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Best Girlfriend Getaways in Minnesota

October 11, 2011 by SpicerCastle

Best Girlfriend Getaways in Minnesota

Best Girlfriend Getaways in Minnesota

Now is the time to have fun while many husbands and boyfriends are hunting or watching football games. Why not laugh outloud, enjoy great food, sip wine and do fun stuff with the girls?  Visit Spicer Castle Inn and participate in one of our hilarious interactive 5-course murder mystery dinners filled with suspense and intrigue.   Stay for the night and enjoy our complimentary Happy Hour and Hearty Breakfast.

While in our area stop by Mr. B’s Chocolatier to sample fine Swiss and Belgian Chocolates .  Why not bring home a little something special to your sweetheart?  Take in a wine tasting at Glacial Ridge Winery and while you’re there pick apples at the orchard and purchase a caramel apple or two for the little ones.

This will be one of the best girlfriend getaways you’ve planned.  Your friends will be talking about their trip to Spicer Castle Inn for years to come.

 

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.

 

Spicer, MN ~ Central Minnesota Best Last Minute Getaway ~ Great Girlfriends Getaway at Spicer Castle Inn

November 15, 2009 by SpicerCastle

Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th $99.00 Lodging Special for any guestroom (excluding John’s Cottage and Raymond’s Cabin).  Enjoy relaxing in a double whirlpool while you watch the flames dance in the fireplace.

Looking for some laughs and great food?  Than our murder mystery dinner is just the ticket.  November 7th sign up for our afternoon Holiday Centerpiece Workshop and create a one of a kind centerpiece for your holiday table.  November 14th join the fun in our afternoon Holiday Shopping Expo and Wine/Cheese Sampling. 

 Or enjoy our new Wood Fire Grille Menu prepared at our new firepit is a great hit with our guests. Enjoy a relaxing evening during this beautiful time of year in central Minnesota’s bountiful lake country.  Embrace the crisp evening air and the yellows of the early fall colors in our panoramic view of Green Lake in our lakeside dining room. $20.00  per person.

Looking for something to do?  Go biking or walking on the paved trails, don’t want to bring your bike, rent one at the nearby Spicer Bike & Sports.  Visit Sibley State Park .   Sit by the shore and read a good book, check out the local Glacial Ridge Winery,  try your luck at shore fishing, shop at the nearby stores or catch a movie at the Twin Spin Cinema to name a few of the many things to do in our area.

Our last minute lodging special applies to reservations made after Tuesday, November 3rd.

Central MN ~ Spicer Castle Bed & Breakfast Inn Fall Wood Fire Dinner

October 28, 2009 by SpicerCastle

Tonight as I am bundled in a cozy blanket and enjoying a steaming cup of peppermint tea I can hear the wind outside rustling through the leaves.  The air is crisp and the trees are turning crimson red and bright yellow ~ fall is here!

I am excited for our new fall wood fire dinner that runs every Thursday throught Sunday night.    To get an idea of the grounds and outdoor fire pit click here to watch a short video.

Be sure to bring your camera as the sunsets are magnificent over  Green Lake.   John Spicer, who built this grand lake home in 1895 selected this spot for the sunsets and during the autumn season when the moon is full the reflection on the water it is truly transpiring.  If you or someone special in your life is  celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion or perhaps you are  looking for a romantic getaway or fun girls night out our Fall Wood Fire Dinner is just for you.

I hope that you will be able to join us for a fun and exciting evening with great food, fellowship and a laugh or two.  Click here to purchase tickets with or without lodging, or call 1-800-821-6675 and we will be happy to assist you.  Be sure to check out our calendar of events for all the scheduled activities at our bed and breakfast Inn now through December 31st.

Central, MN ~ Halloween Fun solve a MURDER! A weekend of scary fun.

October 28, 2009 by SpicerCastle

Want to have lots of fun, dress up and enjoy a wonderful dinner this Halloween?  Visit our 113 year old historic Inn for a weekend of suspense and laughter as you help to solve a Murder!  Our bed and breakfast located in Central Minnesota along the shores of Green Lake is the perfect setting for a fantastic weekend filled with laughter and suspense.   Save $40.00 on our Friday night Murder Mystery Package that includes afternoon tea, participation in our hilarious murder mystery along with a five course dinner with your choice of entrees.  Followed by spooky tales at the bonfire and one night’s lodging and a four-course breakfast, sales tax and gratuity are included in the package price.  Mention this blog to get the $40.00 discount.

Central, MN ~ Historic Spicer Castle Inn Columbus Day Special

October 9, 2009 by SpicerCastle

Are you looking for a last minute getaway that offers relaxation, beautfiul fall colors, scenic lake, walking and biking paths along with great food?  Than our Columbus Day Special(Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12) is for you! 

