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Blue Flags in our Garden

One of my favorite early season flowers are “Blue Flags”.  They are a member of the Iris Family that  grow to be around six inches tall. Blue Flags have a special memory for my family.  They used to grow along the country road between my farm home […]

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Maple Syrup Time – Come Lend a Hend

Tired of being cooped up inside?  The first sign of spring is upon us – Maple Syrup season.   Join us and discover how that Maple in the corner of your yard can give you the tastiest pancakes in town. Participants will experience all aspects of syrup […]

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Song Writing Workshop Offered in Lanesboro March 12

This blog is written by Marv and Carol Eggert, innkeepers at Hillcrest Hide-Away B&B in Lanesboro, MN. Attention all potential songwriters ready to grow to the next level: Internationally acclaimed artist JohnSmith (yes he spells it as all one word!) will lead a songwriting workshop on Saturday, March […]

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Girls Getaway Weekend

Cabin fever got you down?  Looking for a good excuse to get out of town?  Need a place to go just to hang out with your girlfriends for a weekend?  Consider a girls weekend in Lanesboro, MN.  Girlfriends have been enjoying weekend getaways with us for the […]

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A Welcome/Unwelcome Back Yard Visitor

We’ve had a recent back yard visitor that has been fun to watch.  Prior to the past 3 weeks I had seen him only 3 times in the past 2 years. However, in the past three weeks, he has been here frequently.  I can tell by all […]

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Fall Foliage Abounds in SE Minnesota

Glorious fall colors have arrived in the Root River Valley in South East Minnesota.   Plan a mid-week getaway at the Hillcrest Hide-Away B&B in Lanesboro to enjoy the collage of fall colors.  Read on to learn more. The colorful fall colors are not limited to the hardwood […]

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Raspberries In Season at Lanesboro, MN Bed and Breakfast

Our ever-bearing raspberries are well into their second season and the fruit is bountiful!  We have been featuring raspberries for breakfast at our Lanesboro, MN inn for the last 3 weeks. Today we served raspberries and bananas topped with dulce-de-leche.  The crop has been so good I  […]

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Minnesota Fall Color Getaway

After a sultry, humid August it was welcome relief this week to feel the cool breezes that remind us that fall is soon upon us.  We have gone from running the air conditioning all night to sleeping with the windows open.  What a relief! Southeast Minnesota beckons […]

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Serving Peach Chutney at our Bed and Breakfast

We usually serve the peaches as fresh fruit with breakfast.  This year Carol is expanding her horizons by canning peach chutney.  We came home from the food Coop in Decorah, Iowa with a box of peaches and Carol started slicing and dicing the ingredients.  Three hours later […]

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Canoe Trip Down Minnesota's Root River

According to www.RiverPaddling.com, “Southeastern Minnesota is a paddlers paradise for both canoeing and kayaking. The Driftless Area of Southeastern Minnesota is quite different than the rest of Minnesota as it contains no natural lakes and the terrain is quite rugged with spectacular scenery.” On Saturday, I paddled […]

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