Minnesota Sights and Views

Upcoming Summer Festivals in Duluth

Duluth Summer FestivalsSummer is a fun time of year to be in Duluth.  There is so much to do here!  Choose between shopping, dining, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, scenic drives, relaxing at the beach, and so much more.  There’s nothing we like more than helping our guests make the most out of their time in Duluth, and that includes staying up to date on fun events and festivals happening in the city. There is still a lot of time left to get to Duluth this summer.  If you’re still looking for excuses to getaway to this outdoorsy city on Lake Superior, perhaps these exciting summer festivals are what you’re looking for?  Don’t let time run out; book your room at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast in Duluth today. Read More »

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Great Events Happening Around Rush City

There are still some great events coming to the Rush City area. If you plan to stay in the area, make your reservation, today. Stay at the Maple Knoll Inn in Rush City and enjoy these events.  Weekend are filling and rooms are limited!

Every Weekend Wedding at the Creek-side Wedding Barn – Rush City

July 8 – Grand Country Music – Grand Casino Hinckley

July 15 – KISS – Grand Casino Hinckley

July 20 – 23 – Chicago County Fair

Aug 2 – 8 – Pine County Fair

Aug 5 – 6 – Cambridge Antique Fair

Aug 8 – Rascal Flats – Grand Casino Hinckley

Aug 9 – Kid Rock – Grand Casino Hinckley

August 19 – Rush City Music and Arts Fest

August 11 – 13 – Threshing Days – Almelund

September 2 -3 – Pine City Rodeo

September 8 -9 – Rock Tember – Grand Casino Hinckley

September 9 – 10 – Anderson Rock Creek Relics Threshing & Sawing Show –

September 9 – 10 – Hay Days – 51st Annual

October 20 – Ronnie Milsap – Grand Casino Hinckley

Rooms throughout the area will fill up fast, so don’t be left out. Make your reservation, today. Enjoy everything the Maple Knoll Inn has to offer. Check us out on our website – www.mapleknollinn.com one of Minnesota’s best small B & B’s. Area features 6 local wineries, bike trails, great lakes and rivers, hiking, and we also have bikes for your use during your stay.

There is always something happening around the Inn.

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Summer Baseball with the Duluth Huskies

Summer Baseball with the Duluth HuskiesSummer may have just begun, but July 4th is just around the corner, and we find our calendar rapidly filling up. Its definitely one of our favorite times of the year.  During these warm summer months, there is so much happening in the rugged city of Duluth, and there are plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy summer while it’s here. Duluth is the adventure capital of Minnesota–maybe even the entire Midwest. After all, it was named Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever” for a reason. It’s a destination sought out by outdoor enthusiasts from all across the country for a variety of reasons. The inviting and endless waters of Lake Superior sit ripe for exploration, and the beautiful woodland forests are just begging to be explored. Adventures really are limitless.  When you’re looking for a little downtime between adventures, why not catch a summer baseball game?  Book your room at the luxurious A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, and come join us for a little summer baseball with the Duluth Huskies! Read More »

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Duluth’s Must-do Summer Attractions

Summer Attractions in DuluthSchool’s out, summer has officially begun, and the 4th of the July is just around the corner.  Are you looking for an adventure, and seeking the best summer attractions in Minnesota?  As the temperatures rise, it’s time to escape to Duluth; Minnesota’s mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Though it may seem as though you have an endless summer stretching out ahead of you, it’s always shocking at the end of the season how fast time has actually gone by.  Don’t let summer pass you up!  Make plans for a getaway to Duluth, and explore all of the wonderful things we have to offer. From the simple to the extreme, there are a variety of summer attractions that will keep you moving in Duluth.  Once you’ve decided what you’re going to do, book a room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast.  There are no finer accommodations in all of Minnesota than the luxurious A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast.   Read More »

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The Maple Knoll Inn Rush City

The Maple Knoll Inn in Rush City, Minnesota, located about half way between MPLS/St. Paul and Duluth along I 35 is a great place to stay. Don’t just take our word about it, read what some of our guests have to say about us on Trip Adviser.


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The Summer of 2017 Has Begun!!

Schools out and the temps are in the 90’s so summer has begun. Have you decides what you will be doing to enjoy it?

I hate to “rain” on you, but you only have about 12 weekends of summer. That’s right! Just 12 weekends! They will go by so fast!! 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 Rush City. Our location gives you great easy access to just about any summer activity you want to do. Located close to great water activities like: fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. We are also located close to festivals and fairs, wineries, flea markets, golf, scenic boat rides down the St. Croix River, hiking and biking. Explore history by visiting the The Northwest Fur Post or the Hinckley Fire Museum. Close by visit several award winning small town restaurants like the Kaffe Stuga – Harris or the Brass Rail – Grandy (voted Minnesota’s BEST Broasted Chicken) There is so much to do in the area!

