The Rushford Community
This is a view of Rushford, looking westward at the 440-foot high Magelssen Bluff Park. If you take the five minute drive from our inn, you can go to one of the lookouts and get a great look at the city and the valleys surrounding Rushford. From the blufftop city park, you can see the 5th oldest oak in Minnesota, plus other natural wonders.
Rushford is a community of approximately 1,700 people. Said by many to be a full-service destination, it is a beautiful community nestled in the valleys created by the ice melt following the glacial era in Minnesota. Located in the northeast corner of Fillmore County, our town is part of Southeastern Minnesota's Historic Bluff Country, with the asphalt-paved Root River State Bike Trail running through it, and the Root River flowing right next to it. Both offer recreational opportunities, such as biking, walking or canoeing, for residents and visitors to the area. Another popular outdoor activity is hiking the Magelssen Bluff trail, which has varying degrees of difficulty contained in a compact area.
Located at the junctions of newly-paved US Highways 16 and 43, only ten miles south of Interstate 90, Rushford is easy to get to. With Norwegian, German, and Irish traditions, Rushford has a community library, a succesful school sytem with a strong sports record and acedemic achievement. It's a nice place to visit, and an even better place to live.
Shopping in Rushford
Rushford provides many opportunities to purchase the items you need, or want. Antiques, thrift store items, goods from the hardware store, groceries, plus other items to fulfill your needs. Some of what Rushford has to offer includes:
- Hardware Hank, our locally-owned hardware store
- Grace Place, a woman and family-based organization with a downtown thrift shop
- Rushford Foods, our locally-owned grocery store
- Cabin Fever Furnishings, producers of curved canoe trophy shelving units, entertainment centers and other fine products
- Norsland Lefse has a nice gift shop offering Norse-related items and other gifts. plus an ongoing flea market
- Sterling Drug for prescription needs plus small gifts, cards photo items, etc.
Other Businesses in Rushford
We have a plethora of businesses in town that can satisfy your needs for photography, auto parts, insurance, health/fitness, pharmaceutical, landscape design, commercial signage, auto sales and service, banking, recreational sales and service, plumbing and heating, electrical, medical, and dental plus a local weekly newspaper. Restaurants in town are listed on our Food page.
For information on the other businesses, this link will take you to the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce web page that contains the names of the businesses and links to available websites.