100 Mile Christmas Celebration in Wabasha, MN December 2-4th, 2016

100 Miles of Christmas Celebrations  is coming up December 2nd-4th, 2016, and includes Wabashturning-waters-christmas-treea-Kellogg, MN.  Your “Natural Destination” whether it be summer fun on the Mississippi River or skiing down the slopes at Coffee Mill Ski HillWabasha, MN, offers many adventures to your day.  From Hastings, MN to Winona, MN, holiday festivities will bring cheer and joy to your shopping.  The Great River Road has more than just wine tasting during the summer months.  Many small towns and cities participate in the “spirit of giving”.

Here at Turning Waters Bed & Breakfast and Adventure we add holiday cheer through adding our newest addition of Hoppy Girl Brewing, LLC, aka Turning Waters Back Alley Brewing Co. The brewery is looking to be open late Fall 2016.   As a fellow Wabasha Rotarian, I am also part of our “Star of Hope” and we help bring Christmas spirit to families in the Wabasha-Kellogg school district.  Turning Waters B&B is also a Toys for Tots drop off location so whether you are staying in our home or at another great lodging facility in our area, please consider an new unwrapped toy for all ages to keep in the spirit of giving.

Plan to stay & play at Turning Waters B&B and Adventure.  The guides at Broken Paddle Guiding will be heading up their fat bike tours in the winter months for your winter fun.  Snowshoeing, cross country skiing at Villa Belleza in Pepin, WI, or downhill skiing in Wabasha at Coffee Mill Ski, there is always something to do.  If you simply want to stay in where it is warm and watch eagles, then the National Eagle Center is open and on weekends, you can still enjoy the fun atmosphere at Lark Toys in Kellogg, MN.  Give us a call today and we can help plan your activities or simply book a massage and enjoy a game at Turning Waters and enjoy our home.  651-564-1568 or cell 561-307-4978 or email [email protected] Check out what others have to say about us on Trip Advisor.

To Your Health, Brenda K Pearson


What do Fall Colors, Mississippi River, Craftbeer all have in common? SeptOberfest in Wabasha

Summer may be coming to an end on the calendar, but the mighty Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN, is always inviting no matter the time of year you visit.  Did you know that SeptOberfest is nearly a month long event in our area.  Yes, we still have rooms available, but not for long at Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast and Adventure, LLC.  Take advantage of a beautiful drive up or down the river, taking in all the fall foliage colors and make your home for a night or two in my hometown area of Wabasha-Kellogg, MN.  Enjoy the beautiful sunrises!

Wabasha-Bridge-July-29-Shary-Meurer-photographerPhoto Credit: Shary Meurer

Check out all the planned activities including pumpkin carving, craftbeer drinking, music in the park, carriage rides, German dinners and more….Relax, Refresh, Renew and enjoy the beauty of our rivers, lakes, streams and the many Minnesota State Parks for hiking in Southern Minnesota.  At Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast and Brewery in the making, we are sure you will find something to enjoy.  Don’t forget the amazing eagles at the National Eagle Center or the homemade fudge and hand carved carousel and mini golf at Lark Toys, just 6 miles south of our home.  We are within waking distance of the majority of restaurants and offer craftbeer homebrew samples (21+ age) from Hoppy Girl Brewing, LLC aka Turning Waters Back Alley Brewing Co.  Check out the calendar from our local Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce and CVB for our September 29th and 30th for events to kickoff our brewery in the making.  Until then enjoy the photos of our area along the Mississippi River.  Brenda

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TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast and Adventure


Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast and Adventure, LLC, has reached a milestone!  We celebrated our first year as the newest owners of Turning Waters B&B in Wabasha, MN, and with that we earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2016.  This award means that are guests have spoken up and shared what they love about our home and area.  Wabasha is located just 90 miles from Minneapolis Airport and a mere 50 miles from the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

We are thankful and excited to share that we will be adding Hoppy Girl Brewing, LLC d/b/a Turning Waters Back Alley Brewing Co. this Fall 2016 to our premises.  Yes, we will be a bed, breakfast and brewery all in one spot.  As Frank Vacellaro and Chris Shaffer said it best during their “Goin’ To The Frozen Lake Series – February 2016”, breakfast and beer, can’t get any better.

