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2018’s Winterfest Comes to Spicer

2018 Winterfest in Spicer, MinnesotaFor a small town of a little more than 1,000 people, there certainly is plenty to do throughout the year in Spicer, Minnesota. Summers in Spicer are all about the lake, and rightly so.  But what about winter?  Winter is, surprisingly, packed with fun, too.  Winter is a great time to gather together to celebrate the cold winter months, and that’s exactly what Spicer’s annual Winterfest Celebration is all about.  Whether your idea of a winter getaway includes getting outside to take part in our favorite winter activities, such as snowmobiling and cross country skiing, or whether your ideal getaway is better spent indoors relaxing to your hearts content, Spicer Castle on Green Lake is the perfect place for you.  January is a great time to plan a winter getaway to the Spicer Castle, when the ever-popular Winterfest celebration comes to town. Book your room at our romantic Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.

It’s Time for Winterfest Again!

Spicer’s annual Winterfest celebration is your chance to get outside and have some old fashioned fun.  Winterfest starts now, at the beginning of January, with daily cross country and snowshoeing trails open at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center.  This Weekend will mark the building of the annual Ice Castle, which is an incredible site to behold. The festivities don’t really get underway until January 20th, and they continue through February 11, 2018.  The highlights of these fun weekends include:

  • Jan 20:  Frozen 5k Run/Walk
  • Jan 20:  Winterfest Bonfire at the Beach
  • Jan 20:  Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks; the official kickoff the Winterfest 2018!
  • Jan 21:  Kids fishing
  • Jan 26:  Karoke at Zorbaz
  • Ice Fishing during 2018 Winterfest in Spicer, MinnesotaJan 26:  Winterfest Comedy Show at O’Neils
  • Jan 27:  Spa Day at Glacial Ridge Winery
  • Jan 27:  14th annual Polar Bear Plunge
  • Jan 27:  Cheers for Beers at O’Neils Event Center
  • Jan 28:  Omelet Breatkfast
  • Feb 3:  Gourmet S’mores and wine at Glacial Ridge winery
  • Feb 3:  5th annual Tommy Swenson Memorial Fishing Tournament
  • Feb 3:  12th annual Winterfest softball tournament and Fire Department Challenge
  • Feb 4:  Superbowl Party at O’Neils
  • Feb 10:  Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine at Glacial Ridge Winery
  • Feb 11:  Sleigh and Ski Festival

During these exciting weekends in Spicer, you’ll enjoy a tremendous variety of winter activities.  We hope to see you for at least one of these festival days, if not more.  Winterfest is truly a unique winter celebration.  Come stay with us for a few days at the Spicer Castle Bed and Breakfast, and get into the winter spirit with us.

A 2018 Winter Guide to Spicer, Minnesota

Ice Fishing on Green Lake, a winter guide to Spicer, MinnesotaWinters are simply wonderful in Spicer, Minnesota.  There’s so much to do, and the snow makes our already beautiful location on Green Lake simply magical.  There’s plenty of outdoor activities, like skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing to keep you busy and having fun.  But when you’re ready to come indoors, warm up a little, and enjoy a change of pace, Spicer has that, too.  We’ve put together a winter guide to the area, to help you make the most of your getaway.  Book your room at our romantic Bed and Breakfast this winter, and discover all of the fantastic things there are to do here each winter.   Continue reading

A Lakeside Getaway for the Holidays

Spend the holidays at Spicer Castle Inn in MinnesotaNow that November is here, it’s time we turn our attention towards the upcoming holiday season. Winter is special in Spicer, Minnesota, and certainly something worth experiencing. Whether you plan to visit family in the area, or just want to carve out a little time for a romantic getaway this winter, now is the perfect time to plan a getaway during the upcoming holidays. When it comes to accommodations on the shores of Green Lake, nothing compares to Spicer Castle Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays with us. Continue reading

An Afternoon at Glacial Ridge Winery

Go Wine tasting This Fall at Glacial Ridge WineryThese crisp, fall months have us all wanting to snuggle in and curl up in front of a warm fire, safely protected from the harsh elements outside. One of the best things about a fall getaway is being able to slow down for a few moments, and to enjoy a simple, relaxing getaway in a beautiful setting.  In Minnesota, there’s one getaway destination that outshines the rest. The Spicer Castle Inn, located in a charming small town not too far away Minneapolis/St. Paul, is the perfect fall escape. Spend your days browsing the boutique shops in downtown Spicer or nearby New London, or simply take in the magnificent scenery at our lakeside Bed and Breakfast, followed by an afternoon wine tasting at Glacial Ridge Winery. No matter how you choose to spend your time, there’s no better place to relax than our historic Minnesota Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today. Continue reading

