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F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saint Paul Birthplace

The 14th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference,  June 25-July 1, 2017, will be held in Fitzgerald’s home town, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

This will be the second time the conference will be held in Saint Paul where Fitzgerald was born in 1896, spent his formative years, wrote and performed This Side of Paradise, fell in love with Zelda Sayre and was the birthplace of their daughter, Scottie.    Fans and scholars from all over the world will come for this week-long celebration.

The Corban Manor Inn B&B, a newly renovated boutique inn,  located in the Cathedral Hill area of Saint Paul is welcoming guests attending this conference that want warm hospitality, a quiet refuge, beautiful accommodations and sumptuous breakfasts.   Just one block from the Corban Manor Inn is the famous Commodore Restaurant that once featured a speakeasy in the basement that hosted Fitzgerald often during the years of prohibition.  The Commodore has been transformed into a Jazz Era restaurant with 1920’s decor.

There are activities all week for members to attend, capped off on July 1st by a Gatsby Era St. Paul Saints Baseball game.    For more information about this event and to register,  please visit http://www.fitzgerald2017.org.   For more information about the Corban Manor Inn, please visit www.corbanmanorinn.com.

SAINT PAUL WINTER CARNIVAL

Experience the “Coolest Celebration on Earth!”  Be a part of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival from Jan 26-Feb 5, 2017 and regale all things winter including specific events like the Red Bull Crashed Ice Championship, Skating in Rice Park, Ice Sculptures, Parades and the popular medallion hunt.  Winter Royalty will be crowned.  Dress warm and don’t miss out on all the fun!  While in Saint Paul, travel a short distance to the nearby magical Stillwater Ice Castles, located on the shores of the St. Croix River.    Overnight at the Corban Manor Inn, a boutique B&B located in the Cathedral Hill area within walking distance to winter activities.   To learn more about the Winter Carnival visit www.visitsaintpaul.com.  To make reservations at Corban Manor Inn visit www.CorbanManorInn.com

ST. PAUL, A MAGICAL HOLIDAY PLACE TO BE!

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After a complete renovation,   Corban Manor Inn B&B and VRBO apartment, located in the heart of the Cathedral Hill/Summit Ave neighborhoods, is a peaceful place to stay while enjoying all of St. Paul’s holiday traditions.   Considered a boutique lodging experience, Corban Manor offers a creative breakfast in your room or suite, off-street parking, keyed entry, and welcoming hosts.   Here are a few holiday ideas to consider while visiting:  Rice Park with its dazzling lights and free skating rink;  The St. Paul Hotel for dinner overlooking Rice Park;  The historic James J. Hill House decked out in Christmas finery;  The Ramsey House which takes you back to Christmas Past;  the Commodore Restaurant located just one block from the inn, and don’t forget to slip into the beautiful St. Paul Cathedral for a moment of quietude (open to the public).   For more info on all that is happening this holiday season in St. Paul go to www.visitstpaul.com.   Looking for a unique gift for a loved one for the holidays?  We recommend a Corban Manor gift certificate that can be used during any season and has no expiration date.

Ryder Cup 2016 Comes to Minnesota

Exterior PhotoThe 2016, 41st Ryder Cup golf championship will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska Minnesota, Sept. 27 through Oct. 2, 2016. As the new owner of Corban Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast. we are offering lodging for those attending the Ryder Cup.

I became curious about the history of the Ryder Cup and found it is a biennial men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States.

Considering the Minnesota’s winter takes chunk out of the eligible months for playing golf, it surprised me that our state ranks 15 out of 50 for the most courses and 14 out of 50 for the most golfers per capita.

Corban Manor Inn is a 38-minute drive to Hazeltine National Golf Club and offers a respite to the crowds near the event. The Inn is nestled among historic mansions in the Summit and Cathedral Hill neighborhoods. Imaging walking one short block from the Inn down a cobble stone street to the trendiest restaurants in St. Paul. We are also located less than a mile to downtown St. Paul and 7th events and live entertainment; and blocks from shopping, restaurants ad entertainment on Grand, Selby and Summit Avenues.

Experience Winter St. Paul Style

specials_img1Skaters from the Red Bull Crashed Ice enjoy the Winter Carnival Credit Visit Saint Paul Minnesota. It’s easy to imagine why our founders would have been enticed to stay after seeing the majestic Mississippi River bluffs and experiencing our beautiful summers. Minnesota is lush green in the summer, skies are blue with puffy shape-changing white clouds.

It may be less easy to imagine Saint Paul’s winter charm until you’ve experienced this wonderland. Corban Manor Inn serves as a great location to explore a multitude of unique activities and events whatever the season. Continue reading