Visit Mankato

Packages

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Our hotels, restaurants and attractions have teamed up to offer you discounted pricing through these fun and affordable packages. You will find these combinations of experiences to provide just the escape you need for your well being at an incredible value.

  • Winter Snowshoe Adventures
    Snowy River Snowshoe Adventure

    The adventure begins with a snowshoeing demonstration at a charming, rustic cabin nestled along the Blue Earth River. Our guides will lead you along the frozen river path amongst the bluffs and icy caverns during the 1 to 1/2 hour trek. At the end of our journey enjoy hot beverages and comaraderie back at the cabin. Our crew will set up a campfire to roast some marshmallows and weenies to cap off our snowy adventure. Package includes snowshoe rental and round-trip transportation provided by the Bent River shuttle van. Cost per person is $35, minimum group size is six and can be scheduled any day, any time. Don’t have a group of six?

    Wildwood Park Snowshoe Hike

    Come enjoy a two-mile hike at the beautiful Wildwood Park outside of Eagle Lake. We will trek through amazing scenery including a suspension bridge, rolling hills and the frozen LeSueur River. Everyone will utilize their camp skills and pitch in to make a bonfire to warm up the toes. As we gather around the fire enjoy roasting marshmallows and weenies while sipping on hot cocoa and cider. Package includes snowshoe rental and round-trip transportation provided by the Bent River shuttle van. Cost per person is $35. Minimum group size is six and can be scheduled any day, any time.

    Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery Moonlight Sno-venture

    Join us for a wood oven pizza dinner and a glass of Reserve Marquette or Chardonnay Reserve in the barrel room before a moonlit evening on the trails with our friends from Bent River Outfitter. We will pack a souvenir Grab and Go bag for you with a bottle of Creekside Red or Chardonnay, trail mix and a couple of hand warmers for your trek into the night. When you return from the trek, warm up by the fire and enjoy the warmth and ambiance of Chankaska as you sip and relax and peruse the many unique gifts and wine choices! The package rate is $90 per person based upon minimum group of eight. Package includes snowshoe rental and round-trip transportation provided by the Bent River shuttle van, so you can enjoy the outing without designating a driver.

    Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery Frostbite Hike

    Visit Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery and snowshoe the beautiful rolling prairie overlooking St. Peter and the sleeping vineyards of Chankaska. Before you venture off into the Chankaska plains, enjoy a taste of our delectable Frostbite ice wine – it will warm you up from head to toe. On your return to the winery, enjoy barrel tasting of select wines and learn about the winemaking experience. You will also enjoy special cheeses and desserts selected by our chef & winemaker. The package rate is $65 per person based on the minimum group size of eight and can be scheduled any time, any day with a one week advance notice. Package includes snowshoe rental and round-trip transportation provided by the Bent River shuttle van, so you can enjoy the outing without designating a driver.

    Morgan Creek Vineyard Wine & Shoes Tour

    Visit Minnesota’s only underground winery and enjoy a unique off season winery tour.  Morgan Creek Vineyards’ cellar tour includes barrel sampling of new wines of the season and a close up overview of a Minnesota wine maker’s winter wine making challenges. After a snowshoe hike along the Morgan Creek, across the meadow, and through the vineyard, warm up around the fire bowl with  a glass of hot mulled wine and cook your own artisan Neapolitan style pizzette in a 600 degree wood fired European style outdoor oven. Be seated in the production room in the middle of all the fermentation tanks for a winemaker’s tasting, followed by a serving of Swiss raclette and wine by the bottle for the group….showcasing a variety of reds and whites from dry to sweet! Finish off  the delectable evening with a little chocolate treat while you browse the gift shop filled with unique wine gifts and bottles for purchase. This truly is a one of a kind Minnesota winery adventure! Package includes snowshoe rental and round-trip transportation from Mankato. Cost per person is $65 based upon a minimum group size is eight and can be scheduled any day, any time with a one week advance notice.

    Schell’s Brewery Brew & Shoes Tour

    Travel with Bent River Outfitter to the German city of New Ulm for a one hour snowshoe hike through Flandreau State Park and the frozen Cottonwood River. Everyone will utilize his or her camp skills and pitch in to make a bonfire to warm up the toes. As we gather around the fire enjoy roasting marshmallows and weenies while sipping on hot cocoa and Bailey’s. We will then return to the brewery for a tour and an assorted beer sampling in Schell’s Brewery Rathskellar Tap Room. The package rate is $45 per person based upon a group minimum of six and can be scheduled any Saturday or Sunday with one week advance notice. Package includes snowshoe rental, tour admission and round-trip transportation provided by the Bent River shuttle van, so you can enjoy the outing without designating a driver.

