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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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What Happened to the Summer of 2016?

I hate to “rain” on you, but you only have about 12 weekends of summer. Don’t miss it! You will get the most out of summer by laying out plans for your weekends. The Maple Knoll Inn is conveniently located on I-35 just an hour north of the Twin Cities in the quiet community of […]

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With the 4th over – What Is Left To Do This Summer??

Are you kidding me??? There is always lots of things going on around the Maple Knoll Inn in beautify Rush City!! Scenic boat rides in Taylors Falls, wine tasting, concerts, fishing, and golf. When was the last time you went mini golfing, bowling or played Frisbee golf? All these activities are just a short drive […]

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What is your favorite summer activity?

Summer has arrived and everyone is thinking about what they want to do. I hate to “rain” on you, but you only have about 12 weekends before summer ends. Don’t miss it! You will get the most out of summer by laying out plans for your weekends. The Maple Knoll Inn is conveniently located on […]

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Why Stay At The Maple Knoll Inn?

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 […]

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Fall colors peak soon in Lanesboro, MN

Cool, crisp nights are upon us and the maples are starting to show their fall colors in South East Minnesota.  It looks like colors should peak around Oct 8-15 and we could get 3 good weeks of color in October.  It is time for you to book a fall foliage tour to Lanesboro. During the […]

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Hummingbird Headquarters

The hummingbirds are at their entertaining finest! They are here to entertain you while you are enjoying your breakfast on the deck. You will not disturb them and they will allow you to photograph them, however, they will not sit still and smile! They are waiting for you at Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast where […]

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Paul Bunyan Bike Trail Opening

The work is finally done and the signs are up! That Paul Bunyan Trail is ready to ride. The entire trail opens May 29 The last link of the Paul Bunyan Trail will be open for riding for the Memorial Day weekend.  The long awaited completion of this trail has finally arrived.  You will find […]

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Paul Bunyan Trail, Opening Soon

This is the last of the pavement being carefully smoothed as the Paul Bunyan Trail nears its completion near Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast near Walker, MN. There are signs to post and edges to smooth, and we will have the long awaited opening of this trail. Watch here for the lastest news. Anticipated opening […]

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Paul Bunyan Bike Trail by Embracing Pines B & B

I haven’t taken any pictures today, but imagine this…….the trucks…….big trucks are hauling sand, and packing, more sand and packing and they are scheduled to start paving tomorrow! The Paul Bunyan Bike Trail will go past Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast. What more can you ask…….than pie, a sauna, and a place to relax in […]

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