5K Old Glory Run

Walk/run/roll in the Old Glory Run, May 21, 2011. Proceeds from this 5K event support those who serve to protect our freedom.

This is always a well attended event, so join in the fun!

The Pillar Inn is offering a 20 percent discount for Friday-Sunday night stays to those who participate in the actual run. (proof required). This discount not valid with gift certificate stays or other promotions or discounts.

Visit http://www.curtkarls.com/TheOldGloryRun/home.html for more info!

Published in: on April 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Occasional shop opening April 2011!

A new type of shop is coming to Cold Spring!  The occasional shop called “Before It’s Gone” will be opening Thursday, April 7th, at 9am.  The shop will be located in the historic Maurin Mansion, formerly known as the Parish house, across the street from The Pillar Inn.

The shop will offer unique gifts, antiques,handmade items,one of a kind painted furniture and home decor, collectibles and great garden art!

Shop often, new items are added monthly, so shopping is always a new experience.

The shop will be open the second weekend of each month Thursday-Sunday.  Hours will be 9-5 Thursday and Friday, 9-3 Saturday, and 9-1 Sunday.  Dates and hours are subject to change.

Call 320-223-8838 with any questions.

Visit  and see for yourself!  Bring your friends, but come early…Before It’s Gone!!


Published in: on February 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Updated Holiday info!

Here are more events going on in our area the weekend of Nov 19-20th!  Book a room at our inn and stay the weekend to enjoy all of these very cool events!

Friday evening (3-8p) and Saturday (9a-4p) the St Cloud Historic & Neighborhood Preservation Assn hosts their Victorian Holiday Boutique in an 1880′s Victorian home at 327 4th Ave S, St Cloud.  Local and regional artisan gifts will be available along with tea, crumpets, live music and more!  (tea and music will be in another location in a beautiful historic home two blocks down). $2 admission.

Also on Friday evening, downtown St Cloud with have the very cool Art Crawl from 5-9pm.

And, the Zonta house will be open to tour Friday evening 3-9p, and Saturday 9a-4p at 1008 Celebration Circle, Sartell MN.  This event charges  admission of $10 at the door (goes to a good cause) and you see a gorgeous home decorated for the holidays by various local businesses.


Published in: on November 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Holiday Market!

The Pillar Inn will host a Holiday Market on Thursday, November 18th, from 530p-730p.  Items available for sale will be custom-made jewelry by Cherish Designs, Tastefully Simple items, Scentsy items, craft items, and more!  Complimentary appetizers and wine will be served and guests are welcome to tour any open rooms at the inn which are decorated for Christmas!

Published in: on November 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Halloween & Christmas!

Yes, this is a strange time of year!  We want to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and colors, and of course, Halloween, but we also need to get the Christmas decorations up in time for our annual Christmas Open House which occurs the first Saturday of deer hunting weekend in Central MN!

We invite you to stay in our inn when it is decorated for fall for a two more weekends.  And while you’re here, check out Terror on 23, www.terroron23.com.  This is a fun haunted house put on by local talent!

Then, when you are ready for Christmas, come and stay at our inn November 6th thru January 15th, to enjoy the gorgeous and inspiring Christmas decor!

Note our Christmas open houses will be Saturday November 6th, 9a-330p, and Saturday, December 4th, 1130a-330p.  Please bring a food shelf item for admission.



Published in: on October 13, 2010 at 1:07 am  Leave a Comment  

4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!  We can’t believe it is this holiday weekend already!

While we are full for the weekend with a wedding party, we do still have rooms available on Sunday, July 4th.  Did you know Garrison Keillor will be at Fisher’s Supper Club in Avon, MN that evening?!  www.fishersclub.com.  Bring your chair or blanket to the beach for a patriotic sing-a-long and don’t forget to make dinner reservations!

Hope to see you!

Published in: on July 1, 2010 at 11:28 am  Leave a Comment  

Fishing and baseball!

There are two great outdoor events scheduled for this weekend in the Cold Spring area!

The Heart of Minnesota Fishing Tournament will be held in Richmond on Saturday, June 12th.  I don’t fish myself, but this sounds like a lot of fun!  And if you are the significant other of a fisherperson, and don’t want to fish, book a room at our inn and enjoy a day of hanging out in peace and quiet!  For more info on the tournament visit www.heartofmnfish.com.

If baseball is more your thing, the Cold Spring Springers play on Saturday night!  Cold Spring has a very nice baseball park and the Springers are an awesome team!  They win a lot!!  They play on Saturday at 7pm!  Here is their website for more info and game times, www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/default.asp?u=csspringers&p=home&t=c&s=baseball.   The snacks and beer are inexpensive!!

Published in: on June 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bluegrass Festival!

This weekend, June 4-6th, El Rancho Manana Campground and Riding Stable is hosting the Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff, which is a 3 day outdoor music festival celebrating bluegrass and old-time music.  It is a fun event and 24 bands are expected to perform!  Visit www.minnesotabluegrass.org for more info!

El Rancho Manana is just 7 miles from The Pillar Inn, so if you don’t feel like camping, or don’t feel like driving back home, we still have rooms available!

Published in: on June 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Old Glory Run

Saturday, May 22, 2010, the 3rd annual Old Glory Run will be held in our town of Cold Spring.  This run supports our soldiers and veterans.  Each year sees more and more people participating.  Please visit www.theoldgloryrun.com for more information.

We still have rooms available for Friday, May 21st, but currently are sold out on Saturday, May 22nd.

Have a great weekend!

Published in: on May 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Another happy couple!

Saturday, May 1st, saw the marriage of Debbie and Bill at The Pillar Inn!  While the weather was windy outside, the mood was festive inside as their families gathered to witness the marriage.

The ceremony was short but yet very sweet and meaningful.  And when the officiant said “You are now married..you can kiss!”…the bride squealed with delight!!!  How fun!!

We still have rooms available this weekend!

The Boni Ball, a fundraiser for St Boniface school, (across the street from The Pillar Inn), is being held Saturday night.  It is an elegant affair and tickets will still be available at the door.  There will be jazz music, beer and wine tasting and both silent and live auctions.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Published in: on May 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm  Leave a Comment