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Great Weekday Special – Maple Knoll Inn – Rush City

Doing things on the weekend can be a real hassle. Golf courses are packed, lakes are busy, everything you like to do is always crowded with lots of people. Why not take a few vacation days and take advantage of our great weekday get-away special we are offering at the Inn. Book a two night […]

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The Gunflint’s Banadad Trail Green Up- May 5 and 12

For the past four years the carbon produced by the equipment used to maintain and groom the Banadad Ski Trail has been sequestered in tree planting.   According to the Banadad Trail Association- “tree planting is our way to insure that the maintenance and grooming of the trail remains carbon neutral”. We are planting 400 red […]

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May Gunflint Trail Green-Up

  2011 May Tree Planting Weekends Gunflint Trail Green-Up Join us for one of two Tree Planting weekends during the- Gunflint Green-Up Gunflint Green Up – May 6-8. Over this weekend trees will be planted on the upper end of the Gunflint Trail and near the east end of the Banadad Ski Trail. Other events […]

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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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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’ cooking […]

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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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