The April blizzards seem to be over and although it came close, the river did not overflow the bridges here in Cold Spring. We have started our Spring Cleaning - the patio is looking clean and ready for the first BBQ of the season. We will be putting new lights out there this week, weather permitting (it is raining as I write this blog). We have put out the Spring decorations in the lobby and the fireplace has seen its last log until next winter! The bird-feeder is full as is the birdbath, and some feathered friends are looking at our bird house rooms! They tend to not only just sing for their supper but also for their rent! Oh well, its fun to watch and listen to them. We will be bringing our front patio furniture back this week, and a giant sunflower print is already making everyone's day brighter on our front facing outside wall. Hope you will stop in if you're in Cold Spring and have a cup of coffee with us. We will be adding new re-themed rooms soon. This winter we finished the Jaws room and The Game Room - stop in and take a tour - we love to show off our rooms. Don't forget our Event Center is a great place for reunions, birthday parties, weddings and showers, as well as a great retreat and business training center. Call us to set up a tour 320-685-4539 or just stop by.
Fall seems to have arrived and decided to be on the winter side this year! The temperatures around the area are in the low 30's and 40's as I write this. There have been flakes flying (and I'm not talking about dandruff!) and ice skimming small ponds already.... it's way too early. We are, however, enjoying the harvesting of fall apples, pumpkins and a few other yummy things from gardens and orchards. The farmers are rushing to get in the crops before any "real" snow hits the area. It's time for you snowmobilers and skiers to make your reservations as this looks to be a great year for both. If you like to ice fish, remember we are right on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes and there are plenty of lunkers just waiting in the waters next to the hotel. For those that just want a quiet weekend away, join us in the lobby for a fireside chat or a fun game - we keep a lot of them here - and enjoy the homey atmosphere and friendliness of our small town setting.
The sun is warming the shores and beaches near the hotel and the lake cottages are being opened for the season. We are in full summer mode here at the hotel with the public dock in our back parking lot we have fishing people enjoying our great Chain of Lakes. Our golfing packages are seeing quite a bit of use also. The bike/walking trail is pretty busy especially down by the dam where photographers can get some great pictures. What great adventure is awaiting you in Central Minnesota? We would love to be your home-away-from-home for all of your stay and play needs. Of course if you are just looking to relax and get away from it all - there's no better place for it than at the Riverside Inn in Cold Spring!
Thanks for stopping by our new website. We have been working hard behind the scenes to get it ready for you. It tells more about us, what we offer and things you can do here. If you are coming to Cold Spring, we hope you will stay with us. We also hope you check out some of the local shops like Little Sisters Antiques, and the White Rabbit. While you're at the White Rabbit grab a salad or sandwich or 1/2 of both (!) and enjoy a step back in time in this older brick mansion.
Don't forget to get to the tasting room at the Cold Spring Brewery or to have a snack and pack some treats for home at the Cold Spring Bakery. If it's a Thursday you don't want to miss Max & Deb in the evening playing and singing at the Firehouse Cafe just a short drive in Richmond, great tunes and great food!