Chisago County Fair – Rush City

Coming soon, the “Best 4 Days of Summer” the Chisago County Fair! July 19 – 22.

Great carnival, food, animals, vendors, demonstrations, displays, beer and entertainment!

Thursday July 19 – Listen to Kenny Krona from 3:30 to 6:30 and the Soup Bones from 9 to 1 am
Check out the Motocross races at the grand stand – 7 pm
Enjoy some of the great fair food!

Friday July 20 – Listen to the Neighberz from 3:30 to 6:60 and Blackout from 9 to 1 am
Check out the every popular Demo Derby – 7 pm

Saturday July 21 – Listen to the Time Bandit from 3:30 to 6:30 and The Naked Cowboys from 9 to 1 am
Second day of Demo Derby – 7 pm

On Saturday don’t miss the parade – 3 pm – Runs right down main street past the fair ground.

Remember: Everyday the fair has a great carnival, food, animals, vendors, demonstrations, displays, beer and entertainment!

So much to see and do! Book a room at the Maple Knoll Inn, use us as you “jumping off point”, and enjoy everything the fair has to offer!!

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Great Aquatic Center in Rush City!!

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One of Rush City’s “gems” is our Aquatic Center. The Rush City Aquatic/Recreation center is located at 305 South Eliot Avenue in downtown Rush City. It has a full size gym with locker space and an outdoor aquatic facility with a 165 ft. slide, diving pool, lap pool, zero entry play area, and a 26 ft. drop slide, open swimming every day and water aerobics. Also included is a fully stocked concessions area for ice cream treats, snacks, pop, water, candy, nachos and much more. Open daily from 12:30 pm until 6:30 pm. They charge a small admittance fee. Check Out their website –
http://www.rushcity.k12.mn.us/parents__students/aquatic_center/

So why go to a crowded noisy indoor water park when you can visit this gem? Stay at the Maple Knoll Inn and enjoy everything that Rush City and the surrounding area has to offer!

Great aquatic center, lakes, fishing, rivers, golfing, bowling, cycling, kayaking, our wonderful bakery, and Friday concerts in the park concerts (Pine City). In July we host the Chisago county fair, which features rides, concerts, a demo derby, a parade and so much more! Rush City, and our surrounding areas, have so much to offer!

There is always something going on close to the Inn!

Do Something Really Unique!

Looking for something really unique to do? How about visiting Wings North for some great hunting? Tell your husband and his buddies that they can save tons of money by scheduling a hunt at Wings North and staying at the Maple Knoll Inn. Why spend hours driving to South Dakota, staying in cheep uncomfortable hotel, and walking miles without seeing a bird? Wings North offers many acres of hunting space with 12 different hunting areas for a unique and diverse hunting experience. Wings North is located in Pine City, just a few miles north if the Inn. No license is needed, they can provide guides and even dogs. THEY HAVE EVERYTHING to make your hunt special. Check Wings North out on their website: http://www.wingsnorth.org

If the girls don’t want or like to hunt, maybe they would like to stay behind at the Inn and enjoy “catching up” or maybe they would like to visit some of our local wineries.

Wings North is a great place to shoot clay targets! This place has everything!!

We would love to help you plan a great weekend with us. Contact us today!

Make Your Plans Now!

Summer weekends are filling up fast! We have many great summer events coming to are area in the near future.

Check out:

Pine City, Freedom Fest – June 27 – July 1

World Championship Snowmobile Watercross – Grantsburg, WI – July 20 – 22

The “Best Four Days of Summer” – Chisago County Fair – Rush City – July 19 – 22

Rush City parade – July 22 – Rush City

Pine County Fair – August 1 – 8

Always lots going on around the Maple Knoll Inn. Book a room with us and enjoy all the many activities!! Fairs, wineries, river boat cruises, water parks, great golf, fishing, cycling, and a host of other fun act ivies!!

Great Place for Business Travelers

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Hotels often advertise that they business traveler “friendly,” when in fact they really are not. Hotels often offer small cramped rooms with limited space for the business traveler to spread out and do their work. Who can forget the nights of kids running up and down the halls making quite a racket.

The Maple Knoll Inn is a great place for business travelers. Our weekends are usually busy, but you can usually “snag” a room most any weekdays We get a fair number of business travelers staying at the Inn. They appreciate the spacious common areas’ the Inn has to offer. Why stay cooped up in a small room at a hotel when you can spread out in our spacious living room, dining room, sun room, deck or screen porch. Take advantage of our free WiFi while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea in our quiet stress free environment. Do your work in the comfort of the Inn. Oh and no noisy kids running up and down the halls!

Travel is stressful enough! Where you stay the night should be a quiet relaxing haven.

In the area for business? How about staying with us?

Rush City – A Great Little Town along I35

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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 many fairs, festivals, historic sites, lakes, great outdoor activities, and events.

Within 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. Pine City hosts free Friday concerts in the park featuring everything from jazz to blue grass to rock and roll.

Our local restaurants have great food and some have great views of Rush Lake. One restaurant in the area was selected as one of Minnesota’s 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.

Summer is nearly here!

Minnesota summers are so short. You try to do something on the weekend but everything is either booked or so crowded you don’t enjoy it. What is a person to do??

Do you realize that most things you like to do on the weekend you can do on a weekday?? If you do it on a weekday you will avoid the traffic, crowds, and most things aren’t booked!

Take a few day off of work. Book a stay at the Maple Knoll Inn and enjoy weekday events and things to do around the area. Stay at the Inn on a weeknight, go out your first night for a great meal at one of our local restaurants. The Grumpy Minnow has great food, adult beverages, and a super outside patio with a wonderful view of Rush Lake. If it rains, stay inside and enjoy the view through one of their patio windows, Return to the Inn and hang out on our huge second floor deck. Relax, watch the many birds who visit out feeders, and enjoy your evening.

Wake up late the next morning and take the short drive to Taylors Falls. Take a boat ride on the St. Croix River, do some rock climbing and trail walking, have lunch at the Drive In and Ice Cream at Schoony’s Ice Cream Shop.

The Drive Inn is a drive up, stay in your car, 50’s style drive in. It has great burgers and wonderful root beer. They have been featured in many magazines/papers and is the place to visit. They even have car hops to wait on you in your car. The car hops place a tray with your food on your car window! Schoony’s ice cream is located in downtown Taylors falls and has great hard ice cream in a host of flavors! For your evening meal take the short drive to Grandy and eat some of the best boasted chicken in Minnesota at the Brass Rail. The Brass Rail has been featured as one of the best boasted chicken restaurants in the state.

For a change of pace you could mix in a visit to one of our many local wineries, do some shooting at the Bulls Eye gun range, visit one of our museums like the Great Hinckley Fire Museum, or play a round of golf at the Bull Rush Golf Course (if it rains, try out one of their state-of-the-art indoor golf simulators). Visit one of many local fairs.

Weekdays are great days to stay at the Inn and venture out to make some great romantic memories with your squeeze. The weather has been great so don’t wait to put in for those days off and book a two night stay at the Inn. Give us a call today and let us make suggestions on how to make your stay super romantic and memorable.

There is so much going on around the Inn. When can we expect to see you???