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Category Archives: Green Travel

Spring has Sprung at the Hastings Vineyard

With birds singing and warmer air enticing garden anticipation, the winemakers of our state turn the soil and dig up vines.  Spring at a vineyard is hard work and more hard work all to benefit our love of the splendid drink. The tasting room and gift shop at Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Winery is open Fridays and Saturdays in April. This […]

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Ahhh winter-candlelight snow hike near Hastings

Combining trail adventures with a B & B stay in Minnesota is a natural way to enjoy the state.

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Ham and Eggs not just for breakfast!

Many chefs at the finest restaurants are now using pricier precious farm fresh eggs as  protein options to steak or chicken or pork on dinner menues. Yes morning entrees are not just  for breakfast anymore.   Breakfast has always been considered “comfort food”.  At the end of a long day, why not comfort yourself with egg entrees.   Should you want to emulate Minnesota innkeepers’ […]

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Snowy night by the fire with a glass of Minnesota wine

Think cold. Think snow. Think warm. Think fireplace at your favorite inn. Now think of enjoying a glass of fine Minnesota wine fireside with your sweetie. Many assume winery visting and tasting is just for summer and fall adventures. The vines are snuggled in under the snow but the wine has been bottled and waiting for you […]

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St Croix Valley Bird Banding and Snowshoeing

Bird banders at Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings meet weekly to capture, record, band and release songbirds. Friday December 17th (8:30 AM to noon), the public is invited to watch. There is no admission fee but it is nice to call ahead (651-437-4359) to let them know you are coming. Donations of […]

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Alexis Bailly Nouveau just out!

Many will be celebrating the first wine of the 2010 harvest this weekend (November 6th and 7th ) at Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings  The Nouveau is Ready! The Wine Tasting is $10 and includes the souvenir wine glass. Live jazz will accompany the release. Each year’s Nouveau release is complimented by a unique label with original artwork by […]

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The Rivers Need you!

River stewards make a difference!

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Minnesota’s Bed and Breakfast Introduce State’s First Green Lodging Certifications

The Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Assocation (MBBA) become the first state wide lodging association to develop a green certification program. Entitled. Green Journey the program recognizes member Inns who are making a commitment to be good environmental stewards. Inns participating in the “Green Journey Program” are on a journey to decrease their environmental footprint and […]

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Artists wanted Afton Art in the Park on the St. Croix River

Looking for quality Artists to participate in the 34th annual Afton Art in the Park in downtown Afton. For more information and vendor forms go to www.aftonmnarea.com or aftonartfair.com

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National Website Announces B&Bs New Green Progarm

Reporting for, Green Lodging News, Glenn Hasek, states that Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts Associations recently launch Green Journey is, ” at least the second green lodging certification program in the United States for B&Bs. Oregon also has a program. The committee putting together Green Journey looked at Oregon’s program as well as Wisconsin’s Travel Green […]

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