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Relax on Minnesota’s Green Lake

July 18th, 2016 by InnKeeper

Green Lake, Minnesota Summer GetawayHere we are, halfway through summer, and probably many are already wondering where time has gone. However, in Spicer, Minnesota, time seems to be at a standstill.  That’s what happens at our restful Bed and Breakfast, nestled on the stunning shores of Minnesota’s Green Lake.  Here, life just slows down. Worries fade away.  Your focus on the daily grind of modern life will switch to a simple enjoyment of living in the present.  There’s a reason this part of Minnesota has long been considered a top getaway destination.  With numerous recreation areas nearby and an infinite number of ways to relax and unwind, there truly is no better place to be this summer than at the Spicer Castle Inn.  Book your room today, and experience Minnesota’s most relaxing lakeside Bed and Breakfast this summer.

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Summer Activities at Spicer Castle

June 20th, 2016 by InnKeeper

Summer Activities MinnesotaAnother warm and adventurous summer is knocking on our door, marking the time of year when everyone seems ready to get outside. For years, the beautiful shores of Green Lake have been considered a top getaway destination in Minnesota. With numerous recreation areas nearby, there truly is no better place to be this summer than at the Spicer Castle.  We’d love to help you plan a variety of summer activities to make the most of your time here. Book your room today, and experience Minnesota’s most relaxing lakeside Bed and Breakfast this summer.

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Visit Local Breweries & Wineries

May 15th, 2016 by InnKeeper

Breweries & Wineries MinnesotaIf you’re looking to getaway from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we have the perfect getaway destination in mind; the elegant Spicer Castle.  Our Minnesota Inn is the perfect escape; a place where you can relax, rejuvenate your soul, and enjoy the summer sun.  Our Bed and Breakfast is just under 2 short hours away from the thriving metropolis of Minneapolis, but it will feel like a completely different time and place once you’re here. Spend your time enjoying the peace and serenity of our 5-acre lakeside property, then venture out in the region beyond to explore the craft beer and wine at local wineries and breweries in the area.  No matter how you spend your time, a romantic getaway at Spicer Castle will forever be remembered for its elegant yet rustic simplicity.  Book your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.

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Birdwatching Near Spicer Castle

April 21st, 2016 by InnKeeper

Birdwatching MinnesotaSpicer, Minnesota is a quaint lakeside community located along the shores of beautiful Green Lake, about 90 minutes west of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  It’s the perfect getaway destination for a few quiet restful days in the country.  Spicer Castle’s 5-acres of lakefront property couldn’t be more perfectly suited for those looking to escape the day to day stress of their modern lifestyle.  In Minnesota, we enjoy a variety of distinct landscapes, from prairie grasslands, deciduous woods, coniferous forest and aspen parkland to expansive lakes that dot the landscape. Each area has distinct habitats for plants and animals, and offer many unique and exciting opportunities for outdoor activities.  One of our favorite ways to enjoy the quiet serenity of Minnesota’s lake country is watching the abundant wildlife that calls this area home.  To take advantage of the some of the best birdwatching destinations around Minnesota, book your room at our relaxing Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.

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Spring Retreat in Minnesota

March 18th, 2016 by InnKeeper

Spring Retreat MinnesotaThough there’s still a chill in the air, a quick look out the window tells you that spring is finally on its way to Minnesota. Though the weather can be volatile and variable this time of year, there is no doubt that warmer weather and sunnier skies are soon to be the norm, which has outdoor enthusiasts gearing up for another exciting year of adventure in Minnesota.  As mother nature begins its gradual awakening, treat yourself to a spring retreat along the beautiful shores of Green Lake.  At the historic Spicer Castle, guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of spring all around us.  Book your room today, and experience a glorious spring retreat at our Minnesota Inn.

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Murder, Mystery, a Castle, and Adventure

February 29th, 2016 by InnKeeper

Murder Mystery Castle MinnesotaThe frenzied anticipation for spring is building for many of us in Minnesota, as the winter doldrums have us firmly in their grasp.  If you’re looking to getaway from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we have the perfect getaway destination in mind; the elegant Spicer Castle.  The Spicer Castle has a rich and storied past, and has always been a valuable part of the Spicer community.  Our historic Bed and Breakfast is a property that stands alone in it’s uniqueness, set apart from others located in this area by it’s rich and deeply rooted history.  Originally used as a seasonal summer house for the Spicer family, our Bed and Breakfast can now be your quiet respite at any time of year. Book your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today, and experience the continued legacy of Spicer Castle.

