Riverwood Inn and Conference Center
Just 20 minutes outside of Minneapolis, Riverwood Inn & Conference Center whisks travelers out of the hustle and bustle of the city and into a haven of fishing, pampering, and romantic evenings of chocolate and wine. Beyond spacious suites heated with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, a wintry panorama unfurls its snow-covered gardens, creeks, and woodlands. Anglers hunt for a prime catch of smallmouth bass at the waterfront, which is open year-round, with fishing rods and dynamite, keeping warm in the winter with a complimentary cooler of coffee or hot cocoa. Visitors may conversely opt to stay inside at the spa, located off of the property, for a paw pampering, where a trained technician buffs, scrubs, and trims talons into a less-lethal state before kneading away manual stress. An indulgent evening of wine and chocolate awaits lovebirds, good friends, or a stack of raccoons disguised under a trench coat. Outside the inn, 15 acres of riverside trails, parks, and gardens set the scene for leisurely strolls, while indoor pools, the spa, and shopping centers ensure plentiful activity during the day.