Minnesota Sights and Views

Explore Itasca State Park This Summer

Visit Itasca State PArk in Minnesota This SummerIf you haven’t had the chance to head north and visit Itasca State Park in northwestern Minnesota, then you need to put this incredible park at the top of your bucket list this summer.  Founded in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota’s oldest state park, and it’s visited by people from all over the world.  Though the park is truly a beautiful part of Minnesota, with 32,000 acres of untouched wilderness within its borders, the real reason people come here is to see the birthplace of the Mighty Mississippi River.

If you’ve never had the chance to walk across the gentle headwaters here, witnessing the start of one of the most significant rivers in the entire world, then we certainly hope you make it a priority this summer.  And, as you explore Itasca State Park, make sure you enjoy the rest of northwestern Minnesota, an area marked by some of the largest lakes in the state, excellent fishing, great biking trails and plenty to offer travelers from all around the world.

And, of course, make sure to choose one of our Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts as your home away from home. With welcoming hospitality and insider tips for how to make the most of your getaway in Minnesota, there’s no better place to stay.  Browse through our collection of Inns, and once you’ve settled on a destination, book your vacation! Read More »

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10 Things to do in Minnesota This Summer

10 Incredible Things to do in Minnesota This SummeMinnesota, known as the “Land of 10,000 lakes,” is one of the best places for a summer vacation.  There is an incredible number of things to do in Minnesota, and so many of them are in the outdoors, which means natural social distancing is often a part of the package.  We know that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel this summer might be tricky, so how about planning the perfect summer getaway right here in Minnesota?

If you’ve always wanted to travel around Minnesota and explore the many incredible reaches of this state, but just haven’t found the time, then why not this summer? Odds are, your vacation will involve some kind of water (there are more than 10,000 lakes, after all), but that’s not all Minnesota has to offer!  Minnesota is a wild, diverse, and scenic state, with an incredible range of things to do!

And, for a glimpse into what truly makes Minnesota so great, you’ll need to visit one of our member Bed and Breakfasts.  Minnesota’s Innkeepers will shower you with exceptional hospitality, but they’ll also be your guide to all of the best adventures in a given area.  We’ve put together a guide by region of some of the best things to do in Minnesota this summer. Now all you have to do is get here!

Browse through our regional collection of Inns, and book a room at one of our fine members of the Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association today! Read More »

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10 Minnesota Wineries to Support This Summer

Minnesota Wineries to Support This SummerThe tourism industry, like many others, has been hit pretty hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring saw plenty of business closures, and those that have stuck around are looking forward to a healthy summer and fall season. It’s no different for our Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts and other small businesses, like Minnesota wineries.

This summer is a great time to get out and explore this beautiful state. And while you do that, make sure you support as many local businesses as you can. Planning a getaway and enjoying a little wine tasting at Minnesota wineries is one way to do exactly that, all while enjoying a little bit of that much-needed “you” time you’ve been craving, too!  It really is a win, win for all!

Once you figure out where you want to explore, you’ll need to make some lodging reservations. You can’t go wrong when staying at one of our member Bed and Breakfast properties, found all over the state of Minnesota.  Find a property, and book your room today! Read More »

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Where to Find Minnesota Wildflowers This Spring

Hikes to Minnesota Wildflowers

Heading out in nature and enjoying the vast array of Minnesota wildflowers and other natural scenery is one of our favorite parts of spring and summer.  Across the state, there are a number of incredible nature preserves, parks, and hiking trails to explore, many of which have extensive blooms to enjoy. And, the best part about seeing these colorful wildflowers is that they can be enjoyed while still following social distancing guidelines.

Minnesota wildflowers bloom at various times throughout the year, with some making their appearance as early as April, and most peaking around June. You might not able to share in your wildflower joy with your favorite Innkeeper this spring, but we can still offer you our best tips and tricks when it comes to enjoying this incredible state we call home.  And, hopefully, soon enough, you’ll be brightening the halls around our Inns again.

Speaking of our Inns, have you made summer plans yet?  Now’s a great time to plan. Our Innkeepers would love to welcome you this summer, and it will give you something to look forward to, too.  Browse through our collection of Inns, and book a few days at a Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today! Read More »

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10 Great Hiking Trails to Discover in Minnesota

The Best Hiking Trails in MinnesotaIn a state as diverse and beautiful as Minnesota, it should come as no surprise that there are some truly beautiful hiking trails worth discovering. While many of Minnesota’s State Parks and natural areas are closed to the public during the global COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to plan out the hikes you’re going to take when these public spaces do open again this summer and fall.

