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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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!

For more information contact: studioramble@husomandrose.com.

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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!

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Spring is Coming!

Spring is almost here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about the garden. We are planning on expanding our planting area this year to include our neighbor’s yard (hope they don’t notice!!).

What about you? What are you planning to do this year in your garden?