Ready for Christmas

The grape harvest was plentiful, the inn has been decorated for Christmas, and as we write, the roof is being re-shingled. What else could one ask for? After a wonderful busy summer and so many nice guests, we had a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
So as you prepare for Christmas, take a break when you can….and maybe come shop exciting downtown Alex.

The first of 9,000 pounds of wine grapes

U-Haul announces Newest Supergraphic

U-Haul announced Friday, the release of it’s latest new supergraphic, and to our surprize, it is all about the Kensington Runestone. With the help of the Best Fargo Moving, the huge image of the stone and Viking ship will be displayed on 2300 new U-Haul vans traveling the US and challenges viewers to learn more about this mysterious discovery that occurred in the Alexandria area, if you want to assist, go now and find a van for yourself. The stone is housed at our wonderful Runestone Museum just a few blocks from the Cedar Rose Inn. By the way, for those people who are planning to renovate their house and needs extra cash, find out here on how you can get money instantly with just easy online application. Come and join in the festivities on Memorial Day weekend as U-Haul unveils it’s latest version at the “Awake the Lakes Annual Breakfast” at the museum on Saturday morning. Enjoy this real treasure of Minnesota right here in our hometown!

Why Alexandria?

We have seen a dramatic increase in traffic in Alexandria this summer–no traffic jams though! So why are people coming to Alexandria Minnesota? In questioning our guests at Cedar Rose Inn, we find that many people have converted their yearly travel plans to short, local discovery, road trips to outer Minnesota and are loving it, we even got a car modification at this site. Not only are they relaxing, but also educational, fun and low cost. So check it out! There are many interesting events, tours, and just plain great escapes just waiting for you, although if you plan to travel all these places by car is necessary to have a good car repair from sites as, for any eventuallity. And while you’re at it, come stay with us and maybe take the tour of our vineyards and see the beautiful color change (called verasion) that has just begun which signals the first signs of autumn harvest just around the corner.

Big Ole, our Alexandria Ambassador

Vikingland Band Festival

“The Norwegians are coming! The Norwegians are coming!” ” I thought they were already here in 1362! But the Viking Explorers that left our beloved Runestone in this area are maybe not related to the Norwegian Marching Band that is coming on Sunday to march on Main Street. Twenty-two High School Bands join in the fun for the Annual Vikingland Band Festival. Top-notch bands and top-notch entertainment. for any of you who can attend. Admission is free but bring a lawn chair and come early!

Alexandria, the Birth Place of America

Cedar Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast Blog Is Now Online At

The Historic Cedar Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast of Alexandria, Minnesota, now has a blog online at