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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.

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Chisago County Fair – Rush City

Coming soon, the “Best 4 Days of Summer” the Chisago County Fair! July 19 – 22.

Great carnival, food, animals, vendors, demonstrations, displays, beer and entertainment!

Thursday July 19 – Listen to Kenny Krona from 3:30 to 6:30 and the Soup Bones from 9 to 1 am
Check out the Motocross races at the grand stand – 7 pm
Enjoy some of the great fair food!

Friday July 20 – Listen to the Neighberz from 3:30 to 6:60 and Blackout from 9 to 1 am
Check out the every popular Demo Derby – 7 pm

Saturday July 21 – Listen to the Time Bandit from 3:30 to 6:30 and The Naked Cowboys from 9 to 1 am
Second day of Demo Derby – 7 pm

On Saturday don’t miss the parade – 3 pm – Runs right down main street past the fair ground.

Remember: Everyday the fair has a great carnival, food, animals, vendors, demonstrations, displays, beer and entertainment!

So much to see and do! Book a room at the Maple Knoll Inn, use us as you “jumping off point”, and enjoy everything the fair has to offer!!

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!!

Great Place for Business Travelers

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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.

The Maple Knoll Inn is a great place for business travelers. Our weekends are usually busy, but you can usually “snag” a room most any 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. Do your work in the comfort of the Inn. 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?

Summer is Coming and Will be on Us SOON!!

Minnesota summers are so short and this years may be shorter. 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).

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???

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!