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue and our special will have you feeling anew.  Stay at our Inn on beautiful Green Lake in Central Minnesota and enjoy our $99.00 lodging special including afternoon tea and four course breakfast.  Add our wood fire dinner, $10.00 per person grill your own or $19.95 per person chef prepared.  All entrees include: cranberry walnut salad, rolls, parmesan potato wedges, acorn squash and parsnip medley or roasted carrots.  Your choice of: sirloin steak, roasted chicken breast, rosemary pork loin or shrimp skewer.  Dessert choices: roasted apples with caramel sauce and ice cream, ultimate brownie torte ala mode or pumpkin cheesecake with caramel bourbon sauce.  Beverages: coffee, tea, hot chocolate, chai tea, soda or we have our wine and beer list available.

While your at our B&B you can go hiking or biking on the paved trail, relax in a whirlpool tub while you watch the flames dance in the fireplace, take our canoe out and and view the shores of Green Lake, sit by our bonfire and roast s’mores as you tell tales, visit scenic Sibley State Park, Glacial Ridge Winery,or Twin Spin Cinema.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Inn where you will be greeted by gracious hospitality, great food and comfortable rooms while you enjoy your getaway to Spicer Castle Inn.

Central MN, Spicer Castle Inn and the Fall colors out my window…

October 5, 2009 by SpicerCastle

Only in Minnesota do the seasons change so rapidly, now as I am looking out the window I see the Amur Maple tree is a splendid red color and there is a chance of snow flurries Friday night.

I am excited for the fall season and the opportunity to introduce our wood fire dinners to you. We are offering 12 Pepper Seasoned Sirloin, Herb Pork Loin with Dijon Sauce, Chicken Breast with Italian Marinade and Shrimp Skewers.  To top off your dining exeprience you will want to sample our Roasted Apple with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream, Pumpkin Cheesecake or Ultimate Brownie Torte.

If you are celebrating a special event, such as a birthday, anniversary or  get-together, I hope you keep us in mind for your dining experience.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Spicer Castle Inn.

Spicer, MN ~ Spicer Castle Inn Fall Wood Fire Dinner

September 22, 2009 by SpicerCastle

We are excited to announce our new fall Spicer Castle Inn Fall Wood Fire Dinners.  You can make your reservation just for dinner or if you are looking for a fun getaway include a night or two at our historic bed and breakfast Inn along the shores of beautiful Green Lake.  The colors are  just starting to show their autumn splendor – now is a great time to visit our Inn and enjoy the outdoors.

Fall is a beautiful season and the splendor of the sunsets across Green Lake was the reason John Spicer selected this location to build his lake home.  There are 18 guestrooms, several with double whirlpool tubs and showers, fireplaces, coffeemakers, refirgerators and microwaves.  Afternoon tea and a four-course breakfast are included with your stay.

Click here to read the menu and purchase tickets or packages with lodging rooms.

Lodging Special for any guestroom (excluding John’s Cottage and Raymond’s Cabin).  Enjoy relaxing in a double whirlpool while you watch the flames dance in the fireplace.

Looking for some laughs and great food?  Than our murder mystery dinner is just the ticket held Friday and Saturday or reserve your murder mystery lunch or dinner with a minimum of 8 guests any day of the week.

Looking for something to do?  Go biking or walking on the paved trails, don’t want to bring your bike, rent one at the nearby Spicer Bike & Sports.  Visit Sibley State Park   or try your luck at mini golf at the Big Kahuna Fun Park. Sit by the shore and read a good book, check out the local Glacial Ridge Winery, go canoeing along the shore of Green Lake, try your luck at shore fishing, shop at the nearby stores or catch a movie at the Twin Spin Cinema to name a few of the many things to do in our area.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Spicer Castle Inn.

Ready to experience a great weekend? Read comments from our guests.

October 9, 2008 by insideout

As an innkeeper one of the most rewarding experiences is knowing that we  provide a place where our guests can meet new friends, enjoy great food, laugh, make smores at the firepit, read a book or put a puzzle together and walk the paths and view the spectacular fall colors.  Below are a couple of comments from our guests:

“The entire staff here does such a super job!  Everyone tended to anything we wanted/needed and they ALWAYS did it with a smile!  Thanks for going the extra mile and making a coconut cream pie to surprise my husband.  Please commend your entire staff.  Hope to see you soon!” Yvonne

“The food is amazing.  I did not expect gourmet food.  The room was very well taken care of and the staff has been very hospitable.  We will be back.” John & Diane

Are you ready to experience a relaxing and memorable weekend?  If so, we hope you will head to Spicer Castle Inn where we look forward to welcoming you to Minnesota’s beautiful central lakes region.

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