Embracing Pines Bed and Breakfast

32287 Mississippi Rd , Walker, MN 56484 USA (Show map)


Join us for a relaxing stay amoung the beautiful Norway Pines of Northern Minnesota. Bike along the Paul Bunyan Trail: 110 miles of paved forested trail or the Heartland Trail: the oldest paved trail in Minnesota. We offer Shuttle Service for up to six bikers. You will see birds from as small as hummingbirds to as large as the bald eagles that nest along the river. You can relax near the crackling fire in the great room or take out a canoe and explore the wildlife. After a restful night sleep, you'll enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast surrounded by the hummingbirds on the deck. Visit us soon and enjoy all the Walker area has to offer from boating, fishing and golf to shopping at the unique gifts shops.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A perfect getaway.

4.2 on July 12, 2017

We had a great stay while visiting Walker for a family reunion. Charlyne & Denis were wonderful hosts. I highly recommend Embracing Pines B&B.

Fantastic place and terrific hosts!!

5 on July 06, 2017

This is a great place with a super location and delightful hosts. A gem.

Peaceful, welcoming B and B

4.6 on October 13, 2016

Dennis and Charlyne were wonderful , helpful hosts. Dennis provided shuttle service to the Paul Bunyan Bicycle Trail Charlyne's breakfasts were original, wholesome and delicious. Bed may need upgrading .

Quiet and serene

4.8 on October 12, 2016

Embracing Pines B&B was perfect for our short stay. Comfy, cozy, wonderful company and yummy breakfast. Next time we'll be sure to bring friends!

Cozy warm Bed & Breakfast

5 on September 29, 2016

Beautiful home, it was truly a wonderful relaxing experience. We enjoyed every moment. The hosts were wonderful and the breakfasts were scrumptious. Amy and David

Amazing Hosts - Wonderful Stay

5 on September 06, 2016

Charlyne and Dennis were absolutely amazing hosts, warm and inviting, just delightful. They were very accommodating of our unusual schedule for the weekend and made sure we were comfortable with plenty of great food in our stomachs. Their home is warm and comfortable, and the hummingbirds were fun to watch.

Great stay!

4.6 on September 04, 2016

Dennis and Charlyne were wonderful hosts and their home/ grounds are lovely. We were made comfortable from the moment we walked in. Fresh banana bread was waiting for us on arrival. Lively conversation with the hosts and other guests made the evening pass quickly. Our room was small but had everything we needed. Our bathroom was just a half bath, but a full bath was right next door. Plush bathrobes were provided for the trip to the shower. The breakfasts were delicious, especially Charlyne's Carmel Rhubarb French Toast! Just a note for your planning: all guest rooms are on the second floor of the home and there are no TVs in them. We had a great visit and would return!

47th anniversary

3.6 on August 27, 2016

Very attractive with UP NORTH ITEMS. The room was nice, but the bed very noisy and uncomfortable. The breakfast was excellent. The bike trail was just across the street. Might not try it again.

Embracing the Paul Bunyan Trail Area

4.8 on August 16, 2016

The Embracing Pines offers a great location as part of your lake, riding, or hiking adventures, the Embracing Pines B&B is the ticket. We were looking for a location near the trail, midway along the PBT and Heartland trail. This location was ideal. It also allowed for day trips to the Mississippi headwaters and Itasca park area. Dennis and Charlyne were great hosts and a wealth of information for local points of interest and history. Waking to the smell of fresh ground coffee and Charlyne's knack for baking was a real treat. The morning meals were enjoyed on the pine-covered decks along with hummingbirds. We were truly pampered by the Embracing Pines B&B. Greeted with warm cookies or banana bread in the afternoons and an offering of fresh fruit with tea and coffee at our whim.

Relaxing weekend in northern Mn

4.2 on August 03, 2016

Great food, lovely setting, congenial hosts. Really nice bikes available and bike trail close too!

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Rooms & Rates


Our mission styled setting with a queen sized bed and a full bath. This room offers direct access to the four season porch, with a panoramic view of the Kabekona River and the sauna.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen



  • Bathroom Private Bath

Hummingbird Hideway

A romantic setting with antique queen sized bedroom set, lace curtains. It shares the original(1883) cast iron claw foot tub with shower in the room next door. Your view (in season) will be of the beautiful perennial gardens. The hummingbirds arrive in May! This room does have a half bath in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Morning Glory

Greet the morning through the large bay window in this log furnished room. You will have a view of the sunrise and the perennial gardens. This room shares the full bath next door for a bath in an original cast clawfoot tub, or shower if you prefer. This room does have a half bath in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

On the Paul Bunyan Bike Trail, Countryside


Grand Rapids, MN (GPZ-Itasca County) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Walker go North on Hwy 371 aproximately 2 miles. Turn left on County Road 38 [just past Hoss's Liquor]. Go 4 1/2 miles to Mississippi Rd [you will cross 2 small bridges]. When you see a 'Stop Ahead' sign and 2 mailboxes, turn right. We are the first home on the right (you will see our sign).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Hiking, Fishing, Bicycle, Birding, Cross Country Skiing, Canoe, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone , Bikes, Canoes, Sauna, Shuttle Service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends during summer
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50 non-refundable at the time of your reservation.
  • Cancellations: 50% cancellation fee if cancelled within 7 days from arrival. 100% cancellation fee within 24 hours if we cannot rebook.
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Dennis & Charlyne LaVoie

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Charlyne loves to garden and bake.

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  • Time Served: 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: On the deck, weather permitting, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Caramel Rubarb French Toast
This special breakfast is a combination of rubarb pie, french toast, and caramel rolls. We try to have a different breakfast everyday, so if you want to make sure this is going to be served, please be sure to mention it when you make your reservation.

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