Hiking is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in Minnesota’s beauty and enjoy those sought-after vistas. Whether you plan to visit northern, central, or southern Minnesota, there are plenty of great hiking trails to add to your list.  And, when it comes to lodging, there are plenty of great properties to choose from as well.  Browse through our unique collection of Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts, and start planning your escape into nature today. Read More »

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Popular Minnesota Biking Trails to Ride This Summer

Bike Trails in MinnesotaOnce it’s safe to go outside, engage in our normal routines, and put the stress of social distancing and the global COVID-19 pandemic behind us, it will be time to enjoy the great variety of Minnesota bike trails. There are a wonderful variety of bike trails in Minnesota, many of which are near our unique collection of Bed and Breakfasts.

After these months of isolation, there’s no doubt you’ll be ready to get away and enjoy a change of scenery. Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts offer the perfect respite. With comfortable accommodations, access to some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas and popular attractions, and exceptional hospitality, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the year.  Give yourself something to look forward to, and plan a visit to one of our exceptional Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts today! Read More »

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10 Minnesota State Parks You Need to See in 2020

The Best Minnesota State ParksAs 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 offer you a great way to explore this naturally beautiful state and all of its hidden gems and natural wonders.

In total, there are 75 Minnesota state parks, which combined see ### visitors each year. Beyond just these preserved state lands, there are also plenty of state forests, county parks, and other recreational areas to visit. If you’re always wanted to explore the land of 10,000 lakes, then 2020 is the perfect time to book a room at one of our Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts. Read More »

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10 of the Best Waterfalls in Minnesota to See This Spring

10 best Minnesota Waterfalls 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 every spring (and at other times of the year, too).

There are a number of waterfalls around the state of Minnesota, and it’s pretty hard to go wrong. If you’re having a hard time choosing where to concentrate your time, we’re here to help. We’ve listed 10 of our favorite Minnesota waterfalls to see this spring. The best part about visiting these waterfalls is the chance to stay at one of our member Bed and Breakfasts!  Find your perfect getaway destination, and book your room today! Read More »

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Visit the National Eagle Center in Wabasha Minnesota

Visit the National Eagle Center in Wabasha MinnesotaHave you witnessed majestic eagles at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha?  This winter might just be the perfect time to do so! In Minnesota, we spend a lot of time talking about all of the great adventures there are to be had in this amazing state. That’s just as true in the winter as it is during the summer!  This winter, people around the state are spending their time cross country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, fat tire biking, drinking beer, and otherwise hunkering down for the winter. There’s plenty to see and do, and no shortage of fun to be had!

But if you’re looking to do something a little quieter and more relaxing, we thinking heading to the beautiful town of Wabasha for a relaxing weekend, where you can visit the National Eagle Center, is just what you need. There is one Minnesota Bed and Breakfast right in the heart of Wabasha, and several others nearby that would make the perfect landing place for a quiet weekend (or week) away.  Browse through our options in Southern Minnesota, and book your stay today! Read More »

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The 2020 Cross Country Skiing World Cup Comes to Minnesota

Cross Country Skiing World Cup to be Held Near Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts in 2020!In a recent blog, we wrote about all of the wonderful places to go cross country skiing in Minnesota, but have you ever had the chance to attend the Cross Country Skiing World Cup? Probably Not! If you’re interested, keep reading.  2020 promises to be a great year for cross country skiers!

Truth be told, there are endless miles of cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails to enjoy in this incredible state. Minnesota is definitely a snow-lovers paradise. But, if you’re on the fence about visiting one of our Bed and Breakfasts in Minnesota this winter, we have the perfect event that might just spur you to action.

This March, Minnesota is going to be home to the Cross Country Skiing World Cup. It will be held in the Twin Cities area at Theodore Wirth Park. Though there are a lot of accommodations in the Twin Cities area, you shouldn’t settle for anything but the best. The best lodging in all of Minnesota, of course, is our wonderful Bed and Breakfasts, and we just so happen to have a number of them in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Find your favorite, and book your room with us today for this exciting winter event! Read More »

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