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Spring Retreat in Minnesota

March 18, 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 29, 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 18, 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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Plan your Minnesota Fall Getaway

September 28, 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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Explore Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center

August 28, 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 14, 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 30, 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 18, 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 26, 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 12, 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 29, 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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Valentine’s Dinner at our waterfront Spicer Minnesota Restaurant

December 11, 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 11, 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

Spicer Castle Inn Last Minute Hot Deals, Spicer MN

July 18, 2011 by SpicerCastle

 

Spicer Castle Inn on the Beautiful shores of Green Lake.

HOT Outside – NOW is the time to COOL off!  Great savings on last minute openings at Spicer Castle Inn and Restaurant located on the shores of beautiful Green LakeLakeside Rooms ~ Double Whirlpool Rooms ~ All Air Conditioned!!

$99 Per Room Per Night; includes Afternoon Tea from 4:30 to 6:00 pm and Full Breakfast at 9:00 am.  Limited number of guestrooms available – reserve yours now before they are gone. 

10 Reasons to Stay at Spicer Castle Inn this week ending Sunday, July 24th
1. Free canoe to enjoy a lake breeze
2. Paved bike trail
3. Swimming in the cool lake water – remember your air mattress
4. Fish from shore OR bring your boat – we have plenty of parking space
5. Lakeside dining at our Restaurant – Tues-Sat 5:00 to 9:00 pm
6. 15% OFF Spicer Castle Belle Dinner Cruise – Thurs-Sat
7. 15% OFF Murder Mystery Dinner – Fri & Sat
8. Visit Glacial Ridge Winery
9. New London Waterdays Weekend Celebration

10. Nearby Golfing OR Horseback Riding OR Ride Go-Karts and Play Mini-Golf
 

For reservation assistance, call us at 1-800-821-6675 or 1-320-796-5870 and we will be happy to assist you.  Visit our website at www.spicercastle.com

Valentine’s Savings for your romantic getaway!

January 11, 2011 by SpicerCastle

Now is the time to enjoy great savings at Spicer Castle Inn.  You will be able to relax in a double whirlpool tub while you watch the flames dance in the fireplace, enjoy social hour and a hearty breakfast  for only $99 for two per night.  Experience a romantic candlelit dinner in our cozy atmoshere.  Our rustic bed and breakfast Inn is a great escape to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or getaway.

You can add Mr. B’s Swiss Chocolates, fresh flowers, love poem book, bubble bath kit or one of our romance packages to your reservation to make your special celebration memorable.  Let us know what you are interested at the time you make your reservation and we will be happy to have your items in your room upon arrival.

While staying at our Inn you may want to visit Glacial Ridge Winery and sample a few of their great wines that are featured at our Inn.  See a movie at Twin Spin Cinema, shop at Mill Pond Mercantile, watch the snowmobile races on Green Lake, play board games or read a great book to name a few of the fun things to do in our area.

Cyber Monday Inn Sale

November 27, 2010 by SpicerCastle

Enjoy Cyber Monday savings at our Inn located on beautiful Green Lake in Central Minnesota – when you book by Friday, December 3, 2010.  Plan your getaway for stays from December 15, 2010 through August 31, 2011.  Visit our website www.spicercastle.com and click on specials to view ALL the exciting deals, from lodging, murder mysteries and dinner cruises.

Plus on Monday, November 29, 2010 only, enjoy additional extraordinary offers like stay 2 nights and get 3rd night (consequtive nights) FREE along with a $40 voucher for dining at our restaurant.  But hurry as inventory is limited and offers will sell out quickly.

Call to order your gift certificate on Monday, November 29th through Friday, December 3rd –  and for every $25 gift certificate you buy, get a $5 gift certificate for yourself.  Be sure to mention the Cyber Monday Inn Sale.

Central MN ~ Best Entertainment Deal!

