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Experience spectacular fall colors in Central Minnesota

September 28, 2011 by SpicerCastle

“While most trees and shrubs have just started to put on their fall colors, the red or smooth sumac along the Glacial Ridge Trail already is sporting firey red and orange colors.  Red Sumac turns color before other fall foliage.

Experience spectacular fall colors in Spicer, MN
Experience spectacular fall colors in Spicer, MN

The DNR predicts the best fall color in 10 years for 2011!” States the Lakes Area Review.

Looking for a spectacular driving route?  The Glacial Ridge Trail is a beautiful driving route that meanders through the prairie and woods that is absolutely gorgeous right now and hopefully will last another week.

While the weather is still nice a bike ride or hike on the Glacial Lakes State Trail or the 12 mile trail that follows around Green Lake would be quite refreshing.

View Green Lake Bike & Hike Trail, Spicer, MN in a larger map
The lakes are calm this time of year and a canoe trip to view the fall colors would be spectacular.

If you are looking for a beautiful fall outing be sure to include West Central Minnesota in your plans.

 

Daylight Savings Time is here and Spring is near!

March 9, 2010 by SpicerCastle

Today it is raining and overcast in Spicer, Minnesota and I am excited because Spring is near.  My thoughts turn to the anticipation of seeing the first crocus peak through the ground.

At our Minnesota Inn we are blessed to be located along the beautiful shores of Green Lake on a five acre natural park like setting. Summer is a great time of year in Central Minnesota with boating, swimming, fishing, biking, birding, bonfire’s, s’mores, sandcastles and catching lightning bugs at our MN bed and breakfast inn.

Looking for a fun event try our popular murder mystery dinners, foodie adventure nights, dinner cruises, all you can eat specials, dinner menu, and Sunday brunch. Click here to learn more about dining at Spicer Castle!

While staying at our B&B you may want to visit our areas many interesting shops, parks, cinemas, theaters, golf courses and beaches. Here are a few links to the several fun places to visit while staying at our Minnesota bed and breakfast. Glacial Ridge Winery, Mill Pond Mercantile, Bead Jam, Mr. B’s Chocolatier, Bison Ranch, Sibley State Park, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, Barn Theater, Twin Spin Cinema, Little Crow Ski Club and Big Kahuna Park.

Central, MN ~ Best Vacation Idea with lots of Area Indoor and Outdoor Activities

December 22, 2009 by SpicerCastle

Are you looking for a great affordable vacation that offers wonderful food, cozy rooms with double whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, along with lots of activities at the Inn and in the area?  Look at what we have to offer at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast located along the beautiful shores of Green Lake in Central Minnesota.

Are you able to getaway mid-week?  If so we have a great offer for you!  $99.00 Lodging Special (Sunday through Thursday) along with our newly opened restaurant featuring All You Can Eat dinners served Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  Wood Fire Grill Menu available Tuesday through Saturday, seating from 5-9 pm. Perfect gift idea for anniversaries, birthdays and honeymoons.

Winter Activities at our Inn Include Be sure to sign up at the time you make your reservation to be sure your space is reserved.
Participating in our hilarious interactive Murder Mystery Dinners.
Enjoy a relaxing Massage and Dinner.
Relax with a Candlelit Dinner from our Wood Fire Grill Menu
Surprise your special guest with a Romance Box awaiting in your room upon arrival.
Play Board and Card Games.
Read a book from our library.
Take your snowshoes out and enjoy an invigorating hike in the woods or on Green Lake.
Go Ice Skating on Green Lake – right out our front window.
Walk out on Green Lake to your Fish House (make advance reservation).
Sit by the bonfire and view the stars that look vibrant under the crisp winter sky.

Winter Outdoor Activities in our Area:
All listings below are located within 20 miles from our Inn
Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center
There is a variety of outdoor and indoor activities, such as, 6 miles of groomed trails for snowshoeing, cross country skiing  (snow shoe and cross country ski rental available), 40 ft. climbing wall to name a few fun winter events.  Located approximately 10 miles from our Inn on Lake Florida.
Sibley State Park
Sleigh Rides Scroll down the page to find contact information on sleigh rides. Spicer Winterfest and Ice Castle Weekend is January 16th.
Fireworks and outdoor events are planned each year for Winterfest activities.

