It’s Too Early For Winter Activities – What Can You Do around The Inn?

Many people want to know what they can do in the Rush City Area this time of the year. My response is – LOTS!!
Book a romantic stay at the Inn and participate in any number of activities located close to the Inn. Here is a sample:
How about golfing? The Bull Rush Golf Course offers state-of-the-art golf on in-door golf simulators.
How about wine tasting? Multiple wineries are located throughout the area featuring Minnesota grapes.
How about fishing or hunting? The area has many lakes and public hunting lands.
How about hiking or biking? Our area parks and trails offer great scenic landscapes.
How about shooting? Take advantage of the areas indoor gun range.
How about a murder mystery? Participate in a murder Mystery at the Inn.
How about a play? The Festival Theater has Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas – Nov 26 – Dec 24
How about canoeing or kayaking? Rent a canoe & kayak at Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak Rental – take a trip down the St. Croix River.
How about bowling? Try bowling at Chucker’s Bowl & Lounge in Rush City.

There are many things to do surrounding the Inn.

One of the greatest things to do is Relax! The Inn is a great place to relax and enjoy renewing relationships. Host a girls weekend, participate in a Murder Mystery, or take advantage of our spacious home to catch up on your scrap booking.

No matter what the time of year or what the weather, there is always something to do around the Inn

What Our Guests Have To Say About The Inn


We place a guest book in each of our guest rooms. We love to read our guests comments. Here are some recent comments:

Words cannot express the feelings we shared with you both while enjoying your beautiful home and hearts. You both are such a blessing to all that visit for sure! Looking forward to more visits! – Roger & Mel

Thanks you so much for sharing your wonderful home. We look forward to next year. – Cindy & Brian

We enjoyed our stay in this very special B & B! Your careful detailed appointments to the rooms is wonderful – Loved it! – Bob & Marlene

We had so much fun, it was quiet, peaceful & relaxing. You two are amazing hosts & we hope to come back soon! Thank you so much! – Dave & Justine

You have a beautiful home. Loved all the antiques – especially the furniture. Thanks you for the “little” touches – bottled water, bath robes. We Loved it! – Paul & Barbara

Your home is beautiful. I took the time to look at all the antiques of products throughout the upstairs! You thought of everything to make us feel at home. Thank You! – Shawn and Robin

Ruth and Jeff are fabulous hosts. I felt more like family than guests. I loved the decor of the house. Hope to come again. – Rose & Bill

Thanks for a special interesting place to stay during our 40th anniversary six state road tour of the wonderful USA! We enjoyed meeting you and sharing. I always enjoy returning to Rush Lake where my great grand parents homesteaded during the 1800’s! – Sheila & Frank

Thank you for making our experience at a B & B so great. My husband and I had a magnificent time. You are both very inviting and welcoming. Wishing you many blessings. – Debra and Greg.

It is our desire to make every guest feel at home while staying with us. We so enjoy talking with them and getting to know them. We have had guests from all over the country and the world. Check out additional guest comments about the Inn Trip Adviser.

We would love to help make a special memory for you. When can we expect you?


This Weekend and Next Weekend Will Be the Peak!


No question that the next two weekends will be peak time for viewing fall colors around the areas. Everything is coloring up very nicely!

Book a room with us and use us as your “jumping off” point to take part in fall activities and view fall colors. Boats are still running on the St. Croix out of Taylors Falls, visit our local orchard for some great apples, take a nature walk in one of the near-by State Parks, take a scenic drive along the St. Croix, canoe, kayak, or do what ever you love to do. I hate to say it folks, but the colors won’t last long and we know what is coming after that.

I love fall it is my favorite time of the year. You still have time to book a room and enjoy everything the area has to offer, but time is slipping away. Book your romantic weekend stay at the Inn, today.

Fall Is A Great Time To Visit Our Area!


We have so much to do around the Rush City Area.

If golfing is your thing, we have many courses located in the area including the Bull Rush in Rush City. You can golf rain or shine. If it rains use one of their state of the art in-door golf simulators.

View the colors along the scenic St. Croix River. Take a paddle boat out of Taylors Falls. They run weekdays at 1 pm and weekends at 11, 1, 3, and 5. Rent a canoe or kayak at Interstate Park. Float down the St. Croix and get picked up and brought back to your car. Hike one of the many trails around Interstate Park in Taylors Falls. Experience some breath taking views from the top ridge of the river.

How about fishing? We have many great fishing lakes around the area including East and West Rush Lake. We have plenty of room at the Inn to handle your boat and vehicle.

If sight seeing is your passion, visit the Hinckley Fire Museum. It covers many of the details surrounding the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894. Open 10 – 5 Tuesday through Sunday. Visit the Northwest Fur Post a working reconstruction of an actual post. Open Sat 10-5 and Sunday Noon to 5.

Maybe your more into Wine Tasting. If wine tasting is your thing you can stay at the Inn and visit one of our 8 local wineries. Each winery features its own special wines.

Whatever you love to do, take advantage of our great fall weather and wonderful fall colors. Take some time, book a rooms and enjoy yourself. We still have rooms available, but they are filling fast so book your today.

Boz Scaggs – Great Events Still Going On Around the Inn!


There are still many great events and things to do around the Inn. Wineries are still open for wine tasting, boats are still running on the St. Croix River in Taylors Falls, and there are some great fall colors throughout the area.

One super event is at Grand Casino – Hinckley. They have a concert coming up October 21 – Boz Scaggs! Buy your tickets and book a room at the Inn. We are located just a short drive from Hinckley. People love to enhance their concert experience with a great stay at the Inn!




Looking for a fun filled weekend? How about participating in a murder mystery? The murder mystery requires at lease two couples (having three couple would be great). Talk to your friends and book a stay at the Maple Knoll Inn in Rush City, Minnesota and join us for a fun filled evening. Boo your room and we will send you information about your role and a background if this interactive murder.

The year is 1928. The place Chicago’s S.P. Keasy’s Place. Each Visitor is assigned a role. Each player gets a clue manual and information about their character. Help solve the crime but remember you may be the one who done it!

Remember – After all, as long as nobody’s gettin’ hurt, what is really wrong with a little crime now and then.

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We have been experiencing some great fall weather. Cooler temps and nice sunny days. Now is a great time to plan you fall leave viewing get away!

Book a room at the Inn and enjoy some of the great wineries located close to the Inn. Within a short distance we have the following wineries: North Folk, Wild Mountain, James Perry, North Ridge, Winehaven, the Dancing Dragon Fly, and the Chateau. Each winery offers a unique assortment of wines. Each of them also offer reasonably priced wine tasting so you can sample their wines and find one that is just right for you.

The fall colors have begun in the Rush City area and will soon be in full color! Book your room and plan a great get away. Enjoy wine tasting, a boat ride on the St. Croix River out of Taylors Falls, a bike ride, or kayaking. Use the Inn as your home base to enjoy the fall colors. Rooms have been filling, so make your reservation, today.

There is always something going on close to the Inn.