Blair Arcade and Common Good Books close to Cathedral Hill Bed and Breakfast

Architectural detail in Ramsey Hill

Architectural detail in Ramsey Hill

 

While taking a walk in Ramsey Hill, be sure to stop by Common Good Books.  First of all, it is located in Blair Arcade which is a venerable building in its own right.  Second, you can rest at Nina’s Cafe which is right above the book store.  Cafeopolis describes Nina’s and Blair Arcade if you want further opinions.

So, come stay at Cathedral Hill Bed and Breakfast and then take your Architectural Scavenger hunt and have a lot of fun!

Published in: on June 23, 2009 at 7:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Taste of Minnesota within minutes of Cathedral Hill Bed and Breakfast

Architectural Scavenger hunt clue 6

Architectural Scavenger hunt clue 6

The fireworks at the Taste of Minnesota are rated some of the best in the nation.  The fireworks show plays every night at 10 pm. This  year there are multiple music acts and fun family activities.

The Taste of Minnesota is located on Harriet Island which is not far from Cathedral Hill Bed and Breakfast.  We still have some rooms available, so  hurry and reserve one!  The dates of The Taste of Minnesota are July 2-5.

Published in: on June 19, 2009 at 6:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

Summit Avenue walking tour

Architectural detail Ramsey Hill

Architectural detail Ramsey Hill

There is a very nice walking tour of Summit Avenue which takes place on Saturdays and Sundays in the summmer.  It originates only blocks away from Cathedral Hill Bed and Breakfast.  Plan ahead and experience the neighborhood.  You might even see some of the scavenger hunt clues!

Published in: on June 18, 2009 at 1:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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New Yorker fiction story by Franzen about Ramsey Hill

Scavenger Hunt Clue 3

The June 8-15th issue of the New Yorker has a story whose setting is Ramsey Hill in the 1970s-80s.  The author is Jonathan Franzen.  There are a few references to place names in the neighborhood.  If you lived here in the 1970s and 1980s, you will have to judge for yourself if the activities and characters seem true to the area.

We are on the third clue for our Scavenger Hunt.  When 20 clues have posted, guests can go out and find the address of the architectural detail, and, if they can find 15 of them, they get 10% off their stay at Cathedral Hill Bed and Breakfast.

Published in: on June 15, 2009 at 8:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Scavenger Hunt Day 2 and Summit Hill Pub Crawl

Clue 2 and Summit Hill Special Pub Crawl
Clue 2 and Summit Hill Special Pub Crawl

On June 16, July 22 and August 19 there will be a pub crawl of Summit Hill.  You will learn the stories behind the  famous Victorian facade, and stop at some of the area’s fine drinking establishments.  This tour will be given through the Minnesota Historical Society.  The tours will leave from the History Center promptly at 7 pm and they will feature trolley rides.  Reservations required.

Published in: on June 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm  Leave a Comment