Soup & Chili party this weekend!

Do you like soup and chili?!  Then be sure to visit Cold Spring, MN this weekend for the 4th annual Soup & Chili Bowl!  You can taste a variety of soup and chili made by area residents and restaurants!  But get there early as the tasty samples are only available while they last!

The Soup & Chili bowl is held at the Cold Spring Brewing Company Distribution Center and there will be live music and other food available as well.  It is a fun evening for all!

Visit for more info, and don’t forget to bring your food shelf item.  Admission is free but you will need to buy tickets to purchase the food and drinks.

Published in: on January 25, 2010 at 12:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

It’s all about the ice!

Ice Crystals

In this northern climate, it is all about the ice!  Rain in January?!  Usually not a good thing!  Haven’t been out to check the roads yet, but at least we will “warm up” to over 32 degrees!!  More ice news?  My boys have hockey practice/games all day today and the Huskies beat the Gophers!!! 🙂

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Published in: on January 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

Weekend happenings Jan 22-24th

As always, there are many fun activities to keep you busy when visiting our area! 

Fishing Widows:The Reel Story, was a huge hit last weekend at Pioneer Place on Fifth!  It is running again this weekend so be sure to check it out!

The weather is warmer so why not get out and enjoy it?!  Here is a link to info on area cross country ski trails:  The Wildwood Trail is near our inn as well as St. John’s University.  Take a drive or walk around St. John’s beautiful campus as well.

Published in: on January 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Winter special!!!

We would love to have you stay at our inn!  And guests often find one night is not enough!!  Stay two consecutive nights now through April 15th, and get 20 percent off your entire stay!  Promo not valid with gift certificate stays or on Feb 12 and 13, 2010.

Published in: on January 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fishing widow?!

Check out the entertainment this weekend in our area!

“Fishing Widows: The Reel Story” at Pioneer Place on 5th!  A fun musical written by a St Cloud resident.  The performers are professionals.  Check out for show times and info! 

“Fiddler on the Roof” is playing again this weekend at the Paramount Theatre,

It is also Martin Luther King weekend and the College of St Benedict and St John’s University have several events to mark the occasion.  Go to for more details.

Or, simply snuggle up in one of our lovely guest rooms for a night away from reality!

Published in: on January 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hearty guests!!

There were some brave people who ventured to The Pillar Inn this cold weekend! 

One local couple made the trek (a few blocks!) to The Pillar Inn for an evening of rejuvenation and re-connecting with each other.  We are humbled that we have wonderful repeat guests (and even non-repeat guests)  that find our inn a place of inspiration.

And 6 beautiful ladies made their way to our inn for a Mystery Tea on Saturday afternoon!  They were celebrating the 86th birthday of their mother and what an awesome way to celebrate.  A grand home, scrumptious food, and quality time together.  We were honored to have them again, as they too celebrated this occasion with us last year.

We are looking forward to a warm up this week where temperatures finally stay ABOVE zero!!!

Why not book a night and rejuvenate yourself?!  We also have a fun game from “Out of the Box Dates” where you can not only explore and learn about the town of Cold Spring, but have a fun way to learn about each other and reconnect.  Check out the info about this on our website under the packages tab,

Published in: on January 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fiddle around and more this weekend!

Here are some fun local events in our area for the upcoming weekend!  Get out of the house and avoid cabin fever by attending one of these events and staying in our gorgeous rooms at The Pillar Inn!

“Fiddler on the Roof” is playing this weekend, Jan 7-10, and 14-17,  at the Paramount Theatre in St Cloud!  Visit for more details!

Also check out the happenings each weekend at Pioneer Place on 5th in St Cloud.  A great venue with a lot of great music!

And don’t forget about our local universities sports events either!! SJU, CSB and SCSU have great athletic programs!

Published in: on January 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Weekend is just beginning!!

Happy New Year to all! 

The big celebration days are over,  but there is still the weekend to relax before going back to reality!  The Pillar Inn currently has 2 rooms left for Saturday night, January 2nd!  Call or make a reservation now!!

Published in: on January 1, 2010 at 8:22 pm  Leave a Comment