Red Wing, MN 

The Candlelight Inn

818 W 3rd St
Red Wing, MN 55066-2205 US
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Rates: $149 to $249
Total Rooms: 5


Circa 1877. Listed in the Minnesota historic register, this modified Italianate Victorian was built by a prominent Red Wing businessman. The interior woodwork of Candlelight Inn is an impressive sight. Butternut, cherry, oak and walnut combine throughout the house to create the rich parquet floors and stunning grand staircase. A crackling fire in the library welcomes guests and its leather furnishings and wide selection of books make this a great location for relaxation. The wraparound-screened porch offers comfortable wicker furnishings. Each of the guest rooms includes a fireplace, and three rooms also feature a whirlpool tub. Homemade scones, fresh peaches with custard sauce and wild rice quiche are some of the gourmet breakfast dishes. The Mississippi River town of Red Wing features many historic homes and buildings, as well as shops, restaurants and the restored Sheldon Theater. Hiking and biking trails are nearby, as well as Treasure Island Casino.Publicity and Awards: Minnesota Monthly, Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine.Location: City/Urban.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $149 to $249
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.
Rooms: This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces.
The types of beds available include Queen.


Cancellation: 14 days
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast and Snacks/Refreshments.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Continental Breakfast, Full Breakfast, Picnic Lunches, Snacks/Refreshments and Catering Service.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Reading Lamps, Clock Radio and Hot Tub/Spa/Jaccuzi.
Amenities On Site: Library, Parlor Games, Phone and Fireplace.
Business Traveler Amenities: Wireless Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Flexible Cancellation and Off-site Dry Cleaning Services.
Transportation Services: Train Station Pickup.


Events Hosted: Meetings and Weddings.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Bicycling, Golf, Hiking, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Skiing Cross Country, Skiing Downhill, Water Sports, Wineries and casino.

Historic Interest

The Candlelight Inn was occupied by five families before becoming an inn in 1989. The families included a doctor, a pharmacist, a dentist, and a school superintendent. No major structural changes have been made and all of the wood has its original finish, largely due to the 50-year occupancy of the Van Guilder family (1915-1965). In fact, before becoming The Candlelight Inn, it was known as The Van Guilder House. Original Quezal lighting fixtures are found throughout and the captain's wheel motif in the original stained-glass windows is repeated in the balustrade of the main staircase.
Historic Awards: State Register (Granted), State Historical Site (Granted) and City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: State Historical Society and Local Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: River towns