    To register for any of the snowshoe tours please visit the events calendar at www.bentriveroutfitter.com or call 507-388-BENT (2368). You can also register through Mankato Community Education and Recreation at www.mankatocer.com.

  • Wine Lovers
    Indian Island Winery Package

    Package Includes:

    • One night room accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    • Deluxe continental breakfast
    • A wine basket to include a bottle of Indian Island Wine, two Indian Island logo wine glasses, 12 Lindor Dark Chocolate Truffles, two free wine tasting coupons, one Indian Island Magnet, brochure and wine opener.

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    Women and Wine

    Country Inn and Suites Package includes:

    • Bottle of wine with keepsake glasses and bottle opener
    • Customized wine basket with wine related items
    • Two wine tastings to Chankaska Winery
    • Bag of Angie’s Kettle Corn
    • $30 Gift Card to Bonfire Restaurant
    • Club Carlson Member’s receive 2,000 bonus Gold Points
    • Late checkout or early check-in option at no charge (based on availability)
    • One night stay with complimentary “Be Our Guest” hot breakfast

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  • Family Fun
    Family Fun Escape Package

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    Family Fun Package | Wow Zone

    Country Inn & Suites Package includes:

    • $25 WOW Zone Gift Card
    • Bag of Angie’s Kettle Corn
    • $10 Off Any Order of $25 or more at Bonfire by Axels the attached restaurant (for food only)
    • One night stay with complimentary “Be Our Guest” hot breakfast

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  • Weekend Getaways
    The Bent River Celebration Package

    The Bent River Celebration Package is an outdoor adventure perfect for an anniversary, birthday or any other special occasion. Our signature paddling experience on the Blue Earth River begins at the Rapidan Dam and ends at Fort LeHillier landing or Sibley Park (3 to 5 hour routes depending on river levels and number of stops). Along this route you will enjoy river bluffs, wildlife, waterfalls, hidden eco gems and sandbars for relaxing.

    Package Includes:

    • Choice of two kayaks, tandem kayak or canoe
    • Paddles and life jackets
    • Round trip transportation to and from our outfitter
    • Picnic waiting for you on a riverside beach featuring choice of two meals from Olive’s Restaurant
    • Black forest truffles
    • Choice of bottle of red/white wine or Mankato Brewery Growler

    Cost $175 per couple  |  add $60 for each additional person

    To ‘Book it’ or for more information contact:

    Bent River Outfitter  |  507-388-2368  |  bentriveroutfitter.com

    Romance Package

    Country Inn & Suites Package includes:

    • Bottle of wine with keepsake glasses and bottle opener
    • Mankato Mud Fudge
    • Bag of Angie’s Kettle Corn
    • $10 Off Any Order of $25 or more at Bonfire by Axels the attached restaurant (for food only)
    • Late checkout (1 p.m. – based on availability)
    • One night stay with complimentary “Be Our Guest” hot breakfast

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    College Town Package

    Country Inn & Suites Package includes:

    • $25 Bonfire by Axels Gift Card
    • Bag of Angie’s Kettle Corn
    • College branded T-Shirt (must specify MSU, Bethany, South Central and/or Gustavus)
    • College branded keepsake
    • One night stay with complimentary “Be Our Guest” hot breakfast

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    Gas Package

    Country Inn & Suites Package includes:

    • $25 Holiday Gas Gift Card
    • Bag of Angie’s Kettle Corn
    • $10 off any order of $25 or more at Bonfire by Axels the attached restaurant (for food only)
    • One night stay with complimentary “Be Our Guest” hot breakfast

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  • Business Travelers
    Business Traveler’s Special

    The Mankato City Center Hotel has a rich history in the downtown community and is the perfect choice when visiting greater Mankato. Our award-winning Mankato hotel and its staff are committed to your total satisfaction. While staying with us, take advantage of these great amenities:

    • Complimentary continental breakfast
    • Full-service restaurant and lounge on-site (101 Main Restaurant and Blazer Lounge) featuring daily food and drink specials
    • Complimentary high speed internet
    • Swimming pool and whirlpool
    • Fitness center
    • Copy and fax services available

    Contact the hotel directly at 507-345-1234 and ask for the Visit Mankato rate. This special rate includes a standard King or Two Queen Room (upgrade to an Executive King or Poolside Queen room for just $10 more!), Buy One Get One Free Drink Ticket to use in the Blazer Lounge, plus all the amenities listed above. Discounted rates available Sunday through Thursday.

  • Kiwanis Holiday Lights
    Museum and Lights Family Getaway Package (over $220 value)

    Package Includes:

    Cost $179

    To ‘Book it’ or for more information contact:

    Hilton Garden Inn  |  507-344-1111

     

    Girls Getaway Package (over $220 value)

    Package Includes:

    Cost $179

    To ‘Book it’ or for more information contact:

    Hilton Garden Inn  |  507-344-1111