Tis’ the Season for Maple Syrup!

Several trees in the woods with silver buckets attached to catch maple syrupDid you know that it takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup? The next time you are pouring that delicious, sweet syrup over your pancakes you can think of all the effort that went into bringing you that gift from Mother Nature.

We are fortunate to live where we do because the only place in the world where maple syrup is produced is the area from New Hampshire to Minnesota. This is due the fact that   only this area has the combination of maple trees and late winter/early spring weather. The sap thaws during the day and freezes at night. This is actually how maple syrup “runs” as it moves up into the tree during the warm daylight hours and then back down when the temperatures drop at night. The maple syrup season then ends abruptly when the tree buds break open so producers are quick and efficient in harvesting the syrup.

A clear bottle in the shape of a maple leaf filled with maple syrupHere at our bed and breakfast, we serve pure maple syrup – because it’s simply delicious and our guests deserve the best. Our breakfasts are one of our favorite times here at the inn – they often become a true social hour (or two!) with our guests eating, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company. We would love to host you for a relaxing retreat that will allow you to unwind, enjoy some peace and quiet…and of course…enjoy some wonderful Minnesota maple syrup!

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