The 2012 Chocolate March of the Bed & Breakfast Inns of the Scenic St. Croix River Valley is a delectable way to discover the diversity of our Inns. Review the schedule of Sundays … March 4, 11, 18, and 25 to decide which week to tour. Purchase tickets in advance for only $26 ($52 value), and “get inside” these beautiful and unique B&Bs and taste your way through the valley.
New this year are member artists of ArtReach St. Croix displaying and selling items at many of the B&B locations! Don’t miss the historic sites which are also a tour stop each Sunday. At the final B&B visited, you will receive a $20 gift certificate toward a B&B stay or select restaurants.
Order tickets on-line here. Each Sunday of the Chocolate March those tour goers will be eligible for a drawing of two MyMiracle Pillow pillows — a $140 value! Join the fun and spend a Sunday afternoon (1:00-5:00) in the Valley.
March 4, 2012 – Participating Inns/Historic Museums
March 11, 2012- Participating Inns/Historic Museums
March 18, 2012 – Participating Inns/Historic Museums
Hastings Animal Ark will receive a portion
Bring a non perishable item to be donated to the local food shelves.
The Bed & Breakfast Inns of the Scenic St. Croix Valley are also offering a Chocolate March Special.
Stay two nights at any of our inns during the month of March and receive 25% off your second or lesser priced night. With a two night stay you can also purchase one ticket to the Chocolate March and receive the second ticket free! To receive this special you must mention it when making your reservation or note “More Chocolate 2012″ when making an on-line reservation.
The Chocolate March Special is not valid with any other specials, coupons, discounts, offers, or second party certificates.
Check back often for additional offers and activities during the tour and throughout the month of March!
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January 27th, 2012 by chuck
January 24th, 2012 by chuck
October 18th, 2011 by chuck
HO! HO! HO!
DECEMBER 3RD, 2010 & DECMEMBER 17TH, 2011
9AM TILL 12PM
SANTA’S ICE CREAM STATION
CHOCOLATE, STRAWBERRY, VANILLA AND RAINBOW SHERBERT
WITH ALL THE FIXINGS
SANTA’S NORTHPOLE BREAKFAST
SCRAMBLED EGGS, FRENCH TOAST, BACON, SAUSAGE, POTATOES,
FRUIT, PASTRIES, BAGELS, AND ENGLISH MUFFINS
SANTA’S SWEET TOOTH
CUPCAKES, COOKIES, JELLO, MOUSSE, YOGURT AND MORE!
A Free Stuff Stocking
LOLLIPOP & CANDYCANE TREE
1-6 YEARS $4.95
7-10 YEARS $6.95
11 AND UP $9.95
PICTURES WITH SANTA WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $5.00 PER PICTURE
Or you’re welcome to bring your own camera
(NOT VALID WITH COUPONS OR ANY OTHER OFFERS)
CHARLIE’S AT THE WATER STREET INN
101WATER STREET SOUTH
STILLWATER, MN. 55082
October 18th, 2011 by chuck
GIRLS ESCAPE 2011
NOVEMBER 5TH, 2011
ONE NIGHT GETAWAY
Your room with a whirlpool & fireplace
Complimentary gift bag
Three-course dinner menu
A hot breakfast of your choice
Live music in Charlie’s pub– Hounds of Finn
All this fun for $99.50 per person
Add a second night stay for only $75
Tax & gratuity not included
(Price is based on double occupancy)
Not valid with any other offers
Check-in at noon
CALL NOW FOR YOUR RESERVATIONS 651-439-6000
Tell them you need an Escape!!!
WATER STREET INN
101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
October 5th, 2011 by chuck
Oct 7th & 8th
STILLWATER HARVEST FEST AND GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF
Giant pumpkins, chili cook-off, pumpkin carvers, kid games, bake-offs, bluegrass music, a pumpkin drop and a pumpkin regatta on the river and more! In 2010, the 1,810 pumpkin won a Guinness Book World Record. FAMILY FUN! Lowell Park.
OCTOBER 7 -
· Street Dance, Food Vendors
· Minute to Win It Tournament 4:00 to 6:00
Parking lot next to the Water Street Inn
Scrapegoat Skin & Bones Trio
guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals, bass & percussion
funky – fun – rock ‘n roll
OCTOBER 8th – North Lowell Park
Food Vendors and Market Vendor start at 11:00
1. Harvest Market & Kids Activities: 11am-4pm
Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Art Activities, Cake Walk
2. Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off – 11AM-3PM
3. Cake & Pie Walk – 11:00AM – 12:00PM
4. Proclamation by Mayor Ken Harycki – 12:00PM
5. Kid’s Costume Parade – 12:00PM
6. Chili Cook-off Tasting – 12:00PM – 3:00PM
7. Micro Brew & Wine Tasting – 12:00PM-4:00PM
8. Live Music – 12:30PM – 4:00PM
Performed by the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
9. Kid’s Tractor Pull – 12:00PM – 2:00PM
10. Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest – 2:00PM
11. Pumpkin Regatta – 2:00PM – We will be doing four heats this year
12. Giant Pumpkin Drop – 4:15PM
Sunday, October 9th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fall Colors Cruise and Dinner to Support the Lion’s Club
· Silent Auction/Raffle items
· Barbary Coast Dixieland Band Will Entertain During the Cruise
· Cost: $56 per person
· Tickets for the tastings and Lions event http://www.stillwaterharvestfest.evenbrite.com
Learn more at:
For information on these and other events visit
August 8th, 2011 by chuck
Join us, on the St. Croix River waterfront at the foot of the historic lift bridge for a new season of the ever popular Summer Tuesdays. Held in beautiful Lowell Park, this free, family-friendly six week event runs through August 16, and is a perennial favorite for all to enjoy.
