Red Wing, MN: Fall Foliage Senior Special thru November

Fall colors are ablaze in Southern Minnesota and Red Wing is just the right charming river town with beautiful bluffs to entice color watchers to come stay.    Just a short one hour drive from the Twin Cities, the Golden Lantern Inn, located in the heart of Red Wing, is offering seniors, 55+, to come to the historic landmark B&B for a two-night 15% off reduced package price now through the end of November, 2016.   The stately B&B was built by the founder of Red Wing Shoes and no expense was spared during the construction.   A few fun things to do while enjoying the area are taking a leisurely drive around beautiful Lake Pepin, a stop in nearby Wabasha to tour the National Eagle Center, wine sampling at nearby wineries and apple picking at nearby orchards.   Don’t miss out on a stroll through the park along Red Wing’s rivers edge, dinner at one of the many eateries and shopping in the Main Street boutiques.  For more information:

Red Wing B&B Offers Special September Rate

This September, take a mini-vacation to Red Wing, Minnesota, a delightful river town located a little over an hour from the Twin Cities.   Ready to welcome your stay,  and offering a special September room rate, is the stately Golden Lantern B&B.   Stay one night Saturday through Thursday at the regular rate and get your second night for only $100.  This discount applies to the lesser value of the two nights.  Breakfast daily is included.  Spend your time exploring charming Red Wing and towards the end of the month, fall  foliage seekers will be rewarded with mother nature’s colorful paint brush.   The Golden Lantern was built (circa 1932) by the President of the renown Red Wing Shoe Company, who spared no expense to make certain the home was, and still is, a Red Wing landmark.  Learn more:

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Red Wing Renewal – End of Construction Special


As construction winds down, we are excited to share the renewed downtown Red Wing with our guests. The last two years have seen amazing changes in our historic rivertown. A newly revamped mainstreet and historic district, with exciting new shops to explore, a selection of new restaurants to tempt the palate, and revitalized parks for outdoor enthusiasts. Two vineyards, a microbrewery, concerts in the park and the reopened Mississippi National Golf Course offer relaxing diversions. And, of course, the charm of a century and a half of Red Wing history make for a perfect escape only an hour south of the Twin Cities.


One thing you won’t find changed is the warm reception, comfortable rooms and suites, and attention to detail offered at the Golden Lantern Inn. Our extensive gardens and outdoor fireplace welcome guests at any hour. Breakfast, made with fresh produce from our gardens, farm fresh eggs, and local ingredients is still delivered to your room or served on our sunporch. As always, rooms are supplied with luxurious towels and linens, bath oils and soaps. Home baked cookies at check-in, as well as complementary wine and appetizers on weekends are an inn staple.


To celebrate, we are offering and end-of-construction special. From now until July 31st, book a two-night stay Sunday-Friday and receive a 10% off of our published rates. We invite you to re-experience Red Wing and the Golden Lantern Inn.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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