Getaway to See Fall Foliage in Minnesota

Fall Foliage Getaway in Spicer MinnesotaNow that Labor Day Weekend has passed, we can officially, though reluctantly, say goodbye to summer, and welcome the fast-approaching fall. The hills around Spicer are already showing hints of their colorful autumnal hues, which means now is the perfect time to plan a getaway to the Spicer Castle Bed and Breakfast.  As the air begins to cool, we’ll soon be surrounded by fall’s hallmark hues of crimson, orange, yellow, and green. You won’t have to go far to see the finest fall foliage the Midwest has to offer.  Take advantage of this incredible fall weather, and book your room with us today. Continue reading

Summer Fun & a Murder Mystery in Minnesota

Murder Mystery Dinner This summer at the Spicer Castle Bed and Breakfast in MinnesotaCan you believe the summer is almost over?  Neither can we!  If you’re looking for a reason to escape from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we have the perfect idea in mind.  Though only 90 minutes away, The Spicer Castle Inn on Green Lake can feel like a completely different world; one in which we are free rest and relax to our hearts content.  No matter what your reason is for getting away, a little respite on the lake and a little fun in the form of a Murder Mystery Dinner is just the ticket.  Lucky for you, the Spicer Castle Bed and Breakfast offers it all.  Book your room with us today! Continue reading

Join Us for the Green Lake Triathlon

Green Lake Triathlon in MinnesotaThere’s still plenty of time for a summer getaway on the beautiful shores of Green Lake this summer. Spicer, Minnesota is the perfect destination for a little old fashioned summer fun.  We are only located 2 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, making us an easy weekend or midweek getaway destination. Our beautiful 5-acre property is situated right on the shores of Green Lake, one of Minnesota’s top vacation destinations. Beyond the lake, Spicer and nearby towns have a wonderful variety of trails to explore, small shops to browse, and a wonderful winery.  Activities here include biking, boating, swimming, roasting s’mores by the fire, and watching the Little Crow Waterski Team perform. Also, coming up next month is the famous Green Lake Triathlon.  If you’re planning to be in town for this incredible event, or if you just want to watch the athletes who are brave enough to do so, then you need to stay at the Spicer Castle Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Book your room at our Inn today, and relax stress free on the shores of Green Lake. Continue reading

Spend Some Time Boating on Green Lake This summer

Summer Boating at the Spicer Castle Bed and BreakfastOne of the best things about summer at the Spicer Castle Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota is spending a little time on the water.  We are only located 2 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, making us an easy weekend or midweek getaway destination. Our beautiful 5-acre property is situated right on the shores of Green Lake, one of Minnesota’s top vacation destinations. Beyond the lake, Spicer and nearby towns have a wonderful variety of trails to explore, small shops to browse, and a wonderful winery.  Book your room at our Inn today, where you relax stress free on the shores of Green Lake. Continue reading

Summer Vacation on the Shores of Green Lake

Summer Vacation on Minnesota's Green LakeLike most people around the country right now, we are counting down until the first day of summer. Though it’s still a few weeks away, summer activities on Minnesota’s Green Lake are already well under way.  Many of you have already made plans for summer vacation, but if you haven’t, now’s the time to book a relaxing summer getaway to Minnesota’s best lakeside Bed and Breakfast; the Spicer Castle Inn. Here, life slows down, worries disappear, and your perspective on the daily grind of modern life will change thanks to the pure joy of living in the moment.  With numerous recreation areas nearby and an infinite number of ways to relax and unwind, there truly is no better place to be for summer vacation this year than at the Spicer Castle Inn.  Book your room today, and experience Minnesota’s most relaxing lakeside Bed and Breakfast this summer. Continue reading

Spend Mothers Day at the Spicer Castle

Mothers Day at the Spicer Castle Bed and Breakfast in MinnesotaThere’s never a shortage of reasons to get out of the twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, even if just for a day or two.  Sometimes, a little respite along the shores of one of Minnesota’s many lakes is all you need. Though only 90 minutes away, it can feel like a completely different world.  Mothers Day is coming up next month, too.  Are you looking for the perfect way to show mom (or the mother of your children) just how much she means to you?  Look no further!  Give her the gift of time and relaxation at one of Minnesota’s best Bed and Breakfast’s, the Spicer Castle Inn. Book your room over Mothers Day Weekend at our luxury Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

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