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So Much Going On Around The Maple Knoll Inn

Rush City is located along I-35 about an hour north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is strategically located and close to many events and activities. Whether it is summer or winter there is something everyone will enjoy close to the Inn.

Stay at the Inn and visit one of the many local wineries, craft beer breweries, and Cidery. Were are on the East Central Craft Beverage Trail and you can find information about them on – http://www.eastcentralcraftbeveragetrail.com . Other wineries in the area include Wild Mountain Winery, Dancing Dragon Fly, Northfolk Winery, and Winehaven Winery.

Maybe you enjoy outdoor actives. Stay at the Inn and visit Wild Mountain ski area. Snow board, downhill ski or use their great snow tubing course. If you enjoy fishing, fish Rush Lake. It is one of the best fishing lakes located close to the Cities. It has northerns, crappies, sunfish, and muskies. If your into snowmobiling, Rush City is the jumping off point for hundreds of miles of trails. In the summer the area has miles of biking and hiking trails. Canoeing and kayaking on the St. Croix River are very popular. In the summer visit our local aquatic center. Book a private hunting event at Wings North.

If history is your thing, visit the Great Hinckley Fire Museum and the Snake River Fur Post. Visit the North Chisago County Historical Society located in downtown Rush City.

If entertainment is your thing, stay at the Inn and book a show at the Grand Casino Hinckley. They feature great concerts and events.

Other things to do in the area – Indoor golf at Bull Rush Golf Course. In the summer golf the outdoor course in the winter enjoy one of their state-of-the-art indoor simulators. Bowling at Chuckers Bowling Alley. They feature 16 state-of-the-art lanes. Bulls Eye indoor shooting range is a great place to sight in your rifle or bang off a few round with your handgun. They also have ammo and rental guns are available.

There is so much to do and see around Rush City. The Inn is a great “jumping off point” for visiting Duluth, just about an hour north of Rush City. Book your stay and take the drive to Duluth to view spectacular Bentleyville, visit Glensheen Mansion (All decked out for Christmas), or the Great Lakes Aquarium.

If sightseeing or activities are not your thing, that’s OK. Visit the Maple Knoll Inn to just relax and chill out. Take advantage of everything the Inn has to offer.

The Rush City Maple Knoll Inn is a wonderful 100 year old home located close to many things to do and see. We have your room waiting. When can we expect you?

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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.

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!!

What to Get Your Wife for Mothers Day!


Hey guys, Mothers Day is just around the corner! This year it is Sunday, May 13th!!

Some of you guys may be panicking on what to get the mother of your children and love of your life for Mothers Day, but fear not! What women wouldn’t love to spend a romantic weekend at our fabulous Inn? Weekends can be busy and with Mothers Day so close, you might not be able to put together a day by May 13th, 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. As a bonus, have the kids stay with grandma and grandpa!

How often has your squeeze 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!

Our “Personal Touch”


Many of our guests tell us that their staying with us is the first time they have stayed at a bed and breakfast. We try to put our guests at ease by showing them the all the wonderful things they have access to and can use. One of the things that our guest tell us they really appreciate about staying with us is all our attention to detail and our personal touch. Our personal touch is our effort to make every guest feel welcome and appreciated.

When our guests arrive we accompany them through the home our living room, dining room (we show them the coffee maker they will have access to during their stay), screened porch, and beautiful grounds. All of these are open to our guests for their use. We escort them to their bedroom and walk with them around the second floor common spaces, our sun room and large deck.

We take the time and effort to make sure our guests experience our personal touch. We want each guest to feel welcome and that they can find everything they might need to make their stay enjoyable.

We would love to have you stay with us allowing us to make your stay memorable.