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2018 – Fall Is Everywhere!

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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! The fall colors have begun in the Rush City area and will soon be in full color!

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.

Visit our local apple orchard featuring Sweet Tango apples. Sweet Tango’s are a great sweet eating apple. Developed at the University of Minnesota for the harsh Minnesota climate.

Book your room with us and plan a great get away. Enjoy wine tasting, a paddle boat ride on the St. Croix River, go for a bike ride, or go 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.

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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.

Fall Is Coming Soon!


How do you plan to enjoy this fall? For a start, how about booking a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Maple Knoll Inn and then set out on an adventure. This time of year Taylors Falls and St. Croix Falls are the place to visit. Take a paddle boat ride down the St. Croix River. Boat rides leave Taylors falls at 11, 1 and 3, daily. Rides are 80 minutes long and offer a very scenic look at the beauty of the river. If your more adventurist, stop at Interstate Part (MN) and rent a canoe or kayak for a 3 hour paddle down the river. At the end point they will pick you up and bring you back to your car. After that visit Schoony’s Malt Shop in downtown Taylors Falls. Great malts and hard ice cream. Drive over to St. Croix Falls and enjoy the quaint and fun shops. Make your way to the north end of town for a great view of the dam. Next, drive to the Dancing Dragonfly winery, just up the hill from St. Croix Falls, and enjoy some wine tasting. For dinner stop at the Dallas House and enjoy a great meal.

There is so much to do and close to the Inn. Contact us for available dates and we can help you plan you scenic adventure. Make a memory for you and your squeeze. Contact us today for a great get away!

Hay Days 2018


Book your stay at the Maple Knoll and visit –

Hay Days 2018 – September 8 and 9th – 7 am to 5 pm
North Branch, Minnesota – located less than 20 minutes from the Maple Knoll Inn. This huge event attracts over 40,000 people from all over the US and Canada. It features –

Grass snow mobile races
The Hay Days Website states- “Often imitated but never duplicated, the Sno Baron’s grass drags are sure to thrill and excite. The race attracts the best grass drag racers in classes ranging from Stock all the way through to Top Fuel/Outlaw. Racers from the USA, Canada and even Europe descend to compete for the largest grass drags purse in the world. Races are run both days, all day, rain or shine starting at 9am. Come join us for potential record breaking runs, such as the 144mph pass in 2010. And dont miss out on the Kitty Kat races featuring the next generation of grass drag racers.”

The Hay Days features not only races but stunt riding, a swap meet and vendor exhibits.

This huge events draws thousands and rooms will fill fast! Typically no rooms are available the weekend of this event. We usually sell out! So book today to insure you have a place to stay!

Share Your Story With Us!

We always love hearing from our guests. Some of them choose to post something about their stay on line – Trip Advisory or Face Book – and some take advantage of the guest book we leave in the room. Here are just a few recent comments:

Thanks for sharing your early 20th century and lovely home. What a gem for a perfect B & B. – Judy

Thank you for the wonderful peaceful stay. Wish we would have had more time to enjoy the surroundings. – Mary and Joe

Thank you for a lovely stay! We love seeing you and the accommodations and breakfast was superb! – Bob & Bylinda

Our stay here was great. It was so warm and inviting. Thank you for helping us renew our vows it meant a lot to us on our journey forward. Your home and hospitality were wonderful. Food was great. Hope to return soon. Rich and Deb

It was wonderful to stay in my old bedroom again! Even though the furniture was not the same, it really did feel like home. Forty years is a long time to be away. But you have been so careful to keep the time period the same. – Lee

What an absolutely peaceful weekend! You made Dave’s 59th birthday so special. Thank you Ruth for journeying off on an antique adventure with me, a profitable one at that. We are thrilled to have found a hidden treasure in your B&B and even more thrilled to have found new friends. – David and Kelly.

It is away’s so nice to talk with our guests. We have had the opportunity to meet people from around the world and from all over the US. Each person has their own story to tell and we so enjoy hearing them.

When will you be staying with so we can hear your story?

Make a Memory That Will Last a Lifetime!!

Summer 2018 is about half over and will soon be winding down. Most of us don’t take enough time for ourselves, have you? Make plans to get away for the weekend and enjoy yourself. Relax and recharge at the Maple Knoll Inn located less than an hour north of the Cities in beautiful Rush City, Minnesota. Hang out in our screen porch, relax on our huge second floor deck or sit in our wonderful sun room and enjoy yourself. Watch the many birds that come into our feeders, take a stroll around our 3 acres property, make the short drive to one of our many local wineries, and enjoy our out door patio dining on Rush Lake.

Summer will be fading fast and summer 2018 will only be a memory. I hope your summer has been filled with great memories. If not come to the Maple Knoll Inn. We will help you make a memory that will last a lifetime.

There is a HUGE Difference Between the Maple Knoll Inn and a 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.