Making new holiday traditions

It’s the age old decision when it comes to decorating for the holidays. Stick with the old, the dear, the comfortable, or try something new, fresh, over-the-top? For me, the answer lies somewhere in the middle, with a tilt towards the traditional. I love the tried and true, the satisfaction that comes from finding a look that works, and sticking with it. Part of that is probably due to the fact that I live in a beautiful old house steeped in tradition. Somehow its still exciting to pull out the Christmas decoration boxes and find all the old friends inside. But still, I am constantly finding new and interesting ideas in magazines, catalogs and in the homes of friends. So at the Inn, our solution is to pick one room, one fireplace or mantle, one window or wall each year to try something new. Then too, once we have an idea of what we are looking for, it’s the thrill of the hunt. Searching at auctions, thrift stores, on ebay, crafting websites etc. to find just the pieces we’d like to display. I like this compromise, surrounded by the loved and familiar, but with something new to look forward to. I wish you all a joyful and serene holiday season!   Sioux

Red Wing Brewery set to open this month!

Here at the Golden Lantern Inn, we are excited about the newest addition to the Red Wing tradition. It’s been a long wait- sixty years since the last one closed – but this month Red Wing will see the opening of a new craft brewery. The Red Wing Brewing Company is set to open it’s doors sometime this month, they are just waiting for the beer to age to perfection. This microbrewery plans to revive some old time recipes, including Remmler’s Royal Brew and Red Wing Premium, as well as introducing some new craft beers. They will also make a house root beer. These brews will be available only on site, so plan a trip to Red Wing to try out our newest attraction. The Red Wing Brewing Company will also serve sandwiches, soups and other lighter fare. For more information, check out  their web site at http://www.redwing

Create Lasting Memories with a Golden Lantern Inn Gift Certificate

The holidays are coming, give the gift of relaxation. Gift certificates are good for a full year, so family and friends can design a get-away that fits them perfectly. Whether its a romantic night away, a golf weekend  or an Indian summer escape, the elegance, comfort and attention to detail at the Golden Lantern Inn are always appreciated. Now through December 31, you can take 10% off any gift certificate purchase of 150.00 or more.

To all of our friends and guests, we at the Golden Lantern wish you a serene and joyous holiday season.

11th Annual Red Wing Bed and Breakfast Holiday Open-House


Please join us for the 11th annual Red Wing Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour  which will be held on Saturday, December 1th, from 1- 4 PM. The event will showcase five Red Wing area inns and this year will include the St. James Hotel. Proceeds will benefit the Red Wing Downtown Mainstreet Association.

Come experience the warmth and splendor of Christmas at the historic Inns of Red Wing. The Candlelight Inn, Golden Lantern Inn, Moondance Inn, Pratt-Taber Inn, St James hotel and Round Barn Farm are pleased to once again invite the public to enjoy an afternoon filled with the pleasures of Christmas past. Each inn will be uniquely decorated for the holiday season and hospitality will include traditional home baked holiday treats and seasonal beverages. This year we have teamed with local restaurants who will provide savory bites and nibbles at the inns for our guests to sample.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Guests staying at participating inns on Sunday, December 1th will receive complementary tickets. Gift certificates will be available for purchase at the inns for holiday gifting.


Tickets can be purchased at the Red Wing Visitors Center at the Depot (800-498-3444), the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce at Main and East Avenue or any of the following Red Wing locations; Caribou Coffee, Moments on Main, Corner Drug, Red Wing Pottery, The Uffda Shop, Life’s Little Oasis and at all participating inns. For more information call toll-free 888-288-3315.

Red Wing Holiday Stroll is this Friday, November 23rd!