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Minnesota’s Top Romantic Getaway Destination

January 18th, 2016 by InnKeeper

Romantic Getaway MinnesotaNow that the busy rush of the holidays are over, are you finding yourself daydreaming about a wistful, romantic getaway?  A place where you can escape to relax, to rejuvenate your soul, and to plan for the year ahead?  We have exactly the place for you, at our beautiful Spicer Castle Bed and Breakfast on the Shore’s of Minnesota’s Green Lake.  Our Bed and Breakfast is just under 2 short hours away from the thriving metropolis of Minneapolis, but it will feel like a completely different time and place once you’re here.  Whether you spend your time enjoying the peace and serenity encompassed on our 5-acre lakeside property, or whether you venture out in the region beyond, we know a romantic getaway at Spicer Castle will forever be remembered for its romantic, elegant, and rustic simplicity.  Book your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.

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Winter Activities Near Spicer Minnesota

December 28th, 2015 by InnKeeper

Winter Activities MinnesotaFor a small town of a little more than 1,000 people, there certainly is plenty to do throughout the year in Spicer, Minnesota. This is especially true during the winter months, as we gather together to celebrate the cold winter months, and get outside to enjoy the many winter activities that we enjoy here.  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.

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Cyber Week Romantic Get-Away in Minnesota

December 1st, 2015 by SpicerCastle

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Cyber Week Romantic Get-Away Special – $89.00 Any Room (excluding Cabin or Cottage) for reservations to stay through Sunday, December 6, 2015.

During this magical time of year, create memories that last a lifetime.
*Sit by the fire and watch the flames dance as you enjoy a glass of wine, cocktail or hot
chocolate.
*Soak in a double whirlpool tub with a good book.
*Stroll along the path and take in the beauty of the snow sparkling in the holiday lights.
*Add a Romantic Candlelit Dinner (Tues. – Sat.)
*Laugh out-loud at one of our hilarious murder mystery dinners offered Friday or Saturday.

Lodging includes afternoon tea and full breakfast.   Call 320-796-5870 to take advantage of this promotion and mention Cyber Week Special when making your reservation.

Spend the Holidays at Spicer Castle

November 19th, 2015 by InnKeeper

Holidays Spicer Castle MinnesotaThough it sometimes feels like just yesterday when we were talking about and planning for summer and fall adventures around Spicer, Minnesota, the holidays are officially here.  It’s time to start finalizing your plans, and we hope Spicer Castle is on your list.  The holidays are a wonderful time of year to gather with friends and family, to keep up with long-standing traditions, and to make memories that will last a lifetime. Though this is one of the busiest seasons for many families, it’s also a wonderful time to getaway from the hectic rush of our over-scheduled lives, and to enjoy those things that truly matter. Getaway to to the magical holiday season in Minnesota this winter, where you can discover new traditions and make new memories.  Book your room at our beautiful Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.

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Murder Mystery Dinner in Minnesota

October 16th, 2015 by InnKeeper

murder mystery dinner 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; one in which we are free rest and relax to our hearts content.  Perhaps you already have plans to getaway and are simply looking for things to do, or perhaps you need a reason to escape the daily grind. No matter which, a Murdery Mystery Dinner at the Spicer Castle restaurant is the perfect excuse to spend a few days along the shores of beautiful Green Lake.  Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast today, where you’ll find the perfect combination of fun and relaxation.

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Plan your Minnesota Fall Getaway

September 28th, 2015 by InnKeeper

Minnesota Fall GetawayThere’s never a shortage of reasons to get out of the twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul and head for a little respite along the shores of one of Minnesota’s many lakes.  Who would argue with a few days filled with rest, relaxation, scenic water views, and comfortable accommodations?  There’s definitely not a shortage of lakes in Minnesota, but none so special as Green Lake.  Just as a few days relaxing on the beautiful shores of Green Lake will do wonders for your soul during the warm summer months, so, too, will it be during the fall.  In fact, there seems to be something even more magical in the air at Spicer Castle during the fall.  Book your fall getaway at our luxury Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Inn today, and see for yourself how wonderful a few days on the shores of Green Lake truly can be.