September 13, 2010 by SpicerCastle

Do you enjoy a good laugh among friends?  I believe we all do and our hilarious murder mystery dinners add to the excitement and fun of your Friday, September 17, 2010.  With 50% off our Friday Murder Mystery Package.  Special good for Friday, September 17, 2010, now is the time to make your reservation.  After all our guests have written “I haven’t laughed so much in years!” and “first experience with a murder mystery  – what a blast!”

Make a night of it by making a reservation to stay in one of our guestrooms, and you will find yourself relaxing in a double whirlpool tub as you watch the flames dance in the fireplace.  In the morning, you will awaken to a fabulous four-course breakfast.

This is the best entertainment deal in central Minnesota!  Our historic bed and breakfast inn is located on the southeast shore of beautiful Green Lake.  Only a short 45 minute drive from St. Cloud or 90 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

The murder mystery dinner special is valid for purchases made after September 14th.

Central MN ~ Best Vacation Deal

September 13, 2010 by SpicerCastle


This time of year is beautiful at Green Lake with a hint of Fall in the air.   Enjoy a great dinner at our restaurant followed by making smores at our lakeside fire pit.  Save at our Minnesota Inn with a 25% off  lodging  for Friday, September 17th, 2010.

Soak in a double whirlpool tub while you watch the flames dance in the fireplace. Enjoy an evening filled with laughter in our hilarious five course murder mystery dinner, or perhaps a romantic candlelit dinner for two.

Your stay includes our social hour from 4:30 to 6:00 pm and full breakfast at 9:00 am.

Looking for something fun to do while visiting our Inn? Stop by Glacial Ridge Winery, see a movie at  Twin Spin Cinema, or visit Mill Pond Mercantile.

Best Mid-Week Lodging Special on Beautiful Green Lake, Spicer, MN

August 9, 2010 by SpicerCastle

$99 Summer Mid-Week Lodging Special
Hurry before Summer is gone – now is the time to slip on your sandals and get out the sunscreen.  Whether you enjoy the indoors or outdoors, Spicer Castle Inn is your summer destination get-away.  Mid-week travelers (Sunday through Thursday night) can enjoy our $99.00 lodging special that includes social hour from 4:30 to 6:00 and full breakfast.  Don’t forget to make reservations for dinner with lakeside dining at the Inn.  John’s Cottage and Raymond’s Cabin are excluded.

While at Spicer Castle enjoy a glass of lemonade while you relax overlooking beautiful Green Lake, dine aboard the Spicer Castle Belle as you enjoy a 2.5 hour tour of Green Lake, laugh out loud at our humorous five course murder mystery dinner, enjoy lakeside dining at our restaurant, go biking on the paved biking trails, canoe by the Inn, try your luck at fishing from shore, take a hike, go sunbathing at the beach, sit by the bonfire while you make s’mores and count lightning bugs, put a puzzle together or play a board game while you reconnect with that special someone in your life.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Inn this summer!

 

July Vacation Deal

July 6, 2010 by SpicerCastle


Enjoy a fun weekend at Spicer Castle Inn on the shores of beautiful Green Lake. Enjoy our swimming beach, fishing in our lagoon, canoeing, biking, telling tales at our fire pit. Be sure to stay for dinner with dining from 5 to 9, dinner cruises at 6:15 pm or laugh out loud at our hilarious murder mystery dinner.This special rate of 24% discount, applies to lodging rooms located in our Carriage House, Garden House and Honey House. Good for reservations made after July 6th.

Central MN ~ Best All You Can Eat Dinners, Tuesday~Wednesday~Thursday Nights

May 5, 2010 by SpicerCastle

Are you looking for fabulous BBQ Ribs, Chicken Alfredo, Rigatoni with Marinara Sauce and Sausage or Prime Rib?  Stop by Spicer Castle Inn for our All You Can Eat dinners for some of the best dining in our area.  Tuesday is BBQ Ribs for $8.99, Wednesday for a variety of Pasta $7.99 and Thursday for Prime Rib $10.99.  Tuesday and Thursday dinners included Salad, Roll and Baked Potato.  Wednesday dinners include Salad and Roll.  Full Menu is available along with our Wine and Beer selections on Tuesday’s through Saturday nights.  Walk-ins and Reservations Gladly Accepted (1-800-821-6675 or 1-320-796-5870).

Celebrating a special birthday, anniversary or just need a get-away.  Stay at our Inn Sunday through Thursday night for just $99.00.*  Enjoy afternoon tea, double whirlpool tub, fireplace and breakfast.  *Applies to guestrooms located in our  Honey House, Garden House and Carriage House.

Our Central Minnesota Bed & Breakfast is located on beautiful Green Lake in Spicer, Minnesota.  45 minutes from St. Cloud and 90 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul.  This bed and breakfast in Minnesota is located on 5 acres of wooded grounds along the shores of beautiful Green Lake in Kandiyohi County ~ 10 miles north of Willmar, MN.


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Central, MN – Best Murder Mystery Dinner Deal at Spicer Castle Inn

May 5, 2010 by SpicerCastle

Last Minute Special: 50% off our  Murder Mystery Packages  Special good for May 7th and 8th  for reservations made after May 5th.  You will be laughing all the way to our Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Inn as you anticipate the enjoyment of a fantastic five-course dinner while you participate in one of our hilarious murder mystery dinners. You can relax in a double whirlpool tub as you watch the flames dance in the fireplace, enjoy a great night’s rest in one of our cozy beds and wake up to a wonderful four-course breakfast.

This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or needed getaway.  Our bed & breakfast is located on the shores of beautiful Green Lake in Kandiyohi County, 10 miles north of Willmar, 45 minutes south of St. Cloud and 90 miles away from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Central, MN ~ Laugh outloud if you want to at our hilarious murder mystery dinners!

May 5, 2010 by SpicerCastle

Murder Mystery FunGuests at Spicer Castle Inn are laughing outloud as they participate in our hilarious murder mystery dinners and you know why – because they are FUN!  It is hard to contain your laughter once you are transformed into one of the several outrageous characters and meet your fellow suspects during hors d’oeuvres.  The evening continues with a five course dinner and lots of laughter can be heard from the guests as they discover their motive for committing the dastardly deed – but wait, YOU could be the murderer!

Murder mystery parties are perfect for birthday’s, anniversaries, girlfriend getaways, rehearsal dinners, team building events and anyone who enjoys a great laugh.

Our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast has been hosting murder mystery lunches and dinners from 8 to 80 guests for twenty years.  You can purchase tickets in any quantity for the dinner theater or packages that include lodging in one of our 18 guestrooms.

If you could use a good laugh, now is the time to visit our rustic Inn located on five wooded acres along the shores of beautiful Green Lake in Kandiyohi County.

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.

Put down the Book and Strap on the Skis

January 27, 2010 by SpicerCastle

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Strap on those skis!

Winter can be cold here at Green Lake Minnesota, it’s true. We like to pass the winter months at our Minnesota bed and breakfast curled up beside roaring fires, with book in hand and cups of tea by our side. It is as delightful as it sounds.

Yet many of us also like to get out and experience the winter wonderland that is all around us – at least from time to time. It makes us appreciate the warmth of the fire so much more.

It is always invigorating to put on a pair of snowshoes or cross country skis and head out into the wilderness (or at least to a well-marked trail). You are invited to blaze your own trail right from our Minnesota Inn. Ski for miles or stomp around in your snowshoes for an hour or so. You will certainly be ready to return to our Minnesota bed and breakfast as the light fades, ready for Afternoon Tea.

Nearby Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center has almost seven miles of trails throughout its 500 acres. This is another delightful place to ski. Equipment rental (cross country skis or snowshoes) is available.

Now is the time to put down that book and strap on those skis!