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Minnesota’s 8 National Park Sites

Did you know Minnesota has 8 National Park Sites? The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. Why not stay in a local engaging B&B community and take part in the celebration! Top to bottom, Minnesota’s National Park sites touch every region in the state. Voyageurs National Park is a water-based park featuring some of […]

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Lakes Jam – Brainerd Lakes Area

Lakes Jam unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them together in the Brainerd Lakes area on June 23-25! Located on the grounds of Brainerd International Raceway, the area boasts beautiful scenery and weekend fun, including a car show, water-cross and bean bag contest. Rain or shine, the show goes […]

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Grand Old Days

For over 40 years Grand Old Days has been the first event of the summer, and the largest 1-day festival in the Midwest USA.  This year, the festival expands to a full weekend event featuring two distinct days with very different activities. Saturday, June 4, Grand Old Days will have a completely different feel than […]

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Minnesota Waterfalls Road Trip

The Ultimate Minnesota Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It If you’re up for an epic Minnesota adventure, you have to try this road trip! You get to see countless stunning Minnesota waterfalls in 7 northern locations, on top of experiencing one of the most famously beautiful drives along […]

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Winter Can Be Fun!

With new fallen snow in the Southern Region the past two weekends have been filled with guests who choose to embrace winter as only Minnesotans can do. Two couples in particular shared that they were “first-timers” to the B&B experience and we think they’re hooked now! Both complimented their stay with snowshoe outings. One of the B&B couples had a fun-guided tour […]

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Valentine’s Day Package

The Water Street Inn Valentine’s Day package includes a bottle of champagne and two chocolate covered strawberries in your room when you arrive, followed by a 5-course dinner in Charlie’s Restaurant. Wake up the following morning and indulge in a deluxe breakfast including champagne or mimosas. (Sunday morning will be a champagne brunch in lieu of […]

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Historic Hutchinson House #20 Coolest in MN

HighwayHighlights.com blogger, Seth Hardmeyer, writes about roadside oddities and attractions found in his home state of Minnesota.  Updated weekly, posts include stories about roadside oddities, unique features and places, geographical landmarks, architecture and other Minnesota musings. In his December 29 post, Seth names The Top 50 Coolest Houses in Minnesota, which features the Historic Hutchinson House […]

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A.G. Thomson House #1 B&B in the USA

The Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Association congratulates the A.G. Thomson House B&B #1 in the USA, as Tripadvisor’s 2016 Travelers Choice Winner! http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels-cInnsBB-g191

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Annual Blue Collar BBQ and Arts Festival

Saturday, August 8 Faribault’s biggest block party is back!  12 hours of live music, food vendors, beer garden, BBQ contest, home-brew contest, washers tournament, pull tabs, recycled art sale, craft vendors and more. Visit Minnesota’s newest micro-brewery, F-Town, featuring IPA, Nut Brown, American Ale to Oatmeal Stout and beyond. The Historic Hutchinson House B&B is a […]

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Old-Fashioned 4th of July

  Enjoy a relaxing evening on our wrap-around porch while watching the “sparks” fly on Saturday, July 4th. Local fireworks are visible right from the porch and we’ll have refreshments at the ready. (Overnight stay required.)

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