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Minnesota’s Fall Color Show

September 15th, 2015 by InnKeeper

Minnesota Fall ColorThe sights and sounds of Autumn are underway in Minnesota, and excitement is in the air as the dramatic colors of fall begin their beautiful annual display. Due to the drier summer this year, maples will likely have shorter show of color, but the golden hues of prairie lands, aspens, and birch trees will certainly not disappoint anyone.  Minnesota’s fall color typically peaks towards the end of September or early October, but mother nature’s great show can be enjoyed through the end of October.  Venture out of the city to our lakeside Bed and Breakfast, and enjoy the spectacular fall color found near beautiful Spicer, Minnesota. Book your fall getaway at our refreshing Bed and Breakfast today.  

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Explore Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center

August 28th, 2015 by InnKeeper

Prairie Woods MinnesotaOne of the things we consistently hear from guests in regards to what they love about our Bed and Breakfast Inn is the relaxing and natural atmosphere they encounter along the serenely beautiful shores of Minnesota’s Green Lake.  Although there is sometimes nothing better than sitting by the lake and enjoying the quiet calm of Minnesota’s lake country, sometimes our guests are looking to get out and experience the region while they are here as well.  A local favorite attraction to visit is Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center.  Book your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today so you, too, can enjoy our respite on the shores of Green Lake.

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Birding Around Minnesota’s Green Lake

August 14th, 2015 by InnKeeper

Minnesota BirdingMost people come to the lake country near Spicer Minnesota to escape the day to day stress of their modern lifestyle.  We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the quiet serenity of Minnesota’s lake country than spending a day in nature, watching the abundant wildlife that calls this area home.  In Minnesota, we enjoy a variety of distinct landscapes, from prairie grasslands, deciduous woods, coniferous forest and aspen parkland to expansive lakes that dot the landscape. Each area has distinct habitats for plants and animals, and offer many unique and exciting opportunities for outdoor activities.  To take advantage of the some of the best birding destinations around Minnesota, book your room at our relaxing Bed and Breakfast on Green Lake, Minnesota today.

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See the Excitement of the Little Crow Ski Team

July 30th, 2015 by InnKeeper

Little Crow Ski Team New London MinnesotaSpicer Castle Bed & Breakfast Inn is located on the beautiful shores of Green Lake, new Spicer Minnesota.  Spicer is a charming and quaint town, located about 90 minutes west of Minneapolig/St. Paul, making it a wonderful place to escape to during these warm summer months. Green Lake is the largest lake in the Little Crow Lakes Region, and the friendly community of Spicer will remind you of simpler days gone by.  While there are many fun things to fill your time while here, one of the most unique and exciting events is catching the Little Crow Ski team in action.  Book your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today, and enjoy an old fashioned water ski show.

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Biking Trails Around Spicer, MN

July 18th, 2015 by InnKeeper

biking trails Green Lake SpicerIf you haven’t yet been here, Spicer Minnesota is a beautiful, quaint little community nestled on the shores of Green Lake.  Our community is located about 90 minutes west of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and is a wonderful place to escape the hectic realities of daily life.  Our beautiful and historic lakeside Bed and Breakfast is an extraordinary place to relax, and let the surroundings rejuvenate your tired spirit.  Whether you’re looking for great shopping, fun entertainment, opportunities for biking and hiking, or leisurely time spent on the water, Spicer has what you’re looking for.  Book your stay with us for a few days or more this summer, and explore the beautiful biking trails that navigate around Green Lake.  You won’t regret it!

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Murder Mystery Dinner in Spicer, Minnesota

June 26th, 2015 by InnKeeper

murder mystery dinner minnesotaMany of us are often eager to get away from the cities and away from the daily grind during these hot summer months. There is no better place for a summer getaway than Green Lake near Spicer Minnesota. Our beautiful 5-acre, lakeside property is both historic and relaxing, offering guests the beautiful natural oasis you’d expect from Minnesota’s beautiful lake country.  We also offer a spectacular lunch and dinner at our lakeside restaurant, accessible by both land and lake. Though our welcoming Bed and Breakfast is sure to be a wonderful part of your summer respite, you won’t want to miss the excitement at our famous murder mystery dinner.  Book your stay with us now, and enjoy life on Green Lake in Minnesota this summer.

