Our fall season was amazingly busy. Thank all of you that came and stayed with us. We hosted some terrific guests. The town of Wabasha was decorated to the max for their SeptOber fest with many special extras to see and do for the 6 week period. Plan ahead for next year. Everyone in the area books up early. Many people had to stay in Rochester 50 miles away – nothing available from LaCrosse to Red Wing.
The fall colors were magnificent, and that is a major draw for many. I enjoy having people come down from the cities area and marvel at how beautiful it is in SE Mn. Many have always gone north, because that is what you do in Mn. They are amazed.
We took a vacation in August to celebrate our 45th anniversary. We were headed to Colorado, but that fell through so we went to northern Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan then up and around the Canadian side of Lake Superior. It was a good trip. We dealt with a bit of rain, found out where NOT to stay, nearly ran out of gas in Canada, and enjoyed being us on vacation.
The bookings have slowed down in November, so we have room most weekends. We will be closed for Christmas (relatives and kids booked in 24th through 27th). Coming up for the holidays are some special events. Plainview will hold its Old Fashioned Christmas December 4 – 6 (20 miles away). They really do a bang up job. They have horse-drawn sleigh rides, street corner carolers in costume, live nativity scene, reindeer sleigh rides, many shops and goodies to shop–can’t cover it all. Dec 5, Wabasha s having a Holiday gift show at Grandpa’s Barn. Should be a big draw with many artsy crafty vendors featured. Also that weekend there is the 100 miles of Christmas around Lake Pepin. This is a take off of the 100 mile garage sales we have the first weekend of May each year. You can find out more information on the Mississippi Valley Partners web site.
And last but surely not least–the eagles should be back in force any day now. Our weather is supposed to get cold by weeks end, with northwest winds. The eagles will lose their northern fishing and head here to enjoy our abundant late hatch of gizzard shad. Nummy!
January, February and March are the prime eagle viewing months. Book a suite and enjoy the fireplace and Jacuzzi and eagle viewing all at the same time! Maybe even add a glass of fine wine to the mix. With March comes the National Eagle Center’s fantastic SOAR weekend programs. They are working on getting another eagle since Harriet is retired, and if that happens before March it will be a big draw in itself.
Hope to see you. Safe travels and be well.