It’s hard to believe, especially with this beautiful mild weather, that the holiday season is almost upon us. Here in Red Wing, the seasonal send off is the fabulous Holiday Stroll. This annual event is packed with festive events for both young and old. There is plenty to see and do and eat starting with the Pancake breakfast, moving on to roasted chestnuts and a chili cook-off and tasting. For the younger set Santa and his (real) reindeer will be there, horse-drawn wagon rides, the lighting ceremony and the Christmas Parade. For the older, but still young at heart, There will be carolers, the festival of trees at the St. James hotel, a medallion hunt with a $300.00 prize, and the drawing for the window of gifts.

This year the Red Wing area Bed and Breakfasts have donated two $300.00 gift certificates good towards a stay at any of the elegant Red Wing bed and breakfasts to add to the already well packed window.

Also, the Golden Lantern Inn is also offering 10% off all gift certificate purchases of $150.00 or more during the month of December.

Come and join us as we welcome the holiday season with old-fashioned Christmas spirit!

Sleigh bells ring…….in Red Wing!

The Golden Lantern Inn is pleased this year to offer a new seasonal package exclusively for our guests. Starting in December, in partnership with nearby Haycreek Stables, we are introducing horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides. Spend a quiet hour exploring the wooded winter landscape near Red Wing, carried along by horses decked with festive sleigh-bells. Afterwards, you’ll be treated to seasonal delights and warm beverages. Later that night, you can relive your magical ride snuggled up in front of your in-room gas fireplace. Rides are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 3:30 pm  and  Sundays at  10:30 AM, from December 14th through December 29th. Sunday December 30 and Monday the 31st rides will be offered at both 10:30 AM and 3 PM. Cost is $15.00 per person. Please call 651-388-3315 with questions or to make your reservation. Space is limited so we do ask that you make your reservation a minimum of one week in advance.

100 Mile Garage Sale Starts in Red Wing! May 4th-6th

Friday May 4th 2012- Sunday May 6th 2012

Residents and stores all around Lake Pepin clean out their attics, garages & basements to create the Midwest’s most spectacular garage sale.

A trail of garage sales begins from Red Wing, MN and heads south on Hwy. 61 through Frontenac, Lake City, Camp LaCupolis, Reads Landing, Wabasha, Kellogg and Winona. Cross over to Alma on the southern end of the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin, north along Hwy. 35 through Nelson, Pepin, Stockholm, and Maiden Rock to Bay City, WI.

Bargain hunters can start anywhere along the route beginning at about 8AM with closing time set for about 5PM all three days. Rain or Shine!

Afterwards, rest your tired feet at the Golden Lantern Inn. Our whirlpool tubs and hearty breakfast will leave you refreshed and ready for a second day of treasure hunting. We are offering bargain prices as well. Thursday night take any room for 119.00 + tax, Friday, and room for 159.00 + tax.  That’s a steal!

11th Annual Red Wing Area 2012 Studio Tour and Art Sale

•Saturday April 28th 10 – 5           •Sunday April 29th 10 – 5

Come to the STUDIO TOUR and ART SALE in REDWING to  see and experience art, music, chocolate and wine making in the beautiful Mississippi River valley in Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Visit sixteen studios and see the work of over two-dozen artists.

The Mississippi River valley area in Minnesota and Wisconsin is home to literally hundreds of artists. From just south of the Twin Cites to beautiful Lake Pepin, some of the finest artists in the Midwest live and work. This year 16 studios, featuring over two dozen artists in and around the Red Wing area, are opening their doors for a two-day weekend tour.

Here is an opportunity to tour the studios, meet the artists and see and purchase art work in a variety of media including pottery, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, glass, computer imaging and Giclee prints. One of the sites will also have live music during the weekend.

The tour runs from 10 to 5 on Saturday April 28th, and 10 to 5 on Sunday April 29th — the last weekend in April.   The Golden Lantern B&B welcomes your stay!

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Announcing the Launch of the New Golden Lantern Inn Site!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new web site, designed by Paramount Pixels. It features beautifully updated photography of the inn (thanks once again to Paramount Pixels) and easy to find information about the bed and breakfast and the surrounding area. Have a look around, check back often, and come see us!