How Is It Possible? Fall Is Just Around The Corner!

Fall is a great time to enjoy the colors and to spend a little time sipping some local wines.

Book a room at the Inn and enjoy some of the great wineries located close to the Inn. We have many wineries within 30 minutes from the Inn! Visit North Folk, Wild Mountain, James Perry, North Ridge, Winehaven, the Dancing Dragon Fly, or the Chateau. All these great wineries are located close to the Inn.

The fall colors have begun in the Rush City area. According to the DNR peak fall colors occur in our area in mid to late September. Plan a great fall get away and book your room with us. Enjoy wine tasting, take a scenic boat ride on the St. Croix River, take a bike ride, canoe, 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.

You Get So Much More!!

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There are some very nice hotels, but if you stay at a B and B you get so much more than a hotel.

Each B and B offers a unique experience including some great amenities and a great atmosphere. At the Maple Knoll Inn we offer the following:

The House – Built in 1914 and features original hardwood floors and wooden built-in china cabinets and book cases. We have worked hard to keep the look and feel of the period of the house, including push button light switches, tiled bathrooms, and antique furnishings through out the house. In our dinning room we serve our guests breakfast on fine china and use antique glassware and silverware. The house and grounds have a character all there own. Once the home of an area country doctor, the house is still known as the Doc Halpin House, to local residents.

Amenities – We have three beautifully appointed rooms each with their own personal style. Each room has a queen size bed. We use only high quality linens. We supply plush robes you can use during your stay. Each bedroom has it’s own private bathroom with wonderful soft plush towels. Two of the bathrooms feature large tiled over-sized showers with dual shower heads. One of the bathrooms features a wonderful claw footed tub with a shower. Whenever possible, we feature organic food and coffee. The house features spacious guest sitting areas such as our large living room, dining room, and second floor sitting room we call our “Sun Room”. Our grounds cover three acres and have many hundred year old maple trees. Rush Creek runs through our property. In warm weather, use our screen porch or large second floor deck. We offer a wonderful continental breakfast during the week. The continental breakfast is served in our dining, no standing in line to get at table or food. You eat off real china with real antique silverware. On the weekends we offer a full breakfast. Consisting of one of our great signature dished.

Atmosphere – The Inn provides a great setting for romance, relaxation, or to renew your relationships. Relax in our living room or sun room. After dark, enjoy what you can’t see in the city – the stars. The sky is beautiful away from the city lights. The Inn is great for a girls weekend, a team building event, or themed weekend, such as our Murder Mystery event or scrap-booking/quilting weekend. Play a game (we have many to choose from) watch a movie, read a book or search the web on our free WiFi. The Inn is a great place to use as a “jumping off point” to explore and enjoy the many things to do and see in the area – fishing, boating, kayaking, wine tasting, biking, cycling, hiking, golf, indoor golf, skiing, snow boarding, snowmobiling, antiquing, thrift store/outlet store shopping, sight-seeing or enjoying one of the many festivals and fairs in the area. Before leaving each morning treat yourself to one of our sensational breakfasts.

The Inn has so much more to offer than a hotel or motel. Comfortable and spacious it is more like home than a overnight travel stop. If you have never stayed at a bed and breakfast, you don’t know what you are missing!

Make your reservation, today. We look forward to seeing you.

Centrally Located


The Inn is centrally located between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Duluth. We are a prime location to events and activities that take place around the Rush City, Taylors Fall, Cambridge, Pine City and the North Branch areas. We are also very close to Hinckley which makes us a great place to stay if you are attending a concert at the casino.

One of the really great things about our location is that we are less than 90 miles from Duluth. It is a short scenic drive to get from the Inn to Duluth. You might say, why stay in Rush City and not Duluth. I can answer that by say that staying in Duluth can be very “spendy”. I checked the prices for B&B’s and hotels. Most of them are twice or three times the price of the Inn. The Inn in Rush City is comfy and affordable with nights stays starting at $99 per night.

Do the math. Before you book a room in Duluth, consider staying with us.

Creekside Wedding Barn – A Great Addition To Rush City


The Creekside Farm Wedding Barn and Event Center is open. It is a wonderful brand new barn that can handle your wedding, reception, and other events. You can view pictures and information about the facility at:

If you plan to stay in the area to attend an event at the barn,BOOK YOUR ROOMS WELL IN ADVANCE! Due to the number of huge concerts in the area and the closing of a local 20 room motel, there are a limited number of rooms in the area. You will find great difficulties finding a room if you wait until the last minute.

The Maple Knoll Inn is a great place to stay if you are attending a wedding or event at the Creekside. We are located less than 2 miles from the event center.

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Do Something Super Romantic!


When staying at the Maple Knoll Inn we offer a super romantic service most B&B’s don’t offer. The ability for you, as a married couple, to renew your vows!

Some time ago I set up a surprise vow renewal for my spouse and I. After the ceremony my spouse told me that it was one of the most romantic thing I have done. Do something romantic that your spouse will remember forever, renew your marriage vows while staying with us at the Inn!

We will do a quaint personal service between you and your spouse. After the event celebrate with a complementary glass of champagne or sparking juice. We also provide a certificate commemorating this celebration.

Contact us in advance for pricing and to book your room.

When will you be staying with us?

PS: As ordained ministers, we can also perform your wedding!

Hay Days Coming – Sept. 10 & 11


The 50th anniversary of Hay Days is coming to North Branch – September 10 & 11. According to the local sheriffs office the event attracts over 40,000 people! For those of you who don’t know how big Hay Days is. The event includes 300-plus vendor booths, 2100 swapper booths and 32 food vendor booths. Imagine 2100 swapper booths and 300 vendor booths all devoted to everything snowmobiling.

Aside from all the shopping, Hay Days is loaded with nonstop spectator events. The snowmobile drag race has always been a crowd pleaser. The Sno Barons 145-acre location includes a freestyle course where you could watch all the snowmobile, dirt bike and quad freestyle action.

Hay Days is everything snowmobiles, racing, swap meet and vendors offering the latest and greatest for snowmobiles.

The bad new is all the hotels are already booked up in North Branch and many surrounding areas. But the good news is, as of today, the Maple Knoll Inn in Rush City still has rooms available for the weekend.

Our rooms are bound to fill, so book yours today!

Only The Highest Standards


Aren’t all bed and breakfast’s the same?

Most B and B’s are unique and each offers a different experience. Some, like the Maple Knoll Inn, are in historic homes, some are in unique structures like a light house or rail car. Not all Bed and Breakfasts’s are members of the Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association. The Association sets high standards and inspects members to insure those standards are met.

The Inn is a proud member of the Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association. We work hard to insure that we meet and exceed the Association’s high standards.

It is our desire to make sure EVERY guest’s stay is one that will be memorable. We have hosted guests from around the area, around the country, and around the world. Read our guest responses on Trip Advisor or our Facebook page. They all comment about how clean, comfortable and nicely appointed our home is. They love our friendliness and how helpful we are.

Book a stay with us and let us have the opportunity to turn your stay into a really great experience.

We can’t wait for you to stay with us!