Maybe you just want a place to relax and unwind. The Inn has a large second story deck and huge screened porch you can enjoy. Stroll our 3 acres and enjoy the flowers and large assortment of colorful birds.

Whatever you enjoy about summer, the Inn is located close to it.

What are you waiting for??? Don’t let this summer leave you wondering, “What happened to the summer of 2017?” Book a room at the Maple Knoll Inn and begin a memorable week or weekend exploring everything the area has to offer.

There is always something going on around the Maple Knoll Inn.

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The 41st Annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth

Grandma's Marathon in DuluthIt seems like there is always something fun and interesting going on during the summer months in Duluth.  Whether it’s picking a new trail and exploring it, heading up to the mountains for their summer Adventure Parks and glorious views, making the rounds at Duluth’s latest breweries of favorite staples, or hitting the beach to soak up some sun, there’s no shortage of things to do in Duluth.  This June, it gets even better with the 41st annual running of the Grandma’s Marathon, and the subsequent weekend of fun that follows.  When you’re looking for a place to rest those tired legs after the races, look no further than the luxurious A.G. Thomson House bed and breakfast.  We are the best choice for lodging in all of Duluth.  Book your stay with us today. Read More »

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Come See the Duluth Air Show in June

2017 Duluth Air ShowThere are really no shortage of reasons to visit Duluth during the summer.  First, it’s a spectacularly beautiful city, located on the sandy and rocky shores of Lake Superior.  Second, it’s one of the top-rated destinations for outdoor enthusiasts in the entire country, and has been named the “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine.  One look around Duluth during the summer, and you’ll immediately know why, too.  There are endless boating, kayaking, and paddling options on Lake Superior, you can hike for days on end in the rugged forests and trails surrounding Duluth, there are a wide-variety of mountain biking trails in the region, plenty of cliffs for rock-climbers to tackle, and a variety of other activities not mentioned here.  But, finally, there is also always something fun happening in Duluth during the summer.  This June, join us at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast for the exciting Air Show.  Reservations are going fast, so book your room today! Read More »

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What Are You Waiting For??

Take Advantage of the 12 Weekend of Summer!

Most Minnesota schools are out the first part of June and summer officially begins. Schools start up the first park of September so that means summer is just 12 weekends long , that’s right, twelve weekends! Wow!

Don’t miss out of booking a romantic get away for you and your squeeze! Talk to your parents and ask them to watch the kids, look for an open weekend and book a stay at the Maple Knoll Inn. The Maple Knoll Inn is located in Rush City on interstate 35, about half way between the Cities and Duluth. We are the perfect location to use as a “jumping-off-point” for many events happening in the area.

Within 30 minutes of the Inn you will find fun river boat rides, great hiking and biking, kayaking and canoeing, fishing, golf, festivals, visit one of the many wineries in our area, and a host of other things to do or see (check out our our website for details and ideas – www.mapleknollinn.com).

Whatever you like to do, you’ll find it close to the Inn.  Don’t let this summer slip away. Book your stay, today!

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Olde Depot JUNKtion

This Memorial Day Weekend be sure to visit the Olde Depot JUNKtion, a two-day vintage, repurposed, antique sale held rain or shine at the historic Northern Pacific Event Center in Brainerd Minnesota. Saturday and Sunday only, antique vendors from across the Nation will be making a stop with a huge selection of treasured vintage finds at the natural stone depot built in the early 1900’s. Everything you could dream of finding will be displayed for this incredible event!

Whether your style is rustic, shabby, farmhouse, chic, industrial or you are just looking for junk gems . . .
you won’t want to miss this TRAIN!

The Northern Pacific Event Center

Memorial Day Weekend

Doors open at 10:00 am Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. General admission at door, $8.00 per day.  Cash and/or check. Children under 11 get in free.
NO Pets!

Catch the Early Train!

Want to be the first to secure that one-of-a-kind item? Early Train admission tickets ($20) allow you 2-hours on Saturday from 8:00-10:00 am to shop for those fabulous finds before the general public. Your early train ticket is good for free admission Sunday too!

Nearby, local area bed and breakfasts Oliver Acreage Barn Lodge (Pequot Lakes); Park Street Inn (Nevis); Lady Slipper Inn (Osage) and Leech Lake B&B (Walker) invite you to enjoy their hospitality while visiting the area!

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