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Experience the Best of Summer Recreation at Spicer Castle

June 12th, 2015 by InnKeeper

Summer Recreation MinnesotaSpicer, Minnesota is a quaint lakeside community located along the shores of beautiufl Green Lake, about 90 minutes west of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  It’s the perfect getaway destination for a few quiet restful days in the country.  Spicer Castle’s 5-acres of lakefront property couldn’t be more perfectly suited to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities for summer recreation.  From hiking and biking, to boating and fishing, you’ll find it all along the shores of Green Lake, and you’ll see first hand why this has become such a popular summer destination.  To join in the summer fun, book your room at our luxurious lakeside Bed and Breakfast today.

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Spring Lake Fishing Near Spicer Castle

May 29th, 2015 by InnKeeper

Green Lake fishing MinnesotaIf there’s one thing that Minnesota has a lot of, it’s lakes.  Of course that’s no surprise in the land of a 10,000 lakes.  At first glance, it may seem like you can go virtually anywhere for some spectacular lake fishing throughout Minnesota, but there are several reasons to focus your efforts on the beautiful Green Lake near Spicer, Minnesota.  Green Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Willmar Lakes region, and at a mere 2 hour drive away from Minneapolis-St. Paul, it is the perfect destination for a fishing getaway.  Book your room at our beautiful 5-acre lakefront Bed and Breakfast now, and you’ll have access to some of Minnesota’s best lake fishing out your front door.

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The Perfect Girlfriend Getaway from Minneapolis

May 15th, 2015 by InnKeeper

girlfriend getaway MinneapolisWhile family vacations to Spicer and surrounding lakes are always wonderful, there’s nothing quite like a girlfriend getaway with your closest friends to recharge your batteries.  Girlfriend getaways are all about connecting with your closest friends, relaxing, eliminating stress from your life, and more importantly, having a lot of fun.  When you stay at Spicer Castle, you’ll find the peaceful serenity of Minnesota’s lake country, plenty of outdoor recreation, wonderful opportunities for nearby shopping, and of course a chance to enjoy our spectacular Murder Mystery Dinners.  Spicer Castle has everything you’re looking for, and is the perfect destination for a girlfriend getaway this spring. Book your getaway at our fantastic Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today, and get ready to have a wonderful time with your closest girlfriends.

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Valentine’s Dinner at our waterfront Spicer Minnesota Restaurant

December 11th, 2013 by SpicerCastle

Take your sweetheart out for a romantic dinner waterfront at the Spicer Castle Inn and Restaurant on Green Lake in Spicer, Minnesota.

Valentine’s Dinner is being served 4pm-9pm, and includes the following special offerings.

Starters:
Champagne for Two
Spinach Artichoke Dip with Crostini
Margahrita Flatbread
Honey Buffalo Shrimp
Tapas Valentines Fare 2015 Adv Menu

Entrees: served with artesian greens salad, popovers and honey butter.

Fettuccini ai Frutti di Mare (fruit of the sea), Shrimp, Lobster & Mussels tossed in garlic sauce, served on a bed of fettuccini
12oz. Rib Eye & 5 oz. Lobster Tail served with baked potato and seasonal vegetable
16 oz. King Cut Prime Rib of Beef served with baked potato and seasonal vegetable
MN Walleye & Wild Rice with Walnut Mushroom Sauce and seasonal vegetable
Chicken Alfredo

Desserts:
Decadent Chocolate Cheesecake
Chocolate Turtle Cake ala Mode
Luscious Lemon Mist Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream
Raspberry Sherbet
Ice Cream Sundaes

Ala Carte Menu also available.
For your convenience sales tax and 18% service charge will be added to your tariff.
Reservations recommended.

Please also view our Valentine’s Packages to add to your visit.


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New Year’s Eve Dinner 2015 at Spicer Castle

December 11th, 2013 by SpicerCastle

Let’s toast to love, laughter and happily ever after!

