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Rush City – A Great Little Town along I35


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???

Warmer Weather!! Time to Start Thinking About Summer!


Warmer weather over the next few weeks makes me think about summer. It won’t be long and summer will be here. Weekends full of activities! Now is the time to start planning what you will be doing this summer!

Last summer most every weekend was filled at the Inn and we expect this year will be just as busy. There are so many activities in the area and many activities happen the same weekend. With limited numbers of hotels rooms in the areas, you need to book your room TODAY!!

A few of the events coming to the area this summer are are concerts at the Hinckley Grand Casino. Not all acts have been booked, but here are a few that have been booked – Polka Fest – May 19 – 20, Alice Cooper – June 8, and KISS – July 15.

Book your weekend stay, today! There is ALWAYS something happening near the Inn.

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!



Hinckley has so much more than a casino!

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Most people know that Hinckley has a casino, but what they don’t know is that Hinckley has many other offerings. There is great history in the town. They have an excellent Hinckley Fire Museum and a fire memorial well worth the visit.

Hinckley also features antique malls, a paintball course on 80 acres of land, golf, and thrift store shopping. There are great concerts that are held at the casino. This summer the casino are featuring groups like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Alabama, Alan Jackson, and Three Doors Down. The casino rooms often sell out, so why not book your room at the Inn?

If you like food, and who doesn’t, Tobies has some great food. It is also noted for their caramel rolls!

Hinckley is located just 25 miles north of the Inn.

If you are visiting Hinckley for an event, stay at the Inn. Our cozy affordable rooms offer you a great nights rest so that you can be refreshed for your events in the Hinckley area.

There is always something happening close to the Inn!