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Coming September 22 and 23


Book a room at the Maple Knoll Inn and enjoy all the activities at the Dancing Dragonfly during their Stomp Festival!
Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23, 2018
Time: Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Price: Free Admission, $5 parking fee
Food, Beverages, & Grape Stomping available for purchase

Join us for our biggest festival of the year and celebrate the natural beauty of the St. Croix Valley, at our annual Grape Stomp! Enjoy fantastic food, wine tasting, shopping at artisan booths, live music, wagon rides, and of course, grape stomping.

This is really a fun festival with great music and wine. The Dancing Dragonfly is only 30 minutes from the Inn.

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What is the Difference Between the Inn and a Motel/Hotel?

There are some very nice motel/hotels, but if you stay at a B and B you get so much more than a motel/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 “real” silverware. The house and grounds have a character all there own. Located on 3 nicely landscaped acres filled with mature oak and maple trees, it is a wonderful location. The home was once the home of an area 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”. 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 dishes.

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, 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. No noisy kids running up and down the halls! 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!

Weekend dates are filling fast so make your reservation, today. We look forward to seeing you.

Rush City – A Great Place to Stay

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We moved to Rush City and opened our Bed and Breakfast about 5 years ago. Time has gone by so fast and we have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. When we opened our B and B we had no idea of what to expect but soon discovered Rush City is a great location. We are in the center of a host of fairs, festivals, historic sites, lakes, and events.

Withing a short drive we have wineries, a micro-brewery, county fairs, some great wedding venues (Including Rush City’s Creekside Wedding Barn – we have had several brides and grooms spend their wedding nights with us), river boat rides, and water parks. Because of the St. Croix River and multiple lakes, the area hosts great summer outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, tubing, biking, hiking, and fishing. The area has great indoor and outdoor golf, a indoor shooting range, and a private outdoor hunting preserve (bring up some of your friends and hunt year round). The area features a wonderful outdoor concert venues with country, rock and roll and blue grass music. We have the Hinckley casino which has concerts and a wide assortment of gambling.

Our local restaurants have great food and some have great views of Rush Lake. One restaurant in the area was selected as one of the best for broasted chicken.

Like a bit of history? Visit the Northwest Fur post (a working 1800’s fur post), the Great Hinckley Fire museum which tells the story of the tragic fire that swept through the area. Drive some of the Superior-Port Douglas Military Road, the first road built to connect the cities with Duluth.

Some people come to visit us to just get away and unwind. Rush City is a quiet friendly town. The Inn features 3 acres of land with Rush Creek flowing through it. It is not uncommon to see wildlife like deer or a river otter playing in Rush Creek. We have beautiful flower gardens and our bird feeders attract many colorful varieties of birds.

To sum it all up, the Maple Knoll Inn is a great place to stay, regardless of what you enjoy. The area has something for everyone.

Summer weekends fill fast, so make your reservation, today. We would love to help you make a wonderful lasting memory.<a

The Perfect Mothers Day Gift


Hey guys, Mothers Day is just around the corner! This year it is Sunday, May 14th!!

Some of you guys may be panicking on what to get the mother of your children and love of your life, but fear not! What women wouldn’t love to spend a romantic weekend at a fabulous Inn? Weekends can be busy and with Mothers Day so close, you might not be able to get a weekend get away put together by May 14th, besides isn’t that opening fishing?

What to do??

FEAR NOT!! You can still give your squeeze a romantic get away! Simply contact us at the Inn, buy a gift certificate, put it in her Mothers Day card (don’t forget to buy her a card) and give it to her on Mothers Day! You can then find the right weekend that will work for both of you and escape to the Inn!

Don’t give her another bunch of cheap flowers or a box of chocolate that only last a few days, but give her time away with you. Book a weekend at the Inn and make memories that will last a lifetime. We can help you with booking other activities in the area that will make you stay special, like going wine tasting or a St. Croix Rive Boat cruise. There are lots of activities going on around the Inn and we can help you pick one that is sure to make your stay complete.

Remember how often your squeeze has said that they wanted to do something romantic? Let this be the year! Book a weekend or buy a gift certificate for a weekend stay at the Inn! Weekend dates are filling fast, so don’t miss out! Do it today!

Looking for that “perfect” gift?

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Shopping for the “right” gift can be so stressful! Here is a gift everyone would love to get! A nights stay at the Inn! For couples, whether your newly weds or “oldie” weds, what spouse wouldn’t love to spend a romantic night with you at the Inn? How about giving your spouse a “girls night out”? Give a nights stay at the Inn as a wedding, anniversary, or thank-you gift! How about a way of thanking your pastor and wife as a “Pastor Appreciation” gift.

Buying a gift certificate for the Inn is a great gift for any occasion.

What are you waiting for? Contact us today for get away and pricing options.

New Wedding Barn Opening in Rush City.

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There is a new place to host weddings, reunions, and other large gatherings in Rush City. The Creekside Farm Wedding Event Center. The owners have built a wonder facility, a brand new barn. You can view pictures and information about the facility at: http://www.creeksidefarmweddingsevents.com/

I understand that the facility already has multiple bookings for this fall. If you book with them and are looking for a place for guests or family to stay, we hope we can help. There are a limited number of rooms in the area and the Inn provides a great place for wedding guests or families to stay.

If you are looking for a great place to host your wedding and reception, check out the Creekside Farm Wedding Event Center.

What are our guests saying about the Inn?

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Beside comments being left at Trip Adviser and on Facebook, we have guests write comments in a guest book which we have left in each bedroom. Here are some of the recent comments they have written down in our guest books:

“I’ve never stayed at a B&B and this is so charming. A feast for the eyes in every “nook and carny” to behold. The warmth of each room and all the special details were fun to participate with. Thanks for a lovely time.”

“Our first B&B experience! It felt like home. Our host was fascinating. Looking forward to coming back.”

“This was our first experience with a B&B and it certainly was a wonderful one! The decor and atmosphere are great! We enjoy antiques and there is just something calm & comforting staying amongst them. Your hospitality was so great too! You wanted to take care of our every need, and did a great job doing so! We would definitely stay again if we are in the area! Have to give a plug to the Grumpy Minnow restaurant absolutely great food!”

We love getting comments like these from our guests. We work so hard to make sure they enjoy their stay. We often make recommendation to our guests on places to each and things to see.

When will you be staying with us?

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