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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.


A Great Place For Business Travelers!!


Hotels often advertise that they business traveler “friendly,” when in fact they really are not. Hotels often offer small cramped rooms with limited space for the business traveler to spread out and do their work. Who can forget the nights of kids running up and down the halls making quite a racket? Relaxing? Not very.

The Maple Knoll Inn is a great place for business travelers. Our weekends are usually busy, but you can usually get room weekdays. We get a fair number of business travelers staying at the Inn. They appreciate the spacious common areas’ the Inn has to offer. Why stay cooped up in a small room at a hotel when you can spread out in our spacious living room, dining room, sun room, deck or screen porch. Take advantage of our free WiFi while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea in our quiet stress free environment. Enjoy everything the Inn has to offer. Oh and no noisy kids running up and down the halls!

Travel is stressful enough! Where you stay the night should be a quiet relaxing haven.

In the area for business, how about staying with us?

Guest Comments

We love to get feedback from out guests. We leave a book in each guest room for guests to leave comments. Here are some of the recent comments.

Dear Jeff and Ruth – Thank you for your warmth and hospitality to us! We only got to stay one night, but it was worth it. When we arrived last eve, the lights were on, the Christmas decor on the porch, it was so inviting. Enjoyed talking with you. James and Becky

This was our 1st B and B experience. Very nice! The bed was comfy. The breakfast was fantastic, and we enjoyed the conversations. Thank you for opening up your home to us. We will be back again – Davi and Chor

Thank you for the time to relax, to enjoy a night away from chaos of everyday life! You were both so gracious upon my arrival, I immediately felt comfort here. You will see me again, soon! – Wendy

What an absolutely peaceful weekend! You made Dave’s 59th birthday so special. We are thrilled to have found a hidden treasure in your B and B. David and Kelly

Thank you for being such gracious hosts. We appreciated staying here. Very nice and relaxing so we could sneak away for a night away from the kiddos. Scott and Stacy

Thank you so much for the awesome hospitality, the Inn, the food, and the conversation were all the best and we were very blessed. Keith and Debbie

Love all the many little homey touches. The claw foot tub, the bathrobes, the quaint sitting areas – lovely – lovely – lovely – Van and Rick

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

These are just a few of our guest comments. Book your stay and let us make a great memory with you!

Valentines Day is just around the corner!

Winter is a Great Time to Stay at the Inn!!

Many people want to know what they can do in the Rush City Area this time of the year. My response is – LOTS!!
Book a romantic stay at the Inn and participate in any number of activities located close to the Inn. Here is a sample:
How about golfing? The Bull Rush Golf Course offers state-of-the-art golf on in-door golf simulators.
How about wine tasting? Multiple wineries are located throughout the area featuring Minnesota grapes.
How about fishing or hunting? The area has many lakes and public hunting lands.
How about winter hiking? Our area parks and trails offer great scenic landscapes.
How about shooting? Take advantage of the areas indoor gun range.
How about a murder mystery? Participate in a murder Mystery at the Inn.
How about down hill skiing and snow tubing? Visit Wild Mountain ski and tubing resort Taylor’s Falls.
How about bowling? Try bowling at Chucker’s Bowl and Lounge in Rush City.
How about snowmobiling? Bring your snowmobile to the Inn and connect to hundreds of miles of trails within a few hundred miles of the Inn.
How about seeing a concert? Visit Grand Casino Hinckley for a Chris Hawkey Band or Tony Orlando concert.

There are many things to do surrounding the Inn.

One of the greatest things to do is Relax! The Inn is a great place to relax and enjoy renewing relationships. Host a girls weekend, participate in a Murder Mystery, or take advantage of our spacious home to catch up on your scrap booking.

No matter what the time of year or what the weather, there is always something to do around the Inn

Breath taking! The Magical City!

Have you ever visited the magical town of Bentleyville, Minnesota? It is truly a wonderful town worth the visit, but you can only see the magic at night.

Like the town of Brigadoon, (the town of Brigadoon only existed for 1 day every 100 years), Duluth’s town of Bentleyville is a magical Christmas City that only exists for a short time each winter. This town is located along the Duluth water-front and exists from November 18 through December 26. You can only view the colorful light show from 5 pm until 9 pm each night during that time. The admission to the town is free. If you park on-site there is a small per car parking fee.

The shores of Lake Superior are transformed into America’s largest free walk through light show! One of the main attractions that brightly shines in the crisp evening sky is the animated 12-story (128 ft) steel Christmas tree and ball which is covered with over 150,000 sparkling LED lights! The tree rises to more than twice the height of New York City’s famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. This spectacular giant is not to be missed! Check out the details on their website – http://www.bentleyvilleusa.org/

The Maple Knoll Inn is located just over an hour from Duluth and is a great place to stay during your visit to Bentleyville. Plan your stay at the Inn and take the short drive to Duluth to take in this wonderful magic city.

Make your reservation today!

Stay With Us and See Much More Than You Will In The Cities


Clean air and clear sky’s –
Hasn’t the weather been fantastic? Warm days and cool nights. Not typical weather for this time of the year. Our second story deck is a great place to watch all the activities going on around the Inn. Watch our many birds – orioles, gross beaks, cat birds, finches, humming birds, cardinals and many other varieties. Sometimes I forget how beautiful the stars are. Without the city lights you get an wonderful view of the stars. Lately there have been some great displays of the northern lights. What a wonderful sight!

The second story deck is just another great reason to stay at the Inn. Sit out on our deck, lean back, relax, maybe enjoy an adult beverage, and appreciate the stars and the northern lights. How long has it been since you took time to get away from the city lights and appreciate the stars?

Come on up and enjoy. Your room is waiting.


Right Now Is A Great Time To Escape!!


It has been a crazy year. Some people are saying, “I just need to get away”.

The Inn is a great get away place. Our many amenities will help you relax and unwind from all you stress.

Crack open a bottle of wine from one of our local wineries and relax on our huge deck or in our front screen porch. Walk our 3 acres and enjoy our many flowers and birds. Take a relaxing boat ride down the St. Croix River on a paddle boat. Enjoy a meal at one of the areas the scenic local restaurants, located on Rush Lake.<a

The Inn is a great place to just chill out and relax. Come visit us for a few days away, on the weekend or during the week.