Cannon Falls offers a few venues for antiquing. And being less then an hour from the Twin Cities, really makes it a desirable location for doing such. No one wants to drive too long with their brand new treasure strapped to the roof.
Country Side Antique Mall has a lot of smaller dealers all in one location. We have done well with finding nice pieces for the Bed and Breakfast as most dealers specialize in some niche or another once you realize that, it makes finding what you want a lot easier. We have a rough sawn oak theme to most of our major pieces and we found some excellent ones there. But the real gems are in the smaller items. and they have tons of them. You can browse for hours in the aisles just looking for the ideal lamp or ceramic piece. The prices are labeled but like in most good antique stores, it is open to interpretation. This is not a flea market in Mexico so don’t expect to get them down by half but most of the dealers will drop a bit for a reasonable offer.
Schaffer’s Antiques is another nice location. They have big and small with a fair amount of everything. It has the perfect feel in that it looks like it was just all thrown in there haphazard and opened for business. Not the case as the owner is very helpful and knows exactly what he has and where it is. Don’t be shy about asking.
I hope this helps you find that perfect center piece the next time you are going through Cannon Falls. Or the next time you want to stay at a great B&B and take more time to peruse, just let us know. We have a room for you.

Well, it is official, we will now be able to serve beer at the bed & breakfast - basically like we can already do with wine.  We can’t charge for it though -as is the case for the wine, we can only give it away.   It also must be produced in Minnesota. Still, this allows us to deliver a nice little extra in certain circumstances and help promote locally produced products.  I wish there was a good micro-brew in Cannon Falls. Since there is no micro brew or brew pub at all, we’ll be looking north to St. Paul for particular selections from Flat Earth & Summit, farther north to Leech Lake Brewing, and not as far north to Surly Brewing. 

Here’s the release from the governor’s office:

Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed the omnibus liquor bill, Chapter 55, HF 1326/SF 918, making several changes to current law.Senator Chris Gerlach (R–SD 37) and Representative Joe Atkins (DFL–HD 39B) were the chief authors of this bill. It has become known as the “Surly bill” because it creates a new class of license, a brewer taproom license, which will allow Minnesota breweries, including Surly Brewing Company, to sell pints of their beer on-site.

The new law will also allow bed and breakfast establishments to serve Minnesota produced beer. It will allow the issuance of on-sale licenses at racing tracks, and will allow an annual wine festival to serve customers. Additionally, it will allow for temporary licenses to farm wineries for on-sale at a county fair and will allow private nonprofit colleges to have liquor licenses.

The bill also makes other changes relevant to specific municipalities. This bill passed the Senate with unanimous support and the House with broad, bipartisan support.

The spa suite at The Quill & Quilt is not only available to guests, but also to anyone looking for top quality massage and spa treatments by appointment in the Cannon Falls area.

Anna Harvey has been a massage therapist for over 12 years and is available for massage and related spa services. Anna can be reached directly at (507) 213-7650 to schedule an appointment.

The spa suite is a private room inside the bed & breakfast located just across The Mill Street Bridge from Downtown Cannon Falls.  This private room provides a very relaxing setting for massage.

Information about services can be found here:

Ask about the Cannon Falls area resident discount on massage and for accommodations at The Quill and Quilt!

We have found a decent new directory and would like to show it off for folks. It is a work in progress so give them a break but it is growing Blue Lands