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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!

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.

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!!