An eclectic marketplace is open from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.; featuring over 40 vendors presenting such items as clothing, hand crafted art and photography, massage, jewelry and much more. Local restaurants will also join us in the market, providing a wide variety of delicious options for your picnic supper.
Bring your blanket or favorite folding chair and find a spot on the lawn to enjoy some great entertainment on our stage, set up in view of the iconic gazebo. New this year is our Theater Sampler, a fifteen minute short beginning at 5:30 p.m., featuring performers from local theaters. Two musical performances are on schedule each night. Opening Act at 6:00 p.m. Main Stage Music takes over at 7:00 p.m.
At dusk we’ll pull out the trusty screen and show the movie. Pop, popcorn, water and frozen novelties will be available for purchase during the movie.
Summer Tuesdays continues to provide free, family-friendly fun thanks to our many local sponsors, supporters, and volunteers. To thank them with your business, or to become one of them, please visit our website for more information. Please also consider making a donation when we pass the bucket through the crowd. We are grateful to each and every donor, at every level, for helping us to make this event possible.
(Eclectic market with local food purveyors, artisans, jewelers, farmers, local produce and much more!)
5:30pm – 5:50pm
6:00pm – 6:45pm
Opening Music Act
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Main Stage Music Act
August 9 – Hounds of Finn – high-energy Irish music
forged from the roots of Celtic and American traditions
AUGUST 9 – “MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING” (PG)
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept
him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Valley Outreach will be at Summer Tuesdays 8/9 collecting school supplies; can you help? We need everything for over 300 kids! Most needed items are Backpacks, TI-83 plus graphing calculators, pencils, colored pencils, dry erase & washable markers, glue sticks, scissors & highlighters. Donations also accepted during regular business hours at Valley Outreach www.valleyoutreachmn.org/donat
June 15th, 2011 by chuck
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
Summer Beer & Cigar Dinner
6pm Registration, Hors D’ourves & Social Hour, Appetizer served at 7pm
$59.95 per person includes two premium hand rolled cigars
Butler Passed Hors D’ourves
- Assorted Mini Wisconsin Brats
- Mini Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- Soft Pretzels with Homemade Mustard
Served with Hop Prop IPA on Tap
Half Rack of our Smoked BBQ Ribs
Served with Minnesota Tan
Lettuce, spinach and radicchio mixed with mushroom, onions, bacon, carrots, and then tossed in our homemade Lemon Basil Dressing and topped with fried onions.
Served with Crosscut Pale Ale
Stuffed Flank Steak
Marinated Flank Steak Stuffed with Prosciutto, Peppers and Onions. Served with Soft Cream Polenta and Green Beans and Carrots
Served with Chestnut Hill
Mixed Berry Sorbet Served with Fresh Fruit
Served with Farm Girl Saison
Historic Water Street Inn -101 South Water Street Stillwater, MN 55082 – 651.439.6000
March 29th, 2011 by chuck
Easter Day Buffet
Sunday April 24th, 2011
Seasonal Fresh Fruits Display
Wisconsin Cheese Tray with Assorted Gourmet Crackers
Muffins, Danish, Rolls
Marinated Grilled Vegetables and Antipasto Tray
Charlie’s Caesar Salad
Asian Chop Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Crunchy Noodles
*Breakfast and Dinner Selections*
Seasoned Scrambled Eggs
Cinnamon French toast
Country Style Bacon and Kielbasa Sausage
Walleye Cakes and Mini Crab Balls
Roasted Pork Loin Roast with Spiced Apples Sauce and Stuffing
Pan Seared Chicken with Lemon Stewed Artichoke Sauce
Sweet Potato Casserole with a Pecan-Brown Sugar Crust
Vegetable Medley, St Croix Potatoes
Wild Rice with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mushrooms
Hand Carved Roasted Ham
Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Chicken Fingers, French Fries, Mac & Cheese, Mozzarella Sticks
Assorted cakes, bars, cookies, chocolate mousse, bread pudding and more!!
11 and under $11.95- 5 and under Free
Beverages Are Not Included
Not Valid with Any Other Offer or Coupons
Water Street Inn 101 Water Street South, Stillwater MN 55082
March 13th, 2011 by chuck
We at the Water Street Inn want to thank all the Volunteers who will be coming down to help with the sandbagging and flood control.
Please stop by while you’re downtown for a complimentary beverage, tap beer if you’re old enough, as our way to say thanks for helping to protect our beautiful downtown.
101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
March 11th, 2011 by chuck
Water Street Inn
Bridal Fair Open House this Saturday, March 12 from 2pm to 5pm.
· Outstanding Venue for Rehearsal Dinner, Bachelor or Bachlorette Party and Wedding Reception
· Meet some of our wonderful Local Wedding Vendors.
· First 25 brides receive a complementary gift bag of goodies.
Call for details