Specialty Cocktails
Pear and Cranberry Bellini
Chocolate Martini
White Russian Martini

Starters
Stuffed Mushrooms
Chicken and Broccoli Flatbread
Artichoke & Spinach Dip with Seasoned Crostini

Salad
Artesian Greens, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Walnuts,
Bleu Cheese Crumbles and served with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Popovers and Honey Butter

Entrees
Prime Rib of Beef with Madeira Sauce & Sauteed Mushrooms
Chicken Bearnaise with Grilled Asparagus & Toasted Pecans
Herb Roasted Pork Loin with Peach and Bell Pepper Chutney
Three Cheese Ravioli Alfredo with Artichoke Hearts

Desserts
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce and Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Rum Cake with Candied Pecans and Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Turtle Sundae

Cocktails, Wine and Beer List Available
Ala Carte Menu available
Reservations encouraged, but not required.
For your convenience sales tax and 18% service charge (according to MN Rule is not a gratuity) will be added to your tariff

Labor Day Weekend Deals MN

August 23rd, 2013 by SpicerCastle

The Detective

Spicer Castle Inn & Restaurant Murder Mystery Dinners

Want to squeeze out every last drop of summer? There’s still time for one last hurrah with a deal you can’t pass up – $10.00 off ticket price for Friday, August 30, 2013 Murder Mystery Dinner.  Enjoy an evening filled with laughter, great food and suspense as you help to catch a Murderer, but think twice…it could be You!  You and your guests participate in our murder mystery dinners.  In the process of removing suspicion from yourself, you question or point to others with motive and opportunity.  Often it seems the opportunity is for laughter, judging from the sounds coming from the room where you are savoring hors d’oeuvres.  Later, as the laughter continues, a five course dinner of sumptuous character and proportions is partaken by the suspects.

Want to stay overnight? Then the deal got sweeter $25.00 off murder mystery packages for Friday, August 30, 2013.  Enjoy a fun night at Spicer Castle Inn and Restaurant on the shores of beautiful Green Lake in Spicer, Minnesota.  Relax at our swimming beach, fish by the shore, go canoeing, bike the paved trails, relax on our dining boat that is anchored to the dock and enjoy the spectacular view of Green Lake,  tell tales at our fire pit.

List of Area Places to Visit: Glacial Ridge Winery, Mr. B’s Chocolatier, Big Kahuna Amusement Park or Spicer Cinema 4.  PROMO CODE:  AUG3013 if reserving online at spicercastle.com

We look forward to welcoming you to our Inn & Restaurant in Central Minnesota for the final days of summer.


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Best Lake Vacation Spots in MN

July 22nd, 2013 by SpicerCastle

Spicer Castle Inn Lake View EDIT 2Slip on your sandals and pack your sunscreen for a fun mini vacation on beautiful Green Lake’s Spicer Castle Inn and Restaurant.  Take advantage of our midweek savings with rates starting at $69.00 per night including happy hour and hearty breakfast.  Looking for a night filled with laughter, great food and suspense?  Try our popular interactive Murder Mystery dinners held every Friday and Saturday night with a promotion for Saturday, July 27, 2013 of BOGO FREE for the Murder Mystery dinner along with a 20% lodging savings when you mention this blog.

Enjoy Minnesota’s beautiful lake country with these fun events:
At Spicer Castle Inn & Restaurant:

1)      Fish from shore OR bring your boat – we have plenty of parking.  Last weekend guests reported catching bass in the channel   to our lagoon.
2)      Swim in the refreshing lake – remember your air mattress.
3)      Take the canoe out for a lakeside view.
4)      Enjoy Lunch or Dinner in our Restaurant OR Bistro Lakeside Dining.
5)      Roast s’mores at our fire pit.
6)      Enjoy your favorite cocktail, wine or beer during happy hour from 4 to 6 pm.
7)      Relax with a panoramic view of the lake while playing a board game, trying your luck at putting a puzzle together or read a good book.
8)      Soak in a double whirlpool tub while watching the flames dance in the fireplace.
9)      Go biking or walk the paved trail.

In our area:

1)      Visit Mr. B’s Chocolatier and sample fine Swiss and Belgium chocolates.
2)      Tour the vineyard and sample wine’s at Glacial Ridge Winery.
3)      Visit the unique shops in New London.
4)      Golf at Little Crow Golf Course.
5)      Go horseback riding at Flanders River Ranch Riding Stable.
6)      See a movie at Spicer Cinema.
7)      Try your luck at miniature golf at Big Kahuna.
8)      Watch award winning Little Crow Ski Team perform.
9)      View the beautiful quilts at Green Lake Bible Camp Quilt Auction on Saturday,
July 27, 2013.
10)  Listen to live bands at Zorbaz’s, Indulge Steakhouse or O’Neils Social Club.
11) Tour the sculpture garden at Norby’s Art Gallery.

We look forward to welcoming you to a fun mini vacation at Spicer Castle Inn and Restaurant.