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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.

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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!

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!!

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???

Our Guests Speak Out!

We love hearing from our guests. We leave a book in each of our guest rooms. Here are just a few of the many comments guests have made:

Thank you for the fun time. You are so kind and love your home – Marvel and Dan

What a great experience!!! We really enjoyed the wonderful time here for 2 days you made our stay very enjoyable & your kindness will always be cherished. We couldn’t ask for better services and company – Frank and Faye

Thank you for giving us the opportunity of visiting your home/B&B during this season of life – Moreau & Dawn

This was the perfect place to stay to celebrate out 50th anniversary and attend a family reunion. Lovely home, beautiful setting, and restful stay – Jam and Joanne

We attended a wedding in town and enjoyed the peaceful setting and comfortable bed & decor – Micheal and Melissa

What a lovely place to stay after a reunion with Minnesota cousins. We came from Vancouver, WA. Loved your decorating! – Jacob and Phoebe

Loved our stay in your vintage B&B. Brings back many memories – Graydon and Helen

Thanks for a very comfortable stay. It made the wedding hustle & bustle less complicated. We will be letting friends know about this wonderful B&B – Mike & Deb

Thank you for the beautiful stay and delicious breakfast. We really enjoyed our stay. Perfect place for after the wedding – Rachael and Sam

Thank you so much for the awesome hospitality – the Inns food & conversation were the best and we were very blessed. Keith and Debbie

A wedding barn opened just a mile from the Inn and it has been so fun to talked to bridal parties and brides and grooms who have stayed with us. We work very hard to make everyone of guest experiences be special.

We would love to serve you and help you make a special memory. Fall is a beautiful time around the Inn. Our area has vibrant colors and great sight seeing areas. Make a reservation with us, today!<a

Motorcycles and Rush City Go Together!

Rush City is located on Old Highway 61. Before I35 was built, 61 was the main artery between New Orleans and Thunder bay, Canada. Currently, each weekend, hundreds of motorcycles cruise highway 61 past the Inn.

If you cycle, the Inn is a great place to use as your “home-base”. Cruise to Rush City, enjoy a great nights stay, relax on our deck or on our front porch, get up refreshed and enjoy the rest of your scenic ride along Old Highway 61.

The really cool thing about Rush City is we are the home to one of the nations largest cycle, snowmobile and ATV after-market parts and accessories suppliers. Dennis Kirk has been the leader in power sports aftermarket parts and accessories since 1969, with over 150,000 unique items in stock. Dennis Kirk is located just a few short blocks from the Inn.

Stay at the Inn and wander down to Dennis Kirk’s showroom. You can review the latest catalog and save shipping by picking up that part or accessory. Check out Dennis Kirk on line at – https://www.denniskirk.com/.

There is so much going on around the Inn.

When will you stay with us?