Minnesota Sights and Views

Category Archives: MN Travel Tips

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.

Also posted in Community Event, Community Events, Event Special, General, Green Travel, Lodging Specials, Metro Region, Trails, Uncategorized | Comments closed

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 […]

Also posted in breakfast recipes, culinary events, Dining, General, Green, Green Travel, Lanesboro, MBBA, Metro Region, News, Southern Region | Comments closed

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 […]

Also posted in General, Dining, Green, Green Travel, Lodging Specials, Metro Region, News, Southern Region | Tagged , , | Comments closed

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 […]

Also posted in Birding, Community Event, General, Green, Green Travel, Metro Region, News, Nordic Skiing, Trails, weather | Tagged | Comments closed

Victorian Holidays at LeDuc Estate in Hastings

Tours of the LeDuc Estate in Historic Hastings take on a special glow this time of year (December 4-5 and 11-12). Plan to do Christmas shopping in the museum store there and find good old fashioned value in antiques, embroidered dish cloths (finished with 1860 patterns) felted purses, beaded jewelry and even rock candy and cracker bread. […]

Also posted in Community Event, Community Events, Event Special, General, Lodging Specials, Metro Region, News, Uncategorized | Comments closed

LeDuc Estate Artist Show and Sale

Ambiance at the romantic gothic LeDuc estate in Hastings will be complimented for the next few weeks by works of more than a dozen talented painters, potters, photographers and carvers.Beginning November 6th and continuing to November 14th, the show will run from 10 AM to 5 PM. This annual tradition has become the opportunity for many to begin holiday […]

Also posted in Community Event, Community Events, Event Special, General, Lodging Specials, Metro Region, News, Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments closed

Combine wine tasting & apple tasting & chocolate tasting

October is the perfect time for a visit to the St Croix Valley. The fall colors are peaking and local orchards, vineyards and a very special chocolate shop downtown Hastings are offering samplings. Try a fine sip of Marchel Foch from Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Winery or a crisp bite of Connell Red or Honey Gold from […]

Also posted in Fall Colors, Lodging Specials, Metro Region, Trails | Comments closed

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 […]

Also posted in Biking, Birding, Lodging Specials, News, Trails | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Maifest at Morgan Creek Vineyards, New Ulm, MN

Spring is in the air and we are excited that the vineyard is welcoming the growing season with this fest on Saturday, May 2. There will be free garden hats for everyone, the wood oven will be fired up to prepare the first gourmet appetizers of the season, tours of the vineyard will be available […]

Also posted in Community Events, General, Southern Region, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Chocolate March Marching On

Imagine a better way to spend a Sunday than visitng inns and tasting Chocolate creations?

Also posted in Community Events, Event Special, Green Travel, Lodging Specials, Metro Region, News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed