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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/

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 ~ Thanksgiving Getaway at Historic Spicer Castle Inn

October 28, 2009 by SpicerCastle

Enjoy the day and let us do the work!Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday because it provides a day to reflect on our blessings, spend time with loved ones and enjoy a great meal.

This year we are serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 pm each day.  The table will be set with linen tablecloths and napkins along with our gold rim china all for $19.00 per person.

If you would like to make it a getaway, stay the night in one of our 18 guestrooms and enjoy our $99.00 lodging special* where you can play board games, cards, sit by the bonfire and roast s’mores as you share stories, hike on the 5+ acres of wooded grounds or the paved 12 mile trail around the lake and create fun memories with your loved ones.  Afterwards, soak in a double whirlpool tub while you watch the flames dance in the fireplace.  Enjoy afternoon tea and four-course breakfast.

This year let us help you enjoy this traditional holiday and create a new tradition that is timeless at our historic bed and breakfast Inn along the shores of beautiful Green Lake in Central Minnesota.

*$99.00 Lodging Special applies to all guestrooms excluding John’s Cottage and Raymond’s Cabin.  Mention this blog to receive our special rate.

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.

Spicer, MN ~ Best Vacation Idea, Spicer Castle Inn

August 31, 2009 by SpicerCastle

Labor Day Weekend Last Minute Special.  Make some memories this Labor Day Weekend at the Spicer Castle Inn.  Our fun packages are sure to make the end of your summer special.

Friday, Sept. 4th and Saturday, Sept. 5th* ~ $99.00 Lodging with free MURDER MYSTERY DINNER ….When you buy 1 ticket at regular price you will receive another FREE!

Sunday, Sept. 6th**. $99.00 Lodging with our Autumn Cook Out special from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for $10.00 per person.

Join us at our new fire pit and outdoor cooking station!  Embrace the dazzling colors, the crisp air, the stunning blue skies, the painted sunsets.  In the bounty of fall we have created new menus for your enjoyment. We have created a number of campfire meals that you will be able to simply prepare and enjoy the leisurely pace of fall at the Inn. 

 

 

All campfire entrees include Heirloom Tomato Salad, Rolls and Roasted Potato Wedges. With your choice of entrees below:

Sirloin Steak with 12 Peppercorn and Roasted Garlic.

Roasted Chicken Breast with Italian Herb Marinade

Pork Chop with Rosemary Dijon Butter

Shrimp Skewer with Lemon Garlic Butter

Choose either: Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Aioli or Roasted Carrots

Try our new Campfire Desserts prepared right over the wood fired grill $4.00 per person.

Roasted Apples and Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream – or -

Campfire Smores Bread Pudding

Beverages available.

*The Last Minute Lodging and Murder Mystery Dinner Specials apply only to reservations made after August 31 and exclude John’s Cottage and Raymond’s Cabin.

**The Sunday night Autumn Cook Out special can be applied to previous reservations by calling 800-821-6675.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spicer, MN ~ Best Vacation Idea at our historic inn on beautiful Green Lake!

July 12, 2009 by SpicerCastle

Look what you get for $99.00*

Summer is here – 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 Wednesday night) grill your dinner overlooking beautiful Green Lake ~ choose from 8 oz. sirloin, 6 oz. chicken breast, 8 oz. pork loin, 2 bratwurst or 2 quarter pound hamburgers, Per Person!  We will provide the baked potato with all the fixings, salad, rolls and beverage.  Afternoon tea and breakfast will be waiting for you. *Excludes John’s Cottage and Raymond’s Cabin.  Price based on two guests per room.

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, go biking on the paved biking trails, canoe by the Inn, try your luck at fishing from shore, take a hike, go sunbatheing at the beach, sit by the bonfire while you make smores and count lightning bugs, experience the spectacular sunsets, put a puzzle together or play a board game while you reconnect with that special someone in your life.

Check out the dinner cruise and murder mystery pages for weekly specials.  We look forward to welcoming you to our Inn this summer!

Spicer, MN ~ Fourth of July celebration at Spicer Castle Inn

June 30, 2009 by SpicerCastle

It’s finally here – the Fourth of July Celebration!  For me this brings back memories from my childhood of the Spicer Parade and all the festivities during the day with the spectacular fireworks over beautiful Green Lake at dusk.  Equally important is to give thanks to those brave people who serve in our armed forces and their families.

If you have never been to Spicer over the Fourth of July - then this is your year!  Afterall you made it through another Minnesota winter and you deserve a fun getaway in the summer sun.

Are you looking for fun this weekend?

September 8, 2008 by insideout

How about an evening of fine dining, relaxing in a bubbly hot whirlpool tub with the glow of the fireplace dancing nearby to help you unwind from your busy week. For dinner we are offering our hilarious interactive murder mystery dinner or a candlelit dinner for two.  On the menu is our bacon wrapped beef tenderloin with Madeira sauce and sauteed mushrooms, Minnesota walleye and wild rice with walnut mushroom sauce, artichoke chicken alfredo and asiago cheese and basil ravioli.  For dessert there is a chocolate decadence cheesecake with hot fudge sauce and whipped cream, turtle sundaes or apple crisp ala mode.

After breakfast, why not head over to the Glacial Ridge Winery for their 2nd Annual Grape Stomp?  This is an all day event, there will be a grape stomping contest, prizes, food, games, vendors, live music, crafts and wine.  The winery is located approximately 5 miles from our Inn.

We hope to see you this weekend!

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