We stayed at the Embracing Pines last weekend. The trip to see the changing leaves was made on a whim and so we had difficulty finding a place to spend the night. Luckily, the Pines had an opening so off to Walker we went.
This Bed and Breakfast is a new Log cabin home with three bedrooms for visitors. The yards were well kept up and we would have like to stay longer to enjoy the camp fire and the wild life surrounding the house. You knew there was an abundance of wildlife near the house when the host has a mound of binoculars for the visitors use and an enormous bird book to identify the birds. There is a long dock going down to the river with a bench on it. Jeanne and I sat on the bench and watch the ducks swim. Our room was well furnished and the bed must have been made in heaven. After a long day, we hit the sheets, we were dead asleep until the grandfather clock woke us in the morning. Breakfast was not your ordinary fare. Fresh fruit, chocolate covered strawberries, a baked egg dish, attentive host and an opportunity to chat with the other tenants made breakfast memorial.
The only down side was finding the Bed and Breakfast., Mississippi Road is not on the GPS and no one in town knew how to find it. A simple telephone call to the owners fixed that. Both Jeanne and I recommend this fine Bed and Breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Join us for a relaxing stay among beautiful Norway Pines of Northern Minnesota. Bike along the Paul Bunyan Trail: 110 miles of forested paved trail or the Heartland Trail: the oldest paved trail in Minnesota. If needed we offer Shuttle Service for up to six bikers. You will see birds from as small as hummingbirds to as large as the bald eagles who nest along the river. You can relax near the crackling fire in the great room or take out a canoe and explore the wildlife. After a restful nights sleep you'll enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast surrounded by the hummingbirds on the open deck. Visit us soon and enjoy all the Walker area has to offer from boating and fishing to shopping at the unique shops. ... more less