Candlelight Inn

818 W 3rd St , Red Wing, MN 55066-2205 USA (Show map)


*Quality Assured Inn of the Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Association. Step back in time to an era long forgotten, when craftsmanship and attention to detail abounded. Relax in the library by a romantic fire in the winter or sit on our screened in porch and watch the world go by in the summer. Each room has its own fireplace and 3 of the rooms have whirlpools. Indulge yourself with a gourmet breakfast of homemade scones, fresh peaches with custard sauce, and wild rice quiche. Shop for antiques or the latest fashions in pretty Red Wing. Hiking and biking trails are near by. Visit some of the most pristine vistas along the Mississippi River Valley from Red Wing to Wabasha.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5

Warm and Cozy

5 on May 14, 2016

When we first arrived they had some appetizers and wine waiting for us to enjoy in their living area and we also moved into the "library" which had some wonderful "antique" books. Very cozy and inviting. Loved our room. The breakfast the next morning was the very best. Oh my gosh, really, one of the best breakfasts we have enjoyed at a B & B. Love hearing the history of the home from Lynnette after breakfast. So worth a visit and hope to be back soon.

Fantastic breakfast

5 on December 14, 2014

Very nice and quiet. The breakfast was out of this world -- can you imagine pots de creme to finish? Very lovely. Would love to return.

Great Find

4.8 on November 21, 2013

We needed a room on short notice and the Candlelight Inn was able to accommodate our request. We were extremely satisfied with the property and the friendliness of the staff. The breakfast in the morning was outstanding. The location is within easy walking distance of the historic downtown with many options for shopping and dining. I highly recommend this property.

An amazing time in Red Wing

5 on April 05, 2012

My wife and I just wanted to let you know we had an amazing time in Red Wing spent exploring the area, and coming "home" to The Butternut Suite. Your hospitality and home is stunning and a great way to vacation but I must insist that of any bed and breakfast we have gone to your breakfast stands out as thee best!

Wonderful getaway "somewhere in time"

5 on March 31, 2009

I should have known we'd love the Candlelight Inn from the moment we walked in. Music from the romantic film "Somewhere in Time" was playing, and it's one of my wife's favorite movies! And what a lovely step back in time it was. The house was beautiful, hot cocoa and muffins were delivered to our door in the morning and the breakfast was delicious. Lynette is a food writer for the local paper and, after sampling a few of her dishes, we bought her Candlelight Inn cookbook. Part of the Inn's tradition is to leave a few coins hidden about your guest room for the next traveler to find. We found a few before we learned of the story, then stashed a few more. Lynette and Zig are charming hosts and were a pleasure to be around (we spent two hours over breakfast because the conversation with Lynette and the other guests was as good as the food). When in Red Wing, let them pamper you!

Candlelight's Innkeeper is a delight!

4.6 on July 30, 2008

We were traveling in Minnesota and didn't have a place to stay when we arrived in Red Wing; we found out about the Candlelight and called at 5pm for a room. They had a room for the night and were exceptionally accommodating with our last-minute arrival. The rooms are very nice and generously sized with a fairly comfy bed; the bathrooms are smaller and older but as expected for the age of the house. Lynette was extremely helpful in giving us a lot of Red Wing history and recommendations for dinner. The highlight had to be the breakfast. Absolutely delicious! Especially tasty were the potatoes and cheese baked in little ramekins. Lynette sat and visited with us for a long time while we were eating and it was great conversation. She definitely goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. Thanks for the hospitality!

a great place to stay

4.8 on April 04, 2007

we celebrated our anniversary here. the innkeepers lynette and zig were the best. we more than enjoyed the hearty breakfasts served each morning and even before breakfast a tray with coffee,muffins,orange juice delivered to our door. the inn itself is outstanding in its atmosphere - all woodwork is in the original condition. fireplaces abound and a cozy whirlpool in our room put this weekend over the top. i would surely recommend this b&b to anyone looking for an outstanding place to stay.

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Location Type

Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No On front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Allowed 7 days prior to reservation date.
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Lynette & Zig Gudrais

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Cooking & traveling.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Minnesota Wild Rice Quiche


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