Halloween at the Mansion

Happy Halloween from Nicolin Mansion

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Crofut Winery Grape Stomp

While watching Jordan’s local Heimatfest Parade Saturday morning from Nicolin Mansion’s front porch, I turn to our innsitter, Cindy Nevins, and make an offer: you clean the room that’s checking in this afternoon while I finish my computer work and we’ll go on a Nicolin Mansion Fieldtrip to Crofut Winery for the annual Grape Stomp. Deal! So we…

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Carasim serves up Coffee and Collectibles

Carasim Coffee Shop is far more than just Coffee. While it’s true they do serve coffee, espresso, chai, fine teas, Italian sodas and real fruit smoothies, there is a lot more going on in Frank Nicolin’s former Opera House. Dining at the vintage bar or booths not only includes a great nostalgic atmosphere, there is…

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Local Shopping: The Corner Peddler

The Occasional Sale seems to be more popular than ever. If you are new to the concept, these are stores open occasionally (once or twice a month for instance) for several days in a row. The dealers restock daily while they are open, so selections are always changing and new treasures await every time you…

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Blessing of the Blossoms at Minnesota Harvest

We are so excited to announce another apple season at Minnesota Harvest, under new management! K2 Management is none other than our very own innkeeper Kevin Knox, and former innkeeper (when Nicolin Mansion was known as the Nicolin Inn), Kevin Breeggemann! They are kicking off the season with the Blessing of the Blossoms event on Sunday,…

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Local Attraction: Maureen Carlson’s Center for Creative Arts

The Scott County Art Crawl was yesterday, October 9th, which included the studio of one of our local downtown artists, Maureen Carlson.

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Parade “Small-Town USA Style” Marches in Front of Nicolin Mansion

The locals turned out in great numbers for the Annual Heimatfest Day Parade in downtown Jordan this morning, both as spectators and participants.

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Scott County Fair 2010

The Scott County Fair, deemed the five best days of summer, is held here in Jordan each July. We had a great time tonight taking in the animals, activities, aroma and arts of the fair. As for the animals, my favorite has to be the cattle barn – living in California created a nostalgia for…

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Jordan Art Festival 2010

This past weekend, June 26th and 27th, was the 7th Annual Jordan Art Festival. It was great to see our town all dressed up, bustling with artists and visitors! Each year I look for a few treasures to add to our mansion, and I found some great ones. From 225 Water Street’s Flea Market I found 2…

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Jordan Girl’s Night Out & the birth of the clock

OK, time for my first blog. I’ll be doing some catching up for a while, and likely a bit long winded, since this is just the beginning. So many good intentions. My hope is to bring some of the musings, the inspiration, from the innkeeper’s mind. Maybe artistic, maybe historic, maybe philosophical if my husband gets…

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