If you are looking for a quick get away vacation then look no further and come to Wabasha, MN.  We are within one block of the Mississippi River, four blocks from the National Eagle Center, 5 blocks from Minnesota’s BEST Thrift Store, The Common Closet and so much more.  Check us out on our website or simply call Brenda at 651-564-1568 to reserve your room and 5 course breakfast and complimentary glass of beer or wine.  Cheers!




Spring into Adventure! Taste of Wabasha April 30th, 2016

Are you a foodie?  Do you like craftbeer?  Would you like to enjoy waterfront views of the Mississippi River while enjoying samples of delicious foods and craftbeer from local Wabasha, MN, restaurants and brewpubs?  Taste of Wabasha 2016 features local fares and beer samples to enjoy and in doing so benefits the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN.


There are limited number of tickets available at $30/piece. Go to www.NationalEagleCenter.org and click on events to purchase your advance tickets.  Come early and stop in and take a tour of Turning Waters Bed & Breakfast and Adventure and sample our craftbeer and hear of the plans to add a brewery brewpub on our premises.

The views of the Mississippi River are stunning especially at sunrise and sunset.  sunset-on-the-water-with-bridge

Want to enjoy all of what we have to offer, then stay a night or two with Brenda  and Ford at Turning Waters B&B.  Turning Waters now has a party bus so call them and find out when the next brewery tour or Great River Road Wine Trail tour is.  Maybe you prefer hiking, biking, birding, or fishing, well you are in luck because the Wabasha-Kellogg area offer all of that and more.

See you soon,

Brenda & Ford Pearson





Free Thanksgiving Dinner…New Tradition at Turning Waters Bed & Breakfast

Happy Thanksgiving from Turning Waters Bed & Breakfast and Adventure in Wabasha, MN.  We are starting new traditions at Turning Waters B&B by offering complimentary Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who is alone on Thanksgiving or away from family or simply prefer not to be with their own family.  JOIN OUR FAMILY!

thanksgiving-dinner-table-clipart-noon-clipart-Turkey_Clip_Art    Ford and Brenda have been in situations where they have not had family around during the holidays and always looked for places that were offering a real Thanksgiving feast and were left empty handed.  Now that they own Turning Waters Bed & Breakfast they want to give back and open their home to those in the Wabasha, Kellogg, Theilman, Dumfries and surrounding smaller towns to join them for a complimentary dinner.  By offering dinner at no charge, it assures that everyone can afford to attend.  Feel free to bring along a snack or refreshment or simply help in preparation or clean-up or simply come and enjoy a feast. Movies and music & fun will sure to make you feel comfortable in our home.

Are you traveling in the South Eastern part of Minnesota during Thanksgiving?  Are you looking for an alternative to the hotel, motel lodging offers?  Why not give Turning Waters Bed & Breakfast a try.  With our signature five course breakfast made from scratch with local and organic ingredients when possible, you will be full and satisfied.  Our complimentary beverage offer of wine or beer (if 21 years old or more),  juices and/or flavored sparkling waters are a bonus too.  We enjoy pampering, spoiling and making your stay here in Wabasha, MN, one that you will always remember. What a great way to Explore Minnesota by way of Wabasha, MN.


Our home is within walking distance of the National Eagle Center and many other shops like MarLa’s refurbished and unique furniture and more, Proud Antiques, The Attic and The Jewel, jewelry store.  Take a short drive to Kellogg, MN, and visit the amazing Lark Toys and ride on the hand-carved working carousal.  For more information simply call Brenda K Pearson, owner/innkeeper at Turning Waters Bed & Breakfast and Adventure at 651-564-1568 or visit our Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber website.

Here’s wishing you all a healthy and safe Thanksgiving Day and Holiday Season!!

Brenda & Ford

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