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10 Minnesota State Parks You Need to See in 2020

As the snow begins to melt and we emerge from the long winter in Minnesota, it’s time to start thinking about all of the fun places you’re going to visit this spring, summer, and fall. Of all the places you could go, we think Minnesota State Parks are a great place to start! State Parks […]

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10 of the Best Waterfalls in Minnesota to See This Spring

What better way to celebrate the reawakening of spring that to go chasing Minnesota Waterfalls? This spring, as the winter snow and ice begin to melt, Minnesota’s rivers will swell to their seasonal highs, leaving us with powerful water rushing over the state’s most beautiful waterfalls. It’s absolutely one of our favorite things to do […]

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10 Great Places for Cross Country Skiing in Minnesota

If you want to thoroughly enjoy a Minnesota Winter, then there’s no doubt that you should be outside cross country skiing.  After all, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are two of the most popular things to do when the snow starts to fall.  Talk about a unique and beautiful way to explore the state’s stark winter […]

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5 Places to go Fat Tire Biking in Minnesota

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about fat tire biking? It’s become a popular new sport for people to try! And, though you can go fat tire biking all year long, it really gained popularity as a new addition to winter sports.  If you struggle or don’t enjoy cross country skiing or […]

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10 Things to Do in Minnesota This Winter!

Have you ever spent much time in Minnesota during the winter? There are a surprising number of fun things to do in Minnesota this winter, and it’s a great candidate for a winter getaway.  Our Innkeepers are here to help you enjoy the best of the state! It is, without a doubt, cold outside. Cold […]

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Summer is half over! What have you done to enjoy it?

Summer 2018 is about half over and will soon be winding down. Most of us don’t take enough time for ourselves, have you? Make plans to get away for the weekend and enjoy yourself. Relax and recharge at the Maple Knoll Inn located less than an hour north of the Cities in beautiful Rush City, […]

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Join Us in Duluth for the 2018 Winter Frolic Event

Duluth, a rugged yet charming city nestled on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, is one of the best places to visit in Minnesota.  Though the winters here are cold, they are just as fun as the more mild spring, summer, and fall months.  If you’re looking for a place to enjoy traditional winter activities, […]

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Ice Castles Return to Stillwater, MN

Ice castles return to Stillwater, MN in this must-see winter wonderland where fairy tales are brought to life with twinkling lights, magnificent archways and towers, ice-carved tunnels, fountains and slides ready to be explored. By day this frozen castle glimmers with glacial blues and after dark the ice formations create a magical glow. For the […]

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Minnesota is like living in a state park.

“Minnesota is like living in a state park,” was a statement shared by a guest that was born and raised on the East Coast. After college he immediately moved to Minnesota. For someone who has lived life in the North Star State, it was a welcomed observation. It offered the opportunity to slow down and take […]

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Pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix River!

Stillwater’s Harvest Fest celebrates the beautiful fall weather with Minnesota’s only pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix River! Growers from the region bring pumpkins weighing 1500 pounds and up to compete in the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Amidst the fall colors, locals celebrate with pumpkin baking and decorating, chili cook off, micro brew beer and wine […]

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