic, crowds, and most things aren’t booked!

Take a few day off of work. Book a stay at the Maple Knoll Inn – Rush City and enjoy weekday events and things to do around the area. Stay at the Maple Knoll Inn (located along I 35 about half way to Duluth) on a weeknight, go out your first night for a great meal at one of our local restaurants. The Grumpy Minnow has great food, adult beverages, and a super outside patio with a wonderful view of Rush Lake. If it rains, stay inside and enjoy the view through one of their patio windows, Return to the Inn and hang out on our huge second floor deck. Relax, watch the many birds who visit out feeders, and enjoy your evening.

Wake up late the next morning and take the short drive to Taylors Falls. Take a boat ride on the St. Croix River, do some rock climbing and trail walking, have lunch at the Drive Inn and Ice Cream at  Schooney’s Ice Cream Shop.

The Drive Inn is a drive up, stay in your car, 50’s style drive in. It has great burgers and wonderful root beer. They have been featured in many magazines/papers and is “the place to visit”. They even have car hops to wait on you in your car. The car hops place a tray with your food on your car window! Schoony’s ice cream is located in downtown Taylors falls and has great hard ice cream in a host of flavors! For your evening meal take the short drive to Grandy and eat some of the best boasted chicken in Minnesota at the Brass Rail. The Brass Rail has been featured as one of the best boasted chicken restaurants in the state.

For a change of pace you could mix in a visit to one of our many local wineries, do some shooting at the Bulls Eye gun range, visit one of our museums like the Great Hinckley Fire Museum, visit Grand Casino Hinckley or play a round of golf at the Bull Rush Golf Course (if it rains, try out one of their state-of-the-art indoor golf simulators).

Weekdays are great days to stay at the Inn and venture out to make some great romantic memories with your squeeze. The weather has been great so don’t wait to put in for those days off and book a two night stay at the Inn. Give us a call today and let us make suggestions on how to make your stay super romantic and memorable.

There is so much going on around the Maple Knoll Inn – Rush City. When can we expect to see you???

Visit us at: www.mapleknollinn.com

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Here is a Great Mothers Day Gift Idea!

Hey guys, Mothers Day is just around the corner! This year it is Sunday, May 13th!!

Some of you guys may be panicking on what to get the mother of your children and love of your life for Mothers Day, but fear not! What women wouldn’t love to spend a romantic weekend at our fabulous Inn? Weekends can be busy and with Mothers Day so close, you might not be able to put together a day by May 13th, besides isn’t that opening fishing?

What to do??

FEAR NOT!! You can still give your squeeze a romantic get away! Simply contact us at the Maple Knoll Inn (320-358-6280) Rush City Minnesota, buy a gift certificate, put it in her Mothers Day card (don’t forget to buy her a card) and give it to her on Mothers Day! You can then find the right weekend that will work for both of you and escape to the Inn!

Don’t give her another bunch of cheap flowers or a box of chocolate that only last a few days, but give her time away with you. Book a weekend at the Inn and make memories that will last a lifetime. We can help you with booking other activities in the area that will make you stay special, like going wine tasting or a St. Croix Rive Boat cruise. There are lots of activities going on around the Maple Knoll Inn and we can help you pick one that is sure to make your stay complete. As a bonus, have the kids stay with grandma and grandpa!

How often has your squeeze said that they wanted to do something romantic? Let this be the year! Book a weekend or buy a gift certificate for a weekend stay at the Inn! Weekend dates are filling fast, so don’t miss out! Do it today!

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Start Planning for Upcoming Events in Duluth

Top Events in Duluth for 2018Duluth is truly a four season destination, with plenty to see and do no matter the time of year. In light of Duluth’s popularity, many of the town’s most popular events require a little advanced planning to ensure you have both tickets and a place to stay. To that end, we’ve put together a guide to some of the top reasons to visit Duluth in 2018, in hopes of helping you make the most of your time in our charming and historic city, located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior.  There are no finer accommodations in Duluth than the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast.  Book your room today, and get a start on planning for spring and summer before it’s too late. Read More »

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Great Winter Golfing In Rush City – Best Golf Simulator In Minnesota

The Bull Rush Golf Course in Rush City, Minnesota has the best golf simulator in Minnesota!

Book a weekend at the Maple Knoll Inn, Rush City, and have a great time using this state of the art gold simulator. Play any one of a number of great golf courses. A great way to spend a winter weekend, GOLFING!!

Now that everyone knows about what a great simulator we have, times will fill fast so book your times, today! Stay here!! Play Here!!

See the article at: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/03/08/best-golf-simulator/

I have been talking about the great simulators for years. Now we finally get the recognition we deserve!

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Rush City – Centrally Located and A Great Place To Stay!

We moved to Rush City and opened our Bed and Breakfast about 5 years ago. Time has gone by so fast and we have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. When we opened our B and B we had no idea of what to expect but soon discovered Rush City is a great location. We are in the center of a host of fairs, festivals, historic sites, lakes, and events.

Withing a short drive we have wineries, a micro-brewery, county fairs, some great wedding venues (Including Rush City’s Creekside Wedding Barn – we have had several brides and grooms spend their wedding nights with us), river boat rides, and water parks. Because of the St. Croix River and multiple lakes, the area hosts great summer outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, tubing, biking, hiking, and fishing. The area has great indoor and outdoor golf, a indoor shooting range, and a private outdoor hunting preserve (bring up some of your friends and hunt year round). The area features a wonderful outdoor concert venues with country, rock and roll and blue grass music. We have the Hinckley casino which has concerts and a wide assortment of gambling.

Our local restaurants have great food and some have great views of Rush Lake. One restaurant in the area was selected as one of the best for broasted chicken.

Like a bit of history? Visit the Northwest Fur post (a working 1800’s fur post), the Great Hinckley Fire museum which tells the story of the tragic fire that swept through the area. Drive some of the Superior-Port Douglas Military Road, the first road built to connect the cities with Duluth.

Some people come to visit us to just get away and unwind. Rush City is a quiet friendly town. The Inn features 3 acres of land with Rush Creek flowing through it. It is not uncommon to see wildlife like deer or a river otter playing in Rush Creek. We have beautiful flower gardens and our bird feeders attract many colorful varieties of birds.

To sum it all up, the Maple Knoll Inn is a great place to stay, regardless of what you enjoy. The area has something for everyone.

Summer weekends fill fast, so make your reservation, today. We would love to help you make a wonderful lasting memory.

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Looking Forward to Spring in Duluth

Spring Getaway to Duluth, MinnesotaLike much of the rest of the country, Duluth has been mired in cold, snowy weather for months. As hard as it may be to believe, March is just around the corner, which means spring in Duluth is on the horizon.  And spring means many of us are ready to get back outdoors and enjoy what makes Duluth such a special place to live for the majority of the year; the great outdoors!  There’s something special about Spring, and parks, trees, and flowers begin to reemerge after a long winter away.  The land is ripe with possibility, and the trails are calling our names. Book your room at the luxury A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast in Duluth, and start planning your springtime adventures today. Read More »

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Join Us in Duluth for the 2018 Winter Frolic Event

Two Harbors Winter Frolic in Duluth, MinnesotaDuluth, a rugged yet charming city nestled on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, is one of the best places to visit in Minnesota.  Though the winters here are cold, they are just as fun as the more mild spring, summer, and fall months.  If you’re looking for a place to enjoy traditional winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or sledding, or if you want to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, Duluth is the place to be.  There’s an upcoming event in February that might just be the motivation you need to book your getaway to wintry Duluth; the Two Harbors Winter Frolic.  It promises to embrace the cold and entertain the masses.  In Duluth, there’s no better choice for lodging than the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast.  Book your room with us today! Read More »

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Have You Ever Been Ice Fishing in Duluth?

Ice Fishing in Duluth, MinnesotaWintry weather has certainly settled in the upper Midwest.  Generally, this is great news for skiers, snowboarders, and other winter enthusiasts.  It’s widely accepted that Duluth is one of the top destinations in the Midwest for outdoor recreation.  That’s just as true during these bitterly cold winter months.  You know it’s truly winter in Duluth when the shanties–the annual ice fishing huts–start popping up on the lakes.  Have you ever been ice fishing?  If so, you know how deep the tradition runs in Minnesota, and you’ve likely been repeating this annual tradition for many years.  If not, perhaps this is the year to try?  We can’t think of a better ice fishing destination than Duluth, and our luxury accommodations at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast are exactly what you’ll want to come to after a day on the ice.  Book your stay at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today. Read More »

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