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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?

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.

Colors Starting In Rush City Area!

I know it might seem early, but tress and scrubs are starting to color up around the Inn in Rush City.

The Maple Knoll Inn is a great place to stay and use as a “home base” as you drive around and view fall colors. Peak times for the ares, as listed by the DNR, are only a few weeks away.

Book your room today to insure you have lodging during peak viewing.

Predictions for this fall are excellent. The weather has be fantastic and lots of sun.

Book your romantic get away, today

Great Events Coming to Rush City Area!

We have several great events coming to the area –

Grand Casino Hinckley –
Oct 7 – 50 Shade of Summer Concert
Oct 20 – Ronnie Milsap
Nov 10 – Paul Anka
Nov 18 – Eddie Money

Other Area Activities
Pine City Rodeo – Rock Creek – Saturday – Sept 2-3
Anderson’s Rock Creek Threshing Show – Sept 9 – 10
Haydays – North Branch – NOTE: 2 day stay at the Inn required for this event – Sept 9-10
Almelund Apple Fest – Sept 17

Wine Tasting at one of our many area wineries
Paddle Boat Ride – Taylors Falls
Sight your deer rifle – Bulls Eye Shooting Range – Harris

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?