Winter Indoor Activities in our Area:
Glacial Ridge Winery
Mr. B’s Chocolatier  320-235-1313
House of Jacob’s  Lefse and Gifts
Gossman Pottery
Whitney’s Music Jazz-n-Java
Spicer Floral & Sophia’s Gift Gallery 320-796-0176
Bell Tower Antiques 320-796-5515
Stone Art 4Life  320-796-0848
Uniquely Knit
Flying Goose Quilt Shop
Banner Oak Pottery
Bead Jam
Heritage Falls Market
Mill Pond Mercantile
Angels & Ivy
Three Sister’s Amish Furnishings
Art House
J&L Bison Ranch
Glacial Ridge Alpaca’s

Coffee Shops
Deidra’s Espresso Cafe and Bakery 320-796-6765
Latte Da Espresso
Caribou Coffee
Lulu Beans

Spa’s and Tanning
 Bellezza Spa
The New U Vitality Center 320-796-6398
Deb’s Tanning Salon 320-796-2905
Palm Tree Tanning  320-796-0500
Illusion’s Boutique & Tanning

Fitness
Snap Fitness 320-796-2424
YMCA

Museum
Kandiyohi County Museum
Mikkelson Collection
Schwanke Museum

Movie Theater
Twin Spin Cinema
Carmike Cinema

This is a partial list of events and unique shops in our area.  We would be delighted to put together a personalized package just for you.

Central Minnesota Best All You Can Eat Dinners at Spicer Castle Inn

November 15, 2009 by SpicerCastle

Eat like a king on a miser’s budget!  Tuesdays Barbecue Ribs 8.99 and Thursdays Prime Rib 10.99.  Includes salad, rolls and baked potato.  Wednesday is Pasta 7.99 with Chicken Alfredo or Marinara with Sausage.  Includes salad and roll.  Full menu available.   Lakeside seating overlooking beautiful Green Lake. Serving from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.  Gladly accepting advance reservations by email: spicercastle@spicercastle.com or call 1-800-821-6675 or 320-796-5870.  Ask about our Birthday Club.

Sunday through Thursday night stay for $99.00 in a cozy guestroom in our Carriage House, Garden House or Honey House and enjoy a double whirlpool tub while you watch the flames dance in the fireplace.  Enjoy a bonfire at night and a four-course breakfast inside the Inn or brought to your room.

Our Minnesota bed and breakfast is located 45 minutes from St. Cloud and 90 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Central, Minnesota ~ Best Halloween Getaway Idea at Historic Spicer Castle Inn

October 28, 2009 by SpicerCastle

This Halloween you can dress up in a costume, act silly,  laugh out-loud and enjoy great food in our hilarious interactive Murder Mystery Dinner offered Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 8:00 pm.  Let’s get excited about the idea of having fun,  like we did when we were young!   I remember Halloween as a night filled with friends, fun and acting silly. One of my fondest Halloween memories is when we were living in a remote mining town in Indonesia  where Halloween was unheard of.  My mother wanted my brother and I to have fun, and she knew I enjoyed trick or treating,  somehow my mom informed the towns people of this American tradition and that night in the rain, wearing my witch costume that my mom had dyed black with hair dye , I left a trial of black bubbles where ever I went trick or treating, laughing and having a great time.

This Halloween get your family and friends together and make it a MN weekend getaway at our unusual bed and breakfast inn with 17 guestrooms, several of which features a double whirlpool tub and fireplace.  Save on lodging with our $99 last minute deal that includes afternoon tea, one nights lodging (excluding John’s  Cottage or Raymond’s Cabin) and a four-course breakfast.  Sit by the bonfire telling tales and making s’mores.

Things to do in our area: visit our local winery, Glacial Ridge Winery, dress in a costume, go for a haunted hayride, sample wines and have fun at the Wicked Party on Friday, October 30th. Before you head out for an evening of fun enjoy a wonderful Wood Fire Dinner seated in our lakeside dining room.  Stroll through the Willmar Jaycees Haunted House, visit Long Lake Antiques, Sibley State Park, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, Three Sisters Amish Furniture Store, Mill Pond Mercantile, Bead Jam Store, Twin Spin Cinema or the Bison Ranch.

Getaway to central Minnesota.  Join us at the Inn. Unique bed and breakfast inn, lots of fun, last minute getaway … its a deal. See you soon!  Call our reservation hotline. 1-800-821-6675. Or visit us online at http://www.spicercastle.com/

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